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.
Start Of A Franchisechataolauj | Jan. 23, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This game is a pretty good game from it's time. Forget how the graphics look and just focus on the gameplay. There will be flaws here and there with the gameplay though. You can't really play how you want to play in this one as compared to the other Hitman games. In this one there are no non-lethal ways to take down a guard. You basically have to use stealth or kill them straight up. The stealth in this one isn't as good as the other one though. It's much more difficult to use stealth because guards shoot at you right when they notice you. If you want to get into a new franchise, this would be a good try. Just don't mind the graphics.
Silence of the LambsJason_Xmen | Oct. 27, 2013 | See all Jason_Xmen's reviews »
This is the original. The beginning. The introduction to the awesome world of Hitman. The sense of freendom with endless options was breathtaking back in the time. While Thief 1 is my ultimate stealth game, it was Hitman that changed my view on controlled sandbox games and gave it a true sense of freedom.
Killing the targets in various was sublime in this game and while I've heard many people say it has aged badly, I still think there are parts of Hitman 1 that hold up pretty well. Of course there are those that started with Hitman 2 which had instantly better graphics and more complex scenarios. That said, if you want to meet the original master assassin, this is it.
A great classic!manu981 | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all manu981's reviews »
Played this game much recently, if you too do now, the graphics won't amuse you, because this game dates way back in time. However, to note, the level of difficulty is great, was pretty much for me without the video walk through of course. Starting from the first mission itself, snipe and rendezvous. Afterwards, it's all about hit and trial, you commit mistakes, die, and then do it again, the other way. Absorbing storyline and the AI is commendable.
The weakest Hitman title, but not baddarkyhbk | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
Codename 47 is a great game mainly because it allowed its developers to learn from their mistakes and perfect the great gameplay idea they designed. You play as 47, a clone, and you'll spend most of your time trying to get through levels and assassinate your targets. When the gameplay works, it's quite good fun, but most of the time you'll run into bugs, from getting stuck into a wall to a blocked enemy and such. Sometimes enemies spot you too easily, otherwise they fail to spot you even when you're walking past them. It's really annoying and it breaks the immersion. The design is also not the best, but it was used as a springboard for the much more inspired ones in later games. However, Codename 47 does offer you quite a few weapons and items to do your job, and has a number of really interesting moments. Sadly, not enough. All in all, the dated graphics and few sound effects might be a drawback to play the game today. If you really want to play all the games in the series, you might enjoy it, but otherwise, I say skip it and go right to Silent Assassin.
Origin of an Assassinmeezo | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all meezo's reviews »
I first saw this game being played by a guy I used to work with. It looked interesting at best, not amazing by any standards. You control a bald guy who kills people for money. You lose money if you kill Civilians, which I personally don't find necessary. In any case, there are quite a few weapons for you to use. Though the best one to use is either the knife or fiber wire. I say that because the only effective way to kill someone is via close ranged weaponry. Unless you're using the sniper rifle, which you can't keep steady to save your life. You go into places that you really stick out of. Like Hong Kong. So you disable a guard for his uniform. Well, nobody thinks it's odd that a white bald guy is running around in a Guard Uniform, except for the elite body guards.
That throws you out of the immersion a bit, but if you look past that you've got a solid stealth game. The graphics haven't aged amazingly, but the game doesn't look awful. Big environments, lots of people, good death animations.