A mission has been completed with precisely 47 kills
For this trophy you must kill exactly 47 people within a mission, along with completing its objectives and extracting, the trophy will pop during the statistics screen. On the statistic screen there are two important stats which will require your attention: 'Enemies Killed' and 'Innocents Killed' both of these will give you a figure, if they add up to to 47, you will then get the trophy. Your targets – which are represented as a red colour on your map – will not count as one of your 47 kills. It is only guards, VIPs and the civilians that do count.
Note: Not all missions have 47 or more people in them, therefore during your first playthrough you may want to be conscious of this trophy. Even though there is a guide for this trophy for a particular level, you may find another level that is better suited for you. Therefore as you play through the levels always bear in mind "what will be the best level for you?"
It is strongly recommended that you attempt this trophy after getting All Firearms because you are going to have to arm yourself with loads of weapons and if you were lose any, then you will have to reacquire them. This trophy is easily doable under any difficulty so do not be put off if you are playing it on Professional.
Keeping track of how many kills you do can be tricky and tedious. Walking around actively making a mental note of the dead bodies or counting them via your live map can work to some extent but the most reliable way is to count in threes or fives mentally, then pause the game so you can write that number down on a piece of paper as you work your way through. As soon as you get over 30, start writing down the deaths one-by-one on your piece of paper. Either method is fine but I strongly recommend that you use the second method i.e personally keeping note of who you kill. This is because if there is a mixture of civilians and guards, the guards may kill some of the civilians when they are trying to kill you and when you count up the deaths on your map or just by walking around then there is no evidence that proves that you killed any of them. You know when a civilian has been unfortunate enough to get caught in the crossfire, because at the end of level stats screen there will be a number next to 'Innocents Harmed' and this will not count towards your 47 deaths.
Note: If you are playing on a lower difficulty and you save your progress midway through the level then you happen to die and reload, then I can confirm this will not prevent you from getting this trophy or any of the other kill related trophies for that matter. Just remember at the time of saving to make sure you know how many people you have killed up to that point.
Basement Killing: 47 Kills and 18 Golf Club Kills
It is perfectly conceivable to get these two trophies (Call the Caddy and 47 Kills in a Mission) whilst playing under Professional Mode all in one go. Mission 10: Basement Killing is the best mission to play for them. Before you start the mission you can select what weapons you wish to use. If you want the 18 kills with the Golf Club then select the Club, however, this is the only heavy handed weapon you can take into the level but selecting the Silenced Ballers and a few Revolvers should be sufficient enough.
You start off in a booth, immediately drop your Golf Club and calmly walk East through the door on your right. Walking through the corridor take the first door on your left and inside will be one guard, quickly draw your Silenced Ballers and deal with him. Before you exit, take his disguise and backtrack through the two doors then walk right across the main lobby into the opposite door (where you plant the Bomb). There are two guards who take it in turns to go in and out. Kill them both with the Silenced Ballers and from here on in randomly kill the guards using your disguise to your advantage. Soon your cover will be blown, it is best to work your way South West through the main lobby. Use the giant pillars as cover and pop out killing each guard that comes your way, take your time and pick off the enemies as they come to you. Try your best not to kill any civilians, 3 or 4 is your limit really if you want to get the 18 kills with the Golf Club. Work your way round through the laser security gates, again use your disguise to your advantage and pick off one or two guards. Trouble will quickly erupt again, this will be the hardest bit of the level as lots of guards will rush in. Deal with them swiftly and make your way down to the basement. There should be 4 guards down here, mostly isolated apart the two in the small office. Deal with them, then complete your objectives and make your way back up to the first floor.
Go to the booth where you started, to collect the Golf Club. Every guard should have been dealt with so keep clubbing people until Call The Caddy pops. Note: The fireman armed with the Axe will not attack you. Finish everyone off apart from the two pizza delivery boys. If you have accidentally killed them, then make sure you leave two civilians alive. Before you extract sweep the whole map one last time and make sure no one is alive apart from the two pizza delivery boys, once content go to the extraction point.
8BitArtist has a point. You can play the game however you see fit to finish the contract, but Silent Assassin is the best rank for professionalism. The fact that this seems to be a gold trophy for simply going for the Mass Murderer rank (I believe that's what you'd get for a run like this) and getting this exact amount of kills because "his name is Agent 47, let's kill 47 people for a trophy!" is actually pretty uninspired. I suppose it's better than something like 'shoot 47 bullets into a wall and spelling out 47' Better trophies wouldn't have been too difficult to come up with.
Maybe the description is a bit off, you can interpret it in 2 ways, I think: * kill 47 people in a mission * a mission has been completed using only '47 kills'. A 47 kill can be for example: fiberwire, headshot using the silverballers, ... ?
@ #3 The relevance would be that this was an Acheivment for the 360 Version of Blood Money back in the day (the Trophy List for BM is just that same Acheivment list FYI) and they wanted a throw back I guess (since most Hitman fans will play this game first, plus the collection is on 360 as well, so 360 Hitman fans will be like "alright Hitman 2, Lets look at the Acheivments, 47 Kills.... I remember that from Blood Money").
@3 I find your argument lacking. You infer that you would rather trophies reward you for playing the game the way you are supposed to. I prefer trophies that force you to play the game differently to how you normally would. If the object of the game is to kill the target and leave as little collateral damage as possible, then playing the game as an all out shooter would obviously provide a bit of variety that you wouldn't otherwise consider. And the number 47 is obviously the most relevant number of kills to assign to such a challenge.
and who cares if it's a gold or bronze trophy anyway. on the way to the plat, I can't see why anyone would care.. there could be 50 bronze or 10 gold trophies on the way, doesn't make a difference to me.
#12, every trophy (bronze, silver, gold, platinum) gives you different number of points in order to level up on PSN. Some people care, because that's the purpose of trophies - to get as more as you can and level up as high as you can and go up in the rankings. You can find rankings on PSNProfiles.
I don't see what everyone's throwing the toys out over. It's a dumb trophy or it's a trophy relevant to the Hitman story, dependent on your own opinion. Either way, it's just another poxy trophy. I've bagged 100's of trophies with similar importance (or unimportance) over the years... Who cares?!
Let's just remember, there's A HELL of a lot worse trophies out there! I've spend many hours / days on insane trophies in the past. Least this one's pretty easy.
Ok it took me a long time to get it right first you want to know that the computer hacker wil not count for the 47 kil so you need to kil 47 other guys/womens now when you are from the start of that mission there are 10 guards out the security zone and 6guards in the security zone first kil the 10 guards out of the security zone just get them to the security room and kill them all then go for the other 6 guys i take the crossbow with me so you easely can kil a few of them then the rest with ballers sd when thats don you need to kil the people civilians and employees there are a total of 26 just walk a little and remember also the pizza maker in the room so when thats done then you have a total of 42 need to kil 5 more now you want to get the smoke bomb and trigger it a