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Hong Kong Missions Stealth Guide by Dragn Hunter
Hitman: Codename 47, In-depth Hong kong missions STEALTH guide! Written by David (Dragon Hunter) Pascucci, DragonHunterTK@yahoo.com Intro: This is an in-depth walkthrough detailing the Cheapest, Easiest, and all around best way to complete the hong-kong missions WITHOUT getting into any huge firefights or otherwise blowing your cover. I am writing this primarily because all other FAQs I have found for this awesome game dont fully take advantage of hitmans best asset, stealth. If you are wondering why I'm writing a guide for the first hitman when the second one has already been out for awhile, it is because this is one of my all time favorite games. The only non-online game I have bought that has received more play-time than Hitman is GTA:Vice City I first decided to write my own guide when I completed the hong kong missions in their entirety without being shot at once. Also because other faqs love to grate on my nerves by asking you to do such things as take out a squad of enemy soldiers while they shoot at you, or worse, run away from the bullets. In my experience there is no circumstances under which you absolutely MUST let a living enemy know that you are a bad guy... well in the hong kong missions anyway. I'm still doing the columbia missions and will write a seperate in-depth walkthrough if and when I complete it stealthily. Note: This walkthrough was compiled with the game on the Lowest difficulty. If you are having problems following the walkthrough either your timing is off or you didnt do it exactly the same way I did, or your difficulty is set higher than mine. Copyright info: Copyright 2003, David Pascucci This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. Also, All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Version info: uhh, Version 1.00 My first FAQ. The complete Hong Kong walkthrough including suggested equipment. 5/21/03 Websites that are authorized to post this guide: www.gamefaqs.com Foreward: I am not going to cover the controls or the weapons or the different enemies or the Tutorial or anything else most guides cover because the other guides do that part just fine, its the actual missions where I start doing things differently. This is an In-depth walkthru after all. Now, on to the fun! Part 1: Kowloon Triads Gang War AKA The Snipe Optimal equipment: Sniper rifle and no spare ammo(it comes loaded with 1) The plan: This is pretty basic, the other guides actually cover this pretty well with the exception of telling you to bring stuff you dont need. Just walk down the block and pick one of the 3 buildings with elevators. I prefer the one on the side the Red Dragon negotiator comes from, the North side. Open up the rifle case on your way up the elevator. Dont walk to the roofs edge until the second limo shows up (thers a small chance they will see you... 'Theres a sniper on the roof!') When it does, stand at the edge click to go to snipe mode, zoom in all the way and time the shot so you hit the red guy in the head. At this point you can either drop the rifle immediately and run to the elevator and tell it to go down, or first run to the elevator and pick up the case on the way down. Either way do it QUICKLY unless you want to be shot at by the helicopter thats coming by. An interesting side note: If you kill the guy shooting at you from the helicopter he drops an M60 (fun!) When you reach the street level you should be either empty handed or carrying the sniper rifle in its case. You can now take a leisurely walk back to your car (assuming the helicopter didn't see you) Easy as pie. Nightmare difficulty: Try bringing only a handgun and 1 clip. Part 2: Ambush at the Wang Fou Restaurant AKA KABOOOOM! Optimal equipment: Dyabun knife, and the car bomb The plan: I dont know why other guides tell you to bring more then the bomb and the knife you really dont need it. First off, walk down the street and down the alley to your right where the sewer grate is. Timing is important here. There will be a limo driver taking a whiz here shortly, you should stand behind him and look around. After the civilian passes you get up close and personal behind the limo driver, cue up the knife and click twice (shink, ugh!) muahaha... err now take his clothes and, if you want the beretta and drag him into the sewer. Put away the beretta and the knife! Now walk down the alley the driver came from. There will be a limo and a blue dragon member in front of the resturaunt. Walk around to the driver side, take out the bomb and plant it in the car with the action command. The blue dragon member wont do anything, for all he knows its your cell phone. Planting the bomb causes the rest of the blue dragon crew to come back outside so get moving towards your car as soon as its set. When you get to the front of your car look down the street to the 