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  1. Nov 8, 2011
    I don't like games, and I don't play much. I'm a movie reviewer and recently reviewed "Hitman" the movie. The movie was fine, so I thought to give the game a try. After the first 2 hours of gameplay, I knew I was in love with this. So, in "Hitman: Blood Money", You get to play as agent 47 and assassinate your targets. The killing method is all up to you; you can bash out guns and kill everybody or you could use gizimos to create distractions, then silently assassinate your target. Everything is up to YOU. They also provide you weapons you can buy as well as upgrades, which adds up to the assassin tone. The AI is very responsive or sometimes dumb, but you'll get over with it. Overall, it's one hell of a epic game; BUY IT!! Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    It's funny how this game is still as enjoyable as it was at it's release. Stealth games simply don't get better then blood money and,granted, this game is most certainly underrated. This sort of gaming equivelent of "Dexter" is nothing short of brilliant. The missions are special, each in their own way. There are, literally, dozens of possible ways of completing a mission, and if you replay missions, you'l find more and more hilarious possibilities of kiling. You can be slyish sneaky, or a psychopath, whichever suits your mood. But the game never tells you to do things in a certain way and There are multiple paths and choices for every mission. The story is surprisingly good, and quite subtle as well. You don't get bombing production values, but with every mission you feel like things are getting more complicated and interesting. In short: An overlooked stealth game with personality and high replay value, that is fun as heck. Hands on for Absolution. Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2013
    this game is the f **** just like the other hitman game (Y)
    in the other hand absolution is crap i **** that game out. that game F the whole hitman series its hitman not a drama queen he wants money and kill people for that not turn on the agency **** splinter cell convition bull****....
  4. Jul 12, 2011
    This game never gets old. It's fun to take out your targets whether its running in there and using your weapons, environment etc. There's a lot of ways to do it.
  5. May 28, 2014
    while not a particular breakthrough from HM2, Blood Money was still fantastic and an experience I'm glad I can play at any time with steam. **** hell I might just.
  6. Jan 4, 2011
    2011 and still coming back to this game. There are stealth games then there is this. I put this in its own category because unlike other stealth games in which you either hide in shadows/boxes/etc., in Hitman: Blood Money you can hide in shadows or "hide" in plain sight. Taking you full control of playing any type of hit man you desire to be. Of course the option of getting the biggest gun and shooting everything is sight is always there. Every time I play this game i find a new way to complete the objective or paths to take that it feels fresh. Great mechanics, great music, great environment, each level being completely different. Though of course it is not perfect. The NPC are not the smartest in the world and though the character models look good seems like they had only one male and one female model for the whole game. They just added new skins. Last thing I can complain about it is the controls, a bit of a learning curve. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2011
    The best stealth game I have ever played. The graphics are still pretty great, even 5 years on. Makes all other Hitman games obsolete. I also love how many different ways there are to complete each mission, and how it's possible to complete the game without firing a single shot. There's no better feeling in a game than killing your targets by making them all look like accidents, and walking back out past security as though you were never there. The level of weapon customization is also pretty impressive, you can upgrade guns more than you can in CoD games. My only criticisms would be towards the quality of some of the character's faces (the game's also a few years old now, so that's understandable). I also found the main story to be not very compelling and weird, and above all, unnecessary. I mean, it's called Hitman, you don't really need more of an explanation for why you're doing the stuff you're doing. I also did find occasional errors where I would be detected even where there's no logical reason for it happening, and civilians being credited as witnesses, even though there were none. But again, these are just minor flaws in a pretty impressive package. If you even mildly liked the other Hitman games, you will LOVE this. Expand
  8. Mar 16, 2011
    Highly highly recommend this game! It really is an improvement on the previous titles, the sheer number of ways to carry out your goals is brilliant, the locations seem realistic and lively and the backstories and settings for your target add wonderful fluff to the game. The 'infamy meter' is also a fantastic addition to the gameplay, giving a sense of continuity to the missions and possible penalties for messing up a mission can bite you on the ass really is well done. The way the ranged weaponry is done could be improved however but if you're intending to go through running and gunning I think you're doing it wrong. So perhaps it is meant to deter you from doing that.
