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  • Summary: With the Intro Pack, you'll get an introduction to the world of HITMAN, with the Prologue and Paris episode. You'll get full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and all other live content.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Play UK
    Apr 22, 2016
    90
    Hitman strips the series back to its satisfying, and winning, formula. A few technical issues aren't enough to ruin a strong start to Agent 47's new episodic campaign. [Issue#268, p.68]
  2. Games Master UK
    May 18, 2016
    83
    A perfectly formed bite of Hitman action, set in a rich location and full of murderous opportunity. [May 2016, p.68]
  3. 80
    This first episode strikes a fine balance between accessibility and pleasing long term fans to make this the finest slice of Hitman since Blood Money. Some technical issues do sadly mar an otherwise superb start to Agent 47’s latest.
  4. Mar 22, 2016
    80
    Hitman: Episode One represents a magnificent return to form for the franchise.
  5. Mar 11, 2016
    78
    When you're playing and engaged, Hitman is a thoughtful, well-paced, and beautiful introduction to what should be an incredible multi-part adventure. It's hard to imagine how Square Enix and IO could possibly screw up something this good.
  6. Mar 25, 2016
    74
    Hitman is off to a good start, but the ridiculous load times and the always-online issues bring down an otherwise impressive entry in the Hitman series.
  7. Mar 16, 2016
    52
    Hitman needs a better focus, fewer bugs and more variation in the next episode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 81
  2. Negative: 42 out of 81
  1. Mar 11, 2016
    10
    this game is fantastic to play. i enjoying stealth and assassinate targets.. graphic is great. i am not sure if story is great because therethis game is fantastic to play. i enjoying stealth and assassinate targets.. graphic is great. i am not sure if story is great because there are 7 episodes in whole game. i will rate story when i complete full game with 7 episodes. Enemies seem little smart and little dumb. Kudos to IQ devs Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2016
    9
    Hitman is back to form. Gameplay is good how it used to be, much improved over Absolution. Very good graphics. Only minus is i'm not convincedHitman is back to form. Gameplay is good how it used to be, much improved over Absolution. Very good graphics. Only minus is i'm not convinced to the whole episodic saga. Loved previous games? Get it. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2016
    8
    Hitman Paris is the first part of the new episodic hitman series.
    You’re introduced with a prelude that introduces the story and agent 47
    Hitman Paris is the first part of the new episodic hitman series.
    You’re introduced with a prelude that introduces the story and agent 47 you’re are sent through a brief tutorial with a final test to let you play with your skills.
    Much like the past hitman games, there are multiple ways to kill your targets, you can collect poison, add it to a food or drink, use explosives, mess with objects, and to get to various sections of a map you of course have to steal disguises…
    This is where things get a little frustrating…
    Disguises will almost always give you away if you’re too close to npcs wearing the same outfit as you, which makes sense since you would think they would recognize their coworkers, but the frustration comes in because in some locations only certain uniforms are allowed without you just getting shot at,
    which kind of defeats the purpose of a disguise,
    Either get shot at as soon as you trespass or power walk from someone who find you suspicious until they shoot you
    And you can’t really turn this into a 3rd person shooter like you could in absolution, because 3 shots and you’re dead…
    if you raise any suspicion at all you’re surrounded…
    This could maybe be fixed if they only become suspicious if you stick around for a while rather than just stay in their line of sight...
    Which is another frustration...
    The first 2 maps are crawling with enemies, everyone has someone watching them….
    You can’t really tell if you’re in someone’s line of sight until it’s too late…
    I’m actually almost 100% sure that you’re in someone’s line of sight at all times
    enemies for the most part just stand there, which leaves your stealth combat options practically useless…
    you’re almost forced to use environmental opportunities
    I feel handcuffed to trying to beat the game the way it wants me to, rather than feeling like I’m being dropped into an area with a few tools to do as I please….
    And when I say area, I mean area…
    You can buy the game upfront for $60, buy the first pat for $15 and every episode afterwards for $10
    And for that $15 initially you get to create contracts to challenge the online community (fair warning though, a crappy internet connection isn’t going to cut it), 2 story contract missions and a tutorial.
    That’s right, hitman Paris is One. Single. Mission.
    This game relies on replay value.
    The tutorial makes this clear by actually making you replay the tutorial a different way.
    And the trophies make this clear by asking you to try and complete all of the different opportunities.
    This is what they want you to do.
    Take this one map and take out your targets in as many ways as you can.
    I will say though that the map is crawling with life, it is really cool to explore the massive event going on that is this Paris fashion show, and figuring out how you’re going to pull off assassinating 2 targets and escaping without being killed yourself….
    Especially with how difficult and annoying the enemies in and around every corner can make it
    You’re up for a stealthy challenge here…
    While I personally don’t find myself replaying the same map to change my approach over and over..
    Or to even take out a different target
    I can see how fans of the stealth genre could enjoy such a thing
    I giver Hitman Paris a 7.5/10
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  4. Mar 12, 2016
    4
    To start releasing a game in monthly tiny parts is BAD on all counts. Playing this was highly underwhelming. I enjoyed absolution, but thisTo start releasing a game in monthly tiny parts is BAD on all counts. Playing this was highly underwhelming. I enjoyed absolution, but this has mediocre ps2-3 graphics. Finished in 40 minutes and im not going to replay as there are dozens of much better games to spend my time with. A waste of money to buy. Maybe next January when full game is released it may be worth it. Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2016
    3
    A disastrous money-grab from Square Enix that sadly foreshadows the upcoming disaster that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be, given that itA disastrous money-grab from Square Enix that sadly foreshadows the upcoming disaster that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be, given that it suffers from the same greedy and absolutely unnecessary episodic format.

    But let's review it as a standalone game. For those who have bought the 'Full Experience', I'm sorry for your wasted money basically - as if the rest of the episodes are of this quality, you may as well as flushed your cash right down the drain.

    It's a mess. The core gameplay mechanic is basically a tutorial that you have to try very hard to fail, because the game holds your hand at every point. The game looks massive, but is in reality constrained, with Paris a tantalising but out of reach prospect. The graphics... passable. Story is very much "meh" for what we have, and who cares anyway as you'll only get a glimpse of it for the 45 minutes you'll play before the end. Sure, if you go for the full completion, you might get, say, 2 hours out of it, but there's no incentive to do so.

    Add to that completely unnecessary and consumer unfriendly DRM and you have yet another Square Enix turd on our hands.

    Yes, I admit I have a bias, as the whole core of me rejects the notion of episodic AAA gaming - I find it ludicrous. But if you judge it as a standalone title and ignore that facet completely, it's still a complete failure of a title.

    Oh, and once again, a message to the major review sites - shame, shame on you. For absolutely nobody to call this game out for what it is is a massive indictment on how rotten your journalism is.
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  6. Mar 14, 2016
    1
    There is only one mission and they will be releasing one episode per month, don´t buy this crap. Studios, if you don´t have a full gameThere is only one mission and they will be releasing one episode per month, don´t buy this crap. Studios, if you don´t have a full game completed don´t push it. I hope this doesn´t became a business model. Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2016
    0
    I used to love the Hitman series, but now with it being sold by episodes, I won't play it. I don't play episode games. Who in hell wants toI used to love the Hitman series, but now with it being sold by episodes, I won't play it. I don't play episode games. Who in hell wants to pay for a game, to play for a few hours, then have to wait to pay again, and play for a few more hours. No thank you! If they ever pull their heads out of their arses and realize that this concept sucks and actually make a full game, I might think about purchasing it. As of now, they have lost a fan. Expand

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