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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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    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. 89
    Killing bad people for money without being noticed is still as enjoyable as ever.
  3. If you're a Hitman fan, Blood Money will make you fall in love all over again, and if you never dipped your toes in 47's particular brand of wetwork yet, the time has never been more ripe. [June 2006, p.74]
  4. A lot of people were disappointed with the last Hitman game. This one's better. Not by much, but it's more user-friendly, has had a slight visual upgrade and the plot and game settings are a big improvement over the lacklustre "Contracts." [June 2006, p.52]
  5. 80
    Depth way beyond that of any other action game released this year, sleek presentation and some of the best levels ever created in a video game.
  6. There's nothing radically new here, but it's got the best variety of missions and the best storyline of any of the Hitman titles.
  7. Once you become intimately familiar with the levels, Hitman becomes a lot of fun, and the game is practically made for infinite replayability. The problem is, getting to that point is so messy that it's more confusing than fun.

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Score distribution:
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  1. SeanM.
    Feb 24, 2007
    10
    Maybe the best game I've ever played, it's fun addicting and awesome, even after you beat the game you feel like beating it 50 more times!
  2. LJS.
    May 30, 2006
    10
    The hottest hitman game to date.
  3. OliverS.
    Jun 11, 2006
    10
    Hitman's blood money is the best installments in the series thues far, it has unprecedented amounts of fredom, your able to approach each level in almost limetless ways. Its' a viscarel satisfying experience that you simple must play. Expand
  4. MartinA.
    May 29, 2006
    9
    Never have i been so immersed in a Hitman game - Whilst the franchise has always had a unique gameplay - it's the storyline of Blood Money that will keep you interested. The controls have been widely improoved and performing various actions now feels streamlined and "right". The graphics too are quite impressive - even with todays standards. But as said, it's the storyline that will keep you comming back to this game... Over a series of extremely well designed assasinations a story of betrayal and plot unfolds in front of you - untill Mr. 47 must face an enemy that will stop at nothing to kill him. Does he make a slick escape? Will he attack this enemy? Or will he die trying? You'll have to play the game to find out. Expand
  5. RomanT.
    Jun 4, 2006
    9
    I kind of have some mixed feelings about this game. I don't think Blood Money was quite as good as Hitman 2, but it was not bad either. The story was interesting and the surprise ending was done pretty nicely. Graphics, sound, gameplay are all there and give this game greate look and feel. Missions were pretty interesting too, for most part. Some where too short, I thought. All locations are quite memorable too. I only wish this game was somewhat longer. With only 13 missions I finished it in 2 days. Hitman 2 had like a whopping 22, now that was awesome. Still, Hitman Blood Money is a great game that definitely deserves recognition. Collapse
  6. RichardH.
    May 31, 2006
    9
    Hitman: Blood Money is the best addition to the Hitman games. The levels are incredibly diverse, from a quiet suburb to the White House, even to retribution at your own funeral, it offers so much. The game is instantly replayable, with Silent Assassin ratings drawing you back into 47's world. The deaths are well laid out, and sometimes elaborate, with various methods of killing ypour target, meaning the levels are never the same. Hitman: Blood Money is a reinvigorating addition to the genre. Expand