Agent 47, the perfect assassin, tries to distance himself from his violent past by becoming a lowly church gardener. However, when his friend, a priest, is abducted by an Italian mafioso, he is duped into returning to his trade. A third-person stealth game, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, is played from the assassin’s perspective. You play the role of the titular hitman and are tasked with completing a variety of missions located all over the world. In most cases, you will be tasked with eliminating a target and possibly achieving a few other goals during each mission.
In most cases, your target will be guarded by many security personnel. Although you have access to a sizable arsenal of weapons, including stealthy weapons such as a garrote or a silenced pistol and more powerful firearms such as machine guns and sniper rifles, your primary method of attack will be to remain unseen. Agent 47 can move stealthily to avoid being discovered and disguise himself by donning the clothing of guards who have been killed or stunned.
However, the security personnel is not entirely dimwitted. They will investigate any suspicious noises and react if they see you waving a gun in front of your face. If they see you moving around, they will become suspicious. If they discover a dead body, they will raise the alarm. If you hang out in disguise around them for excessive time, they will eventually realize that you are not one of their friends.
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin introduces a new feature to the series: after completing a mission, you are given a rating determined by how stealthily you carry out the objective. Only the most patient and skilled players will be able to receive the “Silent Assassin” rating, which generally involves eliminating the target stealthily without raising any suspicion. Receiving the “Mass Murderer” rating will result from going trigger-happy on everyone while receiving the “Silent Assassin” rating will only be possible for the most patient and skilled players.