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Hitman: Blood Money

MobyRank MobyScore
Browser
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4.0
Windows
83
4.1
Xbox 360
82
3.3

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 (638)
My goodness, that railing looks dangerous... Windows Dave Schenet (130)
Easily the gem of the series. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25282)
EIDOS strikes again! PlayStation 2 TwoDividedByZero (149)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Browser 1 4.0
PlayStation 2 14 3.8
Windows 49 4.1
Xbox 9 3.0
Xbox 360 15 3.3
Combined MobyScore 88 3.8


The Press Says

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93
WindowsPlayback
Podsumowując - danie bardzo smaczne, niewątpliwie ucieszy wszystkich fanów serii, zwłaszcza po tak chłodno przyjętej trzeciej jej odsłonie (Kontrakty). Czwarta część, choć może rewolucją rynkową nie jest, to na pewno wyewoluowała ku dojrzalszemu produktowi, po który sięgnąć mogą nie tylko maniacy skradanek (a ze względu na "klimat" skierowana do osób 18+, jeśli by ufać amerykańskim standardom). Szerokie spektrum możliwości i bogaty "asortyment" dają niesamowitą frajdę w wyszukiwaniu techniki przejścia misji.
91
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
Hitman: Blood Money is easily the best in the series adding improved AI, stunning graphics, and persistent gameplay features like notoriety and weapon upgrades that carry over through all the missions.
91
Xbox 360Gaming Age
Hitman: Blood Money is an extremely solid title, with small problems here and there. If you’re looking for a game where obsessive-compulsive tendencies and people watching is valued over hide and seek gameplay, you really can’t go wrong with Blood Money—but just don’t expect it to be an easy ride.
90
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dit is de beste Hitman-game ooit en is verplichte kost voor Hitmanveteranen en voor iedere liefhebber van intelligente actiegames.
90
WindowsMaximum PC
An overarching plot ties the game together, but you don’t have to follow it to get the gist of the story. And honestly, who cares? This game delivers the goods without a story, thanks to the vibrant levels and awesome gameplay. The icing on the cake is that it’s not plagued by the control problems that mar other console ports.
90
WindowsPelit
Salamurhaajasaagan neljäs osa turboahtaa onnistuneesti tutun konseptin. PC:llä peli on täsmälleen sama, mutta puitteet komeammat kuin vanhoilla konsoleilla.
90
XboxGameSpy
Although he may not be a household name outside of the gaming world, Agent 47 is certainly one of the industry's most recognizable figures. The assassin's bald, aerodynamic dome (complete with barcode) and calm, cool ways of dispatching enemies are hallmarks of Eidos' popular Hitman series. The series violently exploded onto the PC in 2000 before making the leap to consoles with Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, the game that rocketed the series into gaming's stratosphere. After a brief, disappointing detour (Hitman: Contracts), Agent 47 is back in Hitman: Blood Money, but he's gone from being the hunter to becoming the hunted.
90
PlayStation 2GameSpy
If you've never played a Hitman game before, this is a perfect place to start. Although playing the previous games in the series is not a prerequisite, longtime fans of Agent 47's work will be happy to see that there are some allusions to what happened in the other titles. However, first-timers will be rewarded with what amounts to the most polished game in the franchise, one in which there's actually a solid, engaging storyline to tie all of the missions together. It seems that a rival agency is trying to rub out our bald friend and his associates, and Agent 47 will begin to unravel the mystery as he makes his way through the game's dozen missions.
88
WindowsGame Chronicles
Warning: if you’re only into run-and-gun games and don’t like stealth-style games, this probably isn’t going to be the game for you. However, if you like setting up, planning, and figuring out unique, interesting ways to go about doing things, and watching as your best-laid plans come to fruition in front of your eyes, you’ll love planning intricate, devious, dastardly ways of killing your targets while keeping your anonymity and walking away in the confusion, no one the wiser to your actions.
88
PlayStation 2Gamernode
In the end, Hitman: Blood Money does come out on top as the best title in the series. Blood Money makes up for most of its faults and shortcomings by offering a load of new features and entirely new ways of completing mission objectives. There,s a lot of content and replay value here that should keep you going for awhile. The new notoriety system is by far one of the best additions to the series, and it,s even taken farther given the fact that you can actually upload your results to a server and compare your scores with other players. It may be more difficult for someone who,s new to the series to just jump right in and start playing, but if you,ve been a fan of the series from the start, Blood Money is a definite must buy.
88
XboxGamernode
In the end, Hitman: Blood Money does come out on top as the best title in the series. Blood Money makes up for most of its faults and shortcomings by offering a load of new features and entirely new ways of completing mission objectives. There’s a lot of content and replay value here that should keep you going for awhile. The new notoriety system is by far one of the best additions to the series, and it’s even taken farther given the fact that you can actually upload your results to a server and compare your scores with other players. It may be more difficult for someone who’s new to the series to just jump right in and start playing, but if you’ve been a fan of the series from the start, Blood Money is a definite must buy.
88
Xbox 360Gamernode
In the end, Hitman: Blood Money does come out on top as the best title in the series. Blood Money makes up for most of its faults and shortcomings by offering a load of new features and entirely new ways of completing missions objectives. There's a lot of content and replay value here that should keep you going for awhile. The new notoriety system is by far one of the best additions to the series, and it's even taken farther given the fact that you can actually upload your results to a server and compare your scores with other players. It may be more difficult for someone who's new to the series to just jump right in and start playing, but if you've been a fan of the series from the start, Blood Money is a definite must buy.
