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    Hitman 2 - Silent Assassin walkthrough for Silent Assassins
    
    Copyright 2002
    
    --Credits--
    
    Author: Absence
    
    Game designers: Eidos
    
    FAQ Version: 3.00
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!READ THIS FIRST
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
         Hello this is a walkthrough for getting the silent assassin ranking in
    Hitman 2.  You'll notice that this walkthrough is void of smaller details like
    how to get from one location to another unless there is a specific route that I
    think you should take.  For your convenience and for your own enjoyment playing
    hitman 2 I would advise playing the game through once in normal with the
    ability to see everyone on the map so you get a good understanding of what
    you're up against and where to go.  You may even develop your own way to
    beating the level.  This walkthrough is for the professional difficulty rating
    and there are some minor differences between the two but nothing you can't
    handle. But if you want to read the walkthrough along with your play... the
    game will be a breeze.  I found the game personally to be a lot more fun when
    trying to get the silent assassin ranking.  It just feels cool knowing no one
    even knew you were there.
    
       ---  A Few things to Remember ---
    
    * Doors:  They are an assassin's best friend, in real life and in the game. 
    When doors open you can stand in there path and they stay open until you move
    or you close them, but they shield you.  Secondly they make it easy to nab a
    fast walking patrol guard as well.
    
    * Guns:  I'll point out where the guns are if you'd like to collect the guns as
    we go along.  If you're going for silent assassin I do have to warn you,
    getting all the guns as well is next to impossible.  There's a couple that
    aren't just sitting around for you to pick up and there are a few that are
    rifles so you can't walk around in public with them.  I'll put a list at the
    end of where to get all the guns because I know filling up all those blank
    spots on the wall feels mighty good.
    
    * Running/patience:  I like to run as much as possible, personally.  Itís bad
    enough I have to wait up to a minute sometimes for a guard to move around and
    then sneak past him when he does.  So I run as much as possible.  As silly as
    it seems the guards get really suspicious of people running sometimes even far
    away.  In the dessert they can hear you for miles it's amazing. Guards get
    really suspicious after you complete an objective too sometimes whether or not
    "they know" about the assassination they get jumpy enough to attack you at any
    second.
    
    * Killing Guards:  As long as you only kill one guard and fire only one shot
    the entire level you can get away with it.  Or kill 2 guards with no shots. 
    Youíll still get an SA rating but you canít alert anyone to you presence.  I
    chose to just ignore these possibilities though.
    
    * Equipment for the silent assassin:  All you will ever need to take with you
    is the anesthetic and the pistol 9mm SD.  That's it, every time.  And even then
    the pistol is just for fun.  (in case you decide you want to cap everyone in
    site, or if youíre just returning the favor)
    
    * Multiple solutions:  There are alternative solutions listed for many levels. 
    Iím aware that there is more than one solution for each level itís just that I
    chose to include the easiest or most fun way to beat a level, depending witch
    was more.
    
    
          TABLE OF CONTENTS************************
    
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           Mission 1:  ANATHEMA (Find keyword: ass1)
           Mission 2:  St. Petersburg Stakeout (ass2)
           Mission 3:  Kirov Park Meeting (ass3)
           Mission 4:  Tube way Torpedo (ass4)
           Mission 5:  Invitation to a party (ass5)
           Mission 6:  Tracking Hayamoto (ass6)
           Mission 7:  Hidden Valley (ass7)
           Mission 8:  At the Gates (ass8)
           Mission 9:  Shogun Showdown (ass9)
           Mission 10: Killing in the Basement (ass10)
           Mission 11: Graveyard Shift   (ass11)
           Mission 12: Jacuzzi Job (ass12)
           Mission 13:   Murder at the Bazaar (ass13)
           Mission 14:   Motorcade Interception (ass14)
           Mission 15:   Tunnel Rat (ass15)
           Mission 16:   Temple City Ambush   (ass16)
           Mission 17:   The Death of Hanelore   (ass17)
           Mission 18:   Terminal Hospitality   (ass18)
           Mission 19:   St. Petersburg Revisited (ass19)
           Mission 20:   Redemption at Gontranno (assholieo)
    
           Where to find the guns: (g30 /or/ gunsinmyass)
    
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           ***********************MISSIONS OH YEAH**************************
    
    -------MISSION 1:  ANATHEMA   ass1 ---------------
    
       	This mission is one of the easy one's in the game.  It may seem complicated
    but once you watch where everyone is going, and what not, it is actually quite
    simple.  The only thing is you have to be some what patient this level is kind
    of jumpy.  You move one place, wait, move, wait and so on.  Oh and plenty
    thanks to the most awesome door in the game.  You'll see witch one I'm talking
    about when you get there.
          First wait on the top of the hill for a bit.  You could kill/drug and get
    the clothes of the mafia guard the delivery boy, or even the postman, but I
    just like to walk right in and kill that fat bastard for kidnapping Vittiro. 
    It's a federal offense you know.  A guy will come out of  the door directly in
    front of you.  He'll come out and take a wiz on the tree there.  I'm not going
    to stop you from checking out his dong.  He does have one, and even though the
    ladies in the game are sexy you can't do anything with them other than place
    them in erotic poses.  Hey I know I got a lot of time on my hands.  And I don't
    mind playing with the dead bodies.  It's a video game don't look at me like
    that.    After that guy goes back a guard will walk by the door.  Move to the
    door once he is out of earshot and then peek through the keyhole.  The guard
    standing there will walk to the right after a little while.  Open the door and
    walk to the left down to the bottom of the hill.  Here if you walk and hug the
    wall you'll be able to get over to that wall that has no business being there. 
    If you hear some guy yelling don't worry because the postman has just showed up
    at the front gate.  Then once you get behind the wall you can walk over to the
    left side of it and run/walk up to the house, no worries, because you're far
    enough away from the guards to not get recognized.
          Run run run, up to the side of the house where the pool is Wait for the
    suited guard to go away this may be tricky because he stands right behind the
    first tree so watch for his shadow. Then walk around the perimeter of the
    little hill or duck walk if you feel more comfortable and work your way over to
    the ladder. The son and the brother should be there talking so be careful.  If
    you've made it this far another guard should've recently patrolled and went
    back in. If not make sure he can't see you and go up the ladder.  Once on the
    roof go stand and wait for the brother and son to go inside.  Then as soon as
    their completely inside run around to the west door on the balcony and wait as
    much off to the right of it as you can get.  This is the door I was talking
    about.  Just move in as close to the door and as far to the right as you can
    get. Shoving yourself in the corner behind the door. The brother will walk by
    and then go back in. A guard will come too, you have to wait until the guard
    comes if you go in after the brother goes in the don will have walked to his
    bedroom to swing his golf club.  Wait until the suited guard who comes shortly
    after to go back inside and then go into sneak mode and strangle the Don.  Take
    the room key and his revolver if you like.  Then head out the east balcony
    door.  Hide on the eastside of the roof.
          Hide good, the guy walking in the pool area can easily spot you if you're
    running or something.  Wait for the two guys to stop peeing and wait for the
    guard to patrol the pool area again.  Go down the ladder and wait by the bottom
    of the steps until the brother and son go inside and the guard is either
    walking the other way or inside.  When the coast is clear, follow in after the
    brother and son.  They'll go to the kitchen. You should walk to the end of the
    hallway and go through the southern door and then hide in the room just off to
    your right.   A guard will walk that hallway on patrol.  I've noticed that
    sometimes there is a different pattern for this guard to walk.  I think if
    someone finds the don he'll walk through the kitchen and upstairs, but
    normally, watch through the keyhole and when you see him go back to the right
    sneak into the hallway. Keep sneaking into the kitchen, sneak right into the
    basement and then walk to open the cell door.  Then to escape stand by the
    entrance of the basement that lets you see up into the yard.  You can go on the
    outside of the door there and crouch in the corner and the guard won't see you.
     Wait for the guard here to pass to the left, count three seconds and then
    strut your stuff all the way to the side door you came in and right out of the
    level.
        Take a bow.
    (((((((SECRET FOUND by THIAGOT F.))))))))
    If you go up to the ladder on the back of the house and then fall of the roof
    into the tree just to the right of the ladder there is a car key up there. 
    Whoíd thunk it. Whoíd thunk it.
    
    (((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION))))))))
    Drug the postman while heís peeing stash his body.  Wait for the guard to walk
    by the south east entrance, peek through the keyhole wait for the guard to go
    to the right again. Walk up to the garage sneak in and take the rifle.  Go up
    on the hill and snipe the Don when heís behind the house a little.  Go drug the
    postman again.  Drop your guns.  Walk up to the house, walk to the side and get
    the room key off his body lying on the ground and then deliver the flowers. 
    When the guard follows the maid walk to the door directly to your right.  Sneak
    into the basement and walk off the property same as above.
    
