History of Hitman (2000 – 2018)


  • Wish Elusive Targets would become permanent

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Hitman is not about the story. It's about the splendid gameplay, the amount of things you can do, and the level designs.

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Damn i hope the rtx version is good

    sinking book83
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I'm waiting for Hitman 3

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • The stories of games are heart toching

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I think that the purpose of contracts was for people who didn't have pcs and didint know the backstory of 47

    Buck Flacks
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I'm not into games myself in general. So my first Hitman game ever was Absolution. I didnt have any idea about the older games at that time, and even today i didnt have a chance to play. At first when i played Absolution, i struggled to just to get past the levels unseen. Later on i searched on youtube for walkthrough. There i stumbled upon few videos that, you can say, really stroke, enlightened me, and sparked my interest in stealth games. Suit only, no ko, no spotted, fibre wire, hardest difficulty, etc. All those stuffs got me obsessed with the idea of speedrunning through the level while completing those above challenged. And i really dived deep into Absolution to execute perfect run
    That is to say. When i tried my hand on Hitman 2016 on my friend's PC, i was a little disappointed. Gameplay felt awkward. The machanic was not my-familiar Absolution (like how it's almost impossible to use my footstep to distract guards anymore), even there are too many NPCs to do kill-everyone stealthily (just my own personal challenge when i played Absolution). So I quickly disregarded Hitman 2016 but was surprised at the same time how people could like this kind of "stealth"
    Anyway, that changed when i decided to play Hitman 2 (2018) a year ago. I bought the disk with perfect knowledge that the game would be the same as Hitman 2016. Though i believed it wouldn't be as Absolution, i still gave it a try. I played through every mission with the above challenges that i set for myself. After completing any mission, i immediately went to youtube to search for videos with such challenges. It was the resulting videos (coupling with my experience playing Hitman 2) that made me (probably) realize why people didn't like Absolution and that Hitman 1 and 2 were loved and played more (evident by the number of playthrough): Absolution was too difficult ! I read someone in the comment said it's easy to kill targets in Absolution. I firmly disagree. Just try doing the above challenges at the same time while on Purist mode and you will see what i mean. The playthrough videos for Hitman 2, most of them are not what i actually want to see. There are videos that label suit only, but ko non targets. Others label no ko but use disguise. Others aren't even on Master difficulty (i don't get why they people upload videos showing easier difficulty). There are few other "issues" like using other means to kill targets like explosion, accident, poison, not ACTUALLY hiding / dumping body, using picklock, using electronic something keycard, and other fancy tool. All i need is a "default" loadout: silenced gun, coins (this is exception as this one is not in Absolution), fibre wire, suit, default starting location. That's all i need to complete the run with my required challenges. I didn't fully explore any level and already completed the challenges i set for myself. I see a lot of "imperfect" videos out there coming from a lot of different players and haven't seen any video from the Absolution players.
    I know these new Hitman games bring back the "feeling" of the older games, minus Absolution. People hated it for not being the same as other Hitman. I'm not trying to defend it. But there is 1 thing i can say: restrict your gameplay to harsh conditions and you will see Absolution is a decent game that makes you feel truly like a shadow

    Nam Duong
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I have played all the Hitman games up to and including Absolution and I somewhat disagree with how it was presented here (linear, less choices, etc.,). And, getting detected by guards in similar clothing is probably one of the strongest Absolution features; it just made it so much more difficult and fun!

    Abrar Hossain
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Victoria sure looks like Ellie from TLOU lol

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • My old memories

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Hitman hasn't been any good since blood money

    Ghillie Suit Ainsley Harriott
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Hitman is simply the Doom of stealth games, Absolution just being the Doom 3 hiccup. We should be really thankful for another dev shifting their course to what made the franchise work in the past.

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I rember when I played hitmen its was good

    Galaxy dude _
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Love the series (minus one… you know who you are). Also funny how you say knock out when you're actually strangling them 🙂

    T Bone
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Hitman Absolution was horrible

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I love this series, man. I never played Codename 47 (for any real length of time, anyway), but I remember my friend showing me Hitman 2 SA on the gamecube way back when and kind of falling for the style of the game. Contracts had felt kind of… weird and dark in a way I didn't love, but Blood Money… Blood Money got me hook, line, and sinker. I played that game on my PC regularly for probably like a decade.

    Absolution made me mad because it felt too different from what made the games great, and I stuck with Blood Money, until Hitman 2016 came out. I too was put off by the episodic thing, but I played the Paris level and was like "oh yeah. I can absolutely see myself playing nothing but this level for weeks at a time so, fair enough." And I played a metric FUCKTON of Paris… then the other episodes came out and I played through them a couple times a piece and was kind of out of it.

    Hitman 2 comes out in 2018, I grab it on steam and something similar happens. I play through the tutorial mission a bunch of times, and then let Miami absorb my soul, and then don't really continue past that for some reason.

    flash forward to several months back. I decide "I wanna play Hitman again, but I'll do it on my xbox this time" and basically I haven't put it down since then. The legacy pack giving me all the Hitman 2016 levels and missions WITHIN Hitman 2 where I can use all the stuff I unlocked as well as the better mechanics? Perfection! There is SO MUCH CONTENT in this. I've got like 61 achievements and that isn't even HALF OF THEM! Jesus christ dude I love this game so much. I even have to admit that I prefer it to Blood Money… though I would very very much like a Blood Money map pack.

    Hopefully after the new Hitman 3 in January, we'll either get map packs of the first four games' levels, or maybe just a full remake of those levels and stories in the newer engine and aesthetic. You will not find me complaining in any way, shape or form.

    I guess it's hard to really say "I love this series" when there are three games I adore, one I really like, one I hate, and one I didn't play, but… still. I gotta admit that the gems in that lineup are some of the prettiest gems out there.

    Kevin Thompson
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Until 2012, IO ruined everything. Hitman Absolution was released. When the demo of your game is better than the game itself

    The JGamer08
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Mmm yes “n word time”

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • 5:08 His friend was killed in front of him and he's still thinking hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    عبدالله الاحمدي
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I’ve played and completed all 7 current hitman games and Blood Money is the best. Each level is its own character. The soundtrack is second to none and it allows just the right amount of customization. 10/10

    This is going to make me sound like a bitch but
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Hitman 2016 and 2018 are inspired not only from Absolution in terms of Ganeplay mechanics but also from Blood Money.

    Chetanya Mundachali
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • Nearly 20 yrs.
    It's 2020 so is it?

    Buying Saucer
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I don't like 47's eyebrows in absolution

    Posted July 25, 2020
  • 13:16 place marker

    Sheev Palpatine
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • they ruined this
    game in my opinion

    Adrian John
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • I still love after 20 years I still own the original first released game that initially got recalled due to being banned before it got a revamp and rereleased

    Lucas Delaney
    Posted July 25, 2020
  • So it’s more like Hitman 7 then, not Hitman 2……

    Posted July 25, 2020

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