Shadow 2: The Silent Assassin Game Review
February 23, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
Shadow 2: The Silent Assassin is a play on a popular format here at Stickman: The sniper shooter! While it is an often-used format, it does not always get to be cliché, and it certainly does not here. Shadow 2 puts you in control and thrusts you into a great game of murder, shooting, and stealth.
A game of twelve levels that become progressively harder, Shadow 2 transforms you into the sniper furtively hiding behind a set of bushes outside a rich man’s house. Each level builds up the end, which is presumably the assassination of said rich man.
In the beginning, there was nothing. No, I am just kidding. The first stage has you eliminate a guard in a tree house. From there, you move on from guards for a little bit to wipe out various security cameras around the property. (These provide an ample challenge; some of them are very well hidden and I promise that you will spend a few minutes looking for two of them.)
As well as simply taking out stationary targets, starting at level six the rich man’s henchmen begin taking pot shots at you. In order to dodge these, press the D key to go behind the bushes and out of their view. Taking shots at them is very difficult because they outnumber you about four to one. Persevere! It gets better. (Hopefully, I could not get past level six, either!)
A very enjoyable and distracting game, Shadow 2: The Silent Assassin provides a little bit of challenge while still being winnable. Though it would have benefitted from the ability to upgrade weapons, and maybe to purchase better protection of scopes, it is still a very well rounded game. While not the most intricate game on the site, it is worth a play in between pizza deliveries.
RATING: 3.5 SticksShadow 2 : The Silent Assassin – The Fall of Scorpion Garcia,