88
WindowsGamernode
In the end, Hitman: Blood Money does come out on top as the best title in the series. Blood Money makes up for most of its faults and shortcomings by offering a load of new features and entirely new ways of completing mission objectives. There,s a lot of content and replay value here that should keep you going for awhile. The new notoriety system is by far one of the best additions to the series, and it,s even taken farther given the fact that you can actually upload your results to a server and compare your scores with other players. It may be more difficult for someone who,s new to the series to just jump right in and start playing, but if you,ve been a fan of the series from the start, Blood Money is a definite must buy.
88
Xbox 360GamingExcellence
Overall, Hitman Blood Money is not a game for the faint of heart. While you won’t necessarily see a character’s head get chopped off, there is enough blood and violence to make some people nauseous. The game’s best qualities are not just technical, but the gameplay mechanics are what will win you over. Each mission is so open-ended, that the replayability is absolutely endless. So if you are looking for a great game to add to your collection that you will actually enjoy playing again and again, Hitman Blood Money is definitely a good choice on any platform.
88
XboxGamingExcellence
Overall, Hitman Blood Money is not a game for the faint of heart. While you won’t necessarily see a character’s head get chopped off, there is enough blood and violence to make some people nauseous. The game’s best qualities are not just technical, but the gameplay mechanics are what will win you over. Each mission is so open-ended, that the replayability is absolutely endless. So if you are looking for a great game to add to your collection that you will actually enjoy playing again and again, Hitman Blood Money is definitely a good choice on any platform.
88
PlayStation 2GamingExcellence
Overall, Hitman Blood Money is not a game for the faint of heart. While you won’t necessarily see a character’s head get chopped off, there is enough blood and violence to make some people nauseous. The game’s best qualities are not just technical, but the gameplay mechanics are what will win you over. Each mission is so open-ended, that the replayability is absolutely endless. So if you are looking for a great game to add to your collection that you will actually enjoy playing again and again, Hitman Blood Money is definitely a good choice on any platform.
88
WindowsGamingExcellence
Overall, Hitman Blood Money is not a game for the faint of heart. While you won’t necessarily see a character’s head get chopped off, there is enough blood and violence to make some people nauseous. The game’s best qualities are not just technical, but the gameplay mechanics are what will win you over. Each mission is so open-ended, that the replayability is absolutely endless. So if you are looking for a great game to add to your collection that you will actually enjoy playing again and again, Hitman Blood Money is definitely a good choice on any platform.
88
Xbox 360Kombo.com
The 360 version manages to look years beyond its Xbox counterpart. Most notably, the Mardi Gras level doesn't suffer annoying slowdown. However, aside from its prettier graphics (and HD option), the two versions are virtually identical. The only thing different is the inclusion of achievements for the 360 which adds some nice bragging rights. All together, however, this game won't make you a Hitman fan if you weren't one before. But for those who love this series this may be 47 best outing to date. Now if only he would learn to smile...
88
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
Hitman: Blood Money is like a fine wine. One must acquire a taste for it in order to fully appreciate and savor all of the nuances associated with its full bodied flavor. The series has definitely spawned Hitman connoisseurs that can be decidedly snobbish about the proper gameplay techniques. They might say something to the effect that if you’re looking for a run-and-gun style shooter, your thirst will be better quenched with something more low brow like a Big Gulp rather than a glass of Gewurztraminer.
86
Xbox 360Gamesmania
„Hitman: Blood Money“ hat uns absolut überzeugt. Der glatzköpfige Stealth-Mörder schleicht ähnlich behände wie sein Pendant Sam Fisher und ist dabei noch wesentlich erfinderischer. Oder wann ist Sam das letzte Mal als Clown durch die Levels gerobbt? Der schwarze Humor der Entwickler und die tollen Szenarien sorgen für 15 Stunden beinahe ungetrübten Spielspaß. Wenn im nächsten Teil dann noch das Notoriety-System richtig funktioniert, ist die Serie absolut perfekt. Kurz gesagt: „Hitman: Blood Money“ ist der bislang beste Teil der Reihe!
86
XboxGamesmania
„Hitman: Blood Money“ hat uns absolut überzeugt. Der glatzköpfige Stealth-Mörder schleicht ähnlich behände wie sein Pendant Sam Fisher und ist dabei noch wesentlich erfinderischer. Oder wann ist Sam das letzte Mal als Clown durch die Levels gerobbt? Der schwarze Humor der Entwickler und die tollen Szenarien sorgen für 15 Stunden beinahe ungetrübten Spielspaß. Wenn im nächsten Teil dann noch das Notoriety-System richtig funktioniert, ist die Serie absolut perfekt. Kurz gesagt: „Hitman: Blood Money“ ist der bislang beste Teil der Reihe!
86
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
„Hitman: Blood Money“ hat uns absolut überzeugt. Der glatzköpfige Stealth-Mörder schleicht ähnlich behände wie sein Pendant Sam Fisher und ist dabei noch wesentlich erfinderischer. Oder wann ist Sam das letzte Mal als Clown durch die Levels gerobbt? Der schwarze Humor der Entwickler und die tollen Szenarien sorgen für 15 Stunden beinahe ungetrübten Spielspaß. Wenn im nächsten Teil dann noch das Notoriety-System richtig funktioniert, ist die Serie absolut perfekt. Kurz gesagt: „Hitman: Blood Money“ ist der bislang beste Teil der Reihe!
