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84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
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  1. Jan 29, 2021
    95
    Hitman 3 hits the mark, plain and simple. Not only is it the best stealth/assassin sandbox gameplay of the franchise, but it stands among the best of the genre. It’s everything you love and want from a Hitman game with extreme polish, intriguing levels and tons of replay value.
  2. 95
    Hitman 3 is Agent 47’s best outing in the trilogy. The game is a glorious romp through six beautiful maps, leaving a trail of bodies in your wake. The many varied ways to deal with targets means replayability is a joy and exploration is fun. The game’s core may not have changed over the last few years, but that’s why it works so well. Agent 47 might be taking a break for now, but IO Interactive is on a roll and only time will tell if their next project is as good.
  3. Jan 27, 2021
    91
    Sure, it’s overly serious, and sure, my experience had a few blips along the way, but ultimately, it allowed Agent 47 to do his thing — and finish up this part of his story — in a way that felt true to this reborn version of the series. It may not be my favourite entry in the series, but it’s a good way to finish things off, and for that reason, it’s well worth your time.
  4. Feb 19, 2021
    90
    Hitman 3 is about the highest bar IO Interactive could set with the franchise. This is a universe the developer has lovingly crafted over the years and a perfect opportunity to let Agent 47 rest awhile. Hitman‘s laughable dark humor is here in spades, as the community devises weird challenges for each other that were never part of IO Interactive’s original plan. There are flaws–one’s that haven’t changed since 2016–but they are merely quirks that fans have embraced and come to terms with. As Escalations, Contracts, and new content trickles out over the months to come, Hitman 3 will continue to delight in its murderous, unique intent. Though 47 will eventually be traded for 007, it would be foolish to not recognize IO Interactive as an accomplished developer, responsible for an incredible game.
  5. Feb 19, 2021
    90
    Hitman 3 feels like a love letter to the ‘World of Assassination’ and I can’t think of a better way to conclude the series. With its delightfully witty dialogue and the fact that all existing Hitman content (as long as you’ve bought Hitman and Hitman 2) has progression carry over into Hitman 3, this game is a joy to play and the best Hitman has ever been. It takes all the best parts of the series we’ve come to love and leaves us with a bittersweet, Agent 47-sized gap in our hearts.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 5, 2021
    90
    Combine this game with imported levels from the past two, as well as everything being playable in PS VR, and Hitman 3 is a must-play stealth masterclass. Even the least favourite levels in this new selection are full of memorable moments. The weaknesses seem to lie in limited variety, but you’ll still spend hours unravelling even those. You can spend as much time on an individual destination as you would any Triple-A action game. Dartmoor’s atmosphere and family conspiracy is a highlight; Mendoza’s another, with a fancy party held in a winery fronting some intense security and a guarded villa above. It’s interesting that both feel very much inspired by Hitman: Contracts’ Beldingford Manor and Blood Money’s A Vintage Year, but it’s a testament to the design that they manage to feel so distinct, highlighting just how impressive the near flawless execution of social stealth is here. [Issue#185, p.76]
  7. Jan 31, 2021
    90
    HITMAN 3 gives a step forward to close the World of Assassination trilogy with a bang. Its and excellent game that fulfills the potentials of its ideas. Is not a perfect kill, but it is a well done job.
  8. Jan 26, 2021
    90
    Hitman 3 is the ultimate Hitman experience, period. The game runs almost improbably crisp, and each location is a ton of fun to explore. Replayability is a must, but not just because of the brevity of the campaign, but because there is so much to do in each one. Adding the missions of yesteryear appends even more to the package, along with the ability to be the assassin in VR or take it on the go with Stadia or Switch. I could try and nitpick it for what it doesn’t do or where it comes up short (of which there’s almost nothing), but when it comes to being an early contender for Game Of The Year, Hitman 3 hits its target dead center.
  9. Jan 22, 2021
    90
    Hitman 3 is the definitive case for careful refinement over needless reinvention. While not that fundamentally different from its predecessors, Hitman 3 has been polished to a high sheen, offering up fantastic frictionless stealth gameplay and an eye-catching array of unique, exciting stages. At times it's felt like luck was against this trilogy, but Agent 47 would be proud of how IO Interactive’s well-laid plans have come together in the end.
