'Hitman 2' Makes You The Catastrophe Everyone Is Dreading


Postscript is Cameron Kunzelman's weekly column about endings, apocalypses, deaths, bosses, and all sorts of other finalities.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/4397e3/hitman-2-makes-you-the-catastrophe-everyone-is-dreading


Catastrophic events and actions cannot be avoided. Arguably it is reductively focused to assume otherwise, otherwise why would there be the rise of nationalism or the more self destructive behaviours?

For millennia we have the ability to alter the planet, same with civilizations willingness to march to destruction. Hitman employs a chaos theory approach more than anything. I think from that last mission you are a tool as much as everyone else is there just with different motivations.


Just found myself wondering if the strapline on this article was an accident or an intentional reference to Austin’s GB GOTY list.

It’s weird how stuff like that sticks in your mind, isn’t it?