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...
Summary: Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and...
Conclusion: Even with trial and error style gameplay falling out of style, Hitman: Absolution makes absorbing and learning every last detail attractive and engaging. This point of entry is technically more flawed, but it's potentially more interesting for skilled and patient players.
Excerpt: : Gritty, atmospheric, visceral, edgy, and intense, just to name a few. The mechanics and AI are flawed to a certain extent but in general, you find the adventure drawing you in, keeping you riveted, and rewarding your effort with a palpable feeling of satisfaction and even triumph.
Summary: Welcome back, 47 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...
Excerpt: After six years of downtime, Agent 47 is back on the job in Hitman: Absolution. Given the sizable gap between installments, it’s only logical that Io Interactive would change up the pattern for 47’s first real next-gen contract.
Excerpt: I fell in love with the Hitman series the first time I played Silent Assassin at an Xbox kiosk at a mall in London in 2003. It may just have been the Indian mentality of making the most of free things, but I travelled 30 minutes to that mall for three days straight just to finish that game.
Pros: Old school assassination missions are as fun as ever; Gorgeous visuals; Contracts mode offers tons of replay value; High production values and great voice acting.
Cons: Linear, story-driven Hitman game with feels bizarre; Exceptionally buggy AI; Checkpoint system is too random; What is up with assassin nuns?
Conclusion: Hitman: Absolution is a brilliant game that tells an average story. Agent 47 is still pretty much a blank slate, but he becomes increasingly more likable as the game progresses simply because the people he kills are so utterly repulsive.