Hitman Episode 2 Review – The Italian Job
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Hitman Episode 2 takes us to the Italian city of Sapienza for the next hit. Should you take a trip to Italy? Or should you vacation elsewhere? Check out our Hitman Episode 2 honest game review to help you make your choice!

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Hitman Episode 2 Review – The Italian Job

Hitman Episode 2 takes us to the Italian city of Sapienza for the next hit. Should you take a trip to Italy? Or should you vacation elsewhere? Check out our Hitman Episode 2 honest game review to help you make your choice!

Hitman Episode 2 Review – The Italian Job

Hitman Episode 2 has you going after a mad scientist, his partner and his work. The target is a former client of yours, but he has become more trouble then he is worth at this point. Silvio Caruso and Francesca De Santis are creating a weapon that will change the way assassinations are done. With the virus they are creating, you can pick a target anywhere in the world and kill them without leaving a trace. They intend to change the way the assassination game is played and quite frankly, that doesn’t work for the Agency. A world full of skill-less assassins who can just click a button to kill a target.

Sapienza is much larger than the original area in Paris. That said you only get this place to play around in and not two like in the previous episode. The city itself is alive with people living their lives without knowing whats going on in the mansion. There are tons to see and exploring often times will reward you will a certain outfit or a new way to kill a target. You may also come across a new opportunity to help you get into the mansion to kill your target. You also have access to a safe house in this level, but it is pretty empty. There is a certain item in there you will want to pick up for an epic kill but other than that it’s just a place for you to hide and plot your attack. The episode ultimately requires more finesse because you need to sneak into the lab for the virus and take out two targets.

As far as gameplay goes it plays just like that last episode. The big difference here is the fact that there are a ton more guards and people floating around the target area. You can’t just enter the front door without the right outfit and a frisk. If you get caught with weapons you can expect a fight, this isn’t new to Hitman but it wasn’t in the last episode. There also is no “super outfit” in this episode for lack of a better term. What I mean if you can’t just get the Sheik’s outfit and run around the whole mansion unquestioned, doesn’t work like that here. Honestly though, that makes it better. Makes you think more and plan your attacks instead of just running around the whole area unchecked.

Hitman Episode 2 Review - The Italian Job

You will get new weapons and toys to play with in this mission as well. There are 26 assassinations challenges to complete in the level. Some of them we saw in the first episode but there are some new ones as well. Ever wanted to kill someone with an ancient cannon? Well you got the option here. How about an exploding golf ball? Yup, that’s an option also. The escalation missions also make another appearance and they are pretty solid all around also. They aren’t as good as the main mission of course but you can get a couple of hours out of it if you are interested.

At the end of the first episode we were introduced to who I assume is the antagonist of the game. This episode doesn’t really do much to explain why he’s involved with the Agency or Agent 47. I am hoping by next episode we at least find something out about this guy so we can start putting the pieces together because I can’t figure out if he is helping or not at the moment. He seems sinister but he could just be another hitman doing his job.

Hitman Episode 2 adds a new locale, weapons, outfits and items to the game. It is technically sound with no frame drops or stutters and the online issues seemed to be fixed, no disconnects here. If you enjoyed the first episode you are going to like the second.

This review of Hitman Episode 2 was done on the PlayStation 4. A game code was provided by the publisher.