Percentile Rank

Hitman 2 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 134 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 134 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Nov 8, 2018
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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 takes what its predecessor did best and improves on it visually and mechanically. It’s a cerebral game, a sandbox that can be bloodless or chaotic depending on who’s pulling 47’s strings.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 10, 2018

As someone who loves the Hitman formula, Hitman 2 gives me everything I want.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 8, 2018

Aside from knocking the drab story on the head, it’s tough to know what more I could have wanted from Hitman 2.

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GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Nov 21, 2018

HITMAN 2 is more of the same, with an emphasis on more and same. The gameplay is damn near unchanged, but it’s still satisfying to line up the hit and carry it out. The more massive levels and challenges lend themselves to more replayability, and even if the AI is one acid tab away from brain-death, it’s fun to see what you can pull off. Those hankering for a better-told story than the last game will be left wanting, but it’s a small price to pay for such elaborate and dense levels. If you liked the first game, you’ll like this one, because it’s practically the same but bigger.

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The A.V. Club
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 15, 2019

Hitman 2, like most of its predecessors, is catnip for perfectionists: It rewards patience, careful preparation, and attention to detail—an obsessive-compulsive alternative to trigger-happy action gaming. But as satisfying as it can be to successfully weaponize your understanding of the game’s teeming environments, to convert chaos into control, there’s a lot of fun in watching your best laid plans go astray, too—to having your disguise fail to fool someone, to getting caught dragging a body to a hiding place, to failing to clear out of a restricted area fast enough and suddenly having five bodyguards raining hellfire onto you.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Nov 8, 2018

More Hitman: Season 2 than an experience in its own right, but a couple of great maps plus a fun competitive mode make for a solid fan pick.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 16, 2018

An expertly crafted, improvisational playspace for stealth mayhem. Buy it.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is definitely worth picking up, both for fans of the games and those who want to become fans.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Nov 21, 2018

Hitman 2 is a unique, hardcore experience that rewards patience, strategic thinking and perfect execution. You will be hard pressed to find something similar anywhere else.

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Scored Reviews

Pause Resume
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nov 15, 2018

In a world where stealth games are few and far between, Hitman 2 is the closest we’re going to get to sneaking around and taking out a target. While hiding in plain sight is different to sneaking around in a box or in permanent night-vision, Agent 47 has a prominent place again in video games.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

Simulated mass murder has never been more fun.

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Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

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.

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Digital Chumps
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
May 21, 2017

Though abandoning the episodic format, Hitman 2 continues the incredible promise of the 2016 reboot by giving players the exquisite task of cleverly eliminating targets in densely creative sandboxes on the quest to become the world's premiere bald assassin.

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GamePitt
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Hitman 2 is the best stealth-based action game I’ve played this entire generation. The game is extremely generous with the amount of content you get, especially if you can get hold of season one and unlock all of the extra content both for free play and the entire first game’s story arc. As someone who’s not a fan of stealth games, the fact I couldn’t put it down just shows how brilliant the game design is and how addictive the developers have created it to be. Completing the challenges isn’t a chore, it’s exciting, entertaining, and above all, extremely addictive. Before long you’ll be replaying the same mission over and over just because…

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GamesBeat
91 / 100
91 / 100
Nov 8, 2018

That’s the heart of Hitman: giving players the power to create their own stories. And that’s as big and powerful as ever in Hitman 2. So I don’t care if it’s not the newest thing in the world. It’s still one of the most solid and rewarding games you can get. And it’s an ideal antidote to games that are more obsessed with looking immersive than playing great.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 will undoubtedly serve to define the stealth genre for years to come, and I can't wait to see where IO Interactive takes the series next.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is possibly the best version of this darkly comic murder simulator we’ve seen in quite some time.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

