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Hitman: Codename 47 (Windows)

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Written by  :  MrSuperGod (58)
Written on  :  Jan 25, 2004
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Summary

Bitchin'!

The Good

Though it isn't perfect it is a great game! The array of weapons is nice, many different "killing toys" to choose from. The reality of the sniper scope is... well... realistic. The scope bobs up and down, it doesn't stay perfectly still, this not only makes the feel more real but adds to the difficulty. The story behind the game plays out very nicely and ties in very well once you complete the game. Hitman is very addictive, i began my game and played for a while... four hours later i decided it was wise to take a break (it seemed like an hour passed at best). The graphics are sweet, as one reviewer noted, on high res mode you can nearly read the numbers tattooed on the back of his head, sweet! Another reviewer was complaining about the separate run button... why? The separate button makes it very convenient to change from running to sneaking up on a dude and cuttin' his throat. i found that assigning the 0 / Ins key on the numpad makes it very easy to toggle between the two.

The Bad

The AI can be too smart at times, it seems that if one guard knows i'm "not on the level" then nearly all of them do.... but it doesn't happen that way every time. The cut scenes aren't half bad but i find myself cranking the volume up to hear what the hell they say and most of the time i can't understand them anyway due to the foreign accents. The voice overs are... "without enthusiasm" a bit of feeling would have improved this aspect but it's not that big of a deal. Again with the AI, sometimes enemies will walk through doors or they will be near a wall, i'll fire away and they'll fall through the wall. The game runs smoothly... until loads of guards etc., hunt you down or the area you are in becomes cluttered w/ crap, the game slows badly and gets quite annoying. However don't let this all discourage you, it's still a killer game!

The Bottom Line

Being 4 years old now you can probably pick this one up very cheap, by all means grab it!