FAQ written by Mike Penance
FAQs: Questions About Missions
Questions About Missions
Death of a Showman
Q:Is it possible to score a Silent Assassin ranking?
Ah, well, it IS possible, but the only way to do it is finicky and rather
horrid. It involves grabbing the hidden TMP
from the start of the mission
and then making excessive use of the Coin
to lure people from
rooms to knock them out. It also requires the use of a highly unreliable
tactic, basically, using the
to distract the snipers on the roof
of the office (remember, it isn't silenced and someone may hear it).
Q: How come I can't access the Rat Club with my Keycard? I keep getting the
"invalid card" message whenever I try.
That's speed readers for you. If you keep getting the "invalid card"
message, that'll be because you're trying to open the light control room.
The Rat Club door is also located on the second floor, but it can only be
accessed via the stairs near the dressing rooms.
Q: Why should I wait until near the end before I kill the targets when I can
do it straight away?
The reason you should save the targets until after you've been briefed is
because occasionally, the game will fail to recognise the optional targets
as legitimate targets and you may well end up ruining your ranking.
The Murder of Crows
Q: Can I run out of time, will the Politician actually be assassinated?
Yup, if you leave all three alive for long enough, the Politician will have
an extra large hole where his face used to be. Angelina is the spotter,
Raymond is the sniper, and Mark Purayah Jr. is there to finish the job
should Raymond fail. The hit will not go down until the payment is placed
safely on Mark Jr's desk, if the chain of payment is broken (i.e. you blow
Raymond's head off or waylay the Delivery Bird), the hit won't go down as
If the payment is successfully delivered and Mark Jr. and Raymond are
killed soon after, their femme fatale friend, Angelina, will finish the job
at knifepoint (eventually).
A Dance with the Devil
Q: Is there a way to avoid the totally melodramatic showdown with Maynard John
in the torture chamber?
Well, there is, but it's an incredibly tricky thing to do. The gist is
that when Maynard leaves the bar to watch Vaana perform, you're supposed to
sneak behind the bar and poison his glass. The tricky bit is all in the
timing - it's virtually impossible with all the party-goers and Hell Guards
scattered everywhere. The stupidest part of this method is that there tends
to be a glitch where Maynard actually starts his conversation with you (and
walks away) while you're near the bar, when he isn't anywhere to be seen.
Q: Is there any way to avoid the battle with Mark Parchezzhi III?
Make fun of his name until he dies of embarrassment, well that's what I'd
say if his surname wasn't so hard to find a rhyme for. Seriously, there is
a way to avoid fighting him, but it'll wreck your chance of a Silent
Assassin rating. When you're out on the lawn, you can take a sneaky peek
through the Oval Office window - when Mark Parchezzhi sees you looking,
he'll take off and hide in the adjoining room (the square one on the map).
If you go about things like normal, you can plant a bomb-shaped present in
the aforementioned 'square room.' Just head to the window and he'll run
right into blast range.