  10. Jan 19, 2021
    90
    Hitman 3 doesn’t break the mould, it merely beats in some extra details that give it a little extra depth and richness. For fans of the series it won’t be an issue; this is the final piece in a trilogy, after all – if it was too different it would stand out like a sore thumb. Ultimately, then, the only really disappointing aspect of Hitman 3 is its final location, which plays more like a sequence from Hitman: Absolution. With every other location offering so many possibilities, however, it’s forgivable. Chances are we aren’t going to be placed in control of Agent 47 again; at least for a fair while, anyway. But with Hitman 3, IO Interactive has at least made sure he’s had a worthy send-off.
  11. Jan 19, 2021
    90
    Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is one of the barcoded butcher's best appearances.
  12. 90
    Hitman 3 closes out the World of Assassination trilogy with developer IO Interactive in a confident mood. Lessons learned from the past five or six years have worked their way into this splendid epitaph for a series that looked dead and buried more than once along the way. As with its predecessor’s there are some lows to go with the highs, but those highs? They are truly something special and make the future of IO Interactive an exciting prospect.
  13. Jan 19, 2021
    90
    On its own, Hitman 3 is a moody conclusion to a generation-defining trilogy, but when taken as a complete compilation, it’s the ultimate stealth sandbox. IO Interactive has honed its gameplay formula to perfection, and it’s on top form here, designing missions like Dartmoor where you can lose yourself for hours solving a murder mystery that’s largely separate to the events of the core game. The process of puzzling out each level, deconstructing it, and then executing the perfect Silent Assassin run is some of the most fun you can have on PS5 right now – don’t miss this victory lap from one of gaming’s best franchises.
  14. Feb 10, 2021
    85
    Hitman 3 does an excellent job of wrapping up the World of Assassination Trilogy, pairing the predictable yet enjoyable narrative with the refined and forever reliable Hitman gameplay.
  15. Feb 3, 2021
    85
    When working, Hitman 3 hits new heights for the franchise. Every map is perfectly designed and is fodder for photo modes. Gameplay remains tight and stealth focused, benefiting from the impressive new hardware of the current-generation consoles and high-end PCs. With this said, my enjoyment was constantly staled by persistent server disconnections. As an individual game, Hitman 3 is the best in the franchise. Played as a trilogy, this is one of the best deals in gaming if you can sustain a server connection.
  16. Jan 19, 2021
    85
    A great ending to the impressive World of Assassination trilogy, Hitman III offers impressive level design, lots of options and a VR-mode that's very much worth playing. There are some small technical issues, but they're nowhere near prominent enough to hamper your enjoyment.
  17. Jan 19, 2021
    85
    Hitman 3 simply elevates video game killing to an art.
  18. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 17, 2021
    84
    It doesn’t really bring anything new to the Hitman formula. Still, Hitman 3 offers the biggest and the most intricate levels in the trilogy, as well as the satisfying conclusion to the current story arc. [Issue#241, p.52]
  19. Feb 2, 2021
    83
    Hitman 3 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by adding 6 new beautiful locations and some smaller additions and improvements. On the downside, it lacks any sort of multiplayer mode. Regardless, it's a must-buy for any fan of the series.
  20. Jan 19, 2021
    83
    For the conclusion of the trilogy IOI relies primarily on the tried and tested; A combination of cleverly designed assassination playgrounds and creative methods to achieve your goals. Unfortunately AI problems and script bugs stop Agent 47 in his tracks here and there.
  21. Jan 19, 2021
    82
    This is one of the best entries in the series, full of possibilities and with some unforgettable moments. However, it feels like its core is running out of steam, and it’s probably a good time to give Agent 47 a well-deserved break.
  22. Jan 19, 2021
    82
    Hitman's formula dances his last tango in which he puts the finishing touch to the trilogy: and leaving aside the episodic format suits him great. Direct, effective and with multiple possibilities to think like real killers.
  23. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 12, 2021
    80
    Hitman 3 is a well crafted goodbye to restarted series. It will surprise you with its complexity, puzzles and very nice looks, enhanced by the new generation of consoles. [Issue#309]
  24. Feb 19, 2021
    80
    This is how you end a trilogy. If you love this murderous series, you simply cannot miss its latest instalment. The campaign is a bit barebones, though, and a pause might be the best thing for the whole franchise.
  25. Jan 31, 2021
    80
    After four years, the Hitman trilogy is coming to an end. And what an end it is. Not necessarily in terms of story, but in terms of gameplay, Io Interactive has put together a fantastic sandbox that invites to both brutal, clever, and purely comic murders. Depending on your play style, the game might be too short and easy, but if you let yourself be entranced by the atmosphere and play calmly and methodically, there is a ton a enjoyment to be had here.
