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.
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Release Date: Oct 1, 2002

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About This Game

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.
  • Pick up contracts in exotic locations around the globe: Sicily, St. Petersburg, Japan, Malaysia, and India.
  • Operate in a non-linear world where the outcome of your actions and proficiency as a hitman are measured on a balance between stealth and aggression.
  • Stalk and eliminate your targets up close and personal, in either 1st or 3rd person perspectives.
  • Execute your assignments with a diverse arsenal of equipment, from armor-piercing sniper rifles and explosives to chloroform and poison darts.
  • Acquire and carry weapons and tools from mission to mission through an enhanced inventory and save-game system.
  • Original soundtrack composed by Jesper Kyd and performed by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/XP, Pentium 3 450 MHz or equivalent, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible video card with at least 16 megabytes of video memory, 128 MB system RAM, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card, 800 MB uncompressed free hard drive space, 100% Windows 98/ME/XP compatible mouse and keyboard
    Recommended: Pentium 3 1GHz equivalent or greater, 256 MB system RAM, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible 3D Accelerator video card with 32 MB video RAM, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible EAX Advanced HD Sound Card
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Moist Cack
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
My second personal favorite from the franchise, tard ai, ridiculous physics, made me semi-hard. 20/4
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( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
One love 💚
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Captain Murka
( 79.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Топовая игра!
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Much Silent. Many Assasin.

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( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Fun, but one of the must frustrating stealth games I've played. Many other stealth games I've played have had a bit more leeway when it came to making a single mistake. Be warned that if you want a good stealth ranking, you have to go very slowly. Verrrrry slowly.
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( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
8/10. Must play game for Hitman fans.
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sad moorzeK | kickback.com
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game was good at his time,but now the engine,combat,graphics,all is changed.I can't recommend to you this game!
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( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I had died more than 40 times per mission and was unable to finish the game because this game is not about assasination it is about killing everyone, which is called terrorism not assasination.

2/10 would not buy this game.
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( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
this hitman is better than the first at least is not impossible but still cant really do stealth 7/10
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( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23

An enjoyable Hitman/Murder Simulator experience. While not as good as Blood Money, which I consider the height of the series, its still an enjoyable game. While lacking some mechanics, stream lining, and smoothing out of the later games and being much more simplistic it still offers a core gameplay that I really enjoy and is why people play hitman games. Everything thats here is what makes Hitman games Hitman games and this is what Blood Money, Contracts, and I beleive the new 2016 Hitman game all build on (♥♥♥♥ Absolution).

Unfortunately it can be fairly janky, it does not offer 1920x1080 as a display resolution though it did run fine on my Win7 64 Bit machine. The display resolution maybe fixable with mods but since the game ran fine I didn't bother. Occasionally NPCs will stand in the wrong place making it impossible to do something your supposed to and other stuff like NPCs animations not lining up and them doing weird funny stuff. I did get a few crashes here and there especially when trying to alt tab, as was common with older games. There is an inate jankyness to the AI and gameplay. Sneaking up behind someone is extremely difficult because you must be in "sneak" mode and AI really love to walk around. Sneak mode makes 47 move extremely slow so I did what I did when I was a kid and just ran up to people I wanted to strange while spamming the Fiber Wire, eventually you will fandangle yourself behind them and get the kill. Its easier just to use the 9mm silenced and just pop people unfortunately.

Its still a fairly good game and has some interesting and fun points in the story. The games best if you play by the rules and try to be as stealthy as possible but there are points where you just can't stealth through a level or an area and have to shoot.. atleast thats what I found in my experience. There are times you get caught doing something from someone who could not have possibly seen or heard you unless a glitch happened but for the most part you learn to adapt and overcome and save alot. You only get a certain number of saves per level so you can't just turtle your way through though. You are really free to accomplish the objectives by any means necessary and with any combination of tools at your disposal. You can load in with an M60 and blast everyone in the map or load in with only a fibre wire and kill the target with a scalpel while hes on an operating table after you shut all the lights off. Its really whatever you want to do and the world is atleast somewhat realistic in that people seem to go along with their work and day which makes the murder simulation that much funner. Accomplishing an objective with a silent assasin rating feels really good.

Another note, you having a "base" was really innovative for the time and is still cool and having the guns in your base actually plays a gameplay element in the late game. I don't think many other games did this. You could collect guns from levels and bring them to other levels. The guns you got would appear on the walls of your base and you could marvel at them at shoot the pigs and birds every time you got done with a mission using those new guns if you wanted. Its pretty similiar to Freedom Fighters , another great game, in that your base does play a role in parts of the game but to a lesser degree than FF. Both games came from the same devs so you see alot of crossover in sound and the way some things work.

Hitman is one of my favorite series and I have played all of them. This ones definetly better than Absolution and Codename 47 but its not as good as Blood Money but its still pretty good. If you just want more Hitman after playing Blood Money and Contracts than this is worth a try. I can't say about the new 2016 Hitman game because I havn't tried it yet.

I really wasn't a fan of the Jap missions though. Alot of the levels are just to big and its just to easy to shoot your way through it and at alot of points I had only a single path I felt. If you can get passed the mid game it does get better and has a decent finale.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
79.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Топовая игра!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Much Silent. Many Assasin.

