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  • Summary: Enter the realm of a retired assassin, forced back into action by treason. You may be a hired killer but you still have a sense of loyalty and justice. Visit the dark recesses of a world corrupted by crime, greed, degradation and dishonor. And a past that catches up with you. Trust no one -Enter the realm of a retired assassin, forced back into action by treason. You may be a hired killer but you still have a sense of loyalty and justice. Visit the dark recesses of a world corrupted by crime, greed, degradation and dishonor. And a past that catches up with you. Trust no one - if the price is right, the finger of your most trusted ally will be on the trigger. Your targets may hide in the most remote areas of the planet, but their destruction is never prevented - only postponed. Learn your trade - master your tools - overcome your obstacles - outsmart your enemies - eliminate your targets. Remember: rash decisions bleed consequences. Know when to strike instantly, know when to take your time. Chance favors the prepared. Failure is not an option. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A game that’s as near to perfection as any other game in the genre.
  2. Involving, intriguing, solid, and just flat out fun. Who could ask for more?
  3. 90
    Any game that excels while using a morally incorrigible theme, rather than solely relying on that theme to sell, deserves our praise and is definitely worth checking out.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    90
    I was utterly addicted the moment I started playing Hitman 2. [Dec 2002, p.204]
  5. Exceptionally well done in most every way and represents a major improvement over the original.
  6. 84
    While the awkward controls and trial-and-error gameplay design might deter some gamers, Hitman 2 is deep with the kind of gameplay that stealth and shooter gameplayers have been craving for on PS2.
  7. Play Magazine
    70
    A deep, refreshingly stylistic adventure that lets you play at the pitch you desire. [Dec 2002, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. MP
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    Totally Cool... MUST try.
  2. Jan 5, 2022
    10
    An incredible game. The pinnacle of stealth and has a great plot with some very memorable levels and moments.

    I remember playing some of
    An incredible game. The pinnacle of stealth and has a great plot with some very memorable levels and moments.

    I remember playing some of the levels in this game hundreds of times over, even after completing them, just because there were so many fun different ways to complete them.

    Silent assassin is the first hitman game on console, and it holds up incredibly well by itself, however considering how important the plot of the first game is as it establishes the character and the plots of subsequent games, it's a real pity silent assassin was the first console hitman game.

    Many players started their experience to hitman via Silent Assassin and must've been very confused without knowing what agent 47 is and his origin.

    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is the best hitman game of the series, and the music and levels are incredibly memorable.
    I am glad it was remastered in HD, and I replay the game often. I wish Codename 47 was too.

    The gameplay is incredible, and it really represents the best of stealth, but also offers numerous ways of completing each level with a ton of inventive options such as disguises, weapons or environmental interactions.

    The weakest part of the game is the Hidden Valley level, mainly because it's dark and boring, (just going through a tunnel), and the ai is frustratingly buggy, but even still, the game is incredibly fun to play and I love the idea of collecting all the different weapons in the game and filling up the tool shed. I didn't feel the same excitement with subsequent games.
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  3. PeterS.
    Oct 4, 2002
    9
    As the review says above PURE CLASS i was in a line waiting for this game along with other fellow fans of hitman series i was there for 2 As the review says above PURE CLASS i was in a line waiting for this game along with other fellow fans of hitman series i was there for 2 hours and trust me well worth it i gave it a nine because i hardly give 10s. the mark lost was because of strange controls. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2018
    9
    This is really a great game, there is so much to love about it, must play for sure!
  5. FoulCat
    Dec 31, 2002
    8
    Although the controls r a lil tricky at first they r not that hard to get used to. i rate this game an 8 bcuz the graphics r good not great.Although the controls r a lil tricky at first they r not that hard to get used to. i rate this game an 8 bcuz the graphics r good not great. gameplay is good bcuz of the different levels of expertise u have to have. silent assassin rankings r very hard to come by. i think there should have been more weapons to unlock, cmon only 3. i give this game the ultimate rating...i would spend my hard earned cash on it. Expand
  6. Jul 4, 2018
    8
    Me pareció un buen juego, con muchas mejoras del primer Hitman, como los graficos, la jugabilidad y la historia.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Oct 21, 2002
    2
    The controls completely ruin the game! Its terrible!

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