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In Hitman: Absolution, certain actions earn you bonus points. These bonuses add points to your score. Based on your score at the end of the mission, you are given a ranking, on a scale from Agent to Silent Assassin.

What's confusing is that not only is "Silent Assassin" the best ranking, but one of the bonuses that you can achieve is also named "Silent Assassin".

I've also proved that it is possible to get the Silent Assassin Bonus, but lose the Silent Assassin Ranking through stupidity afterwards.

  • What are the requirements for the Silent Assassin Bonus?

  • What are the requirements for the Silent Assassin Ranking?

  • Is it possible to get the Silent Assassin Ranking without the Silent Assassin Bonus?

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Hope that helps, Steve. If not, feel free to roll it back. – Frank Feb 11 '13 at 21:06
@fbueckert - It did help, thanks. – Steve V. Feb 11 '13 at 21:46
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Here are some things that I have verified through testing so far.

To get the Silent Assassin Bonus:

  • Agent 47 must have an assassination target. Mission segments without a target cannot receive the Silent Assassin Bonus.
  • Enemies can discover the corpses of your targets.
  • Agent 47 can subdue non-target enemies.
  • Collecting the evidence is not necessary.

To get the Silent Assassin Rating:


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  • Only kill the target

  • Don't get spotted


  • Get high enough score
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Bodies can be found. – Steve V. Feb 19 '14 at 18:31

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