    ((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION))))))))
    If youíve done everything right Iíve noticed the guard outside the kitchen is
    still facing due north, or maybe you can even make him look that way.  Either
    or, if you simply go into sneak mode and fall off the roof behind him onto the
    same platform then you can sneak down the stairs and skip the whole going
    through the house routine.
    ((((((((ALTERNATIVE ROUTE))))))))
    Itís easy to leave with the car this way.  As soon as you start run to the door
    that you would normally go through.  Then when the guard comes out to pee sneak
    through the door and then take off running all the way around to the pool area
    and then duck behind the farthest tree to the left along the backside of the
    pool.  Eventually the brother, and son will go to take a pee too on the tree
    there.  Sneak shadow them and use the anesthetic on them both, first on the son
    and then on the brother.  I usually spend the full five bottles on both of
    them.  Then take the key from the brother, the one wearing white.  At that time
    a guard should be coming out.  So you want to run to the ladder when the coast
    is clear and then run around and sneak into the Donís room in one non-stop
    motion.  The guard will decide to patrol out in the yard for some reason at
    this time.  He doesnít do it unless you knock those guys out, it kind of
    stinks.  Then head out over the roof again and drop down behind the guy outside
    the kitchen.  Youíll probably have got a warning already because the guard
    found the unconscious guys in the back yard, but donít worry it wonít change
    anything for you.  Then go check on Vittoro in the basement and then run to the
    backside of the garage and go through the door there and escape in the car. 
    Simple.
    
    ----------Mission 2:  St. Petersburg Stakeout    ass2 -----------------------
    
         Another easy level, and fun.  Once the mission has started run to the
    locker.  Make sure those two bozos aren't around.  This part I hate.  Those
    guys are walking around completely at random.  So what you need to do is take
    the sniper rifle, equip it, take at least the sniper ammo and then make it to
    the escalator.  The only advice I can offer is to stay in the dark as much as
    possible and don't run in plain view too close to them.  They don't really look
    side to side a whole lot so you can hide in that cubby if need be and remember
    you can jump on the train tracks and get back up on those ladders.  Once at the
    top of the escalator you need to go in that room to the left and not up the
    rest of the stairs.  Wait, listen, as you get there because there is a guard
    that walks down those stairs down the stairs to the left and then back up and
    out to the street.  He should be just leaving as you get there.  Usually is for
    me.  If you don't hear anything the coast is probably clear by now.  Then look
    down the stair well for the guard to pass back off to the right.  Then walk
    down the stairs and wait for him to walk behind those lockers there.  Then head
    into the room to your right.  Pick the lock on the next door and head off
    through the sewer.
           You want to head to the sewer opening directly north of you.  You know
    you're at the right spot if there is a truck there.  A guard here will walk
    around the corner of the building to the west and then walk behind the truck. 
    When he's behind the truck walk up and put on the soldier uniform on your side
    of the truck.  Then run to the apartment building staying a bit away from the
    patrolling guards.  As long as you don't come right up on them you can run. 
    Work that extra fat off.  When you get to the apartment walk in through the
    left most door head down the hall take the right down the stairs and then
    follow that hallway up the stairs until you get to the fourth floor, which is
    the top floor.  Then find the open window.  It's easiest to get there if you go
    through the door at the very top of the stairs.  You should make note of the
    ladder on the fourth floor.  It's going to come in handy. Go snipe the general.
     Dropping the rifle doesn't hurt it actually saves you a lot of trouble,
    holstering it has a near effect.
          Run for that ladder.  When in the attic, duck down in the corner that's
    behind the ladder.  If you go around behind where the ladder is and duck down
    you'll be good.  You should be able to see the guard.  Youíll see that he
    spazes out and runs at you then stops and turns around at starts going
    downstairs.  Then go into sneak mode and sneak to the ladder.  Then sneak about
    to the first corner on the 4th floor and then start walking to avoid the other
    guard.    Once outside run, go ahead keep running.  Hitmen need to stay in
    shape.  As long as you don't come right up on some soldier you'll be fine, and
    if you do just walk until you're out of their range.  The quickest and most
    clear path is back the way you came. It's by far the safest.  Remember to peek
    through the one door so that the guard is patrolling behind the lockers again
    when you come out.
           Quick, simple, and silent.
    YESSSS!!!!!!!
    
    
    ----------Mission 3:  Kirov Park Meeting    ass3 -------------------
    
         Man, 47 even looks cool riding in his dinky boat.  Okay first things
    first.  Run up around those dumpsters go around the right side or the guard
    patrolling will see you.  Run up to your stuff and duck. Pick up a car bomb,
    the SVD sniper rifle and the ammo if you wish.  You really only have one shot
    anyways.  You can get the rest of the stuff but you won't need it.  Wait for
    the patrolling guard to walk back to the corner.  He then turns around and
    stands a little bit.  Then he turns and walks back along the side of the
    building.  Then go down the sewer directly to the east of the dumpsters in the
    middle of the street.
          Then go up the sewer to the south west of you location and plant the car
    bomb.  Then go to the sewer opening that is closest to the west of that one. 
    Here there is a guard to the east that patrols back and forth.  Wait for him to
    go around the corner and then run up to the side of the building and watch him.
     Wait until he goes the other direction and around the corner.  Then run up and
    pick the lock on the gate.  Then run around the right side of the tower as far
    as you can go and duck down.  Wait for him to walk by to the left again.  Then
    run around to the other side of the tower. Stand or duck in a spot where you
    can see the door but are still hidden by the tower. Get out the anesthetic and
    wait for him to stand in front of the door you just picked.  Go into sneak mode
    and sneak completely up on him.  Give him a full dose.  Just hold down the
    button when come through the door and when you get right up on him you'll take
    him down.  Then keep holding the button until you stand back up.  You'll notice
    the little bottles disappearing in the upper right hand corner.
          Then climb up the tower take the shot aiming for the guy in the black
    clothing.  Run back out of the level the way you came in.  The only guard you
    need to watch out for is the first one, again.
          SWEET
    
    (((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION)))))))
    Submitted by John
    Equip Needed: Sniper Rifle
    Aprox Silent Assassin Completion Time: 3min 30sec
    
    If you already have a Sniper Rifle, equip it before you start the mission, if
    not then get the one from behind the dumpsters then follow these instructions.
    
    Right at the start of the level, run up the steps, turn right and run towards
    the church keeping close to the wall on the right.  Stand by the southern most
    corner of the Church and aim you sniper rifle towards the park, wait for a bit
    and eventually the two targets will meet and hug a couple of times.  Shoot them
    while they are hugging, killing them both
    with the one shot and then just run back to you boat.  Not quite as fun as the
    other ways but an easy and quick way to get S.A. rating.
    
    Best wishes
    John
    
    (((((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION))))))
    
    	Youíll only need to pick up the two bombs for this mission.  Pick them up then
    head into the sewer like normal.  After that youíll go and plant the first bomb
    like normal and then go to the sewer that stretches the farthest north.  Once
    topside duck and hide behind the crate.  Then wait for the driver to walk by. 
    Sneak up right behind him and drug him take his clothes and then casually walk
    over and plant the bomb on the other limousine, job done.  Walk back to the
    sewer you just came out of and walk back to the beginning of the level.  Piece
    of cake.
    
    
    
    ---------Mission 4:  Tube way Torpedo      ass4        ---------------------
    
           This is by far one of the strangest levels of the game.  I don't know
    why.  I have seen a bug with this level from reading the forums but it never
    happens to me.  You have to place the minibomb and sometimes it blows up before
    you can move out of the way.  Go to www.geocities.com/iwnnay/hitman2bugs.html
    for more information.
          You start in the sewers with only one way out.  When you get up the
    ladder drug the first guard you get to.  Drag his body just behind the crates
    there, take his clothes.  Walk over to the stairs if the guard patrolling here
    is on the ground go up the stairs and take the other stairs down to your
    equipment. If he's on the platform just walk over to your equipment.  Then take
    the cell phone, the pager, the mini-bomb, and the bomb remote and walk to the
    corner right there.  Wait for the guard to go answer the phone.  Then go down
    the sewer where he was standing and head north and go out the other sewer.
          Run up those wood steps and when the coast is clear jump down between the
    tarped crates.  There is a guard that patrols back and forth north-east of
    where you're at.  Wait until the guard passing by in front of you isn't there
    and that guard is just turning around and going out of view.  Follow him up the
    ramp and then hide behind the tarped crate at the end of the ramp.  When he
    comes back out walk into the building follow the walls to the right until you
    to the elevator.  There's a guy patrolling inside the building I know if you
    walk straight for the elevator you might cut across his path and he'll open
    fire on you, but if think the path is clear go for it.  When you're awarded the
    save use it before getting off the elevator.
          Keep walking straight.  You can try to get the weapon they give you but
    it's an AK and you probably already have one so there's not really a point. 
    You keep going straight down the tunnel walking on the opposite side of the
    tunnel as the guards, they'll get a little suspicious but not enough.  Imagine
    like it's driving try to respect your lane and his lane, give him enough room. 
    Don't even think about trying to pass a guard that is standing still.  If this
    happens walk close to him and duck down in one of the nooks off to the side and
    wait for him to walk by again.  I usually have to do this with the first guard
    you see.  The door at the end should be the southern most door leading into the
    control room.  Then straight ahead to the north tunnel out of the control room.
    Walk around and enter from the east side of the server room.  Put a bullet in
    the control panel at the bottom of the machine with your silenced pistol and
    then walk to the exclamation point in the room attached to the guard room. 
    Pick the lock and take the clothes on the bed.  If your going to keep your AK
    from this point you need to holster it.  You'll still be carrying but you won't
    get shot.  Then walk out of the tunnel and walk straight to the elevator and go
    down to the second basement.
          You can run to the North door of the interrogation room and listen to the
    silly conversation that the general has before he starts torturing your friend.
     Ok there is a nook, then there is the door well and then there is the door. 
    Drop the pager to the right of the door inside the nook part, in the corner as
    much as possible.  Then go to the other side of the door.  Pull out the phone
    and use it.  The general will walk out and pick up the pager.  Sneak up on him
    and lace his ass with the fiber wire.  The general is carrying the combat
    knife.  Walk in free your friend and run back to the elevator when you get to
    the 1st basement level use the save youíre awarded if you like.
          Then stroll to the room your supposed to use the bomb in.  Drop the
    mini-bomb by the wall. Back up to the door use the remote.  And then mad dash
    through the new door you made.  Ignore the guards who run out after you they
    won't even notice you.  Then you get to see the cut scene where you get to see
    how much you don't like your friend, agent Smith.  You're always saving his
    ass.  I think you save like three times in the first one.  He just keeps
    getting caught.  And he doesn't change his underwear.
    
