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Just when Agent 47, a former high-target hitman for an international contractor, has decided to reform himself and retire, he becomes engulfed in an elaborate conspiracy as an anonymous organization kidnaps his friend, the resident priest.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Massimo Agostinelli Massimo Agostinelli ... Father Vittorio (voice)
Anilla Akbar Anilla Akbar ... (voice)
Usman Akbar Usman Akbar ... (voice)
David Bateson ... Hitman: Agent 47 (voice)
David Berno David Berno ... (voice)
Susanne Buckhardt Susanne Buckhardt ... Dr. Hannelore von Kamprad (voice)
Dmitri Golovanov Dmitri Golovanov ... Russia NPC's (voice)
Aishah Jensen Aishah Jensen ... (voice)
Maasaki Kamio Maasaki Kamio ... Japan NPC's (voice)
Ismail Khalid Ismail Khalid ... Afghan Gunman (voice)
Radin Kasbani Radin Kasbani ... Afghan Gunman (voice)
Celestino Lancia Celestino Lancia ... Sicily NPC's (voice)
Vivienne McKee Vivienne McKee ... Diana (voice)
Akira Oishi Akira Oishi ... Japan NPC's (voice)
Jeremy C. Petreman Jeremy C. Petreman ... Mystery Man (voice)
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Storyline

Agent 47, a former high-target hitman for an international contractor, has spent his life hunting world-wide criminals, terrorists, arms dealers, mafiosos, and militants (for a price). Now, he has decided to reform himself and retire to a church in Sicily, where he works as a gardener and has given his life to God. However, he quickly becomes engulfed in an elaborate conspiracy as an anonymous organization kidnaps his friend, the resident priest. In exchange for help on finding the priest, Agent 47's former employment agency sends him on a series of missions to eliminate rogue Russian generals, an illegal weapons dealer, several terrorist spearheads, and a violent cult leader. Ultimately, however, he is led back to his quest to hunt down and eliminate the mysterious man that kidnapped the priest. Written by Flotis

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Country:

Denmark | UK

Release Date:

1 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin See more »

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IO Interactive See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original Hitman was in third person and without mid level saves. The developers added a first person option and limited saves to this sequel after fans protest that it was too hard and the third person camera too awkward. See more »

Quotes

Afghan Civilian: Hello and God's peace, my friend! Mr. 47, I'm very honoured. I have your supplies. It is very powerful. Take care nobody sees it, that's very dangerous. The Khan is returning soon. Maybe you can stop him, maybe before the gate in East. May Allah help and protect you, Mr. 47!
Hitman: Agent 47: Thank you. Better get out of the way. This will get messy!
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Alternate Versions

The Steam, GameCube and HD Trilogy versions have some edited dialogue and posters in the cult levels. Specifically in Diana's briefing and Smith's dialogue, removing the terms "towelheads" and Gurdwara. See more »

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Pretty good stealth game, but flawed and not for everyone who gets bored or frustrated easily.
4 March 2004 | by practiced_bravadoSee all my reviews

With "Hitman: Contracts" soon to be released, I decided to go back and replay this title to refresh my skills and walked away fairly satisfied with the gameplay and graphics. The thing "Hitman" does so well is make you feel like the ultimate badass contract killer. Yet, it's not the kind of game that you should go in with guns blazing (although you can do that), but with strategic planning and a quiet, slow pace.

It seems strange then, that so many noisy firearms are up for grabs, only in the final level are you encouraged to blow away bad guys "Max Payne"-style. Yet, by then, the thoughtless shootout is welcomed, since throughout the entire game you have to mix brainpower with firepower.

That, in itself, is not for everyone, but it's the goal of the game. Besides, walking into a highly inhabited area, killing the "mark" and then strolling away as if nothing ever happened is much more satisfying then just to kill everything in sight. It makes you feel much more "professional", after all you are playing the role of a hitman.

The game, however, does have some flaws that keep it from being great, something I'm hoping "Contracts" will improve on. For instance, you can't tell how much noise you are making as you quietly approach your adversaries, they just all of a sudden get the drop on you. Another one being the way the anesthetic works. It takes far too long to dispense, making you a vulnearable target. The victim also does eventually wake up from it, even a full dose, making it pretty useless. I hope "Contracts" lets you use a tranquilzer gun.

The A.I. is a little too unforgiving, making this unplayable for more casual gamers. One last thing, the nightvision goggles seriously impairs your vision by making you see through a "cone". "Splinter Cell" did this much cooler and easier, given it was essential to that game. Well, there you have it, my review of the game. It is very good, but takes patience, lots of it, to fully grasp the game and appreciate its pleasures. *** 1/2 stars out of 4.


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