In Hitman: Absolution, agent 47 gets rated for his performance in each stage according to how many people he kills or how many times he is detected (there are several other criteria upon which he is judged). The highest rating you can get is the ‘Silent Assassin’ rating, and as this rating understandably difficult to achieve, we’ve compiled a small guide to help you with it.
Hitman Absolution: Mission #2 – The King of Chinatown
You do this mission in the crowded streets and alleyways of Chinatown, and since the King (your target) is in the main square it can be difficult to take him out without attracting a lot of attention. The way to do this is to trip the alarm on the King’s car (quietly taking down the lone guard there) and ambushing the King when he comes to investigate.
The King’s car is located in a secluded alleyway to the left of the main area, past some food stalls. There is a lone guard here, but if you wait for a few moments, he walks over to the other side of the alley (from where no one will see you take him down).
Trip the alarm and hide yourself (preferably near the crates) when the King starts messing around with his car, stealthily take him down, hide his body, and exit the area.
Note: Do not kill the guard near the car or you will not get the rating.
Hitman Absolution: Mission #5 – Hunter and Hunted
This mission also takes place in the crowds of Chinatown. This time you have three targets to assassinate; Larry Clay, Bill Dole and Frank Owens.
To kill Larry Clay discreetly you need to find him standing in a lone alleyway which also includes a gas pump. Sabotage the pump and Clay will die on his own. When you begin the mission go straight across through the throngs until you reach a slightly secluded area with crates and a delivery rickshaw.
There is a hole in the wall to your right. Go through it, but be wary as there a guard somewhere nearby who will grow increasingly suspicious if you don’t go through fast enough (thus cutting the line of sight).
Fiddle with the gas pump on the other end of the alley and wait for Clay to show. Once he’s there you can leave the way you came or stay to watch what happens to him.
To kill Frank Owens, you need to kill him by throwing him down an open shaft in the ground near where he stops in a secluded alley. Head straight after going through the brick wall while veering left and slip into the alley to the right of the Tattoo parlor where there should be a checkpoint.
Go up the stairs here and drop down from the ledge. Take note of the open shaft and the nearby dumpster.
Hide in the dumpster and wait for Owens to come into the alley with another man. They get into a conversation, and Owens pushes the other man to the ground while pulling out a gun. Jump out of your hiding place and shove him into the open shaft.
To eliminate Bill Dole you don’t even have to get your hands dirty. He’s negotiating a deal for a file which contains information on Birdie, steal the file stealthily and the deal will turn sour, eventually resulting in Bill being shot.
Go straight across from the alley near the tattoo parlor all the way to the other side of the map, Look for a set of stairs leading to a lower area where there is a ventilation duct.
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