Hitman: Contracts

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Hitman: Contracts

Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: Z
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs)
PEGI rating: 16+
OFLC rating: MA
GRB rating: 18
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
CPU intensive game
Hardware rendering is supported
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52132 & SLUS-20882
Japanese: SLPS-25406 & SLPS-25563
German: SLES-52135
French: SLES-52133
Spanish: SLES-52136
Italian: SLES-52134
Korean: SLKA-25218
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20882
Release date: April 20, 2004
2005 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 3569E863
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52132
SLES-52134 (Hitman The Collection)
Release date: April 30, 2004
CRCs: BE198D9E
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25406
SLKA-25218 (Korea)
SLPS-25563 (Eidos Best)
Release date: October 14, 2004
February 22, 2005 (Korea)
November 10, 2005 (Eidos Best)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Io Interactive
Publisher(s): Eidos Interactive (US, EU, AU, JP), Square Enix (US)
Genre: Action, Shooter, Arcade
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic80/100
Game description: Explore the dark psychology of killing for a living as you delve into the mind of a ruthless and efficient contract killer. Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed missions that require you to eliminate targets from England to China. Now you have a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons at your disposal. Pick up objects like meat hooks, pool cues, shovels, and pillows to use as weapons, and then admire your "work" showcased in brutal detail.
In Hitman: Contracts, gameplay centers around the exploits of a hitman, Agent 47, as he is sent to various locations to assassinate targets. An array of weapons can be used, from kitchen knives to belt-fed machine guns. While stealth and subterfuge is encouraged, the game allows the player to take a more violent approach and gunfight their way to their mission goals. As players progress through the game, they can collect the various armaments found in the levels, allowing them to be used in future missions. Aside from the more straightforward ways of killing targets such as gunplay and strangulation, several missions allow the player more subtle ways to eliminate hits, such as judicious use of poison, or arranging "accidents" like a heat-induced heart attack inside a sauna.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3470 3.20Ghz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad svn 0.11.0
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), INTC, Wait Loop Detection, microVU and MTVU, Nothing, Game was tested using the 4GB patch., Graphic glitches: main menu shows just a grey screen, ghosting on some parts and in certain camera angles there are borders that cover the screen, but nothing too serious.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5754 GSdx 5752 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5733 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5403 0.11.0
Emulator freezes after starting a new game.
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3 Git 29 of April GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Status unchanged the game not advanced after the menu,can freeze and yet at full screen can hang the own runner computer,tested as many possibilities,Zero gs show a little more secure but still freeze in menu.Its slow in menu also a little.
NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
v1.7.0 (dev-13) GSdx 1.2.0

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  • Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)


  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA v02.30, Preset: 3 (Balanced). Goes ingame. Sound seems mostly fine, just a bit stuttery sometimes. Graphics can be glitchy (e.g. top half of the screen is blurred at times, lighting is broken, HUD parts look weird) but it depends on the level. The training level looks and plays completely fine, mission 1 is quite glitchy, mission 2 looks okay once you get inside the main building. I have not played further. See my video here. TomBoss
NTSC-U Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel i5-8300H base clock 2.3 ghz, turbo boost @ 4.0GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
v1.6.0 (stable build) GSdx 32avx2

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  • Renderer: Direct3D 11 (software)


  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
playing in software mode is absolutely necessary, otherwise, there will be graphics bugs. The game requires a beefy computer, there is some stutters in the game, it is hard to achieve full speed in the game. In the menus, it is really laggy, Game was tested in software mode, along with speed hacks enabled (preset 3). Nitro69


  • Original names: ヒットマン:コントラクト (SLPS-25406), 히트맨: 컨트랙츠 (SLKA-25218)

Known issues

Blur in top half of the screen

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Major
  • Affected Game Versions: NTSC-U
  • Description: With the exception of cutscenes, the top half of the game screen will be blurred. https://github.com/PCSX2/pcsx2/issues/10399
  • Workaround: Still broken as of v1.7.5585. Use Software Mode.

Game crashes during some saves and loads,

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Affected Game Versions: NTSC-U
  • Description: Emulator will crash when saving and loading sometimes, for example when loading The Wang Fou Incident. https://github.com/PCSX2/pcsx2/issues/10399
  • Workaround: Unknown.

Grey rectangle in top left corner

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: NTSC-U
  • Description: There is a black rectangle in the top left corner of the screen. https://github.com/PCSX2/pcsx2/issues/10399
  • Workaround: Still broken as of v1.7.5585. Use Software Mode.

Fixed issues

Emulator freezes after launching new game

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Affected Game Versions: NTSC-U
  • Description: Emulator freezes when you select "New Game".
  • Workaround: Fixed as of 1.6.0 stable build.

Graphical issues

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: There are graphical glitches in the menus and in the game itself in Hardware mode.
  • Workaround: The graphics have been fixed in the latest builds of 1.7 and the game will no longer slow down in hardware mode, but the small rectangle on the top left corner of the screen is still there, just like in Hitman: Blood Money. For older versions: Use Software mode.

Missing graphical elements/effects

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Light cones, certain effects and curtains in the mission "The Meat King's Party" are missing.
  • Workaround: Fixed as of v1.7.3807 or by setting VU1 Rounding to Nearest. The lighting isn't affected anymore by this fix.

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