Hitman 5 : Sniper Challenge
In Sniper Challenge, players take the role of Agent 47, who sets up in a building overlooking one where a rave is taking place, in which Strong and his guards are located. The character is armed with a silenced bolt-action sniper rifle, which is the only available weapon in the game.
The player accumulates points by killing targets. As score is earned, progress is tracked, and upgrades for the sniper rifle are unlocked, including a magazine size extension and a faster bolt cycling (increasing its fire speed). The scenery of the game includes destructible elements which can be shot to indirectly kill characters; for example, shooting a lift with barrels will crush a target with them. All versions include achievements, such as shooting a set number of Gnomes or Pigeons hidden around the level.
At the end of the game, the score of the player is uploaded to a global leaderboard (PC version requires you to be logged in with a Square-Enix logon, otherwise leaderboards are not shown and scores are not uploaded). The two highest ranking players will be granted a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, to visit the IO Interactive development team.
The game was advertised as featuring some connectivity with Hitman: Absolution. Weapons that are unlocked in Sniper Challenge will require a second code (from pre-ordering at GameStop) in order to be carried over for Absolution. However, no actual weapons can be unlocked in the game except for the Agency Kazo TRG and a few of its customizations, such as the Magazine Well and Extended Clip.
Minimum RequirementOperating System: Win Vista 32 Processor: Pentium Dual Core E2140 1.60GHz / Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ Memory: 2 GB Graphics: GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB / Radeon HD 2900 GT DirectX: DX 10 Hard Drive: 10 GB Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Additional Notes:
Recommended RequirementOperating System: Win 7 64 Processor: Core i5-680 3.6GHz / Athlon II X4 620 Memory: 4 GB Graphics: GeForce GTX 260 / Radeon HD 5770 1024MB DirectX: DX 11 Hard Drive: 10 GB Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Additional Notes:
2. Run “Setup.exe”
3. Play the game from desktop icon