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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: 43 out of 67
  2. Negative: 12 out of 67
  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. Oct 10, 2020
    9
    Kai's WhoAsked Reviews..

    Hitman (2016): - assault rifles go shoot, computer goes crash - It's worth noting than my laptop can just barely
    Kai's WhoAsked Reviews..

    Hitman (2016):
    - assault rifles go shoot, computer goes crash
    - It's worth noting than my laptop can just barely run this game, so my experience playing was not the "ideal". For that reason, I won't be docking points for crashes, graphics, and performance.
    - After playing this one, my rating of Absolution has gone from 8 -> 7.5.

    What I liked:
    - Paris. I loved the first map, and to me, it was a perfect introduction to the game. Out of all the missions, I spent the most time on Paris, and I didn't really get bored of it until I started the Escalation challenges. Which is why I didn't end up completing said challenges.
    - The transition from Paris -> Sapienza. If you thought Paris was a huge map, you'll be overwhelmed by the size of Sapienza. And even though size doesn't matter, it sure is impressive.
    - Replayability. Absolution has its moments, but this is the real shieet . The hours I spent on Paris alone are greater than my entire playthrough of Absolution. Replaying is where the value lies. You're not going to get the full experience if you blaze through all the missions once and call it a day.
    - Level design. (I hope that's the right term to describe it). I'm not a game dev; I don't know what goes into creating and shaping an environment, but from my perspective as a player, I was highly entertained. Notable exception being Colorado, which I discuss below.

    What I disliked:
    - "Enemy AI: oftentimes silly, exploitable, and entertaining. There's nothing like crouching in plain sight while enemies with no peripheral vision walk in circles around you." If this looks familiar, it's because I copied it from my Absolution review. Yes, it still applies, though to a lesser extent, I would say. If I could recommend one thing for Hitman III, I would add some significance to bloodstains. The AI wade through pools of blood without a care in the world. Give it some consequence, like the ruined disguises in professional mode.
    - Colorado. With such a strong start to the campaign, it felt like things were starting to fizzle out towards the end. Colorado being the low point, in my opinion. Four targets in a comparatively uninteresting apricot farm. Everyone's armed, there isn't much in terms of vertical substance, and worst of all: it's in... America . (/s) One thing I did like about Colorado, though: the abundance of throwable apricots.

    Final verdict: 9.5/10
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  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. Jan 1, 2019
    8
    Игра шидевр! Просто лучшая игра всех времён и народов. Какая графика, какой графон!
  5. Jul 24, 2020
    8
    A hitman that follow the Blood Money formula and yes it is awesome Hitman game in the series. Though I understand the online mode is a badA hitman that follow the Blood Money formula and yes it is awesome Hitman game in the series. Though I understand the online mode is a bad thing for some people. Overall personally for me, this is something I would expect from a Hitman game back to its root. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2018
    7
    Good game, carefully crafted, a good iteration on the well known franchise formula. What I disliked the most was the episodic way to releaseGood game, carefully crafted, a good iteration on the well known franchise formula. What I disliked the most was the episodic way to release it. It could have been a great game but the publisher's greed made it a sour experience to purchase the game in this new episodic way. Expand
  7. Feb 9, 2021
    0
    i have over 100 hours in this game the story is awesome the replaybilty is great but not infinite yeah you have to have a online connectioni have over 100 hours in this game the story is awesome the replaybilty is great but not infinite yeah you have to have a online connection but that pays off with the great challenges and easter eggs Expand

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