4 other blue dragons, 3 of whom you can see. Now take out your Remote detonator(the blue dragons wont care) and wait for the limo to pass you. Just as it starts to turn the corner to the right, set off the bomb. If it doesnt kill all the members for some reason you should run to the alley on the opposite side of the map and grab the sniper rifle to finish them off. If this happens make sure no civilians or red dragons see you with the rifle. Not to difficult eh? Well it just gets worse from here. Nightmare difficulty: Try bringing only the knife. The main difficulty is that the other blue dragons wont leave the resturaunt unless you plant the bomb. Figure it out =p Part 3: The Massacre at Cheung Chau Fish Restaurant AKA "I need to use the bathroom" Optimal equipment: Dyabun knife, Shotgun with 1 shell If you bring anything other than this you SUCK!!! heheh The plan: Okay this mission is the reason I decided to write this really. The last 2 missions have slight differences from other faqs but are basically the same. This mission however is my baby. I am almost posative you wont find any other faqs that follow my game-plan, in fact im probably the only one that suggests using the shotgun (its because its the cheapest BTW) Okay you start out with a civilian behind you, hes sees your shotgun and starts running. Bummer... so you cant use any weapon you cant hide right? WRONG keep reading. Look where the civilian runs, now look to your left. Go down that alley through the fence past the sewer grate and make a right. At the end of this alley look right and you will see the resturaunt and probably the civilian you just scared the hell out of. The civilian will run down the alley behind the resturaunt. Take note of this alley, you will be going down this alley NOT the next one down, which is almost across from you now. Okay now... press shift-esc. Wait doesnt that restart the mission? Yes just do it. Now this time as SOON as you start the map RUN down the same path you took last time and this time you should RUN across the street and down the alley behind the resturaunt WITHOUT HESITATION. Quickly climb into the back window (Be sure to hit Esc to skip the cutscene or you will fail) drop the Shotgun immediately and climb back out(skipping the cutscene again) Now, if you did this correctly you should now be seeing that scared civilian coming down the alley. If he sees you climbing into or out of the window you fail so the timing is critical. Im purposely making this sound harder than it is because the timing is pretty tight, howevever it is actually pretty easy if you know what you are doing. Oh and you have to be faster than the civilian and not trail behind him cuz he stops behind a dumpster and watches the window for some reason. Now, time to get the bathroom key. Run around to the front of the resturaunt enter by the front door and talk to the bartender. Skip the cutscene if you want to(it isnt necessary here) take the key and leave the way you came in. Note: You can kill the bartender and he will drop the key and a sawn off double barrel shotgun but there is no guarentee you will be able to pick them up and you will be charged for a civilian kill. At this point you want to go north down the street you crossed to get to the alley behind the resturaunt. At the end of this street make a right. As you walk this way take note of the 2 alleys on your left. The first one has a sewer grate, this is where you will stash the body. The second one is much smaller and is where you will wait for the walking dead man to come to you. Waiting in this alley, its more of a nook really, you will see a policeman pass from right to left and a civilian come from the left and go straight down an alley. After this your target will come from your left walking down the middle of the street. Run up behind him then walk so you are matching his pace. Cue up your knife in the inventory but dont take it out yet. When you are about halfway between the alley and the sewer alley, click twice (shink, ugh!) yay! Dont stop to celebrate! Drag that corpse into the sewer! Now take his clothes and the red dragon amulet. Dont forget to holster the knife. Walk back to the alley behind the resturaunt and enter through the window, notice the scared civilian is now gone. In the bathroom, take out the amulet and drop it. I like to place it on the sink just under the mirror like a bar of soap. Now pickup the shotgun and stand behind the door. Feel your pulse race and your palms get sweaty. Now scold yourself for getting so worked up over a game(LOL) anyway... The chief is slightly to the left of the door. Remember the Shotgun you fired at a target in training? Most of the pellets fly wide but one will fly straight ahead dead on target. This is the one thats gonna kill the chief. So... open the door, take a half step back while you put the target on his head and fire, now DROP the shotgun and