You Can Play Some Of ‘Hitman 2’ For Free, Right Now
Hitman 2 was one of 2018's best video games (and you can quote us on that). A delightfully wicked murder-sim, in which Agent 47 visits locations both glorious and grubby in search of his very specific victims, it possessed the sort of creative depth that's so rare as to be practically unheard of in video games.
A single stage of Hitman 2 can, if you wish to pick it completely apart and see how every action causes a reaction, last for days at a time. All you're told is: Kill X. How you achieve that... Well, that's the fun, seeing how far you can push the game to keep up with your imagination.
There's no doubt, however, that Hitman 2's release in mid-November - alongside Fallout 76, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and Pokémon: Let's Go - severely impacted on its commercial fortunes. This is a game that definitely didn't reach as many people as it should have - but now, you can sample some of its delights with a new Starter Pack, available to download for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The Starter Pack features the game's first location, a beachside property in New Zealand, and the mission "Nightcall". It's sort of a tutorial, but also, very much not - don't be surprised to fail a few times before you crack it.
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Your progression from the Starter Pack will carry into the full game, if you decide to spend the pennies. (Hitman 2 is 37% off on Steam right now, if you're interested.) And it's a good time to jump into the game, as its fourth Elusive Target goes live on 8 March. Said target is Dame Barbara Elizabeth Keating, otherwise known as The Politician, who's got to go* for her siphoning of charity funds into a personal account. Bad, bad Barbara.
And if you want to get a further flavour of what that full game has to offer, you can watch us (casually) play the mission after "Nightcall", "The Finish Line", which sees Agent 47 attend a motor race in Miami with two targets to bump off.
Fancy some bald-headed homicide? It's... more fun than that sentence might make out. Let us know if you'll be picking up the Starter Pack - or if you already played Hitman 2, and loved it. We can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
(*By which we mean mercilessly murdered, and no mistake.)
Featured Image Credit: IO Interactive/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment