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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.

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Hitman: Contracts Windows The map is in real-time, and shows you enemies, targets, captives, friendlies, and even animals.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Unlocked weapons can be used for training.
Hitman: Contracts Windows This guy really is a mental case.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Silent kill

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

IGN PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 12, 2004 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de Xbox May 02, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Xbox Apr 24, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2004 80 out of 100 80
X-Power Xbox May 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Apr 22, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows May 06, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Xbox Apr 20, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76

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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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