I'm really eager to delve into this "platform" of Hitman 2 as it evolves. Like the first game, "Elusive Targets" will be made available, with their missions only playable once per player, whether you succeed, fail, or miss it entirely. Even with the existing content, there is so much to extrapolate from. The game encourages players to "master" each level, complete challenges, do all the story missions, and come with new ways to approach these situations. You are rewarded with new starting points, items, and other useful trinkets and perks. Unlike most games that are dense with content, I actually want to take advantage of it all, rather than quickly getting through the story through brute force and never stopping to smell the roses like I do in many open-world games currently on the market. As I write this Hitman 2 review, I am super antsy to finish it up, because I just really, really want to play more.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 14, 2018

Though some elements are clearly still being developed and will evolve in the future, HITMAN 2 is a great example of games-as-a-service done right. Specifically, the base game is a an already strong offering that will no doubt grow into something even better as time goes by. Eclipsing the previous game in practically every way, HITMAN 2 successfully leverages strong level design, creative kills and absurdist situations to offer the best Hitman experience to date.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

HITMAN 2 has turned out to be a fascinating game with a very high replay value. It's a solid project, made in the best traditions of the series, which will definitely please loyal fans of the genre.

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Slant Magazine
Nov 8, 2018

Even if the lavish detail, excellent writing, and world of possibility within vivid levels mostly just refine what came before, that’s because IO Interactive have all but perfected what they set out to achieve in Hitman: Codename 47 nearly 20 years ago

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Jump Dash Roll
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

Hitman 2 is pure fun and a joy to play, over, and over again.

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USgamer
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 may just be more Hitman, but it's somehow even better than before.

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Game Debate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2018

All told, Hitman 2 is a heck of a treat for Hitman fans, offering the most refined mechanics, craziest antics, and most complex levels yet seen in the franchise. Each of the five core levels can be played for potentially a dozen or more hours, offering fantastic replayability for those who like to mess around with the Hitman formula. There's an argument to be had that Hitman 2 plays it a little self, but when it's so damned good, and unique, at what it does, you'll hear little argument from me.

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TrustedReviews
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is an iterative rework of the formula set up by 2016's bold Hitman reboot. It's the best Hitman game so far, and I'd absolutely recommend it wholeheartedly. It's just a bit of a shame that they didn't take some more chances, in favour of offering up a slice of the same excellent stealth gameplay.

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GBAtemp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2018

Stealth gaming done right.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is the series at its very best.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

Mission stories once again act as great training wheels to get players up to speed with the game’s mechanics and environments, and from there, Hitman 2 has a wealth of possibilities just waiting to be explored, enjoyed and revelled in. And they should be.

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PC Invasion
Nov 13, 2018

Hitman 2 successfully builds upon the foundation IO Interactive laid in 2016. The sandbox structure of each map will surely facilitate several playthroughs before it gets stale. Meanwhile, new additions like Ghost Mode add multiplayer to the Hitman package. It's not perfect, but it's damn close.

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Pardis Game
9 / 10.0
Pardis Game
Erfan Haeri

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

Hitman 2 once more tries to deliver delightful moments in silently assassinating a person (eliminating a target). This kind of creativity is very rare in modern games and we don't often see a game which is so focused on level-design details. The new elements in gameplay, made the experiense of [playing as] the silent assassin feel more realistic and by compensating for AI shortcomings and the weak story-telling, managed to make this game an enjoyable and valuable game with high replayability

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Black Red Gaming
Jan 12, 2019

More of the same can be a good thing, and Hitman 2 does that by offering more of what makes the first game so incredible, with some extras added on the side.

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TrueAchievements
Nov 15, 2018

It's the most accessible Hitman to date thanks to improved information sharing, but it also runs deeper than anything before it, making it a game truly built for the fans that know Agent 47 best. No other stealth game plays like Hitman, and Hitman 2 is the best this unique series has ever been.

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Nov 12, 2018

Hitman 2, while feeling more like “Season 2” than a full blown sequel (and likely was internally) is still a hard package to pass up when you’re getting more of what’s easily the best iteration in the series

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is an excellent sequel full of opportunities that combines the best aspects of its predecessor with strong new additions to put 47's abilities to the test.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Hitman 2 stays true to the series foundations, while also building on the core systems that make its unique stealth gameplay peerless. Some minor story stumbles do little to hold the game back from being the most refined entry in the series to date.

