Like I say though, the Asylum isn’t a bad level though, it just takes a while to figure out what you’re meant to do, but yeah, I don’t really blame you.
Personally, I don’t think Codename 47 is that bad. I think it does have flashes of greatness in it, the Lee Hong Assassination and Traditions of the Trade are 2 genuinely great levels, but it does seem like Hitman 2 is where the series is meant to solidfy itself. To me, Codename 47 hasn’t quite worked out what it wants to be, how much of a third person shooter and how much of a stealth title it wants to blend, and as such, doesn’t really do either aspect that well.
That and considering that Hitman Contracts would later remake Codename 47’s levels, bar the jungle and final asylum levels, it does make Codename 47 seem a little… quaint. That’s not to diss anyone who has fun nostalgia of the game, and who remembers it on release, I’m sure at the time Codename 47 was pushing boundaries.
But as someone playing it now, having played the most recent Hitman titles, Codename 47 is just outclassed by them. So yeah, unless I somehow have a terrible time with Silent Assassin or Contracts, I think Codename 47 is the series weakest title. And really, I think that is a good thing actually, it means that the series has just gotten better and better in recent years, with Absolution being the only real mis-step.