CLOSE the door as fast as you can. I hope you already dropped the amulet like I said to, cuz the doors gonna bust open any second. Climb back out the window, skipping the cutscene to gain some time, then run all the way back to your car taking the back alleys you used to get here in the beginning of the mission. Your done, and if you did it all right you didnt get a single shot fired at you. Now thats what I call a professional hitman heh. Can you see how I would get aggravated reading other FAQs telling you to 'dodge those bullets while you run back to your car' cuz if you do everything by the book, not only will they not have a chance to fire at you, they wont even know where the hell to look for you! Nightmare difficulty: Bring only the knife. Hint: theres a sniper rifle somewhere on this level. Good luck! Well well well... wasnt that easy? What! It wasnt? Well shit, then youre gonna have a real tough time with the next mission... ;p Final part: The Lee Hong Asassination, AKA Checkmate! Optimal equipment: Dyabun knife, SILENCED Beretta with a few clips Dont bother bringing anything else, really. The plan: I just love this mission. Run down the streen and enter the building. moving straight ahead towards the bar you will see a guy on your right guarding an empty storage room(important job isnt it?) Open that door behind him and stand in the doorway facing him. When you see the female guard who was in the entrance room walk past him and into the bar it is safe to slit his throat and(quickly) drag him into the storage room. Take his clothes and if you want, the beretta. Make sure you holster your weapons before going back out the door. You might wanna make sure his corpse isnt right in the doorway so nobody sees it when you open the door to leave. Now enter the bar. Speak to the Bartender (who looks hauntingly familiar) to get the flyer. Interesting note: about this time everybody will leave this room so you can slit his throat if you want to. If you do this he will drop the flyer and a sawn off double barrel shotgun which only has 2 rounds and you will be charged for a civilian kill. Nobody will find the body if its behind the bar. Oh and you cant take his clothes so its really pointless to kill him. Kinda negates the purpose of doing the missions with the mimimum possible cost if you get a civilian kill... but its fun to do anyway LOL. Now, if you are facing the bar turn to the Left and walk past the door you entered the room by. Continue on into the next room and open the door straight ahead of you. Directly ahead of you and to the right should be another guard in front of a door. This guy is guarding the brothel and you cant enter unless youre invited. Good thing the bartender invited you eh? Open that door after the guard invites you (Welcome honorable guest. Every pleasure is available inside...) Continue on until you get to a room with a high roof and a ramp on your right. To your left and ahead of you is a fat guard in front of a door. This guy will also invite you in (either the same or Good choice sir. Take your time. You will enjoy this) so go on in. Continue ahead unil you see two women, A young attractive whore and an old ugly one. Despite your instincts you want to talk to the ugly one =p Skip the cutscene because... well just because. Follow Ling into her room. Smack her ass if shes not walking fast enough, just kidding. Once in her room you can either kill her for the safe combination or talk to her to keep the story moving or throw her onto the bed and... err I guess theres only 2 things you can do. I recommend talking to her to avoid a civilian kill penalty. It works out well anyway cuz youve got some killing to do on the roof. Follow her back out past where she was and through a different door which is guarded. Note: if you are not in disguise guards will attack you for entering this door. Oh and also it will be locked unless Ling opens it. You are now on the Roof. DO NOT go up the ladder yet. Stand near the door you just went through. A red dragon guard will come over into this area and turn his back on you. Slit his throat and drag his corpse more towards the corner. Now walk around the way the guard came from and towards the central roof area. On your left is a raised walkway. At the far end of that are 2 guards in front of a door. Behind that door are the guards quarters. I dont suppose I need to tell you to be careful not to alarm these guards. Around this area is the second mobile guard. One of the spots he stops at puts a wall between him and the 2 stationary guards. Slit his throat here and drag him over to where the other body is. Pick up the 2 Uzis(if you want to) and holster them. Take one of their outfits also. While still on the roof take the opportunity to check out the 2 skylights on the roof. There is one closer to the ladder and one closer to the guards. Notice how you can stand directly behind the one closer