Crowds are a gameplay feature introduced in Hitman: Contracts, and improved upon in Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution.


Crowds in Hitman are large amounts of NPC characters in the same area with simplified AI behavior and model design, to reduce the amount of CPU spent on them individually. Instead of working as individual NPC's, they will work as a coherent group, but not very well without.

Hitman: Contracts

In Contracts, all crowds are completely immobile, and the characters in them will never move. They can only react to being frightened, but will make no attempt to flee or alert guards. The crowds can be killed both with melee weapons and firearms. They can also be stealth killed, but cannot be used to get disguises.

Hitman: Blood Money

In Blood Money, the crowds are much, much larger than in Contracts. Additionally, they are now mobile, and will move around in the crowd instead of simply standing still. Their ability to be stealth killed has however been removed.

Hitman: Absolution

In Absolution, the crowds are now capable of interacting with 47, and can be used as Human shield. They will also attempt to escape from any violence. If the player stands still in a crowd, enemies won't be able to find 47.


Hitman: Contracts

  • The Meat King's Party - On the dance floor. They are dancing and dressed in BDSM costumes.
  • Hunter and Hunted - Behind the police barricades. They are civilians in everyday clothes, and will be watching the scene, but they will not alert the authorities or affect the player's rating shall they see 47 commit a crime.

Hitman: Blood Money

  • The Murder of Crows - Everywhere on the streets. They are dressed in Mardi Gras costumes and carrying drinks, and are walking around celebrating.
  • A Dance with the Devil - In the Hell party dance floor. They are dressed in BDSM costumes and are dancing.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge

  • The party guests on the roof. They are casually dressed.

Hitman: Absolution

HITMAN (2016)

HITMAN 2 (2018)

  • Miami - Appear everywhere from food stands, bleachers, and standing around the main entrance.
  • Isle of Sgàil - Appear in the bar, money pit.