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.
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.
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!
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.
I love the Hitman franchise and this was the game that started it. It was a great game with amazing graphics (for the time of course, now it looks like garbage because our eyes have evolved to contemplate newer games graphics) with a good story line. The game itself was by missions, but all missions were somehow connected, which in my opinion made it better. It was (and is for those who are playing it yet) a trial & error game and I think that's what made this franchise unique. Really amazing. This is indeed The beginning of a Classic, Epic saga with a stealthy approach.
The first game on the Hitman saga, so there are no fancy graphics at all. However, it offers a hard level of difficulty, a great storyline, and a really, really good gameplay. In game, you play as 47, a genetically created clone who is instructed in various assasination techniques, such as with handguns, sniper rifles, knifes and, of course, the piano cord, which is going to be the most used weapon in your arsenal, if you choose to do a silent playthrough. So, if you want to know the origins of the saga, of the protagonist, or well, you only want to play a stealth game, this should be one of your choices.
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