Reviews for Hitman: Blood Money Capsule

100

Intriguing game

jimsteryo2 | May 3, 2013 | See all jimsteryo2's reviews »

Excellent game, but only those with patience and a brain should play. For those that are just looking to shoot things up, you may find the game difficult. For those of you used to playing Splinter Cell, you may find this game to be a little linear. For those of you with an open mind and a little background in the Hitman series, there's plenty of replay value. You can keep going back to try a different way to accomplish a mission. There are 2 major ways to accomplish a mission: A sneaky, your-own-way sort of approach, and then there's the cool way: For example, in one level, few players realize this, but the huge chandelier above the theater can be "detached" from it's winch. A carefully timed explosion at the top can cause the chandelier to crush your target, leaving minimal evidence behind. Try it sometime!

87

Simply Awesome

ravestar | May 1, 2013 | See all ravestar's reviews »

This is my first Hitman experience after hearing all the hype about the series, I was pleasantly thrilled. This game play better than it looks, it's an engaging experience once you are the player.

The main fun is that you can murder the targets in many ways, which bring variety and replay value. There's a stealth and disguise system, which adds abit of strategy to the setup.

The mechanics are definitely the biggest improvement based on videos I seen, every action just look smoother compared to earlier games.

The graphics are good even by today's standard. You won't be blown away but it's still comfortable to look at. The soundtrack is pretty cool, helping to enhance the atmosphere as you sneak around.

The only weakness would be that the overall story is not the greatest. It's basically a ,mission to mission structure. However the missions are so fun and well designed that you'll won't care.

Overall I recommend this game, if you like sandbox open world types games where you can explore and be open ended.

85

Old But Still Golden

Nuxaider | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »

Hitman: Blood Money is easily considered the best Hitman game in the series, and with good reason. It takes all the pros in previous games and puts it all in one complete package.

Graphics: Compared to today's standards, Blood Money looks mediocre. Even at the highest settings, it looks just "OK." There seems to be some issue with the visuals in first-person mode: in third-person, everything looks smooth and crisp while in first-person, it will usually look blurry and paler. Strangely, this seems to only affect certain areas. As for the cutscenes, they are simply put, awful looking. All the blur and paleness of the first-person mode is amplified along with jagged edges that really are somewhat cringe worthy to look at. Keep in mind that they don't ruin the game, but they are perfectly acceptable and the gameplay more than makes up for decent graphics.

Story: Though the story is interesting and is motivation to keep you going forward, this is not the selling point of the game. The game is told in sequences of flashbacks where you play as Agent 47 in those scenarios. The story won't be winning any awards, but it'll be enough to pique your interest.

Music: The music in this game is simply beautiful. The music ranges from ambiances to combat themes that are thrilling and emotional. When the music plays when you've been caught, your blood pumps as you run for your life or blast them away with your weapon(s) of choice. Overall, awesome soundtrack.

Gameplay: Now this is the meat and potatoes of this game. The concept is simple; Here's Agent 47, here's the area that the target(s) is/are in, kill them however you see fit. This simplistic yet open gameplay is the key to Blood Money's success. There are numerous ways to take out your target, either by creating an "accident" kill, poison their drink, choking them with fiber wire, or just simply shooting them. Also, the number of ways to actually get to your target add to the openness of the game.

That being said however, there are flaws in the game. Disguises are rather overpowered in this game, dressing up as a police officer or as a guard and being able to walk anywhere without being suspected is ridiculous. The only way they'll get suspicious is if you are in an unrestricted area, are standing next to another guard of the same type (cop to cop), dragging a body, or shooting an unsilenced gun.

Also, this game is mostly trial and error. I understand that the developers want you to learn from each playthrough but it is frustrating to die or become suspicious when the game tells you nothing. Also, whenever the game does give you hints, it's of your targets (which if it's your first time playing you wouldn't know) doing normal things like drinking a beer or singing on stage. All it does is leave you wondering, "Why is this important to me?"

Hitman: Blood Money is overall an amazing game and though is it aged and it does have its flaws, is definitely worth the purchase.

72

Something you should try.

