Hitman is an action-adventure stealth video game in which players control Agent 47, a genetically-enhanced assassin, from a third-person perspective, as he travels to international locations and carries out contracted assassinations of criminal targets across the globe. As in other games in the Hitman series, players are given a large amount of room for creativity in approaching their assassinations. As such, players may utilise long-ranged rifles to snipe a target from a long distance, or they may decide to assassinate the target at close range by using the aforementioned blade weapons or 47's specially-equipped garrote wire. A common method to approach a mission is to incapacitate other non-player characters and wear their outfits as disguises, which allows the player to gain access to restricted areas more easily. Actions of non-playable characters influence the game. For instance, players can gain more information about the position of their target through listening to a nearby news reporter.