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.