Great game kinda short but really there are no long games now adays. Other reviews say its frustrating and is a dissapointment but I thought it was a great game. It takes roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on if you rush through or not. Its defininently one a hitman fan would want to pick up.
Over all it is a good game . I just hate when you start a mission you have no cool gadgets. They just toss you in a mission and most of the time the alarm would go off then you are in gun battles. If only they would of worked on the game longer could of been a Great Game. Worth a Rent are 24.99 buy at best good luck
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I'm going to try and be brief and generally unbiased in my review of this game. I've been a Hitman fan since Silent Assassin came out for PS2, I've always enjoyed it casually, not really paying attention to the story line in all its convoluted glory. You don't need to follow the story to fall in love with Hitman. The fun is in all the different ways to take out your target, and the often frustrating task of figuring out how to do it properly.
In Absolution you follow a path and by doing that they took away the that aspect of trial and error. Your options to choose from, when it comes to how to kill a target, are mostly laid out for you. When in past games, you would find random objects and have to figure out how they worked into your hit... now you're spoon fed what to do and how.
You surely already know about the instinct ability, or whatever they call it for sure. It would feel like cheating to use if they didn't practically force you to. For instance, there are many cases where you must cross paths with characters who will see through your disguise, so you hit instinct and you hide your face to get by.
The killed off maps too. So you use instinct to see through walls (because all genetically modified hitmen can do that, didn't you know?). Which basically replaces the action of looking at your map and checking what patterns the little enemy blips moved in.
Now to be a bit biased. It sucks. What they did is took out the best parts of hitman and replaced it with a hollywood-esk cinematic monstrosity. The story line has nothing to do with past hitmans, you basically dont need to know a thing about hitman to follow this game.
All I wanted was a more expansive, graphically updated, Hitman: Blood Money. I imagine mostly everyone else did too... that's not at all what we got. It's very disappointing, and a little saddening.