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Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 22, 2018

Overall, Hitman 2 is an incredible game marred by the inclusion of a confusing and hollow story. However, the story is definitely not necessary to get enjoyment out of this title. The way the game is built allows practically anyone to have a great time executing stages and targets in their own way.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

Hitman 2 continues the fun assassination sandbox gameplay that was in the reboot, with scant few details changed in the single-player campaign. The levels on offer are some of the largest, and certainly the most detailed for the Hitman franchise. Cutscenes may disappoint, but Agent 47 hasn't been slacking at the job. He now has more options at his disposal than ever before. Meanwhile, multiple multiplayer options provide for some unique ways to cooperate, and compete, with players, which will no doubt extend the replayability of Hitman 2 for quite some time. IO Interactive has taken what worked well last time around, and produced an even more impressive and robust assassin's playground.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 16, 2018

There's no forced path or endless pile of hints to the point that the game almost plays itself. Hitman 2 lets you play your own way, and it's all the more rewarding as a result.

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Bloody Disgusting
Nov 9, 2018

While Hitman 2 is, in many ways, more of an upgrade to the previous game than a full-blooded sequel, it’s crammed full of interesting interaction and now its topped off with a genuinely excellent multiplayer in the form of Ghost Mode and legacy content, it’s the best Hitman package ever put together.

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Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2018

Hitman 2 is a worthy successor to the first reboot. While it could’ve been a meaty expansion, given the focus on refining mechanics rather than introducing new ones, it's a perfect sequel to a near-perfect game, and why would you mess with perfection?

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

Hitman 2 feels like a macabre collection of dominos falling and eventually toppling one final piece in a gloriously “accidental” death that can best be summed up as an act of god when the dust has settled. A game that's more about the journey than the destination, Hitman 2 is lengthy, gruesomely charming and still hiding plenty of secrets up its immaculately dressed sleeves.

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3DNews
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2018

A great sequel for those who just wanted another Hitman with huge new maps. New game is still as great as the previous one, despite the lack of big meaningful gameplay additions.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

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.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 8, 2018

Although it suffers from some framerate hiccups, Hitman 2 delivers a solid, enjoyable experience that's stacked with tons of content designed to keep you entertained for hours on end.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

Hitman 2 delivers a gorgeous sandbox to play in as you eliminate your targets using a plethora of methods, from which you get to choose.

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GameCrate
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is the perfect game for fans of the franchise that are looking for an excuse to dive back in. It doesn't do much to improve on the original formula, but the original formula is still fun and exciting enough to carry the game when combined with IO Interactives attention to detail, level design, and NPC AI. The whole game feels like you're wandering around living, breathing environments that are built to challenge your skills and creativity as an assassin, but that manages to do so in a way that feels fun and addicting even after multiple runs through the same level.

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Just Push Start
4.35 / 5.0
4.35 / 5.0
Nov 21, 2018

For those looking for a fun assassin game Hitman 2 is for you. The game not only does little to stop you attempting the level your way but is happy enough to guide you through one of the many available paths if you so wish. Whether you want to slowly and stealthily learn the routes of the targets and take them out with “accidents” or straight up silverballer them to the face, the choice is left to you. The individual missions are crying out for multiple players, though even from one playthrough you'll get one solid experience, and one that is different from everyone else.

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The Games Machine
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

Hitman 2 is an excellent more of the same, a game that pushes the boundaries of the freedom given to the players in delivering the perfect assassination. The level design reaches new height in the genre, and the plot is compelling. Sadly the two multiplayer modes are a bit shallow.

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Spaziogames
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is exactly like Hitman, but better. The more-of-the-same feeling is strong, but IO Interactive delivers an interesting and well-crafted experience that makes this new evolution in Agent 47's life feel like the natural progression in this franchise.

