Excerpt: Eidos has certainly realised that the Hitman franchise has a lot to give when it comes to profit. The original Hitman: Codename 47 was released to critical acclaim, but a sequel was not ready for a fair while.
Excerpt: A huge fan of Agent 47, I found myself nodding in agreement after reading Scott's evaluation. The first time I laid hands on a Hitman game was a genuinely unforgettable experience. Contracts delivers more of the same, which is not a bad thing.
Excerpt: Hitman: Contracts is both beautiful and ugly. While it's true that some of the environments as a whole look pretty good, certain aspects take a lot away from them. Most games try to conceal flaws, but this one seems to almost glorify them.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: All the same though, Hitman Contracts is a worthwhile purchase, and one that fans of the series should pick up without hesitation. For the rest of us, enjoyment of Contracts boils down to how much effort you want to put in.
Conclusion: Overall I think that for fans of the series this is a must, but for newcomers thinking of having a go at being a 'cleaner' I'd suggest trying Hitman 2 first because it's a bit easier, and it's available on platinum now.
Pros: Nice challenge for Hitman fans., Great music.
Cons: Inconsistent AI., It's way too easy to just run and shoot your way through levels.
Summary: Hitman: Contracts is a solid game but I felt that Io have taken a step backwards in their development of this series. Lets hope that this isn’t the last and they can actually improve as the idea and concept is still a winner.