Enter the realm of a retired assassin, forced back into action by treason. You may be a hired killer but you still have a sense of loyalty and justice. Visit the dark recesses of a world corrupted by crime, greed, degradation and dishonor. And a past that catches up with you.
User reviews: Very Positive (408 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 1, 2002

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"This game is hard. Extremely hard. But it's also incredibly satisfying when all the elements click. An improvement on the original in every way."
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Enter the realm of a retired assassin, forced back into action by treason. You may be a hired killer but you still have a sense of loyalty and justice. Visit the dark recesses of a world corrupted by crime, greed, degradation and dishonor. And a past that catches up with you.

Trust no one - if the price is right, the finger of your most trusted ally will be on the trigger. Your targets may hide in the most remote areas of the planet, but their destruction is never prevented - only postponed.

Learn your trade - master your tools - overcome your obstacles - outsmart your enemies - eliminate your targets. Remember: rash decisions bleed consequences. Know when to strike instantly, know when to take your time. Chance favors the prepared. Failure is not an option.

  • Pick up contracts in exotic locations around the globe: Sicily, St. Petersburg, Japan, Malaysia, and India.
  • Operate in a non-linear world where the outcome of your actions and proficiency as a hitman are measured on a balance between stealth and aggression.
  • Stalk and eliminate your targets up close and personal, in either 1st or 3rd person perspectives.
  • Execute your assignments with a diverse arsenal of equipment, from armor-piercing sniper rifles and explosives to chloroform and poison darts.
  • Acquire and carry weapons and tools from mission to mission through an enhanced inventory and save-game system.
  • Original soundtrack composed by Jesper Kyd and performed by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/XP, Pentium 3 450 MHz or equivalent, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible video card with at least 16 megabytes of video memory, 128 MB system RAM, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card, 800 MB uncompressed free hard drive space, 100% Windows 98/ME/XP compatible mouse and keyboard

    Recommended: Pentium 3 1GHz equivalent or greater, 256 MB system RAM, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible 3D Accelerator video card with 32 MB video RAM, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible EAX Advanced HD Sound Card

Helpful customer reviews
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Hitman, is doubtlessly my favourite game franchise ever.
As my first experience with that genre, these games litterally turned me into a stealth weirdo. Here, I'll review the first four games at once, to avoid disorder in my evaluations list. (I haven't played Absolution, so it won't appear there.)

I remember back in my college days, when a good friend of mine gave me Hitman : Codename 47 for me to try.
His words were the following : "It's an amazing game! Non-linear, and you can choose the way you want to complete your objectives and kill your targets! For instance, there is that mission in which you can disguise as a waiter and poison the food!"

(I didn't know yet, that much later I would just end up on the roof and snipe the target from a little concealed window, because screw the poisonned food. Hiding on the roof like a coward was the way I did it.)

Out of pure curiosity, I gave the first Hitman a try, and I loved it. I spent my evenings on it, struggling on the hardest missions, but enjoying it nonetheless. Eh. killing a drug lord with a minigun has its own benefits.
Two weeks later, I gave the game back to my friend and said "Boy, it was epic."
How big was my stupefaction when he told me they did a sequel called Silent Assassin!
I reacted like a fangirl. "I NEED TO PLAY DIS NAOW. NAAAAAOW."

Besides I'd like to thank Liam sooo much for gifting me the whole Hitman collection during Christmas 2012. Liam if you read this, you're awesome and I love you.

I could finally try the second game, which improved a lot from the first. It's a must-have for all Stealth lovers around here, and I had my best Hitman hours on this game! You can even murder evil twins, one of them eating crisps and pizzas in the basement of a Malaysian airport, the other relaxing in his jacuzzi at the top of a highly guarded skyscraper.
*Applies "Only featured in this game!" stamp of awesomeness*

I then, tried Blood Money, for the fact everyone recommended that game over the two previous ones. Graphically, it was a stunning improvement. As for the gameplay, it had been, once again, perfected : Body hiding, Weapon customisation, beverage poisoning, etc... And those custom newspaper articles at the end of each mission are hilarious! Blood Money is worth gold, and I really recommend your to play it once in your life.

Finally, I acquired Contracts, as known as Silent Assassin's spiritual sequel, which subtly links the events from the original game, with a certain chapter found in Blood Money's cutscenes.

Apart from Contracts being a much darker game than the others - although it fits perfectly with its plot -, it's still an awesome addition to the series. Half of the missions are remakes of the old famous ones from Codename 47. And when I say "remakes", I do not allude to the cheap remakes based on graphical improvements. No, those missions had be redesigned completely, the objectives are the same, but the layout of the map and the buildings have changed, and there's even more exciting ways to finish your job successfully.

Well, I could talk for hours about Hitman, or relate my most memorable moments, but the best you could do for now, is try by yourself and take control of the well known Agent 47 for the best assignments of your life.

Hitman : Codename 47 - 16/20
Hitman : Silent Assassin - 18/20
Hitman : Contracts - 17/20
Hitman : Blood Money - 18/20
Posted: September 10
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
> Be me, 13-14 years old.
> While at school and during recess i explain to my best friend what type of game is Hitman.
> I showcase him (live action) how to kill someone with fiber-wire.
> Teacher passes by, thinking that i'm trying to harm my friend.
> I end up in directors office explaining what i was trying to do.
> Feel so embarrassed!
> They say nothing (the teachers).
> I'm free to go!!!

Must play 10/10! All the good memories that i have from this game...
Posted: August 1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.5 hrs on record
Disguised as a chef and stood around the kitchen. A guard walks in and kills me. 10/10 would stealth again.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
This game is HARD AS ♥♥♥♥! and long too, a good 20 missions plus the tutorial. I honestly feel like the first game was easier, but its a great game to play if you like a challenge or just want to learn more about the series and Agent 47
Posted: May 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
This use to be my favorite Hitman on PS2. Great missions, plenty of weapons, just the game itself is just.. I don't know how to explain it but the game is amazing.

9/10 - I played this all the time on PS2.
Posted: May 5
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78 of 81 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
So, I owned this game back on CD until that one broke, and when it appeared on Steam, it didn't take me long to make the decision to re-acquire it.
This game is one of the classics and my personal favorite of the series (maybe, mabye tied with Blood Money).
Don't expect HD graphics as the game is fairly old, but they still hold up and the gameplay makes well up for it.
The game mostly gives you free reign over how you deal with your missions, wether you go in guns blazing or infiltrate the building disguised as the milkman, take out your target and leave without anyone ever knowing better; the only consequence being a distinct shift in your overall mission ratings (though wether or not a Mass Murderer rating is good or bad is still technically up to you. *wink*).
What you have to know is that if you play it quiet, you play it slow. Be prepared to wait for good whiles to learn guard routes or for your target to be in the perfect spot; be prepared to reload often (if you're a perfectionist) when things didn't go as planned, or quickly adapt to your new situation.
So, overall, if you enjoy the thought of being the unseen angel of death that puts Altair and Ezio to shame, or if you played and enjoyed any of the other Hitman titles (and for some reason don't already have this one), this is a definite must-have.
Posted: December 28, 2013
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