Ranking the best Hitman games

7. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002)

This fixed everything critics hated about the first, offering better controls and gameplay mechanics.


Hitman 2: Silent Assassin begins in Silicy, where Agent 47 is living the quiet life in a church. This doesn’t last long, though, and 47 is soon dragged back into the life of a killer as a priest is abducted for ransom. The story is not up to much, but covers plenty of ground taking Agent 47 to Italy, Japan and Russia amongst others.

The traditional Hitman gameplay is as fun as ever here: dressing up as a mailman to enter a mansion and dispose of a mafioso don is thrilling, even if it’s hard not to notice how things quickly degenerate into firefights due to the trigger-happy AI, something which sucks when you’re trying to be stealthy. It’s also hard not to notice how much the new Hitman games have moved the goalposts too – but this blast from the past is still worth a go if you can get it at a fair price.

Came out on: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Xbox and GameCube.