Our favourite follicly challenged assassin is back. IO Interactive announced Hitman 2 in a pre-E3 reveal, taking Agent 47 on a globe-trotting jaunt to rid the world of extravagantly rich folks in exchange for cold, hard, cash. Hitman 2 runs on the same Glacier engine as Hitman: Season One, but how have the system specs change in the intervening two years? Let's find out. 

Hitman 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

Hitman 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

If you're a Hitman fan, these system requirements are likely to be very familiar to you. They are, in fact, almost 100% identical to the system requirements for the 2016 Hitman episodic series. The only difference at all is the installation size. It's doubled up to 60GB, compared to 30GB for the original Hitman.

And, er, that's basically it. If you have played the original Hitman you can expect to see near identical performance. If you haven't played it yet, what are you waiting for?

As far as AAA system requirements go, these are very reasonable indeed. Hitman 2 will have a lot going on, particularly in terms of NPC counts, and this can prove taxing on the CPU. Make sure you've got a quad-core and you shouldn't run into any issues whatsoever here, paired up with a graphics card with at least 2GB video memory.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Hitman 2 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Hitman 2 benchmark chart.