Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is the sequel to IO Interactive's stealth action game. Players once again become the mysterious Agent 47, forced back into his bloody trade through the trickery of a Russian crime lord. Now players must guide Agent 47 through various missions, the goal of each to fulfill a contract killing against a target.
While the missions are structured with objectives, players have a non-linear approach as to how to go about completing them. Players will be rated at the end of missions based on how they went about completing their goals; stealth and low suspicion aroused by guards will reward players more than simply killing anything that moves, often with better weapons to allow players to be even more efficient in completing future missions. Agent 47 can use both disguises and his surroundings to better stay out of sight.
- The game's soundtrack features compositions peformed by by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio and Television.