Excerpt: He's back! Our favorite bar code-imprinted killer has returned for a third title in the stealth-shooter series to complete a host of bloody assassinations across multiple levels--although this time you may not recognize his gameplay abilities as readily. While things are very similar in this entry, a number of key changes both add to and undercut from the value of Hitman: Contracts as an action title.
Pros: Fantastic Shooter, Updated Graphics, Non - linear
Summary: Hitman contracts is a sequel after hitman 1 and 2, it is not officialy hitman 3 it is just a game to play while you are waiting for hitman 3. The main frame is you are number 47 in a hitman agency and the levels you actually go on are flash back (i dont know what on since i havnt comleted the game)and it reveals more as you go along.