Hitman Blood Money - PC Game

Graphics & Sound

Graphics & Sound

Graphically this game is very impressive! The developers have worked extremely hard on this title and it definitely shows. The new gaming engine has been built from scratch and really does show off new lighting, shadows and higher resolution textures. In addition to this the character models are far more detailed with bump and normal mapping in effect compared to the previous titles.

Casino Mardi

The two missions that really stand out are the Mardi Gras level and Heaven & Hell. The street party on the Mardi Gras mission is nothing short of breath taking with hundreds of people walking around, dancing and waving glow sticks! The sound also adds to this with a lot of background chatter from people speaking merged with the beats and bass from the speaker system. This type of level is a first for the Hitman series and by using the new engine, it has meant that there is no significant performance drop when drawing many computer generated characters.

Heaven Hell

My personal favourite level however is Heaven & Hell. This consists of one building and two parties, one on the top floor (Heaven) and one in the basement (Hell). The atmosphere created from the particle lighting system and fantastic soundtrack creates an unforgettable impression when walking around the level. In Heaven, the rooms are light and airy with particles reminiscent of fairy dust floating around. Hell is quite a contrast with spirits whooshing around and a red haze from the beating lights in the club. Walking around this level, you can almost feel the heat especially the way in which the dance floor is crowded. This is a very well thought out level and the overall feeling you get when playing it nothing short of breath taking!

Heaven Hell

The soundtrack to the game is also very well executed. Subdued beats are used when sneaking about which change to a faster paced note when the heat is turned up! In addition to this, the way in which the slower music is used throughout the game really works well with Agent 47’s calm and almost ice like character. It makes him appear a very cool, collected and ruthless contract killer…perfect then!!
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02-08-2006, 06:18:57

JN
Posted By [Ins]:

"Today I'm looking at the eagerly anticipated sequel to Hitman Contracts. Can this latest instalment live up to the hype and become an "ultimate hit" with gamers? Time to go in all guns blazing to find out!"

Linky

02-08-2006, 06:39:58

llwyd
Nice work INS

02-08-2006, 06:42:03

FarFarAway
I have the 360 version of this and it's awesome - if a little harder to aim than the PC

02-08-2006, 08:00:08

[Ins]
*phew* my first review and I'm very happy with it!

The screenshots came out very well!!

Fantastic game and well worth buying if you enjoy these types of games!

02-08-2006, 08:26:01

FragTek
Awesome! I'll have to check this one out. Nice review Ins!

02-08-2006, 09:41:26

Raging
nice reveiw man this game looks pretty cool,ile haveto make sure i check it out too.

cheers.

02-08-2006, 15:26:40

werty316
I gave this a runthrough on th ePC and it was tons of fun choking people out with piano wire

02-08-2006, 17:26:19

jiffz
I managed to get 10 mins to read this in work and I must say it was a good read! Fair doos Ins

Never really played the old Hitmans and didn't rate them much, but this one reviewed seems to have a fair bit of depth to it.

04-08-2006, 14:56:15

MikeEnIke
Can I get an estimate on about how long the game takes to beat?

04-08-2006, 15:08:53

glocktodahead
Yea I tried the demo for this game. It is fun, but I would have liked a little more control. Like instead of just pushing a button to jump from balcony to balcony I would have liked to be in charge of doing it myself.
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