I have played the previous Hitman game as well, and comparing to this one, it's not much different. It's a lot of fun, don't get me wrong, but they could have done so much more with it. The part which made me rate it a 4 is that it was slightly linear. I wanted to feel like I could actually be a Hitman, but there came a point where I would just go on a shooting rampage...just because I could. Overall, great game.