Hitman 3: Death in the Family is one of the coolest missions to be added to the franchise’s history. The Hitman series is known for its interesting turns on simple assassination missions, and Death in the Family tasks Agent 47 with solving a murder mystery. It may seem a bit silly that the dour and serious Agent 47 must solve a murder mystery, but in the context of the game, it makes sense. Through solving the murder Agent 47 is able to complete everything he is tasked with, including assassinating his target.
Hitman 3: Death in the Family Explained
Hitman 3 Death in the Family is a fairly straightforward mission, and like many of the missions in Hitman, it can be tackled from a variety of different angles. However, to solve the murder mystery the player must collect clues and then present that evidence to your target, Alexa. Collecting the evidence involves going from room to room and finding things that seem amiss. To avoid major spoilers, all that can be revealed is that a family member died from a presumed suicide. However, Alexa believes that someone murdered them.
The setting, tone, and characters all indicate that this mission was heavily inspired by the film “Knives Out.” People who have seen the film will have an advantage going into this mission, as the layout of the map is similar to the mansion in “Knives Out.” Rian Johnson's film was met with widespread praise from crowds and critics alike, so it's no surprise that IO Interactive was interested in making their own version.
Minor spoilers, at the end, when Agent 47 has presented the evidence to Alexa, he will finally then be able to assassinate her. Long and intriguing missions like Death in the Family are always bittersweet when they end, but Hitman is famous for its replayability, and there are several ways to go about assassinating Alexa.