to the guards (in the corner),pull out your silenced beretta and empty a clip into the resturaunt if you so desire. Of course theres no need to now, just take note... Okay now head back over to Ling, if shes still there. If not she will be back in the brothel where you met her. If you need to go back inside make sure the guard there wont be able to see the corpses. Okay NOW you can climb the ladder. When you land, follow Ling to the gate and talk to her again. You may notice that you can skip the first cutscene but are forced to watch the hero get kissed by a hooker. I believe this is because some scenes happen in real-time and some happen in controlled time. This isnt of much relevence now but it is good to know. If you can skip a cutscene you are saving time, if you cant there is no reason to worry about it. When you regain control there will be a red dragon thug behind you. You can kill him or not as you see fit. If you do it might be a good idea to stash the body behind a dumpster. Il take this opportunity to explain what I believe about Disguises and Weapons on this level. If you are in any uniform in a public area you cannot be seen with a weapon. This includes the resturaunt, bar, and brothel. If you are in a RED DRAGON THUG disguise and NOT a bodyguard disguise then you can carry an AK-47 or an uzi in your hands but ONLY in areas where there are many others doing the same. This includes the basement and Lee Hongs residence. Why am I telling you this now? Because the kitchen counts as a public area (even tho you cant enter it unless you are disguised) which means you cant take the guards AK from the back area you are now into the basement where your going next unless you want to be put under suspicion. Consider yourself warned. Anyway, go through the middle of the three doors. Go through the second open doorway on your left. The one that has stairs leading down. Now follow the more or less direct path, not opening any doors or elbowing past any guards in doorways (other then the ones just past the foot of the stairs) If you continue on in this manner you should reach a depression in the ground with a guard in front of a door. You will need to kill him but first, theres a mobile guard in the area who loves to cause you problems if you dont take him out. So continue on past the guard and take the first left. You should see a partially smashed box. Move to the other end of the hall and face the box. On your right is a sniper rifle you wont need. Your left leads to some AK ammo and 2 AK-47s that you can pick up if you want(and are in red dragon garb). But first wait right here. The mobile guard will walk right up to you and turn around (you gotta love finding the perfect killer spot) Slit his throat and drag him over by the sniper rifle. Now walk back to the other guard I pointed out. Stand behind him despite his objections (Leave immediately! etc.) and cut the fool. Now open the door and drag him inside. Talk to the captive. I suggest listening to this cutscene to get the location of the safe. You can also find it on the map but its more clear if you have his description to go by in addition to the map. If you screw up somehwere from here on out I would suggest continuing on with the mission for as long as you can just to get more of a feel for the area. Unless of course you are only doing this to get a perfect score in which case you probably already know the area pretty well. Okay there are several places the safe can be. I will list them all because they are all used. I have personally had the CIA guy tell me the loot was in each of the FOUR differnt safe locations. There are no dummy safes. The locations in order of difficulty are as follows. 1. Guard quarters, difficulty=3/3 2. VIP area, 2/3 3. Storage room, 1/3 4. Brothel (CIA guy says Madame's quarters or something like that), 1/3 I will now explain how to get the figure from the chest for each location. Oh yeah... Dont restart just because you got a difficult chest, you may do well and theres no guarentee you will get an easier one if you start over. 1. Guards quarters: if the blip on the map is on the left side of the map and on the Second floor then you need to go to the Guards quarters (in case you didnt hear the CIA guy) From the room where you released the prisoner head back towards the sniper rifle and dead guard. Walk the other way you havent been yet. When you see the guns and ammo go through the door on your left. Continue heading westward. Go past the first elevator and over the running sewage water. Enter the second (westernmost) elevator and take it up to the second floor. When you exit the elevator walk around to the left or right and notice the 2 guards by the safe. Theres also a mobile guard (thats why this is the hardest) Go back to the elevator. Facing away from the elevator you want to stand on your LEFT facing RIGHT. The mobile guard will walk towards you and