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Cheat Code Central
4.3 / 5.0
4.3 / 5.0
Nov 10, 2018

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.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2018

Hitman 2 is the perfect sequel, refining its flaws and improving the formula in practically all its dimensions. We are facing a great title that will give us hours and hours of fun planning and executing a thousand and one plans to find the perfect murder.

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
Zoomg
Mehrdad Khayyat Mohammadi

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2018

Hitman 2 is better that Hitman (2016) in most aspects including story and gameplay and new features make it even a better game to play. beside that. Hitman 2 also provides great freedom in completing its missions and it's one of the best things about it.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 9, 2018

Overall, Hitman 2 is a benchmark title in the stealth genre, taking the classic Hitman formula and making it better than ever. With new mechanics, locations, game modes, live content updates, and more, Hitman 2 is truly keeping to their World of Assassination. Whether you are a fledgling assassin or an experienced one, Hitman 2 is exactly what you need it to be with its seemingly endless customization options to tailor the game to your liking.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

Hitman 2 is not leaps and bounds better or even different than its predecessor, as it feels less like a sequel and more like the second season. However, it manages to hit the mark where it truly matters with expansive level designs and a wealth of gameplay options that makes playing through the same missions multiple times consistently fun but feel different every time.

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Generación Xbox
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

The new game of IO Interactive, this time partnering with warner is a great game, with superb stealth mechanics that rewards planification over direct action, and in a refreshing way.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 25, 2018

It's a strange thing to find yourself smiling so much while playing a game that has you carrying out a series of grisly murders, but that's exactly what Hitman 2 does. Whether you're disguising yourself as a cupcake salesman to get close to a target, or spending an hour to make someone's death look like an accident, Hitman 2 is the best stealth action game of the year.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2018

A bit pricey to say it lists half of its own contents as DLC, but if you already own HITMAN and want more of that, then HITMAN 2 is perfect for you.

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NoobFeed
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 11, 2018

Hitman 2 feels like an expansion than a fully realized sequel. This isn't a bad thing as IO Interactive has provided 6 new sandbox missions where players can construct elaborate plans to eliminate their targets. Each one is a playground of options where you can make layered plans for complex stealth kills and leave without anyone noticing. Hitman 2 delivers the same experience from the 2016 revival, allowing players to use identical skills to uncover the wealth of possibilities available.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

Hitman 2 isn't a revolution, it's a refinement of what worked and an irresistible package of worthwhile and replayable content. Creativity and audacious planning is rewarded and options are given for any potential playstyle from the casual murderer to the gilded assassin. With even more content planned for the future and the plethora of challenges and modes to take part in, this is one game that satisfies all your assassination needs and more. Some slight performance problems and a throwaway story does hobble it a bit, but make no mistake, this is the definitive Hitman experience in one convenient and polished package.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 7, 2018

Hitman 2 tells the best hitman story since Silent Assassin and trumps with wonderfully creative assassin sandbox missions.

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NerdBacon
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2019

There’s something freeing about the trust that IO Interactive places in the player, giving them a sandbox and allowing them to decide how they’re going to have fun with Hitman 2. This game may not have reached the incredible highs of 2016’s Hitman, but it offers improvements in a lot of the game’s central components while experimenting with new ways to improve on and expand the core gameplay.

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Softpedia
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2018

The new missions, game modes, and replayability will have you glued to your console for hours on end, and when you'll finally earn that last achievement, you'll still feel like playing some more!

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

Hitman 2 offers is more of the same, but that same is sharper, prettier, and more refined. The new additions are great improvements and the maps are some of the series' strongest.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

Hitman 2 manages to get back the essence of the franchise after a prior entry that left a lot of doubts. Hitman 2 is an excellent game where stealth is rewarded over wild gunfire.

