Most Improved Sequel on PC
It doesn't really take much for a game publisher to produce a sequel. Often, game sequels are changed very little from their predecessors and are obvious attempts at cashing in on the success of the games they're based on. At other times, however, sequels can really fulfill the potential of the original game. Such is the case with the recipient of our award for Most Improved PC Game Sequel:
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Developer: IO Interactive
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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin stands out among the nominees because of the drastic improvements it makes to the gameplay of its predecessor. Those who played the original Hitman: Codename 47 will remember that game's clunky controls and extremely difficult missions, as well as the notable lack of an ability to save during one of those missions. Hitman 2 does a great job of addressing these serious issues. There is now a first-person viewpoint that is highly beneficial during firefights. In fact, you'll find that it's possible to finish missions with guns blazing if you're caught and it all boils down to a shootout. Of course, you still want to try to take a stealthy approach, and you'll find several new tools to help you in this effort. No matter which approach you take, you can thankfully save your progress in the middle of a mission. Hitman 2 even features notable improvements in its graphics and sound and in its overall presentation. It's always comforting to see game companies clearly take criticisms of their previous work to heart in making a sequel, and in this case in particular, we were really glad to see the Hitman series live up to its potential. Hitman 2 thus stands as the most improved PC game sequel of the year.