Hitman Contracts playthrough: Mission 7

Mission seven: Traditions of the Trade. The Fuchs family reprise their role as destructive terrorist elements, this time with two brothers who are in the process of obtaining a chemical weapon. The bath and sauna hotel in Budapest is going to lose two occupants.

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It's telling what a month in between runthrough attempts will do to the quality of narration: a lot of "sort of"s, "actually"s and "um"s in this one but overall a decent enough monologue. I trip over my words a couple of times, the most notable being when I try and describe how little the security guards care about 47 wandering around in a bodyguard disguise.


Play time: 8:20
Rating: Silent Assassin
Difficulty: Professional
Shots fired: 0
Alerts: 0

There is a section in the first few minutes of my runthrough where I'm waiting for a security guard to exit an area before I pick the lock to get into the "murder" area. I try and close the door on the security guard before he walks through it, the reason for this is if you time the action right, the security guard will blit through the door without opening it which can shave a second or so off the overall time and while the trick worked in practice sessions, performance anxiety evidently made me miss the timing.

The route that I take is the canonical one for obtaining a Silent Assassin rating, while each assassination can be done in isolation you need items from both targets before you can obtain the chemical bomb. It is possible to sneak into the first Fuchs's room without sedating the bodyguard although it does make it more taxing, however it's worth doing to get the disguise which allows you to walk about the x-ray area unhindered. In a security guard disguise you will be shooed out of the x-ray area rather promptly.

My short quest to get a master key could equally be done on the second floor or ignored completely as with the proper timing you can pick the lock of the door without arousing suspicion. The reason I choose the third floor is the security guard on that floor circles away from the route I take to get the key, while on the second floor the security guard gets in the way somewhat. Picking is an option but I like to have a backup in case I need to think on the fly.

There is a way to get your sniper rifle into the building without gunning the security guards down and that is to place it on the ground immediately before you go through the outer metal detector then walk through and pick it up on the other side; with any luck you'll have got it by without triggering an alarm. Moving it about within the hotel will be dependent on what disguise you're in, bodyguards and security guards need not worry about the inner metal detectors.

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