By the launch of Hitman: Contracts (2004), Agent 47 had cemented his position as an instantly recognizable icon of the international gaming community and Hitman had become a global killer brand.
The soundtrack to Hitman: Contracts features Kyd’s distinct fusion of minimalist electronica and dark, orchestral and choral grooves. In 2005, Hitman: Contracts was awarded the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Games Award for best “Original Music.” The award honours the best original music score within an interactive videogame, recognising excellence in composition, production and integration. The OST album release also garnered music industry acclaim as one of the truly groundbreaking original soundtracks from a video game.
Kyd’s BAFTA award-winning score blends cinematic electronic music and live choral performances by the Hungarian Radio Choir, which augment the edgey, film noir-esque style of Hitman: Contracts. Dark electronic tracks intensify the player’s actions and disturbing visions throughout the cinematics while the live choir parts are orchestrated to raise the emotional level during select scenes. The contrasting styles are combined to contemporize and dramatize the darkest Hitman experience yet.
Tracks from Hitman: Contracts
- Hitman: Contracts Medley