Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. You won't want to stop playing this one for quite awhile, with the interesting story, realistic missions, super graphics, and the whole bag of chips.
  2. A variety of paths for each mission promises near infinite replayability.
  3. This game has it all: a solid story, good graphics, sound, level designs, and the ability to choose different paths to complete your mission.
  4. 90
    It may not be politically correct, it may even be offensive to some, but when you come right down to it, Hitman 2 is an excellent game.
  5. Defies easy categorization by being equal parts a stealth-based sneaker, a puzzler, and a straight-up shooter. After playing video games for so many years, I appreciate games that shake things up a bit.
  6. Ultra violence at its most satisfying with a rich story that will have you cheering for Agent 47 every blood soaked step of the way.
  7. This strategizing is made easier by excellent level design tht allows players multiple, open-ended ways to accomplish objectives. [Dec 2002, p.122]
  8. Just looking at the cover of the game, you can tell that it is good.
  9. Makes great strides in improving every inch of the original. This is a longer, deeper and more rewarding experience.
  10. Exceptionally well done in most every way and represents a major improvement over the original.
  11. It oozes style and has enough heart n' soul to clearly illustrate how much the developers really loved their baby.
  12. Basically one huge lesson in trial and error. [Dec 2002, p.140]
  13. The action and espionage genre come together in this game, and come together in a most impressive form.
  14. 84
    A well conceived and executed third person game with superior video and audio elements worthy of the system.
  15. With only a couple of exceptions, every assignment can be tackled in a dozen different ways. [Winter 2002, p.100]
  16. A truly addictive piece of videogaming...A guaranteed hit!
  17. 80
    The stealth portions offer up the really tense moments of this game.
  18. A fantastic stealth shooter that, for the most part, utilizes its strengths to great detail, providing a unique experience in terms of level design and the morality of killing in videogames.
  19. 80
    The gameplay is where the fun shines in as it mixes twitchy gunplay with a puzzle-like bent to stalking your prey.
  20. It is the freedom players have to go about their missions however they desire, the single most important element preventing many good games from shooting up to the level of great ones.
  21. Gory, sometimes more so than some would like, yet unique and ultimately satisfying.
  22. The save game system and the control scheme add to the difficulty more than they should.
  23. A deep, refreshingly stylistic adventure that lets you play at the pitch you desire. [Dec 2002, p.83]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 5, 2013
    9
    Silent Assassin is by far one of the greatest games I've ever played. Although the graphics may not be there, the story, gameplay and premiseSilent Assassin is by far one of the greatest games I've ever played. Although the graphics may not be there, the story, gameplay and premise completely shoots everything else out of the picture. The score is amazing, really developing the atmosphere of your location, and the exciting concept of hiding in plain sight just draws you in to keep on playing. I also think the score system is ingenious, whilst not being quite as good as Blood Money's, the whole 'Silent Assassin' goal keeps you focused, and not taking a poor run for the final result. This game really makes you think, which is something I want to get from a video game; I want to work hard to get to my goal, and if replaying the same mission a thousand times is what it takes to get it, I'll do so. Hitman: Silent Assassin is a fantastic game which is worth every penny. Full Review »
  2. Santa
    May 21, 2005
    9
    This is one of the best games ive ever played. the graphics are awsome and the story is pretty good. the only thing that I dont like about itThis is one of the best games ive ever played. the graphics are awsome and the story is pretty good. the only thing that I dont like about it is that some of the missions were almost impossible. Full Review »
  3. JamesC.
    Mar 11, 2005
    8
    Fun and chalenging. Graphics are pretty good. Would like to see smarter enemies. Can be a little repetitive. Otherwise a good game. Fun and chalenging. Graphics are pretty good. Would like to see smarter enemies. Can be a little repetitive. Otherwise a good game. Don't miss this!!! Full Review »