Hitman: Blood Money (Windows)

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It's a good game, so why don't I love it? Jeremy Johnson (737) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
My goodness, that railing looks dangerous... Dave Schenet (130) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (49 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Podsumowując - danie bardzo smaczne, niewątpliwie ucieszy wszystkich fanów serii, zwłaszcza po tak chłodno przyjętej trzeciej jej odsłonie (Kontrakty). Czwarta część, choć może rewolucją rynkową nie jest, to na pewno wyewoluowała ku dojrzalszemu produktowi, po który sięgnąć mogą nie tylko maniacy skradanek (a ze względu na "klimat" skierowana do osób 18+, jeśli by ufać amerykańskim standardom). Szerokie spektrum możliwości i bogaty "asortyment" dają niesamowitą frajdę w wyszukiwaniu techniki przejścia misji.
Gameplay (Benelux)
Dit is de beste Hitman-game ooit en is verplichte kost voor Hitmanveteranen en voor iedere liefhebber van intelligente actiegames.
Maximum PC
An overarching plot ties the game together, but you don’t have to follow it to get the gist of the story. And honestly, who cares? This game delivers the goods without a story, thanks to the vibrant levels and awesome gameplay. The icing on the cake is that it’s not plagued by the control problems that mar other console ports.
Salamurhaajasaagan neljäs osa turboahtaa onnistuneesti tutun konseptin. PC:llä peli on täsmälleen sama, mutta puitteet komeammat kuin vanhoilla konsoleilla.
Game Chronicles
Warning: if you’re only into run-and-gun games and don’t like stealth-style games, this probably isn’t going to be the game for you. However, if you like setting up, planning, and figuring out unique, interesting ways to go about doing things, and watching as your best-laid plans come to fruition in front of your eyes, you’ll love planning intricate, devious, dastardly ways of killing your targets while keeping your anonymity and walking away in the confusion, no one the wiser to your actions.
In the end, Hitman: Blood Money does come out on top as the best title in the series. Blood Money makes up for most of its faults and shortcomings by offering a load of new features and entirely new ways of completing mission objectives. There,s a lot of content and replay value here that should keep you going for awhile. The new notoriety system is by far one of the best additions to the series, and it,s even taken farther given the fact that you can actually upload your results to a server and compare your scores with other players. It may be more difficult for someone who,s new to the series to just jump right in and start playing, but if you,ve been a fan of the series from the start, Blood Money is a definite must buy.
Overall, Hitman Blood Money is not a game for the faint of heart. While you won’t necessarily see a character’s head get chopped off, there is enough blood and violence to make some people nauseous. The game’s best qualities are not just technical, but the gameplay mechanics are what will win you over. Each mission is so open-ended, that the replayability is absolutely endless. So if you are looking for a great game to add to your collection that you will actually enjoy playing again and again, Hitman Blood Money is definitely a good choice on any platform.
„Hitman: Blood Money“ hat uns absolut überzeugt. Der glatzköpfige Stealth-Mörder schleicht ähnlich behände wie sein Pendant Sam Fisher und ist dabei noch wesentlich erfinderischer. Oder wann ist Sam das letzte Mal als Clown durch die Levels gerobbt? Der schwarze Humor der Entwickler und die tollen Szenarien sorgen für 15 Stunden beinahe ungetrübten Spielspaß. Wenn im nächsten Teil dann noch das Notoriety-System richtig funktioniert, ist die Serie absolut perfekt. Kurz gesagt: „Hitman: Blood Money“ ist der bislang beste Teil der Reihe!
Gameguru Mania
Yes, this is indeed the best Hitman game yet. The developers have taken everything that was great in the previous games and made it better. The levels are bigger, the AI is (slightly) improved, replay value is greater (as you tend to want to try all the different assassination possibilities), and the game looks pretty. I went through the game with a sense of satisfaction and a sadistic smile on my mouth ;) The game has a cliff-hanger ending, so I assume there will be a sequel. At least I hope so. If you like the Hitman games or stealth games in general, I highly recommend this one.
PC Powerplay
Nach dem enttäuschenden Vorgänger Contracts liefern die Macher von IO endlich wieder ein Epos ab, das dem coolsten Spielecharakter aller Zeiten würdig ist. Abwechslungsreiche Aufträge, ein riesiges Waffenarsenal und unzählige Lösungswege sorgen dafür, dass ich mich von Blood Money erst nach der allerletzten Mission losreißen konnte. Klar: Die alten Tricks, mit denen ich Wächter im Akkord abmurkse, funktionieren noch. Wer allerdings so plump spielt, hat das Prinzip eh nicht verstanden, und wird in der Rolle von Nummer 47 nicht glücklich. Dasselbe gilt für Besitzer schwacher Rechner, denn unter einer Geforce 6800 packt der Hitman seine schärfsten Grafikeffekte erst gar nicht aus.
