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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Box artwork for Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.
Developer(s) IO Interactive
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Engine Glacier
Release date(s)
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PlayStation 2
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Nintendo GameCube
Genre(s) Shooter, Stealth
System(s) Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Mode(s) Single player
ELSPA: Ages 15+
BBFC: BBFC 18.png 18
ESRB: ESRB M.png Mature
PEGI: PEGI 16.png Ages 16+
OFLC: OFLC MA15.svg Mature Accompanied & Restricted
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed
450 MHz
System RAM
128 MiB
Disk space
800 MiB
Video RAM
16 MiB
Optical drive speed
16 x
DirectX version
Version 8.1
Series Hitman
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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a stealth-based shooter game, developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. It was the second installment of the Hitman video game series. The game was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox and the GameCube.

Introduced in this sequel of Hitman: Codename 47 was the concept of a post-mission ranking system, in which the player is given a status based on how they completed the mission, rated along a stealthy-aggressive axis, between "Mass Murderer," a non-stealthy player who kills everyone, and "Silent Assassin," a stealthy player who manages to complete the level without being noticed and only killing the intended target(s). The game rewards the player for critical thinking and problem solving, encouraging the player not to treat the game as a simple shooter. Achieving Silent Assassin status on multiple missions rewards the player with bonus weapons (such as a sawed-off shotgun, and dual-silenced Silverballers).

Graphically, Silent Assassin can use either the Direct3D or OpenGL rendering engines.

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