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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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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DJ Khaled
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
had this game

liked this game
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rule14gamer
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
best hitman game till date
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jefthereaper
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
The game that introduced me to the hitman series.

this game rewards you for actually being stealthy, by giving you new loud weapons you will never use as you are trying to be stealthy and end up only using your fiberwire.

(then at the end of the game use all your weapons to blast anyone in your way in the last mission to blow of some steam)

They say the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result,
Hitman is the example that insanity and genius walk a very thin line, and your constant trail and error will result in a amazing masterplan where you went in and out without anyone ever noticing you were even there.
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Yuzuru
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
47 has a unique sense of consciousness, and finally he Makes a Decision
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Blin Shashlik
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great stealth game for it's time until you reach Hidden Valley, At the Gates and te last part of that trilogy of missions of sort. Why? Because the AI is so ♥♥♥♥ing incompetent, the levels are glitchy and on top of all that crap, hard as hell (not saying hard levels are a bad thing, only in these levels, it really gets frustrating). I read online that snipers only kill you in 1 shot in the 'Professional' difficulty. Bull. ♥♥♥♥. I was playing on 'Normal' and still got picked off in 1 shot. Only recommend it because the other missions are really fun.
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L
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Hitman ! The Best Game Ever ! yeah i remember i play this game a long time ago in my old pc in my brother's steam account, and now it's on mine !
Yeah i love this game so mush !!, you need to be smart to complete the missions of this game, a long time ago when i play this game on my old pc .. i went to youtube & i watch gamepalys to complete missions because this game need +14 Years old to play it.
Recommeneded Game Hope you enjoy it bro it's so amazing !
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Chef Wally
( 33.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Fun for the whole family
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-Darkly-
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Compralo
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CAMATARU CSGOWEST.COM
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Thi game it' ok !
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Yourtypicalscrubyt
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I love this game.
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CraʑyGeo▪GR
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
It very difficult and crashes on windows 10 .
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Chris Uth
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Good Game.

AI are a little annoying with there perfect eyes...other than that great game.
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pjmathome
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
The game pictures make it look crap, but it is a verry good game. just because it is old doesnt mean it is bad, you can, hide bodies, disgues your self, pick up wepons, climb ladders, look through keyholes, and much more.
the only downside is you cant hide bodies in a wardrobe, or something, you can only drag them into out of sight places, another downside is the story, kind of bad, but it has 20 something missions, with easy, medium,hard, so it has pleanty to keep you going.
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✪ Archangel
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Ive been a big fan of the Hitman Franchise ever since i got my Laptop, And out of all the the games i have 'Hitman blood money and Absolution' I find Hitman 2 the best one that ive played so far. An interesting Story with Agent 47, Gameplay that lets you go in Guns Blazing or Sneaky Beaky like. Very well done game. Highly Recommend it!
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⎛⎝Rly Classy⎠⎞
Posted: April 18
I don't like games like this but this one is awsome,loved every part of game still if you look hard enough you can find some wierd bugs and gliches... 9/10
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ApatheticConstruct
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
This game is very buggy. I played on normal, got to the first level, and I failed it. I shot the delivery man, dragged his body away, and then stole his clothes. I put my weapons inside the groceries and tried to get inside. Suddenly, I'm attacked.

All in all, this game needs some bugfixes to make it work the intended way. Even the cheats are bugged.
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME UNLESS YOU ARE SOME WEIRD COLLECTOR. This game has not aged well, and the only reason I have not bought a later game is because my computer is a potato.
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Naydex
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Very good, despite its age !
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The Fire Lord: Zuko
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
10/10 +Childhood memories
+Its HITMAN
+Good story
+ awsm gameplay
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James
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
9/15
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RaZFiRe
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Just completed this game today, definitely a masterpiece 10/10, would recommend to everyone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Hitman ! The Best Game Ever ! yeah i remember i play this game a long time ago in my old pc in my brother's steam account, and now it's on mine !
Yeah i love this game so mush !!, you need to be smart to complete the missions of this game, a long time ago when i play this game on my old pc .. i went to youtube & i watch gamepalys to complete missions because this game need +14 Years old to play it.
Recommeneded Game Hope you enjoy it bro it's so amazing !
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Fun for the whole family
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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Basic Information

Title: Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Genre: Action
Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: 1 Oct, 2002

General Impression

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a stealth game, made especially for people who can keep silent. The graphics for the year 2002 are wonderful, the soundtracks are very enjoyable, the atmosphere varies from tunnels, buildings, cities and even more areas, also the countries vary, such as Russia, India, Sicily, etc. The gameplay is pretty much just to kill enemies, you have a lot of guns to choose from, such as pistols, shotguns, rifles, grenades and even melee guns, such as katanas, knifes, swords, etc. You can even get your enemy asleep for a period of time, with anesthetics. The story is about a Hitman who retired as a yard keeper, until the priest of the church got kidnapped by a Russian mob. He has to accomplish some tasks for his agent, Diana. After he accomplishes them all, he will have to fight through the church to kill the Russian mob and liberate the priest.

