Contracts boasts far better light shading graphics than any of the other installments. The guns are also better than Blood Money and Silent Assasin.
Likewise, the cheat code to have God mode, all guns, Infin-ammo, teleport, level complete, invisibility, etc., are amazing additions (although they do require a modded Xbox to acquire).
Also, the mod-cheat to get away from fixed view, which allows you to go anywhere in a level, including placing 47 anywhere, is awesome!!! You can place him, for example, on roof tops, or other places you would otherwise not have access to.
Overall, like with Silent Assasin, the cheats are what make this game so amazing and fun to play, making this one of the most awesome games! The cheats let you do whatever you want. If only Edios would acquire the rights to GoldenEye 64!
posted by Rob911 (NEW GLOUCESTER, ME) Apr 28, 2006
Member since Jan 2005
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
good ole hitman, let me start this review by saying this game is one of the greatest and most innovative in the stealth action genre, a sequel to one of 2002-2003's hit of the year. However contracts doesn't quite live up to Hitman 2: Silent Assassin it is still a wonderful piece of work. let me break this down into pros and cons :)..
pros: The ability to take the disguise of your enemy is very exciting, see a bellboy? why not strangle him with fiber wire and take his costume?. the wonderful thing about hitman is the choices, lets say for instance i want to pull out dual sawed off shotguns and blow away everything in sight...do it, or shall i place poison in the milk of my target so that when he drinks it he slumps over dead, its all in your power...play through with stealth or run and gun it doesn't matter. the weapons in hitman contracts are amazing there is so many to chose from, dual ballers, desert eagles, magnums, sniper rifles, assault rifles, sub machine guns, fiber wire, knives, pillows, poisons, meat hooks....you name it...its all here. The level design is absolutely perfect with so many ways to get to your target and so many areas to explore.
the cons: Agent 47 runs kind of awkward but it never took away from the experience, the ragdoll physics are a little fishy at times, i've encountered instances where i shot an enemy and he flew just a little bit to far. the graphics aren't doom 3 quality but they are certainly good. thankfully as you can see the cons in this game are nothing compares to the pros.
Final Thoughts: If you have ever wondered what its like to be a hitman, don't miss out on this great title, be sure however to also play hitman 2...both the hitman games have such high replayability, i come back to play them ALOT just because of the possible ways to finish each mission. this game never gets old....i give it a 10/10