Hitman: Blood Money

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
82
3.7
Windows
83
4.1
Xbox 360
82
3.3
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Description

Agent 47 the assassin returns in the 4th installment of the Hitman series. This time he goes on a trip around America, undertaking missions in major cities such as Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles and other exotic locations. This time, he better watch his back, as his long-time employer, the International Contract Agency, is threatened by a mysterious rival.

Gameplay in Hitman: Blood Money is generally similar to the previous installments. Once again, your job will be to complete several assassination missions. You can sneak around in disguise to avoid the suspicious guards, or you can instead open fire on everyone you see. When you complete your mission, you're given a rating - from "Mass Murderer" up to the coveted "Silent Assassin".

Blood Money introduces a lot of new features, however. A new notoriety system will track every single one of your moves, which in turn will demand utmost calculation in order to successfully accomplish your objectives. For those of you who are tired of a direct approach, you will be given the opportunity to stage accidents and should you be suspected, bribes and "other" accidents will always be at hand. Blood Money also gives the player the opportunity to customize weapons.

Screenshots

Hitman: Blood Money Windows Main Menu
Hitman: Blood Money Windows A look through the scope of the W2000 sniper rifle. Another weapon which is fully customizable.
Hitman: Blood Money Xbox 360 Contract at an opera house.
Hitman: Blood Money Xbox 360 Split screens show distant actions for timing/assassination hint purposes.

Alternate Titles

  • "杀手:血钱" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Hitman: Krwawa Forsa" -- Polish title
  • "Hitman: Argent de sang" -- French title
  • "Hitman 4" -- Common title

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User Reviews

More evolution than revolution, but still a worthy contender. Xbox Nick Drew (371)
It's a good game, so why don't I love it? Windows Jeremy Johnson (737)
My goodness, that railing looks dangerous... Windows Dave Schenet (130)
Easily the gem of the series. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25261)
EIDOS strikes again! PlayStation 2 TwoDividedByZero (149)

Critic Reviews

Maximum PC Windows Sep 04, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GamingExcellence Xbox Jun 15, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania Xbox May 22, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Fragland.net Xbox 360 Aug 24, 2006 84.1 out of 100 84
GameSpot Xbox May 30, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
1UP Windows May 30, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Windows Jun, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Jun 02, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Immoral Gamers Windows Mar 07, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Play Magazine Xbox 360 2006 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Hitman: Blood Money appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References

  • Each mission is followed by a report on your actions in the newspaper, usually detailing the circumstances surrounding your target's demise. The contents of the articles depends on your actions. Also, the newspapers have other headlines that can be read in detail as well. Now, the first paper you see include a small headline about two killers escaping from prison. This is actually an extremely obscure and subtle allusion to the Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, also developed by IO Interactive A/S.
  • Engine programmer David Guldbrandsen is inscripted as dead into a gravestone in the game with the years 1998 - 2004 which is his time he worked with IOI till Hitman: Blood Money was released.
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