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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 inventory is circular, and you can cycle through everything, from weapons to poison to items.
Hitman: Contracts Windows Climbing ladders can be noisy, but critical.
Hitman: Contracts Windows I am a handsome man, aren't I?
Hitman: Contracts Windows Agent 47's father's death!

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

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Aug 09, 2004 5 out of 5 100
GameZone PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jun 08, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Apr 16, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Netjak PlayStation 2 May 11, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Xbox May 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamerDad Windows Jun 24, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Withingames Windows May 17, 2004 3 out of 5 60
Super Play (Sweden) 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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