Who’s the fanciest assassin around? Hard one to test among friends because of, you know, ethics and morals. So, short of doing something utterly abhorrent, IO Interactive’s Hitman 2 is the next best thing, allowing you to go toe-to-toe with another person in something called “Ghost Mode”.
You can get a taste of what’s involved from the one-minute and 28-second video above, though fair warning — adverts make up the last 22 seconds.
Here’s also a few words from IO and publisher Warner Bros, if that’s more your thing:
Ghost Mode allows two players to compete against each other online, both as Agent 47, to assassinate the most targets in a match.
At the start of each round, both players begin side-by-side and must race to take out the same targets faster and cleaner than their opponent, while utilizing weapons, items, outfits and ghost crate supply drops along the way to help accomplish the overall mission.
While you can see the other player, you exist in “separate realities unaffected by the actions of their adversary”, which softens the “multiplayer” aspect a bit.
Still, it’ll be a good way to put an end to all those arguments about who can out-murder who. Because those happen all the time at my place.
HITMAN 2 Ghost Mode [YouTube]