The Hitman game series is considered as a pioneer of the stealth gaming genre. The storylines, the mission and amazing features made the Hitman franchise standout. Hitman: Absolution is one of the most popular games in the series. It was the first time that the developers used advanced technology to enhance gameplay. The game became relatively easy with many new features. The improved graphics added a lot of value to the game as well.
Initial Release Date
The game was initially released on November 20th 2012. It was the fifth game in the series.
In Hitman Absolution, you play as Agent 47 who works for ICA, the International Contract Agency. The game is set after the previous installment Hitman Blood Money and focuses mainly on the relationship of Agent 47 with his handler Diana. Diana was a very trusted handler until agent 47 was informed that she has compromised the agency. The entire game sees Agent 47 being ordered to kill Diana or do the dirty work for the agency. The main villains of the game are Benjamin Travis and Blake Dexter. Benjamin Travis is actually Agent 47’s boss who has actually gone rogue himself along with many other people at the agency. The game however portrays that agent 47 has gone rogue where as it is some of the workers at the agency that have gone rogue.
The game is based on a storyline of 20 missions. In addition to the linear storyline there are also single player sniping challenges which add value to the game.
Some people prefer to play the game with a stealthy strategy while others tend to go all guns blazing. No matter the approach, the game offers a very unique experience that no other previous installment had been able to provide. One of the more unique features in the game is where players can create missions for other players online. This feature is known as Contracts Mode. You have to select the stage from one of the locations from the game and then create the targets and weapons that can be used in the mission. Other players can try their skills and try to complete these missions. There are also single player sniping missions as well.
The game is supported on the following platforms.
- Xbox 360
- Playstation 3
- OS X
The game was also made compatible for Xbox One through backward compatibility. Hitman Absolution has seen its fair share of controversies but the amazing gameplay experience and the advanced graphics added a lot of value to the game. It made people love the game more than other installments in the series.
The unique gameplay, new features and high graphics make for an amazing experience for the players. So we would rate this a solid 4.2/5
Download Hitman: Absolution
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Rumoured For Release by Eidos next Christmas (alongside a Lara Croft reboot if industry gossip is to be believed) with Hitman 5 Io Interactive will pretty much be off the leash.
The crowd technology in Hitman: Blood Money was technically impressive and the game itself was excellent yet it was released at that curious time when it had to straddle both an elderly console generation and the young pups that were the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
With the new title so long in development we can expect great things from the game engine, improved gun mechanics from Kane & Lynch and in all probability (going from what every other third-person game does) bits where you slide into cover.