Death is his business and his business is good.
"This room. This bullet. There's a bullet for everyone... and a time, and a place. An end."Hitman
is a series of third
/ first person action Stealth Based Games
created by Danish developer IO Interactive, a division of Eidos which is now a part of Square Enix
To date, there have been five games released in the series, with a sixth entry being a remake:
- Hitman: Codename 47 (2000)
- Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002)
- Hitman: Contracts (2004)
- Hitman: Blood Money (2006)
- Hitman: Absolution (2012)
- Hitman HD Trilogy (Updated Re-release of Silent Assassin, Contracts and Blood Money, released in 2013 for Playstation3 and Xbox 360.)
A sequel to Absolution
is in the works, according to an open letter posted online by IO Interactive. Two mobile games based on the Hitman series are being developed by Square Enix Montréal; Hitman GO
, a turn-based puzzle game
, and Hitman Sniper
, which will be similar to the Sniper Challenge included with Absolution
There have also been two tie in novels- Enemy Unknown
, written (respectively) by William C. Dietz and Raymond Bensen.
Each title follows the story of the "Cloned Super Assassin" and eponymous Hitman, Agent 47, as he executes various contracts around the globe. Cold, merciless and pragmatic to a fault, 47 never fails to complete his mission, even if it means taking the lives of innocent civilians.
Despite this, 47 prides himself on professionalism, and the game will reward players for taking the stealthiest and least bloody route to achieve their objectives.Hitman
has developed a strong fan-base over the years, and remains a popular series to this day.
In 2007 it received a film adaptation, described here
If you're looking for the trope for the hitman character type, see Professional Killer
If you're looking for the comic book by Garth Ennis
that Crosses The Line
several billion times, look no further!
The Hitman series contains examples of :