Developed by IO Interactive, Hitman 2 is the second sequel to 2016 released World of Assassination Trilogy. It is also the seventh instalment of the Hitman series. Marketed by Warner Bros, the game was released on November 13th, 2018 for multiple consoles like PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and stadia. Soon after its release, the game met with commercial success worldwide. Players have loved this game more than the original Hitman video game.
Considering its positive developments and improvements over its predecessor, Hitman 2 has received critical acclamation from renowned critics. Looking into the interest of players in the Hitman series and considering the love which Hitman 2 has received, developers are all set to release the third sequel, Hitman 3 for Xbox series X, Windows, PlayStation, and stadia in January 2021.
What is Hitman 2 about?
Belonging to the action genre, Hitman 2 incorporates a few changes which have made it stand out from its predecessor. One can find 6 new environments, allowing players to explore the brand new killing machinery. The storyline is composed of multiple subplots, each leading to the perfect blending of all plots with time.
These plots can individually be studied and explored. The main plot might seem overarching at first, though once players complete the entire game, the plot appears to be simple and uncomplicated. Much of the story is perfectly timed, depicting real-world conditions in some places, like middle Eastern conflicts, military corporations, and artificial intelligence. Players can mischievously eavesdrop on conversations between non-playable characters in the game.
As we already mentioned, Hitman 2 is an action-adventure, stealth-based video game. The storyline continues to follow the previous sequel, making necessary changes in certain places. Agent 47 is the lead character, which players control. He is a contract assassin, who takes orders for the international contract agency. The game is played from the third-person narrative, who explores various regions of the globe to eliminate highly notorious criminal targets.
Agent 47 has been given additional powers and abilities in Hitman 2. He can now hide in bushes and grass, blend into the local masses, use mirrors to track his targets around corners and even carry a briefcase containing weapons and other things. Few other changes can be recognized instantly, while others take time to be recognized. Nevertheless, every little change brought to its GamePlay and UI is positive.
Hitman 2 comprises 8 missions, set in different locations and having different features. The various locations (in order of their occurrence ) are Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, a racetrack in Miami, the fictitious land of Santa Fortuna in Columbia, the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai, the imaginative Vermont suburb, the isle of sgail in North Atlantica, the region of Milton -Fitzpatrick bank in New York City and lastly, a haven Island resort in the Maldives.
Hitman 2 has introduced violent and impactful gadgets, that can make an NPC unconscious. The game sees the reintroduction of the briefcase, earlier used by agent 47 in Hitman. The briefcase allows the player to carry the necessary equipment and weapons such as sniper rifles in public, arousing their curiosity and suspicion. Soon after the announcement of Hitman 2, developers released a cooperative multiplayer mode named sniper assassin. It was available to players who pre-ordered Hitman 2.
In the multiplayer mode, players are given the task of killing criminal targets using a sniper rifle within a fixed time. Besides playing as agent 47, players can so take the role of ICA operatives stone and knight. These two are immensely powerful and skilled characters who have access to rare ammo types. However, developers intend to remove this cooperative online multiplayer mode of Hitman 2, anytime before Hitman 3 gets released. Sadly ghost mode- the offline multiplayer mode of Hitman 2 has already been removed on August 31st, 2020.
Unlike Hitman, Hitman 2 has incorporated the time based elusive target missions. UK actor, Sean bean has been portrayed in the first elusive target in Hitman 2. Players who have downloaded all chapters of Hitman 2 from the first Hitman, can play it using Hitman 2’s approved engine. Besides the game also features additional improvements in its gameplay, character development, audio, and visual aspects.
Features of Hitman 2
As we already said, Hitman 2 has continued the story of its predecessors, making necessary changes at the same time. One can now see escalations, elusive targets, challenges, contracts, a sniper assassin mode, and a newly designed gosht multiplayer mode, in which two players are tasked with killing 4 targets before their enemies. We have enlisted the most important features of Hitman 2 :