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.
User reviews: Very Positive (513 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 1, 2002

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"This game is hard. Extremely hard. But it's also incredibly satisfying when all the elements click. An improvement on the original in every way."
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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
Helpful customer reviews
68 of 69 people (99%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Hitman, is doubtlessly my favourite game franchise ever.
As my first experience with that genre, the Hitman series litterally turned me into a stealth weirdo.
I'll review the first four games at once for more clarity. (As I haven't played Absolution)

I still remember back in my college days, when I borrowed Hitman : Codename 47 from a good friend of mine. He said "You will see, it's an amazing game! Non-linear, and you can choose the way you want to complete your objectives and kill your targets! For instance, there is that mission in which you can disguise as a waiter and poison the food!"

(I didn't know yet, that much later when I tried that mission, I would just end up on the roof, and snipe the target from a little concealed window, because screw the poisonned food! Hiding on the roof like a coward was the way I did it.)

And I instantly loved that game. I was so much fun! I spent my evenings on it, struggling with the hardest missions, but enjoying 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, it was epic."

You will easily understand how big my stupefaction was, when he told me they did a sequel called Silent Assassin ! I reacted like a fangirl : "I NEED TO PLAY DIS NAOW. NAAAAAOW !"

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.

Then I got the opportunity to try the second game, which improved a lot from the first. More freedom, an incredible amount of missions, and a really clever plot ! It's a must-have for all Stealth lovers around here, and some of the best Hitman missions are to be found in that second episode.

I mean, you can even 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. How amazing is that, really !

I then, tried Blood Money, for the fact everyone recommended that game over the two previous ones. Graphically, it was a stunning improvement. But the gameplay 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!
Blood Money is worth gold, and I really recommend your to play it once.

I finally acquired Contracts, 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 - although it fits the plot perfectly -, it's an awesome addition to the series.
Half of the missions are remakes of the memorable ones from Codename 47; and I do not allude to the "cheap" remakes based on graphical improvements. No, those missions had be redesigned completely, the objectives are the same, but 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 take control of the well-known Agent 47 for the best assignments of your life.

Hitman : Codename 47 - 16/20
Hitman : Silent Assassin - 18/20
Hitman : Contracts - 17/20
Hitman : Blood Money - 18/20
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Codename 47 was a success, a success that needed a sequel. And what do the good sequels do? Fix what's broken, evolve what's working. And Silent Assassin does that...kinda. Unfortunately, not always right. The overall structure of the game remained the same - you have a map where you need to do something, preferably unnoticed, and then, usually, leave the area. But how you do it is slightly different. First of all, and that is important for more... kind, i guess, players like me, - you can knock out enemies with a chloroform instead of killing them. This also means, that now you can knock out innocent people in the area and use their clothes almost without any consequences. Almost, because knocked out people do regain consciousness (quicker on higher difficulty), and because there is a new meter. Yes, starting with this game there is a "suspicion" meter in play. And it's rather stupid, unfortunately. When you are seen by enemy/guard-type characters, their "suspicion" goes up. It's universal for the map and it can only be slightly changed by what you are wearing at the moment. But it didn't work as well as in later installments, with lots of smaller "if"s in play, where enemy/guard character could truly be described as "suspicious" and not "crazy and paranoid" and willing to shoot a hotel visitor just because he made a wrong turn (and yes, this can happen). What's also sad, is that the infamous jungle chapters from Codename 47, are here as well, only now you're in snowy Japan. Why would developers want to leave this kind of section in the game is still something i don't understand. But it's a solid game. Not yet as refined as Contracts and Blood Money, but not as raw and hardcore-ish as Codename 47. Definitely worth the play. P.S. Jesper Kyd's music is amazing as always. P.P.S. You can now save in the game, if that put you off in Codename 47. Amount of saves depends on the difficulty level. P.P.P.S. The game is ridiculous to play if you speak russian. Russian stereotypes in this game are amazingly funny. Game even starts with a very harsh russian profanity, it's the first thing you hear when you start the game.
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37 of 54 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Disguised as a chef and stood around the kitchen. A guard walks in and kills me. 10/10 would stealth again.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
First game I ever played in the Hitman series. Great stater, the AI is a bit difficult but the concept and actual gameplay is fantastic.

10/10 would reccomend to anyone willing to play a sligtly older game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Before playing, I recommend using this widescreen resolution fix.

A follow-up to Codename 47, Silent Assassin improves the gameplay by adding various features and fixing some problems from its predecessor. While the story is not so interesting, the gameplay is unique which keeps you entertained until the end. There's an FPS mode to make this game more interesting (and you can see legs too!). You can also save anywhere (most of the time), but limited to a certain number of times.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Old But Gold !
a Milestone in Computergame history!
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26 of 47 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Hmm...
*rubs chin*
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is the first Hitman game I've ever played. It's the one that got me hooked to this fantastic franchise. Why? After all the game is buggy, unforgiving, and even frustrating at times. It isn't an easy way into the world of the contract killer 47, which is cold and unwelcoming, this game is a wild beast that won't be tamed.

And this is exactly why Hitman 2 is still my favorite installment of the franchise. It tells the bold story of a man in quest of redemption who falls back in spite of himself into the dark world where he belongs. All he needs is a target and a prize to do what he does best.

In short, the music is perfect, the gameplay is fluid, the kills oddly satisfying. This game is a diamond in the rough, if you're not playing it (or any of the other Hitman games for that matter) you're doing yourself a disservice.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Bald people simulator 2002.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
You help a priest out doing small work around the church. You put away the hitman life until, one day the priest gets abducted from a mafia member and you must rescue him! You then start doing your blood money business.


Con
All weapons you see in the shed you cannot OWN THEM ALL
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
This game is a lot easier to setup for Windows 7 than its predecessor.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin improves on its predecessor in a variety of ways. First off you now have a toolshed that you visit after every mission where you store weapons that you have collected from across your contracts.

Hitman 2 still follows the same formula as Codename 47 in which you go around the globe performing hits in open-world environments, with multiple paths to eliminate targets. The disguise system has been revised so that you can actually be detected, but only if you approach someone too closely or caught doing uncharacterly acts such as sneaking or sprinting. Hitman 2 introduces a new rating system, which encourages stealth to achieve the Silent Assassin rating to unlock new weapons.

This time around Agent 47 actually appears to have a goal in the story, in which his friend is kidnapped by the mafia. Agent 47 then comes out of retirement to work for the Agency in exchange for information on his friend's whereabouts. Although it quickly becomes apparent that it seems like just another hitman game performing contracts (Not saying the contracts aren't fun) without any goal until towards the very end of the game.

Graphics again, not amazing but it's an old game so who cares. 8/10 - A good sequel to Codename 47.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Good game, I have it on disk and now when I noticed that it's on steam I decided to buy it. Oldschool game and it has alot of memories !
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Press ~ , then type GOD 1 and GIVEALL 1 in the console. And you're all set.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
That tomato's pretty nicely modeled.

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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
For real men only.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I just killed a guy with a axe dressed up as a ninja 10/10 would dress up again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Keep your pea-shooter handy! Great game, I highly reccomend you get this game, and when I mean get I mean get your credit card in hand and purchase this game, if you pirate it I hope you kindly sufficate in sand as a monkey fondles you WHILE Agent47 Fiber Wires you >:D
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79 of 82 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.3 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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49 of 50 people (98%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Pre-Release Review
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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103 of 144 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
Can't beat level one
10/10
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