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Hitman: Blood Money

A game like Hitman requires no introduction. This game attracts players thanks to its addictive gameplay. A simple task – to “remove the victim”, can drag on for several hours of the game only with the goal of a “clean” passage of the mission. In general, it’s not for me to tell you about a game like Hitman. I’d better tell you about the new part of this game – meet Hitman – Blood Money
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Hitman – Blood Money

Test system

The game was tested on the following configuration: A64 2800+, 512Mb, AGP 128Mb GF 6600GT.

At a resolution of 1280×1024 (with average graphics settings) there were quite strong brakes, fps did not rise above 16. For a comfortable game, it is desirable to have a more powerful configuration.

Game process

And so, before our skinhead killer, new tasks arise (read, new murders). In fact, the meaning of the game remains the same – we get “orders” and try to fulfill them as clean as possible. Usually you need to kill someone, but there are missions where you still need to get some item and save someone.
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Hitman – Blood Money

But our main profile is murder. Already something, but in this matter we have already managed to get our hands on. Judging by the name of the unit, the main emphasis in the game is on bloody money – for each mission completed, we get a certain profit. The cleaner the mission, the more money they will give you. Also, after each mission, local newspapers are shown to you, from which you can find out what others know about your activities.

Hitman – Blood Money

If you commit the murder correctly, without witnesses, so that everyone would think that this is some kind of accident, then in the newspaper you will see the corresponding article. But if you, imagining yourself as a Terminator from the third part, beat the bodies of all passers-by with lobes of lead, then after passing you will see your physiognomy on the first page. This may seem like a compliment to some;)

Hitman – Blood Money

With the money for completing missions, you can buy equipment. The weapon is divided into two types – professional and extraneous. The first can be improved by buying new ammunition, components, laser sights, making it more convenient and useful. And an extraneous weapon (which you collect as you pass) does not have such a feature, therefore its use is often inappropriate (note, I did not say “always”).
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Hitman – Blood Money

You can also buy some items that facilitate the passage of the mission, for example, additional explosives, master keys, allowing to reduce the time of hacking, additional drugs, body armor, etc. All this is designed to make our lives easier.

Hitman – Blood Money

Having received the task with the help of a laptop, if necessary, having bought additional information about the goals, choosing a weapon, you can finally proceed to the task. If it turns out that you took with you a weapon that does not fit in your pockets (for example, a shotgun), it will be hidden in a special container. If necessary (and it probably is, since you took this weapon with you), you can safely take this weapon at the right time for you. But personally, I would advise you not to use weapons that cannot be hidden in clothes. Agree, a shaven-headed man in a black suit with a tattoo on the back of his head in the form of a bar code does not cause positive emotions among passers-by, and with a shotgun it can cause panic in general.
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Hitman – Blood Money

Now let’s talk about what bonuses await us in each mission, which allow us to complete the task without too much headache. Firstly, constantly meeting containers (refrigerators, trash bins, etc.) into which you can put the killed victim. After all, no one wants the passers-by to see the corpses (or by the guards and the police, which is even worse).

Hitman – Blood Money

Secondly, almost any mission can be completed in a couple of minutes – take a more powerful weapon (M16 for example) and banally dunk everyone and everything (as I wrote above about the Terminators). Of course, the mountain of corpses doesn’t look very aesthetically pleasing, but you don’t have to strain your brains and come up with all sorts of cunning manipulations. It’s simple: no people – no problem. True, keep in mind that you are losing additional money, and your physiognomy will be on the front page (which I also mentioned above).

Hitman – Blood Money

Well, the main trick (as in the previous parts) is to act according to the situation. At the beginning of the mission, it is necessary to investigate the situation, assess the situation, come up with a plan for the “accident” and act as carefully as possible.
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Hitman – Blood Money

The main thing in this game is to do everything cleanly, as the hero of the movie “Diamond Hand” – “Without Noise and Dust.” But I would advise you first of all to enjoy this game (well, I like the Terminator, what can I do;)).

Graphics

Oh yes, you can talk a lot about graphics and you need to use abstruse terms, for example, “shaders of the third version”, “dynamic shadows”. But it’s better to see once than read a hundred times in the reviews.

Hitman – Blood Money

The graphics in the game are amazing. The drawing is excellent, the terrain is excellent.

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