Hitman: Blood Money Xbox 360

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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: 49 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. This episode has more depth than the two previous follow- ups, and its developer, IO Interactive, has introduced many intelligent refinements.
  2. 90
    Hitman: Blood Money accomplishes what it set out to do, improve on an already successful game formula with minor improvements that fans have been asking for. Both seasoned veterans and new comers to the series will take well to this game that tackles the world of contract killing, with a sadistic smile.
  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. Agent 47 has a slew of new moves at his disposal this time around. Combine that with the notoriety system and accidental death feature and you have a solid experience.
  5. 80
    There is a little more accessibility on all fronts, controls, AI behavior, and combat. The level design is consistently good, and each new level requires a smart, logical approach to beat it.
  6. 80
    Though all the elements are familiar, IO has polished them up and the end result is like a favorite dish: You know what it tastes like, but you're still looking forward to eating it.
  7. The gameplay can get glitchy, with flaws like jumpy video and bad physics and a point-of-view camera that sometimes shows bad angles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. mrHolmes
    Jul 13, 2007
    10
    The perfect assassination game. The AI is brilliant and there are tens of ways to eliminate each target. And the news papers after each The perfect assassination game. The AI is brilliant and there are tens of ways to eliminate each target. And the news papers after each mission are faun to read. Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2013
    10
    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) ThisNot 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
  3. janikous
    Aug 21, 2008
    10
    Intelligent game, that really does give you a huge range of options per mission. The guns blazing option is a big no-no on the higherIntelligent game, that really does give you a huge range of options per mission. The guns blazing option is a big no-no on the higher diffiulties, or even the later stages on the easiest difficulty - you have to consider every move carefully, who may stumble across the mess you make, will it benefit you to murder that person, can you just sneak by, dressed as a guard, or in one case, clown, instead.
    A must play.
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  4. Oct 9, 2012
    9
    Having played through the PC version countless times, I have to admit that the Xbox 360 version is by no means a lazy port like Hitman 2 wasHaving played through the PC version countless times, I have to admit that the Xbox 360 version is by no means a lazy port like Hitman 2 was for the PS2. If you're used to playing in 1920x1080 on PC you will be overwhelmed by the gigantic HUD and menus but other than that lower resolution, slightly worse framerate (although not major or impacting on gameplay, barely noticeable) and grainier, aliased textures and lighting, it's definitely a viable game for this platform. Controls are actually more suited to the controller and it seems like it's been designed for console because it doesn't control like an FPS-style third person where you can't look at your character. It is nice that they have kept the ability to go into first person by simply clicking the right analog stick. Best of all, it doesn't feel cheap or clunky at all, and can be useful and more fun if you want to rambo through some of the levels. Buttons are logically laid out, smooth and simple to pick up and adjust. If you've yet to try a Hitman game and you own an Xbox 360, this is by far the best place to start. It's the most accessible and most suited to 7th generation. It will please both veterans and newcomers alike. Expand
  5. Jan 16, 2014
    9
    This is a solid entry in the Hitman franchise, for me it's the only real Hitman game on the 360 as Absolution really took away the freedom ofThis is a solid entry in the Hitman franchise, for me it's the only real Hitman game on the 360 as Absolution really took away the freedom of previous titles. Blood Money sticks with the traditional style of open level gameplay where the possibilities to perform a hit are great in number because of the huge open maps and the choice between stealth and run and gun are still there, this is what gives it a 9. It fails on a ten by being a little too over the top in terms of wackiness (I'm thinking of the festival level where you have to kill people who are dressed as big bird and one of them even stands below a hanging piano but on the other hand I was impressed with the amount of NPC's on display during the level). The other reason this game falls short is the same problem that most Hitman games suffer from, the fact that the narrative is focused on 47 rather than his job or his victims, which is a much more interesting concept than a bland, bald murderer with interests in dressing up. Expand
  6. Ryencoke
    May 31, 2006
    8
    It's not a bad game, I don't think it's the best though. The graphics are fairly good. Gameplay in my opinion is a step-down It's not a bad game, I don't think it's the best though. The graphics are fairly good. Gameplay in my opinion is a step-down in the 'Hitman' series. Contracts was the best one out the series, this one. Just doesn't seem right. There is something about it that doesn't suit. The controllers do take some time to get used to. I am about 2 hours in now, and it doesn't have the same feel as the other games. I'd suggest renting before buying. Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2015
    3
    A fantastic concept wrapped in a thick layer of incompetence.. The level of mediocrity in display here is matched only by how frustrating theA fantastic concept wrapped in a thick layer of incompetence.. The level of mediocrity in display here is matched only by how frustrating the game actually is. I would literally be ashamed to have my name part of the credits. I wouldn't care that much normally, but the game has so much potential that it truly feels it deserved better; Starting with proper programmers. What a waste. Expand

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