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Xbox Achievements
85%
85%
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is a solid follow-up to our 2016 Game of Year, delivering five huge killer sandboxes to explore to your heart's content. Yes, the maps might not be as unique as iterations gone-by and there is seemingly fewer than normal, but boy, are they great maps. Factor in Contracts mode and the excellent Ghost Mode, and Hitman 2 is very much worth your time. Where else can you dress up as a mascot or get involved in a poisonous drinking game to take down a target? Answer: no-bloody-where!

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Geek Culture Podcast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2019

Hitman 2 offers a variety of options in the gameplay department. It also allows for exploration and trial and error. The additional modes adds even more replay value and continued play as we transition from standard single player games into games as a service, this is an example of a great combination of both worlds. 47 has never looked so good and so deadly.

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GearNuke
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

Hitman 2 is engrossing from the beginning to the end. It is a masterwork in stealth, and visually sublime with a gorgeous implementation of HDR. IO Interactive has iterated on what made the original Hitman fun, and the result is that the sequel hits new highs leading to one of the finest Stealth games released this generation.

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Video Chums
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

Hitman 2 offers stellar stealth gameplay that lets you complete your goals in countless entertaining ways.

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Worth Playing
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

All in all, Hitman 2 is the series at its best without shooting for the stars. It's an incremental update to a working formula that is fun to play, but it can sometimes feel underwhelming. Based on its level design and gameplay opportunities alone, Hitman 2 is one of the best entries in the series — and that's all you need to know if you're a fan of the franchise.

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PC Gamer
84 / 100
84 / 100
Nov 8, 2018

Essentially more of its predecessor but with a more consistent quality of levels. Which is fine: its predecessor was great.

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AbsoluteXbox
4.2 / 5.0
4.2 / 5.0
Nov 19, 2018

While we have a weak storyline the overall package is a great collection of sandbox missions with a huge amount of repeatable play sessions that you can keep approaching in different ways, the game looks great and plays just as well as you want from a Hitman game, throw in the extra game modes and all of the additional content that IO keep adding to game and this is great value, just don’t let the weak story put you off.

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Electric Bento
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Hitman 2 is a sandbox of death and creativity. Taking in the world makes for some incredibly memorable assassinations and is worthy of the time commitment.

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IGN Spain
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 complies with what is expected of a sequel: greater and better content. IO Interactive does not try to revolutionize its formula, simply presents more killing opportunities on each map.

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Hobby Consolas
83 / 100
Hobby Consolas
Redacción Hobby Consolas

Top Critic

83 / 100
Nov 13, 2018

Hitman 2 is bigger and better than it's predecessor in every way, which means there aren't many surprises, but also means more action, more stealth, even more ways to assassinate targets and more fun.

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PowerUp!
8.3 / 10.0
PowerUp!
Jackson Wall
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Hitman 2 is an excellent murder simulator that lets players run wild with creativity. The only restrictions to how you take out your targets are how clever you are.

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VGProfessional
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

HITMAN 2 features big, open-ended levels that offer players a ton of freedom to choose how to eliminate unsuspecting victims. It manages to keep much of the soul of the series while updating the gameplay and offering a very polished experience.

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PSX Brasil
82 / 100
82 / 100
Nov 21, 2018

Hitman 2 tries to rescue what was left behind in the first title. New clothes, accessories and locations may attract you at first, but the lack of interesting extras makes the game more of the same.

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Bazimag
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2018

Hitman 2 is an appealing game and loyal to Hitman series roots. there are problems with story and AI but they won't stop you from enjoying the game, and open-world design of each level has made it more entertaining than before.

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ComiConverse
Nov 11, 2018

Hitman 2 doesn't reinvent proceedings but doubles down on the impressive stealth mechanics and open-ended game design. IO Interactive delivers another great instalment, which should offer countless hours of crazy assassinations. I look forward to the see where Agent 47 goes next! Because this was a great adventure

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 16, 2018

Fantastic new level designs, minor but meaningful additions, and a few excellent bonuses help strengthen the endurance of the Hitman series.

