Hitman: Codename 47
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"Hitman is a fantastic title that dares to be a bit different." - Eurogamer.net
Hitman: Codename 47 is a revolutionary third-person action adventure that combines a strong mix of stealth, strategy and shooting.
Taking control of a ‘Hitman’, the player has to carry out ‘hits’ on a number of high-powered adversaries all set within intricately detailed 3D environments. At first the ‘Hitman’ thinks he is carrying out orders for his usual underground agency, but in fact he is being used to clean up the traces of a genetic scientist’s revolutionary experiments of which the ‘Hitman’ himself was a prototype. As the game progresses, the player will start to piece his past together and realise that he is the next target.
Advanced graphics engine allows the construction of some of the most intricate environments ever seen in a computer game.
Over 80 individually modelled characters.
Never seen before levels of interaction and physical manipulation of characters and objects.
Advanced enemy AI. Foes can see, hear, speak, interact with environments and co-ordinate actions with other characters.
More than 20 realistically modelled and textured locations that are architecturally correct.
A trip down memory laneIamRisKz | Sept. 29, 2015 | See all IamRisKz's reviews »
While this original game in the Hitman franchise isn't as impressive in terms of the graphics, sound quality and gameplay quality that many have come accustom to in the later releases. It does serve as a good starting point for the series and does allow you to enjoy and truly appreciate how far this series has come. Although I did find that there were a few issues in terms of not quite knowing what to do in certain situations, a couple of trial and error runs of missions did find me eventually finding out how to overcome these situations.
The one with started a legendary franchisegamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »
A great game, with a great challenge a good plot and loads of fun. While it is old and by far the least polished of this series, this is still one of the best Stealth games out there. a highly recommended game of a highly recommended series.
Decent startsycomantis1991 | May 26, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
This game definitely feels like the later mroe successful hitman games. It has the stealth, the personality, the huge Thief-like environments, etc. Where it's lacking is control and difficulty. You have to be nearly perfect to make progress, which is impossible when you can barely control your own actions. It's a good setup, but it was much better executed later on.
Who would know?PlayTyrant | May 8, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
At first, this game was unknown to me. I played newer ones, played this after. It was, of course, rudimentary in terms of graphics, sound, etc. but it was great knowing the roots. The guards shoot you when you're spotted though, so be careful! Also, the stealth is rather rudimentary too, but it's fully enjoyable. Play this game!
You can't feel this game age while playing it.smilzoboboz | March 17, 2015 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »
Hitman: Codename 47 is the first title of the wonderful hitman series and when it was released 15 years ago it was also probably the first of its genre, since Thief, even if stealth too, almost lacked the FPS part. This first title of the hitman saga is the one that differentiate the most among them: it's fairly easy to camouflage and there's no breath simulation while aiming but also this is the one that gives you most freedom of choice. Almost every mission can be completed in 3~5 slightly different ways. Gameplay aside, the plot is extremely intriguing, graphics are amazing (for a year 2000 title) and music matches 100% the game, sadly voice acting (At least Italian one) is really bad. Mission settings are extremely detailed and pervasive and, most of all, you have time to carefully plan and carry out your assassinations. Ah, you can't save during missions, this is just awesome if you ask me. I'm a huge fan of games that force you to think carefully before doing things. There's a reason if this niche game ended up being one of the most successful videogame series of all time. You won't regret buying it, even after 15 years, worth every penny.