JMJqueseyo | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all JMJqueseyo's reviews »

Kill people for money use that money to buy guns or stuff for guns or gear to kill your people more creatively or silently collect weapons from enemies and use them in the next hits or previous to make your rating higher and a bonus mission at the end. This game is made for stealth but that takes time you could just come in and leave no witnesses alive and complete it. It has lots of re-playability but not endless(even though killing people differently every time is fun) it has multiple difficulties. So get it if you want to play something outside your comfort zone.

90

Absolutely Amazing

DeweyDTruman | Jan. 20, 2013 | See all DeweyDTruman's reviews »

I am not a man who plays a lot of stealth-based games. I can't even get into the Metal Gear Solid series regardless of how many times I've tried to start it. That said, Blood Money is an amazingly fun title to play. Sneaking from one area to the next without being caught is an exciting and challenging task, and unlike some games you only have seven saves (less on higher difficulties) to make it from the beginning to the end of a level. You have to take advantage of everything to defeat an enemy, and wonderfully enough you can kill your target in a number of ways. Don't want to shoot your target? No matter, inject his drink with poison. Or detonate a bomb in his general area. Or snap his neck. All of the levels feel like they have some serious heart put into them, and all ask you to accomplish your goal in dozens of different ways. I'd highly recommend this not only to stealth fans but just people who like video games at all.

90

Frustrating Satisfying!

cid_ix | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all cid_ix's reviews »

The game can get you frustrated at times. Ok, many times. It's only because so many things can potentially go wrong in your assassination plan. It is so satisfying when you've executed the plan perfectly though.

There is one level on a boat where it's hair-pulling-ly hard though, the other levels are well designed and encourage multiple playthroughs to experiment different ways of killing your targets.

It's basically a Hitman playground: you can charge in guns-blazing and find it fun, or you can find the perfect disguise and sneak past everyone and stab that needle in your target. How creative can you get?

95

Pinnacle of excellence

thefinalhope | Dec. 24, 2012 | See all thefinalhope's reviews »

Blood Money is hands down, without any doubt whatsoever, one of the best stealth games ever crafted, and EASILY the best Hitman game in the series.

Blood Money manages to flawlessly make the game accessible while at the same time making it meticulously deep.

Map design steals the show here. The maps in Hitman are all open sandbox levels that are still unmatched in excellence. It's a simple concept - you have target/s, and they drop you into a perfect sized map and the rest is up to you. Maps are large (but not huge, to the point where there are areas that are useless) and usually multileveled which provides so many options in how to eliminate your targets.

You get to choose your arsenal. Want to go to that Vegas suite on the 3rd floor to snipe the target when he goes out for a smoke in his balcony suite? You can do that. Did you want to poison your targets drink and watch him die slowly? Or maybe you just want to garrote him as he uses the washroom. The options are endless and all strategies are viable.

Mechanically, the game plays smooth. There are some aspects that are a bit clunky, such as the first person mode and the hand to hand combat, but besides that, the game feels great and responsive to play. It's very rewarding to see your planning play out flawlessly and see your mayhem.

Jesper Kyd's score also deserves recognition. One of the best video game scores of this generation easily. It immerses, haunts and does everything you would expect. It makes you feel like a Hitman.

With all this being said there are issues with the game, but they are so easily overshadowed by everything else the game has to offer. As mentioned, the first person mode doesn't look very good, but that's always been an afterthought in the series. The story also takes a hit, it's there and it's interesting, but it's not the main feature of the game. The game is also short, but the re playability options are endless. Visually, it's also not a looker but again, the visuals are perfectly acceptable.

Blood Money has consistently made me reinstall and replay over the years. No game since has offered this quality of map design.

This is a MUST PLAY for all gamers. Stealth gamers will love and cherish this game for years and years to come.

93

The best game of its franchise (for now)

abelfs | Dec. 17, 2012 | See all abelfs's reviews »

The first Hitman was great but since then IO have been improving its formula. The first thing that I love above all of its predecessors is its story. You have just to watch the main menu and its first video to understand that you are in the deepest, personal and darkest adventure of Agent 47. The rest of the gameplay is just improved due to the advances in the technology. If you enjoyed (or not) the older Hitmans, you will love it

90

Amazing and Hilarious

ZeeFreeman | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all ZeeFreeman's reviews »

I love the creative ways that you can kill your targets, it all comes down to the style that you like to play, something that doesn't happen very often anymore. The weapons (especially when silenced) can create a bit of an overpowered atmosphere, but a hilarious one at that. The selection of said weapons is nice, in addition to the non-upgradable ones you can get during missions. A true gem of a game, I'd recommend it for those who love freedom and murder.

