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5 Hitman Games We Want Remastered in 2023

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It seems like only yesterday IO Interactive introduced us to the world of Hitman and its iconic lead Agent 47. Twenty-two years, however, have since passed, and we've honestly lost count of how many mischievous dealings we've endured along the way. Though, for the most part, we've enjoyed each and every contract that IO has flushed out, and we'd be lying if we said we didn't want a single one of them revitalized for updated hardware.

We'll admit that, like other Hitman fans, we too have longed for one or two worthy remakes over the years. Despite having a pretty solid reboot to go on, a few million OGs have definitely lingered on the hopes of seeing a couple of original chapters repackaged with a selection of glossy enhancements. But as for us, well, we'd be pretty content with receiving these five.


5. Hitman Go

Hitman GO - Launch Trailer

In light of Hitman Go clambering on toward its tenth anniversary, Square Enix Montreal should really consider giving the line-loving strategy chapter another shot. After all, with the game only having a mere four people working on it back in 2014, an updated version with a fleshier workforce would definitely receive a better outcome. That is, if Square hasn't lost all interest in resurrecting it.

Granted, Hitman Go wasn't your usual triple-A stealth game with a number of top-shelf elements. It was a swing in the opposite direction, and yet, one that was executed remarkably well considering the bite-sized team that was fighting tooth and nail to bring it to fulfillment. With that, we'd be more than happy to see an updated version of consoles, if only to relive the highlights from 2014.


4. Hitman: Sniper

Hitman Sniper - Launch Trailer

Praised as one of the best mobile games of 2015, Hitman: Sniper went on to become a global favorite, securing its place as a worthy accessory under the Agent 47 banner. Unlike its flagship series, the game prioritized shooting over stealth, making it a one of a kind experience with vastly different mechanics.

Although its style took a lunge away from the signature gameplay structure of the main Hitman titles, the standalone Sniper segment still proved to be a strong candidate for the mobile throne. And so, if a fleshed out console version ever came to pass, then we certainly wouldn't knock it until we tried it.


3. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Hitman 2 Silent Assassin • Trailer • PS2

It was only really when Silent Assassin rolled along that the franchise had found its feet. Although already proving to be a dominant force on the action-adventure front with with its genesis chapter, it never really came into its own until years down the line, when IO Interactive had tweaked the algorithm to form the Agent 47 we know and love today.

Of course, Hitman 2 did go on to receive its HD port a fair ways down the line on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But we're talking nearly a decade ago, long before the arrival of the Xbox Series and PlayStation 5. And on that note, we'd be keen to venture back to some of 47's earliest contracts on modern hardware—if only for the nostalgia rush. Hint, hint, IO Interactive.


2. Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman: Blood Money - Trailer #2

By the time Blood Money rolled around in 2006, IO Interactive had already secured a spot atop the pillar of dominance. Agent 47 was a prominent figure in the stealth genre, and it would have taken far more than a few bad spin-offs to crumble the throne that he cradled so dearly. And so, Blood Money could have gone one of two ways: downhill, and into oblivion, or uphill, further proving the series' worth as a video game franchise.

Of course, Blood Money did go on to amass critical acclaim, particularly over its wider maps and drawn-out scenarios. Making use of the new tech, IO Interactive fleshed out each contract to give the game a more open-world feel. As a result, the 360 chapter set the new benchmark for the series. If that doesn't warrant a remaster over a decade later then we don't know what will.


1. Hitman: Contracts

Hitman: Contracts - Trailer

Of course, without the success of the previous title, Bloody Money never would have been conceived. And so, on that note, it does make sense to give Contracts a moment in the spotlight, if only to commemorate its legendary prowess. Though, as far as key features go, Contracts did have its admirable number of qualities, many of which rounded back to its iconic soundtrack and stage design.

We can definitely argue that Contracts was a superior successor to Silent Assassin. Tweaking the disguise system to work like a well-oiled machine, the stealth series had finally come into its own, fortifying its position as one of the greats from its era. Combined with a stellar score, compelling narrative, and a generous selection of playable pathways, the third entry went on to become the be all, end all of the series. That is, until Bloody Money rolled up to the plate, of course.


So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.