Hitman: Codename 47
is the first entry in the Hitman
series of video games
. Developed by the Danish IO Interactive
in Denmark and released by Eidos Interactive
, in 2000 for Microsoft Windows
, it remains the only PC
game. Silent Assassin
is its sequel.
The story centers around Agent 47
, a bald test subject branded
with a barcode tattooed
on the back of his head, who is rigorously trained in methods of murder. Upon escaping from a test facility, 47 is hired by the Agency
, a European contract killing
organization. His mission takes him to several locations—Hong Kong
, and the Netherlands
wealthy and decadent criminals.
Though the game takes place from a third-person perspective Hitman'
s control setup is akin to first-person shooter
: 47's movements are restricted to turning, strafing
and moving forward. The player can peek around corners by using the lean function, which prompts 47 to tilt slightly to one side. 47 is able to climb ladders, but cannot defend himself with a weapon while doing so. In addition, he is only be able to jump from one balcony to another. 47 creates 'sound' while walking which will alert any hostile characters in the facility. To move without being detected, the player can use the "sneak" function, which causes 47 to crouch and move in a stalking manner. Sneaking also allows 47 to retrieve a weapon from his inventory without anyone hearing it; if 47 is standing upright when the... Read More