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Hitman: Blood Money (Xbox 360)

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Description

Agent 47 the assassin returns in the 4th installment of the Hitman series. This time he goes on a trip around America, undertaking missions in major cities such as Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles and other exotic locations. This time, he better watch his back, as his long-time employer, the International Contract Agency, is threatened by a mysterious rival.

Gameplay in Hitman: Blood Money is generally similar to the previous installments. Once again, your job will be to complete several assassination missions. 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".

Blood Money introduces a lot of new features, however. A new notoriety system will track every single one of your moves, which in turn will demand utmost calculation in order to successfully accomplish your objectives. For those of you who are tired of a direct approach, you will be given the opportunity to stage accidents and should you be suspected, bribes and "other" accidents will always be at hand. Blood Money also gives the player the opportunity to customize weapons.

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Hitman: Blood Money Xbox 360 Each of 47's missions are set up as a past story in this reporter's interview.
Hitman: Blood Money Xbox 360 47 hides his weapon as he sneaks up on people.
Hitman: Blood Money Xbox 360 47 in his hideout. Collected guns are mounted on the wall.
Hitman: Blood Money Xbox 360 Contract at an opera house.

Alternate Titles

  • "杀手:血钱" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Hitman: Krwawa Forsa" -- Polish title
  • "Hitman: Argent de sang" -- French title
  • "Hitman 4" -- Common title

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The Press Says

Gamesmania May 22, 2006 86 out of 100 86
411mania.com Jul 16, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Lawrence Jul 07, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot May 30, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Video Game Talk Jun 27, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 Jun, 2006 8 out of 10 80
IGN May 30, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 29, 2006 16 out of 20 80
TTGamer Jul 04, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Play Magazine 2006 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Hitman: Blood Money appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References

  • Each mission is followed by a report on your actions in the newspaper, usually detailing the circumstances surrounding your target's demise. The contents of the articles depends on your actions. Also, the newspapers have other headlines that can be read in detail as well. Now, the first paper you see include a small headline about two killers escaping from prison. This is actually an extremely obscure and subtle allusion to the Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, also developed by IO Interactive A/S.
  • Engine programmer David Guldbrandsen is inscripted as dead into a gravestone in the game with the years 1998 - 2004 which is his time he worked with IOI till Hitman: Blood Money was released.
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Killy (57) added Hitman: Blood Money (Xbox 360) on May 27, 2006
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