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  • Summary: HITMAN empowers players to perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the globe, from Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this stealth action title. Gameplay centers on taking out targets in vast sandboxHITMAN empowers players to perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the globe, from Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this stealth action title. Gameplay centers on taking out targets in vast sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to attack and who to kill is at your discretion. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nov 8, 2016
    90
    Stealthy disguises lead into explosive moments of improvisation. Best-laid plans come to fruition through opportunities, and carefully timed, critical moments mean the difference between a master stroke and a quick death. The 2016 Hitman offers the best of its kind, with an episodic structure that clicks, sandbox playgrounds to pick apart and brilliant design and presentation on all levels.
  2. Jan 30, 2017
    90
    There's definitely something addictive in the new Hitman, especially when revisiting the same locations over and over again - thanks to interesting challenges. Level design is impressive and multiple ways to eliminate targets will keep you occupied for a long time.
  3. Jan 31, 2017
    90
    The new money lives up to the Blood Money in this darkly comic, icy cool stealth/brain-teaser/drop-a-toilet-on-a-target's-head-'em-up. It's a hit, man.
  4. Nov 25, 2016
    85
    Those who regard Skyrim as a virtual tourism app, will enjoy exploring every nook and cranny in Hitman. If I had to pick just one reason to play this game, it's because you can immerse yourself in its meticulously created mini-worlds.
  5. Nov 9, 2016
    81
    The story may be a bit thin, but as far as gameplay is concerned, Hitman is an assassin's dream come true.
  6. Jan 31, 2017
    80
    Who cares about the episodic release when Hitman Season 1 can offer a compelling, smart and entertaining experience, just like Hitman games should do? The gameplay is strong and, despite a plot that is lacking deepness, the season is fun and some maps, like Sapienza and Hokkaido, have a lot of replay value.
  7. Nov 3, 2016
    70
    The season ends with a cliffhanger of sorts – of course – which sets it up for Season Two; still, I’m still left wondering what exactly is happening. Perhaps played all at once, Hitman‘s story would make sense, but this episodic system has done nothing for it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Jan 22, 2017
    10
    It is really very good hitman game. Huge maps. Lots of ways to do your job. I love blood money, but this one is even better. And who doesn'tIt is really very good hitman game. Huge maps. Lots of ways to do your job. I love blood money, but this one is even better. And who doesn't have internet today? Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2017
    9
    Great HITMAN game. It's been too long since the last game. Hopefully it doesn't take another few years to develop another title in the series.Great HITMAN game. It's been too long since the last game. Hopefully it doesn't take another few years to develop another title in the series. The graphics are very good and optimized quite well. I only wished there were more missions, overall the game felt very short. Expand
  3. Oct 26, 2017
    9
    As a long time hitman fan, I really enjoyed this latest instalment. Going back to the roots of hitman was a great move and although there wereAs a long time hitman fan, I really enjoyed this latest instalment. Going back to the roots of hitman was a great move and although there were a lot of teething issues with the staged release I personally believe having the opportunity to experience the contracts and each map in detail without skipping through the entire story made the experience better.

    Pros:
    - Each map is huge and has a lot of life. Each level has very interesting concepts and overall keeps each mission unique.
    - The graphics are amazing and unlike previous hitman games there are loads of methods of assassination.
    - Replayability, currently on around 250 hours
    - The developers have added a lot of content and keep adding more, even with only 6 maps, there are bonus missions, contracts, escalations etc. Previous reviews stating the game is too easy have yet to experience one of the later updates adding the new harder difficulty option, which adds a lot of challenge to the existing content.

    Cons:
    - Voice acting did ruin some of the immersion
    - No Sniper briefcase
    - The last bonus mission was not as good as the previous 2.

    Overall:
    A great game and I commend the developers for their work, this is a huge step up from Absolution and I am worried that all the reviews asking for story will bring back another absolution(hitman has never had amazing stories, overall the cinematics between each mission were pretty good).

    I really look forward to another hitman game and if it is a continuation from this one I would definitely pre-order.
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  4. Jun 24, 2018
    8
    Hitman aims high. It also misses a lot. Yet to an extent, the game delivers, especially with the return of sandbox gameplay and all theHitman aims high. It also misses a lot. Yet to an extent, the game delivers, especially with the return of sandbox gameplay and all the possibilities that define IO's signature series. Expand
  5. May 10, 2017
    7
    An very immersive stealth/assassination game with numerous ways to complete missions --
    the variation of gameplay tactics offered for each
    An very immersive stealth/assassination game with numerous ways to complete missions --
    the variation of gameplay tactics offered for each mission gives the game a good amount of replayability. But in spite of that, Hitman 2016 is highly devoid of a decent plot, character development and overall content; and is made worse by its episodic format.
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  6. Jul 27, 2017
    6
    Hitman misses the mark...

    In fact, this game misses its primary purpose and scope, in interest to generate something that is loosely based
    Hitman misses the mark...

    In fact, this game misses its primary purpose and scope, in interest to generate something that is loosely based on hitman mechanics from 10yrs ago, combined with newly developed morality. Neither of which is what this game genre needs. In one hand you can applaud the developers for going back to basics to recreate something close to Blood Money, but in the other hand, isn't this too far basic? Ok, the graphics has changed, but mechanics, and animations, are behind the time. There is simply no sense of "tactical" in this game. Still awkward views and motions. Second, you would expect that openness and simplicity of achieving the task as in BM is one thing that they would have adopted, but instead, while map is open, most actions in the game are triggered. This means that they will not happen unless you are following the series of the events. Very rudimentary, very lazy approach to create more depth. Third, interactions with people around is very unnatural. It feels like interacting with rag dolls. Again, developer implemented very lazzy approach to give NPCs some character by filling the game with chatter, while completely disregarding the AI elements and dynamics which these characters should have. Next, what is up with the morality theme? You all the sudden cannot kill anyone, or you are heavily penalized for killing a "non-target". If this is the route they are taking, then please rename the franchise into CIA Agent (pardon: "CAI"...) and stop eluding the players. Lastly, armament. Yes, once pride of the Blood Money, having the great toolbox of weapons and accessories, is simply gone. Why bother with all those guns if all I ever need is suppressed pistol??...totally pointless.
    What are the good things in this game? Well, definitely graphics. The Square Enix's ambition to create almost photo realistic graphics in their games is unmistakable. All in all:
    Graphics: 9
    Sounds: 8
    Animations: 5
    Dialog: 0 ... has it ever occurred to this developer, that one of the best qualities of hitman is being able to mislead and being cunning...how do you achieve that if dude is not even talking..
    Game Mechanics and world interaction: 5
    Replayabilty: 6

    In conclusion, this is not a hitman. Game can be entertaining, but it is very simple and lacks depth. if they have taken John Vick movie, and dressed the main character as bald guy, they would have made epic hitman game..
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  7. Mar 12, 2018
    0
    Wow this game sucks a big fat d!@#. This latest version is an incredible waste of time. The graphics are middle of the road at best, theWow this game sucks a big fat d!@#. This latest version is an incredible waste of time. The graphics are middle of the road at best, the controls and game play are horrific and the whole deal with having to play online in order to progress is, well, retarded. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone. the developers should be charged with theft for presenting this steaming pile of garbage as a game. It is probably the worst game I have played in years. the original game developers for the Hitman series should hunt these new developers down and break each and every one of their fingers so that they can never pollute the gaming world with another failed abortion of a game like this. Expand

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