walk away. He will not stay still for very long if at all so cut his throat quickly. Make sure you are close enuff to the elevator that the guards in the chest room cant see you. Go back into the chest room and enter the closet right next to it. The closer guard will give you shit but hes talking about the chest not the closet. When in the closet stand in such a position that you can see both guards heads (when the door is open) and they are close together but the door doesnt block them, so alittle to the left of the doorway. When the door closes, take out your silenced beretta. Open the door and cap them in the head 1, 2. I wont lie to you its not that easy. If the second guard gives off a death scream, swing to the left and be prepared to take out the 2 guards coming from that way. If not... You did great! Im proud of you! ;p Open the chest, take and holster the figure and close the chest back up. Make your way back to the basement and from there back to the bar. 2. VIP area: If the map-blip is on the left side and on the FIRST floor the chest is in the VIP area. From the room where you released the prisoner head back towards the sniper rifle and dead guard. Walk the other way you havent been yet. When you see the guns and ammo go through the door on your left. Continue heading westward. Go past the first elevator and over the running sewage water. Enter the second (westernmost) elevator and take it up to the VIP quarters. From the elevator go right and around. You may see a mobile guard, leave him alone he shouldnt cause any problems. Now there are 2 guards in this area, 1 right by the chest and another behind him. Get behind the second one. This guy will walk back and forth alittle so wait till hes as far from the first guy as hes gonna get. You may be tempted to try the silenced beretta but if you fire it enemies will start pouring in through the double doors. Cut his throat. Caution: stationary guard is a misleading term, he tends to like to stretch and look around. I usually wait until he does one of these actions before making the kill cuz it would be REALLY inconvenient if he decided to look towards you at a bad time. Anyway, before the first guy hits the floor you should have your knife put up and be moving towards the next guy. Wash, rinse, and repeat. Err that means cut his throat as well in case you are dense. After stashing the treasure I would suggest going past the elevator and continuing to the bar that way as it is faster than taking the elevator and going all the way around. 3. Storage room: If the blip is in the basement, you need to go to the storage room. Man is this easy... From the prisoners room head Right and take the first Right (there is a guard standing in the hall) Keep going this way and head up the stairs. To your left is the brothel, to your right is the storage room. So uhh, you guessed it, go RIGHT. Walk right around the corner and look to the right. Say 'Hello mr. safe with only 1 guard!' Cut his throat take(and stash) the treasure and head back to the bar. Fastest way is thru the brothel. Alternate way: I dont know why you would want to do this, its so easy to cut the guy. However If you notice the windows across from the safe, those are the windows directly next to the gate that Ling left through. If you feel like walking around you can snipe him with the silenced beretta through the window. if you do this, make sure the guard out there is dead(duh). You may be able to take out this guy while you are out there the first time without raising an alarm but I havent tried it. 4. Madame's place: If the blip is near the bottom middle of the map and on the 2nd floor you need to go to the brothel. Man is this easy... From the prisoners room head Right and take the first Right (there is a guard standing in the hall) Keep going this way and head up the stairs. To your left is the brothel, to your right is the storage room. So uhh, you guessed it, go LEFT. Now turn left. Does this guy look familiar? He should hehe, theres only 1 of him. Go back up where you met Ling the first time. Facing the door to the roof you want to go through the door on the Left wall. In the first room, a guard and the old whore are getting friendly. In the next room is the Safe and another guard. Stand directly behind him and cut him up. Note: he walks back and forth, dont let him walk out of your reach at a bad time. ATTENTION: walking through the door you just came through will give the guys in the next room a great view of the dead body so go the other way. Make sure to holster your weapons! You are now on the roof across from the guards quarters. Follow the wall around to the right and go back through the other door into the brothel. Make your way from here to the bar. Continuing the mission: Across from the bartender is a door you should go through. Across from this door is the Herbal shop. This is where you are taking the Jade Figurine. In