    Great game, get it.
  9. Jul 18, 2011
    I think this game is the best hitman game to date because it added many innovations to the series like the accidents and the ability to buy weapon upgrades. It has a very good story but not as good as Hitman 2 Silent Assassin which in my opinion had the best story in the whole series.The graphics are good and the AI is one of the best AIs. The only bad thing I can find is that you can't upgrade the weapons you find during the playthrough but it's not important.I recommend this to every one. Expand
  10. Sep 7, 2011
    I played this game a few years back, beaten it multiple times on different difficulties to get the ranks on the levels, that was on my PS2 but now i'm back for more with the PC version, yes, I didn't want to own the same game in 2 platforms before. I'm making an exception with this one, and it's definitely worth it.
  11. Oct 24, 2011
    There's a lot more focus on interaction with the level's environment in this Hitman than any of the others. The AI aren't randomly sparked off like the previous games either. If you've calculated your methodology, the execution is a piece of cake. You now get money for each mission and can use this to upgrade guns, rather than just buying them for each mission like in Codename 47 or not buying at all in Hitman 2 and Contracts. Soundtrack- as always with Hitman- is very suspensful and creates the desired atmosphere perfectly. The only real issue with this game is that there isn't enough ways to approach each mission. Having said that, the levels of difficulty and online leaderboards (which don't work anymore) make up for it. It's definitely a 7th generation Hitman. Expand
  12. Nov 11, 2012
    Although the curve can be a little offputting at first, it is easy to figure out once you get into it. Also quite worth it. It is hard to learn because it gives you so many options! Every Level is different, and replayability is almost infinite! Finished the game blasting through everyone? Try being sneaky! Or :O try it on a harder difficulty. In Hitman Blood Money the difficulty actually makes a difference! Loved every second of this game, and am still loving it starting all over. This game has an amazing story, pretty good graphics, especially for when it came out, great variety, challenge, and lots of potential to get...... creative! This game inspires a unique sense of morbid creativity the likes of which very few other games will let you experience. Your marks are certainly going to die, but how, when, and where they do, is only limited by your imagination. Collapse
  13. Dec 3, 2012
    This is still, and will be the best Hitman game ever. The mechanic is great, the map is great, 47 in Blood Money is great. A better purchase than Absolution.
  14. Jan 4, 2012
    Hitman Blood Money gives you an epic feeling and is by far the best stealth game ever made. Alltho there is some glitches and random bugs, this game is fantastic with you're choice of weapon and you're choice of dealing with the bad guys.
  15. Jul 15, 2012
    People giving this game low score got to be joking. This is not only a squel to a successful series, this is so far the best one. Its different somehow, because there is no more "special services" mission when you make 10 missions to the same client, its much more focused: you get in, get the guy (its not that easy) and get out. What happens inside- thats up to you. whether or not you kill innocent people, whether you leave withnesses, if you shoot the target, poison it, or give him "accident", thats up to you, and its effect last: If you leave withnesses or get caught on security tape (and not destroy it on time) people might recognize you in the following missions (unless you bribe them). You get money for each mission but lose part of your cut if you leave mess that need to be cleaned, even if you just left your famious toxido or pistol in the scene and it need to be picked up. And its always fun to read your "stats" in the news paper in the end of each level, where they describe your assassination, depening on how you did it, of course. I did not expirience any bugs with the game. For the no mid-game savings issue- This is halarious because the game does offer savings, for easier difficulty levels- So if you rather save every few minutes than carefully planning, Just pick up easy difficulty, there is nothing wrong with it, sometimes I run out of patience too, just dont pick up the hardest and complain about it, because the game would never be hard enough if you could save- It was the same with previous hitman titles as well.
    Another good aspect is the story- Most missions are seperated from the others but there is a good story behind the game and a big and thrilling twist in the very last missin
    I think it deserve a 9, but I wanted to balance the not good enough score
  16. Mar 15, 2012
    In my Top 10 Games of All Time, Hitman: Blood Money EASILY goes down as a 5th or 4th.
    Everything in the game just works perfectly, it almost flows like a ballet.
    Literally, everything down to graphic visuals, story, gameplay and soundtrack is top notch. Of course, that doesn't mean it's 100% perfect, for example the ragdoll physics and animations look a bit sloppy and every female and male
    character in the game shares the same body model. But ignoring that, it's one hell of a ride.

