Hitman is a stealth video game in the third person in which players take control of Agent 47, a genetically enhanced superhuman assassin, traveling to international locations and eliminate contracted targets. As in other games in the Hitman series, players have a lot of room for creativity in the approach to their murders. For example, players can use guns long distance to snipe a long-distance target, or they may decide to assassinate the short-range target using weapons knife or garrote wire. Players can also use explosives, or disguise the assassination creating a seemingly accidental death. A common method to approach a mission is to neutralize the other characters and wear their uniforms as a disguise, which allows the player to access restricted areas more easily. Shares of non-playable characters influence the game. For example, players can gain more information about the position of their target by listening to a news nearby.