Summary: Stealth fans won't like this, but the streamlining of stealth mechanics in games like , , XBLA's and now Hitman: Absolution is the best thing that could have happened to the genre. Appealing to a wider audience is a good thing.
Excerpt: Square Enix and IO Interactive have brought back Agent 47 in all his glory in Hitman Absolution, the fifth instalment in the Hitman series. Once again we are given many choices in eliminating set targets – whether we go in all guns blazing or silently and stealthily or even take them out and slip...
Excerpt: It’s been over six years since Agent 47, the bald Hitman with a barcode on his head, last went on a killing spree and, in the intervening years since, the game’s industry has changed enormously.
Excerpt: Agent 47 is back! I, for one, couldn’t be more excited to be back in his bald head…I mean shoes! The Hitman series has always been the pinnacle of the stealth/action genre, rewarding patience and skill rather than a propensity to rush in, guns blazing.
Conclusion: When playing to its strengths, Hitman: Absolution is a genuinely great game. Overall, though, it feels slightly disappointing, simply because it doesn’t spend enough time playing to those strengths. Too much time is spent trawling through levels which feel like filler.
Excerpt: It's been over six years since the release of Hitman: Blood Money back in May 2006, and the gaming industry has changed a lot during that time. Heavy action shooters like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are the most played games around, but with the new release, Hitman: Absolution is trying to...
Summary: The Hitman series has always been a thing of beauty. It was a dark yet suave adventure into a rather grey area of assassination. You were never a hero or anti-hero, instead you were a hardened killing machine working under the instruction of a faceless organisation.