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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, 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: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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    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.
  2. Blood Money is without question the best Hitman yet, and although it can be punishing at times, it's also hugely compelling and stylish. [June 2006, p.78]
  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. It's overall a solid title with a couple little glitchy AI issues that don't take too much away from things.
  5. The bigger picture is what Blood Money really thrives on. Ignore the control issues, and bear in mind instead the large scale setpieces that are second to none in terms of both scope and execution.
  6. It’s well worth playing for stealth aficionados, and the PS2 version might be the lesser version, but it’s still quite acceptable.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. TonyB.
    Jun 4, 2006
    this game is unbelievable this is by far the best addition in the series and the other 3 were already great. it is pretty difficult but theres so many different ways to get through a mission they have created so many possible ways to execute your mission well worth a purchase. Expand
  2. WilliamG.
    Feb 12, 2007
    I absolutely loved this game, especially the soundtrack. By combining the orchestral glory of the second game and Jesper Kyd's dark and insidious industrial/ambient tunes featured in the third, it came together quite impressively. Then, of course, there's the game itself, which was more than satisfyingly challenging. Mr. 47 is also a brilliant anti-hero, saving the world in his own deadly perfect manner, and doing so with such calm and calculating Zen efficiency that even a Buddhist monk couldn't help but be impressed. I found that obtaining all available weapons whilst maintaining the coveted "Silent Assassin" rating is what continues to draw me back to this game. The only weapon I've yet to obtain with said rating is the Kazo TRG sniper rifle, and I intend to keep coming back until I've found a way. There's always a way. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2013
    Not only is this the best Hitman game in the series, it's one of the best games ever created. (And i've been gaming since gaming began) This is in my top 3 games of all time, it's a masterpiece. Expand
  4. Tazz
    Jul 1, 2006
    I've only played the first few missions, already got silent assasin. It is the same ole game but I dig the way you can complete a mission without carrying a gun or blow everyone away. There are always clues on how to finish a mission but you do have to be patient. They should try for Co-Op (maybe online) to really show what the hitman series can do. Great game so far. Expand
  5. VersemS.
    Jun 26, 2007
    When I first played it, the gameplay was good but the graphics are disturbing! if you ignore the graphics for a second you can see that this game brings a big package of fun. From sliding down pipes and tugging a fiber wire around some poor souls throat there are many ways you can be the perfect silent assassin. Expand
  6. FrederickC.
    Jul 9, 2006
    sad. very sad about the game, because i can not understand why such a great game as hitman 2 was ,, now has not more to offer but the same, , the graphics are poor, and in general a returned the game and got me again hitman 2 , I preffer to keep a little old game.. . but great hours of fun.,,eidos need to work hard in the next one. Expand
  7. JackJ.
    May 30, 2006
    Terrible, atrocious excuse for a game. No saving, bugs, crashes, horrible load times, wretched performance... and "hitman" looking like that night club bouncer that calls himself "vin diesel" these days. Expand

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