Graphics

The graphics are wonderful for the year 2002, a big improvement from the game Hitman: Codename 47. They are well optimized, and they are wonderful even on budget computers. They are set in natural destinations (such as Japanese mountains), where we may see snow, trees, rocks, etc. well designed. The guns seem to be well designed, as well as the sky, the buildings, in the city destinations. Even in tunnels, the graphics are still well optimized, not dark.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere varies from countries such as Russia, Italy, Japan, Afghanistan, India, Sicily and Germany. This game has many areas, such as subways, sewers, palaces, mansions, mountains, cities, deserts, etc. The variety of areas makes this game complex, proving that the developers had a lot of inspiration and were able to create a complex game. The weather varies from area and country, such as Afghanistan (desert) where it's sunny, or Russia (city) where it's snowy, etc.

Audio

The soundtrack of this game were composed by Jesper Kyd, a well-known composer for video games and movies. They tend to change often, such as if you have alerted the enemy, a shocky and dynamic music will play. If you are just making your way through, a calm music would play. The sounds of guns are pretty good, also the door closings and openings are realistic. We may also find weather sounds, such as raining or snowing. When you walk on snow, your walking will start becoming noisy. Also, explosions are well designed to be pretty realistic.

Gameplay

The gameplay is about a hitman who accomplishes tasks, such as planting bombs, killing important targets, eliminating all hostiles, introducing poison in an enemy, liberating characters, etc. In this game, you can not drive cars, which is a disadvantage, in my opinion. Hitman can kill the enemies in many ways, such as shooting him, punching him to death, killing him with a grenade, backstabbing him, or simply make him sleeping for a while. The enemies tend to firstly search for Hitman before killing him. If you give any clues to the enemy, such as a dead body or a wrong movement, they will be alerted. If they see you, they will start firing at you. The game has a lot of ranks, from Silent Assassin to Mass Murder. By making Silent Assassin, you will unlock better guns.

Story

The story is about a retired hitman called "47" due to the code which was imprinted on the back of his neck "110706040147". After his retirement, he got a job as a yard keeper at a church in Sicily. In a day, the priest of the church has been kidnapped by a Russian mob. Hitman has the task to do his agent's favors in order to know where the priest has been kidnapped. He has to fight through many areas and countries, killing important people, such as Generals, business men, etc. The game has 20 missions, each one of them taking less than an hour to complete (depending on the difficulty and on the style you want to play with).

Engines

The engines on this game are well optimized, I haven't met any bugs or crashes, neither screen freezes. The people's movements are realistic, starting from walking calm to running due to being alerted. The sky does not move, however, the snowflakes fall unlimitedly. The railings are also falling forever. In the cities there are a few cars moving normal. The water through the sewers can be well seen while it's flowing. In the desert, the dust can be well seen while the wind takes it through the air, among many other engines. This game can be played even on low performance computers, which give it a huge advantage.

Strong Points

  • Pretty nice graphics
  • No bugs or crashes
  • Good soundtracks
  • Awesome voice acting
  • Optimized engine
  • Properly made AI
  • Many environments and areas
  • Many ways to complete missions
  • Many weapons to choose from
  • Beautiful ending

Weak Points

  • Very hard to complete SA rank
  • Enemy snipers are too powerful
  • No multiplayer option
  • No displayed minimap

General Ratings

Graphics: 8/10
Atmosphere: 9/10
Audio: 10/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Story: 10/10
Engines: 8.5/10

Personal Rating: 9.08/10

Note: All ratings are being given in function of the game's releasing year.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Hitman 2, a game that I have been playing since my childhood, I love to play this type of old school games, it is still a great game even in 2016, the missions might not make sense but they are really fun and well made, there are a lot of weapons, disguises and random items.
The soundtrack is also very cool. Sad thing that there are no Steam Achievements or Trading Cards, if that was added, this game would be even better than how it is already.
For 6,99€ you can buy this masterpiece that a lot of people play since its first release ever in 2002.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 7
47 is back and he is upset ( becase ♥♥♥♥♥♥ is a bad word). Having escaped the clutches of his evil father in the first game and found his inner peace he is once again thrust back into the world of hitmen for hire when his new best friend and mentor is kidnapped by the mafia. Going on a one man rampage may be the only way to save father Vittorio and restore his peace once more.

Sound like an action packed adventure? Well there is a reason for that. This game takes everything the first game did and improves it, more action, more espionage and more awesome. And unlike the first game the enemies aren’t all psychic, just most of them. So while stealth is completely possible in this game and super gratifying to pull off it can still be frustrating. That being said the full rampage mode is great, a huge variety of guns on offer and each can be taken into any mission and used to rain death down upon your enemies. Rag doll bad guys and high caliber weapons are the best mix.

This game is a classic and well worth your time. Pick it up if you love stealth or action and you will have fun for sure.