86
WindowsGamesmania
„Hitman: Blood Money“ hat uns absolut überzeugt. Der glatzköpfige Stealth-Mörder schleicht ähnlich behände wie sein Pendant Sam Fisher und ist dabei noch wesentlich erfinderischer. Oder wann ist Sam das letzte Mal als Clown durch die Levels gerobbt? Der schwarze Humor der Entwickler und die tollen Szenarien sorgen für 15 Stunden beinahe ungetrübten Spielspaß. Wenn im nächsten Teil dann noch das Notoriety-System richtig funktioniert, ist die Serie absolut perfekt. Kurz gesagt: „Hitman: Blood Money“ ist der bislang beste Teil der Reihe!
86
PlayStation 2GameZone
Agent 47 is back and this latest video-game chapter is perfect for late-evening gaming. Why late evening? Because it's summertime kids, get out there and enjoy the sun, play some volleyball, get a tan, enjoy the outdoors! Because when the day is over, then it's time to get down to business, the killing business that is and for Agent 47, business is good, maybe a little too good.
85
Xbox 360411mania.com
The strategy and stealth involved in this game, really makes it fun. You’re not limited in the actions that you can do, or the ways to beat the game. If your style is to beat the missions in a way that it appears that you were never actually there, this game allows you to do so. But if you prefer to have some fun, take out your targets, but at the same time want take shooting practice on the local innocent bystanders, then you’re sick…and will also enjoy Hitman: Blood Money.
85
Xbox 360Gamezine
Avec Hitman Blood Money, Eidos a visé très haut. Trop, peut-être ? Non, pas du tout. On a donc affaire au plus beau volet de la série, Xbox 360 oblige, mais aussi au plus libre au niveau du champ d’action. Les développeurs n’y sont pas allés avec le dos de la cuillère, et quand ils revoient un jeu c’est pour de vrai. Malgré quelques petits bugs, on tient vraiment là un vrai jeu de nouvelle génération, très immersif. Le meilleur épisode de la série, tout simplement.
85
WindowsGameguru Mania
Yes, this is indeed the best Hitman game yet. The developers have taken everything that was great in the previous games and made it better. The levels are bigger, the AI is (slightly) improved, replay value is greater (as you tend to want to try all the different assassination possibilities), and the game looks pretty. I went through the game with a sense of satisfaction and a sadistic smile on my mouth ;) The game has a cliff-hanger ending, so I assume there will be a sequel. At least I hope so. If you like the Hitman games or stealth games in general, I highly recommend this one.
85
WindowsPC Powerplay
Nach dem enttäuschenden Vorgänger Contracts liefern die Macher von IO endlich wieder ein Epos ab, das dem coolsten Spielecharakter aller Zeiten würdig ist. Abwechslungsreiche Aufträge, ein riesiges Waffenarsenal und unzählige Lösungswege sorgen dafür, dass ich mich von Blood Money erst nach der allerletzten Mission losreißen konnte. Klar: Die alten Tricks, mit denen ich Wächter im Akkord abmurkse, funktionieren noch. Wer allerdings so plump spielt, hat das Prinzip eh nicht verstanden, und wird in der Rolle von Nummer 47 nicht glücklich. Dasselbe gilt für Besitzer schwacher Rechner, denn unter einer Geforce 6800 packt der Hitman seine schärfsten Grafikeffekte erst gar nicht aus.
85
WindowsPC Action
An den Tag, an dem ich Nummer 47 zum ersten Mal sah, erinnere ich mich, als sei es gestern gewesen. Er erstickte gerade einen Mann in einer Sauna und es war Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Normalerweise mag ich keine Glatzen, aber bei Hitman mache ich eine Ausnahme: Nummer 47 betrat einfach konkurrenzlos kompromisslos spielerisches Neuland. Ein Problem Polygonfiguren möglichst abartig in den Digitalhimmel zu verfrachten, dürfen Sie allerdings nicht hegen. Nach dem schwächeren dritten Teil freut es mich, dass Hitman nun wieder Vollgas gibt. Die Missionen waren selten besser und unmoralischer. Ich empfehle das Spiel allen Erwachsenen mit Sinn für schwarzen Humor. Der einzige Titel, der sich die Auszeichnung Killerspiel redlich verdient.
85
XboxGameZone
It is whispered among the criminal underworld that the man in the starch black suit and smooth baldhead is not a myth. For years this phantom seemingly picks off his targets and disappears without a trace and some say that he eerily assumes the identity of those around him like a human chameleon. He has many names in the criminal network but only the really connected know him as 47. In Hitman: Blood Money for the Xbox, we witness yet another chapter in the life of our favorite hitman and it’s a very good chapter indeed.
85
XboxGamePro (US)
In Blood Money, though, the new notoriety system doesn't necessarily support the run-and-gun tactics. In each mission, you're responsible for "dealing" with witnesses, hiding bodies, and not getting caught on video tape. If you're not careful and become sloppy, your notoriety rises at the end of each job; too much notoriety and newspapers will print likenesses of you, which in turn guards and other sentries will be more suspicious of you. Essentially (and happily), the notoriety system forces you to be much more sneaky, smart, and patient on how to complete your objectives.
85
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
In Blood Money, though, the new notoriety system doesn't necessarily support the run-and-gun tactics. In each mission, you're responsible for "dealing" with witnesses, hiding bodies, and not getting caught on video tape. If you're not careful and become sloppy, your notoriety rises at the end of each job; too much notoriety and newspapers will print likenesses of you, which in turn guards and other sentries will be more suspicious of you. Essentially (and happily), the notoriety system forces you to be much more sneaky, smart, and patient on how to complete your objectives.
84
Xbox 360Fragland.net
Blood Money is the fourth part of this stealth-series and for me the first Hitman game I actually got to check out. Luckily the game doesn't need and knowledge of the previous parts so that both newcomers and experienced virtual hired assassins immediately feel at home.
