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  • Summary: Death Awaits
    HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career.
    Death Awaits
    HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career.

    Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again.
    Top of the World
    Every mission location in HITMAN 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do.
    A Platform of Assassination
    The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with HITMAN 3 as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of previous HITMAN games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two HITMAN games into HITMAN 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place.

    Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within HITMAN 3, also means that the progression systems in HITMAN 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. HITMAN 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into HITMAN 3.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Jan 19, 2021
    100
    Taken individually, Hitman 3 feels like great value, with plenty of variety and lots to do. When taken as a whole, the World of Assassination trilogy is hands-down one of the best and most complete-feeling trilogies in video game history. It’s a fitting finale for 47 – at least for now – and it has naturally left me thrilled to see what IO does with James Bond or whatever else comes next. It might only be January – but I can pretty much guarantee this will end the year as one of my 2021 favourites.
  2. Jan 19, 2021
    90
    There's simply not a lot of stealth-action games that can hold a candle to Hitman III, with its hours upon hours of engaging gameplay and high replayability. The sheer variety of different locations and missions, and also the inclusion of all the legacy content, turns this title into something you don't want to miss at the start of 2021.
  3. Jan 19, 2021
    90
    Hitman 3 builds on the structure of its predecessors but doesn't recycle old mechanics. Its creative sandbox systems encourage multiple playthroughs with possible outcomes only limited by your imagination. Returning fans will get the most of this narrative as it ties up a few loose ends but doesn't totally stick the landing. It's absolutely brilliant in execution, though, as you replay missions for different results providing the most robust experience to those who spend the most time playing.
  4. Feb 4, 2021
    90
    A must-buy for fans of the Stealth genre, and a safe bet for those looking for a well-crafted third-person escapade that combines solid gameplay with high-quality, movie-like production values.
  5. Jan 19, 2021
    85
    HITMAN 3 concludes the trilogy started in 2016 in style, on almost all points. The level design shows itself as always brilliant, while the scenario really makes things evolve. This new iteration can also be a valid entry point for new gamers.
  6. Hitman 3 is a great finale for the World of Assassination trilogy. With VR support exclusive to PlayStation, it is definitely a game you shouldn't miss.
  7. Jan 19, 2021
    70
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 228
  1. Jan 24, 2021
    10
    From now on, EVERY videogame developer who does better job than cdprojectred, deserves a praise!
  2. Jan 22, 2021
    10
    Little bit short, but overall very enjoyable game. All the hate? just lol, ignore the hate, their opinion means nothing when they can't evenLittle bit short, but overall very enjoyable game. All the hate? just lol, ignore the hate, their opinion means nothing when they can't even point out any flaws and just whine about some stupid sht. Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2021
    10
    This game is amazing in every aspects,and is the best of this new trilogy
  4. Aug 8, 2021
    9
    Giving this a 9/10. -1 solely due to the price point of the game and the cost of the previous games' levels. Other than that, it isGiving this a 9/10. -1 solely due to the price point of the game and the cost of the previous games' levels. Other than that, it is legitimately an amazing game with so many different possibilities, a great development team, and a humorous but intriguing story. The developers of this game really know how to have fun with it. Expand
  5. Jan 25, 2021
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Hitman 3 is a good game, it's in fact the best of its genre. The thing is, so was Hitman 1 and Hitman 2. Hitman 3 really does nothing new, its almost excactly the same game. A few new gadgets and tools and of course new maps, thats about it. It looks the same, it feels the same, it plays the same. Now that is not a bad thing but it also doesn't justify celebration. Its the bare minimum what was to be expected for the final conclusion of the Hitman series and in that sense it kinda dissappoints.

    I don't wanna talk about the story much because Hitman really never was a very story oriented game, I personally don't love it. Its okay but its a little bit too much Hollywood drama action plot twists that you can smell a mile away.

    What counts is the look and style, map design and the gameplay. Thats where Hitman sets itself apart from its competitors. I've mentioned that the gameplay pretty much didn't change, AI is dumb-funny as always and pretty easy to outsmart once you understand how to manipulate the game mechanics. It works well and gives you a big playground for messing around or trying challenges, again nothing new here.

