GPU benchmarks: Hitman Absolution (incl 5760x1080 and frametimes!)
4 August 2013
Excerpt: Hitman: Absolution came out earlier this year, and we've been using it since in our graphics card tests. Today we are presenting the scores of about 50 different GPUs and SLI/Crossfire combinations for this action game.
Summary: I expected to be disappointed by Hitman: Absolution, but I actually had a good time with it. Story mode alone is worth the price of entry, and is well worth playing multiple times if your first run wasn’t on the hardest difficulty (trust me, the hardest difficulty is a joy to play). Once you’ve grown tired of that, you can look into Contracts mode to extend the game’s playlife even more.
Conclusion: Hitman: Absolution is a disappointment. It is not a disappointment because it is a horrible game. It is a disappointment because it has some parts that are good enough to make it the best of the series, but they don’t end up inside a good game. The wonderful first impression that it makes with its strong first few levels and excellent visuals is quickly spoiled by the neutering of the disguise mechanic and the awful non-assassination levels. It never recovers from...
Excerpt: Remember when Hollywood tried to make a Hitman movie? Remember how bad it sucked? Apparently so does Square Enix; as they're seemingly trying to make up for it by delivering Hitman: Absolution , the latest game in the long running stealth series that's easily the most cinematic and polished game in franchise history -- but at what cost?
Excerpt: There are very few stealth franchises that handle the core mechanics of the genre better than the Hitman games, and Absolution continues the tradition brilliantly. While it stumbles in spots and some levels feel out of place, this is the best-playing Hitman yet, and contains some of the most enjoyable and well-designed levels in the entire series.
Conclusion: This week I’ve been spending time with Agent 47 in his latest outing Hitman Absolution. Now I know many fans of the series will have been waiting eagerly for this title to be released, but not me. I last played Hitman Codename 47 (yes the very first in the series) and even then it was only the demo! so that’s 12 years between a demo and Absolution, I’m going into this one blind.
Conclusion: Hitman: Absolution is a pretty good game that manages to offer different types of experience for different types of players, whether they’re hardcore stealth enthusiasts or people who don’t really like to crawl around while staying in cover. Sure, the story isn’t that great and there are some fairly linear sections with very few checkpoints, but the top notch Contracts mode makes up for it by offering fun yet challenging missions that will certainly please the many...