PC Action
An den Tag, an dem ich Nummer 47 zum ersten Mal sah, erinnere ich mich, als sei es gestern gewesen. Er erstickte gerade einen Mann in einer Sauna und es war Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Normalerweise mag ich keine Glatzen, aber bei Hitman mache ich eine Ausnahme: Nummer 47 betrat einfach konkurrenzlos kompromisslos spielerisches Neuland. Ein Problem Polygonfiguren möglichst abartig in den Digitalhimmel zu verfrachten, dürfen Sie allerdings nicht hegen. Nach dem schwächeren dritten Teil freut es mich, dass Hitman nun wieder Vollgas gibt. Die Missionen waren selten besser und unmoralischer. Ich empfehle das Spiel allen Erwachsenen mit Sinn für schwarzen Humor. Der einzige Titel, der sich die Auszeichnung Killerspiel redlich verdient.
Played in the spirit in which it is intended, Hitman: Blood Money proves that even in the series' fourth installment it still has the means to impress with its gameplay, freedom of exploration and high production values. Although there are still one or two little annoyances, there's no doubting that there's more than enough here to satisfy even the most experienced of contracted killers.
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Weinig echt nieuws onder de zon, maar de sfeer, de stijl, de spanning en de herspeelbaarheid zijn helemaal terug. Gooi daar nog een boeiend verhaal bovenop en deze vierde aflevering is een must voor zowel veteranen als nieuwkomers die niet te beroerd zijn om hun hersenen te laten werken.
PC Games (Germany)
Der Hitman ist reifer geworden. Mit opulenter Grafik, guter Story und vielen Detailverbesserungen bringt Teil vier das Blut in Wallung. Fiebern Sie zu Hause mit, wenn der schlaue Kommissar im Vor-abendkrimi dem Täter das Handwerk legt? Bis zuletzt scheint der Plan des Mörders perfekt, der Zuschauer tappt im Dunkeln. Doch ein kleiner unbedachter Fehler lässt das Gesetz über den Verbrecher triumphieren, er landet hinter Gittern. Doch manchmal ist ein Killer tatsächlich schlauer, als die Polizei erlaubt.
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
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Hitman: Blood Money is definitely worth your money. It's a game with a lot of charm and personality. It doesn't bring anything particularly new to the table, but it still has more than enough attributes to impress.
The bald-headed contract killer known only as 47 is in good form, primed and ready for more work in the latest installment in the dark, stylish Hitman series. Though very similar to the last two games in the series, the open-ended stealth action gameplay offered by Hitman: Blood Money is still just about as tensely exciting as ever. A few new twists to the formula, an intriguing story, and a memorably diverse, cinematic sequence of missions further make Blood Money worth it.
Hitman Blood Money ist trotz der Tatsache, dass interessante Neuerungen fehlen, eine durchweg gute Fortsetzung. Die Entwickler haben das motivierende Waffen- und Ausrüstungskaufsystem aus dem ersten Teil reaktiviert und die computergesteuerten Schergen endlich so angepasst, dass das Schleichen und Erkunden nicht mehr so häufig tödlich endet. Außerdem gibt es ein sinnvolles Belohnungssystem für kreativ vorbereitete Morde, die wie Unfälle aussehen. Bis es allerdings zum Attentat kommt, verbringt ihr viel Planungszeit mit dem genauen Beobachten der Umgebung, denn die Missionen bieten erstaunlich viele funktionierende Lösungsvarianten. Trotzdem kann einem die dafür notwendige Trial-&-Error-Mechanik mächtig auf den Wecker fallen. Dieses Killer-Abenteuer ist eine gelungene Fortsetzung ohne große Veränderungen, ohne Prachtkulisse, aber mit tollem Level-Design, viel Freiheit und klasse Soundtrack.
Io Interactive n'a pas réinventé la roue pour cet opus. Ils ont repris tout ce que faisait le bonheur des jeux précédents en y ajoutant quelques nouveautés et en adoptant nouveau moteur graphique. Mais la sauce prend et a toujours aussi bon goût. Chaque niveau est un chef d’œuvre de level design et d’intelligence, le soucis du détail est impressionnant et on retrouve le décalage qui manquait au troisième opus. Hitman : Blood Money est la preuve qu’on peut faire un jeu multi plate-forme tout en conservant une exigence de qualité et en honorant les fans de 47.
Undoubtedly the best game in the series, Blood Money will thrill long-time fans, giving them everything they could possibly want from their favourite killer. The increased gameplay elements mean that newcomers will no longer be put off by feeling too restricted and will find that there’s plenty of sadistic entertainment to be had once they put themselves in the right heartless mindset.
