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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.
Back to businessandrealbu | June 8, 2015 | See all andrealbu's reviews »
Having previously played hitman blood money, i thought to myself that Square Enix couldn't possibly do a better job, god i was wrong. The mechanics remain pretty much the same, though this time a solid backstory was created which adds a whole new freshness to the game. The visuals look stunning and show off a huge improvement. Definite buy for fans of the series and a great way to get introduced to agent 47 for newcomers.
New look, but true to the franchise.tangentialorca | June 7, 2015 | See all tangentialorca's reviews »
New engine, new system, looks impressively detailed. Yet, they've kept all the good things I have come to associate with the franchise itself. All the stealth, the hiding, the planning of how to navigate your way through each level, plus the interactive and intuitive ways you can manipulate the environment to take your target out in very creative ways, all that still stays but with a new coat of paint. If you liked everything about Silent Assassin and Blood Money, be sure to give this one a go too.
Old but Gold !!sai007niko | May 29, 2015 | See all sai007niko's reviews »
Hitman series is an awesome old series which gave us awesome games !! Even though its old..this absolution is the middle game of the series. Coming to the game...you can roam everywhere,its pretty much like open world. There are variety of ways to be blend in and kill your enemies lol. Like the rest of the series you can even kill the enemies very cunningly getting into others costumes which is superb. We can even stalk our enemy or hit em directly without a second thought. Stalking and blending in is very much fun though. The graphics are excellent and the mechanics of the game is very much simplified. Instinct mode is splendid making you to track your enemy ,chase him up, hunt him down. You can use a variety of guns to kill by tracking every movement of your enemy.
Mr.47, we met again!GatsuRage | May 27, 2015 | See all GatsuRage's reviews »
Even if you never played a hitman game before, you no need to, every hitman game it's somewhat stand alone from each other (history wise) That being said, if you ever have the chance to play previous ones after playing this one, by all means, do it! Back to the game itself (hitman absolution) makes so many things RIGHT you are not limited for the 2 guns only that the previous game (blood money) had, instead you can carry your regular arsenal within your inventory, and lets be serious, who the hell care if he has 2 visible guns only because for some reason he can't carry more (? or a freaking video game where you have all your guns at your disposal to have fun with! Now with the argument of "blood money was better" out of the way, this new version of hitman, not only will bring amazing graphics, but new gameplay mechanics that (you can choose not to use it) will make your whole experience more enjoyable, pausing the game briefly for mark your targets before shooting at them (fallout 3, dragon age, etc) A mechanic that was receive very badly from the community when was first introduce to the game, but I can assure you that you will like this new mechanic, and will give that extra edge for make you feel like a true hitman with precision executions. History is not that good (2 still the best one hands down) but it has a good amount of time to play through out of it, to all that add the a lot of replay ability values that each level will have (if you decide to barge your way in shooting at everything that produce shadow or be the actual shadow and do it stealthy) Everyone I met that played this game, even those who were new to the franchise, they love it. I found 0 people who hate this game. Have fun!
Looks new, feels the same.sycomantis1991 | May 26, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
One can argue that's a good thing. Absolution still looks magnificent in this new generation, it doesn't do anything new however. It's the same old Hitman and it's still fun. My problem is that it's a huge game that's the sole representation of its consoel generation. Despite that, it feels like a really good looking PS2 Hitman game. Which I find disappointing.