gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This is an amazingly fun game with epic replay value. If you're a fan of the other Hitman games you will thoroughly enjoy this game even though it is very limited in gun customization and not allowing you to use them in the story, but only in the contract missions. This game proved you don't need a online matchplay to be successful as creating and doing the contract missions can be fun (not all but some). Not much you can say about this game other than brilliant. Story is amazing, graphics are great, and the online play is awesome without a cliche typical online matchplay arena. If you're new to the series or if you're a fan you will enjoy this title
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I have played this series from the ground up with Hitman Blood Money being my favorite. All that put aside, this game does stand up to par from the other games. Maybe not Contracts but if you are a fan of Blood Money, this game is great. The story is interesting, gameplay is fluid, David Bates is the voice of 47, new ways to assassinate targets, and the game includes a little bit of action. So, the game just isn't silent and deadly. You may go the first part of the mission silently, but towards the end, you may be gunning it out. The graphics are great as well.
There is a few bad things. The game is definitely more story driven than the last games. So, at times, it feels like a movie than a game. Nothing wrong with that at all. This is the first time this game has felt like a hitman with the new assassination mechanics. The other thing that bothers me a little, is the shortness of some of the missions. Don't let those little things get to you though. This game is great, even as a stand alone game. I played the game on purist mode and for a hardcore fan, this is the way to go because it allows you to become a hitman. The other modes are great as well. The new instincts for 47 are great tools to give the game some variety. I have not been able to try the online contracts mode because the developers haven't opened it.
They have definitely stepped it up past Blood Money and this game is definitely worth a buy. I wish you all good luck in your assassinations on the game.
So I've been a Hitman player for a while now, I loved the original games to death! From the start this game didn't sit right with me. The writing was horrid and the cut scenes boring. The graphics turned rain water into oil as you will see when the characters are drenched in rain and bath water. Hitman has been turned into a cover shooter with option to be stealthy or avoid firefights. I waited so long for this game and what i got was a huge disappointment. The voice acting is amateurish, not to mention the dialog seems to be written by a 5 year old who cusses like a sailor. Overall this game does merit a rent. Thats all though, wasting 60$ on this is just giving Square Enix free money for something that doesn't deserve it!