85

The perfect Hitman.

DukePaul | Oct. 17, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

Blood Money is the best experience in the Hitman series, the gameplay feels very polished and not clunky like the previous games.

The levels are like mini sandboxes, you can do what you want in them to kill the objectives, you can choose to be a silent assassin without witnesses and kills must be like accidents or you can get your weapon and shoot everybody like an action movie.

I prefer the stealth way and see the enemies saying "what the hell happened here?" it is very fun and also the rewards for that are better.

The game is a little old but the graphics still looking good also for the sound I like a lot the main theme.

If you are looking for a prelude of Hitman: Absolotion, buy this game.

84

Better than Thief

das_regal | Oct. 11, 2012 | See all das_regal's reviews »

Each level a sandbox with a demented goal. You are free to do what you want to pursue your assassination target, and the options are varied. If you want to be stealthy, you can. If you want to shoot everything that moves, that's an option as well. However, the game is at its best when you are at your most creative as that truly highlights the level of flexibility that has been built into this game.

The graphics are still passable in this fun title, even now years later. The sound work remains masterful, and I really enjoy the little touches of character here and there. Blood Money even features a halfway decent plot (with a killer ending, you're gonna love it).

This is worth a buy, especially at this price.

85

The assasain game that all stealth players need to play.

fable2 | Oct. 10, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »

Hitman: Blood Money is an impressive improvement of the 3 other games in it series, graphics and gameplay wise. This is a single-player game only with no game add-ons available. Their are many creative missions in which you have to assasinate a particular person or people. Their are 2 ways to complete levels, guns blazing or the stealth way. The game is not as fun when you go in guns blazing. The stealth way makes mission longer, more exciting, and challenging. If your stealthy, their are many possiblee ways to kill your target without getting caught by camera, secruity, or civilians. Also the ability to disguise your self as an important person, depending were the location is. Weapon customization is really big in this game with the possibilities of using the weapons you find in missions. Another feature I'm impresssed with was being able to switch from first-person to third-person. Overall, its a very well put to together game and I recommend it to all types of shooter fans.

85

Best Hitman game

dark2025 | Sept. 26, 2012 | See all dark2025's reviews »

This game is all about killing people - very specific people. Kill them and escape to win the level. Sounds kind of easy, but it's actually more complicated. Sure you can probably go in and kill everyone, but it's probably going to cost you your life too. To win (and have the best outcome), you must be stealthy and kill your targets without witnesses, ideally making them look like accidents, like maybe something heavy fell on them 'by chance', or maybe they 'fell' over a balcony.

It's a very unique stealth FPS that is very fun to play and to figure out how to accomplish your goals in the best way possible. Very much recommended!

90

Genius, stealth at its finest

brandonl | Sept. 12, 2012 | See all brandonl's reviews »

The game follows a level-by-level system. You start off in an area, you have a task to murder some people, and you can do it in any way you want. The ideal way would be never getting caught, killing no innocent civilians, you can even make the murder look like an accident. The stealth isnt "Hiding in the shadows" or anything, it's ranges from just not getting seen, or changing your outfit to make yourself look like an employee, to much more. If you love stealth games, you gotta try this

90

Good game

Zinzun | Sept. 5, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »

Hitman 3 is way to easy respect the first two. Now you can visit the level so you can choose the right way to kill your targets, there are multiple difficulty level so anyone can finish the game, you can interact with the enviroment...best starting point of this saga!

84

Finally, stealth done right

Cooberstooge | Aug. 30, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

You really can't go wrong with the Hitman games, and Blood Money is without a doubt the best of the bunch. There's just so many ways to complete a contract, whether it be via your stereotypical shot to the head, or the more creative "accident" and/or poisoning, and the more original your method, the higher your score.

Hitman: BM is like the Deus Ex series in many ways, simply because you have freedom of choice on how to approach your objectives, and this fact alone puts it miles ahead of anything else in the field. Creating noise is a big no-no, and tossing unfortunate folks from the wrong balcony at the wrong time can get you discovered right quick. The guns blazing approach, while often fun, is usually the worst choice in most missions, and really leads to a rather boring experience, in my opinion.

