Critic & User Reviews
posted by Rammstein (SUN PRAIRIE, WI) May 27, 2006
Member since Jun 2005
9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Donning disguises takes time, sure; you still have to kill / subdue your subject to get their clothes. But this game REQUIRES you to walk right past enemies and hope to God you're not suspected.
The adreneline will pump vigourously through your vains as you once again must sneak right past enemy faces in order to kill one or two marked men.
Welcome to the life of a Hitman
posted by Rob911 (NEW GLOUCESTER, ME) Apr 28, 2006
Member since Jan 2005
6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
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
A flashback to the old days.
posted by JMeyer (DALTON, GA) May 10, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The first thing that should be praised is the wealth of opportunities that are put before Agent 47 to complete his tasks. In any given contract, there are about 4 ways to kill the target(s). These range anywhere from straight up killing them and everyone in your path, to finding the way to sneak through, kill your targets, and get out without firing a single shot. There are many other ways in between too and you are usually given some creative and stylish ways to do it. I don't want to spoil anything, but suffice it to say, on one contract, you have the ability to hide a shotgun in a flower box that when taken out, comes out in a slow motion and very cool way.
Of course, a hidden weapon is nothing without a good disguise, because who is going to believe you want to deliver flowers when you are in a suit and tie. I am running out of space, but I will tell you that you can take any outfit from anybody, save the targets themselves, in the game.
There are a few things I didn't like about the game, like for one, I was really hoping to advance the current plot of the story that was left off in Hitman 2. Going through a bunch of flashback missions, as fun as they were, was a little disappointing. Probably the only other noteworthy drawback to the game was that is was incredibly short. Unless you intend on perfecting each level to get the Silent Assassin rating, this game will take you about a day to beat. Aside from those few things, which aren't small matters to me, there are no other drawbacks to the game.
This is a very fun game that mixes stealth and shooter action and is one of the most unique ideas for a game ever. I highly recommend it.
posted by xboxgamer6 (CALHOUN, KY) Dec 23, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
Terrible controls ruin the experience
posted by Fryl0ck (WASHINGTON, DC) Mar 10, 2009
Member since Nov 2008
posted by hitman1 (MOORESVILLE, NC) Feb 23, 2009
Member since Nov 2008
Contracts is still the best Hitman game to date
posted by 47Hitman (KEIZER, OR) Jan 30, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
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!
Within the cold shadows of death
posted by Sillysmurf (LOS ANGELES, CA) Sep 7, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
posted by 305skatin (KEY LARGO, FL) Jul 25, 2007
Member since Jul 2007
posted by HITMAN93 (NEWPORT BEACH, CA) Jun 16, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
the first is not the best, but it started the best
posted by Hitboy (WHITESBURG, KY) Dec 17, 2006
Member since Oct 2006
long live Mr. 47 or "Hitman"
written by Hitboy
Great game but to dark and scary
posted by zninja (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) Oct 7, 2006
Member since Jul 2005
Not as good as previous hitman games.
posted by Tricked (DAYTON, OH) Jun 28, 2006
Member since Jan 2006