THE GOOD: Pretty good gameplay Wide arsenal of weapons Good sound effects Graphics are good, but not great
THE BAD: Arsenal is considerabally less than that of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
SUMMARY: So, here we are, the 3rd installment in the Hitman series. Like all games, it has its ups and downs, but it remains a pretty good game. Some of the positives, it has a pretty wide arsenal of weapons to use, but considerably smaller than if you compared the game with Codename 47, or Silent Assassin. It has pretty good gameplay in all, but if you play on a PC/ Laptop, it's quite a workout figuring out all the controlls, and then even more so, configuring them to suit you needs. The sound effects are pretty good, they have very realistic strangling noises, and the blast sounds from a gun are also pretty realistic. The graphics are decent, but not up to par with some of the other games of its time.
Overall though, Hitman Contracts was a worthy installment to the Hitman Series, with its ups and downs, it ...
Graphics: Not Doom 3 or Half-Life, but certainly good enough. There are a few graphical problems that keep this game from being great. On a system that meets the minimum requirements often times the level dissapears entireley at certain angles and it is possible to see straight through to the end of the level. This combined with the difficulty in aiming in general really bog the game down.
Sound: Good ambient sound and effects. Really great constipation sounds and strangling noises, if you can strangle someone, that is.
Gameplay: On some of the indoor levels you may get lost since many of the corridors are the same, but the story is quite solid. However it is unnecesary to the rest of the game. You get all you need to know in your objectives screen and you don't need to understand anything more than the name of the main character is 47 and he's an assasin. It's also extremely hard if you are used to games like Halo. You need to take a more Splinter Cell approach.