UOL Jogos
"Hitman: Blood Money" é a melhor edição de uma série que ainda hoje foi pouco limitada. Além de visualmente fantásticas, as fases foram projetadas com maestria e, tal e qual um grande quebra-cabeças, proporcionam enorme desafio intelectual para jogadores de diferentes níveis. Poucos são os jogos que conseguem trazer tanta satisfação ao terminar cada uma das missões.
From a gameplay stance, there are enough changes, enhancements, and additions to Blood Money to warrant a try from fence-sitters. There is a little more accessibility on all fronts, controls, AI behavior, and combat. The level design is consistently good, and each new level requires a smart, logical approach to beat it. Plus, the replay value is high, given the numerous ways each level can be beat. Character control is still a little stiff and you'll always find that in order to beat each level, trial and error methods are the order of the day. The additions, however, don't fundamentally alter the core experience, which still plays on a very good, but very familiar level.
There aren't any asses or wives to really covet in Blood Money, but luckily, there are lots and lots of guns -- guns you don't initially have access to. But if you successfully grab and spirit off any weapon during a mission, it'll become available to you at your hideout for use later. Am I coveting a rifle if I replay a mission just to add it to my collection? You bet I am...and I'm damned for it. Hooray!
Game Freaks 365
Overall, this is a fantastic game. Playing through each assignment and figuring out the perfect formula is the key, as well as keeping a low notoriety level. Doing these things will make the experience so much better. Hitman: Blood Money's intuitive controls, satisfying gameplay and addictive qualities make all of that something that I wanted to do.
Au final, Io nous livre là un titre qui va ravir les fans d'Hitman, plus grand, plus ouvert, plus dur parfois mais qui pèche par son manque de nouveautés convaincantes et surtout par une intelligence artificielle qui n'a quasiment pas évoluée depuis Hitman Contracts. Mais qu'importe, force est de reconnaître que la magie Hitman opère toujours.
Gameslave UK
This is most definitely the best Hitman game to date, with intuitive controls and semi-forgiving Game-play. Sadly it isn’t perfect. If you want to you can just run around the level shooting everyone in it in the face with your big gun. If you choose to play the game this way you could complete it in a few hours, but you would be missing out on what makes this game great. It took me about eight hours to complete the game - now while this sounds quite short you have to realise that this game has huge amounts of replay value with me going back and doing all of the levels at least twice more. If you use your friendly local search engine you can find Hitman Blood Money for less than twenty pounds, given this I have no problem thoroughly recommending this game to everyone as long as they are of an appropriate age.
GameStar (Germany)
Auch wenn Blood Money durch die teils mäßige KI und den manchmal zu leichten Schwierigkeitsgrad fast einem Shooter gleicht, hatte ich viel Spaß mit dem Spiel. Das liegt vor allem an den genialen Levels. Jede Mission spielt sich anders und lässt dank raffinierter Ideen mein Entdecker-Herz höher schlagen. Wenn ich eine Weile lang einfach nur die Karte erkunde, Schwachstellen suche und die Wachen beobachte bin ich mittendrin - und Blood Money verwandelt sich in einen Hochspunnungsthriller zum Mitspielen.
2404.org PC Gaming
Hitman might still not be a game for everyone, but Blood Money is quite possibly the best of the series, so folks who’ve been even remotely considering checking it out would do well to pick up a copy. On the other hand, gamers that have already played the first three, and find themselves tiring of the series, might well not find it worth their while, as much of game is the same as before. Either way, the key to enjoyment is patience in replaying the levels. There’s very little luck to the missions, and a skilled hit man can beat any level efficiently on the very first try. Anyone up to that challenge should get this game.
Toujours aussi classe dans son costume trois pièce parfaitement coupé, l’agent 47 nous revient dans un nouvel épisode, fruit de deux ans de travail de l’équipe de Io Interactive. Après un Hitman : Contracts jugé un peu faible par la critique et considéré par les fans comme une fausse extension de Hitman 2, Hitman : Blood Money prend brillamment la relève de la série. S’il ne propose pas de nouveautés révolutionnaires, il conserve le fantastique gameplay ouvert propre à la série ainsi que son héros toujours aussi chauve.
Game Informer Magazine
I’m no assassin, but it seems to me that the biggest skill of a gun for hire is crowd management. Get in, cover your tracks, get out, and stay unnoticed among the game’s throngs of NPCs. While there’s a lot to love about this series, and this entry in particular, Agent 47’s world still doesn’t offer the subtlety necessary for this great premise to really be satisfying.
Game Over Online
The Hitman games occupy an interesting moral space. While Grand Theft Auto is attacked for allowing you to kill police and prostitutes, here we have a series in which murder is the goal. The targets don't always deserve it either; if you've played the demo mission, you'll know that you may well sympathize with your victims. It seems that it all flies under the radar until you're big enough to sue.
Immoral Gamers
These games have always been open-ended with how they present multiple approaches to a single objective, yet the favoritism towards stealth is becoming irritating.