    (((((((ALTERNATE SOLUTION)))))))))
    	You can save from taking the one shot if you hold on to the bomb and plant the
    bomb and then head back and get the second uniform while all the guards are
    running around like crazy.
    
    
    ----------Mission 5: Invitation to a party     ass5  -------------------
    
          I personally don't know what the big deal is about this mission.  I've
    tried it using the waiter uniform in the room just off the garage and poisoning
    his wine and then waiting for the Spetznas guy to rob him and then stealing it
    back when he's on the street.  And I know if you rob that guy walking to the
    party of his clothes and invitation he doesn't tell anyone.  But that's not my
    style.  I like the walk right in kill the guy steal what he's got and walk
    right out method.  So here it goes.  Fresh off the boat run up the stairs,
    ignore the waiter.  Run down the alley to the west run up to the door pick the
    lock and walk up to the front door.  The general usually walks to the left as
    soon as you enter the ballroom.  He'll then walk to the end of the hallway and
    step into a room with a maid.  We can all see what he's looking at.  Sneak in
    and fiberwire his adams apple to his hat.  Drug the made and go back to the
    ball room.
          At this point in the scenario the Spetznas agent will hold up the
    ambassador.  Follow them to the room with the safe in it.  Go around to the
    adjoining room sneak in behind the agent and drug him, then do the same to the
    ambassador.  Just give the agent one or two bottles, take his gun, and don't
    waste much on the ambassador either.  Then open the safe with the combination
    off the ambassador take the briefcase and walk right out.  I usually run down
    the red carpeted hallways just to put as much distance between me and the
    Spetznas agent as possible before he wakes up.  He's not an early riser, let me
    tell you.  Use the front gate entrance when you leave and just ignore the guard
    when he asks for your invitation.  Running down the street to the boat takes a
    lot less time too.
    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST.
    ((((SIDE NOTE))))))
          What secret entrance.  You mean the one where you walk in the front door
    and then go up the stairs on your left and then go to the door just to the
    south on the second floor and then walk straight forward into the wall.  That
    one.  Yeah I know itís there but requires an extra shot and little bit of luck,
    so I left it out.  But you can go to the secret entrance and then walk down to
    the end and there is a balcony there.  Then instead of waiting for the Spetznas
    office to walk out and drug him you could wait for him up her with the sniper
    rifle and nail him.  Then with the tux you could walk down and pick up the
    briefcase.  The only thing is where the guards will be and there is a guard
    that patrols the other half of the balcony so you have to stay hidden behind
    the boxes.  But other than that, itís cool.
    
    -----------Mission 6: Tracking Hayamoto        ass6    --------------------
    
          You might as well watch the animation at the beginning because it cuts
    time off of having to wait.  Wait behind that rock that you start behind until
    the guard waiting directly in front of the dojo goes inside and closes the
    door.  The second he does start walking to the bush just off to your right.
    When you get to the bush you can start to run up the first garage door.  I
    usually go on the wood planks right in front of the dojo.  Open the garage go
    in, close the garage and then walk up to the car.  Honk the horn and hide
    behind the garbage can off to the right of the door leading into the house. 
    When the guard comes out sneak into the house.
          Once the door closes behind you walk through the green cloth door thing
    and then through the other one.  You can see a guy through the south wall.  He
    walks slow but once he patrols to the right you need to open the door in sneak
    mode and shadow him until you can sneak into the next door on the right.  You
    should be in a room with furniture and a table with scrolls in the middle. 
    Walk into the next room and go through the door there.  Once in the hallway you
    need to be careful.  It seems like the guys patrolling the hallways are out of
    sync every time I play this level. First go to the first room to the left and
    grab the clothes in there.  Then go to the kitchen.  There is a guard that's
    going through this area.  Once he starts heading for the door to the east you
    need to sneak around the right side of the table and place the transmitter in
    the food dish on the corner of the table.  Then sneak shadow him down to the
    room with the fish once.  Cut it quick and head back running and put it one of
    the two bowls.  I've always put it in the other bowl just in case.  I've been
    told that you can put them both in the same bowl or even in the opposite bowls
    from the ones I told you and they still get delivered in the right order, but
    why fix what's not broken.  Then you must quickly run back to the door the
    guard left through and press yourself into the corner as much as possible.  The
    door will swing open and the guard will walk by and not see you.
          The rest is pretty easy from here on.  Just make your way back to the
    front gate staying away from the guards as much as possible.  Take your time
    and walk to the gate because youíve got to do a lot of waiting when you get
    there.  Then hide behind the tree near the entrance or behind the bushes and
    once given the message that the son is dead make a run for the door and get off
    this level.
     Good luck, Silent Assassin.
    
    ----------Mission 7:  Hidden Valley     ass7   ---------------------------
    
     	This mission can suck very much if you havenít updated to the latest version
    of the game, v1.01 or something.  Itís recommended you do this because
    otherwise this level becomes a series of luck.  Letís talk about the bugs,
    shall we.  First off you don't get to kill anyone.  That's what sucks the most.
     Second off the guards can see through your disguises if they can see you at
    all; even though the disguise covers every inch of your body.  Then even if you
    do everything right you still don't get silent assassin, because  sometimes you
    get credit for the trucks in the level running over ninjas.  If you ever see
    anyone drive in the game you'll understand.  When they turn they always run
    over the huge ass curbs.  Another thing about the truck is that they'll get
    stuck.  They're all on an invisible rail.  When one of them stops for some
    reason, so do the other ones.  I've seriously sat for 20 minutes once waiting
    for the trucks to start going again. That's when I decided they're not going to
    move again.  Now after a minute or so I just restart the level. If for some
    reason the you get a guards found a dead ninja info, or a guards alert warning
    donít fret.  Just donít kill anyone and walk through the level.  Third off
    there is a bug in the way the ninjas see through your costume that comes in
    handy.  They run up to and check your I.D.  When they're running up to you, you
    can run away and it goes down as a close call.  But if they get close enough
    there'll be an info thing that says he's checking your I.D.  At this point you
    can walk around behind him take out the anesthetic while your doing it and drug
    him.  If you try running away when he's done checking your I.D. it's over.
    Ninety ninjas will seemingly drop from the sky by helicopter transport and
    issue you a death warrant.  So basically if youíre playing on professional you
    have a slim chance that any method will get you SA if your playing on anything
    donít be afraid to use those saves.  Youíll need them.
        So we begin.  First off just turn to the left and run following the outer
    tree line.  This prevents you from being seen by the sniper.  Even if you got
    spotted it doesn't really matter at all.  When you get to the last tree run
    through the trees up as close to the big gray building on your left as you can
    and using the last tree as a shield from the sniper and the truck as a shield
    from the guy in front of the tunnel looking at you run at a 45 degree angle up
    to the gray building.  When you get to the side there is a guard patrolling by
    the truck.  Wait for him to turn his back on you then sneak by him.  If you
    want you can pick up the crossbow right there, but you'll have to wait till he
    comes back one more time.  Walk behind the truck.  Once you clear the truck run
    to the first tree you see and then run south to the next tree.  Hide there
    until the guard walks towards you again and then to your right for about six
    steps.  Then run for the ladder to the south.  Stop about halfway down the
    ladder and wait for a guard to patrol the room your about to go into.  Once he
    leaves go down the ladder and sneak over to the door.  I noticed if you make
    any noise in this room he'll come back to investigate it before going into the
    other room.  If you did think you made noise look through the keyhole on the
    door.  If you see his shadow before you hear him open the other door then you
    made a noise.  But once he's in the other room you can run/walk into the tunnel
    and hop into the truck that's waiting there or will be soon waiting there, but
    donít I repeat donít get on a truck until the guard you just passed has
    patrolled back out of the room he went into, you run a much higher chance of
    being seen.  It's Japan so you always drive in the left lane.  Wait in the
    truck until you take two turns.  It'll come to a complete stop then run out of
    the truck and run to the left and follow the wall to the right until you enter
    a door well.  Watch through the keyhole here until you see a guard walk in and
    out of the room.  Then wait for the door to close.  Open your door, walk to the
    door directly to the right, go into sneak mode, open that door and sneak up on
    the ninja in there and drug him.  Take his clothes and then go up the ladder in
    the next room.
          At the top of the ladder go around the shed and head south.  You should
    see a lone man patrolling to avoid being seen by him at all go to the tower and
    press yourself up against the cliff as much as you can.  Then as soon as you
    see the guard let him become fully visible and take off running hugging the
    mountainside as tightly as possible on your left side.  OR with drugs in hand
    just run up to him.  He'll do the I.D. thing.  When he approaches you stop dead
    in you tracks.  When he's standing still hold down the button and run behind
    him.  Two bottle dose the guy, then steal his clothes and trade them back. 
    Then run down the path he was blocking and enter the hut from the north side
    and go down the ladder.  Wait halfway down the ladder again and wait for the
    guard to patrol through.  Get off the ladder I.D. bug him and drug him too with
    the rest or you could full dose the second guy and just try and shadow this one
    until you can get by.  I'd go with the second option full dosing the guy lasts
    long enough but the guards never see you after you get past those two guys.  To
    shadow this guard all you need to do is wait until he leaves the room with the
    ladder and then sneak down the ladder and after him into the next room.  Then
    sneak over behind the boxes there.  When the guard goes into the next room he
    looks everywhere and heíll see you otherwise.  Wait until the door closes then
    walk up to and go into sneak mode.  Then sneak through the door there and the
    door to your immediate left.  Then run to the truck waiting outside of there. 
    Same thing wait until it turns twice and stops.  Then get out and turn to the
    right follow that wall over until you get to an open garage.  Shadow the guard
    around the outside of the truck, but watch it because it gets a little tricky
    when he goes around the front of the truck.  He kind of does some random
    things.  He'll check behind the boxes sometimes even walk back to the part
    where you should be and then go back around.  Once you can, go up the ladder
    and run straight for the gray building keeping the trees between you and the
    sniper tower. Then run up to the mountain with the tower embedded in it and
    follow it over to the exit.
       ARE YOU AN ASSASSIN YET?
    