Graphically, the game still looks good, even at the age it is now. All the various settings are well-detailed, and exploring a new locale is half the fun of every game. The one ding I can put against my score of it is that I've noticed the widescreen resolution seems to result in stretching on my monitor, and changing the aspect ratio fails to fix it - not a big deal, but it's a little irritating in any case.

If you're a fan of stealth shooters which let you choose your own way, I say definitely give Hitman: Blood Money a look - you won't be sorry.

90

A game without limits!

Dagexon | Aug. 22, 2012 | See all Dagexon's reviews »

This game lets you explore all the levels so freely, you could choose to blow your cover a couple of times in a mission in order to take your targets out quickly or what you could do is (what most people do) try and take out your targets with 100% stealth. This may sound like you only have two options on how to take out your targets but really, that couldn't be further from the truth. You have a wide variety of weapons and an awesome accident system that lets you take out enemies through means that make the kills look like accidents. The only way this game limits you is the fact that it's linear but most games are so don't complain...Now buy it!!!

72

Silent Assassin!

maciej2601 | Aug. 12, 2012 | See all maciej2601's reviews »

Hitman Blood Money (podobnie jak poprzednie części) opowiada o płatnym łysym zabójcy z kodem kreskowym na bani! Zabija on swoje ofiary przy pomocy kilkunastu rodzajów broni od struny fortepianowej do potężnej snajperki! Krew się leje i wogóle jest to fajna strzelanka nawalanka

91

Amazing game

tichimu616 | Aug. 10, 2012 | See all tichimu616's reviews »

I've had so much fun with this game. Many ways to get through the missions,so many possibilities.

If you like stealth games,this is a must have game.

92

Freedom in play

angopatango | Aug. 8, 2012 | See all angopatango's reviews »

As soon as a game gives you the opportunity to Nail Gun someone in the face it's a done deal. Hitman exhibits the greatest part of any gaming experience, freedom. The shear amount of ways a player can complete a mission is what makes Hitman unique and also very replayable. It also presents you with the dream of obtaining the perfect "Silent Assassin" rating which proves your dominance and experience as an assassinl

87

A great stealth action game and the best of the series!

gecko92 | July 24, 2012 | See all gecko92's reviews »

Hitman Blood Money is not a shooter full of action, guns and explosions. In fact, in order to achieve better grades, you should avoid shooting and making noise and you should kill your targets without leaving any trace of your actions. There are lots of different ways to complete your mission and the choice is always up to you. You could make it look like an accident (and get the best grades) or just put a bullet in your target's head (and get the worst grades). You can use many disguises to enter restricted areas, you can poison food, snipe people, push them over a balcony, plant mines, etc... This game is great because of this: it gives you the freedom to complete the mission the way you want, but it's a great challenge to kill without leaving traces, and you'll want to play the game again to perfect your scores. Totally recommended to stealth fans and everyone else.

96

The best stealth game ever, period.

setoraven | July 21, 2012 | See all setoraven's reviews »

This is the pinnacle of stealth games, it's not just the way 47 can dispatch the targets in a million ways on every mission, it's also the attention to details. For example, on the level were you're supposed to kill the mob informant, you can kill his wife first by dousing the barbeque grill with a lot of benzine and make her burst in flames, then when the guards are distracted by the "accident", you go and you choke that bastard until he stops moving.

There are literally dozens of ways to finish every level, and the creativity put on every single mission is what makes this game not only my favorite stealth game, but also one of my favorite games ever, buy it, you won't regret it.

94

A must have if you love stealth games

panz3r88 | July 20, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Hitman Blood Money is a great stealth game. The gameplay is the best element of this third person action game: during the mission there isn't only one way to complete your objectives,you can select between many alternatives. This is a stealth game, so you can't take your weapon and simply shoot like in some FPS, but you must always plan your actions after you have seen how the enemy moves. With this system you can play each mission in many different ways and the longevity of the title is increased. In Hitman Blood Money there is a new element not present in the previous title: there is a notoriety system that links the various mission. For example if you get caugth by a videocamera in a mission, in the following one the notoriety of 47 is increased and the enemies will identify easily him.

