8.5

Same as the first one and more...

If you liked the first one I don't see why you wouldn't like this one. Unless you liked the first one just for the gore since this one is censored... Pretty much all the executions are satisfying and at some points in the game, you'll pick up a weapon and say something like "sweet!" or "oooo". The environment execution is a nice touch but sometime it's hard to lure bad guys where the execution takes place, especially when it's in a corner. The gun execution don't always feels as satisfying as the normal ones or the environment ones.

The best parts of the game is the Stealth. But make sure you're patient because you might wait a lot for timing while you hide, compared to others stealth games. The guns handles o.k. but it could be better. At some point, you might be in a gun fight and wish for everything to settle down so that you can return to the executions. The AI is somewhat good... When it work. There is a lot of AI glitches and most of them are frustrating because they might move in a manner that there is no way to get behind him and even if you make a noise to lure them out of their glitch, they wont budge. Then you think he's stuck so you can get by him without him noticing. For some reasons, thats when he get out of the glitch...

The story is a huge improvement from the first game. At the beginning you feel like you know nothing and as the game goes, you discover some thing that are sometimes shocking. The bad thing about the story, in my opinion, is that a huge element of it is highly predictable. They did a good job about it with the how of this element I must admit...

Even with the red and grey effect, you get the picture during the executions and if you're thirsty for blood, it'll probably hit the spot. I recommend to rent it if you didn't try the first one though. The game play is great even if it's tricky at first.

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