The game for those who want to explore the fantasy of contract killing
Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98
Whether you're knocking the household maid down the stairs with a golf club or sneaking silverballers into a mansion through a milkman crate, Hitman 2 was one of the most iconic games of its time, but the game's total creative freedom in how you take down targets is what appeals most. Real contract killers have a professional binding to kill only the target, but Hitman 2 makes killing everyone so fun that you may find this unspoken professional rule a bit of a hassle in the video game world, where you just want to have fun.
The first Hitman game had some fascinating ideas and controller slamming difficulty, but it failed to carry out their ideas where it counted. Luckily, the sequel, Hitman 2, fixes almost every complaint made in the first title, and it preserves everything we liked in the first game. Even better yet, the game lets you be yourself. For example, if you have little patience for taking down targets, you can adopt the collateral damage-based approach.
Hitman 2 put us into the shoes of Agent 47, a contract assassin who murders targets from across the globe. One of the cool things about this game is the vast changes in the game. The game starts out where you're trying to repent from your evil ways, and you have now decided to live in a monastery. However, without giving away the plot, circumstances bring Agent 47 back into the underground world we all know and love. Before long, he's fully immersed in a dangerous world with criminal elements and other powerful targets that he's been hired to kill for money. At times the contracts seem unconnected, but over time, you grow to see the big picture.
How you enter this sandbox world for a kill will ultimately depend on you. As the game progresses, you see how many different ways you can kill a target. The only thing that matters at the end of the level is how the target's heart has stopped breathing. You can choose to play either with a bulldog's snarling approach, or you can enter like a prowling tiger waiting for the opportune moment to strike. Most missions offer you a substantial reward for stealth, but you never have anything restricted to you. In Thief, the game was great, but you had no choice but to remain stealthy if you wanted to survive. Hitman has always been a franchise to let you approach the problem from whatever angle you want to do it with. In this way, Hitman offers you an even more personalized mission where you can achieve your goals by whatever means you wish, and many times, you will enjoy the game so much that you will try to use different weapons to do it with.
In Hitman 2, a retired assassin gets forced back into action because of treason. Despite being a hired killer, this paid assassin has a sense of loyalty and justice. What makes this game worth playing is that the impressive technical elements and countless ways to kill a target make it one of a kind.
The punishing level of difficulty offers both powerfully intense action and nail-biting suspense. IO Interactive proved they had the ability to back up flashy graphics with stunning gameplay. Hitman 2 fixes most of the problems the first game had, and it stands strong on its own merits.
The story is about a hitman known as 47, who gave up his violent past to work as a humble gardener at a Sicilian church. When a priest gets kidnapped, 47 contacts his former employer to help find the minister, but he needs to perform a few jobs before the agency will search for him. As the story deepens, you find that it falls flat on its face. The story is mostly an excuse to put 47 on a plane to some of the most exotic locations in the world. With more than 20 challenging levels, you will be playing this game for a while. Forty-seven visits in locations such as Russia, Japan, Malaysia, India and Afghanistan. The varied levels make this one of the best stealth games ever made.
You can play Hitman 2 using a ton of approaches, and there are many ways to silence a target. There is something insanely satisfying about using fiber wire on the mail carrier or knocking the chambermaid down the staircase with a golf club. Each level provides you with a huge sandbox with infinite possibilities. This game became so popular because it allows players the freedom to solve the puzzle however, they want.
You can move through the whole level without ever drawing a firearm. However, in several levels, you will have no choice but to go in guns blazing.
Impersonation was a crucial part of the gameplay in Hitman 2, just like the first game. You can take clothing off all of the male characters and use it as a disguise, but you need to hide the body or your cover will be blown. The suspense of walking around in a stolen uniform and not being discovered adds to the excitement of this game.
Additionally, the easy-to-use context menu helps to make the game easier to play. The first game had a steep learning curve, but you are given a tutorial to help you learn how to play Hitman 2. It helps that you can save progress during the missions. You can save seven times per mission on normal difficulty, two at expert and none at professional.