Hitman: Blood Money
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"Hitman: Blood Money brings together many of the best elements from the series" - AtomicGamer.com
"you’ll love planning intricate, devious, dastardly ways of killing your targets while keeping your anonymity and walking away in the confusion, no one the wiser to your actions." - GameChronicles.com
Sensing that he may be the next target, Agent 47 travels to America, where he prepares to Make a Killing. Hitman: Blood Money places gamers once again in the role of the world´s greatest assassin, Agent 47.
Assassin Rivalry: Agent 47 is up against a rival agency of assassins competing to take out high-priced targets and may even become the primary target himself. New Online Stat System allows players to post stats in a variety of different skills and feats. Compare and compete with other players around the world.
Rookie Training: New to the world of assassinations? New rookie mode and levels of difficulty will give you all the training needed.
Environmental Danger: Drop a priceless chandelier or use a remote bomb.
The all new accident system allows for more freedom in choosing the method for taking out the target.
Polished to a teeTerraBellum | April 19, 2015 | See all TerraBellum's reviews »
Blood Money is an excellent title in the Hitman series, with all the issues of prior games smoothly ironed out and the mechanics all polished to a high standard. The clunky controls and interface have been much enhanced even if the changes are actually quite minor. The diversity in ways to approach your target have been greatly expanded, with every mission containing numerous ways to remove your hits. The stealth mechanics are enhanced, and, while the Blood Money system encourages and rewards stealth and going for that perfect rating, it still doesn't discourage playing through guns blazing. The customisation system for your weapons even caters to playing how you want, with a choice of upgrades for sheer power and health and others purely for stealth and silence.
It may not have the same aesthetic quality of Hitman 2's environments, which were massive and downright breathtaking, but the environments are still grand, hold great variety and really immerse you into each mission (as well as offer a variety of clever tactics that no other game has matched).
The new systems added to the game, be it hiding bodies or hiding yourself, or mechanics suited to breaking and entering like taking hostages, coupled with the far freer movement of the game, with any ledge, ladder, balcony or even pipe able to be traversed really adds to the experience and the way you traverse each level, as do the variety of weaponry and gadgets and the open nature of each space in the game.
If you were to only play one game in the series, it should be this one. Be creative and you'll find a wealth of ways to deal with your hits and be immensely rewarded when you get in and out without even a hint of suspicion.
High-point of the seriesLSD | Dec. 20, 2014 | See all LSD's reviews »
Blood Money is definitely the high-point of the Hitman series. The difficulty is severely reduced in comparison to previous titles, but everything else is a major improvement. The locations are more life-like, and much more open-ended in how you can complete your goals. There's such a huge variety of weapons, 5 of which can be customised with around 20 upgrades per weapon.
As said though, the difficulty has been severely ramped down. Things like sneak movement speed have been increased to the point that you're much faster than any enemy's movement speed (making sneak kills super-easy).
It's still one of the best stealth games released, and nothing has ever come close since (with recent "stealth" games being closer to third person shooters than stealth games).
Hitman: Play your way.aaronp1258 | Nov. 7, 2014 | See all aaronp1258's reviews »
This game is epic. Everything about it makes you feel like you are in the moment and can create great intensity and is definitely the best one in the series, even better than absolution. There are so many ways to kill your targets in each game and its all about how creative you want to be.
best hitmanmadm0x | Oct. 14, 2014 | See all madm0x's reviews »
This is without a doubt the best hitman game of the series. Every level feels original and well made. If you wanna get the highest rank on ever mission, it requires genuine skill and attention to detail. And the hidden easter eggs in almost ever level are hillarious like the mouse fight club easter egg on the opera level.
Best of the BestObsessor | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
The title sums it up. This is, officially, the best Hitman game ever created. Why? The freedom lads. You have many and more ways to complete every assassination. Every time you get a new job, you're dropped into a huge level, where it;s your wits vs the enemies. From indiscriminate slaughter to being an invisible hand that nudges and pushes unsuspecting victims into "accidental deaths." And that mind blowing ending... 100/100 isn't enough.