HITMAN 2, As Told By Steam Reviews

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Sometimes, all you need at the end of the day is an old-fashioned toilet assassination.

IO Interactive's follow up to their HITMAN reboot, having been released in a staggered fashion like most blockbuster games hits year, has been fully released for the last couple of weeks. We covered it earlier this month, with Riley finding that the 10th Hitman game featured some cracking locations and opportunities.

Hitman 2: The Kotaku Review

Hitman series protagonist Agent 47 isn’t an interesting guy. Despite his gleaming, barcoded head, he disappears into a crowd. He can somehow pass for anyone, no matter how famous; he can seamlessly live their life and look great in their pants. He uses this ability to wreak havoc everywhere he goes. Hitman 2 investigates this, asking who 47 is and why he does what he does, and the game answers this best not with its cutscenes but through its gameplay: because he —and the player — can, because they both have a keen eye for everything that can go wrong.

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And broadly, fans have been happy with HITMAN 2 on PC as well. The game currently has a 78% rating from just over 1700 reviews, with a good portion of the negative reviews concentrating on the Denuvo DRM and HITMAN's privacy policy, which the developers changed to allow users to opt-out of following feedback "and the strong recommendation of our legal department".

Users so far have praised the game's levels, expanded interactions and methods of assassination, performance, dynamic game world and the inclusion of levels from the original HITMAN in HITMAN 2.

Negative reviews have called out the game's privacy policy in particular, which asks users upon launch to agree to a privacy policy. If users choose not to accept the policy, the game is restricted to offline mode only, restricting unlocks and upgrades. Other users noted that HDR support on PC was also broken, and complained about random crashes to desktop as well as audio bugs.

Here's what people are saying about HITMAN 2 on Steam:


    That privacy policy is really scummy to be honest. A bad look for the company.

      Agreed, I was interested in the game until I read that. I refuse to reward such behaviour.

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