Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 15, 2018
    90
    Hitman 2 is a new coat of paint and an updated model of the previous year’s racing car. Sure, it may look similar to its predecessor, but it is improved in almost every facet of production, allowing the player to marvel in its familiar excellence.
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Hitman 2 successfully builds upon the foundation IO Interactive laid in 2016. The sandbox structure of each map will surely facilitate several playthroughs before it gets stale. Meanwhile, new additions like Ghost Mode add multiplayer to the Hitman package. It's not perfect, but it's damn close.
  3. Nov 8, 2018
    88
    Hitman 2 is the perfect game for fans of the franchise that are looking for an excuse to dive back in. It doesn’t do much to improve on the original formula, but the original formula is still fun and exciting enough to carry the game when combined with IO Interactives attention to detail, level design, and NPC AI. The whole game feels like you’re wandering around living, breathing environments that are built to challenge your skills and creativity as an assassin, but that manages to do so in a way that feels fun and addicting even after multiple runs through the same level.
  4. 87
    Hitman 2 is an excellent more of the same, a game that pushes the boundaries of the freedom given to the players in delivering the perfect assassination. The level design reaches new height in the genre, and the plot is compelling. Sadly the two multiplayer modes are a bit shallow.
  5. Nov 11, 2018
    85
    Hitman 2 tells the best Hitman story since Silent Assassin and offers strong and wonderfully creative assassin sandbox missions.
  6. Nov 8, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Nov 8, 2018
    84
    Essentially more of its predecessor but with a more consistent quality of levels. Which is fine: its predecessor was great.
  8. Nov 8, 2018
    82
    Hitman 2 is a good stealth playground, although it missed some of its best chances to be a great game.
  9. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    Hitman 2 introduces a wealth of meaningful new toys and systems, generously reshapes the first season with them, and then throws in a couple of sturdy multiplayer modes to boot.
  10. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    The second chapter of the recent Hitman (2016) is a “more of the same”, with some minor adjustments and more multiplayer support. IO abandons the episodic format but the sensation of playing a fragmented game is still there. Except for this, Hitman 2 presents spectacular scenarios and some challenges worthy of note. The level design is still wonderful and compensates for a certain lack of innovation.
  11. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    Hitman 2 is a familiar experience, but in the Hitman world, familiarity is an incredible strength.
  12. Nov 8, 2018
    77
    Hitman 2 doesn’t add much of note to the structure of its predecessor and thus feels more like Hitman 1.5 than a full-blown sequel. But that’s not a bad thing. By offering more of the deepest, fullest stealth sandboxes in gaming in one single package rather than six episodic ones, it earns its keep. The inclusion of Hitman (2016) is a bonus for those that didn’t catch the reboot initially. Here’s hoping they put more effort into the plot next time.
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  1. Nov 9, 2018
    Character and plot pale in comparison to what it lets you do, and Hitman 2 offers a fascinating buffet of accidents to choose from.
  2. Hitman 2 is about possibilities; the maps, weapons, and disguises all make it sing. Patience is it’s own reward: if you study your foes, if you watch the movement of guards, the placement of certain elements, you’ll get back what you put in.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 75
  2. Negative: 40 out of 75
  1. Nov 14, 2018
    8
    Clearly not 10, more like 7. Maybe 8. People are mad because it's just an expansion to the first game. I rate content here, and content deserves 8.
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    Excellent game, improves on the last installment in many ways. Massive amount of things to do if you want to complete all the challenges.
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    Best assassin simulator. Great, wide and interesting to explore locations, tons of weapons and ways to eliminate your targets, each levelBest assassin simulator. Great, wide and interesting to explore locations, tons of weapons and ways to eliminate your targets, each level tells a lot of stories, which actually is a part of game plot and lore. You want to replay each level again and again to find new secrets and complete challenges. Your creativity and fantasy are the only limits of how and what to do, and game awards your creativity with interesting situations and given opportunities. Must have for everyone. Full Review »