exchange, you will recieve a bottle of poison you will not need. Upon entering the resturaunt again you will see Lee Hong and his fat ass bodyguard coming in for a meal. Walk back to the bar. Then run back to the brothel. Go out onto the roof and switch to the Bodyguard outfit. (the one you dropped when you switched to the red dragon outfit here) Now walk over to the skylight I pointed out before when you were up here last. Perhaps now would be a good time to mention that you cant actually walk on the skylight, you will fall through. Suppose you are standing with your back to the ladder and facing towards the skylights and the guards quarters. You want to be at the FAR skylight by the NEAR RIGHT corner. Looking down you can see Your targets head. Its important you stand near enough to have a clear shot but far enough so that the bodyguard wont see you. When you are where you want to be, step back, whip out your SILENCED pistol, make sure it is FULLY LOADED, and step back into position. Quickly pump as many rounds into Lee Hong's HEAD as it takes to knock him down. (If you aim for his body, you will have a bigger target but he can take a LOT more damage) As soon as he hits the floor step back and holster your weapon. Now run run run run run back to the brothel, MAKE SURE TO SWITCH BACK TO THE RED DRAGON OUTFIT. (This double switch is just to throw off anyone who may have seen you through the skylight, mainly the big fat bodyguard although he wont be fooled for long.) Continue running all the way back to the bar/resturaunt area. Okay heres the thing, the fatass bodyguard stands around for a bit after his boss bites the bullet, then he drags his gut back to Lee Hongs house. Why is this relevant? Because thats exactly where you are headed and you need to avoid him at all costs. I get around him by running across the bar to the garden area, as opposed to entering the resturaunt and going out the back door there. Thats the way fatass takes. While running past the bar you should be able to look to your right and see Lee Hong's corpse. If you walk up to it you will be shot at. Instead enter the garden and head north to the backyard area. Looking right you may or may not see fatass moving towards the hideout. Either way, pretend you didnt see him and run pel-mel for the door. Open the unlocked door (there is no reason it should be locked unless you botched the mission badly somewhere along the way) Follow the wall on your left. After turning right you should see a guard standing in front of a metal grate looking door. This is the elevator you need to take down to the boat. On the dock is the final guard of the level. If you are a pro hitman he wont shoot anything at you but a dirty look as you take lee hong's private boat out for a spin. MISSION COMPLETE! GOOD JOB! If you're following my guide you now have more then $50 thousand and my respect Nightmare difficulty: Load up like rambo and take out everyone on the whole stinking level! Not so much difficult as theraputic ;) Time to get cracking on those Columbia missions! Heres some tips to hold you over until I finish the columbia missions. Super-Stealth hitman says... 1. Bring nothing but the dyabun knife and a compass. 2. First head to the crash site, then go north for the Machinegun ammo, then go to the guarded bridge, then head to the village. 3. The sniper rifle is they key to freeing the villager Super-secret(heheh). You wont be shot at unless you are showing a weapon. Thats all for now, if I gave you anymore I might as well just write the walkthru now! okay okay okay Il give you alittle more. SNEAK PREVIEW: Columbia missions As the mission starts you are treated to a cutscene. This scene is EVIL! it STEALS YOUR VALUABLE TIME. As soon as the loading stops hit escape to skip it. As soon as you have control turn about 90 degrees to the left and start RUNNING. Simultaneously whip out your compass and adjust your heading to East by South-east. Thats between east and southest for the directionally challenged. You should see a line of 4 soldiers moving the same direction you are before you cross any beaten path. If you hit the path before seeing them look around, theyre probably to your left. The last soldier in line is your target. As the first guy in line approaches the path the last guy should be walking past the first of 3 trees. You want to cut his throat after the first tree but before the second. Take his clothes and continue running east by south-east. You could take his AK but it will just slow you down and you want to put some distance between you. As you continue towards the crash site there is maybe a 1 in 3 chance that someone will look back and see the body. If this happens just start over. After a few tries you should get the hang of it no problem, and if they dont see the body now they never will. Thats it for now! Good luck! ~Dragon Hunter AKA Lee Hong Hunter! ~DP TO BE CONTINUED...