84
WindowsPlay.tm
Played in the spirit in which it is intended, Hitman: Blood Money proves that even in the series' fourth installment it still has the means to impress with its gameplay, freedom of exploration and high production values. Although there are still one or two little annoyances, there's no doubting that there's more than enough here to satisfy even the most experienced of contracted killers.
84
Xbox 360Lawrence
Hitman: Blood Money is easily the best game in the series. It features some gorgeous graphics, creative missions, lots of replay value, and a killer (no pun intended) last "mission." Even after beating it for the first time, there's plenty of reason to go back and see how many other ways you can go about it. Not for the simpleminded action fan, Hitman: Blood Money is bound to be a treat for those with patience and a taste for intelligent stealth.
84
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Weinig echt nieuws onder de zon, maar de sfeer, de stijl, de spanning en de herspeelbaarheid zijn helemaal terug. Gooi daar nog een boeiend verhaal bovenop en deze vierde aflevering is een must voor zowel veteranen als nieuwkomers die niet te beroerd zijn om hun hersenen te laten werken.
84
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Der Hitman ist reifer geworden. Mit opulenter Grafik, guter Story und vielen Detailverbesserungen bringt Teil vier das Blut in Wallung. Fiebern Sie zu Hause mit, wenn der schlaue Kommissar im Vor-abendkrimi dem Täter das Handwerk legt? Bis zuletzt scheint der Plan des Mörders perfekt, der Zuschauer tappt im Dunkeln. Doch ein kleiner unbedachter Fehler lässt das Gesetz über den Verbrecher triumphieren, er landet hinter Gittern. Doch manchmal ist ein Killer tatsächlich schlauer, als die Polizei erlaubt.
84
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Вы требовали и преданно ждали? Так получите: лысый ассассин по прозвищу Сорок Седьмой вернулся к истокам. Ему вновь платят деньги, а значит, у нас появилось нечто более важное, нежели просто спортивный интерес в бесшумном прохождении уровня, - стремление подзаработать. Купюры, что бы там ни говорили в народе, не пахнут.
83
WindowsActionTrip
Hitman: Blood Money is definitely worth your money. It's a game with a lot of charm and personality. It doesn't bring anything particularly new to the table, but it still has more than enough attributes to impress.
82
WindowsGameSpot
The bald-headed contract killer known only as 47 is in good form, primed and ready for more work in the latest installment in the dark, stylish Hitman series. Though very similar to the last two games in the series, the open-ended stealth action gameplay offered by Hitman: Blood Money is still just about as tensely exciting as ever. A few new twists to the formula, an intriguing story, and a memorably diverse, cinematic sequence of missions further make Blood Money worth it.
82
PlayStation 2MAN!AC
Blutiges Mörderspiel für schwarze Tüftler-Seelen: Begeht den perfekten Mord!
82
XboxGameSpot
The bald-headed contract killer known only as 47 is in good form, primed and ready for more work in the latest installment in the dark, stylish Hitman series. Though very similar to the last two games in the series, the open-ended stealth action gameplay offered by Hitman: Blood Money is still just about as tensely exciting as ever. A few new twists to the formula, an intriguing story, and a memorably diverse, cinematic sequence of missions further make Blood Money worth it.
82
PlayStation 2GameSpot
The bald-headed contract killer known only as 47 is in good form, primed and ready for more work in the latest installment in the dark, stylish Hitman series. Though very similar to the last two games in the series, the open-ended stealth action gameplay offered by Hitman: Blood Money is still just about as tensely exciting as ever. A few new twists to the formula, an intriguing story, and a memorably diverse, cinematic sequence of missions further make Blood Money worth it.
82
Xbox 360GameSpot
The bald-headed contract killer known only as 47 is in good form, primed and ready for more work in the latest installment in the dark, stylish Hitman series. Though very similar to the last two games in the series, the open-ended stealth action gameplay offered by Hitman: Blood Money is still just about as tensely exciting as ever. A few new twists to the formula, an intriguing story, and a memorably diverse, cinematic sequence of missions further make Blood Money worth it.
81
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Sound is impressive. Of course you're going to have Dolby Pro Logic Surround on the PS2, and Dolby Digital 5.1 on the Xbox and Xbox 360 so you can get that excellent ambiance that I love in these games. The Dolby Digital will always though have the advantage because if you are hiding out or not sure who's around you, you'll hear them anywhere in the room. I can't stress enough how much DD 5.1 actually adds to the overall gameplay, especially in a game like this.
80
Xbox 3604Players.de
Hitman Blood Money ist trotz der Tatsache, dass interessante Neuerungen fehlen, eine durchweg gute Fortsetzung. Die Entwickler haben das motivierende Waffen- und Ausrüstungskaufsystem aus dem ersten Teil reaktiviert und die computergesteuerten Schergen endlich so angepasst, dass das Schleichen und Erkunden nicht mehr so häufig tödlich endet. Außerdem gibt es ein sinnvolles Belohnungssystem für kreativ vorbereitete Morde, die wie Unfälle aussehen. Bis es allerdings zum Attentat kommt, verbringt ihr viel Planungszeit mit dem genauen Beobachten der Umgebung, denn die Missionen bieten erstaunlich viele funktionierende Lösungsvarianten. Trotzdem kann einem die dafür notwendige Trial-&-Error-Mechanik mächtig auf den Wecker fallen. Dieses Killer-Abenteuer ist eine gelungene Fortsetzung ohne große Veränderungen, ohne Prachtkulisse, aber mit tollem Level-Design, viel Freiheit und klasse Soundtrack.