  26. 80
    Giving the formula a polish rivaled only by Agent 47’s supernaturally perfect cranium is the best way for the Hitman trilogy to go out. New additions, great levels, and engine fine-tuning make the final entry every bit as good as the rest.
  27. Jan 22, 2021
    80
    The final part of the modern Hitman trilogy is a minor masterpiece, a treasure trove of unforgettable player-generated moments. It doesn’t add any new ideas to the series, but perhaps it didn’t need to – because this is a game that lets you come up with the ideas, whether good, bad, deadly or ridiculous.
  28. Jan 19, 2021
    80
    Whilst nog being the most revolutionary entry in the series, Hitman 3 truly does deliver the best the new trilogy has to offer. With six stunning and diverse locations, plenty of opportunities to kill and all the finetuning, Hitman feels better than ever before. There are some minor technical flaws and bugs, but overall Hitman 3 is a worthy ending of this modern Hitman-era.
  29. Jan 19, 2021
    80
    Charting the series’ progress since that 2016 Paris debut has been a fascinating journey. IO have learned a lot over the past five years and that really shows in Hitman 3. It’s a flashier, more fluid evolution of IO’s original template - a rewarding conclusion to one of the most unique video game franchises around, and one we’ll continue playing for many weeks and months to come.
  30. Jan 19, 2021
    80
    Hitman 3 is a good entry in the series. It deliver beautiful levels, such as Dartmoor or Chonqing, new assassination tools and it allows players to import maps from the previous games (with improved graphics), buy still, its mechanics and some AI elements feel outdated.
  31. Jan 19, 2021
    80
    Hitman 3 manages to find an excellent balance within the existing formula. The levels are very diverse and full of options for devious assassinations. At the same time, Hitman 3 underlines that there is not much more stretch in this formula. Still, it is a worthy - and welcome - conclusion to the trilogy.
  32. Jan 19, 2021
    80
    Hitman 3 is an accomplished conclusion to IO Interactive’s stealth trilogy, even if it fails to reach the ambition set out by its narrative, often losing focus on what made it so special in the first place...Look past such flaws and you’ll find the murderous shenanigans intact, continuing to offer a superbly engaging experience that encourages you to play levels again and again in search of the perfect recipe for assassination.
  33. Jan 19, 2021
    80
    Hitman 3 is a worthy successor to its predecessors, much more beautiful and current. The multiple possibilities and the freedom of action at the heart of the various beautiful environments make the game an extremely pleasant journey.
  34. Jan 28, 2021
    77
    With the new trilogy coming to an end and Agent 47 yielding to 007, the developers have finally stuck the landing thanks to a few smart tweaks to design, mechanics, and tone. It's a shame it took until the final chapter to deliver on the potential.
  35. Jan 20, 2021
    70
    As much as Hitman III was a pleasure to play, it left me longing for the mood of the old games—for that European concoction of sirens and splashing rain, drenched in Jesper Kyd’s cold scores. I’m as excited as anyone for Project 007, but I wonder how long we will be left looking for 47—a wraith in a red tie, who has proven elusive enough to slip IO’s grasp.
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  1. Jan 19, 2021
    IO's final World of Assassination game is closer to a seasonal content update than a sequel, but it's a thrilling endeavour all the same. [Eurogamer Recommended]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 274 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 274
  1. Jan 22, 2021
    10
    Great game, would recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Jan 22, 2021
    10
    A fantastic finale to the trilogy! Solid 60FPS, improved graphics, and a wonderful set of new maps to murder on. One of the biggestA fantastic finale to the trilogy! Solid 60FPS, improved graphics, and a wonderful set of new maps to murder on. One of the biggest improvements is the load times, loading into a new mission in under 10 seconds is insane and adds so much to to experience. And importing Hitman 1 and 2 maps in, bringing all the new features to the old maps is the icing on top. Full Review »
  3. Jan 22, 2021
    9
    Отличное продолжение и завершение истории 47. Игра очень приветлива к новым игрокам, подсказки настолько просты, что не поймет разве чтоОтличное продолжение и завершение истории 47. Игра очень приветлива к новым игрокам, подсказки настолько просты, что не поймет разве что совсем глупый человек. Каждый уровень — словно отдельная игра, реиграбельность как всегда крайне высокая. Конечно революции не случилось, да оно и не нужно, было бы уже не то, хотя изменений хотелось бы. Full Review »