Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. It is the second entry in the Hitman series and the sequel to Hitman: Codename 47. It was released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 2 on 1 October 2002, the Xbox version of the game was released on 2 October 2002, and a GameCube version was later released on June 2003. The game was re-released for Windows through the Steam online distribution service. A commercial success, the game has sold more than 3.7 million copies as of 23 April 2009 and is the best selling Hitman game to date.
In the game, players assume the role of an assassin known as Agent 47. The game advances as players carry out contract killings by solving puzzles to arrange for stealthy, untraceable assassinations.