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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: 65 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Nov 21, 2018
    95
    As with the 2016 reboot of Hitman, Hitman 2 is one of the best games of the year and is so far my personal Game of the Year.
  2. 90
    Hitman 2 is an absolute masterpiece of emergent, sandbox game design. Retaining all the key elements of the 2016 original, developer IO Interactive has instead restricted itself to a handful of minute but important changes. Streamlining the overall experience and producing what is, hands down, one of 2018’s most entertaining and satisfying titles.
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    86
    Hitman 2 is for people who liked the episodic Hitman and wanted to see maps that were more even and consistent, have access to additional equipment for Agent 47, and generally get more of what they wanted. It does have some issues where it can feel disjointed, but this is really most noticeable in the campaign and will not be an issue for folks who want to take on contracts, hunt down Elusive Targets, complete challenges, and learn everything they need to know about each of the locations in the game. The Ghost Mode has potential for those who feel like they are going to put upwards of 30 hours into it, but I feel like it could be a while before Sniper Assassin hits its peek. If you are an Agent 47 fan, it is time to grab your briefcase and put on your suit again.
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    Hitman 2 is the proper evolution to the Hitman formula. It may not be a monumental step forward for the franchise, but the number of features and adjustments that are made only help create a more gratifying and highly-captivating experience.
  5. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Each mission in Hitman 2 is a treasure trove of wonderful emergent gameplay, excellent satirical writing, and lashings of delicious, jet-black humour. The targets you'll hunt are almost universally rotters which thankfully takes care of any lingering moral quandaries you may have about their imminent demise. It's better that way. We really don't want to feel bad about tinkering with an old man's oxygen tank so it blows up and kills him when he sparks up a cigarette, do we?
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Suffice it to say, if all the stabbing, choking, and hippo-mauling is your kind of fun, Hitman 2 is the most Hitman there ever were, for better or worse. Its story, while plain, serves its purpose without getting in the way, and you’ll be able to stretch the murdering on for weeks to come, despite what few innovations there are being minor. There’s just nothing quite like Hitman, a series that defies everything we’ve learned about modern game business.
  7. Nov 29, 2018
    62
    Hitman 2 is a disappointing follow-up. Instead of working to expand on the elements that worked in the previous entry, there's been a misguided effort to simply add bullet-points to the back of the box. A bad story, less impressive levels, and superfluous new modes leave the sequel lacking an identity, like 47 himself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    The Hitman franchise is at it's peak at the moment and the game is outstanding. The missions are huge and there is a lot to explore. TheThe Hitman franchise is at it's peak at the moment and the game is outstanding. The missions are huge and there is a lot to explore. The Mumbai mission is the most outstanding one where you even have to track down an unknown target and have to collect clues about his outlook.

    IO addressed some early bugs within a short ammount of time and if you jump in right now, you will have a blast because the early troubles are gone.

    If you love a slower stealthier approach and a very dense enviroment where it's up to you to decide how to approach it, this game is everything you've ever wanted. It's a very unique game and there is nothing like it!
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  2. Nov 18, 2018
    10
    I'm not surprised that this and a whole bunch of other games have been down voted by fake reviews nearly ever single day now as I see theseI'm not surprised that this and a whole bunch of other games have been down voted by fake reviews nearly ever single day now as I see these scores get lower and lower in almost the same amount of fake scores at the same time each day and I wish metacritic would have a serious look into that.

    Anyway the game itself is great and if you enjoyed the first one then you will love this one.
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  3. Nov 10, 2018
    10
    Hitman isn't for everybody, if you didn't enjoy the first season then you're definitely not going to enjoy this one. However if like me youHitman isn't for everybody, if you didn't enjoy the first season then you're definitely not going to enjoy this one. However if like me you absolutely loved the first season then you're going to love this one even more. It's essentially the same amazing gameplay from season one but now there are six huge brand new levels to explore and murder people in. However this time, better attention has been paid to level design and the levels are more consistent in quality, whereas in the first some levels were great but others were lacking. If you love Hitman then this developer deserves all your support. They're one of the few developers left who make game like this. Buy this game, it's worth it. Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2018
    9
    Thoroughly decent new entry to the series continuing everything that worked from the 2016 'refresh'. Engrossing blend of clockwork aiThoroughly decent new entry to the series continuing everything that worked from the 2016 'refresh'. Engrossing blend of clockwork ai patterns, detailed environments, humour and fun gameplay. It can feel a bit last gen in some ways, but it is just so fiendishly addictive and detailed in its execution I cant stop thinking about playing each level just one more time... And the ability to load in legacy versions of the first season into its install is fantastic. It makes me wonder if one day IOI could deliver a super next gen interconnected hitman 'world'! Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    8
    Hitman 2 isn't magnificent or 10/10, but it's a solid experience with great replay ability on each level. I felt like there are even more waysHitman 2 isn't magnificent or 10/10, but it's a solid experience with great replay ability on each level. I felt like there are even more ways to deal with targets on each and every map, so the replaying was like solving a riddle with an alternative solution, which is really satisfying.
    I can't say, that Hitman 2 is really innovative in terms of mechanics, but that doesn't matter If they are polished and almost perfect(unless IO will make Hitman 3 the same. IO interactive, please don't :) ). By the way, don't try to shoot in this game, because it felt like a nightmare. Really, it is so tempting to take a big riffle and start shooting, but it felt like shooting in Deus Ex(possible, but unsatisfying and really clumsy(so don't shoot, unless it's a camera).
    if you are desperately trying to find a great stealth-action came - Hitman 2 is your way to go(considering that there aren't that many good games in this genre in 2018). For now it's a great game, which makes almost everything right, but doesn't really add much in terms of the gameplay. Let's hope that this project will be a success for IO and that their new game will bring Hitman to a new level of quality or that their new IP will make a breakthrough. (By the way, sorry for my English, if it was hard for you to understand)
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  6. Dec 10, 2018
    8
    Hitman 2 is a very good game meant for STEALTH so if you are not that type of player it is not for you. It is a very well programmed game withHitman 2 is a very good game meant for STEALTH so if you are not that type of player it is not for you. It is a very well programmed game with nice graphics and good touch to details. Game is a bit difficult and can get frustrating. It is a bit short as main story but good fun! Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2019
    0
    This game AI worst then "mindless" Far Cry New Dawn.
    Graphics: Medium-high
    Sound: Medium Music: Bad Performance: medium Enjoyabling:
    This game AI worst then "mindless" Far Cry New Dawn.
    Graphics: Medium-high
    Sound: Medium
    Music: Bad
    Performance: medium
    Enjoyabling: medium

    It think that hitman series need a new brand upgrade with good AI system.
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