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When Agent 47 joins the ICA to hunt down threats to mankind, he is also pulled into a game of Cat and Mouse against a mysterious organization that is determined to stop him. All the while he is being stalked by someone from his past.

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Michael Vogt (lead writer), Eskil Møhl (as Eskil Mohl) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bateson ... Agent 47 (voice)
Jane Perry ... Diana Burnwood (voice)
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... The Shadow Client (voice)
Philip Rosch ... The Constant (voice)
William Salyers ... Erich Soders (voice)
Ramon Tikaram ... Mr. Fanin (voice)
Alex Wyndham ... The Herald (voice)
Peter Vollebregt ... Viktor Novikov (voice)
Jon Curry ... Viktor Novikov / Marco Abiatti (voice)
Michelle Asante Michelle Asante ... Olivia Hall / Inez Ekwensi / Adeze Oijofor / Elusive Target Cast (voice) (as Michelle Assante also)
Alec Newman ... Oybek Nabazov / Brendan Conner / Wen Ts'ai / Pavel Frydel / Keratoplasty Patient / Elusive Target Cast / Supporting Cast (voice)
Catharina Christie ... Nila Torvik / Nicolette / Gabriel Santos Entourage / Etta Davis / Elusive Target Cast / Supporting Cast (voice)
Gary Busey ... Self (voice)
Gary Cole ... Self (voice)
Nicholas Boulton ... Brother Akram / Klaus Leibleid / Warlord Bodyguard / Walter Williams / Pertti Järnefelt / Otoplasty Patient / Elusive Target Cast / Walter Menard / Supporting Cast (voice) (as Nick Boulton also)

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Agent 47 is back, and he's in his prime. In this game, 47 is back with the ICA, and is hired to take down targets globally with larger maps, more disguises, and more options to kill your target. While going after a contract, 47 gets caught up in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, when a fashion designer is revealed to be the head of an intricate spy syndicate known as IAGO. The designer, Viktor Novikov, threatens to release the names of several FBI, and NSA agents at a private auction to the highest bidder. 47 must pull out all the stops in order to cripple IAGO and kill Novikov.

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Enter a world of assassination. See more »


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Trivia

If you go into Rocco's Apartment in Sapienza there's a computer with the Hitman Sniper Challenge title screen on it. Rocco was portrayed by the #1 player in the Hitman: Sniper Challenge, and was included in the game as a reward. See more »

Goofs

General Zaydan has Chinese PLA ribbons on his uniform. See more »

Quotes

Civilian: [Sees someone getting sick] That stomach flu, man. It's going around.
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Connections

References Home Alone (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture, Op. 49
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as P. Tchaikovsky)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Leaper (as Leaper Adrian) (cond.)
© 1991 Naxos Rights International Ltd
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Suited and booted.
26 March 2020 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'Hitman (2016)' reboots its classic franchise, aiming to recapture the open-plan feeling of earlier titles instead of the more linear - though still good - vibe of 'Hitman: Absolution (2012)'. In almost every way, it succeeds. The game is staggering in the amount of ways it an be approached, with large and labyrinthine levels that take place all over the globe. Within each map, there are a variety of varied yet believable areas - some of which are restricted and tightly guarded - that come together to form completely cohesive experiences, a microcosm of the wider world. From fashion shows packed with literally hundreds of people to clinics littered with only the most elite, the locations do a fantastic job at keeping you on your toes, tossing you more opportunities than you know what to do with. Even though there aren't tons of them, each area can be completed in a myriad of ways. The base mechanics always remain the same so it's up to you how you use them. It's all remarkably intuitive. On top of this, the game provides more scripted moments that you can opt into if you want a more guided experience. While perhaps not as satisfying as a naturally occurring success, these sequences are spectacular in and of themselves and are surprisingly rewarding if you stumble upon them yourself. Going for the coveted 'silent assassin' rating is one way to ensure bang for your buck; you have to study your target, learn their behaviours and strike in whichever way suits the situation before blending into the background once more. The piece makes particularly good use of the disguise system, often setting things up as a sort of puzzle that requires you to get a chain of costumes to move through the level unnoticed. Of course, you could always go for a 'suit only' run, which is where things get really interesting (if perhaps more traditional). One of the game's most major downsides is that it was released episodically, a format which isn't inappropriate but which saps the energy from an initial play-through. Those with spotty internet access may now opt to buy the disc version, which comes with all previous DLC, but a download is required for all levels but one and the game requires you to be 'online' in order to save your stats and challenge progress. This 'always online' angle is troublesome, as it prevents you from playing a single-player game if your wifi goes down. Still, most people won't have a consistent issue with their wifi. The game's story is quite oblique, delivered via beautifully rendered but elusive cut-scenes in-between missions. It's good enough but nothing more, never really feeling like it relates directly to your actions. The pre-mission debriefs, on the other had, do a good job of preparing you for the task, aptly coming up with a reason why your often cartoonishly evil targets must be eliminated. The thing is about gameplay, first and foremost. It's immersive, impressive and, most importantly, fun. The game really is breathtaking at times. It's a joy to dig into. 9/10


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