Summary: I found this game quite interesting. It seems as the game ended as if it could go on so there may be a sequel. I would recommend this game along with the two previous games in the series. This game is for people that are into action, adventure, and shooter games.
Pros: Great graphics, sounds, and lights.
Cons: Some good stuff was removed from previous games.
Excerpt: There's a lot of talk these days about how games can offer players various routes or paths to get from one place to another, making the gameplay non-linear. The theory goes that if you let the player choose between two paths, then they feel more responsible for the outcome. In Hitman: Contracts, the idea of "paths" hardly exists. There are so many ways in and out of rooms that calling them "paths" seems like dated terminology.
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. If revisiting levels to achieve higher scores is something you'd rather do without, then Hitman was never the game for you, and Contracts does nothing to sway your opinion.
Excerpt: Everyone's favorite bald-headed assassin is back for his third outing in Hitman: Contracts, a game that's especially recommendable to fans of 2002's Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, because the gameplay and a lot of the visuals simply haven't changed in this latest installment. Danish developer Io Interactive created a memorable character and some impressive technology with its original Hitman game, but not till the sequel did the gameplay live up to the graphics.
Excerpt: It looks like Agent 47 is back for another outing and isn’t done getting vengeance on his enemies. The bald shiny head and bar code return for Eidos’ third installment, Hitman: Contracts. Hitman is one of the most highly regarded franchises around, not because of the technical ingenuity, but for its style that has influenced some other highly praised games, such as Splinter Cell.
Conclusion: If you’ve never played a Hitman game and Contracts sounds like something you’d like, don’t buy it, go out and buy Hitman 2 for $50 (or cheaper, if you can find it of course) . Once you’ve finished with that, Contracts will hopefully be on sale somewhere and that’s when you could pick it up. The thing is, Contracts is really no advance over Hitman 2 and it’s twice the price.
Pros: + open ended gameplay, + plenty of replay value, + carnage on a mass scale, +, Reviewed by Sean McCabe
Cons: - inconsistent A.I, - some pretty bland missions, - shorter than Hitman 2, - beginning to look dated
Excerpt: A partir d'une idée sympathique, Hitman : Contracts démarre sur les chapeaux de roues l'espace de quelques souvenirs exclusifs pour caler en plein milieu d'un honteux et incompréhensible rabâchage... Passé à deux doigts de la grande faucheuse, remis sur pieds par un toubib clandestin, pris au piège dans la planque d’un hôtel miteux parisien, en proie à des hallucinations qui plus est, et sur le point d’être trucidé par plusieurs escouades de flics suréquipés… Dans quel...