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Hitman: Contracts

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
80
3.6
Windows
75
3.9
Xbox
79
3.4
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Description

Hitman: Contracts is a third-person stealth game. Players take the role of "47", a hitman who is unlucky enough to get shot, and falls to the floor dying. The whole game takes place in "flashbacks", where 47 is reminiscing about past missions, some of which were previously seen in Hitman: Codename 47, the first game from the Hitman series.

Gameplay in Hitman: Contracts is similar to the previous installments. Your job will be to complete several missions which involve assassinating targets all over the world. 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". If you manage to complete a mission with a "Silent Assassin" rating, you receive a reward: a special weapon (such as dual sawed-off shotguns), and you can try playing a previously completed mission using one of the special weapons.

Screenshots

Hitman: Contracts Windows Title screen.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Even in thick snow, the guards can still spot you.
Hitman: Contracts Windows I can put a gun inside the chicken to get it past security.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Little incident

Alternate Titles

  • "Hitman: Контракты" -- Russian spelling
  • "Hitman: Kontrakty" -- Polish title
  • "Hitman 3" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

There's nothing quite like a perfect hit, and this game is filled with opportunities to pull them off Windows Bet (634)
Be a bald mass murderer!!! Xbox lado (28)

The Press Says

Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jun 08, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Xbox Apr 24, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Xbox May 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows May 06, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Xbox Apr 20, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
Lawrence Windows May 13, 2004 B 75
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 May, 2004 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Apr 30, 2004 15 out of 20 75
GamerDad PlayStation 2 Jun 24, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Levels

A large majority of the levels in Hitman: Contracts are simply remakes of the levels from Hitman: Codename 47. Almost all of the major missions from the original game have been remade in Contracts, the only major levels that weren't remade were the Columbia mission where you assassinate Pablo Ochoa, and the deathmatch-style final confrontation in the Asylum (both of these levels were very action-oriented, and were probably deemed inappropriate given the Hitman series later focused on more crafty, less rambo-ish gameplay).

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