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: - 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: No doubt is that a great game. Violence is there in spades, but this game
will heavily punish you if you have serious blood lust. You can choose however
you want to hunt your targets, but the game rewards you only if you silently
approach your target, using non-lethal techniques. Of course, most players on
the market just want to go in guns blazing like I did! Ended up with
a –20000 by the end of the game. I had a blast though, literally!