90

Best Hitman of all the series

StewartX | July 4, 2012 | See all StewartX's reviews »

Wow, if you have some cash to spare check out Hitman Blood Money. In my opinion the best game of the series. Keep in mind that this game was released in 2006 so could look a little dated but gameplay is second to none. You can either stealth it out or go full Rambo, the choice is yours. Plus there always seems an endless number of ways to kill your target, from just running up and gunning him/her down to using elaborate traps (I.E. rigging explosives to a rope holding a barrel then throwing coins below to attract the target, waiting for the right moment and setting off the bomb and watch a ton of barrels crush your target). Oh, so much fun.

With Hitman Absolution about to be released why not jump into Blood Money now and see what makes a game great.

Agent 47 approaches the front gate guard. Gangster: What the * you lookin' at, cracker? Agent 47: I'm here to see Joseph Clarence. Gangster: Never heard of him. Agent 47: Mr. Swing King. Gangster: Oh, that sorry * *... What the ** they call you? Agent 47: Names are for friends...so I don't need one.

100

One of the funnest stealth games I've played

HellOnWheels357 | June 27, 2012 | See all HellOnWheels357's reviews »

I love non-linear stealth gameplay, and this game is packed with it. You do the missions at your own pace and with your own style, and it's never the same mission twice. Just like Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, this is a game I will never stop playing, as soon as I'm unfamiliar with the levels I go back and play it again. I haven't found a game to date in this genre that's as good as this one.

That's why I've preordered Hitman Absolution.

79

An interresting experience

simonsix | June 18, 2012 | See all simonsix's reviews »

an interesting experience with its flaws, but the gameplay makes up for it. once you figure it out, you can go through the white house mission without using anything more than the fibrewire. As you progress you can get access to better upgrades for your weapons, and you are able to replay past levels with your upgrades. You're not going to be disappointed.

87

All mourn his loss, but hopefully his return

kalil | April 24, 2012 | See all kalil's reviews »

After the line of improvement had been leading the Hitman saga, it was expected that the latter could give as much cannabis as the other three, and I think have been very few disappointments. The AI ​​system, is what seems to have had the biggest improvements with the graphics engine, and finally a story that is not based only on the murders, the extra peridisticos were very entertaining.

To improve the skills of players who were involved in killing everyone while it was not against the objective, this game has made us get involved much in the role of a hired murderer, first because to do that and survive is inconsistent in almost every mission, and also the more silent we charge more money, more progress we can get.

And above all the variety of missions. It's amazing what you can change the landscape, people, goals .... in just a dozen missions. Still the end leaves many gans, and a myriad of take out the sequel soon.

86

Best Hitman game to date!

acare84 | Nov. 16, 2011 | See all acare84's reviews »

Hitman: Bloody Money is simply the best Hitman to date. It has a really epic story and musics from Jesper Kyd is really awesome. I finished the game 3 years ago but still remember the every second of this game because it is epic. If you like stealth action games you should get this game quickly because it is the masterpiece of the series. Also new Hitman game is coming on 2012, buy this and prepare for the next game you won't regret.

90

Balconies, the silent killer

jojot | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all jojot's reviews »

Blood money is by far the best game in the series to date. Everything that could be improved upon was. It is not possible to have pretty much every target die from an "accident", the most entertaining of these is to simply push them off a balcony. There is also a part where you get to knock out one of those annoying yippy toy dogs by feeding it a hot dog laced with sedatives. Another stand out was replacing a fake gun for a stage production with a real gun and having one of the actors shoot the target for real on stage. This game is by far the most free roam of all the series so far and it greatly increases the entertainment factor, creative assassinations are bar far more rewarding.

I highly recommend this entry in the series to any fans who have yet to pick it up, or as an entry point to new fans if they are unsure about investing in the early entries.

92

Incredible

Mondu | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all Mondu's reviews »

Hitman is a game like no other. Offering a unique stealth experience you will be faced with several different ways to finish each objective and there's no denying that you will be changing your tactics after several deaths after trying another method. The game is challenging, but once you finally workout a fool-proof plan, you will be satisfied as each piece of the puzzle falls into place and you relish the feeling as you finish the mission - novice turned master assassin.

The story is engrossing, the gameplay is fun and you will more than likely play through the missions several times trying alternate routes or trying to get through even more smoothly than before.

Hitman: Blood Money is a game which should be in everyones game library.

