13 November, 2018
Agent 47 is back with even more creative ways to murder someone. Hitman 2 continues the reboot of the Hitman series and is a direct follow up to 2016’s Hitman. The best thing about Hitman is that it tries it’s best to live up to its name and to keep the focus swiftly on stealth and planning. Although the game is action-packed, the strategic element is almost like a puzzle that you have to solve. But does this make it a good game?
With the release of Hitman in 2016, many fans shied away from the game because of its episodic style and release. Hitman 2 reverts back to the full game release, where content is available from the moment you buy the game. Hitman was one of the best games in the series and Hitman 2 is definitely worth of a similar accomplishment. Hitman 2 is more like a “Season 2” of the previous game, a little bit more refined and a little bit more polished.
If you’re buying Hitman 2 for a compelling storyline then you may be a little bit disappointed. The story is weak at best. If you’re searching for a reason behind your missions then there isn’t much beyond the fact that you’re doing a job for money.
The game really shines in actual gameplay and mechanics. With literally hundreds of ways to complete each mission, the game actively rewards you for replaying missions and completing them in different ways. There is a mastery system to rank up in and challenges to complete which all unlocks new content and even more areas of missions. The basic idea is that you can theoretically replay the same mission for a good few hours and still finish the mission in a completely different way.
Loading up the game and playing for the first time may seem quite daunting. There is a lot to take in and a lot to think about. However, once you start to play you can start to really get into the game and the inner workings of each mission. It becomes incredibly satisfying to really master a mission and find the best possible way to execute your plan.
Hitman 2 does have some nice updates from the previous game – it’s not all exactly the same. Agent 47 is now able to hide while trespassing and can also be spotted in mirrors. You cannot simply walk up behind someone while they wash their hands in a bathroom. The game also highlights events that are happening off-screen, such as enemies finding a body that you left behind or something that could impact your mission.
Overall, Hitman 2 is fantastic and if you are a fan of the series then you should love this game. All of the levels are vibrant and different. The gameplay and mechanics are refined. The missions are complex and, with replayability, will keep you entertained for hours. Hitman 2 is definitely a hit!
- Tons of Content
- Awesome levels, gameplay and puzzles
- Very similar to Hitman (2016)