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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
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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.
An enjoyable experiencemeltinghero | Feb. 27, 2014 | See all meltinghero's reviews »
I have never been a fan of the hitman series, but this game changed that.
Hitman Absolution is a stealth game and a pretty darn good one at that! You can choose to be a sneaky assassin and kill the required target(s) without anyone even realizing or you could plow through your way with your silverballers although it isn't quite as fun.
Hitman Absoultion is different from the other hitman games, most noticeably, Hitman: Blood Money. You do not get to choose your weapons or your choice of assassination before the levels, instead, they give you several ways of doing so already. That being said, you would still find yourself playing the levels over again as there are many alternate routes of going through.
The cut scenes and voice acting are top notch, you would enjoy every moment of the cut scenes like every other hitman games. The graphics were gorgeous and played very well on my laptop which doesn't take other games too well.
My major complaint though, is the disguise system. I found it quite absurb as every police officer would notice that you are in disguise if you are dressed up as one. The only way to counter this is to use your "instinct mode" or to just sneak pass them. That being said, the game can be pretty challenging and I am just playing at normal difficulty and that is a huge plus. If you are looking for a challenge, spending minutes devising a plan to assasinate your target, well this is exactly the game for you.
Overall, Hitman Absoultion is an extremely well made game. I can understand why some fans are slightly disappointed but I could safely say that this is my personal favorite in the series.
Good job, agent 47.vaderbe | Feb. 8, 2014 | See all vaderbe's reviews »
Being new to the Hitman games I didn't have a clue what I was getting into when buying this game, but I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by this game.
Every mission has unique and very different ways of completing you goal, read: killing your target. This, together with the challenges and rewards, offers a great replayability value. Some missions don't have as much options as others, but over all you can easily replay every mission at least 5 times and never do the same thing, so that's awesome.
The graphics, mechanics and all the other technical shizlewizle are up to par with other triple A titles, so I won't spend much time on these. Simply put; they're great.
The story is ok, that's all there is to say. It isn't great, but there are some moments in the cutscenes that are pretty good, but no oscar winning scenes.
All in all this is a really good game, and I can recommend it to everyone.
One of my favourites from last year.godoftoast1992 | Jan. 30, 2014 | See all godoftoast1992's reviews »
Absolution does no longer follow its predecessor's which is not a wrong decision from IO. But many will miss the wonders of the original Hitman games for sure. In Absolution, the graphics of the game are impeccable with absolute mechanics and its just brilliant replaying a mission and attempting in a different method. Every time when I shoot a final blow bullet into a head of my targets it felt brilliant and epic and sometimes feel sorry for them after they land awkwardly on to the floor and with their colleagues being dumb and not caring. Also in Absolution there are a variety of arsenal you can use to kill your targets from a Lethal Silenced Sniper to traditional harpoon cannon. But its not all about the arsenal in Absolution, there are a variety of disguises to wear as Agent 47 such as a simple Guard's Outfit to a epic Samurai or just a ridiculous Chicken Outfit unless you think Agent's 47 is too cool for fashion. In addition the game provides an exquisite storyline and makes the game almost perfect. The things that prevent Absolution to be come perfect are its bugs like guns disappearing into the ground, bodies penetrating through walls, an awful checkpoint system which spawn backs all the people you have killed or pacified when you reload and sometimes progress not saved properly. Without these flaws Hitman Absolution would have been a perfect game. In addition to the franchise there is a new mode called Contracts which allows owners of the game to create their own contracts in any level from the story and are able to share it with everybody around the world or their friends to see who is the true Silent Assassin. In summary, Hitman Absolution is wonderful game wish some minor flaws which may disappoint Original Hitman players. But shows that Agent 47 is not ready to retire.
New experience, well worth the leapdamienjameswebb | Jan. 30, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
I never really liked stealth games. I had always felt that they were extremely hard. However, when i read the synopsis of this game i had to at least give it a try. the missions are quiet similar, and you really only need to use one weapon throughout the whole game. Although, finding new ways to kill your targets and complete the challenges helped make it a little more complex. The graphics were gorgeous and played very well on my laptop that was a few years old. The disguise system i thought was genius, and well executed, along with the ability to plan out your killing order of a room in slo-mo. Overall the game was interesting to play, and made me feel like i was really the greatest assassin that ever lived. However, the boss missions were a little to difficult for my liking. When at one point there was a classic "boss room battle" type of mission rather than being able to just hide around a corner and head-shot him, i died a little inside. it just didn't feel right and kind of threw me off at first. I got over it eventually and found that the Contracts mode was the best thing that could be. It lets you play user created missions and gives a little more variety in the game. I would recommend this game in a heartbeat to anyone, and although it has is tiny flaws in its collision mechanics from time to time, it's still one of my favorites.
Alternate routes sometimes are bettersonicchaos | Jan. 26, 2014 | See all sonicchaos's reviews »
I'll get the big stone off of my chest by saying that the one and only bad thing this game had in comparison to Hitman Blood Money is just the limited environment of a few level. That's it. Many of the people who complain about the game either haven't played the previous games or just like to dismiss games just for the sake of it. I honestly haven't seen one bad detailed argument regarding this game. The levels being wide corridors? I don't remember the previous games having open world. Yes, some levels are a bit confined, but that only adds to the variety. The hotel level alone makes up a complex design. And because people lack the patience and attention to look for alternate ways, that doesn't mean they're not there. Some say it's linear, but it's not much more linear than the previous games. You have a mission, you have a huge amount of stuff at your disposal to accomplish that mission and then the story goes on, just like in the previous games. You don't change the plot. One other issue people like to complain about is that you don't take the weapons from previous missions with you. What's the point of that? You unlock the weapons for the Contracts mode and that's enough. One awesome challenge is to find hidden weapons inside the levels, which can be tricky. Of course, you can shoot yourself a path through the missions, but that;s hardly the main course of the game. Trying to hunt all achievements is how you discover its immense potential. And I honestly loved the story and I enjoyed the quirky characters. Agent 47 is presented amazingly and this game made me want to see more of his adventures. If the devs can outdo this game with the next instalment and open up the levels in complexity and challenges, if only a bit, it would be awesome. But I really wish they don't dumb it down because people really don't know what they want. And they don't. One says you should only buy this game if you're a fan of the Hitman franchise, which conflicts with his statements that this game sucks by comparison, and another guy says it's a great introductions to the series. I completely agree with both. Everyone should enjoy this game.