The game that started it all, it might not be the reason why we are still here 20 years later, soon 21. It doesn’t matter if Silent Assassin, H2 or titles in between. In the end they all owe their existence to the original.
The game does have it’s flaws, all games does. However for many this was the game that started their love, obsession with the character and world of 47. Sadly this game doesn’t always get the love it deserves, often skipped over for newer entries and very few people actually take their time to express their love.
So today I want to share what made me fall in love with this franchise nearly 21 years ago, when I was just a boy at the age of 10.
The game hit me lick a truck and for a long time I babbled about this amazing game, where you could take other peoples cloth and the sky was the limit! you could shoot glass and water and fish would flood the room. I couldn’t shut up about the game and the love grew with each title and my hyped peaked at an all time high back in 2011, when the first teaser trailer for Absolution hit the internet. But I’m not hear to talk about that game today, i’ll show it some love another day.
The first time I learned about Codename 47 was when a man called Jakob Stegelmann in a Danish game/book/comic tv-show called Troldspjelet (Trollmirror) showed a game called Hitman Codename 47.
I never seen anything like it, the freedom of choice and large level. It captivated me and was on my mind at all times,I spread the rumours of the games in the schoolyard. Luck would have it that boy who lived next to my grandmother had downloaded the demo of Codename 47 and every time I visited, I went straight to his house and we played Tradition of the Trade over and over again.
This game awoke the love for gaming in me, it awoke a lust for collecting Hitman memorabilia, that still to this day is displayed in my bedroom. I have lead to a lot of wonderful opportunities, all from visiting IO on multiple occasions, to joining this forum nearly 10 years ago and creating friendships.
Thank you Codename 47.
I hope that you will take the time and share your love for this game.