9. Hitman: Codename 47 (2000)
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 a more satisfying course of action.
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.