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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. 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.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jun 21, 2018
    10
    It's one of the best games i ever played. There are many spectacular ways to kill the targets, but you can also make your own plan, stealthIt's one of the best games i ever played. There are many spectacular ways to kill the targets, but you can also make your own plan, stealth and kill them breaking their necks, which is more satysfying then follow the possibilities (you can also turn them off and find them by yourself). The locations are very big and unical and their are many humans there. The "AI" is much better, than in the most stealth games and the NPCs behave realistic, altough their are many factors that influence them. The game is very original, becouse teir aren't many games that let you pretend you were just a civilist or anyone else if you have his cloths and kill very importent people completing seemingly impossible missions without anybody notice it and let you thing you are the smartest person inthe location. Expand
  2. May 10, 2017
    9
    Je ne parlerai pas du format épisodique uniquement en dématérialisé choisi par ces crevards de Square Enix pour ce nouveau Hitman, un formatJe ne parlerai pas du format épisodique uniquement en dématérialisé choisi par ces crevards de Square Enix pour ce nouveau Hitman, un format habituellement réservé à moult "jeux" indés qui font la manche comme des clochards.

    Non, je n'en parlerai pas, car s'il a fallu attendre presque un an, le jeu complet (Hitman - The complete first season) a fini éventuellement par sortir en boîte comme tout jeu normal triple A qui se respecte... même si la VF y a laissé des plumes du coup ! j'ignore où IO Interactive a fait doubler son jeu mais cet anglais au détestable accent canadien est assez horripilant.

    Mais ne crachons pas dans la soupe, car tout est bien qui finit bien -à part la musique pas terrible... difficile de passer après Jesper Kyd !- il s'agit en effet ni plus ni moins du meilleur Hitman à ce jour. Un retour à la tactique et l'observation après le mitigé Absolution qui s'était égaré vers autre chose...

    De grands niveaux très bien conçus où l'infiltration et l'assassinat discret sont devenus rois et dans lesquels le jeu vous encourage fortement à accomplir des crimes parfaits... Le déguisement est devenu la pierre angulaire du système, bien plus que jadis, car désormais le jeu propose des "opportunités" et vous guide entre elles. Il faudra choisir parmi ces fils conducteurs, observer et bien planifier ses actions...

    On vit des moments d'infiltration pure où l'adrénaline coule à flots au fur et à mesure de notre progression jonchée de victimes inconscientes (ou de morts) dans des armoires, meubles, bacs et poubelles. Parfois, cela se déroule à la seconde près, car inutile de le préciser mais la détection conduit à l'échec ou à une mission "sale".

    A cet effet, le développeur IO Interactive a fortement dégradé la maniabilité des armes pour pénaliser fortement les bourrins qui espèrent finir tout un niveau à la Rambo. C'est sans doute possible avec beaucoup de bonne volonté mais on sent bien que le jeu n'a pas du tout été pensé pour ça.

    Par contre, l'interface et le maniement de notre super-assassin est un sans-faute, voire même une certaine idée vidéo-numérique de la perfection : la conscience de l'environnement avec l'instinct, l'effet des déguisements et le risque d'être reconnu, l'équipement souvent très anodin en notre possession (mais létal), la mini-carte, la sauvegarde automatique et manuelle ! ... tout y est un modèle d'ergonomie.

    A cela, on doit ajouter l'IA cohérente et convaincante et toujours cet humour pince-sans-rire si caractéristique de la série. On doit également mentionner le moteur maison Glacier (sic) d'une belle efficacité qui propose un rendu très propre et sait gérer une quantité assez impressionnante de PNJ.

    Voilà donc le Hitman de la maturité après toutes ces années, l'excellente surprise de 2016 !
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  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. Dec 7, 2016
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. [Condensed Review]

    In summary, Hitman: Season One is an interesting side note in the series' saga but is not the next stop on anyone's list of destinations for where the series should go. Season Two will hopefully bring with it a host of needed changes and tweaks while maintaining the fundamentals of what makes this one still marginally a success for the standards of the series. Expand the voice acting so that it goes beyond the small-minded trash that the majority of this adventure's work was. Alleviate some of the more frustrating aspects of the game while maintaining the sense of urgency and cautious trial and error that Blood Money and Absolution elicited so well in players. And if you're going to continue with the episodic approach then definitely add more content between releases to alleviate boredom and to usher in more reasons for replaying singular missions.

    Concept: Play as Agent 47, a hitman with a penchant for the elaborate and over the top, obscure kills that we've come to love and appreciate over the years.

    Graphics: The game looks beautiful but sometimes the frames drop due to so many characters jammed into each mission's expansive environments.

    Sound: NPC dialogue is a real waste and the team behind the dialogue is mostly comprised of apparently the same core people because you can easily differentiate persons one through six from each other in each setting. Get more voice actors in there.

    Playability: Despite frustrating segments throughout, the controls never falter and for the most part are the saving grace of the experience.

    Entertainment: Each mission offers a plethora of exploration but at the same time each brings with it different frustrations and can make replaying them more of a chore and bore than truly entertaining.

    Replay Value: Moderately High.

    Overall Score: 7.5
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  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. Sep 2, 2018
    7
    Hikaye = 7
    Oynanış = 8
    Grafikler = 8
    Sesler = 7
    Keyif = 7
    Atmosfer = 7
    Süre = 5
  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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