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  • Summary: Travel the globe and track your targets across exotic sandbox locations in Hitman 2. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most deadly assassin, Agent 47. Prepare to experience the ultimate spy thriller story -- your mission is toTravel the globe and track your targets across exotic sandbox locations in Hitman 2. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most deadly assassin, Agent 47. Prepare to experience the ultimate spy thriller story -- your mission is to eliminate the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia, but upon learning your target's true identity and the truth about 47's past, nothing will ever be the same. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Hitman 2 successfully builds upon the foundation IO Interactive laid in 2016. The sandbox structure of each map will surely facilitate several playthroughs before it gets stale. Meanwhile, new additions like Ghost Mode add multiplayer to the Hitman package. It's not perfect, but it's damn close.
  2. Nov 26, 2018
    90
    To be honest, Hitman is an eternal, few game franchises have ever used the same set of mechanics as successfully, and the focus on improving them has led them to this revamp, which makes assassination newer and fresher than ever. If you like Hitman, you will love this.
  3. Dec 3, 2018
    90
    All told, Hitman 2 is a heck of a treat for Hitman fans, offering the most refined mechanics, craziest antics, and most complex levels yet seen in the franchise. Each of the five core levels can be played for potentially a dozen or more hours, offering fantastic replayability for those who like to mess around with the Hitman formula. There’s an argument to be had that Hitman 2 plays it a little self, but when it’s so damned good, and unique, at what it does, you’ll hear little argument from me.
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    84
    Essentially more of its predecessor but with a more consistent quality of levels. Which is fine: its predecessor was great.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Dec 6, 2018
    80
    There are moments to savour throughout Hitman 2, and they all have a corpse lying somewhere. [Jan 2019, p.112]
  6. Nov 21, 2018
    80
    Hitman 2 has learned from its previous installment in the Hitman-series by releasing with more than one level available. More and larger levels provide traditional and fun gameplay, but new elements such as Ghost Mode are underwhelming.
  7. Nov 8, 2018
    77
    Hitman 2 doesn’t add much of note to the structure of its predecessor and thus feels more like Hitman 1.5 than a full-blown sequel. But that’s not a bad thing. By offering more of the deepest, fullest stealth sandboxes in gaming in one single package rather than six episodic ones, it earns its keep. The inclusion of Hitman (2016) is a bonus for those that didn’t catch the reboot initially. Here’s hoping they put more effort into the plot next time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Dec 1, 2018
    10
    stunning game. improves on the original, but keeps what works.

    every level can be played hundreds of times without getting old. player
    stunning game. improves on the original, but keeps what works.

    every level can be played hundreds of times without getting old. player based contracts increase the replayability even further. + if you have the old hitman game you can play that with the improvements of the second one which is just a pure bonus.

    if a new BF or CoD is worth 60 bucks. this certainly is too.
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  2. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    definitely the most optimized and objectively best Hitman as of right now. All 7 maps, even the prologue level, are versatile and there aredefinitely the most optimized and objectively best Hitman as of right now. All 7 maps, even the prologue level, are versatile and there are millions of ways to kill your target. Ignore all of those negative reviews, it's just people review-bombing it for no reason at all. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    Excellent game, improves on the last installment in many ways. Massive amount of things to do if you want to complete all the challenges.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    9
    Hitman 2016 was exactly what I wanted from a Hitman title. Hitman 2"018" is everything Hitnam 2016 was and more. All the levels from the lastHitman 2016 was exactly what I wanted from a Hitman title. Hitman 2"018" is everything Hitnam 2016 was and more. All the levels from the last game are available and the story has improved quite a bit.

    The new levels are full of opportunities and most the them are large enough to to fit multiple player made contracts. The graphics are beautiful and performance is great. This is the best puzzle action game I've played.
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  5. Nov 18, 2018
    8
    Did you ever play point and click adventure games; get frustrated with a puzzle and wish you could just select "use gun on man"?

    If so,
    Did you ever play point and click adventure games; get frustrated with a puzzle and wish you could just select "use gun on man"?

    If so, then have I got the game for you. IO have created a collection of wonderful collection of little sandboxes and packed them full of fun and creative ways to work from one end to the other. Whilst they will occasionally hand-hold just a little too much - perhaps a sign of the times we now live in - and I would have preferred it to allow for slightly more free-form game play in the way Blood Money (still the franchise at its best) did it. There is more than enough options and just enough freedom to keep you coming back for hours on end.

    It's telling of the quality of a game when I can say my single biggest gripe is the lackluster cutscenes - a noticeable step backwards from the sublime performance capture featured in Hitman 2016.

    TLDR; It's some more of the same gameplay - and enough of it to justify the cost of admission - you likely know if its for you or not already.
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  6. Nov 24, 2018
    7
    Didn’t play the first Hitman game so I went into this game pretty blind but I liked it overall. Story was absolutely garbage but I didn’tDidn’t play the first Hitman game so I went into this game pretty blind but I liked it overall. Story was absolutely garbage but I didn’t expect much. Combat is fun and there is many ways to kill your targets.
    Graphics are also really nice as well. The map Miami is absolutely gorgeous in particular.
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  7. Dec 4, 2018
    2
    - lack of normal cutscenes as in the previous game, instead of cutscenes some voiced images (greedy IO);
    - disgusting online mode;
    - lack of
    - lack of normal cutscenes as in the previous game, instead of cutscenes some voiced images (greedy IO);
    - disgusting online mode;
    - lack of optimization of the PC version, despite the small levels, where the Witcher 3 and GTA 5 giving stable fps on ultra settings, Hitman 2 has lags even on low, while the graphics in Hitman 2 is worse than in Hitman Absolution. The funny thing is that in open locations, Hitman 2 gives more FPS, than in the premises.
    - Denuvo, adds more lags, almost 300 mb. exe file - madness.
    - why it was impossible to make a normal single without images of the choice of missions?
    - the game is too short

    If you want to play FullHD at high settings with a stable 60fps, Your minimum PC configuration should be:
    16 GB. RAM
    8 GB. VRAM
    8 cores CPU

    If your PC is weaker than this configuration, you even not try to play this non-optimized piece of ...game, because it will lags even at low settings.
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