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Overall it was a decent game. It was worth the rent for sure, however I do have a bone to pick with it. H2 advertises that it is a completely non-linear "you choose the method" style game with hundreds of ways to complete your objectives, the truth is however: it's a game that takes you about twelve hundred continues for each level until you realize that the levels are very linear and there really is only one way to complete your objectives without getting killed. And on top of it all, the guards follow no pattern, they just walk where ever the heck they want. But I still think they should come out with a sequel for gamecube.
very good game, challenging and one ups the original. Gameplay and controls are easy to master, although the NPCs are a bit strange and cause for frustration on the Professional difficulty level, this game provides many hours of solid entertainment. A true master uses the Katana. Some of the funnest parts were waiting in corners and shooting multiple gaurds in the head just to let off some steam. I did have a problem with the Gamecube version, when I attempted to go through to the India level, there were some loading problems and I couldn't continue the game. Hope it was a one time problem. I was Very miffed.
posted by HITMAN93 (NEWPORT BEACH, CA) Jun 12, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
yo yo check im reviewing silent assain aiiiiiiiiit, aiiit this game is not dat good cuz da graphics r horrible, the blood is fake, & wen u change costumes da guards go crazy and shoot me, also wen u take out fiber wire they like fricken go crazy, i'll rather get blood money, aiiiiit big up urself keep it real respek.
posted by bugeater89 (MARYSVILLE, KS) Apr 20, 2007
Member since May 2006
This was a very fun game, but I did have some problems with it. The main one is that when you disguise it says things like "postmen do not carry guns", so you drop all your weapons, but it won't let you drop your fiber wire, and when the guards search you they find it and shoot you. Another major problem is that in the mission involving the park and assassinating the two generals, i found it very hard to get a clean shot because my hand was so unsteady when i was aiming. But a little advice, the unsteady hand on that mission isn't anything that a machine gun can't handle if you use the all weapons code...
For those of you unfamiliar with the Hitman series, it features a (as the title suggests) hitman known as 47, a combined clone of five of the most dangerous men in the world. This game is endlessly tense and consistently clever. 47 carries himself like a combination of Sam Fisher's cleverness, Jules Winnfield's intelligence, and all the mercy of the Terminator. During gameplay, you will murder, interrogate, rescue, disguise, and fire more than fifty bullets per second. Like any decent action hero, 47 can fire dual guns with the best of them and take headshots at fifty feet. But the best part of the game is not the wild and massive firefights that ensue if you make a mistake, but the times when sound a fire alarm, dress up like a fire fighter with an axe, and run straight through the metal detector; or the times when you dress up like a chef and poison your target with improperly prepared fish; or the times you walk right up to your target and kill him with a scalpel right in front of his bodyguards. The largest problem I noticed was that 47, despite his competency, has no unarmed melee attack. Also, the guards seem a bit paranoid sometimes. Still, nothing too glaring. Definitely the time and challenge it takes to win. Happy hunting!
posted by Airwave (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Jun 10, 2006
Member since May 2006
This game is probably the best game I've ever played. The graphics are a little poopy, but the story line and the levels rock. The game takes patience, good planning, and perfect timing. Even though there is quite a bit of action, don't rush straight into battle. Plan your moves and execute them. This is no easy game but I think it's worth the trouble. The weapons are fantastic, although some are a bit tacky (Kitchen knife, crossbow, fire axe etc...) Overall, this game is a perfect way to spend four or five hours wrapped up in another world.