A third-person shooter that emphasizes stealth and tactical thinking, Hitman: Codename 47
is a mixture of action and puzzle gaming.
You play the mysterious, nameless Hitman, whose perfectly lean body and UPC-stamped head indicate a somewhat unnatural childhood. Waking up one day in a cell, you escape your imprisonment and are shortly contacted by the Agency, an organization as mysterious as yourself. Offering a job in what you do best (delivering death), you embark on a career as an assassin. But the shadow of your past creeps up on you...and the last thing an assassin needs is something creeping on him.
A 3D game done nearly entirely from the third person (first person is used for aiming certain weapons), Hitman
may initially draw comparisons to the Tomb Raider
series. Although you can play in such a mode, there is also another mode where the mouse is more free to roam. Reflections, muzzle flashes, bodies that obey physics and slump and fall when necessary, and impressive shadows attempt to make the world feel realistic.
A wide array of weaponry are available, from knives and piano wire to silenced pistols to sub-machine guns and even heavy machine guns. Although such weapons are available, stealth will be your friend. The A.I. reacts to shouts, gunfire, and other odd occurrences, sometimes even getting suspicious if you're running around and so silence and sneakiness are your two best allies. Take down lone guards, hide their bodies and steal their uniforms. Then move in closer to your kill. Multiple methods of completing most of the levels are available, although one or two are the most efficient and therefore earn you the most money.
- "Hitman: Агент 47" -- Russian spelling
- "Hitman: Tueur à gages" -- French title
Part of the Following Groups
The Press Says
||Jul 08, 2004
||9.2 out of 10
||Dec 12, 2000
||8 out of 10
||May 22, 2006
||16 out of 20
||Dec 08, 2000
||78 out of 100
|PC Player (Germany)
||76 out of 100
||Nov 30, 2000
||7.5 out of 10
||Dec 07, 2000
||70 out of 100
|Game Informer Magazine
||6.75 out of 10
||Nov 28, 2000
||5.2 out of 10
||Dec 28, 2000
||5 out of 10
On April 28, 2001, Hitman: Codename 47
was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games
.Trivia originally contributed by Xoleras on 18.12.2005.
Trivia originally contributed by EboMike on 18.12.2003 and 08.06.2004.
- Pablo's line "Say hello to my little friend" is an obvious reference to the movie Scarface.
- The entire setup of the third mission, "The Massacre at Cheung Chau Fish Restaurant", is extremely similar to a scene of The Godfather, with both the setup (negotiation in a restaurant with gangsters and police), as well as the execution (hiding a gun in the bathroom).
An earlier beta of the game featured the strippers found in the game with no clothes.Trivia originally contributed by Zovni on 13.02.2001.
In an interview
with fansite HitmanHQ
, lead animator Jens Peter Kurup of Io Interactive
stated: "The different locations were either constructed with picture reference or by actually visiting the different places to get the atmosphere right. [...] The Hotel in Budapest actually exists [...], and some of the guys checked it out in details. Then it's modified to fit the gameplay."
The game's Thermal Bath Hotel Gallàrd
in Budapest mentioned in the interview, as visited in the mission Traditions of the Trade
, is inspired by real-world Danubius Hotel Gellért
, also in Budapest.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Ray Soderlund (3500)
on Dec 13, 2000.