This has to be one of the best games of 2002. At first I did
not like it at all. The first mission was boring and seemed just
like another "walk around" dull game. I realized it
wasn't so bad after all. The next missions were very interesting
and challenging. IO Interactive did a superb job with the AI and
the whole environment. It's not one of those lame and out of style
shooters. The attention to detail that has been put into developing
the game is simply amazing. Remember that stealth is the key to
success (not that you can't finish the mission blowing everything
Some key features of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin:
Pick up contracts in exotic locations around the globe:
Sicily, St. Petersburg, Japan, Malaysia, and India.
Operate in a non-linear world where the outcome of your
actions and proficiency as a hitman are measured on a balance
between stealth and aggression.
Stalk and eliminate your targets up close and personal,
in either 1st or 3rd person perspectives.
Execute your assignments with a diverse arsenal of equipment,
from armor-piercing sniper rifles and explosives to chloroform
and poison darts.
Acquire and carry weapons and tools from mission to mission
through an enhanced inventory and save-game system.
Original soundtrack composed by Jesper Kyd and performed
by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra.
The game had to be patched because of issues while
saving game settings as well as some oddities in the main menu.
Nothing major but pretty annoying. I was very happy with how our
Ti4200 performed. We've used medium details (though displacement
mapping was enabled) otherwise the game would stutter around when
everything was set to high. I haven't noticed big of a difference
anyway. Enabling Anisotropic filtering was killing the performance
too much, that's why you only see FSAA of 0 (off) and 2X in our
benchmarks. Without Antialiasing the game ran very smoothly, no
chopping or slowdowns (both 800x600 and 1024x768). At higher resolution
it crawled, especially when playing outdoors. If you'd like to
get rid of some of the jaggies, switch over to 800x600 and turn
on 2X FSAA. You should be getting around 52-55 FPS (with a similar
system setup). I do not recommend 1280x1024 mode at all. It's
an overkill for the card, especially with high/medium game settings.
By the way, did I mention I highly recommend this game? :)