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85 of 89 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
So, I owned this game back on CD until that one broke, and when it appeared on Steam, it didn't take me long to make the decision to re-acquire it.
This game is one of the classics and my personal favorite of the series (maybe, mabye tied with Blood Money).
Don't expect HD graphics as the game is fairly old, but they still hold up and the gameplay makes well up for it.
The game mostly gives you free reign over how you deal with your missions, wether you go in guns blazing or infiltrate the building disguised as the milkman, take out your target and leave without anyone ever knowing better; the only consequence being a distinct shift in your overall mission ratings (though wether or not a Mass Murderer rating is good or bad is still technically up to you. *wink*).
What you have to know is that if you play it quiet, you play it slow. Be prepared to wait for good whiles to learn guard routes or for your target to be in the perfect spot; be prepared to reload often (if you're a perfectionist) when things didn't go as planned, or quickly adapt to your new situation.
So, overall, if you enjoy the thought of being the unseen angel of death that puts Altair and Ezio to shame, or if you played and enjoyed any of the other Hitman titles (and for some reason don't already have this one), this is a definite must-have.
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176 of 217 people (81%) found this review helpful
211 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Alright,im just gonna take this ak,5 pistols,a knife....

*20 minutes later*

Oh , oh sorry boss.

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78 of 81 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
As my first experience with that genre, the Hitman series turned me into a stealth addict!

I remember back when I was in college, I borrowed Hitman : Codename 47 from a close friend of mine. He told me : "It's an amazing game, non-linear, and you can choose the way you want to complete your objectives and kill your targets. There, for instance, there is that mission in which you can disguise as a waiter and poison the food."

So when I tried that very mission a few days later, I would just end up on the roof, and snipe the target from a small concealed window, because screw the poisonned food : hiding on the roof like a coward was the way I did it, and it worked.

This game was so much fun! I spent my evenings on it - almost didn't pass my school year because of that, but it was worth it. Sure, I was struggling with the hardest missions, but enjoying beating them nonetheless. Eh. killing a drug lord with a minigun has its own benefits.
Two weeks later, I gave the game back to my friend and said "Boy, that was INSANE."

You will easily understand how excited I was when he told me they did a sequel called Silent Assassin! The fangirl in me HAD to try this.

(Besides, I'd like to thank my friend Liam sooo much for gifting me the whole Hitman collection for Christmas 2012. Liam, if you read this... you're awesome and I love you.)

I then got the opportunity to try the second game, which improved a lot from the first. More freedom, an incredible amount of missions, a really clever plot, and a great difficulty. It's a must-have for all Stealth lovers, and some of the best Hitman missions are to be found in that second episode. I mean, you can murder evil twins, one of them eating crisps and pizzas in the basement of a Malaysian airport, the other relaxing in his jacuzzi at the top of a highly guarded skyscraper. You'll never see that again in your life.

Then Blood Money followed. Graphically, it was a stunning improvement, but the gameplay also was a lot deeper : body hiding, weapon customisation, beverage poisoning, etc... Blood Money is the core of all good stealth mechanics. And those custom newspaper articles at the end of each mission are hilarious! That third episode is worth gold, and I really recommend your to play it!

I finally acquired Contracts when it released on Steam, as known as Silent Assassin's spiritual sequel, which subtly links the events from the original game, with a certain chapter found in Blood Money's cutscenes. Apart from Contracts being a much darker game than the others, it's an awesome addition to the series.
Half of the missions are remakes of the memorable ones from Codename 47; they were redesigned completely, so the layout of the maps and the buildings have changed, and there's even more places to explore, and exciting ways to finish your job successfully.

Well, I could talk about Hitman for hours, or relate my funniest anecdotes, but the best you could do for now, is try by yourself and embody the well-known Agent 47 for the best assignments of your life.
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120 of 150 people (80%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
My Childhood is on steam.
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50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
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Posted: January 1, 2014
The Hitman series is a piece of history. I think this game was the fruition of the stealth/action genre, and its effective implementation have inspired dozens of other games, including Assasin's Creed. Hitman 2 is my favorite, not because it's the best, but because it was one of the first PC games I fell in love with. The atmospheric mood, soundtrack, and art stylization really drew me in and have greatly influenced what I look for in the medium. While the gameplay has dated, the effective combination of other aspects have kept it consistently in my top 20, even a decade later.

Gameplay: 5
In a post Assasin's Creed world, it has definitely dated. At the time, however, the controls and AI were stellar.

Story: 6
Nothing revolutionary, but it serves to draw together the wide variety of locations presented in the game.

Art: 9
The mood and atmospheres are incredible. No other game at the time captured the diversity of worlds so well with so little graphically, justifying literally hundreds of hours of slow sneaking - without ever feeling dry or boring. This combined with the music makes it a classic.

Music: 9
Jesper Kyd is a master. At a time when most games featured popish midi synth, he had his soundtrack was performed by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.

Should you play this?
If you haven't played this before, you likely won't be impressed. But if you like classic games and want to see a bit of history, enjoy it for the fantastic environmental moods the game creators were able to capture. For those of you who enjoyed it 10 years ago, you'll appreciate a replay.
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115 of 159 people (72%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
Can't beat level one
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin provides an estimated duration of ten hours (parameter now average), an in my opinion very addictive, definitely living. Fans would highly recommend it as it is the better of the two chapters on the history of Agent 47 while those new to the saga recommend you try it, maybe at your neighborhood store, to see if the setting menus and commands may be to their liking. If you allow me, a final warning: do not be discouraged, this is a title designed to be extremely difficult, at times slightly frustrating (spend three afternoons trying to accomplish a mission may also get tired!) And then, if you want to play with, arm yourself with a good patience ... good luck, agents 47!
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
This is the true Hitman game.
One of the best action games ever.

+ Game with best graphics that was released in 2002
+ Amazing story and awesome missions.
+ Atmosphere
+ Gameplay
+ Great music
+ Difficulty
+ You can dress like a woman
+ ???

9/10. Highly recommended.
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