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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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  1. Positive: 64 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  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
    I don't even need the Sean Bean and company timed challenges or the promising now-in-beta Ghost Mode: just keep giving me more maps and I'll keep playing.
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    80
    If not for the weak story, we'd hardly have anything negative to say about this one. Hitman 2 surprises with an absurd number of kill options, that keep the game interesting to play for what almost literally amounts to forever.
  6. Nov 14, 2018
    80
    Hitman 2 tries to play it safe as a sequel, but since these games have no real competition and offer lots of fun, it shouldn't be considered a flaw. The new game caters mostly to the fans of the series and deliverers exactly the type of gameplay they want.
  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: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Nov 17, 2018
    10
    A game that knows exactly what it is and flawlessly executes its vision with only a few forgivable hiccups along the way. Always Online is theA game that knows exactly what it is and flawlessly executes its vision with only a few forgivable hiccups along the way. Always Online is the reason for most of the negative reviews, but it's entirely justified in the format the game is presented in. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    An enjoyable sequel to one of the best games of 2017. Check it out if you were a fan of the first one for sure
  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 19, 2018
    9
    Fantastic game that delivers on a epic form, the briefcase is back which for most was so needed, the missions are full, Rich and explorable.Fantastic game that delivers on a epic form, the briefcase is back which for most was so needed, the missions are full, Rich and explorable. The sounds are spot on and the story is rather gripping continuing on from the last game, only the Cut scenes where a little let down as they were part static images with voice acting but i personally think this hitman has been a right turn round to the way fans will love again from the older games. Amazing! Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2018
    8
    The game is quite fresh with new stuff to do, it's a pretty decent sequel to Hitman which is nice, the game could have improved a little moreThe game is quite fresh with new stuff to do, it's a pretty decent sequel to Hitman which is nice, the game could have improved a little more on the gameplay though. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2019
    8
    Hitman 2 is a great game, no question. But IO Interactive had a real opportunity to make Hitman 2 the best stealth game ever. Unfortunately,Hitman 2 is a great game, no question. But IO Interactive had a real opportunity to make Hitman 2 the best stealth game ever. Unfortunately, it is more a somewhat improved extension of Hitman 2016, which was in many ways brilliant but as well seriously flawed (for me and I think for the average player). Hitman 2016 was my first Hitman game. I had to take it in small bites over longer time than issued due to lack of patience needed, even though I generally like stealth play style. But it was nice to get back to it from time to time and I guess the same will apply for Hitman 2.

    The strength of both games, i.e. unprecedented flexibility and intuity to access and execute assassination missions, is as well the greatest weakness. The major puzzles are basically to find the right disguise in order to get around and get access to and assassinate the target. It is relatively easy two times around but thereafter it can get heavy. In addition to a lot of patience, I often found that improvisation led to time-consuming and frustrating dead end search of ways out when trying new playthroughs. Savings and reloads are often needed as it is easy to alert NPCs and get caught when trying new routes and it can be a irritating due to online requirement of both games. The online system is not a game-breaker though. The lack of in-game hints may be great for hardcore Hitman fans but I often turned off the game in frustration after running around for a long time without success. I try to avoid to Google game solutions but I cheated at times as I found myself aimlessly in a dead-end street. Games are supposed to be fun too. The menu system is not great and some items, e.g. heavy guns, are generally useless. Most assassinations are best executed by hands and e.g. scissors are much more handy for a silent third party take-down. The silenced gun was not as quiet as I had hoped but fun to use at times.

    The Hitman concept is truly great but there is something lacking. If Hitman 2 e.g. had a bit better story, better level-up system and in particular better in-game hints for us the impatient, it would have been a smoother experience. It is still a great game and far more fun than e.g. RDR2. I only hope that IO Interactive will have the opportunity to develop the Hitman concept into a new exceptionally good stealth assassination game. The fan club for an outstanding stealth game big and IO Interactive seem to be so close.
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  7. Nov 13, 2018
    0
    The game disc just acts as a posh download key! When you put the disc in it won't allow you to play anything. It tells you that you don't haveThe game disc just acts as a posh download key! When you put the disc in it won't allow you to play anything. It tells you that you don't have the required content and to go to the store, but when you go to the store it tells you that you own the game and that it is installed ready to play!? After 30 minutes back and forth trying to work it out i finally discovered that you have to find each individual mission and download each one individually!! It doesn't even tell you this! To make things worse i can only select some of the missions to download them. For some bizarre reason it won't allow me to select certain missions of the main game to download. And because you have to search for each mission on the store and download them individually it meant i had to search online for what missions the game has so i knew exactly what missions i was looking for! IOI Interactive has done some really silly things in its time but this one really does take the cake. They have a bizarre habit of making things unnecessarily complicated for themselves and for their fans. Like how Season 1 had about 3 or 4 different release models as they kept scrapping and changing them and confusing everyone. It's as if they enjoy annoying us or something. If i'd known this i wouldn't have bought the silly thing. Expand

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