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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.


Hitman: Contracts Windows A rave... perfect place to shoot someone, as the music will drown out the muzzle blast.
Hitman: Contracts Windows I am a handsome man, aren't I?
Hitman: Contracts Windows Everything can be a weapon.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Taking the tram to the Commander; hope no one finds out the real soldier is dead.

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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)

Critic Reviews

3D Juegos Windows May 01, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Action Windows May 25, 2004 82 out of 100 82 Xbox May 02, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Windows Apr 20, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76 PlayStation 2 Apr 30, 2004 15 out of 20 75
ActionTrip Xbox May 06, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Lawrence Windows May 13, 2004 B 75
Gamezine PlayStation 2 May 20, 2004 15 out of 20 75 Windows Oct 10, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Super Play (Sweden) Xbox May, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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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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