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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.
Remember that the PC version is not a port!cristiano171 | May 20, 2013 | See all cristiano171's reviews »
Remember that the PC version is not a port! It was developed in parallel by Nixxes, the same responsible for PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and other recent titles from Square Enix. The keyboard and mouse controls are very good, but nothing beats good old gamepad in games in third person. The menu is extremely rich graphical options, ranging from the most basic options to complex features like Global Illumination, Tesselation, Ambient Occlusion and two options for anti-aliasing filters: FXAA and MSAA. Compared to the console versions, the PC edition takes immense advantage in higher resolution textures, the supports DirectX 11 and (snif!) in used disk space (almost 23 GB!).
Hitman: Absolution marks the return of the bald deserved reinvented stealth action games. The new public and new technologies, six years after the last title, forced the implementation of major changes in the game mechanics, in the name of greater accessibility. Best for those who are coming in now, but a little disappointing for the oldest. Some concepts need to be rethought, but overall, they helped give new breath to the formula. While the game technically impressive, the story unfortunately still remains as a mere stopgap. Mode Contracts is a must, and no doubt will keep you glued to the game for a long time.
The return of code 47Parluppo | May 19, 2013 | See all Parluppo's reviews »
I was a bit worried about this new chapter of the great series of hitman because i wasn't sure about the new mechanics in the game. Fortunately i can find it quite entertaining amd it also has a spectacular graphics. On the other hand the Ai isn't very brilliant and the levels are often reduces in long roads without the possibility of choose one particular path. At the end i can reccomend it to players new to the hitman franchise while others can find it quite boring and repetitive.
Good game, Bad Hitman.jorge131313 | May 16, 2013 | See all jorge131313's reviews »
I´ve got a problem with this game. If you play and see this game like any other stealth game, probably you will think is a good, even above average game. But if you play it like any other Hitman games....then you will realise is not Hitman at all.
First of all, suits system no longer works like used to. Enemy will detect you if you spend long time on their sight. Is that a problem? maybe not really, it makes the game more challenging but the biggest problem is the formula. Most of the maps are literally a tunnel. Go from A to B, that´s it. Only a few are open and consist in kill a target. And that's a huge problem, because that´s not what a Hitman game is about.
Graphics and sound are superb, top tier. Maps are beautiful and full of details.
Gameplay fails a little too, now you can hide a sniper rifle with no need of the good old Hitman suitcase. You can´t carry poison or any kind of drug. Sometimes, you kill someone using a gun but you will see there´s no blood pool, even when you drag the corpse it won´t leave a blood trail.
Contracts mode is the best new feature of this game, compete with your friends. Send them contracts and earn money you can spend in upgrades for your weapons.
About difficulty, game is not hard at all, at least not like Hitman 2. Purist mode is not that hard and game lacks in complexity.
So as you can read, i love and hate this game. If you want a good stealth game, or you have never played a Hitman game before, go for it. If you are a fan of the series and you dont mind a change in the formula, go for it. If you are a Hardcore fan and you expect only the best Hitman has to offer, think twice before buy it.
Cinematic, yet full of adventureGunslingergirls | May 14, 2013 | See all Gunslingergirls's reviews »
As a person who never really played the Hitman series before, this game surely brought my attention to the whole Hitman atmosphere. With its beautiful environment and realistic game interactions. You feel as if you were Agent 47 yourself. With the wide ranges of options to choose from, to assassinate your target, you'll find your self playing the missions again, finding secrets and unlock.
The game is very cinematic, through a movie type game, a bit like Max Payne 3, with eye candied environments. The game also has a point system, which promotes a more stealthier game play.
Over all I have to say, the game has allot to provide the player, a good amount of game play mixed with some interesting story line, and killing mechanics ;)
Good But Not HitmanFluffyNuggets | May 11, 2013 | See all FluffyNuggets's reviews »
I've been a huge fan of the Hitman franchise and I was counting the days till Hitman: Absolution released. Although it was wonderful to play Agent 47 again, I was very disappointed with how closed off the levels are. You used to be able to find new and interesting ways to carry out your contracts and now you are forced down a predetermined path. Yes you can still choose different ways to carry out assassinations, but you are very limited on how you reach a target. Disguises are basically useless now because you raise suspicions right away just by walking by somebody. It doesn't make sense to be in disguise and still have to sneak around and hide to avoid being seen. For me that's one of the major flaws in Absolution because you no longer have freedom to play how you want.
I still enjoy playing Absolution but it just doesn't hold my attention for very long like the previous games. I feel the developers tried to change the mechanics of the game too much and it just ruins what everyone who grew up with the series loved about it.