Surprisingly good title from IO. I never really played through the previous Hitman games because of their awkward controls and unpolished presentation. This one plays more like Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell Conviction, and the Arkham games. It can be played slowly or as a shoot-out, but you'll have more fun sneaking.
Graphically, the game is gorgeous and sometimes rivals Uncharted 3. The interior levels are detailed and the outside vistas are incredible. The Chinatown level is full of people and feels like a real street fair. Sometimes I had to stop and admire it all. The controls are snappy and responsive.
I went in expecting to do some crazy hits based on what I've heard about the previous games. But many of the levels are small and linear. I scoured the environment for deathtraps, but sometimes all I saw were bottles to break over people's heads and laundry hampers. Seriously, there are hampers and garbage cans everywhere for you to hide bodies. It gets repetitive.
Luckily there are some larger levels where you have multiple paths to decide a target's fate. But they are outnumbered by the small corridor levels.
There is the Contracts mode, where players can create hits and allow online players to try them out for in-game currency. I could see it getting old after awhile, but it's a nice addition. It's extremely easy to create one - you pick a level, mark targets, and carry out the kills. Then you save it and check to see how many people can beat your own score on your contract.
The campaign's about a girl who's been kidnapped and you have to travel to various places killing these bad people in nefarious ways to get to her. The story's pretty silly, but the voice acting is good. It's too bad that the developers rely on low humor (homophobic and misogynistic) when they could have made a decent story. All the women in the game are sheep, prostitutes, and/or ditzes. To be fair, most of the men are crude sociopaths.
everything about the game is good except the add on weapons and suits that you buy in the online store. you cant use them in campaign. if you paid for it you should be able to use it whenever you want. also you cant chose your gear before you start a campaign mission. don't waste your money.
This game has everything. Great graphic, great acting, comedy, loads of action, and very open to creativity. There are many ways to make the hit, some are pretty gruesome, and some are downright comical. There are so many easter eggs hidden throughout the game that really make it worthwhile. There aren't many games that I have made the sacrifice to do absolutely everything there is to do in it, but this was one of them, and there are still some things that I still need to do. Merces Letifer!!! This is definitely on my platinum list, and I enjoyed platinuming it.