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  • Summary: When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target,When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing. Agent 47 is back and this time he's paid in cold, hard cash. How the money is spent will affect his passage through the game and the weapons at his disposal, resulting in a unique gameplay experience for each player. Powered by a new version of Io's stunning Glacier engine, Hitman: Blood Money delivers the most brutal and realistic simulation of life as the world's deadliest assassin. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. AceGamez
    100
    It's an epic experience from beginning to end, filled with dark humour, lots of action and most importantly the perfect blend of engrossing story and engaging gameplay. Throw in some sumptuous visuals and atmospheric sounds and you've got one of the best games of 2006 so far.
  2. Hitman: Blood Money is an extremely solid title, with small problems here and there. If you’re looking for a game where obsessive-compulsive tendencies and people watching is valued over hide and seek gameplay, you really can’t go wrong with Blood Money—but just don’t expect it to be an easy ride.
  3. In the end, Hitman: Blood Money does come out on top as the best title in the series. Blood Money makes up for most of its faults and shortcomings by offering a load of new features and entirely new ways of completing mission objectives.
  4. Though very similar to the last two games in the series, the open-ended stealth action gameplay offered by Hitman: Blood Money is still just about as tensely exciting as ever. A few new twists to the formula, an intriguing story, and a memorably diverse, cinematic sequence of missions further make Blood Money worth it.
  5. 80
    All 13 of the game's missions are well crafted and challenging, but after four iterations of this series, I felt a need for a new challenge.
  6. 80
    Undoubtedly the best game in the series, Blood Money will thrill long-time fans, giving them everything they could possibly want from their favourite killer.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    Were it not for performance issues, Hitman: Blood Money would be a worthwhile play for annyone into the franchise's nihilistic humor. {sept. 2006, p.75]

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  2. Negative: 7 out of 95
  1. GuG.
    Jul 7, 2006
    10
    This game is my personal pick for game of the year, yes, I actually think it is a better game than Oblivion(definitely second). If you This game is my personal pick for game of the year, yes, I actually think it is a better game than Oblivion(definitely second). If you thought previous Hitman games were pretty good or so-so(or even bad) this one is completely different and better in every way. Amazing levels, great (although simple) story, PERFECT music, the customization, and the multiple ways to kill people. In previous hitman games, it never really felt realistic, even in Contracts were there were multiple methods, there wasnt as many as there should have been. Each level is insanely replayable, so much that I started a new game RIGHT AFTER I beat this. There are some bugs, but they aren't really noticeable and don't get in the way. Oh, and this game has easily the best ending in any game I've ever seen (although you might miss it, you have to do something). Expand
  2. Oct 15, 2015
    10
    I didn't play this game the first time around, but I was blown away by it in 2015 (running the vanilla game, not sure if there are manyI didn't play this game the first time around, but I was blown away by it in 2015 (running the vanilla game, not sure if there are many mods/improvements). The graphics looked extremely clean for a game this old, the music is incredible... not in an earworm way, but in terms of how it fits the mood of the game.

    The gameplay is classic stealth, with an emphasis on stealth. I suppose you can beat most levels with guns blazing but the real fun is in sneaking your way through and killing your targets without anyone noticing. The gameplay is so deep, you can (and are usually encouraged to) spend a ton of time wandering the levels noticing tiny little things you can exploit to accomplish your objectives stealthily. This is definitely a thinking person's game, especially if you resist the urge to check a walkthrough.

    Unfortunately the game doesn't strongly encourage super-stealthy play. Sure if you go around guns blazing you'll generally fail, but you can shoot your way out of a messy ending in a lot of levels and not suffer much. The rewards for a very stealthy "silent assassin" performance are mostly that you feel like a badass... you do get more money but money is not very useful in this game. That was really the only real blemish I could find in this game. The story is somewhat weak and plodding, but it's not awful and I didn't find myself skipping any cut scenes.

    I loved the ambiance and level design, along with the gameplay they were my favorite part. You go do your dubious deeds in so many cool places... a shady South American winery, a posh ski mansion, a decadent skyscraper party, and well, any more might be a spoiler. It all looks realistic and cool as hell, it really immersed me in the experience the way good design should.

    I beat the game a week ago and after some reflection, this is one of the best games I've ever played. It's that good.
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  3. Dec 3, 2012
    10
    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 purchaseThis 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. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    9
    The highlight of the series, being immensely open-ended with a ton of different options for taking down your target, while having a betterThe highlight of the series, being immensely open-ended with a ton of different options for taking down your target, while having a better coat of polish than the other highlight, Silent Assassin. It's relatively easy to beat the game, but the fun comes from experimenting and figuring out just the many, many ways of finishing each mission, and working towards perfection in your final rating. It's not just a question of stealth versus frontal assault, it's poison versus bomb, sniper rifle versus falling chandelier, rigged fireworks versus chloroformed panties.

    It's got a dark, noiry style without the grindhouse cheese of Absolution, taking itself seriously even while it lets you do ridiculous things. Even now, having played through more than once, I find myself wanting to go back to try to screw around and finish the missions in new ways or perfect my old plans. I sincerely hope the new Hitman game can even come close to capturing the fun to be had here.
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  5. Jul 3, 2012
    9
    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 nextThis 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! :)
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  6. Jan 1, 2014
    8
    Really well designed game where you can be messy or you can be clean. Being clean and perfect can be an incredibly difficult and yet rewardingReally well designed game where you can be messy or you can be clean. Being clean and perfect can be an incredibly difficult and yet rewarding task. No hand holding, no objective markers, use your brains. Expand
  7. JackJ.
    Jun 1, 2006
    0
    Terrible, atrocious excuse for a game, and an insult to a - so far - excellent series. Not only is it the worst Hitman game, but it's on Terrible, atrocious excuse for a game, and an insult to a - so far - excellent series. Not only is it the worst Hitman game, but it's on par with such horrific messes as "Starship Troopers" (the 2005 shoot'em up, that is - not the superb 2000 strategy). No saving, constant crashes, innumerable bugs, horrible load times (does the talent-challenged doodler that designed the faces on load screens really think that I want to watch his drawings for 30 seconds after the level has already loaded?), wretched performance... plus the "hitman" looking like that night club bouncer that calls himself "vin diesel" these days. Expand

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