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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  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 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 isSilent 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. Expand
  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 it is that some of the missions were almost impossible.
  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. Don't miss this!!!
  4. FredC.
    Apr 12, 2004
    10
    By far a 10, top of my list of games ever. Still blows other games out of the water...and I imagine number 3 will be just as badass.
  5. JamesH.
    Dec 31, 2003
    7
    Enjoyable but not a classic. This is a compelling game but falls down in several areas that prevent it from getting a higher score in my opinion. Firstly the story is lamentable and appears almost an afterthought in the game's development. Secondly there are nowhere near enough innocent bystanders (in some cases there are none). There is a selection of weapons that can be amassed but Enjoyable but not a classic. This is a compelling game but falls down in several areas that prevent it from getting a higher score in my opinion. Firstly the story is lamentable and appears almost an afterthought in the game's development. Secondly there are nowhere near enough innocent bystanders (in some cases there are none). There is a selection of weapons that can be amassed but they are not necessary for the missions and seem to be (in the main part) useless if a player is trying to achieve the highest ranking (silent assassin). Thirdly AI of some of the characters is decent in the most part but occasionally a little dodgy and frustrating. Fourthly the level design of some of the levels, most notably the Japan missions, is overly large and frustrating. On the plus side, there are some very satisfying moments in the game. Getting strangulation kills with the fibre wire and long range sniper kills are both pretty satisfying. Overall this game is frustrating but just about worth having... perhaps not for the full price though... Expand
  6. MichaelC.
    Oct 7, 2003
    8
    Very entertaining game, but a little on the difficult side. The graphics are great, and there is a lot to do in every mission. Plus, its pretty open-ended, so there's often more than one way to complete a mission. Stealth/action fans will love it, those looking for a fast-paced shoot-'em-up won't.
  7. LazyLewis
    Jul 7, 2003
    8
    A really, really fun game! Collecting guns that you can keep is great and the fact you have a home in Spain rocks! The graphics are alright but what they lack the game play and story make up! A truly successful 3rd person/1st person shooter!
  8. [Anonymous]
    Nov 5, 2002
    10
    This game is awesome it's fun to play even if you want to sneak around, or just shoot people.
  9. MickM.
    Oct 30, 2002
    9
    Excellent, moody and atmospheric. Requires, brains as well as nerve, and rewards gamers who are prepared to get involved with the gameplay. Those looking for a fast paced action game look elsewhere (Max Payne) - but this one is an essential title for serious Xboxers. 2 Ballmers Up!!
  10. JanJ.
    Oct 26, 2002
    6
    Hey, C'mon you guys. You're just happy that there's a stealth type game out for XBOX, hence your rating it a 10. Look at the PS2 reviews, this game lies within 6-8, if it weren't for the controls (PC style and Max Payne style without the slowmo) that brings it down to 6. Great concept, acceptable graphics (more Innocent people are lacking on the streets) and the sound Hey, C'mon you guys. You're just happy that there's a stealth type game out for XBOX, hence your rating it a 10. Look at the PS2 reviews, this game lies within 6-8, if it weren't for the controls (PC style and Max Payne style without the slowmo) that brings it down to 6. Great concept, acceptable graphics (more Innocent people are lacking on the streets) and the sound could also create a better atmosphere. Don't get inflationary when you review games, you might mislead other games, and Honestly 10???? Get real, this is not a masterpiece and 10 = Masterpiece. Expand
  11. Corte
    Oct 15, 2002
    10
    Very good game.
  12. Deathstalker79
    Oct 3, 2002
    10
    It's metalgear with a bald head and better weapons. Game play is top notch, and the action just keeps on moving. "don't run you'll only die tired."
  13. Kakko
    Oct 3, 2002
    10
    It is a wonderful game it really gives you the feel that you are the hitman.
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. With only a couple of exceptions, every assignment can be tackled in a dozen different ways. [Winter 2002, p.100]
  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.