    ((((((((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION))))))))))
    It is possible to make it through this mission without initiating any contact
    between you and the patrolling guards.  The hardest part is timing the truck
    trips out right so you donít get caught.  I still think itís easier to knock
    out at least the first guard, just in case.
    ((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION))))))))))
    When at the first guard sneak up behind him and take his clothes.  Then run
    east until you can see the two snow ninjas walking east as well.  Then go into
    walk mode and follow the cliff wall to your right.  Then when you arrive at the
    tower cross over to the right side.  Then follow that wall until it starts
    curving around.  Go around and you should see the hut to your south that you
    would come out of if you had taken the first truck.  Then proceed as before. 
    Doing it this way I find it very easy to get all zeros.  And itís a little
    faster.
    SIDE NOTE
    If you get to the spot where youíre supposed to jump in the truck and ride past
    the second group of pole weaving ninjas but the truck has stopped; then you
    should try just running past them.  The ninjas here are not as tightly woven
    and itís very possible to just get around them.  Wait for the guards to be as
    far apart as possible.  Then follow them.  Just sneak when youíre on the
    opposite side of a pillar and remember to move quickly because there is a guard
    coming up behind you as well.
    
    --------- Mission8: At the Gates     ass8   ------------------------------
    
          This level is a little tricky.  First off run to the hill south west of
    your starting location and drug the guy walking back and forth there.  Heís got
    a really long patrol and he just follows the outer edge.  Sit behind some trees
    and when he passes sneak out behind him.  This particular guard looks around a
    hell of a lot though so you have to sneak up directly behind him.  Drug him
    with only three bottles or so.  Then take his clothes.  Donít worry about
    anyone seeing you or him after heís drugged.  Then run south for a while and
    fall down off the cliff when you canít go any further.  Thereíre some trees
    that you should run up to and run behind.  The guard here only has one point
    where he turns and walks directly at you.  Heís not looking around that much
    anymore.  Run to the last tree in this bunch.  If you got the first guy
    sometime during his first patrol, the next guard is in the middle of the path
    walking towards the castle.  Get to the next bunch of trees.  The trees are
    sparse here and the snipers are plentiful so you have to do a lot of walking. 
    Wait for him to come back towards you and pass.  There might be another guy
    doing the same patrol so you have to be alert because if he starts coming
    youíll have to turn around again and duck behind that tree.  Then walk aiming
    yourself at the next bunch of trees.
          By the time you get to them you should realize that youíre now on another
    hill.  Stay on that hill and follow what now appears to be the chasm wall. 
    Youíll get the new mission objectives somewhere in here. Donít fall down
    anymore until you get to the generator.  When at the generator shoot the
    generator, time it right so the explosion kills the patrolling guard.  You
    donít get credit for his death.  Then quickly run and turn off the generator
    and head south hugging the castle wall.  Hide off to the right of the door when
    you get to the castle entrance.  Let the guard patrol by to the left.  Then
    just make a run for it.  Head into the underpass run to the right open the
    secret door there, the one the guard uses, then run up the stairs and through
    the first door on your left.  Then turn right and hide behind the first corner
    you see.  A guard will most definitely follow you up until he comes outside. 
    Heíll never get to check your I.D. and heíll go away.  Then turn south and walk
    to the second generator and flip that baby off.
          The last one is easy.  Turn around and walk up the ramp that goes up the
    side of the stone building directly north.  Once inside you can run the whole
    distance, ignoring the ready to pounce ninjas, to the end of this hallway and
    the generator is right there.  Turn it off.  Then turn around and you want to
    go to that door to your left.  You need to sneak up to the exit or you can do
    what I normally do and wait for the guard patrolling just outside to get as far
    away as possible and do a mad dash for the exit.  You can see him through the
    keyhole unless heís right next to the door.  Run out to your left through the
    laser gate, now deactivated.  Then hug the right wall and go through the door
    there.  Run up and around the stairs and straight out the door ahead.
    
    ---------- Missions 9:  Shogun Showdown   ass9   ------------
    
          Go through the secret door in the middle of the wood planks directly
    north-west of you when you start.  Go all the way up the stairs until you get
    to a door.  In the next room you have to walk along the grid like boards that
    stretch from column to column.  If you walk anywhere else on the floor the wood
    will creak.  Youíll need to take out the ninja patrolling back and forth here
    in this room.  Wait until heís walking away then walk up to the first column. 
    When he comes back it gets tricky.  Youíre going to drug him.  Wait for him to
    come back again and turn around then sneak out from the column behind him. 
    Hold down the attack button and line yourself up.  Heíll get too far away too
    fast so while holding the attack button run at him.  The floor will squeak but
    youíll nab him without a hitch.  Then take his clothes and head west and go
    down those stairs keep staying to the grid like beams.  Other guards will see
    through your disguise in a second if they hear youíre a creaky walker.  Go down
    the stairs and turn to your right on that wall there is a hidden door.  Run
    through it and down the hallway and through the next door.  Walk out and pick
    up the card to your right.  Then turn around and walk out that door.
           White suited ninjas wonít get at suspicious at all in this level.  In
    front of you will be the helicopter.  Walk to the left and take a right.  In
    front of you will be a torch go to it and turn right.  You should be facing
    west.  You want to go through the door with the torch next to it.  Once through
    go left and go through that door.  Then walk to the first door on your left go
    in and walk back using your key to deactivate the lasers.  Take the bomb and
    the bomb remote walk back out and place the bomb on the helicopter.  Youíll
    have to play around with the guards a little bit.  The easiest way to do it is
    follow the path Iíve given you then on your way back walk as close the
    helicopter as possible and then walk up to it and plant the bomb as soon as you
    can using the tire well thing as a shield.  One guard will start to come up the
    stairs but youíll be back down before he gets all the way up.  Then go back to
    where you knocked out the first ninja and go through the laser door their.
          Take a right and go down the stairs there.  Once down head across and to
    your left go through the door there down to the lasers deactivate them walk
    right in and take the guidance system.  Walk back up to the stairs to the
    second floor.  On the second floor you can run all the way around the perimeter
    of the shade things and up to the third floor.  Go around to the right though
    because there is a lone guard and he should be to the left.  On the third floor
    walk to the exclamation point.  Use the save right before you press the button.
     Then walk/run to the stairs you just came up and go up to the fourth floor. 
    Thereíll be another shade room there go inside and talk to your friend from the
    first game.  Wait in the room with her until all the guards escorting Hayamoto
    walk by.  Then go upstairs to the sixth floor walking past all the guards and
    climb out the window.  You might want to use the save she awarded you because
    this last part is sort of just luck to the silent assassin.  Walk down all the
    planks and when Hayamoto gets in the helicopter wait for him to get a little
    off the ground and blow it.  Then just make a mad dash for the exit.  Fall off
    the planks next to the stairs and walk to the exit.
    
    ----------   Mission 10:  Basement Killing       ass10 ------------------
    
    DONíT BRING THE SILENCED PISTOL ON THIS MISSION.
          Right away run off to the right and get the smoke bomb.  You need to take
    your time so you donít run straight into the guard there.  Donít pick up the
    pistol.  In fact if you equipped one from the weapons menu just before you
    should get rid of it.  The best place is by dropping it in that desk area that
    you start the level off in.  Then walk to the gentlemenís bathroom on the west
    side of the building.  The pizza delivery guy will come in here to use the
    washroom in about five minutes or so.  Itís a long wait but doing the level any
    other way is shear luck for a silent assassin ranking.  When he comes in and
    goes to the last stall drug him.  Then take his clothes.  Then go out of the
    bathroom and WALK to the pizza delivery place and pick up the pizza that needs
    to be delivered to Mr. Sidjan.  Then walk through the security fields and go to
    the elevator.  Donít get near any of the guards.  They are all best buds with
    the other pizza delivery guy because he makes most of his money as a pimp and
    the guards get an employee discount.  Once in the elevator walk down and sneak
    up on Mr. Sidjan and use the fiberwire on him.  Be wary of the chips.  You
    canít shoot Mr. Sidjan because then you donít get the SA rating.  I donít know
    why, it seems silly to me too.
          Then you go back by the door and hold the smoke bomb in your hand and
    press the fire button.  Youíll arm and drop the smoke bomb.  Now you have to be
    careful and wait for the guards to run away.  Then run up the stairs open the
    locker by the elevator, take the gun out and shoot the computer that says
    ENABLED on it in big green letters.  Then walk into the elevator.  Or if you
    want to do it the safest way here it goes.
    
