Conclusion: Also included is a Contracts mode where people can create their own custom hits within each game level and you can choose the NPCs, the weapons and disguises you want to use. And you can even challenge your friends or others to complete your contracts in a faster time then you or more efficiently so they score more points. At any time you can play a Contract mode game during story mode by simply pausing the game and choosing that option.
Summary: Six years seems like a long time to have to wait for a new Hitman installment, but I/O Interactive certainly kept themselves busy during that time. With a powerful engine under the hood (in the form of Glacier2), the baldest assassin of all-time is stepping out with a taut, exciting adventure that doesn't skimp on its depth of exploration. Is Absolution the best Hitman yet? Maybe not, but it's definitely a contender.
Excerpt: Before we get on to talking about Hitman: Absolution I’d like for you to meet Chipmunk Charlie. There he his, up there a bit above these words. Don’t mind the corpses. Chipmunk Charlie looks a bit like the kind of mascot you’d find lingering awkwardly in the corner of a children’s colouring-in sheet (minus the assault rifle, obviously.
Conclusion: But, unlike the other best selling FPS hits of 2012, such as Call of Duty: Black Op’s 2 and Battlefield 3 , Absolution injects a welcome twist on the classic gun game. Its biggest achievement is its ability to grant the player choice. The choice to silently take out NPCs or storm around the level like a man possessed. The choice to knock off your targets with grand style or quiet efficiency.
Excerpt: Hitman: Absolution is like Groundhog’s Day . For those unfamiliar, Groundhog’s Day is a mid-’90s film in which the indelible Bill Murray lives one day over and over again: Groundhog’s Day. The point was for him to find purpose and humility by living the same trivial, goofy holiday in a town that immortalizes it. Hitman: Absolution is about perfection and murder, study and finesse, with my teeth now ground to dust through tedious, numberless retries.
Pros: Smooth stealth mechanics, Fully-realized set pieces
Excerpt: Product Description EUROPE PSN account is required for online play. HITMAN ABSOLUTION follows Agent 47, a cold blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the police, he finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth.