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S3R6i0
22nd Feb 2014, 18:09
Okay, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is the earliest game I've played, as the first game :Code 47 never hit consoles. I'm a little in the dark as to how 47 came about and why people are trying to kill him. I was wondering if anyone could provide any direction as to where to get started. Do I have to play :Code 47? I'm a little reluctant as I heard that game is mostly an original copy of Contracts. I don't really want to play the same game again even If I could (I don't want to install Windows on my mac and the old games are a little too last decade for me). Or is there a book that'll put me up on game. There's a book Enemy Within that I can read. I'm very fascinated as to the origins of the Hitman saga but not too thrilled about replaying most of Contracts again.

Itsrob
22nd Feb 2014, 18:51
This sums up most of the C:47 story, the bottom half goes more into 47's origins:



In an undisclosed location, Subject 47 awakens in his sanatorium to a loudspeaker instructing him to train in various tasks such as scaling obstacles and using firearms, culminating in killing a guard and escaping. The loudspeaker man watches 47 escape from the sanatorium through the surveillance, with a satisfied laugh.

A year later, 47 has contracted himself as a professional hitman of the International Contract Agency (ICA). He is briefed by his handler, Diana Burnwood, and sent around the globe to eliminate four criminal masterminds. In Hong Kong, 47 eliminates Red Dragon triad leader Lee Hong, by first weakening him through orchestrating a gang war between his and a rival triad. 47 is then sent to Colombia where he tracks down and kills drug lord Pablo Belisario Ochoa. In Budapest, 47 assassinates Franz Fuchs, an Austrian terrorist. 47 then infiltrates Rotterdam to kill notorious weapons smuggler Arkadij "Boris" Jegorov and his affiliates. Throughout his missions 47 collects letters written to his targets by the other targets, suggesting that these four are well connected. All four were once part of the French Foreign Legion at about the same time and seem to contact each other regarding an experimental human. The letters also mention a mutual friend among the men, Professor Ort-Meyer.

47 is then alerted by Diana that the same client ordered all of the assassinations, and that the client has ordered one final assassination. 47 is to kill Odon Kovacs, a doctor at a sanatorium in Satu Mare, Romania, revealed to be the one from which 47 escaped. Ort-Meyer is revealed to be the client, as well as the original person which instructed 47 in his escape. Romanian special forces raid the building while 47 kills Kovacs, who is revealed to be a doctor that administered injections to 47.

47 then learns the truth behind his existence. He is the result of a cloning experiment which combined the genetic material of each of his four previous targets, with the addition of Ort-Meyer. The experiments were in the pursuit of creating a flawless human being.[1] Ort-Meyer engineered 47's escape from the asylum in order to test his performance in the outside world and ordered his associates's deaths because they wanted to use the clones for their own purposes. With the help of CIA Agent Smith, who is being held captive and drugged in the building, 47 uncovers a sophisticated lab beneath the hospital. In response Ort-Meyer unleashes a squad of Mr. 48s, an improved and mindlessly loyal series of clones.[2] 47 defeats the clones and confronts Ort-Meyer, who at first mistakes him for another 48. Before Ort-Meyer is able to attack, 47 shoots him. As Ort-Meyer lays dying, mentioning how he could not even recognize his own son, 47 kneels down and forcefully breaks his neck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman:_Codename_47

AdrianShephard
22nd Feb 2014, 19:05
Contracts only recreates some of the levels from Hitman 1. I really suggest you play it or else, if you have the time, watch someone else play it on Youtube. The visuals are not that great (as well as the mechanics, obviously) but the atmosphere is awesome.

S3R6i0
22nd Feb 2014, 19:23
Contracts only recreates some of the levels from Hitman 1. I really suggest you play it or else, if you have the time, watch someone else play it on Youtube. The visuals are not that great (as well as the mechanics, obviously) but the atmosphere is awesome.

Yeah. I don't think I really have a choice.

S3R6i0
22nd Feb 2014, 19:24
@Itsrob,

Thanks. Now that you've given me that I'm intrigued to playing it.