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  • Summary: HITMAN empowers players to perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the globe, from Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this stealth action title. Gameplay centers on taking out targets in vast sandboxHITMAN empowers players to perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the globe, from Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this stealth action title. Gameplay centers on taking out targets in vast sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to attack and who to kill is at your discretion. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. 93
    Hitman is arguably a pinnacle for the series, possibly even eclipsing Blood Money as Agent 47's finest moment. Each episode is a sandbox that you don't simply play and then forget. You'll want to master it and discover all of its hidden secrets and nuances. And therein lies Hitman's innate brilliance. It's deep, expansive and open-ended enough that you'll never want to stop playing. Hitman is quite simply magnificent.
  2. Nov 7, 2016
    90
    Introducing a new depth of variety and replayability to its sandboxes, Hitman's experiences are now more enjoyable and fulfilling than ever before. Although this can lead to a short experience for some, the content on offer is some of the highest quality since the game's conception.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 1, 2017
    90
    Consistently brilliant - the best Hitman game, and one of the best games of the year. [Jan 2017, p.84]
  4. Nov 23, 2016
    80
    Delayed gratification from the episodic release schedule or not, this 2016 take on Hitman is a brilliant game. Expansive level design and nearly unlimited replay value courtesy of so many routes to your assassinations (and so many methods with which to carry them out) make the experience almost completely different each and every time you play. Yes, Agent 47 took his time getting here, but it was time well spent.
  5. 80
    This is thinking man’s stealth at its best.
  6. Jan 22, 2017
    80
    The story is great but it’s not as rich as other games.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Apr 24, 2022
    10
    I had rough time starting the game because I only knew the linear gameplay from Absolution, and way expecting something along those lines. ButI had rough time starting the game because I only knew the linear gameplay from Absolution, and way expecting something along those lines. But after forcing myself through Paris I fell in love with this game, finishing all missions with 20/20 mastery, 100% challenges and Silent Assassin Suit Only + Sniper Assassin. Expand
  2. Jul 11, 2021
    9
    Hitman is a amazing game for anyone who likes stealth the one problem is you have to be online to play a single player game but its just aHitman is a amazing game for anyone who likes stealth the one problem is you have to be online to play a single player game but its just a little inconvenience. Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2016
    9
    I will preface this with saying I think I lucked into getting as best an experience from this game as possible since I managed to get itI will preface this with saying I think I lucked into getting as best an experience from this game as possible since I managed to get it discounted in a sale for the entire first season plus all the bonus stuff as well as me getting it once every episode was out and whatever bugs the game had were mostly fixed.

    The Hitman series (And in all honestly stealth based games of any sort) were never my thing but I have fallen in love with Hitman. The game controls beautifully, it's responsive and nuanced without tipping into the point of becoming over complicated. The in game graphics do great justice to the maps created, another huge bonus point for me as I was pleasantly surprised by just how big and detailed each of the maps were. I've seen people complain about them being contrived and simplified but with what feels like hundreds of random NPCs and a multitude of mission significant characters (targets, guards, various staffs etc.) it makes each environment feel alive and organic.The story (at least what I've played of it thus far) is interesting and engaging and I was all caught up on the significance of the events portrayed just through some light reading and questions to a friend who is an avid Hitman fan.

    My biggest plus of the whole thing is I think it really nails the freedom to experiment in the game. I understand that this is an integral feature of the Hitman series but this game seems to really come on leaps and bounds with it. Too many games spoon feed you information and hold your hand from start to finish but at worst this game leads you to an easy path to completion through some minimal exploring that in the end will not result in the most satisfying of assassinations. At best it will drop you in the middle of a map with little more than your targets names and let you run with it and I adore that. I am only part way through the story but have found myself repeatedly returning to the same few levels to try different methods time and again or even just trying to correct mistakes I made in previous runs.

    With the live contracts and the variation it creates in the maps I can see myself having endless fun with this game. The assassination of the two burglars from Home Alone that went live recently not only entertained me on gimmick alone but in pursuing different targets that behave wildly different from the primary targets on the same level I stumbled upon details that allowed me to open up different paths or approaches upon replaying the original level.

    As I said I feel like with my lack of prior experience of Hitman games, the reduced cost of the game and my purchasing it at the time of it being fully released and mostly fixed I have lucked into the optimal experience of this game but I do not at all feel like that diminishes the experience at all. This game has turned me into someone who will be looking to play through as much of the previous installments as possible as well as eagerly awaiting what comes next from the series.
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  4. Jun 20, 2021
    8
    I'm not a fan of the stealth genre but this one gets me to reconsider things. User friendly, it allows you to try so many (crazy) things toI'm not a fan of the stealth genre but this one gets me to reconsider things. User friendly, it allows you to try so many (crazy) things to reach your goal (and the possibilities are numerous) without being afraid of starting over the whole mission, and that's the great point about this game. Graphics are quite nice and the gameplay mechanics rather simple but smooth, and allows a lot of possibilities. The story is very light but that didn't annoy me. Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2017
    7
    It's definitely true to the hitman series which definitely one of my favorites. However, this season and episodic release style is horrendous.It's definitely true to the hitman series which definitely one of my favorites. However, this season and episodic release style is horrendous. Basically play then wait for new episode, such a buzzkill. Since when did gaming turning into a television series. Terrible idea, just release the game as a whole then do DLC. If more games do this, I will not buy, its absurd. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2022
    7
    Me gustó bastante más Hitman Absolution. En este Hitman te mueres de ganas de asesinar pero el juego te penaliza demasiado, debería haberMe gustó bastante más Hitman Absolution. En este Hitman te mueres de ganas de asesinar pero el juego te penaliza demasiado, debería haber algún modo el cual fuera mas benévolo con las muertes. Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2018
    0
    only 6 missions and chopped up in tidbits here and there. Also purchased the game new at launch, but no longer have access to single playeronly 6 missions and chopped up in tidbits here and there. Also purchased the game new at launch, but no longer have access to single player campaign unless I rebuy "game of the year" addition. So I can freeplay all 6 missions but cant play the cinematic storyline unless I shell out another $50?! what a lame business model! *deleted off hard drive* *avoiding any and all future games of Square Enix*. Expand

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