Reviews for Hitman: Codename 47 Capsule

90

Classic!

Ackri | April 30, 2013 | See all Ackri's reviews »

This classic went ahead and redefined and reinvented a whole genre of stealth games. Even now the game is still very enjoyable as the core of the game is the game-play, not the visuals. If you are new to Hitman and played some of the newer games, you should definitely not miss out on this classic!

70

Dated Game But Still Fun

Nuxaider | March 26, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »

Hitman: Codename 47 is where it all started. In terms of mechanics, it feels clunky at times but still perfectly serviceable. Though this game was a masterpiece during its time, now we've been spoiled by better, more convenient game mechanics the later games offer. A.I. is poor by today's standards but are still smart enough to have a challenge. Overall, if you want to see where the Hitman franchise started, this is a worthy purchase.

75

Classic

Lekes | Jan. 8, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »

This game is a classic, even almost 13 years on, the graphics are dated but the gameplay still takes your breath away and leaves you thinking, whats happened to the gameplay today? Why has more effort been put into graphics whilst the gameplay gets left behind? Give me second rate graphics and Codename 47 state gameplay any day.

75

Classic game and assasinations

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

Ok so first thing - graphic is old but enjoyable, sound is ok, game is playable. Its fps and see from behind character.
Game concentrates you go and kill your contracts, how you do it is your choice and believe me it has MUCH OF CHOICES!!! Lots of good hours to play. In clear mind if you don't play Hitman before you Have too!!

79

The origin

DukePaul | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

This game is perfect if you want to know how the Hitman saga begun, this Codename 47 is the first game of the franchise and right now the price is very cheap, the graphics are outdated but the gameplay is still awesome, maybe it has some flaws like incredible smart AI or very hard difficulty but you can still the enjoy this fantastic stealh game.

90

Dont' trust the bold people!!

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

This game is amazing, one of the sleeper of its era. I remember playing it, and yes, it's hard, but that makes it even greater to finish. I love the story, with its twists. I don't understand the complaints about the missing save function, it made it even more genious! Yes, it was extremely frustrating to die right at the end, and having to start over, but it made everything far more intense and realistic. I am proud that Denmark has made something as great as this.

70

Dated but enjoyable

CJV | Nov. 6, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »

It's hard to think that the hitman franchise started about 12 years ago. It is one of the best stealth game franchises and with the new upcoming Hitman Absolution many of you may be trying to get into the series. Well, the game didn't properly aged well, it's mechanics feel a little dated, but the core concept and levels are still fun to play, and for such a low price I recommend anyone interested to give a try.

76

Agent 47

danteveli | Oct. 5, 2012 | See all danteveli's reviews »

Hitman was just epic move at the time. It blended stealth gameplay with much more options. The game was no longer about hiding from enemy. Now we could eliminate them in many ways that required tactics and ideas. Taking down enemies one after another and then dressing as them to move through checkpoint. To perform perfect undetectable assassination. We could also try run and gun approach but it wasn't easy like most of shooters. Sure the game didn't age to well with graphics and a bit awkward controls. On other hand the story is really interesting and some missions are climatic. For that price its worth checking out before going to more modern parts. Oh and I have to praise the really good music in this one.

60

Old but Gold

StewartX | Oct. 3, 2012 | See all StewartX's reviews »

This game is rather dated nowadays but there is still fun to be had. This is the first Hitman game and if you've never played any of these then now is a good time to get into it. The game style is a third person FPS in which you have multiple ways to take down an enemy, you can either stealth kill, Rambo kill or assassinate your targets via a wide range of options. Grab it while it is on sale! Gameplay: 7/10 Story: 6/10 Graphics: 4/10 Mulitplayer: No Overall: 60/100

78

A good game

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

This game is really hard. In every mission you must choose the right plan to take out your objective, but the AI is very good and make you angry. Graphic is good, but the game has some bug that can ruin your experience. For only 2 euro is a great deal, by the way, so try it by yourselves.

81

The hitman's first steps

Adanos | Sept. 4, 2012 | See all Adanos's reviews »

This game defeted the power of time. Only the graphic became outdated, the gameplay sometime still hard as rock.

