Generally favorable reviews - based on 57 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Jan 24, 2021
    Hitman 3 is another attempt on the part of the series to split the difference, for better and worse, between player freedom and focused storytelling.
  2. Jan 19, 2021
    Hitman 3 is a fun game — and I enjoyed plotting my way through it — but my hopes of refinement and iteration weren’t met. At its core, the gameplay is still the same as it’s always been. The series hasn’t managed to keep up with the times with the only attempt to shift the gameplay formula up somewhat, Hitman: Absolution, being very poorly received.
  3. Jan 19, 2021
    Hitman 3 isn’t a game that I would call bad in the slightest, but it hasn’t done a lot to wow me out of the gate. It feels more like an expansion than a showy, new sequel. Still, even with a handful of drawbacks, the promise is there that this will only continue to be a game that grows and gets better over time.
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  1. Jan 19, 2021
    Hitman 3 is the closing to a trilogy that has accompanied us for the last five years that risks little in its standard version. Some new gadgets such as the camera or the implementation of situations against the clock try to give a breath of fresh air to a delivery that cannot be removed from the seal of continuity. However, everything that has accompanied Agent 47 during these years is still there and lovers of the saga will appreciate it. Obviously the graphic update of previous games and the incorporation of VR mode on PlayStation is something that cannot be looked the other way. However, I would have appreciated a greater effort in narrative terms in this ending, perhaps the weakest point of the saga in these editions. All in all, this is a good game that offers the user a huge amount of hours if what you want is to get the most out of each of its well-worked scenarios. [Recommended]
  2. Jan 19, 2021
    A solid if unambitious expansion pack—and that should tell you whether to buy this one or catch up on Hitman 2 instead.
  3. Jan 22, 2021
    Although Hitman 3 on its own is great and worth your time, it’s the promise of all three games in one that make this a contender for Game Of The Year. In the end, the last five years have seen IO seemingly in training for what might come next. As it prepares to leave Agent 47 behind, we know now it has another iconic agent in its hands: James Bond. This feels like the ultimate send-off and a job interview at the same time. Double-0 status approved.
  4. Jan 19, 2021
    Even when I was on familiar ground—”safe” in my disguise, surrounded by pretentious and gullible targets, armed with all my secret gadgets and intel—I felt aware of who 47 actually is: lonely and out of place, with few friends and little control over his life. Whatever humanity he might have is twisted up in the machinations of power and capital that he’s both part of and fights against. “Who will you be without a score to settle?” Lucas Grey asks him early in the game, and it’s a question I often turned over as Hitman 3 played out. Essentially, he’d be no one—but then he’s always been that, really; all the rest of his identity is just make believe. Narratively and structurally, Hitman 3 strips its own make believe away, leaving the series’ core darkness on display.
  5. Jan 20, 2021
    I can't speak positively enough about this game. At nearly every turn, Hitman III puts itself out there as the best version of itself. In so many ways it's the same game we've been playing since 2016 (and really since 2000). There aren't many games that can make the same boast: relatively unchanged and better off for it after two whole decades.
  6. Jan 19, 2021
    I’m amazed that IO pulled off that delicate balancing act in Agent 47’s finest adventure to date. [Polygon Recommends]
  7. Since its episodic beginnings, you know what you’re getting into. With Ian Hitman, you know you’re getting some world-class level design, some tense moments of dark comedy improv, and a type of clockwork murder toy that nobody else makes. As a final act, Hitman 3 is as capable and pleasing as its trilogy-siblings. As a trilogy, it is one of the most fun-loving games of the previous decade. It is like Ian himself – reliable, dry-humoured, uniformed. The best murderer money can buy.
  8. Jan 27, 2021
    Players invested in the fate of Agent 47, Grey, and Providence find the final few levels of Hitman 3 really deliver on the story promises with some alarming twists and a satisfying conclusion. And those looking for the full ramp up from casual Hitman playing to borderline speed runner have a whole lot to work with here. But what makes me more excited is knowing IOI has nailed its formula for helping players improve and understand why it is they like to play games like this and how to get better at them. I can’t wait to see how the spirit of Agent 47 lives on in what they create next.
  9. Jan 19, 2021
    Hitman 3 ultimately succeeds at delivering some of the things that I really enjoy about these games, but those highlights keep getting overshadowed by inflexible Mission Stories, or the way the main plot kept putting more constraints on the game's possibilities. Maybe I’ll enjoy everything so much more by the time I do each of these levels five or six times and the actual story is far back in my memory, buried by how many ways I can use grapes to decimate my enemies. But the entire time I was playing for this review, I kept scrolling back to the levels for Hitman and Hitman 2, thinking about simply going back and exploring those all over again, and I’m not sure that desire is going to go away.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 629 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Jan 21, 2021
    This game is amazing in every aspects,and is the best of this new trilogy
  2. Jan 22, 2021
    Well it's about million times better game than Cyberpunk 2077 and that's all that matters really. It's not revolutionary, but these developersWell it's about million times better game than Cyberpunk 2077 and that's all that matters really. It's not revolutionary, but these developers at least care about games they are making. Full Review »
  3. Jan 21, 2021
    I am new to the hitman series and I love this game and the levels. It has great gameplay mechanics.