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Hitman is a franchise developed by IO Interactive, a subsidiary of Eidos Interactive. The games are available on multiple platforms including the GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The series revolves around Agent 47 (usually referred to as "47" or "Mr. 47"), an assassin-for-hire, whose flawless record has earned a sort of legendary status and placed in him in high demand amongst the wealthy and elite.
The core objective in each level is to kill one or more assigned targets. A player can complete a level with raw firepower, but other alternatives are often presented. Such as creating traps, planting a bomb or poisoning the victims food.
The Hitman Franchise has been known for it's graphic violence and dark tones. Hitman: Blood Money is arguably the most violent game in the series to date, however, it wasn't the actual game that came under fire by the media, but its advertising campaign.