80
Xbox4Players.de
Hitman Blood Money ist trotz der Tatsache, dass interessante Neuerungen fehlen, eine durchweg gute Fortsetzung. Die Entwickler haben das motivierende Waffen- und Ausrüstungskaufsystem aus dem ersten Teil reaktiviert und die computergesteuerten Schergen endlich so angepasst, dass das Schleichen und Erkunden nicht mehr so häufig tödlich endet. Außerdem gibt es ein sinnvolles Belohnungssystem für kreativ vorbereitete Morde, die wie Unfälle aussehen. Bis es allerdings zum Attentat kommt, verbringt ihr viel Planungszeit mit dem genauen Beobachten der Umgebung, denn die Missionen bieten erstaunlich viele funktionierende Lösungsvarianten. Trotzdem kann einem die dafür notwendige Trial-&-Error-Mechanik mächtig auf den Wecker fallen. Dieses Killer-Abenteuer ist eine gelungene Fortsetzung ohne große Veränderungen, ohne Prachtkulisse, aber mit tollem Level-Design, viel Freiheit und klasse Soundtrack.
80
WindowsFactornews
Io Interactive n'a pas réinventé la roue pour cet opus. Ils ont repris tout ce que faisait le bonheur des jeux précédents en y ajoutant quelques nouveautés et en adoptant nouveau moteur graphique. Mais la sauce prend et a toujours aussi bon goût. Chaque niveau est un chef d’œuvre de level design et d’intelligence, le soucis du détail est impressionnant et on retrouve le décalage qui manquait au troisième opus. Hitman : Blood Money est la preuve qu’on peut faire un jeu multi plate-forme tout en conservant une exigence de qualité et en honorant les fans de 47.
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Xbox 360X-Power
Al bij al is Hitman: Blood Money een zeer goede poging om het hele huurmoordenaarsconcept terug nieuw leven in te blazen. De nieuwe engine brengt elke locatie, buiten enkele schoonheidsfoutjes, prachtig in beeld. De AI laat ook hier en daar nog een kleine steek vallen, maar geeft op de hogere moeilijkheidsgraden toch een stevige uitdaging voor de geoefende speler. De vrijheid om elke level uit te spelen zoals je zelf wil, maakt het ook voor de minder geduldige spelers onder ons een prettige ervaring. Combineer dit nog met een hoge herspeelbaarheidsfactor door het schitterende leveldesign, en je hebt met Hitman al een aardige hit in handen. Naar mijn mening is dit spel er zeker eentje om tenminste eens te proberen, al zullen de fans van de reeks en het genre reeds zeker in de zevenenveertigste hemel zijn.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Hitman: Blood Money" é a melhor edição de uma série que ainda hoje foi pouco limitada. Além de visualmente fantásticas, as fases foram projetadas com maestria e, tal e qual um grande quebra-cabeças, proporcionam enorme desafio intelectual para jogadores de diferentes níveis. Poucos são os jogos que conseguem trazer tanta satisfação ao terminar cada uma das missões.
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Hitman: Blood Money" é a melhor edição de uma série que ainda hoje foi pouco limitada. Além de visualmente fantásticas, as fases foram projetadas com maestria e, tal e qual um grande quebra-cabeças, proporcionam enorme desafio intelectual para jogadores de diferentes níveis. Poucos são os jogos que conseguem trazer tanta satisfação ao terminar cada uma das missões.
80
PlayStation 2All Game Guide
Despite being very similar to the first three games in the series, Blood Money delivers excitement from start to finish. Sneaking though each environment, trying on different disguises, and attempting to get close to targets create a high degree of suspense. Hitman: Blood Money is a great addition to the series and has an ending that will leave players anxious for a fifth installment.
80
WindowsBordersdown
Undoubtedly the best game in the series, Blood Money will thrill long-time fans, giving them everything they could possibly want from their favourite killer. The increased gameplay elements mean that newcomers will no longer be put off by feeling too restricted and will find that there’s plenty of sadistic entertainment to be had once they put themselves in the right heartless mindset.
80
XboxGame Freaks 365
Unskilled players that play on easier difficulties will find that the game is a lot shorter; the later levels are only unlocked on the two harder difficulty settings. Going through different difficulty settings and trying to unlock more missions is the extent of this game's longevity, since there's not a single multi-player mode, but it's safe to say that you'll want to perform missions at least twice to see just how many different ways each one of them can be finished. Though there are a few flaws, this is a great entry to the series and a nice addition to any gamer's library.
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PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
Unskilled players that play on easier difficulties will find that the game is a lot shorter; the later levels are only unlocked on the two harder difficulty settings. Going through different difficulty settings and trying to unlock more missions is the extent of this game's longevity, since there's not a single multi-player mode, but it's safe to say that you'll want to perform missions at least twice to see just how many different ways each one of them can be finished. Though there are a few flaws, this is a great entry to the series and a nice addition to any gamer's library.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
The sheer variety of ways to eliminate your target is staggering and keeps gameplay fresh as you complete each difficulty, while some of the more creative achievements help mix things up a little bit and change the way you play. It's one of the few games that makes you NOT want every level to turn into a massacre, but instead for no one to realize you were even there. The graphics aren't the best, and here's hoping the next Hitman game is made specifically for next-gen consoles, rather than another port.
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
Even without a multiplayer section, Hitman: Blood Money shouldn't be missed by any Xbox 360 owner. The captivating story is without a doubt the best in the Hitman series since Hitman 2. Additionally, the addicting gameplay invites patient gamers to replay all the levels to find the most efficient and lucrative form of killing. While I can't advocate purchase of Blood Money at retail price as it can be beaten easily within a rental period, I do recommend picking it up around the $25 to $30 mark once it hits eBay at that price. Blood Money should be played by anyone interested in the stealth genre or those looking for a yarn worthy of Hollywood standards. I highly recommend this game for Xbox 360 owners needing something to hold them until Double Agent gets released later this year.