    (((((((((((((((((ALTERNATE SOLUTION)))))))))))))))
           Run to the locker and get the gun and the smoke bomb.  Then go to the
    bathroom and drop the in the stall next to last.  Go wait for the pizza guy to
    come back.  Then drug him and deliver the pizza walk back up.  Drug the poor
    pizza guy again.  Get the gun.  Then while holding the smoke bomb hit the fire
    button.  Run to the door next to the fire dept.  Then wait for the six firemen
    to run out of the fire dept. section and then rush in get the fireman uniform
    run into the empty basement and fire a silent shot into the computer and then
    get on the elevator.
          (((((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION)))))))
          Run and get the smoke bomb, go directly across from there and sneak past
    the two guards.  To do this wait until the one guard that is standing there to
    go inside.  Head up to the door and go into sneak mode and then head through
    that door and then through the next one directly in front of you.  Then close
    the door and wait for two guards to go back out.  Then when the outer door
    shuts run into the laundry room and hide behind the last dryer.  Then a guard
    will come in shortly after and look at the laundry chutes, just like most
    people would.  Then heíll leave again.  Then run over to the laundry chutes and
    then shadow the guard that just left until heís outside of hallway, then you
    can just run right by him without an incident.  The alarm will go off.  Then
    run and get the firemanís suit.  Then run down the stairs and head to the
    computer, shoot it out and then run into the basement.  Give no concern to the
    fact that he calls the guards and run right up behind him and axe him/shoot him
    in the head.  Then quickly run back to the elevator and leave the level.  I
    donít find that this always works and itís very easy to get two close calls
    this way and which takes away your SA ranking.
    
    
    ------      Mission 11:  Graveyard Shift      ass11  
    ----------------------------
    
          This level is cool thereís a couple different things you can do to win
    this one with a silent assassin ranking witch is nice.  The only thing that
    sucks is sometimes you get to the end and a guard you need to pass for some
    reason doesnít go on patrol.   Iíve been testing it out trying to find the
    solution.  I think Iíve got it.  Itís worked four times I think thatís enough
    but he could have randomly gone on patrol four times too.
          Right out of the elevator take a right, then a left.   You should be
    facing south and thereís a door in front of you.  Look through the keyhole
    until a guard walks by to the right.  Sneak out and when you get the chance go
    to the left.  Take another left and there is a door here.  Pick the lock and
    walk inside and pick up the keycard to the air conditioning room.  Next go out
    of the room and take a right.  Wait at the corner for a guard to come out of
    the door you first walked through.  Heíll go over to the left and then stand
    there for a long time so sneak past him.  And go back towards the elevator and
    go to the north door.  You should be able to just walk across to the AirCon
    room.  In here shoot one bullet into the machine that says server cooler.  Wait
    awhile and the server will overheat.  You can watch on your map as the
    administrator runs from his office into the server room.  When he goes in the
    server room a guard should just be showing up too so walk over to the server
    room door and go into sneak mode.  Sneak in behind him, drug him and then place
    the hacking device on the computer.  Take his clothes.  You canít get very
    close to the guards and you canít run at all but it makes it more typical to
    get around.  Then just march to the window you need to shoot out. To get there
    youíll need to come out of the server room take a right, then another right and
    walk along the right side of that dividing wall.  Once behind there you can run
    a little if you want.  There are six office doors you want to use one of the
    two left most doors.  Otherwise youíll run into other workers or guards.  Then
    walk through the office so you are not to alert the lone guy working in there. 
    Run by and heíll go tell you.  ď47 was running in the hallway again.Ē  The
    window is directly in front of you when you clear this office and if youíre on
    time the guard that patrols the window is far away.
          One shot to take it down.  Hereís the trick Iíve been trying.  Thereís
    one guard that just stands in the middle.  I think the trick to getting him to
    walk around is to be right next to the window when you fire and shoot the wall
    on the other side of the sky deck directly in front of you.  Try not to shoot
    him.  The first guard moves very often and the second guard moves back and
    forth at a longer interval.  Iíd just wait until they both move to one side and
    then run right past them.  It works every time.  Itís okay to run out on the
    sky bridge as long as you donít step on the metal pipes.  Whether itís too
    windy, or the tar roof, or something they canít hear you run.  I donít even
    know why these guys are out here.  It looks like a storm is brewing, itís
    raining and the only way off the sky bridge is using the window washer thing.  
    I think if you wait long enough the guards will die of hypothermia.  If the one
    guy isnít moving around I usually try to go a safe place and fire a shot into
    the air.  The one guard comes looking for you.  Use the fact that you can duck
    walk under the wires when youíre right up against the vents.  The guards donít
    have this advantage and they have to be right up on you to see youíre an
    intruder on the sky bridge if you have the administrator disguise on.
    
    -------------- Mission 12:  Jacuzzi Job   ass12  
    -------------------------------------
    
          Follow the edge around just past the window with the girl playing the
    piano and jump over the ledge.  The door right in front of you to your left is
    where a guard will come from shortly.  Hereís another time the doors come in
    handy.  Just go into sneak mode, take out the anesthetic, and wait off to one
    side of the door so youíre shoulder up against the door frame.  Then the guard
    will open the door.  Hold down the fire button.  Count 2 seconds. ď1-1000,
    2-1000Ē and then close the door and press forward.   If you do it right should
    have drugged the guard no problem and since you shut the door the other guard
    never sees you.  Then go through the door off to your right.  If you go through
    the door the guard came through youíll walk in on the piano player.  Once
    through the door you could quickly grab the night vision on the table to your
    right.  Otherwise there are two double-doors directly in front of you.  Run up
    to the one on the left and do the same thing again as the guard walks through. 
    Shoulder on the frame.  He opens the door.  2 seconds.  Close the door.  Take
    one step forward and boom.
          Then go through the door on the right again.  Head down the hallway, you
    should be heading east.  Go in the door on the left.  Walk to the wall with the
    circuit board and break the circuits.  Come out of that room open the painting
    and take the money.  Close the painting.  Then go get the statue.  Youíve got a
    lot of time so donít worry.  Once the technician comes wait until heís leaving
    in the elevator, then walk up and call the elevator.  You have to wait for him
    to get out first though.  The down arrow will be illuminated if heís in the
    elevator.  You donít need to worry about the innocent woman running around. 
    She screams alarm and what not and no one cares at all, seriously; I donít even
    know why she tries.
          Then walk down to the room where Charlie is.  Open the door and sneak
    over to that mobile wall thingy and hide behind the bowl on the ground. 
    Eventually the bikini guards will leave the room.  As soon as theyíre a step
    past you, you can start to sneak up behind Charlie.  Iíve tried shooting the
    poor bastard before.  I donít know if it takes more than one shot to the head
    to kill this fat man or if itís not stealthy enough I just donít know. 
    Anyways, fiber wire will get the job done just in time.  Then run for that
    elevator like a bat out of hell.
    
          (((((((ALTERNATE SOLUTION))))))
    	Itís a little faster if instead of waiting for the technician to turn the
    lights back on just run walk in the dark right up to the fatty and strangle him
    even if the guards are in the room.  They may start shooting you and what not,
    but if you can make it back to the elevator without them finding the body then
    youíll get away with no warnings and an SA.
    
    -----------   Mission 13:  Murder at the Bazaar   ass13    -----------------
    
          This mission is easy for getting a Silent Assassin ranking in.  One fun
    thing to do though is to get the sniper rifle in the house by the gate and
    snipe both the officers but you donít get SA that way and besides the guard
    wakes up after the shots and guards are all over you.
          First off, run to the back door of the house that the lieutenant is in. 
    Run past the door, maybe just a little around the corner and then sneak back to
    the door and pick the lock.  You do this so that the lieutenant is looking to
    the west so you can walk up right behind him and strangle him.  Youíll notice
    you canít sneak around if you run right up to the door because heíll be looking
    right at the steps so youíre screwed.  If youíre a quick gun though you can
    take him out with the silenced pistol before he notices you.  Take the
    coordinates off his person.  Two guards will then come in the bottom.  Their
    conversation starts at random.  Itís fairly short though so if they start
    talking right away youíll have to wait for them to leave.  Some times theyíll
    be budding to talk to each other and they may start talking the second they
    come inside even over Dianaís orders.  Other times they stand around in an
    awkward silence for a while before talking.  While theyíre standing there you
    can go into sneak mode and creep right out the back door.
    Once outside walk to the right and after a while walk keeping the same set of
    buildings to your left.  You need to make to the back or East side of the
    bazaar.  Then went you get there go into the first shop on you left.  Then go
    behind the crates all the way in the back of the shop.  Eventually the colonel
    will come in here to have a cigar.  His body guard will go out to the side and
    not watch as you walk out behind the colonel and wire his trachea out his eye
    socket (because thatís just cross).  Then drag the colonelís body back behind
    the crates and take the key.  Then wait there until the bodyguard goes back on
    patrol harassing the market place.  Then just walk right out of the level.  All
    zeros.
    
