So after finishing the story in Hitman 2, playing the new ghost mode, and doing some contracts, I’ve given myself a couple days to let it all soak in, and I believe I now have my final thoughts on the game. I did not like the story at all if I’m being brutally honest. I actually prefer the 2016 game’s story over it. I wasn’t too crazy about the locations in this one, they just seem a bit dull in my opinion, though of course they are well done. I think the 2016 game has it beat there. The only real standouts in this game to me were Miami and Whittleton Creek. I enjoyed the ghost mode, and I think I might find myself playing it more in the future. I did not really care for the new soundtrack though. It seems forgettable to me, whereas the 2016 game’s soundtrack was more catchy and memorable in my opinion. One thing I did like about the new soundtrack though, was how it changed depending on the location, a neat touch. Not a fan of 47’s new face though, I very much prefer the 2016 face. Gotta love the return of the sniper briefcase, and the gameplay overall is very good like the 2016 game.
Overall, I would rank my top 3 Hitman games as follows…
3. Hitman 2 (2018)
2. Hitman Blood Money
- Hitman 2016
So it did make into my top 3, but I still feel that my favorite, and in my honest opinion, best Hitman game is the 2016 game. This one just isn’t quite on the same level as it was, for me anyway. Overall, I’m going to give Hitman 2 (2018) a 3.5 out of 5. It’s a good, solid game, and I do like it, and will continue to play it as content is released. I look forward to the upcoming expansions with the new locations, so I hope they can bring back some of that 2016 charm for me. What are your thoughts on Hitman 2 (2018) vs. 2016?