Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
"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
Players are talking about this game right now - find out more on Playfire.
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.
tied to the tracksgwynplaine | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »
A big part of the charm of the previous games was the open level design and the freedom to tackle the objective from any angle. The closed off sandbox feel of the game let you end the level in minutes or a lot longer.
The on rails experience here really detracts from the experience. There are a number of ways to kill the target but it's just cosmetic. Gunplay is another way to blast through the game and it's passable here. No more pistol juggling with the ballers, unfortunately.
I would recommend the older Hitman titles over this one. If you like cinematic shooters then this is okay too.
Hitman still a very good gameblofeld | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all blofeld's reviews »
As with previous Hitman titles, absolution doesn't fail to deliver.
The game is robust and it is still very amusing to sneak around trying to accomplish the task at hand. You almost feel bad for killing people, this is how good this game is.
Some things are still a problem though. It is too easy to replay a level, just to get the achievements you missed when you played the level the first time. Sometimes you can start a level right at the point where the ach is, get it and be done in less than a minute. Also, after playing a few levels you learn how to spot what the game wants you to do, where to go etc. "Oh an open window, no wonder it is there I should snipe my target from."
Still Hitman Absolution is good looking, solid controls and a great story. Get it for all your FPS needs.
A very good sequel from a non-fan of the franchisesergebelanger22 | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
Hitman Absolution takes place after each of the previous titles. You have to protect the daughter of a woman that you know from the previous titles. All along the game, she gets kidnapped and you need to find her at all cost. The graphics look great. Audio has some bugs. For example, you kill someone and throw him in a container and he continues speaking. Playing with my computer speakers, the voice were muted. I had to use my headphones. With them, no issues. If you have already played a Hitman game, you will not be lost. The game is extremely hard, with some rare checkpoints.I have played it at Hard (yes there are 1-2 harder levels than this) and in some occasions, I stopped playing for a while because I got frustrated. You will restart several times several levels. Be advised. You will even get used to some parts and do them a lot faster than you did the first time. The game has around 20 levels. That will take "8 hours" to complete the game, but in fact you will have played around 20 hours. There is a Contracts mode which give you access to contracts made by all of the community. This adds a lot of playability. You can create some and challenge you friends with. I would recommend this game for everyone who wants challenging games.
Not as Good as the Pastbrandonm87 | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all brandonm87's reviews »
While the game looks good and is quite enjoyable, the game suffers from one major flaw. The disguise system is set up so that any enemy wearing the same disguise/costume as you will instantly become suspicious of you even if you're 50 feet away from them, it really limits your ability to explore and find creative ways to take out your targets like in past Hitman games. More often than not the game ends up in a free for fall gun slinging match than a stealthy take them out game. Other than that, the game is pretty good, just not the best in the series.
Awesome with a side of Amazingitsjbro | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all itsjbro's reviews »
I've spent 9 hours completing every challenge for THE FIRST 2 MISSIONS! I'm hooked, and I'm glad I re-bought this on PC after selling my Xbox 360 version. I don't know how many hours I'll end up sinking into this game, but with the first 2 missions alone I've got my money worth. If you liked Hitman Blood Money, this is more of the same. Which is a GOOD thing.