Plan detailed takedowns of priority targets. Use the environment against enemies, wear disguises, and stealth your way through expansive locations.
You're the weapon
In Hitman 2, you take on the role of assassin Agent 47 to infiltrate varied locations to eliminate specific targets. Developed by IO Interactive, Hitman 2 continues from their previous Hitman game but improves almost every aspect of it.
Rather than being a true open world game, Hitman 2 offers self-contained levels packed with detail. From the bustling city of Mumbai to the autumnal environs of suburban America, Hitman 2 will push your graphics card to its limit.
If there's any negative to the game, it's the price and technical specifications. You can download the first mission for free, but you'll need to have at least 8GB RAM and a 3.3GHz processor to make the most of it. You can pick up the Gold edition for Windows, which includes all expansions and in-game items (i.e. the ‘full game'), but for a price pushing triple digits.
Customise your kills
Every Hitman game places an emphasis on finding creative ways to off your targets, and Hitman 2 takes this to the next level. Each location has multiple secret areas and subtle environmental clues to help you plan the perfect assassination.
The game can be played offline, but at the expense of achievements and levelling up. To get the most out of Hitman 2, you need to have an internet connection. Online multiplayer is also where Hitman 2 truly excels. Compete against others in sniper challenges, or try to eliminate five targets before another player in Ghost Mode.
Although there are other very good stealth/assassin games around, like Dishonored 2, Hitman 2 offers detailed playgrounds then encourages you to break all the rules. Pose as a paramedic to give someone a lethal injection? Poison someone with their own food? Check and check.