Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a stealth video game that was developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The video game was released on October 1, 2002. Due to Sikh organizations complaining about it featuring violence in Sikh holy places, the game was eventually censored worldwide.


International censorship[]

(GameCube/PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4/Xbox 360/Xbox One/Steam)

  • All mentions of the word "Gurdwara" were removed.
  • The scene where Smith says "These towelheads trying to kill me!" was changed to "These these trying to kill me!"
  • Numerous carvings showing Indian gods in some temples were removed.
  • The medicine packages in the hospital had the name changed. It was originally called Pharmas-Iva and had an image of an Indian God. In the censored version it was changed to MedicInTing and had an image of cult's leaders.
  • All posters of Iva were replaced with posters of the cult's leaders.
  • Alcohol was sometimes removed.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The game is uncensored on the PlayStation 2, and the original PC and Xbox releases.