posted by Airwave (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Jun 10, 2006
Member since May 2006
This game is probably the best game I've ever played. The graphics are a little poopy, but the story line and the levels rock. The game takes patience, good planning, and perfect timing. Even though there is quite a bit of action, don't rush straight into battle. Plan your moves and execute them. This is no easy game but I think it's worth the trouble. The weapons are fantastic, although some are a bit tacky (Kitchen knife, crossbow, fire axe etc...) Overall, this game is a perfect way to spend four or five hours wrapped up in another world.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Hitman series, it features a (as the title suggests) hitman known as 47, a combined clone of five of the most dangerous men in the world. This game is endlessly tense and consistently clever. 47 carries himself like a combination of Sam Fisher's cleverness, Jules Winnfield's intelligence, and all the mercy of the Terminator. During gameplay, you will murder, interrogate, rescue, disguise, and fire more than fifty bullets per second. Like any decent action hero, 47 can fire dual guns with the best of them and take headshots at fifty feet. But the best part of the game is not the wild and massive firefights that ensue if you make a mistake, but the times when sound a fire alarm, dress up like a fire fighter with an axe, and run straight through the metal detector; or the times when you dress up like a chef and poison your target with improperly prepared fish; or the times you walk right up to your target and kill him with a scalpel right in front of his bodyguards. The largest problem I noticed was that 47, despite his competency, has no unarmed melee attack. Also, the guards seem a bit paranoid sometimes. Still, nothing too glaring. Definitely the time and challenge it takes to win. Happy hunting!