    
    ---------------Mission 14:  Motorcade Interception     ass14  
    --------------------
    
          This is a quick level.  Thank god too.  The shot that you are going to
    have to take at the guy in the car is tight.  You have to shoot him in through
    the back of the car.  Iíve tried shooting him before he gets to the city and he
    always runs someone over and thatís the end of your silent assassin ranking.
           So as soon as youíre in the level run over to the area where you meet up
    with the special agent.  But instead of getting the gun walk a little past the
    entrance to that area.  As you get there, there will be two guards walking by
    the west side of that group of buildings.  The guards in this town donít give a
    ratís ass about you.  You can run up right behind the guards there and go into
    sneak mode and they forget about you.  Drug the one in the back and hide him
    behind the crates inside that group of buildings where the contact is.  Take
    his clothes.  Then walk around the corner and talk to the agent.  Heíll give
    you the m195.  Pick it up and then holster it.  This way you can walk right
    over to the place where you need to snipe this guy.  Come out of that area and
    head east.  Try to avoid hugging the guards.  And go up the stairs there. 
    Check the map if you want.  The stairs are due east of the hitman symbol.  Then
    walk along the plank across the building and then go up the ladder.  Once
    youíre up there itíll set off a trigger and the motorcade will start to come. 
    Walk down to the other side of the plank and face west at the big doors.  You
    should be right behind that wooden knob on the wall.  This is the only place I
    know of that guards canít see you.  If you run or donít hurry enough a guard
    will be walking in the area directly behind you.  He will kill you before you
    can jump down. To avoid this run until you get the gun and then walk to this
    spot.
          Once the motorcade comes through town shoot through the back window of
    the limousine and kill the guy sitting in the middle of the back seat.  Then
    walk/run to the south and leave the level.  On the way out the only guard you
    will run by is the guard patrolling the temple grounds.  Just stick to the red
    brick wall, so your shoulder is rubbing off and he wonít notice you until
    youíre gone.  Itís just that easy.
    
    ----------- Mission 15:  Tunnel Rat           ass15   -------------
    
          Oh god this mission can take forever sometimes.  In this level you have
    to completely wait on this guy who at random takes different shifts, other than
    that though the level is very easy.  It seems all the guards in this level work
    in a random sort of way.  First off, start running to the west.  Since youíve
    hopefully played before, you know that you want to go to the south underground
    entrance.  The trick here is to run along the south side of the outer wall
    right off the bat.  Then take the first right and the next right.  You should
    be running directly at the back side of the underground entrance.  The guard
    here is on some complete random trip.  Sometimes heís walking out behind the
    entrance so wait for him to turn the other way and run up and pick the lock. 
    Otherwise run around the north side of the circular wall that surrounds the
    entrance.  When you get to the hole (more like a giant chunk missing) in the
    wall thatís right at head level start walking, and as soon as you see the guard
    start sneaking.  If heís not there for some reason, which sometimes happens
    just walk right in.  If he is how he usually is then heís standing with his
    back to the door.  Watch his head movements.  He turns it in 180 degrees from
    right to left.  When he has looked completely in your direction and then starts
    to go back the other way make your move.  Sneak around to the door and pick the
    lock.  Donít worry, even though you could grab his ass with one hand and unlock
    the door with the other he wonít even notice you.  Sometimes just as you start
    to sneak heíll decide he wants to go patrol again and will turn around and look
    right at you, man that sucks (restart).
          Then go down the stairs.  Stand by the last torch and watch the actions
    of the guards.  Directly in front of you is the guard (1st guy) that I was
    talking about earlier.  He has three routes that he takes.  First off he
    patrols back and forth in the middle of this area stops once.  Patrols stops
    twice and then takes a route.  One is to go talk to his friend.  The other is
    to go off to the left and stand next to the crates, the other is to go stand in
    the hallway to the north.  The most important thing to watch for is the guard
    (2nd guy) who is walking east to west just off to the right at the end of the
    entrance tunnel.  Wait here for a clear shot and then head down the ladder into
    the water.  This is actually easy to do.  If heís talking to his friend you
    donít have to worry about anything but the 2nd guy.  If he is behind the boxes
    wait until the 2nd guy is walking away and walk to the edge of the tunnel and
    watch for 1st guy to walk behind the crates again and then run for the ladder. 
    If heís the other way then you only need to worry about the 2nd guy.  Once in
    the water walk behind the crates so you splash and make the guy standing still
    look towards you.  Then go into sneak mode, stick to the wall and walk over to
    the steps to the north.  You can come up onto the steps and hide behind the
    column.  As long as the 1st guard doesnít walk to the north you can sneak up to
    the night vision goggles on the crate and then walk up the north tunnel.  Iíve
    had him randomly go up to the north six times in a row before.  After that I
    crept up and shot his body around on the floor until the other guards killed
    me.  So he got what he deserved.  I like to walk behind that column on the way
    so you pass over the water just to save some time.  Then take the first right.
          You should be in a tunnel with the guy standing in front of the
    generator.  Sneak up behind him and toggle the generator and then sneak to the
    wall and run down the dirt tunnel to the east.  When you get to the end sneak
    over to the bed to your right and pick up the officerís uniform. If you want
    you can behind the gun rack there just incase the guard decides to follow you.
    Then head to the tunnel a little to the north east. You need to just stand in
    this tunnel and wait for the right situation.  Watch for the two guards that
    pass by the end of the tunnel.  Interesting fact I noticed.  There is a guy
    thatís got an m60 and a guy with no gun.  When the guy with no gun is standing
    in the doorway in front of the room with Hussef then the guy with the m60 canít
    investigate.  If you walk into the room and the guy with the m60 walks by then
    he walks right in checks on Hussef  and leaves again.  If he spots you he might
    fill you with lead.  So wait for the guy with a gun to walk to the right
    followed almost immediately by the guy with no gun to walk to the left (give or
    take 3 seconds).  You can use your own judgment here.  Some times theyíre a
    little off.  Then wait for the guy with a gun to walk to the left as well.  The
    guy with no gun goes and tortures the civilian down there so this way itís
    timed out pretty well.  Unfortunately these guys are at random as well. 
    Sometimes the guard with the gun will take a longer time walking back and
    forth.  In this situation you want them both to walk to the left, the guy with
    no gun first.  Then when the gun guy goes back to the left watch him, heíll
    stand by the door and then keep walking the other direction, thatís your
    chance.  Then walk across the moat take a right, head down to the door.  Once
    inside sneak up and into the closet there and strangle Hussef while heís
    reading his mail.  Then head back to the outer door and watch through the
    keyhole until that guy leaves.  Jump in the moat and head to the left until you
    get to the 1st guard again.  Repeat the previous process to get to the
    generator.
          This time toggle it and take off running for the elevator.  The guard
    there may or may not see you.  Stay away from the guards on your trip and when
    the lights come back on call the elevator.  If you do alarm the guards a little
    wait behind the boxes in the room with the elevator until the coast is clear. 
    Get in and go to the ground level.  Hide behind the missile crate.  Even if
    they start shooting at you here donít worry.  Youíll still get the SA rating,
    probably.  Then youíll be told you have to take down the two guards by the
    helipad.  You have all the time in world.  Go north of the underground entrance
    there and wait for the one guard to be standing by himself.  Then drug and drag
    his body into the little nook in the wall.  Then just go watch the other guy. 
    He kind of patrols in the area off to the east of the underground entrance. 
    You can stand in the same area and just watch him.  Eventually, before the
    other guy wakes up heíll take a wiz. Jump him too.  ďFind the guy with urine
    all over him.Ē  Thatís what heíll say when he wakes up.  But youíll be long
    gone.
    
    (((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION)))))
    Instead of walking past the guy by the generator the first time You could watch
    down the hallway for the correct situation with your binoculars then drug the
    guard take his clothes and walk down kill Hussef and then walk back, turn off
    the generator. And run to the crate.
    SIDE NOTE
    To get SA and still keep the m60 when you go on.  Hereís what you should do. 
    Pick up the m60 and then carry it with you.  When you get to the last two guys
    drug the first one; then pick up the m60 and shoot the second guard.  One shot
    though.  Make me proud.
    
    -------------Mission 16:  Temple City Ambush       ass16   -------------------
    
          Oh, this level is hard to give a walkthrough to.  This level unwraps
    completely at random.  Go straight ahead take a left and down to the last store
    on the left.  There is a guy in there that will give you a map location for
    agent Smith.  You canít take the sp12 shotgun with you unless you go on a mass
    murdering spree and kill all the cult members you come up on.
          You go visit agent Smith in his shop and heíll ask for you to take a
    picture of each of the assassin brothers, dead.  Theyíre most likely hanging
    out in the market place.  Investigate the market place by running through the
    city streets and looking at the windows.  Donít risk walking into the market
    place unless you see that the purple turban assassin and the NY hat assassin
    are gone. Immediately the guy with the straw hat will go up into one of the
    buildings and take up a sniping position.  I usually go up strangle him and
    then take his picture, his clothes and the rifle.  Then I wait for his brother,
    the guy wearing the NY hat, and snipe him.  I make sure there is a minimal
    number of cult members around.  Itís even better if he walks by right outside
    your window.  That way you can use the pistol SD on him.  And if you get a
    message like an assassin has seen you.  That goes down as an alert.  Iíve
    gotten a silent assassin ranking with one of these before I havenít tested it
    for more than that.  Drop the rifle and do a run by photo of the NY hat guy. 
    If you give it too much time the guy with a purple turban will come up and even
    though he has no reason to be suspicious of you from the beginning he will
    follow you around.  I would consider this to be a bug in the game.  You canít
    shake the guy unless you run through the streets like a mad man.  He doesnít
    actually do anything to until you either pull out a weapon or talk to agent
    Smith.  Sometimes he catches you before you even see the brothers, when this
    happen you might as well restart the mission.
          After you give the pictures your contact heíll give the exit location in
    the north-west section of town. Take off running for the store.  If youíre
    lucky youíll get one of the two shops in the same area as the exit and you can
    make a quick run there no problem.  If you get the spot just north of the
    market place then youíre screwed the only way to do this mission is to take
    down the purple turban guy before you kill the snipers.  Maybe this would
    always be a good idea.  Itís just next to impossible to sneak up on him.  That
    guy is chalked full of bugs.  When you get to the exit itíll be inside the rug
    shop.  Run around a couple rugs and thereís one patching an obvious hole in the
    wall.  Walk up to it and youíve got a SA ranking for yet another level.
    
