Reviews for Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition


Mind blowing changes that redefine the franchise

moonmoonwulf | Dec. 9, 2015 | See all moonmoonwulf's reviews »

To begin with, don't care about other low rating reviews. People who wrote that can't deal with the fact that to have a tighter, more logical story line (if there was ever one in the previous tittles), the sacrifice of the so call "open world" is necessary. Their reviews are biased because they rate the game based on how it is expected to inherit from the earlier tittle. But game review should concerned more with the gameplay, the vibe a game brings. And, pretty much this game is a epitome of third person, stealth genre. Trust me when I say IF you want stealth game, safest bet is SquareEnix, second best bet is SquareEnix also. This game, despite not being open world, offers a variety of way to take care of your target, from food poisoning to sparta kick him in to a hole full of electric cable. So yeah, the not offering freedom argument is pretty invalid. In conlcusion, trust me, this is THE GAME


A more action and story based Hitman with reduced freedom

Legolas_Katarn | Oct. 11, 2015 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »

The earlier Hitman games required a lot more planning on your part to kill your targets and took place in larger environments, the problem was they were extremely buggy games that had a lot of problems. Blood Money improved on the formula but made it much easier for you to take an approach that just involved killing everyone. Hitman absolution makes the run in with guns blazing approach even easier to do, both due to making you even more lethal and because the levels are significantly smaller than they used to be and the game is more on rails than before. I enjoy the new gun mechanic where your aim becomes better if you slowly squeeze the trigger before firing, good for regular weapons but even better for sniper rifles where it feels like a more natural way to get off an accurate shot. In addition to the gunplay, you can wear multiple disguises in each level, knock people out or strangle them, get in quick time melee fights, hide bodies, and pick up melee weapons either to attack with or they can be used as silent deadly throwing weapons. On the easier settings you are given an instinct meter which can be used to identify points of interest, to slow down time while shooting, or to help you sneak by suspicious characters while in disguise. On the lower difficulties this bar will refill as you perform actions but higher settings will limit or remove the feature entirely. High visual and audio production values and varied environments help to keep things interesting. The game is not that long but a mode, contracts, allows people to play through levels marking up to three targets for assassinations and choosing an item that they are supposed to be killed by, once complete these games can be played by other people adding more variety to the game and allowing you to compete by trying to get higher scores, but you will have to play in the same environments you were in during the single player game. Weapons that you finish missions with can be kept and equipped in later missions, or can be bought and used in the contracts mode. Some of the areas are larger in scope and allow you to approach targets in a variety of ways but many of the areas are smaller more linear areas with fewer paths and options to take advantage of. The story itself is nothing that interesting but it will likely cause you to want to kill the mostly cartoonishly evil villains. Like most games where stealth is involved the enemy AI is not usually very effective once the shooting starts. Not sure what was up with the sexy nuns.


More Fun With 47 !

AsadAlrafidain | June 16, 2015 | See all AsadAlrafidain's reviews »

Agent 47 is back again (after we all thought he was done for), and this is definitly good news for the die hard fans of the hitman series, since now the game is inhanced with better graphics, sound effects, cinematic cut scenes and off course, more of the good old hitman missions. Though the story itself is filled with inconsistencies, the core of the story of hitman absolution is decently good. And for those who like competition, the developers have added Contracts mode, which allow you to play challenges made by other hitman players, or create one yourself for others to play. Even for those who are new to the series, I'm sure they'll find the game enjoyable.


Decently fun game, but has issues

BlockAgent | May 25, 2015 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »

Hitman absolution is an entertaining game. The story is classic hitman and any fans of the older games will like this one. The graphics, sound and gameplay are pretty good. I experienced a game-breaking technical glitch about three-fourths of the way through that the game noted as a graphical incompatibility (which is odd because I played that far with no problems on my MSI GTX 660). Seemed like more of a game issue to me.


Kind of shocked at the higher ratings

Takwin | Feb. 9, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »

This is not a true Hitman game in the sense of larger open worlds and extensive time and space to prepare and execute a mission. This is much more on-rails, smaller, and more limited in scope, and thus, fun. I really enjoyed the older Hitman games but this is probably the worst one of all. They strayed from the basics too far and ended up with a watered down version of what it used to be. Dishonored is a vastly superior game in every way if you enjoy planning and executing missions in huge open worlds with multiple avenues of success. Deus Ex Human Revolutions would also be a far better game for you than this one.