    The game looks and suits itself pretty nicely. Textures aren't top shelf anymore but the game does a good job to hide it behind shiney, big clean open rooms and very detailed and beautiful interior. It's a fantastic world to play around in.

    With that being said, I don't like the levels as much as Hitman 1's and 2's. They feel more empty and less lively as the older ones. Especially Dubai and Berlin disappointed me. It feels like there are less NPC's on an active route, less conversations, it feels like NPC behave more static and yeah less lively and less believable as in high crowded maps like Miami or Mumbai. I don't know what happened here but something seems off. The level design itself seems good enough as far as I can tell, it's what happens inside the levels is a step down in every single mission I've played so far. Even the England Mansion mission, which I was looking forward to so much, was not as lively, busy, mysterious as I hoped. They are all very straight forward and less interesting.

    Missions and objectives are pretty short and the scope of content is far smaller than Hitman 2.
    Just as an example, Mission stories are a unique and interesting way of approaching a target. They offer a good amount of replayability and variety. Let's compare Hitman 2 and 3...

    Hitman 2:

    Hawkes Bay = 0
    Miami = 7
    Santa Fortuna = 7
    Mumbai = 7
    Whittelton Creek = 7
    isle of Sgail = 6
    New York = 5
    Haven Island = 5
    =37 in total
    and even if you don't count New York and Haven Island as they where DLC and introduced later you still had 27 in total.

    Hitman 3:

    Dubai = 3
    Dartmoor = 3
    Berlin = 0
    Chongqing = 3
    Mendoza = 3
    Carparthian Mountains = 0
    = 12 in total

    Thats not even half the amount of mission-content at launch. Not to mention that the actual targets, are probably the most boring in any of the Hitman games so far, with Berlin not even having a real target with backstory, you are just supposed to eliminate 5 random ICA Agents. Everything has been setup for the big finale and the confrontation with the main villain, the Constant but ultimately that whole showdown doesn't deliver.

    On top of that, I can not play Hitman 2 missions/escalations/etc., over the Hitman 3 interface since its an Epic Game Store exclusive now and forces me to buy the content I already own on Steam on their platform again, yet allows a "one time carryover" of progress and unlockables. That is borderline unacceptable and couldn't be more user unfriendly but it does not stop there. Hitman 3s very few Escalation Missions are locked behind the Deluxe Edition, as if the standart Version of the game offers such a high value to justify gating a little bit of extra content and endgame behind a paywall.

    Another thing that has to be mentioned is the recycling of NPC faces, voices and even convos. Yes there are new conversations, story and map related but I recognize at least half of the faces from the last game. Not to mention, chinese people in China, germans in Germany, arabs in Dubai speaking english, either barely with an believable accent or straight up english like a native speaker. Thats immersion breaking as hell! You did it right in Mumbai and Santa Fortuna, what happened? Too lazy this time around?

    All in all, Hitman 3 is a good and solid game but disappoints in innovation, scope and creating memorable targets and maps. It seems like IOI did the bare minimum to conclude the franchise which is pretty sad, considering they just relatively recently received single ownership of the Hitman Franchise License. As of right now, you literally pay 60 bucks to play 4 or 5 new maps (that have less value) and a new phone camera.

    The game itself is a 7/10.
    The whole package more a 6 or even 5.

    'F*** you, give me money' in full display but how dare i telling the truth, downvote!
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  6. Mar 22, 2021
    2
    Ridiculously low quality. As someone who has played almost every single game in the Hitman franchise and put over 300 hours into Hitman 3,IRidiculously low quality. As someone who has played almost every single game in the Hitman franchise and put over 300 hours into Hitman 3,I am extremely disappointed with this game. There are jarring bugs at every turn making even the most simple task impossible. Not only this, but on maps that have been in this game for over 4 years there are still bugs they have yet to fix. I really hope they can improve this game, but at this state it is completely unplayable. Expand
  7. Jan 20, 2022
    0
    Until the developer begins to respect the fans of his game, he does not deserve more appreciation.

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