          SIDE NOTE
    	The guy with the purple turban is very easy to get.  He also doesnít count as
    an enemy kill.  If you run into him before you kill the brothers just lure him
    to a shop and as he runs in to follow you fiberwire him.  Otherwise if youíre
    in a spot that is too far to run to before the purple turban guy kills agent
    smith you can stand by the door again and fiberwire him.  If youíre looking at
    one of the shop doors from inside stand off to the right.  Then get the
    fiberwire out and as he runs through the door press the attack button and boom,
    one dead purple turban weariní fool.
    
    ------------   Mission 18:  The Death of Hanelore        ass17  
    ----------------------------
    
          This womanís jive hair makes me glad I have to kill her.  And she stole
    that guys candy.  Man, what a bitch.  So weíre going to deliver her into the
    arms of her angel, nice and simple.
    	There will be two guards directly in front of the boat.  Wait for the one that
    usually comes up to the boat to start going into his stair climbing animation
    when he goes up the hill just to the left. If he just stands there like a moron
    you should run past him on the beach.  Then run along the beach pressing into
    the water until you get to the sewer entrance.  The hill you run around will
    shield you from being seen by the returning guard.  Head for the ladder in the
    sewer, then when you get to the ladder donít go up.  Instead look at the room
    around the ladder.  There are four drainage ditches.  As soon as you come into
    the room take a right and go into the first drainage ditch.  There will be
    another ladder that puts you in the south east corner of the temple.  Wait
    there for the guard to go over then go up the ladder until you can see along
    the bedrooms.  Wait for the doctor to walk out of the farthest room and then go
    all the way up.  The civilians in this level are sort of random.  Come up the
    ladder and start running north from the sewer and use the columns to hide from
    the civilians.  When you get to the north most room there will be a set of
    doctorís clothes or patients clothes (debates with friends lean either way but
    it looks like youíre not wearing any pants) on the bed put them on.
          Next youíre going to need the key by the hitman symbol in the south-west
    corner of the first floor.  Simple, just walk to the south-west corner of the
    courtyard and then through the door to the right against the back wall.  You
    should pass between two guards, so quickly open the next door.  Then grab the
    key from the hook on the wall to the right, and head back out the same way you
    came in, quickly.  Next, walk to the temple in the center of the north part of
    the building.  If you approach the nurse and the doctor sitting on the couch
    there she will lead you to the doctorís office.  If you stand around outside
    the office for a while youíll notice a patient that comes up the stairs and
    into the lobby here and then walks back downstairs.  Waiting for him to just
    come upstairs and then going to talk to the doctor could save you another try
    at this level.  The doctor will start talking, strangle her and drag her to the
    closet marked on your map and walk out of the place.
          Go down the other side from the way the nurse brought you up.  The
    guards, on second glance, will see through your disguise.  Guards make me
    nervous so Iíd use the sewer way again, if I were you, to get to the exit.  
    When you get to the sewer exit, where it hits the water, watch out for the
    guard on top of the helipad.  He doesnít like his patients getting away.  Then
    walk out and wait for the other guard to be going up the hill again with his
    stair climbing animation.  Then run for the boat. Good Job 47.
    
    --------------  Mission 19:   Terminal Hospitality         ass18  
    -----------------------------
    
          Ah, another mission that would appear to be very hard on the surface but
    is actually quite simple.  First off go around the corner and wait behind the
    rock there for the guy on the yacht to start moving around the side.  Then the
    guard to your right will start patrolling.  Hide behind the first set of boxes
    there.  As he comes to the boxes stay on the exact opposite side as him while
    in sneak mode.  Then sneak on until you get to the door on your right and run
    straight west.  Youíll see a path cut into the mountain along the right.  Go
    through there and you should emerge with the temple on your left and a pool on
    your right.  Run to the clothes directly in front of you and put them on.  Then
    run forward more and stick to the mountains on the right.  Then when you get
    close to the temple wall follow it.  There will a giant courtyard here and the
    temple on your left.  Walk up and go through the front door.  Walk upstairs and
    stay the hell away from nurses, man theyíll report you like youíre their abuse
    ex-boyfriend who came back to claim some loving against his restraining order.
          On the second floor, stay away from the guards.  Sometimes the one guard
    likes to follow you.  You can loose him by hiding behind one of the pillars so
    he canít see you.  Sooner or later heíll walk away.  Then go into the room in
    the south-west corner.  There will be a nurse here that on an often basis will
    go out to look over the balcony.  While sheís out, pick the lock on the door. 
    Take the room key and the night vision goggles from the box.  Then walk into
    the next room and put on the doctorís uniform (we all agree this is a doctorís
    uniform.  Heís got pants now.).  Then head to the elevator in the north section
    of the building and take it down to the basement.
          Once out of the elevator take a left.  Go straight back.  If you go all
    the way down to the back wall there is a door.  In there is the generator. 
    Across from it is a doctorís office.  Walk into the office and take the scalpel
    off the table.  At random there is a nurse in here.  So peek through the
    keyholes.  If sheís in there go to the room just north of that one.  Youíll
    have to make sure there are no guards in the immediate area so you can pick the
    lock.  Then walk in and go into the back room and get the scalpel.  The nurse
    is usually in the northern room.  Then go to the generator make sure guards
    arenít around again and pick the lock.  Then turn the generator off.  You can
    run up to the operation rooms as long as you donít bump right into the guards. 
    If you see the guards in the orange clothes it is very important that you start
    walking.  Attracting his attention may cause them to return to the surgery room
    early or even just start firing at you.  The cult leader is randomly placed in
    one of the rooms.  Most often he is in the south-east room (Iíd say 1 out of
    ten times heís in the north-west room).  You can tell itís the wrong room if
    thereís a doctor and nurse in the room or no body at all.  Walk in there take
    out the scalpel kill the cult leader.  Iíve had one of the orange clothed
    guards in the room before when doing this.  Itís important to only walk when
    youíre in their view.  And walk back out. Go up the stairs and remember the
    entrance is to the south.  Even though the scalpel has that special option and
    everything you donít really have time to use it unless you run the whole way
    there with the scalpel in hand.  The only danger is if you get close enough to
    a guard they start firing at you.  Iíve preformed this level flawlessly several
    times in a row by just walking in to the operating room with the Silenced
    pistol, fire a round into his head and walk right out.
          When youíre upstairs you can run if youíre nervous.  The only guards you
    need to watch out for are the cult dressed guards.   Again I donít like guards,
    but once you get to the courtyard just stay a good ten feet from anyone and
    youíll be fine.  When youíre about at the boat you start getting shot at.  Duck
    back for a little while or just ignore the shooting.  Then run to the boat. 
    Youíll get silent assassin.
    
          SIDE NOTE
          17 is in this level at the end and he runs through that door.  Sure you
    can chase him and get blown up.  Iím 100% sure that the true intent of 17 being
    there is solely for story line.  Why because 17 is working for the Indian cult
    leader you just killed.  You canít follow him or kill him and youíre not
    supposed to.  SO STOP TRYING.
    
    -----------    Mission 19:  St. Petersburg Revisited      ass19   
    ----------------------------
    
          This level is cool.  This is one of those levels you shouldíve played
    through before you read the walkthrough.  Itís awesome.  A lot of the story
    unravels here and Iím going to assume youíve already beaten it once.  If not
    the problem most people have is sneaking up on the sniper.
    * HINTS:  Itís fairly easy to sneak up on the sniper.  Donít run under the
    sniper window because heíll hear your footsteps and pull out a deagle and chase
    you down.  When you get inside walk.  The sniper looks back off to his left
    very heavily so when youíre behind him try and stay to the right half of his
    body.
    	Now for those who have beaten the level or care nothing for the story line
    hereís the walkthrough for Silent Assassins.  Forget about going to the locker.
     Run up to the street using the stairs.  Then head north, follow the wall to
    your right.  You pass a couple dumpster, some boxes that say IIHBO on the side
    another dumpster and then you come upon a truck.  Then you get to the center of
    the town, you should be on the north side of the Embassy.  Run around the west
    side of the building and through the front door.  Then head up the stairs to
    the right.  When you get to the top go into sneak mode.  In spite of what you
    might have heard it is indeed very possible and very simple to strangle 17.  Go
    into the room then head right sticking to the wall.  When you get to the column
    there look at 17.  He glances back over his left shoulder.  So youíre going to
    walk up to him staying right on the edge of the table to your right.  When you
    get close enough pull out the fiber wire and get him dead.  Then after watching
    the cut scene pick up his gun (if you want) and take his clothes.  Then make a
    mad dash for the sewer thatís almost straight south of the Embassy.  Once down
    there head to the subway train.  Yeah, there are guards down there but if you
    holster your gun and walk they wonít even notice that youíre the clone that
    theyíre now looking for.  Then pick the lock and run all the way to the train.
          Easy right?  Too easy.
    
