The Hitman series after Hitman 3 which is scheduled to release in 2020 should always follow the Blood Money Pattern. Hitman Blood Money is the most beautiful Hitman game of all time. Its a fan favourite. In terms of graphics,gameplay,storylineetc. Blood Money beats the rest.
As a die-hard fan of the Hitman Games, my favourite was and still is Blood Money. The game was released in 2006. Having played it back in 2009, its 10 years since the the Company went on to make more Hitman games. Absolution was good but in terms of game mechanics and game-play features, but it disappoints most players as there were only few missions which were ‘real’ Hitman missions. For eg:- The King of Chinatown, A Personal Contract,Terminus,Black Water Park, Hunter and Hunted, Attack of the Saints, Shaving Lenny and End of the Road,Vixen Club,Death Factory,Skurky’s Law etc.
Absolution had Point Shooting which was amazing, sadly it didnt continue in Hitman 2016 and 2018 sequels, Absolution also had kill cams.
Hitman 2016 and 2018 games were excellent. Hitman 2 Silent Assassin was a classic Hitman game with 20 + missions. but it fares poorly in terms of current generation graphics.
Anathema was the best mission in that game. Killing a Don in Sicily was an original idea.
However Blood Money beats all the above games.
Its graphics were realistic,its storyline justifiable, weapon upgrades, etc.
The most striking factor of Blood Money was how the game had some of the most iconic missions:
2.A Vintage Year
3.A New Life
You Better Watch Out
The Murder of Crows
Till Death Do Us Part
7.Death on the Mississippi
8.A house of Cards
- A Dance with the Devil (best mission)
There is a ‘mission flow’ in Blood money as compared to Absolution; making the latter lose out in its sales.Blood Money shows that 47 can assassinate anyone. Even the White house cannot stop him from reaching his target. I didnt mention Requim cuz its not really a mission. Beldingford Manor would have been a great additional mission in Blood Money.
The success of Hitman Blood Money is the exact reason why we need something like a Hitman Blood Money 2 in future after Hitman 3 2020 completes the series.
Blood Money 2 must have atleast 15 levels. Levels may be smaller than current Hitman sandbox missions but the gameplay will be awesome.
Add mechanics from Absolution such as Point Shooting and Instinct and the gameplay will be awesome. Add Silenced Pistol Takedown and Ninja suit from current Hitman games and it will be the best thing 47 can offer. Hitman’s unique tech-savvy hideout will be a game-changer.
If you read this, please do consider Blood Money style hitman concept for future Hitman games.