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Hitman: Contracts (Windows)

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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 Silent Assassin is the highest rank you can get, and it takes a bit of skill.
Hitman: Contracts Windows ... and take whatever items you want the second, or third, or fourth, or etc. time around.
Hitman: Contracts Windows You can replay any mission you've completed...
Hitman: Contracts Windows Title screen.

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 Bet (634) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

The Press Says

GameZone May 02, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Freaks 365 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Over Online May 31, 2004 81 out of 100 81
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 06, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Game Shark Jun 16, 2004 B 75
Lawrence May 13, 2004 B 75
Joystick (French) Jun, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Withingames May 17, 2004 3 out of 5 60
GameSpy May 23, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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JPaterson (9147) added Hitman: Contracts (Windows) on Apr 25, 2004
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