    I think what I enjoy most about Hitman: Blood Money, is the fact that it makes you FEEL like an assassin. Like a highly professional HITMAN. Every mission is unique and will keep you occupied for quite some time while you wander around in the area, thinking how you should kill your target. It's like being Sherlock Holmes, that is, if Sherlock Holmes was a homicidal brute.

    Music is great, exactly what you would expect from Jesper Kyd. Have to say, that opening with the raven sitting on a dead tree with Ave Maria playing in the background sucked me right into the game.

    Others may say that you have the choice of going in guns blazing, or being a silent sneaky murderer. Well, I have to say that's not quite true. When Eidos made Blood Money, I think they expected everyone to go in as a silent assassin and not shooting everything that moves. Trying to go into an area just roughing stuff up will prove quite difficult and will definitely kill you on the first 8 tries.

    Anyway, no matter how you twist it, Hitman: Blood Money is perhaps one of the most well-crafted video games ever and if you like stealth-based games, this one will be a 10/10 for you.
  17. Nov 30, 2012
    First off... you you havent played this game then: GO BUY IT, INSTALL IT, PLAY IT! This game is not generic stealth action game. It's a game in its own rights. The hitman series have been innovative since the beginning. Blood Money is more accessible than previous titles, yet it stills keeps the core of previous titles, only more hints for beginners. You can also buy intel about your targets but you are not forced to. This game also features a notriety system so after each level you an read in a newspaper about your latest hit and your notriety is affected by your performance. It also allows you to modify and buy parts to your guns and choose your inventory for each hit. This game places you in a level. Then its up to you to find and kill your targets. Due to the fact that it is not focused on story and scripted events, there is many, many, many different ways to kill your targets, which makes the replay-value high. The best hitman game since hitman 2 in my opinion! Despite a few bugs and glitches. Expand
  18. Jul 3, 2012
    This kind of game is the reason why I play them at all. I gave it a 9 because I know it can be even better... Looking forward to the next one...
    Love it! :)
  19. Jun 19, 2012
    Agent 47 is back with his merciless killer instincts intact in the latest installment of hitman. The game stays faithful to it's roots with gameplay improvements for the good. The graphics and textures are slick, the cutscenes adhere to the main story and the number of ways you can kill your target are enormous..The satisfaction you get on perfect execution of a mission is worth experiencing...
  20. Jun 26, 2014
    Blood Money is THE classic stealth game. Polished masterpiece it isn't - it's hilariously bad in a lot of ways, the animations and ragdolls, the voice acting and models, but all that is rendered irrelevant. This has near infinite replayability, going through a level a thousand different ways, changing what you do only slightly. You owe it to yourself to play this atleast once, you won't be sorry.
  21. Jul 29, 2013
    A good game, pretty much on the level of the previous games in the series. Just make sure you play it on highest difficulty level so that it were more of a puzzle game rather than a mediocre shooter. Nice ending
  22. Jan 13, 2013
    This game was incredible. It had everything to it with it's sneaky atmosphere, it's tense moments, and it's outrageous fun. Moments when you would be caught dragging a body, those tense moments when that happened to me added more fun to the game completely. I entirely believe that this is the best Hitman game I have ever played, it's fantastic. Nothing lacked in this game, everything was perfect and spot-on. No "ifs", "and's", or "or's" about it. The ending of the game was a bit of a twist, which once again, added more fun to the game. I seriously hope someday Hitman is recognized for how well they made these games and not for just "I'm a spy, I'm just going to go murder people and try to finish the game with a good rating", try to play the game on it's hardest level, and try to be completely sneaky. It gets a bit irritating, but I think you will manage through it. Highly recommended for anyone interested in games where you need to be sneaky, or a spy-like game. It is completely amazing. Expand
  23. Mar 29, 2014
    Blood Money starts off by showing off it's own game engine, a beautiful-looking world that can be compared to modern games. The Glacier engine's mechanics also impressed me, a lot.

    Following a rather linear storyline, Agent 47 travels internationally to eliminate its targets on a contract by contract basis.

    The A.I isn't too great or awfully bad, for example, sometimes they will
    start to attack you for no reason.

    One thing that i find unique about Blood Money (or maybe in any Hitman game), is the variety of ways you can take out your target. You can make it look like an accident, a cold gun battle or silent takedowns with the fiber wire.