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Easy Allies
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018
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Digital Trends
Nov 13, 2018

Hitman 2 takes everything you love from the series and expands on it in every way.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 12, 2018

Hitman 2 is a pretty safe bet of IO Interactive, giving us a solid new game of the series that doesn't creates anything new.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2018

It is still one of the best stealth experiences that offers a variety of assassination options with interactive world and side characters, but overall it's a bit similar to the first season. Both Ghost mode and sniper assassin are good addition to the series but after few replays it gets boring and repetitive, they need more locations and challenges.

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GamesFinest
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 19, 2018

With "Hitman 2", IO Interactive has once again succeeded in creating a perfidious murder simulator that presents hobby agents with a variety of challenges. Extensive game worlds, a bombast of detail and various game modes invite assassins to let off steam and dedicate themselves to various missions. Friends of the Hitman series as well as newcomers, who have dedicated themselves to murder and assassination, will find in "Hitman 2" a nice permanent entertainment.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

It feels a lot like the second half of the same season, rather than a true sequel, but Hitman 2 is still a beautifully crafted stealth game that's full of character.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 walks familiar ground and provides the type of delightful moments you expect in the maps on offer, as well as a multiplayer mode with bundles of potential.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 19, 2018

Each mission in Hitman 2 is a treasure trove of wonderful emergent gameplay, excellent satirical writing, and lashings of delicious, jet-black humour. The targets you'll hunt are almost universally rotters which thankfully takes care of any lingering moral quandaries you may have about their imminent demise. It's better that way. We really don't want to feel bad about tinkering with an old man's oxygen tank so it blows up and kills him when he sparks up a cigarette, do we?

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 13, 2018

The freedom to plan and execute a variety of insane kill fantasies makes for missions that are fun and original even after multiple playthroughs. Hitman 2 is a wonderfully designed, enjoyable, and rewarding stealth sandbox that'll only continue to develop.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 15, 2018

Hitman 2 is a good game. One of a kind. Enojable play with good level design.

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

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.

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GameSkinny
Nov 12, 2018

The long-awaited followup to Hitman 2016 isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn good.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2018

Hitman 2 is less a sequel and more of a massive add-on to 2016's Hitman, but that's likely more than enough to entice fans of the original

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Guardian
Nov 13, 2018

Assassination missions that reward subterfuge – such as wearing a giant flamingo suit or loosening a racing driver's wheel – make this a surprisingly creative sequel

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is the proper evolution to the Hitman formula.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 21, 2018

Building on the foundations of the 2016 game, Hitman 2 is full of the best Hitman stealth action yet. Yes, it's evolutionary in some ways, and you have to accept the series' idiosyncratic take on the genre, but there's space for it to keep growing with the return of Escalation missions and continuing Elusive Contracts. Whether you're a blackmailing pink flamingo he satisfaction of an expertly planned and executed hit is like nothing else.

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

The beauty of Hitman 2 is that the first game was already so good that it didn't need some radical shake-up to the formula with a sequel. IO Interactive knew that they essentially struck gold the first time around and instead of overhauling the whole thing, they've taken a closer look at what could be done to improve things rather than take an entire step back and shuffle everything around.

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Daily Dot
Nov 13, 2018

There’s just nothing quite like Hitman, a series that defies everything we’ve learned about modern game business. Maybe that will spell its doom in time, but for now, I’m glad that this carnival of death has had some life breathed into it once again.

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Game Rant
Game Rant
Kyle Sledge

Top Critic

Nov 12, 2018

Hitman 2 is a substantial improvement over its predecessor, with its impressively designed locations and deep level of replayability serving up a killer time.

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Windows Central
Nov 8, 2018

IO Interactive set out to perfect the assassination sandbox with Hitman 2. Though the studio fell short, Hitman 2 is a commendable stealth experience that fans of the series shouldn't miss out on. Its future now rests in whether or not its Ghost Mode and celebrity elusive targets can hold people's attention.