90

Magnificent

insaniak | Aug. 31, 2011 | See all insaniak's reviews »

This game gives you every possible option. Wan't to dress up as a waiter or cook and poison your targets food? How about putting a bomb in something and having them find it? You can choose to carry out each of your contracts however you want. Sneaking around and painstakingly assassinating someone without leaving a trace, or turning the whole thing into a bloodbath its totally up to you. Perhaps the coolest part is that the game generates a newspaper front page based on your target. If you carried off the assassination perfectly they won't even mention you there. If you killed everyone the paper will talk about a deranged madman. Get a lot of head shots and they will talk about the fact that a trained gunman was on the scene. It's something I've never seen in another game.

85

Identity Stealth At Its Best!

GMGReviewer | Aug. 26, 2011 | See all GMGReviewer's reviews »

There's no any other stealth game like Hitman, especially Hitman Blood Money which is the best in its series.

Let me get this out first, the game is a very challenging even on normal. Don't expect to breeze through it in one playthrough.

Unlike other stealth game, Hitman Blood Money isn't your average hide in the dark and stealth kill an enemy. It stands out from the rest by having you steal uniforms to change your identity.

You have a few tasks for each stage to do (the main task is to assassinate a certain person), but you don't just go straight to assassinating that person, you need to disable/enable items that are in the way to complete that objective. For example, causing a distraction will make the target get up and out of his protected area.

There's many ways to eliminate a target, like poisoning their drink or shooting them. The A.I. is smart and there's all kind of freedom in the gameplay.

Despite, the incredible mechanical of the game, there are some issues that will bother players. The mapping of the keys have a steep learning curve, even though you can configure it, the keys will take awhile to get used to.

The other negative is the quick save is like a checkpoint system. So if you leave the mission, you have to start all over and missions aren't short. The game isn't short either.

Overall, Hitman Blood Money has an amazing sense of freedom and how the players want to accomplished each objective.

90

The best and most polished Hitman so far.

Xonus | Aug. 24, 2011 | See all Xonus's reviews »

An improvement on any previous Hitman game, in terms of different ways to complete missions, many different mission ratings depending on how you completed it, better AI, more weapons, and obviously better graphics.

The missions all take place in drastically different environments from one another, and include many different spots to interact with, different 'tiers' of clothes you can get to get access to more parts (like in previous Hitman games), and sometimes just areas that are nice to look at. The game can get very challenging if your goal is to reach Silent Assassin on every mission, although not quite as challenging as Hitman 2.

An added bonus is the soundtrack. It's simply amazing, as in most Hitman games, most tracks being really good ambient\modern classical\electronic and variations of those.

92

Spectacular addition to the series

Bungieware | Aug. 20, 2011 | See all Bungieware's reviews »

Blood Money improves on the first two games in so many way. Firstly, the level design is the awesome and the crowd control system really enhances the missions. They improved the sound system so that you have much better feedback on how visible you are to the AI. Again, the levels offer so much variety in how you can complete the assassinations. You can replay each one in so many different ways that it never really gets boring. They really improved the AI over the previous games, and it forces the player to think carefully about every move they make. The graphics aren't anything spectacular, and the textures are very low-res in places. But this doesn't detract from the fun you'll have playing this game. Player choice is a major focus this time around, and this only serves to immerse you deeper into the world of an assassin.

93

47: shelling that kills people, elegantly

dr_house95 | Aug. 19, 2011 | See all dr_house95's reviews »

For me, the best game in the series. Why? For everything. The story is very good, we will be trapping and take us to the same office of the president. The graphics are also very good, all the NPCs have a single model, all scenarios are very realistic. Sound good. Gameplay, simple but ingenious at the same time. We pass the levels shot, but it is not safe in the hardest difficulty, it is best to be a silent murderer, knowing how to make the environment. In addition there are multiple ways to get the same level, thus increasing the hours of play to more than 10 hours. Finally, one of the best games I've played, highly recommended.