    To end it off, it feels solid and maybe the best in the franchise. Titles in the series before Blood Money felt bitter and awful to me, so please start off with this game if you plan on buying.
    Posted: 25 January. Last edited: 28 January.
  24. Mar 17, 2013
    This game is awesome and highly underrated IMHO. I'm starting to worry that I won't ever see something this good again in my lifetime, and this is coming from somebody who hated prior Hitman titles. In Blood Money, each new level gives you a large and very intricate map to explore. These settings are slightly mundane and therefore more believable, but never boring. You can stroll along in a disguise, or sneak around in a suit. The AI will react in a believable manner either way. What really makes this game great is you can wreak havoc in these locations however the hell you want. Feel like taking a silenced M4 with a drum magazine and unloading on unsuspecting victims through a wooden door? You can. Bring no guns and just push people over railings. Drop an item on the ground and lure them over if you have to. Kill only your target, or kill everybody on the map with a kitchen knife. Speaking of melee weapons, there's a ton ranging from screwdrivers to fire extinguishers and each has its own hilarious animation. Hell, even the ragdoll effect when you shoot somebody is funny in a good way. NPC's run away, scream, and plead for their lives on their knees. Just awesome. Anybody who can appreciate dark humor already owns this game and this review is a waste of time, but since I have an account I want to help raise the score of this masterpiece. Granted, a game can't please everyone, but this is certainly more than 3 goddamn points better than that Absolution trash!!! Expand
  25. Jul 16, 2013
    the best game in the whole series so far they managed to give us a really good hitman game in this one missions are really good with great graphics and so many ways to kill your targets story is also great and it has an epic bad ass ending that no one saw it coming with a perfect sound making this the perfect hitman game so far
  26. Sep 1, 2013
    Hitman: Blood Money is one of the game with MOST REPLAY VALUE I have ever seen.You can assassinate your in multiple ways or make them a accident you can also play it like a FPS &kill Everybody in the mission.
    The graphics are better than good. The AI is Smart but sometimes dumb.Overall it is a EPIC Game.
  27. Oct 24, 2013
    I played all the games in the series with the exception of Hitman Absolution Most liked Hitman 2 Silent Assassin That was until I played Blood Money .
    This game captures the best idea behind such a game and I think put together everything was better in previous titles.
    It would be much to say, but of anything that is not already known Clearly the best game in the series. Graphics are
    good at almost 6-7 years after launch, but the most important seems that evoke nostalgia for a veteran of the series, or that little it was my case .
    Variety of locations just like the previous titles different situations multiple assassination ways feeling game has clear identity and is the kind of game that will talk about for years to come.
    If you ask me what I liked most about this 4th title? I respond without a thought The diversity of locations and that each location has a "identity" and make you own to remember in detail what and how it was .

    He has his problems some AI bugs etc, but it's a game that should not be missed by any player who is passionate about genre
  28. Sep 22, 2013
    My most favorite game, because of it's almost never-ending replayability. After 7 years I can still find something new and interesting if I dig deep enough into the missions. I love the locations, the music, the gameplay... It's just near-perfect. The only flaw is the kind of nutty AI, but most often it's only a minor problem.
  29. Oct 26, 2013
    Blood money. The name itself is enough to say that the game was awesome. Excellent features, lovely accidents, amazing graphics, variety of weapons, and most of all, the all-time assassin classic, hand to hand combat. 47 not only uses his good old weapons, but brings out the professional assassin in him. Human shield is one of them. With the game offering vast number of pathways to do your kill, like its predecessor, and bringing out key features of all the previous games, this game has more than one can imagine. Your weaponry, customize it all you like to your heart's content.
    What I personally feel was left out was that with the introduction of hand to hand combat, they could have added more assassin skills. The game is disguisely flawed, that is, you can't make out the flaw superficially. One has to go great depths of the game to find out those tiny little flaws. In general, it is like a pizza. You look at it and it seems perfect. Taste is, good enough. But actually eating piece by piece, you might find 1 or 2 flaws, like less cheese, or overcooked vegetable or meat. Well, that's my interpretation. So not one word, but 2, for the game. "Extremely good".
  30. Dec 24, 2013
    Hitman: Blood Money is totally awesome. I didn't really enjoy the first three missions, not because of the game itself, but because I'm new to the game and I don't know how to play it. Sometimes I'm stuck at how should I kill this target or bypass these guards, etc. However, after learning from my mistakes and knowing the basics of the game, that's when I appreciated it. The rest of the game was enjoyable. I found many ways of killing the target very satisfying. For me, this is the best Hitman game in the series. IT'S WORTH IT! Expand
  31. Nov 11, 2012
    Although the curve can be a little offputting at first, it is easy to figure out once you get into it. Also quite worth it. It is hard to learn because it gives you so many options! Every Level is different, and replayability is almost infinite! Finished the game blasting through everyone? Try being sneaky! Or :O try it on a harder difficulty. In Hitman Blood Money the difficulty actually makes a difference! Loved every second of this game, and am still loving it starting all over. This game has an amazing story, pretty good graphics, especially for when it came out, great variety, challenge, and lots of potential to get...... creative! This game inspires a unique sense of morbid creativity the likes of which very few other games will let you experience. Your marks are certainly going to die, but how, when, and where they do, is only limited by your imagination. Collapse

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. There's so much to do and see in this game, so many possibilities. It suits the careful player, but caters for the psychopath in you as well. You simply won't find a better executed execution game. [June 2006, p.86]
  2. With Eidos' latest foray into professional assassination, players will have to dig deep, wading through mission after mission of trial-and-error gameplay to hunt down a series of targets. [June 2006, p.49]
  3. While there's a lot to love about this series, and this entry in particular, Agent 47's world still foesn't offer the subtlety necessary for this great premise to really be satisfying. [June 2006, p.110]