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Goomba Stomp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

By granting unshackled freedom to experiment and get creative, Hitman 2 respects its players. With goofy dialogue and murder galore, it doesn't take itself too seriously, frequently eliciting hearty laughter through its violent absurdity and silly characters. An aura of dark comedy envelopes Hitman 2's death laden tone, and it's bloody good fun.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 23, 2018

All in all, Hitman 2 refines everything you know and love from 2016's Hitman. Some minor annoyances exist, but there's little else that comes in the way to make this worth checking out for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.

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PlayStation Galaxy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

When it all boils down to it, Hitman 2 is pretty much just finding new ways to kill the same targets. With only six maps, you’ll often be facing the same targets again and again. Most maps have more than just one target, but I do wish there were a little bit more variety. I still think it’s a great game. With the elusive targets coming up (I’m coming for you Sean Bean) as well as DLCs, there’s a lot to this game to look forward to.

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Screen Rant
Nov 9, 2018

Hitman 2 doesn't reinvent the wheel, but instead hones its stealth gameplay to a sharp point to deliver some of the best action the series has seen.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is yet another well-executed entry in IO Interactive's killer franchise. The game lacks some of the refinement expected of a world-class assassin, but the top-notch level design and some small, but key improvements to the series' core mechanics more than make up for a few presentation and polish issues. Hitman 2 isn't quite the shot to the heart it could have been, but it's close enough to count.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

The Hitman formula still demands extraordinary patience and a fondness for replaying the same levels, but fans of 2016's reboot will find plenty to love

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TheXboxHub
Nov 15, 2018

The sandbox elements, the amazing level design, and variety of gameplay options on offer are all superbly crafted and highly addictive, but I do think that fans of the previous game may well look at this more like a Version 1.5 of the previous title

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viewport
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 30, 2018

HITMAN 2 tends more to the safe side and relies on the framework of its predecessor to provide more of its signature brand of assassination. The most notable change is the incredible size of the locations as well as spending that extra time to make sure each area has a purpose and feels satisfying to explore. The disguise mechanics leave a bit to be desired, but there is still the capability to take on challenge runs through the Contracts system that enact various restrictions. Plenty of reasons exist to keep going back into the locales, increasing replayability significantly and help keep the limited number of regions from getting too stale as Agent 47 continues his worldwide tour.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is a colossal collection of puzzles begging to be solved through multiple playthroughs. It's meticulous in its scoring system, objectives, and unlocks. Even though this would have worked perfectly as a "season two" for the original Hitman, the need for a new package is perfectly understandable given their situation. I don't even need the Sean Bean and company timed challenges or the promising now-in-beta Ghost Mode (an asymmetrical gametype where you try to kill more targets than an opponent that exists in an alternate reality): just keep giving me more maps and I'll keep playing.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

With Hitman 2, the sandbox approach taken by the saga touches new heights of creative freedom, giving us the opportunity to indulge us with every imaginable means and style.

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EGM
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 may seem like more of a second season than a full sequel, but there’s still nothing like a Hitman game. It might not represent a massive leap forward for the series, and it might be missing some of the bells and whistles that the last game had, but it should still satiate fans of Agent 47, thanks to its more satisfying stealth and its complex, lively mission areas.

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Leadergamer
Nov 14, 2018

If you like stealth and hunting people, then this game is one of the best choices of this year.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 introduces a wealth of meaningful new toys and systems, generously reshapes the first season with them, and then throws in a couple of sturdy multiplayer modes to boot.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

IO Interactive knows very well that bigger doesn't always mean better and worked to merge wider levels with clever approaches. This is what defines Htiman 2.

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Giant Bomb
Nov 16, 2018

This sequel offers plenty of reasons to revisit the world of assassination, whether you're an experienced hitman or just trying out the fiber wire for the first time.

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CDavis_Games
Dec 6, 2018

Hitman 2 is my favorite $60 title of 2018. I had an absolutely fantastic time and will certainly dip back in every time there’s a new elusive target available. If you haven’t already played Hitman then I highly encourage you to pick up the two-game package because the two combined are easily worth five stars.

