Summary: Decent game, but it lacks the feel of the previous games. The older games kind of just dropped you off in a situation & left you to your own devices, where as this one feels like you only have two, three paths at most in any level so that all the big set piece moments work. I also felt that the developer tried to make the game a bit too gritty for it's own good.
Summary: Absolution is the 5th game in the Hitman series. It fails to hold up to its predecessors. Previous games had Agent 47 placed into a level with an objective to assassinate a target, while there's a few levels like this a lot of the game is made up with filler. Many levels have no targets at all and consist of getting from point A to point B. They don't even hand out the Silent Assassin rating, only a Shadow rating. With no targets the levels become dull and uninspired.
Pros: Some old school type levels, nice graphics
Cons: Broken disguise system, not enough targets, hand holding, list of objectives
Summary: There's been so many games I have purchased inexpensively and never beat since they've been so average. I consider this a game in that category. Having played two of the previous games, I have to say that the graphics, and more importantly the controls, are far superior in this iteration. The problem is the setting and the environment.
Summary: - amazing graphics - nice cut scenes (ironically most of the action is in cut scenes) most of the time this new hitman is HIDEMAN ... always sneaking around to accomplish the objective unlike double agent.
Summary: After reading the rave reviews here on Amazon, I purchased this game a bit over a month ago. I had several glitch issues with the game. I would play several levels, then the game would freeze and lose all of my saves. I eventually worked through the glitches and finished the game. While there is certainly a fun factor with the stealth aspect, I would still like to rack up points with a silent killing spree and you are penalized.
Summary: Being a huge fan of the Hitman series, having played all of the previous games, i'd like to get off my chest the things that might make you reconsider whether you should buy it or not; and since there are many reviews with only very high expectations and appraisal, you can convince yourself and contrast other reviews with mine.
Excerpt: Hitman Absolution is the 5th Instalment of the popular franchise and in my opinion is by far the best of the series. The graphics are greatly improved and far outweigh the previous Hitman titles, The game play is excellent with more abilities, a huge array of weapons, improved close combat, various different ways of completing missions and assignment specific bonuses..
Pros: Good graphics, Excellent Game - play, Easy controls, Great value for money .
Cons: Can be difficult at times, Repetitive game - play at times .