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Xbox 360Game Freaks 365
Overall, this is a fantastic game. Playing through each assignment and figuring out the perfect formula is the key, as well as keeping a low notoriety level. Doing these things will make the experience so much better. Hitman: Blood Money's intuitive controls, satisfying gameplay and addictive qualities make all of that something that I wanted to do.
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Xbox 360TTGamer
Fans of pure run and gun killing games won't get quite as much out of Hitman: Blood Money as those who approach it as a rather deadly and intricate puzzle game, and it's hard to shake the sneaking suspicion that it's just one media outcry away from a total ban -- this is, after all, a game in which you can brutally strangle a housewife, drag her bleeding corpse through the neighborhood and then dump it into a trash compactor, complete with mechanical squishy noises as she's mashed. That kind of thing tends to breed controversy.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil
"Hitman: Blood Money" is by far the best Hitman game ever. I'm glad that IO Interactive (the developer) has added some new things into this instalment of Hitman and learned from its predecessors. The "clean-up notoriety system is briljant and the level design is superb. Enemy AI is decent and with a good storyline, 'Blood Money' will definitely be remembered as an excellent 'Hitman' game which captures the feeling of being a cold-blood killer.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Hitman: Blood Money" é a melhor edição de uma série que ainda hoje foi pouco limitada. Além de visualmente fantásticas, as fases foram projetadas com maestria e, tal e qual um grande quebra-cabeças, proporcionam enorme desafio intelectual para jogadores de diferentes níveis. Poucos são os jogos que conseguem trazer tanta satisfação ao terminar cada uma das missões.
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WindowsIGN
From a gameplay stance, there are enough changes, enhancements, and additions to Blood Money to warrant a try from fence-sitters. There is a little more accessibility on all fronts, controls, AI behavior, and combat. The level design is consistently good, and each new level requires a smart, logical approach to beat it. Plus, the replay value is high, given the numerous ways each level can be beat. Character control is still a little stiff and you'll always find that in order to beat each level, trial and error methods are the order of the day. The additions, however, don't fundamentally alter the core experience, which still plays on a very good, but very familiar level.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
On nous aura fait miroiter bien des nouveautés pour ce quatrième épisode de Hitman, au final, elles sont bien maigres vu leur utilité plus que limitée. Heureusement, Io Interactive parvient à surprendre par la qualité et l'envergure des missions proposées. Dommage pourtant que l'intelligence artificielle n'ait toujours pas fait ce bond en avant qu'on attendait d'elle et que finalement, Hitman reste Hitman, pour le meilleur et pour le pire. Agrandir les niveaux ne suffira pas toujours, il va falloir envisager d'innover vraiment.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
On nous aura fait miroiter bien des nouveautés pour ce quatrième épisode de Hitman, au final, elles sont bien maigres vu leur utilité plus que limitée. Heureusement, Io Interactive parvient à surprendre par la qualité et l'envergure des missions proposées. Dommage pourtant que l'intelligence artificielle n'ait toujours pas fait ce bond en avant qu'on attendait d'elle et que finalement, Hitman reste Hitman, pour le meilleur et pour le pire. Agrandir les niveaux ne suffira pas toujours, il va falloir envisager d'innover vraiment.
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Windows1UP
There aren't any asses or wives to really covet in Blood Money, but luckily, there are lots and lots of guns -- guns you don't initially have access to. But if you successfully grab and spirit off any weapon during a mission, it'll become available to you at your hideout for use later. Am I coveting a rifle if I replay a mission just to add it to my collection? You bet I am...and I'm damned for it. Hooray!
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
It may have its failings, because it certainly doesn't have the amazing story of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater or the deep military realism of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. It's not as polished the SC or MGS games, either, but in spite of all these facts, Hitman: Blood Money carves out a nice little niche for itself in the genre. Bottom line? It's well worth playing for stealth aficionados, and the PS2 version might be the lesser version, but it's still quite acceptable.
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WindowsGame Freaks 365
Overall, this is a fantastic game. Playing through each assignment and figuring out the perfect formula is the key, as well as keeping a low notoriety level. Doing these things will make the experience so much better. Hitman: Blood Money's intuitive controls, satisfying gameplay and addictive qualities make all of that something that I wanted to do.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
On nous aura fait miroiter bien des nouveautés pour ce quatrième épisode de Hitman, au final, elles sont bien maigres vu leur utilité plus que limitée. Heureusement, Io Interactive parvient à surprendre par la qualité et l'envergure des missions proposées. Dommage pourtant que l'intelligence artificielle n'ait toujours pas fait ce bond en avant qu'on attendait d'elle et que finalement, Hitman reste Hitman, pour le meilleur et pour le pire. Agrandir les niveaux ne suffira pas toujours, il va falloir envisager d'innover vraiment.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Au final, Io nous livre là un titre qui va ravir les fans d'Hitman, plus grand, plus ouvert, plus dur parfois mais qui pèche par son manque de nouveautés convaincantes et surtout par une intelligence artificielle qui n'a quasiment pas évoluée depuis Hitman Contracts. Mais qu'importe, force est de reconnaître que la magie Hitman opère toujours.
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Xbox 360GameCell UK
Ultimately, Hitman: Blood Money is a solid addition to IO Interactive’s steadily expanding series, and it provides a wealth of creative assassinations for those players willing to construct them across levels that require considerable thought process. It’s a visually and aurally appealing experience that’s laced with deliberately nerve-jangling moments of gameplay built on solid series foundations. The A.I. and stiff difficulty inflict surprising flesh wounds, but, apart that aside, Hitman: Blood Money strides gracefully from the shadows, pumps a single suppressed 9mm round between the eyes of an unsuspecting genre and slips silently back into the prevailing darkness.