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Game Revolution
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 was obviously meant to be attached to the previous Hitman game as both are nearly identical on the surface. The commitment to replayability, thorough assassinations, and large, packed environments are parallels that worked then and work now.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

Agent 47 is well-prepared for new challenges in bigger locations with advanced tactics.

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Saving Content
Dec 11, 2018

Hitman 2 brings in more of what I loved about the first game and then some. The tight gameplay, the serious but comical undertone, and the plethora of challenging bits to accomplish make Hitman 2 an amazing package. It’s unfortunate that IO forces you to connect to a server to actually access the challenge information, let alone be able to save your progression of them. It leaves a nasty stain on such a pristine, near perfect white suit.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

Considering IO Interactive’s plans for Hitman reboot from day one, Hitman 2 is more like a second season for the 2016 title rather than a new Hitman experience. If you accept this fact, and if you liked the 2016 title, then you’ll enjoy Hitman 2, as it’ll present you with tons of freedom within very well-designed levels.

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Gamersky
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

Hitman 2 is a good game, only with a small amount of content. The core experience of assassination is still there, and even become more attractive. But it is too much like the Hitman released in 2016, and there are only 6 maps which not satisfies me.

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Oyungezer Online
7.8 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
İhsan Asman

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2018

If you're looking for stealth and repeatability, then Hitman 2 is your game. Fans of the series will feel right at home.

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WellPlayed
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

Hitman 2 is an exceptionally enjoyable assassination sandbox that is slightly let down by its shoddy narrative and lack of interesting characters

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IGN
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is like a hearty stew: not pretty, but so full of nutrition that you're bound to walk away full and happy.

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Gamefa
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

Hitman 2 is a brilliant game for stealth games fans. Various methods for killing your targets, level design and different environments makes Hitman 2 an enjoyable experience. Hitman 2 is not one of the best games of 2018 but it's absolutely worth your time and money, specially if you are an stealth fan or Hitman series lover.

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Geeks Under Grace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Hitman 2 is a solid follow up to the 2016 reboot, but there wasn't much that stood out from its predecessor. If more Hitman is what you want, that is exactly what you'll get. There are some slight improvements, but anyone looking for new and drastic changes will not find them here.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2018

Otherwise, let’s put this one to bed: those who reveled in IO’s last Hitman title will delight in a return to Hitman 2 and those who gave the soft reboot a miss will find a pleasant surprise in this title. It’s hard to go wrong with Hitman 2.

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IGN Middle East
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2018

HITMAN 2 developed the advantages of the previous game in a wonderful way but suffered at the same time from repeating the problems of the first one.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 doesn't try to revolutionize the formula of the previous game. And it's totally acceptable as it is still efficient. There's a lot things to do/observe/infiltrate/kill/hide/use in each huge and beautiful level, and it is indeed a great assassin simulation, even if the game has not many things more to offer in terms of gameplay compared to its predecessor, and feels a bit like a "1.5 version". Accept its rules and you will be pleased, for a long time.

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GamesRadar+
Nov 8, 2018

The quirks of what seem to be a last-minute rush out the door development strategy don't detract from the fact that each Hitman 2 level is wonderfully crafted and full of potential for inventiveness… and silliness.

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Flickering Myth
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

Whether you’re a hardcore fan of the franchise or looking to dip your toe in its rich sandbox gameplay for the first time, it certainly scratches that itch.

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New Game Network
62 / 100
62 / 100
Nov 28, 2018

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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Niche Gamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

This is stealth-lite, a game made for the casual crowd, and on that note, I can’t forgive the game for damaging a series I used to hold dear. The intricacy of past titles is gone, and what is left is an empty shell of what Hitman used to be. Scan the barcode on Agent 47’s head and all you’ll ring up is a package of cheap junk food. Empty calories that wont sustain you for long.

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