- "Think Deadly."
- ―HITMAN™ 2's Tagline
|This article is about the Sniper Assassin game mode. For the main game, see HITMAN™ 2.|
HITMAN™ 2: Sniper Assassin is a companion game for HITMAN™ 2 which uses a standalone client and can only be acquired by pre-ordering the main game. The client was later discontinued and absorbed into the full game upon release. As such later additions to the Sniper Assassin game mode such as new maps or weapons are not apparent in the standalone version.
As the title suggests, gameplay focuses on using a sniper rifle to eliminate key targets, in the typical Hitman fashion, with the key difference being the limitation to both movement and tools at your disposal. Players must examine the level and make use of objects in the environment to create accident kills and hide bodies.
Creative use of the world around you results in a higher score, as each assassination now awards points based on the actions taken, such as hiding the body, creating a distraction prior, killing a moving target and many more. This works both ways however as you will also lose points for harming incorrect targets or alerting guards and so on.
As with previous iterations of the series, players can achieve the 'Silent Assassin' rating and compete for the best score on the world leaderboards, as well as complete various challenges as set out by the mission.
After every assignment, players will gain Mastery to upgrade Agent 47's snipers, the Sieger 300 Ghost and Druzhina 34 ICA, depending on the location, with perks such as increased zoom and different ammo types.
For the first time in modern Hitman, players will be able to play together co-operatively in the Sniper Assassin game mode. Instead of using Agent 47 in the single player version, the playable cast of characters during co-op gameplay consist of agents Knight and Stone, each with their own unique rifles, the Jaeger 7 Copperhead and Jaeger 7 Rude Ruby along with the Sieger 300 Redeemer and Sieger 300 Viper respectively.
|Europe||Austria||Himmelstein||The Last Yardbird|
|Asia||Singapore||Hantu Port||The Pen and the Sword|
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|Media of the Hitman series|
|Main Games||Hitman: Codename 47 - Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - Hitman: Contracts - Hitman: Blood Money - Hitman: Absolution - HITMAN™ - HITMAN™ 2|
|Other Games||Hitman 2 Christmas Game - Hitman: Vegas - Hitman: Sniper Challenge - Hitman: Sniper - Hitman GO - HITMAN™ 2: Sniper Assassin|
|Novels||Hitman: Enemy Within - Hitman: Damnation|
|Films||Hitman (2007) - Hitman: Agent 47|