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"Above everything, Absolution is a game that wants you to experiment with it. It refuses to be rushed through, rewarding brains over brawn." - IGN.com
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION follows The Original Assassin undertaking his most personal contract to date. Betrayed by the Agency and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself pursuing redemption in a corrupt and twisted world.
See the world through the eyes of Agent 47. Predict an enemy’s likely patrol path. Observe the environment looking for ways to escape, weapons to use or shortcuts to take. Use your Instinct to blend in among enemies’ ranks or impersonate people to hide in plain sight. Or be more aggressive and engage in Point-Shooting - a new feature, giving the player a last-stand chance to taking down multiple opponents.
Showcasing Glacier 2™ technology: HITMAN: ABSOLUTION has been built from the ground up, boasting a cinematic story, distinctive art direction and highly original game and sound design.
Freedom of Choice: Stalk your prey, fight them head on or adapt as you go along. As Agent 47 the choice is yours thanks to highly evolved gameplay mechanics and a ground-breaking AI system.
Experience a Living, Breathing World: In the world of Hitman: Absolution every moment can become a story as unique characters, rich dialogue and Hollywood standard performances combine to create a gameplay experience like no other.
Disguises: As Agent 47, the identity of almost anyone you meet is yours for the taking. Immobilise your prey, steal their outfit and use your instinct to blend in and deceive your enemies.
Instinct Mode: See the world through the eyes of Agent 47 and become the world’s deadliest assassin. Using Hitman: Absolution’s Instinct Mode you’ll predict enemy movement, discover new ways to kill and use high powered weaponry with deadly accuracy.
A different Hitmanale91 | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all ale91's reviews »
A great departure from old school Hitman games.The game is more linear and cinematic,in some missions you won't even have to kill anybody. The more open ended levels are where all the killing is done and they offer the usual free approach of the series. The graphics are great and the game is quite long. It could have been a great game but it lacks some of the Hitman charm
Bald superman's point of view.winsquare2 | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all winsquare2's reviews »
When i first started this game, I had high hopes.After finishing it,i was pleasantly surprised.
As far as Hitman games go,Absolution definitely has the best graphics.The amount of detail that goes into each level is remarkable from the weapons to the civilians you encounter.
Although, the story does suffer from being too linear,as it involves Agent 47 just hopping from location to location,the levels themselves are like a world you want to walk around in for hours.The number of ways that Absolution lets you kill your targets is amazing.Going in guns blazing or playing it stealthy,the choice is most certainly yours.Furthermore, the game itself has its difficult and funny moments as well.All in all,if you're looking for a reason to start playing dress up as a bald man,Absolution is a great start.
Best Stealth game evercup99 | Sept. 13, 2014 | See all cup99's reviews »
Whether you enjoy sneaking around, or just shooting up the enemies and stabbing scrubs, this is the game for you. I am more of a shoot them up with a machine gun kind of guy and this game still provided me with a lot of entertainment. There are multiple ways to complete objectives, and the replay ability is pretty high. The campaign is long enough however where you probably won't find yourself replaying levels. The satisfaction of killing evil scrubs is pretty fun. You save people, kill people, and do favors for people. This is the first and only hit man game i have played and I can tell you from my experience that this is an absolute or should I say absolution must get.
Cool Hitman Gamelajvjjajajaaaa | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all lajvjjajajaaaa's reviews »
Winner of lots of rewards Hitman Absolution is third-person shooter game. This is similar to the others but much better, all of it. Better graphics, atmosphere and gameplay. Tons of weapons designs. There is also Deus Ex disguise somewhere. Sniper challenges and more. The gameplay is mostly stealth. You play as Agent 47 and you're hunted by the police. Awesome long story with cool cut scenes, choose freely your weapons and ways to kill while your going to your target. Kill or sneak, take the personality of those who you meet.
From Tobias Rieper to Ben Frankiln. A long journey.Obsessor | July 30, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
In first Hitman, Codename 47, Agent 47 signs in a hotel as Tobias Rieper. Fourteen years have passed, we've been to many places with the bald assassin. And I for one want to go even further.
Don't listen to people saying this part of adventures of the jolly assassin are bad. Catching cold in middle ages was bad. This game isn't bad. Just try it, plunge into the story and it will suck you in, I guarantee you will forget about ramblings of hardcore fans. It's the story of betrayal and revenge that matters in Absolution. It's "Ben Franklin" in Hawaii themed dressing-gown strangling fake nuns. It may sound hilarious. It is, when it can be. And isn't when it shouldn't.
Graphically the game shines(or maybe it's Agent's head...). In terms of sounds and music it's very, very good.
Absolution is linear. There is one path through a level that is "best." That I can't argue, even if I wanted to. You won't have much freedom. But on the other hand there are hundreds of challenges to complete. Finding a way to do that is proving to be quite fun indeed.
My conclusion - if you liked any of the previous Hitman games, you will enjoy Absolution. And if you haven't played as the bald assassin before, well... This game is sure to be a good start.