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PlayStation 2Gamer.nl
Met Hitman: Blood Money hoopt ontwikkelaar IO Interactive orde op zaken te stellen en Agent 47 de op het moment onaantastbare Sam Fisher van de kroon te stoten. Eens kijken of ze dat gelukt is.
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WindowsGameslave UK
This is most definitely the best Hitman game to date, with intuitive controls and semi-forgiving Game-play. Sadly it isn’t perfect. If you want to you can just run around the level shooting everyone in it in the face with your big gun. If you choose to play the game this way you could complete it in a few hours, but you would be missing out on what makes this game great. It took me about eight hours to complete the game - now while this sounds quite short you have to realise that this game has huge amounts of replay value with me going back and doing all of the levels at least twice more. If you use your friendly local search engine you can find Hitman Blood Money for less than twenty pounds, given this I have no problem thoroughly recommending this game to everyone as long as they are of an appropriate age.
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Xbox 3603DAvenue
Fans of pure run and gun killing games won't get quite as much out of Hitman: Blood Money as those who approach it as a rather deadly and intricate puzzle game, and it's hard to shake the sneaking suspicion that it's just one media outcry away from a total ban -- this is, after all, a game in which you can brutally strangle a housewife, drag her bleeding corpse through the neighborhood and then dump it into a trash compactor, complete with mechanical squishy noises as she's mashed. That kind of thing tends to breed controversy. That ignores the point that in order to complete the game properly -- and earn as many achievement points as possible -- you should only be eliminating your targets, something that is possible on every level of the game -- but it's undoubtedly going to be a sticking point for many.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Auch wenn Blood Money durch die teils mäßige KI und den manchmal zu leichten Schwierigkeitsgrad fast einem Shooter gleicht, hatte ich viel Spaß mit dem Spiel. Das liegt vor allem an den genialen Levels. Jede Mission spielt sich anders und lässt dank raffinierter Ideen mein Entdecker-Herz höher schlagen. Wenn ich eine Weile lang einfach nur die Karte erkunde, Schwachstellen suche und die Wachen beobachte bin ich mittendrin - und Blood Money verwandelt sich in einen Hochspunnungsthriller zum Mitspielen.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming
Hitman might still not be a game for everyone, but Blood Money is quite possibly the best of the series, so folks who’ve been even remotely considering checking it out would do well to pick up a copy. On the other hand, gamers that have already played the first three, and find themselves tiring of the series, might well not find it worth their while, as much of game is the same as before. Either way, the key to enjoyment is patience in replaying the levels. There’s very little luck to the missions, and a skilled hit man can beat any level efficiently on the very first try. Anyone up to that challenge should get this game.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Toujours aussi classe dans son costume trois pièce parfaitement coupé, l’agent 47 nous revient dans un nouvel épisode, fruit de deux ans de travail de l’équipe de Io Interactive. Après un Hitman : Contracts jugé un peu faible par la critique et considéré par les fans comme une fausse extension de Hitman 2, Hitman : Blood Money prend brillamment la relève de la série. S’il ne propose pas de nouveautés révolutionnaires, il conserve le fantastique gameplay ouvert propre à la série ainsi que son héros toujours aussi chauve.
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PlayStation 2Pro-G
On the surface Hitman: Blood Money is unquestionably an action game. It features Agent 47 - a hard as nails bald lead character - an assortment of deadly weapons and an excessive amount of blood. If played on one of the lowest difficulty settings this action game façade can hold steady throughout the entire game, with brute force and plenty of spent ammo being pretty much all you need to progress from mission to mission. This isn't a particularly bad way to play the game, as the action is carried out very well, but it is robbing you of a far more impressive gaming experience.
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XboxIGN
IO Interactive made its mark on the videogame world with the first Hitman game in 2000 and planted a flag with Freedom Fighters in 2003. The world, especially Europe, loved Hitman, and rightly so. IO has designed a stealth game that, while suffering from some easy-to-notice flaws here and there, boasts some of the most distinguished and well-honed level design in any game of its kind. Perhaps equally important, IO gave birth to a long-lasting, brooding iconic antihero with Agent 47.
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PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
There's something inherently badass about a big, bald, white guy with a stoic face. Whether it's Jason Statham in films like The Transporter or Agent 47 eliminating targets in the Hitman games, you know something's going to hit the fan as soon as one of these guys walks into a room. Ever since the original Hitman debuted on the PC roughly six years ago, the trials and tribulations of Agent 47 have captivated fans. The latest installment, which gives 47 his next generation debut, doesn't disappoint.
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PlayStation 2IGN
With the third game in the series, Hitman: Contracts, IO hit a lull, as the team was simultaneously working on Blood Money and creating the newly fangled engine on which this new game was built. Contracts looked good enough and explored a dark, devious theme that hadn't been done before, but it played like all the others. This fourth game does several things to improve the series, both from a presentation and a playability perspective.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Although he may not be a household name outside of the gaming world, Agent 47 is certainly one of the industry's most recognizable figures. The assassin's bald, aerodynamic dome (complete with barcode) and calm, cool ways of dispatching enemies are hallmarks of Eidos' popular Hitman series. The series violently exploded onto the PC in 2000 before making the leap to consoles with Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, the game that rocketed the series into gaming's stratosphere. After a brief, disappointing detour (Hitman: Contracts), Agent 47 is back in Hitman: Blood Money, but he's gone from being the hunter to becoming the hunted.
