This list contains all mission names in the Hitman series whose names are cultural references, double entendres or have dual meanings otherwise.

Hitman: Codename 47

Mission Meaning
Say Hello to My Little Friend

References a famous quote by the main character while he's under attack in the 1983 film Scarface, whom Pablo Belisario Ochoa is also based on.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Mission Meaning

Anathema is a transgression worthy of excommunication from the Church. In this case Agent 47's first murder after coming out of retirement.

Tubeway Torpedo

Torpedo is slang for a Russian hitman.

The Graveyard Shift

A graveyard shift is a shift of work at night or in the early morning, especially one from midnight until 8 am.

Tunnel Rat

Tunnel rats were American, Australian and New Zealand soldiers who performed search and destroy missions through tunnel systems during the Vietnam War.

Hitman: Blood Money

Mission Meaning
Death of a Showman

References playwright Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman.

A Vintage Year

A vintage wine is one made with grapes from only a single year, often denoting quality. Additionally, vintage year is a term used in the private equity and venture capital industries to describe the year in which a firm first began making investments.

Curtains Down

Curtains down describes the ending of a stage play, when the stage curtains are drawn to conceal the stage.


Refers to an electrocardiogram, a device to show heartbeat, with no activity (a flat line) indicating the person is dead.

The Murder of Crows

The collective noun for a group of crows is murder.

You Better Watch Out…

References the 1934 Christmas song Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.

Death on the Mississippi

References Agatha Christie's 1937 detective fiction novel Death on the Nile, featuring Hercule Poirot as the protagonist.

Till Death Do Us Part

A phrase from the Christian marriage liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. A variant common in the United States, the phrase is most commonly known as Till death us do part.

A House of Cards

Any structure built using exclusively standard playing cards, they are rarely stable and will often fall over.

A Dance with the Devil

To do something immoral without question. Possibly references rapper Immortal Technique's 2001 song Dance with the Devil.

Amendment XXV

The twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which explicitly states that the vice president takes over should the president die in office.

Hitman: Absolution

Mission Meaning
Death Factory

Possibly a reference to the 2002 horror film Death Factory.

Fight Night

Possibly references the Danish freestyle rapping competition MC's Fight Night.

Blackwater Park

Possibly a reference to the 2001 album of the same name by Swedish band Opeth.


Mission Meaning
The Showstopper

A showstopper is a performance or segment of a theatrical production that induces a positive audience reaction strong enough to pause the production.

A Gilded Cage Living in a gilded cage, means that someone lives in luxury but lacks freedom and happiness.
A House Built on Sand A reference to the Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders from the Gospel of Matthew.
Club 27

The 27 Club is a term that refers to the belief that an unusual number of popular musicians have died at age 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, or violent means such as homicide or suicide.

Situs Inversus Situs inversus is a medical disorder in which the organs of a person are mirrored.
Landslide A Landslide victory is a political term that describes an electoral victory where one candidate or party receives the overwhelming majority of votes, basically crushing all opponents.

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