There is a world beyond ours. Beyond nations, justice, ethics. It never sleeps. It exists everywhere. And once you enter....there is no going back. Welcome to the World of Assassination. You are Agent 47, the world's ultimate assassin.Read full description
Become the master assassin in an intense spy-thriller story across a world of assassination.
Travel the world from France, Italy & Morocco to Thailand, USA & Japan to take out powerful, high-profile targets.
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I had my doubts from the start about the way this game was structured, the way it was marketed, and even how it would fit into my idea of how Hitman game should be, but boy was I wrong. This "first season" of Hitman was the most fun I have had being an international assassin since Blood Money. The story was light enough to disregard if you wanted to, but also still provided context for the important work you are doing along the way. The gameplay is classic Hitman with plenty of options, disguises, and methods of madness allowing you to be a sneaky devil or outright terrorist. The experience really is different for each person, but each person I know enjoys the way they play. Overall: This is an essential Hitman experience and I highly recommend it to fans of the series, and fans of any sort of stealth shooter.
Now to the game itself. This game is absolutely brilliant. It's a masterpiece. Played all the Hitman's before it, but this game feels 100% more realistic than the others. Again like in Absolution, there's many many ways to finish a mission. 1 mission you can play for hours, I mean hours, like 10-15 hours to unlock all possible ways of completing a mission. The game currently is at the end of season one, with a big story cliffhanger and the start of season two on the horizon. I might actually get in early this time, just to have more time for each individual level - even though I can only hope they keep up the quality of the levels. To anyone who thinks about buying this game: BUY IT. You will not regret. I bought it on 50% sale, one of the best buys. Rating 10/10. Would recommend to anyone.
As somebody who didn't love Blood Money all that much but actually enjoyed Absolution and Contracts a good deal, my hopes were mixed for the new game. I knew it would be good, but I wasn't certain just how good it would be. It has, in every way, stunned me. I have yet to play episode 3, 4, and 5, but I have so thoroughly enjoyed the others that I believe I can make judgement. As a matter of fact, episodes 5 and 4 are in my basket right now, and I figured I just might as well right this quick little review before I purchase the both of them ( The third episode seems a little dry, but I will probably still get it eventually, assuming season two doesn't just ruin me financially ). If you aren't sure about this game because of the occasionally shaky history the franchise has, I wouldn't worry too much. This game offers a completely fresh take on the classic Hitman formula that adds many new various ways to kill not just your targets, but others' too. The contracts mode makes for nearly endless replayability, not that the main missions, escalations, challenges, and elusive targets don't already excel at this. The only feasible complaint I can make is that the game runs slightly slow for me at the minimal graphical settings with my pretty great PC, but I have little storage space remaining and make poor use of my RAM, so I can't judge it too fairly on that. This game is incredible, and I highly recommend it in it's entirety ( Even when episode 3 seems somewhat lesser, buying the game in full supplies you with extra content you can't get without even more extra spending in comparison to just buying everything separately, which I so unfortunately had to do, due to my slow income and budget. ).
Hitman is a good stealth game and can be good at making you feel like a bad ass assassin but the real strength lies in the level design and absurdist dark humour. It's a game where you can choose exactly what equipment you know you are going to need, hide a high powered sniper rifle somewhere in the map in the planning menu, poison a target while learning your next target to an open spot to be taken out with your nearby hidden rifle. It's a game where you can steal the tape of a targets past murder, lure him to his room where you sit quietly in a chair confronting him with what he's done before being promoted to shoot him in the head. It's also a game where you can make a man believe that the cost of his dead mother has come back to haunt him, one where you can start a dance party in makeshift a military base, disguise yourself as a therapist and go through with a quick session, disguise yourself as drummer and go through with an audition. The best missions of the first season have extremely well designed levels that feel like real places, targets that you can learn about as you replay missions by listening to conversations and attempting to kill them in different ways, or mission that fully embrace the comedic potential of the game such as side mission that has you dressed as Santa going up against the burglars from Home Alone. Each mission gives you a variety of challenges, some easy, some hard, and some based on just finding things or events on the map, completing each challenge unlocks points that will raise your mastery level up to 20 for each mission. Raising your master level unlocks new equipment you can use on any level and new starting locations and supply drop locations for that map. There might only be six missions and two tutorial levels but the challenges give you a lot to do, three missions have also been added onto two of the maps that change things up on the map and give you new goals, player made contracts with different targets can be searched for and played, and one time only timed elusive contracts by the developer give you new amusing characters to try to kill on levels you have mastered. The only negatives is that the Colorado map doesn't have very interesting targets and the Marrakesh map has some interesting features but mostly wastes it's location, movement and controls can sometimes be a bit awkward and unwieldy, and there isn't that big of a variety of weapons and equipment to unlock (though there is some fun melee weapons to be found on each map). If more equipment is added in the second season it will be usable in past maps so that is something that might be improved. Hitman was one of the best games of 2016, which is saying a lot for it in such a great year.
This is everything a Hitman game should be, I've got no complaints about it. Not even scratched it's surface yet, and I can't help but maybe calling it my GOTY 2016. If you like to kill people in funny, horrific and awesome ways. This is going to be your jam.
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