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  • Summary: In HITMAN Episode 5: Colorado, Agent 47 takes on his toughest assignment yet; an intense infiltration mission on a farm compound that has been converted into a private militia training camp. The story mission for Episode 5 is titled “Freedom Fighters” and is not one to be taken lightly.In HITMAN Episode 5: Colorado, Agent 47 takes on his toughest assignment yet; an intense infiltration mission on a farm compound that has been converted into a private militia training camp. The story mission for Episode 5 is titled “Freedom Fighters” and is not one to be taken lightly. [Square Enix] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 29, 2016
    85
    Hitman's purest stealth episode so far is a white-knuckle ride of espionage and action amidst the backdrop of enemy territory, as Agent 47 finally begins to uncover the threads of a season-long conspiracy.
  2. Sep 29, 2016
    80
    The targets are harder to kill and the environment isn’t as pretty as previous missions, but Colorado offers excellent gameplay and tons of replayability.
  3. Oct 12, 2016
    80
    The fifth episode delivers a rather high difficulty spike, which was honestly needed in the episodic Hitman. It is an improvement over the previous episodes and deserves to be played by Hitman fans and stealth fans in general.
  4. Sep 29, 2016
    70
    As a penultimate episode to the first season, Freedom Fighters makes an effective statement, even though there are flaws in its execution.
  5. Oct 4, 2016
    70
    Despite its low points, the tension that permeates Colorado works tremendously in its favor, leading to a more consistently enjoyable 'Hitman' episode than 'Bangkok', which remains a low point for the game. While there isn't nearly as much personality or humor as there perhaps should have been, there's still plenty of fun and excitement to be found within the militia camp. It's also the biggest leap forward for the story thus far, and builds toward what should be a tremendous climax when the game's final episode hits next month.
  6. Oct 4, 2016
    69
    In a way it’s a nice change-up to the established formula to date but the drab and gloomy farm isn’t an especially memorable environment. It is, however, the trickiest series of hits this season thanks to a big push for stealth, and probably the lengthiest episode so far.
  7. Oct 2, 2016
    59
    Episode 5 sadly proves the episodic model does not fit the franchise, or at least this incarnation of it, and that we may have been better off with a more traditional release. If it succeeds in one thing, it’s to set up an explosive finale in the sixth episode.

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Feb 5, 2017
    7
    A very small map comparing to other episodes, a place where almost no action is unseen, Colorado is probably the worst episode of the 1stA very small map comparing to other episodes, a place where almost no action is unseen, Colorado is probably the worst episode of the 1st season. 4 well trained targets to take out, first time to have an excuse for American accents. There is freedom in the episode, but the NPCs or in this case - highly trained paranoid soldiers, won't let you use that freedom as much. A good challange though. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2016
    3
    Firstly I'll say I'm a great fan of stealth and games that offer creative ways of reaching a solution instead of just running and gunning.Firstly I'll say I'm a great fan of stealth and games that offer creative ways of reaching a solution instead of just running and gunning. Deus Ex, Dishonored, Metal Gear Solid and Hitman Blood Money being examples. From the very start I've not enjoyed this episodic release schedule and I think it has hurt the game as a result. I can't find a story here and it's very hard to get absorbed in something split up like this.

    Compared to earlier levels such as Paris and Italy this level is a mixture of brown and green. It's ugly. I also felt there was little room to experiment here as literally everyone is on alert. Filling a level with more enemies to increase difficult is lazy.

    Come back soon hitman, ditch this release model and go back to your roots like Blood Money...
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  3. Dec 17, 2016
    2
    Throughout the episodes of this game there has been god awful voice acting, with inappropriate accents and phrases given to characters atThroughout the episodes of this game there has been god awful voice acting, with inappropriate accents and phrases given to characters at every corner. It completely undermines the whole game and makes it feel Mickey Mouse. The people in Morocco all spoke with native English speaker North American accents, and now that the game has an episode in Colorado the mercenaries guarding the place are all speaking with British accents...??? Has anyone put any thought into it at all? Even though I've paid for all the episodes I've given up on this game. I didn't finish this episode and don't intend to try the Japan one either. The Sapienza episode was fairly enjoyable, but overall this game is a massive flop. Don't waste your money. Expand