90

Best of all the Hitman games

RaTcHeT302 | Aug. 19, 2011 | See all RaTcHeT302's reviews »

Being an assassin was never so fun as in Hitman Blood Money. The game let's you play as Agent 47, the main protagonist of the story. Agent 47 will it receive targets that need to be brought down, sometimes even only for reveange. The players have many ways of taking care of the situtation, for example you could sneak behind a house a steal a cop's uniform to infiltrare in the villa or just go the Rambo way but the game rewards players for being Silent Assassins with more money. The game has a variety of weapons like sniper rifles, pistols, bombs, poison syringes and etc. The graphics are more colorfull than any other Hitman game but better looking too. The ambient music is great and it's always fitting in the game. For the current price you can get a lot of fun out of it.

92

The best Hitman experience until the next one comes

Cheh3x | Aug. 19, 2011 | See all Cheh3x's reviews »

Blood Money is by far the best Hitman game out of its previous iterations mainly because of the improvements they made from past titles, the graphics (it still doesn't look that bad when compared to the series past titles) and the gameplay. The AI is quite decent with a few quirks when you're playing at the highest difficulty like enemies getting suspicious and firing upon you even after passing by them in a disguise and when you haven't blown your cover. The customizable weapons are a nice feature along with the weapon collecting system. A recommended choice for those who like to be creative when playing their games

95

The best of Hitman

emperor20 | Aug. 15, 2011 | See all emperor20's reviews »

Add in a bunch of new techniques, make enemies not immediately see through your disguise if it fits the role, open up the environment for killing. You now have the best Hitman game of all time. Perform your kills with pistol whips, remote controlled bombs, or pushing people down stairs. Take advantage of a new weapons customization addition to make your guns a loud distraction or quiet enough for killing in a crowd without being seen.

90

Masterpiece!!

faraany3k | Aug. 15, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »

Hitman franchise is considered to be the first, which implemented stealth quite successfully. No need to sneak in the dark to get your kills anymore. You can all do that in broad daylight now Hitman lets you don a bald super assassin known only as 47. 47 has a slew of deadly but effective weaponry at his disposal, like his infamous piano wire or a sniper gun for all those sneaky kills. You are hired by a mysterious organization which sends you to all the remote places to get the job done.

Game's graphics are superb and some of the scenes really make you feel like a part of the game world. Music and sound effects are top notch. HITMAN is rare breed of games that actually makes you feel powerful and deadly. By no means game is perfect. It has its shortcomings in some AI behavior and collision detection. But those minor announces will not stop you from enjoying one of the best stealth based games to date. Buy it asap.

90

Great Game!

etnies | Aug. 2, 2011 | See all etnies's reviews »

This game is purely amazing. If you never played this before you are really missing out. This game has plenty of great missions that can be beaten is anyway you wish. There is no one way to beat a level. Its all up to your creativity and your style of play. Don't think this game is all about stealth, you can easily just run with your gun out and kill everything you see and still get the same enjoyable experience if you are not into stealth. For the price it is a great buy!

80

Very fun game

Quizn0s | July 9, 2011 | See all Quizn0s's reviews »

In Hitman: Blood Money, you are tasked with taking down a target, maybe a few. There are many ways of accomplishing this, because the level design is so spectacular. For example, you could detonate a bomb that would cause a chandelier to fall on someone's head, making it look like an accident. Or, you could poison a donut, killing him when he decides to get a snack. Or, you could just get up close and personal and strangle him with your fiber wire. The levels always have multiple ways to get to the target, involving disguises, picking locks, and sometimes just stealth. This is a great game that I recommend to anyone who likes planning out their moves.

85

Best game of Hitman

GAMEKINGZ | May 27, 2011 | See all GAMEKINGZ's reviews »

This game is one of the best games from the Hitman series , why well you can do alot more then the other ones. Also the graphics are better , so everything has more detail. Sometimes its really hard to find what you have to do , but its a game they need to be hard , otherwise you could play another game. I really would recommend this game if you haven't played any hitman in the past.

84

Hit the man

satyakun | May 25, 2011 | See all satyakun's reviews »

These game very good. Your take the role as an agent 47, a assassin that sent to eliminate other person. The gameplay is good, it's sandbox, but a little small. Each objective will take you to a new place. When you get the objective, its up to you how do you want to finish it. this game makes you thinking twice before taking an action. Do your best in completing each task/.Afterall, the point of this game is simple : assassinate them, or they will assassinate you.

