Ranking the best Hitman games

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The first Hitman game blasted on to the scene in 2000, and since then, eight more games have hit shelves. But which of the Hitman games is the best, and which is the worst?

Much like Agent 47 leaves rooms littered with dead bodies in his wake, we’ve had to be similarly ruthless in order to rank this storied series. And much like Agent 47 often leaves the scene in disguise after having accomplished his mission, a winner has been chosen. So without further ado, here follows a list of the Hitman games, ranked from worst to best.

9. Hitman: Codename 47 (2000)

The first Hitman, but not the best.

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The first Hitman game caused a sensation back in 2000. This was a game that was as much about action and stealth. So while you could blaze through levels Rambo-style, waltzing in like a ninja, putting a bullet in your opponent’s head and leaving undetected was way more satisfying.

Hitman: Codename 47 had its issues though: poor controls let the party down, and the graphics are definitely not pretty to look at these days. Developer IO Interactive made many improvements in its 2002 sequel – a far superior game. But at least this game deserves credit for introducing iconic antihero Agent 47, and started a series which has remained popular to this day.

Came out on: PC.

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