"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.
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While not a proper Hitman game, it's still a completely competent, solid action/stealth shooter bundled with a bunch cool ideas, surprisingly great AI which actually tries to flank and surprise you in combat, impressive visuals and crowd technology, and a bunch of replay value. Fans of the original are probably going to hate it, understandably, but its ease of entry is a great place to start for newcomers to the franchise in preparation for the far more intimidating and imposing "open level" structure of the originals.
I've been a fan of the hitman series, and this one really stands out. Unlike a lot of other games which scream console port, this is not the case for Hitman: Absolution at all. The game is polished and runs very well. I have not encountered a single gamebreaking bug during my playthrough. The story and gameplay are very engaging and kept me on the edge of my seat. This game also grants players a lot of freedom to choose however they would like to approach the issue, which increases its replayability! I definitely got my money's worth.
This game provides an different alternative compared to other stealth game. Most game would only require you to run around and not be spotted by the police while Hitman: Absolution enable me to be an mad serial killer which mainly I enjoyed doing(However, your mission points will be mainly in penalty). Theres many mission in this game where some requires more thought for the mission. For example, different ways of killing the target. As of this i would say that this game is suitable to quite a large audience from very patient gamer(camping and waiting for opportunities) to lunatic gamer which loves to kill.
I loved every moment of this game. It has lots of easter eggs which sometimes makes the game funnier. I think the best of this game is the stealth mode. You have many choices to kill one preson but without being spotted. The only negative thing that I can say that the gameplay was short to me (about 7hours).
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.
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