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.Read full description
"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.
For the time, the game looked nice, but controls for keyboard were horrible even back in the day. It was awkward to play, but when you overcome controls and incredibly outdated graphics, there is a lot of good to find. Most of the missions are still fun to play, but after playing other games, it can be hard to go back to this one with its controls, especially when there is Hitman: Contracts, which remakes best of this game's missions. If you're ciurious how this series started or can overcome graphics and controls, it's strongly recommended, because it's still a good game. Just not as great as others in the series.
It all began here. Hitman Codename 47 is the first title of the franchise, it's not necessary to play in order to know the franchise, buy it if you're genuinely interested in the core roots of the series. Time did it's duty, so the controls are little slumpy and graphics are dated. Still, nevertheless, game is filled with incredible puzzles like you would expect from a Hitman game. Story is amazing and moves just perfectly. Buy especially now when it's discounted. You won't regret it if you can get acustomed to older games easily.
This game started it all and is still one of the best games to date in the Hitman Series. While the controls are indeed clunky i would still suggest playing this game. The Storyline and idea of the game is great. As many of you probably already know you play as Agent 47 a hitman for hire whose job is to hunt down and deal with his targets he works for the ICA (International Contract Agency) and travels around the world from Europe, middle east to south america and more.
Hitman: Codename 47 is the first game in the popular stealth-based Hitman series. It features about a dozen well-designed levels, the story taking Agent 47 (our bald, stoic and somewhat inhuman protagonist) from Romania, Hong Kong and Rotterdam to an Amazonian rainforest and a hotel in Budapest (i.e. great variety). For the time it came out, the graphics were impressive and the type of gameplay it provided was fairly unprecedented and nuanced. To this day, there aren't that many games out there that allow you to complete missions in more than one way (whether you want to be agressive, stealthy, or simply go with the flow; protip: the hardest way to play this game is to go guns blazing/ rambo, expecting to be able to kill everything on sight without any consequence), which is something that the Hitman series always allowed the player to do. The soundtrack, composed by now-famous composer Jesper Kyd, contains mostly electronic music, but regardless it fits the mood of the game perfectly, adding to the already immersive atmosphere. It would be a disservice to a potential fan, however, not to mention the game's flaws. Being the first game in the franchise, it presents some bugs, clunky controls, ankward voice acting, relatively simple plot and frustating difficulty at time (you can't save during the mission itself; this can prove to be a decisive factor in some of the bigger missions - the colombian base and rotterdam docks come to mind; also, the few retries you have at your disposal are nearly useless). That being said, I recommend this game to any fan of the series who has played other Hitman games before, or to stealth games fans in general. Overall, there are quite a few things in the game that will make this experience a pleasant one, Codename 47 being a worthy introduction to the series (after 15 years, the succes of the Hitman series says a lot about this game and its creators). Oh, and don't miss the duck easter egg!
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.
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