Have Fun ^_^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 27
Skinhead sim
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Finally, I can play as a bald, barcode stamped, suited murderer!


Isn't that what everyone wants to be?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
A resounding improvement over the first, still has crashing errors, though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
What can I say? This is the first game I ever played in my life.

I still can't get past Level 4.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
10/10 +Childhood memories
+Its HITMAN
+Good story
+ awsm gameplay
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Great game plus great soundtrack.
Completed the game when I was young and just finished completing it now again, still loved it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
>Beats most of Blood Money and Absolution with pure stealth and with high ranks.
>Buys Silent Assasin beliving that he will rock and roll.
>Can't stealth properly a single mission in 2 hours.
>Goes back to Chile to shoot and stab Fernando Delgado to calm down.
>Gets spotted and shot while on the way to the plane.
>screw_this.jpg
>Plays Absolution with shame.

Its alright.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Must have for stealth fans, its very challenging and sometimes unfair, but has some of the best levels in the Hitman series.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Unlike most Hitman games where you just kill for money, this one has a different and more interesting plot.

47 has 'gone soft' as Diana says, and is fighting his way to save a friend of him who got kidnapped. So basically he's getting back to the killing business in order to save his friend.

For its time the game looks pretty neat, with good character design, decent textures, realistic and big maps for a lot of exploration. Same goes for the animations and sounds, not to mention the music. Its gameplay is a little more challenging than newer Hitman games and it's pretty hard to achieve the rank "Silent Assassin", especially in the harder difficulties (part of me believes that it's also the reason they decided to give the name Silent Assassin to this one). However if you do you get rewarded with unlockable weapons. Yes, you don't have to pay DLC for new weapons but to actually be good at the game. Then again there are multiple ways you can beat a mission so the stealth aspect could be considered optional. If you're mostly into the story and want to progress to save Vittorio, you can always go out guns blazing. So I highly recommend this game to everyone, whether you like stealth or not it's a great game that will keep you busy for a lot of hours.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Guards are looking for a suspicious civilian. Guards are looking for a suspicious bald man. Guards are looking for a suspicious ninja. Guards are looking for a suspicious clone. Guards are now looking for a player capable of taking the challenge.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Starting out trynna be stealthy and ♥♥♥♥ i get in the first building pumped up and ready to stealth

ohh ♥♥♥♥ the maid saw me .....
i have to hide the body
ohh ♥♥♥♥ the Guard saw me.....
i have to hide these bodies
wait this is somewhat sexy
ohh ♥♥♥♥ they saw me doing some taboo/woodoo ♥♥♥♥
.....
....
...
no more people
no need to hide the bodies
mission accomplished
Hitttmmmmaaaannnn
69/69 bodies positions
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Hitman 2 Silent Assassin is to my mind a true classic for me even though this game is now about 14 years old it is still an excellent game and a great source of entertainment. This game brings you into the world of Legendary Assassin Agent 47 who comes out of retirement and is plunged into the criminal underworld as the ulimate assassin all with you at the controls. The gameplay in this game is obviously quite dated by the standards of games today but in my opinion you should not let that deter you from buying or playing this game because the controls still feel great and are easy to learn and memorize.

This game possess great variety in the methods to which you conduct your assassination attempts throughout the various levels. The great thing about the Hitman series is that the game gives you alot of freedom in how your aproach it you are in no way stuck to a linear setup in the levels and as such this game grants you a great deal of replayability as you can choose to play the same missions many times but go about them in very different ways ranging from the coveted Silent Assassin rank or to other more brutal and straightfoward methods. In addition to this you can take lots of different routs and use different tools and scenario's to perform your hits.

With an exception level count of 20 missions which is the most in any Hitman game you will be playing this game for a considerable time even following a guide on how to go through this game still grants up to 15 hours play for just 1 playthrough but you could decide to take your time and study each map and try all the different methods which would great you up to 25 hours plus and that is just one playthrough you can do it a totally different way in another playtrhough.

Now this game is not perfect and there are a few negatives such as glitches that can imped you from getting the best rank in some levels but they dont always happen so they are not to bad and also the AI can be quite finicky and strange at times which can be frustrating but once you learn the pattens of this its really not a huge issue at all.

On another note i should bring up the outstanding soundtrack by composer Jesper Kyd who quite simply creates an amazing soundtrack for this game which so wonderfully helps to immerse you in this very fun game to my way of thinking soundtracks and game atmosphere are very important to a successful and enjoyable game experience and this game delivers that with flying colors. All in all i would highly recommend this game for those who are thinking about it its a true classic it may be old but it is excellent and still holds up well in todays gaming if you ask me you have to really think about what you are doing and there is alot of variety to keep it fresh i give it a solid 7.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
I played this game for months when it came out around 2002. In my opinion Silent assassin is better than Blood Money if nothing but for the fact that if you want to, you can go nuts and ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ up.

11/10 I still have my retail CD from 2012
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