91

The best game in the Hitman Series

simonsix | May 24, 2011 | See all simonsix's reviews »

In "Blood Money" you once again play as the silent assassin Mr. 47, the notorious contract killer who can complete any mission and eliminate every target. and you will be going for a wide verity of targets, from a washed up amusement park owner to drag lords and even other assassins like yourself.

In short, the game is satisfying, thrilling and challenging - exactly what you would expect from a game in the "Hitman" series.

89

Modern Hitman

Pskult | April 19, 2011 | See all Pskult's reviews »

As others have said, this Hitman is the most polished of them all, and for many who have started with this iteration going back to the earlier ones might feel like amputating a hand: there are just so many new features you start to miss, like the split-screen video used to show the movement of your targets or when a body is found, the sniper rifle in a suitcase, the upgradeable weapons, remote-controlled AP mines...the list goes on. And, naturally, the levels are very varied and inventive (in particular the Mardi Gras level, the Las Vegas hotel level and the AA clinic level really stuck to my mind), with multiple solutions, including a new "accident" mechanic whereby you can even leave the scene of the crime without anyone knowing a crime has even taken place.

That said, Blood Money is NOT the most challenging game of the Hitman series, and even if you're aiming for the perfect score (which now includes retrieving your suit and custom guns - a great addition) you shouldn't have too much trouble achieving it. In large part, this is because the AI is no longer suspicious of you when you're disguised: once you put on your security guard uniform, you can run around everywhere like a maniac and no-one will question you (even if you just ran out a second ago from a bathroom with a policeman you just strangled). This 'armor of anonymity' is the one unfortunate part of Blood Money, but perhaps it was necessary to allow for all the other additions. Either way, a very good buy!

90

The best Hitman

xtrench | April 13, 2011 | See all xtrench's reviews »

This is what the hitman fans were waiting for, all previous hitman games were building up to Hitman Blood Money. Each level in this game is a unique experience and venue and each assassination can be accomplished in a plethora of ways ranging from the homicidal way of shooting everything that moves to the most skilled silent assassin. The game ranks the player upon successful completion of the level and failure to be stealthy will raise your notoriety meter which will make it harder on your next assassination, reducing the meter is possible by bribing witnesses. In addition upon completion of your mission you get to read how well you did through a local newspaper. This game is a must play and replay!

90

Fabulous ending of Hitman saga

fearon | April 8, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »

What is Blood Money? It's everything, that was good in Silent Assassin and much more. I have problem, when I must to decide which part of the series is better. When sentiment decide, I choose second one, when everything else is in mind - Blood Money is better one. I think, it's the best recomendation, but when you're still unconvinced, I must add, that ending of this game is simply awesome. Really - you should play this game only for last minutes. You won't regret.

85

Excellent

steamisbetter | April 6, 2011 | See all steamisbetter's reviews »

This is my first and so far the only game I've played in the Hitman series. In short, you play as Agent 47 and are tasked to assassinate your target(s) in an everyday setting, such as a party or an opera house.

The game gives you plenty of freedom to assassinate your targets in any way you want to, but to achieve the Silent Assassin rating you are expected to play stealthily using disguises, sneaking, concealed weapons and using the environment to cause unfortunate "accidents".

Your targets usually follow a specific routine, which they will then repeat until you take them out. This gives you plenty of time to study the target and the environment they are in. Difficulty level determines the amount of saves you can make during a level, among a few other things.

I had fun time with this game, despite a few cases of "ghost witnesses" who somehow spotted me even when they shouldn't have. It's a great introduction to the genre and I'd recommend it to anyone who's even slightly interested by the premise.

95

Flaweless gem

keeveek | April 5, 2011 | See all keeveek's reviews »

One word: if you have this one, you don't have anything to look for in older parts of Hitman franchise. Blood money eats them for breakfast. Assasinating mission were never that satisfactory. Codename 47 has learned new moves, like hiding his gun behind his back, kicking and punching enemies, etc. etc. Missions are various, you will never be bored - from some richmen's villa with jaccuzzi, through countryside to the mardi gra's party on the streets and even the White House! Variety of missions is the mayor advantage of this game. Player can upgrade weapons to buy for example silencers, laser cross-hair pointers, larger cartridges and more! The new feature - "the fame" is also a good one - if you're working like a butcher, leaving many traces behind, soon you'll be much easier to recognized in further missions! So you have to stay quiet or forget about finishing missions like a pro. Strongly recommend.