Sufficiently hard

LShun | Oct. 16, 2014 | See all LShun's reviews »

The first game, which impressed me so much when I came across a store selling computers. My first impression is this game is going to be amazing if I could try it out. On the last Steam Summer sale, Hitman:Absolution had a 90% discount if I am not mistaken. I quickly bought the Elite Edition because it was far cheaper than before. The game is awesome, packing loads of firepower, nice graphics and loads of people. I feel very lucky and grateful to buy this game. It turns out to be surprisingly beautiful. But even though the beautiful is there, the disguise system work in a more real-life and threatening way, it seems like people finally know who their workers are after so long. Of course, this adds a significant difficulty to the game. However, from the perspective view of system, it appears to put a very heavy load, to the computer. That might be because I played in High settings? Anyway, this game is great, but not flawless. The gameplay feels linear, the controls feel pretty like a robot. The graphics, in some cases, it makes the great look terrible thanks to the lightning. I feel very pleased about this game, and I would try out Purist difficulty later on. This game is amazing, my first and final impression.


Good game with clumsy controls

NOOPS | Sept. 14, 2014 | See all NOOPS's reviews »

I'm mainly a FPS gamer. I've played previous Hitman games and everything else from Call of Duty to CS to Battlefield to Max Payne. I found the controls for this game to be clumsy and at times extremely frustrating. The plot is decent. The visuals are very good. The controls were the biggest let down for me.


- You tried to kill me! - You're alive, so do not complain.

Suppression555 | Sept. 13, 2014 | See all Suppression555's reviews »

Hitman: Absolution - the game is not for the faint of heart, made in the genre of stealth-action, the fifth part of the series «Hitman». You play as all known from previous instalments, Agent 47 - clone "Hitman." In this game, you decide how the murder will be done, or you will kill secretly and try not to catch the eye of the enemy, or you kill without extra effort and go straight (not at all difficulty levels, it is possible.) Throughout the game, you'll try to pass challenging levels where you will not be a break not for a moment, the slightest wrong move and you have already been discovered. Very exciting passage in stealth, makes you think how to kill so as not to be noticed. Earn achievements pleasure. You are given the task to take certain girl Victoria, which is necessary to the agency. 47th agrees to contract, although at heart and does not want to kill Diana. It was a new project that is very necessary to bring back all the efforts and he will protect her. This game is designed primarily for the passage of stealth. Large selection of weapons, do not give time to think, what and how to kill. A powerful game engine gives a very nice picture. You can create your contracts and play already created by someone else. For the execution of contracts players get the money, which will be able to modify the weapons or buy costumes. In the main game is the so-called mini game «Hitman: Sniper Challenge». To the players it was not boring, the developers made a special table that displays the progress of other players. Who thinks to take for the first time and do not like games where you have to hide and disguise themselves, then I do not advise you to take it. Worthy of the fifth part of the series.


Agent 47 is back!

bibboorton | Sept. 12, 2014 | See all bibboorton's reviews »

I really enjoyed my time with Hitman Absolution. Every level is a sandbox where you can blow stuff up or go for stealthy ways of getting kills. In addition, Contracts mode is amazing and makes the replayability of the game go up a huge amount. It's basically Steam workshop where you challenge other players to do the same thing you do in a mission. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.



philip08533 | July 23, 2014 | See all philip08533's reviews »

Hitman has amazing graphics and is super fun. The story is great, although i have no played the old ones enough to know if it messed anything up. You have to plan how you are going to kill your target and how you will execute your attack. It is worth adding to your game library and is a very fun to play game. I played the first Hitman, and compared to that this is very easy, but that is because of improved UI and gameplay.


Hitman RIP

wushudragon | July 13, 2014 | See all wushudragon's reviews »

The old Hitman games were a blast. I made the awful mistake of pre-ordering this one without reading reviews first, though. Don't do the same. If you come to expect open missions where you can go about your objective in a non-linear fashion, look elsewhere. The hitman brand has become another action based linear affair with little to no freedom. Cutscenes aplenty and yawns to go with em. Buy the old games, pass this one up unless you want COD in Hitman disguise.


A Great Hitman Experience

bcf623 | June 11, 2014 | See all bcf623's reviews »

If you have played any of the past Hitman games, it is a very similar experience, but very much improved with an enjoyable plot. If you have not, then it is still a game worth checking out. What makes the game best is that there are multiple ways of completing each level. You can choose to run in guns blazing, but you most likely will not be successful. What you can also do is lead enemies away and pick them off one by one, or simply sneak past them to your main target. These options improve the game greatly because it leaves you to think about what would be the best action for the next section of the game to leave you with the highest chance of success. Overall, a great game in the stealth/assassination series of games and a switch up from the many blade-based games such as Assassin's Creed or Dishonored.