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Xbox 3601UP
Hitman: Blood Money, the fourth installment of Eidos' successful murder-for-hire series, slickly builds upon the franchise with more of its gripping signature stealth-action gameplay. All 13 of the game's missions are well crafted and challenging, but after four iterations of this series, I felt a need for a new challenge. So I created my own task, one particularly appropriate for a game that asks you to become cold-blooded murderer Agent 47: Break all 10 of the Commandments. If I'm going to sin, I might as well go all-out.
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Xbox 360IGN
IO Interactive made its mark on the videogame world with the first Hitman game in 2000 and planted a flag with Freedom Fighters in 2003. The world, especially Europe, loved Hitman, and rightly so. IO has designed a stealth game that, while suffering from some easy-to-notice flaws here and there, boasts some of the most distinguished and well-honed level design in any game of its kind. Perhaps equally important, IO gave birth to a long-lasting, brooding iconic antihero with Agent 47.
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Xbox 360GameDaily
Being a hitman ain't easy. Obviously I have no way of knowing that (unless you call my throwing of pencils at staffers then disappearing around the corner before they see me a hitman-like action), but, boy, they have it tough. Think about the equipment they have to maintain, their need to keep out of the spotlight to complete new jobs in the future, and the way they have to plan everything out. And that's before they even concentrate on the target they have to take out. Eidos and Io Interactive have tried to give us examples of this profession in their Hitman games for various consoles, some scoring a big hit (the much-enjoyed Hitman 2) and some completely missing the mark (the disappointing Contracts). But with a leap to next-gen, would the collaborators be able to give us an experience worthy of Agent 47's skill?
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Hitman Blood Money ist trotz der Tatsache, dass interessante Neuerungen fehlen, eine durchweg gute Fortsetzung. Die Entwickler haben das motivierende Waffen- und Ausrüstungskaufsystem aus dem ersten Teil reaktiviert und die computergesteuerten Schergen endlich so angepasst, dass das Schleichen und Erkunden nicht mehr so häufig tödlich endet. Außerdem gibt es ein sinnvolles Belohnungssystem für kreativ vorbereitete Morde, die wie Unfälle aussehen. Bis es allerdings zum Attentat kommt, verbringt ihr viel Planungszeit mit dem genauen Beobachten der Umgebung, denn die Missionen bieten erstaunlich viele funktionierende Lösungsvarianten. Trotzdem kann einem die dafür notwendige Trial-&-Error-Mechanik mächtig auf den Wecker fallen. Dieses Killer-Abenteuer ist eine gelungene Fortsetzung ohne große Veränderungen, ohne Prachtkulisse, aber mit tollem Level-Design, viel Freiheit und klasse Soundtrack.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
The next-gen version looks even better than the PS2 and Xbox offerings, and the deliciously vicious deaths are still intact. Blood Money stands with really great ideas lightly dusted in unfortunate design quirks.
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WindowsGame Informer Magazine
I’m no assassin, but it seems to me that the biggest skill of a gun for hire is crowd management. Get in, cover your tracks, get out, and stay unnoticed among the game’s throngs of NPCs. While there’s a lot to love about this series, and this entry in particular, Agent 47’s world still doesn’t offer the subtlety necessary for this great premise to really be satisfying.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine
I’m no assassin, but it seems to me that the biggest skill of a gun for hire is crowd management. Get in, cover your tracks, get out, and stay unnoticed among the game’s throngs of NPCs. While there’s a lot to love about this series, and this entry in particular, Agent 47’s world still doesn’t offer the subtlety necessary for this great premise to really be satisfying.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
I’m no assassin, but it seems to me that the biggest skill of a gun for hire is crowd management. Get in, cover your tracks, get out, and stay unnoticed among the game’s throngs of NPCs. While there’s a lot to love about this series, and this entry in particular, Agent 47’s world still doesn’t offer the subtlety necessary for this great premise to really be satisfying.
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XboxTeamXbox
In Hitman: Blood Money, the tides have turned a bit on our anti-villain, as there’s a sneaking suspicion that the next contract may be out on the guy that comes right after forty six in the depth chart. The tension created by 47 possibly being hunted down by the ICA is palpable, and helped along by the well-directed cut-scenes that seem to pop up every five minutes. I don’t mind the number of cut scenes much this time around, as the story is much more intriguing, thus making it worth the down time.
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WindowsGame Over Online
The Hitman games occupy an interesting moral space. While Grand Theft Auto is attacked for allowing you to kill police and prostitutes, here we have a series in which murder is the goal. The targets don't always deserve it either; if you've played the demo mission, you'll know that you may well sympathize with your victims. It seems that it all flies under the radar until you're big enough to sue.
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WindowsImmoral Gamers
These games have always been open-ended with how they present multiple approaches to a single objective, yet the favoritism towards stealth is becoming irritating.
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Xbox 360Play Magazine
Hitman: Blood Money is the prettiest game in the Hitman series. It’s also the most advanced in terms of what it gives to the player. Now, the killings have consequences beyond the scope of a single job. Waste suckers indiscriminately, leaving a lot of bodies and witnesses, and protagonist Agent 47’s notoriety will rocket. Cash must then be spent to repair 47’s anonymity (a “clean-up” job, if you will), or else it’s likely the assassin will be identified on sight in future missions. This, more than anything else, gives the game a sense of realism that’s not easily dismissed. The game is designed for exploration and experimentation, with multiple approach points and means by which to dispatch targets. Missions, however, devolve into a sermon on death and rebirth, with the emphasis on not getting it right the first time (as a real hitman would need to do), but rather seeing what works and what doesn’t—until thought and planning become fairly well irrelevant.