This game isn't a headless shooter: first you must watch the location and the roots of the gurds, than plan how will you do the mission. Your plan not always will work.

The biggest negitve of the game is that you can't save and you only have 1 or 2 life in a map but the guards will regognize you still you don't change your uniform.

70

Hard and original action game

panz3r88 | July 31, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Hitman is the first chapter of a series of stealth action games. In each level you can choose various approaches to complete your objectives: you must use all 47 abilities and pay attention to enemy action to choose your playstyle. The game is fun but quite frustating: you can't save during a level and this is a big problem in particular in the last levels that are very long.The game isn't easy: usually if the enemy discover you before you kill the objective you will be killed in a few seconds.

70

The roots of a hallmark franchise starts here.

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

Waiting for Absolution and haven't played this one yet?

If you are interested in the gameplay and how it refined into the series we know today, start here. Although the game is really old, it has aged well enough to still warrant a playthrough to refresh your memory of the story.

If you can put aside the dated graphics and slightly different gameplay approach compared to it's sequels, give it a go.

80

The first of many great games.

ObsidianEagle | June 15, 2012 | See all ObsidianEagle's reviews »

The Hitman games are consistently good, and this is no different. the formula has barely changed since this game, and that's a good thing.

After you get past the old graphics and the horrific controls, this is a really good, and challenging, game. There is plenty of gameplay here to satisfy your needs, and you will just have a great experience with this

80

A classic that should not be forgotten

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

The Hitman series is one of few games of it's type out there. In Hitman you need to think. Running and gunning will just get you killed. You need to carefully plan out your operations, avoid detection and get your target without anyone knowing. It might seem tedious and overly hard to start with but perseverance and careful observation can get you a long way in this game.

The gameplay of Codename 47 involves many aspects. You can sneak around to avoid detection, you can knock out NPCs and steal their clothes to avoid notice or even better, get you access to areas that might be restricted. You can snipe enemies from afar with the iconic Walther WA2000, blast them away with shotguns/smg's, pop them from behind with a silenced custom Hardballer belonging to 47 or even garotte(the good old piano wire round the neck) them up close. How you take out your target is up to you, as long as you fulfill the contract and every level is desinged with multiple ways into buildings and paths to take to assassinate your target. It's non-linear level design at it's finest.

The games story revolves around 47 working as a contract killer of the highest caliber for a group known as the Agency taking out contracts. After a few of these some connections are noticed and it turns out all the contracts were from a single man, and that he and all 47s targets were related to 47s past in some way.

While the game is pretty old by todays standards it is still a great game and highly recommended to anyone who wants to try a thinking mans shooter.

80

Begining of agreat series

faraany3k | Aug. 24, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »

Hitman Series is always known as the most famous stealth-based titles ever created. Featuring an instant iconic protagonist Agent 47. A genetically enhanced super assassin . Instead of traditional shooting games or stealth games which focuses heavily on, hiding under the cover of dark and remain passive. Hitman is a more direct and action oriented stealth. We can blend in among our enemies and hunt our targets where they are least expecting. Hitman: Codename 47 was the first title in the series and establishes a lot of fundamental elements that set this franchise apart.

Game itself is far from perfect. Animations are buggy and some of the missions are broken and spankingly tough. Soundtrack of the game sets a dark and gritty tone for a great game. Graphics were great at the time of release but with time they look dated now, but still are acceptable. Shooting and movement mechanics are not upto modern standards as the game is very old now. But if you are a Hitman fan and still don't own the first title, Its really a shame. A must have for all stealth loving gamers.

82

most famous video games

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

Who does not know the charismatic Agent 47? If you want to know who is buying this game immediately. It begins in a field, where genetic experiments on humans. 47 is the mixing of the world's most important murderers. We escaped from there and start the hunt. Graphically, acceptable to the era, like the sound. Gameplay, few keys but you have to use your wits to kill our goal quietly without alarming those around. The game is difficult (especially the end), but necessary to know the history of this character.

