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Hitman Overview

Hitman is a video game franchise available on PC as well as several video game consoles, including PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox, and GameCube. The games revolve around Agent 47 (usually simply referred to as "47" or "Mr. 47"), an assassin-for-hire, whose flawless record places him in high demand among the wealthy and elite. The game series is developed by the Danish company IO Interactive, now a division of Eidos Interactive. The games feature a mix of orchestral and electronica musical scores, composed by Jesper Kyd.

Hitman: Codename 47

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Hitman: Codename 47 is the first canonical entry in the Hitman series of video games. Developed by IO Interactive and Eidos Interactive, in 2000 for Windows, it remains the only PC-exclusive Hitman game.

The story centers around Agent 47, a bald test subject branded with a barcode tattoed on 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—China, Colombia, Hungary, and the Netherlands—to assassinate wealthy and well-protected criminals.

It has sold more than 600,000 copies to date

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a stealth-based, first/third-person shooter, developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. It was the second installment of the Hitman video game series, followed by Hitman: Contracts in 2004, and Hitman: Blood Money in 2006. The game was released first on October 1, 2002 in North America. It was released on PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and the GameCube, the only Hitman installment in the series to be released on a Nintendo console so far.

Hitman: Contracts

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Hitman: Contracts is the third game of the Hitman video game series, released April 20, 2004. The game is essentially a recreation of some of Hitman: Codename 47's missions. The storyline intertwines between two missions in its sequel, Hitman: Blood Money.

Contracts sold over three million copies by the end of 2004.

Hitman: Blood Money

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Hitman: Blood Money is a stealth game developed by IO Interactive, published by Eidos Interactive and directed by Rasmus Højengaard. It is the fourth entry in the Hitman video game series and was released on May 26 in Europe and on May 30 in the United States, 2006[1] for the PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox and Xbox 360. A Mobile Phone version under the same name was also released but with drastically different gameplay, graphics and overall style.

The story follows the life of professional hitman Agent 47, as narrated in cutscenes by a former director of the FBI to a journalist who is interviewing him at his home. The wheelchair-bound ex-director recounts how his agency tracked 47 over a two-year period. The tone of the Blood Money, in complete contrast with the dark and depressing mood of the previous game, is operatic and often veers into the larger-than-life, recalling elements of the 'world-traveller' grandeur of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. The game also differs from the original three in that several contracts are carried out in civilian areas, as opposed to the "covert ops" settings of Codename 47, Silent Assassin, and Contracts missions.

Hitman 5

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The next Hitman is only known as a working title under Hitman 5 so far. No other details have so far been given. A preliminary release date was given as 2009, although no exact source could be located so far on this information.

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