    ---------------- Mission 20: Redemption at Gontranno     Assholieo   
    -----------------------
    
          This level will be one of the most difficult and fun levels to get silent
    Assassin on.  Why?  Because thereís like 30 guys you have to kill but theyíre
    all in fortified positions.  Disguises here are completely useless.  Donít even
    bother.  These guys are going to all know each other.  So thereís no point in
    trying to fool them. Note their matching tattoos.  The first two guys are the
    hardest guys to kill and thenÖÖ  mmmwwhaaahaaa  ::evil laughter::
          Okay to get started, you probably realize that you donít have a gun.  In
    the first room (I know itís outside but what ya gona do about it) there are two
    guards over to the right.  One walks around the outside at a quick pace and the
    other walks at a slower pace right next to that big door.  What you should do
    right away is run and squat down by the wall right by the tree off to your
    right.  Once youíre squatted on the west side of the wall the fast walking
    guard will walk past you.  Make sure youíre face straight north.  Then as the
    guard walks right in front of you stand up and go into sneak mode and follow
    him to where he stops.  Then strangle the power walking jerk and drag him back
    a little into the darkness there so the other guard doesnít see him lying
    around.  Then walk east and duck behind the column here until the guard
    patrolling in front of the door walks to you all the way and starts heading
    back.  Sneak out and strangle him and then drag his body around the corner from
    the double doors.
          Then go to the double doors on the east side of the courtyard and look
    through the keyhole.  You need to be pressed up against the doors and as far to
    the left as you can be.  Wait for the guard patrolling there to show up in the
    keyhole walking to the right.  As soon as you can see him fling open the door
    sneak out and strangle him.  Next jump down from the south most part of the
    ledge there.  There is another guard that is patrolling along the side of the
    ledge.  Strangle him or shoot him in the back of the head, something.  Then the
    next best thing to do is go to the shed.  Get a silenced pistol and sniper
    rifle.  There is a sniper in the training building opposite the shed with the
    laptop in it.  So walk around the back of the weapons shed and out to the well.
     Using the well as cover, snipe the guy in the training area.  Once heís down
    enter the side entrance of the church into the dungeon thereís a guard on
    patrol in here.  You can walk up to the top of the steps and watch him walk
    back and forth.  Strangle him.  Then go all the way down to the door on the
    right.  Pick the lock and go in and get the church key.  Then return to the
    laptop shed.  Due west of the shed there is a secret entrance into the church,
    use the church key here.
          ONCE INSIDE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN SNEAK MODE for the rest of the time
    youíre in the church unless you need to stand up all the way to take a shot. 
    This is very important because any noise, and youíve got guards looking the
    wrong way, and you wonít have an easy time after that.
          At the top of the stairs look to your left.  There are two doors on this
    wall.  Go through the left door.  There will be a guy here.  Use the fiberwire
    on him and then go around the corner to your left.  There is another guy.  Use
    your fiberwire on him as well.  Then go back to the last room and go up the
    wooden stairs there.  Open the right door but donít go through and kill the
    sniper standing right in front of you with your sniper rifle.  The sniper rifle
    will not alert them since they donít know where itís coming from.  Then scoot
    through the door and look up and to your left.  In the top balcony in the far
    left corner there is a sniper, take him out.  If you look at ground level
    youíll notice another sniper looking up into the balcony.  Shoot him too real
    quick.  Then sneak up the stairs in the previous room.  At the top there is a
    door to your left.  Open it.  There should be two guards facing the other
    direction.  Fire a sniper shot into them killing both of them with one shot. 
    Every sniper weapon has this ability minus the crossbow and the m195.  Then
    step back to the other door at the top of the stairs.  Open it as well, but
    stand off to the left a bit.  If you stand directly in the door youíll get
    shot.  Move until you can see the guy standing right in front of the door and
    snipe him.  Then go back through the door on the left.  You can stand out here
    and snipe everyone on the floor level, just remember that there is a guy in the
    far corner on the top balcony to the right.  If you move slowly across you will
    come to a spot where you can see this snipers head and he canít see you.  Snipe
    him.  Then take out the five or so more guards on the floor level.  Then go
    west through the door and open the door directly to your right.  Here there is
    another guard with his back to you snipe, strangle him, then head down the
    stairs and there is a guard with his back to you shoot him in the head and the
    objective status will change.
          Then thereís the final shoot out with the Russian guy.  To initiate this
    you need to find a good sniping spot, preferably on the top balcony, then shoot
    out the small piece of stain-glass in the confession booth.  If you sniper him
    with one of the custom rifles one shot to the body will do it.  Heíll run
    around franticly for awhile and you can easily kill him in that time. 
    Otherwise he runs up the balcony and sees where you are and then will run to
    the side youíre on.  You can just wait by the door and when he opens it pop a
    round off.  Enjoy the ending. Iíve heard that you can lure to him one side by
    walking back and forth if you miss him while heís on the floor and then when he
    comes pop him and you still get the silent Assassin Ranking.  And if youíve
    watched the ending your saying how do I know that you got the silent assassin
    ranking.  Well I specifically held off getting any silent assassin rankings,
    then beat the last level like this, then when you load the last save
    (redemption at Gontranno) you get to go to any level blah blah blah and I have
    the ballers SD.  Like I said Iíve got a lot of times on my hands.  Actually I
    recently discovered that as long as you beat this level you get an SA rating on
    it.
    
    ((((((((ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION))))))))))
    Annihilate everyone.  Just run to the shed and get the m4.  If you load the St.
    Petersburg Revisited you get the objectives screen in the bottom center there
    is the mission select option.  Here you will be able to select levels and go
    back and pick up other weapons youíd like to kill everyone with.  The best gun
    is the m60 in my opinion.  Shoots through multiple people, 100 round clip,
    semi-automatic fire, what else could you ask for?
    
    (((Extra challenge)))
    try beating the level with nothing more than the balers.  Or try choking
    Sergei.  For fun you could use the sp12, or for a really short game try to
    choke everyone (j/k thatís not possible.)  I have played through and choked
    everyone and fired only two shots, including the one for taking out the glass. 
    You have to choose carefully witch guy will die.
    
    -----------   WEAPONS LIST     g30 gunsinmyass   ------------------
    
    1) Fiber Wire:  Available from the beginning
    2) Kitchen Knife:  Available from the beginning
    3) Ballers:  Available from the beginning
    4) 9mm Pistol SD:  Available from the beginning
    5) 9mm pistol: Kill a body guard, anywhere in the game
    6) Deagle: Easiest to snatch off the lieutenant in murder at the bazaar
    7) Balers SD:  Gift for getting the first Silent Assassin ranking
    8) Revolver:  Easiest from Don in Anathema
    9) .45 Pistol: Grab off the Spetznas agent in Invitation to a party
    10) .22 SD:  In shogun Showdown in the museum.
    11) Combat knife: On the general in Tube way Torpedo.
    12) Scalpel: the two basement locations in Terminal Hospitality
    13) Golf club: Anathema, either on the Don when you snipe him or in his bedroom
    14) Katana sword:  In Shogun Showdown, the ceiling mounted ninjas have them
    15) Axe: In basement killing they line the walls in the fire dept changing room
    16) SMG:  On the bodyguards in Tracking Hayamoto or you can grab one on your
    way to the kitchen in the marked room.
    17) SMG-SD6: On the all the ninjas in Hidden Valley and At the Gates
    18) AK: You can take one with you from Tube way Torpedo easily
    19) UZI:  All cult members (orange cloaks) in Terminal Hospitality
    20) M60:  Best gun only found in Tunnel Rat get it from the locker in the room
    with all the sleeping guards.
    21) M4:  Silent Assassin ranking four times
    22) Shotgun:  In Anathema on the lawyer (guy in the green suit) or the guard
    out front.  Careful when getting this gun.  It first only comes with two shots.
    23) SP12: Temple City Ambush at first contact.  Awesome gun as well.
    24) Sawn-off shotgun:  Silent Assassin Ranking twice.
    25) R93 Sniper:  Anathema in the garage.  Look at the alternative route.
    26) SVD: your given it in St. Petersburg Stakeout, and can pretty much just
    walk around with it after you get the officerís uniform.
    27) Crossbow: Hidden Valley at the weapons pick up point
    28) M195:  is given to you in the Motorcade Interception, You can just holster
    it and keep it with you as you run off the level.
    29) W2000 Rifle:  You shouldnít have missed this one in St. Petersburg
    Revisited
    30) Custom Rifle: Pick it up at the end of Redemption at Gontranno and shoot
    the last guy with it.  Then when you load the last save and you can pick any
    level youíll have it already.
    31) The empty spot in the garage.  Iíve gotten a lot of e-mails about this and
    have spent a lot of man hours trying to figure out what this is, but alas Iíve
    found the saddening answer.  It ďwasĒ a rosary, it was to be used as a
    strangling type item you could find it in the dungeon on that alternate hook. 
    But since it was a strangling weapon, pretty much the same as the fiberwire
    which you automatically get at the beginning of each level, they decided to
    leave it out.  But they left the hook there for you to ponder.
    
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