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  • Summary: Hitman: Contracts takes you into the mind of Agent 47, the most ruthlessly efficient contract killer in history. The game begins in Paris as Agent 47 finds himself wounded and trapped in what is a dangerous situation, even for him. Hitman: Contracts explores the dark psychology of killingHitman: Contracts takes you into the mind of Agent 47, the most ruthlessly efficient contract killer in history. The game begins in Paris as Agent 47 finds himself wounded and trapped in what is a dangerous situation, even for him. Hitman: Contracts explores the dark psychology of killing for a living and promises to be the darkest, most disturbing episode in the series. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 90
    Elaborate levels and the multiple paths you can take to solve them go a long way in making you forget about the lack of narrative element.
  2. It wasn’t landmark on any level, but it can compete with the current PC action big boys.
  3. From the story angle alone Hitman: Contracts is a worthy addition to the series, and will particularly entertain fans of the franchise who’ve played both the predecessors. That said it’s certainly time for some innovation.
  4. 75
    If you're looking for some stealth gameplay in a sandbox environment, this is a great beginner's course into the world of Agent 47. If, however, you're expecting something as revolutionary as the multiplayer in "Pandora Tomorrow," or the high polish of "Snake Eater," this isn't for you.
  5. Missions are short, but the trial-and-error of finding out how to accomplish each one compensates for it.
  6. Edge Magazine
    70
    The picaresque form allows the levels to function as discreet puzzles rather than as parts of a story arc: the objective remains pure and always the same. The obstacles and methods open to you are what change, and it's in these areas that Contracts has both expanded and improved. [June 2004, p.103]
  7. 60
    Typical sneak/shoot-'em-up action that relies too heavily on remade content and brittle gameplay. Although it was novel four years ago, games have come much farther than this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    The third game in the Hitman series this game has a much darker tone to it than the other games
    Hitman games before it. You can truly explore
    The third game in the Hitman series this game has a much darker tone to it than the other games
    Hitman games before it. You can truly explore the dark underworld of a contract killer.
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  2. Jul 21, 2020
    10
    The best one from the Series!
    The physics are Brilliant , (one reason for me finishing this game 15 times so far).
    The soundtrack it's very
    The best one from the Series!
    The physics are Brilliant , (one reason for me finishing this game 15 times so far).
    The soundtrack it's very good.
    It's a dark atmosphere.
    Guns are well made , maybe too good recoil.
    The shooting is so satisfying.
    The levels from Traditions of Trade (7) to Lee Hong Assassination (11) are just the Remastered version of the levels from Hitman Codename 47, Tho some of them more simplistic or with more details.
    It is also known for the Secret Ghost in the Hotel.

    There should have been more levels or fan made levels, or more games with this type of physics.
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  3. Jun 26, 2018
    9
    My favourite in the Hitman series, due to the dark and gloomy atmosphere, a bit unusual, but perfectly fitting soundtrack and one the bestMy favourite in the Hitman series, due to the dark and gloomy atmosphere, a bit unusual, but perfectly fitting soundtrack and one the best designed levels in the whole franchise. Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2013
    8
    This game is such intense and scary that I could get away from the screen.
    However, not everything is positive. Unfortunately, the controls
    This game is such intense and scary that I could get away from the screen.
    However, not everything is positive. Unfortunately, the controls are terrible, almost uncontrollable!
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  5. Feb 12, 2018
    7
    Наименее удачная игра серии, выполненная в стиле нарезок флешбеков Хитмана, без какой-либо особой сюжетной связи.Наименее удачная игра серии, выполненная в стиле нарезок флешбеков Хитмана, без какой-либо особой сюжетной связи.
  6. Jul 16, 2013
    7
    the game is great but it hasn't developed so much than the one before it ,it is like an expansion for hitman two with better graphics somethe game is great but it hasn't developed so much than the one before it ,it is like an expansion for hitman two with better graphics some levels will take a long time to beat and some might take you less than 10 minutes in the end it a good game Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2012
    5
    Quite good game, but it doesn't have anything innovative from the previous one.
    Graphics are OK, performance not so much and gameplay is
    Quite good game, but it doesn't have anything innovative from the previous one.
    Graphics are OK, performance not so much and gameplay is good. The game is, probably, too much "dark" and "sad" for many gamers and many old-school Hitman players, since this is like a remake of the first Hitman, but it's a part of the plot...
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