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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 Silent kill
Hitman: Contracts Windows You can suffocate a target with a pillow.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Well, that submarine is no more.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Drowning a target in a thermal bath.

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

Game Freaks 365 Windows 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
2404.org PC Gaming Windows May 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Windows Apr 20, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jun, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2004 7.25 out of 10 72
ActionTrip Windows May 06, 2004 70 out of 100 70
GamerDad PlayStation 2 Jun 24, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Oct 10, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Super Play Xbox May, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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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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