94

The first of the incredible series!

newn | Aug. 9, 2011 | See all newn's reviews »

This is the first part of the incredible series of Hitman. This is one of the best parts in my opinion. You have to use a lot of tactics in all of these greatly interesting missions. The story is separated into each one of them.

You should buy this game if you like games for their gameplay, not for their graphics or sounds. These two things aren't really great, because the game is old. But the gameplay is truly something special. So if you like that - you should definitely get it. Though the game is not very long, but it's still worth the good time you can have while playing it.

80

The roots of a great series.

GAMERamble | Aug. 8, 2011 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »

Hitman: Codename 47 is a very unforgiving game so if you are not prepared to really put planning and effort into your kills you'll end up with a lot of frustration. The best part of the game is when everything just falls into place and you manage to execute the perfect kill. Of course this can take a lot of trial and error but the end result is worth it. Just remember that the visuals aren't going to blow you away.

80

Good creative start to the Hitman series

niniendowarrior | June 15, 2011 | See all niniendowarrior's reviews »

Hitman Codename: 47 is a unique stealth action game by IO Interactive that spawned the popular Hitman series. You play as an contract killer taken through different and sometimes, strange locales to take out targets as specified by the International Contract Agency.

Each mission is structured with a briefing section where the game details you environments and clues as to how to do carry on the objectives. How you do it is entirely up to you as you go through the list of weapons to purchase. Several of the levels are large and complicated and this is where the game challenges you to think about the method of killing to take. You can take on disguises, sneak and kill just about anyone you please, but your performance affects the pay off you receive.

When it works, Hitman is very engrossing in its environment and missions. This especially holds true on urban settings where 47 fits naturally. When the game deviates from it, the game ends up being a drag especially when the stages are large.

At the end of each mission, how cleanly you performed the kill is rewarded with cash that you use to purchase your equipments for your next kill. Hopefully, you had saved some money as any weapons you may have bought is discarded completely at the end of each mission, making it important to determine how well you spend your money.

Graphically, the game has aged and the cracks do show. It's not as sharp as its successors are. Body animations are weird and there's not a lot of nifty visual effects on display. The story of 47 is also incredibly difficult to follow, demanding you to pay attention to in-game details as well as its awkward story cutscenes. This game also demands a trial-and-error style of play as you tinker your solutions and figure out the logic as to how to kill your targets efficiently. Some people will definitely get turned off by the game's unforgiving nature, yet at the same time fulfilling the missions give a very satisfying feeling.

Hitman Codename 47 lays down the foundations to what has become a much beloved series. It also misses out on refinements that have gone down with each sequel. If you're looking for a refined version, you're best option would be to turn to Hitman Contracts. Those curious about how the series started will find this game good, if not really old.

80

A Good Start

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

This is the first game in the Hitman series, and the game I suggest everyone starts with - as long as they understand the game is over ten years old already, and that incredible advancements have been made since Codename 47. The main problem with this, the first Hitman game, is that many of the levels (especially the later ones, and a few in the middle taking place in the jungle) ignore what makes the gameplay so great, namely the silent and effective assassination of your target, in favour of simple gunplay. Played as a shooter, I wouldn't recommend Hitman to anyone. But played as it should - tactical, patient, silent - it's a true gem. That said, I still recommend Codename 47 to anyone interested in the series (if nothing else for the story, and the legendary final level!).

80

Preview of Silent Assassin

fearon | April 11, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »

Codename 47 - the first one of HItman series gives us hard action game, where shooting isn't a priority. In the first adventure we don't have so big non linear action. Even more - Codename 47 has one solution for each mission. But is this a disadvantage? Maybe nor - if we like shooting, we can do that without any penalties in game grade system. Best choice to start with Hitman series.

90

The best in the series

mikim | April 4, 2011 | See all mikim's reviews »

For me, Codename 47 is the best game in the Hitman series. It's the first one and the one with the most interesting missions. Graphics - of course - are not good, but honestly, I don't care, as much as I get fun from playing the game. Story is good, but only in each mission, overall it's average.

I'd propably be getting Blood Money to complete my Hitman experience. Experience, which is really great.