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Classic Hits for PS3
posted by Severen (GRAHAM, WA) Feb 4, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
+ Blood Money finally available on PS3!
+ Nice graphics for old games.
+ Classic Game Design.
+ Varied kills for each level.
+ Best Stealth Games Ever Made.
+ Hours of Gameplay.
- Games are old and showing their age.
- Straight Ports of all three games.
- Stealth Games not Action games.
- Random Glitches here and there.
- Alarm breaks seem random sometimes.
The Hitman games are the pinacle of the Stealth Genre. They give you the tools and the Sandbox for you to create your masterpiece. Patience is very important in these games. The first two games are showing their age and can be rough around the edges. Remember they are ports of old games and nothing more. They are fun for what they are but the reason to own this is for Blood Money. It is my personal favorite Hitman game and I am thrilled to have it on PS3 so that I can not have to hang onto my Xbox 360 for 1 game. If you played Absolution and liked it just remember that in the these games run and gun will lead to death and failure. If you love stealth games then you owe it to yourself to give Hitman Trilogy a go.
All the classic Hitman we loved, Better Graphics
posted by Gameman150 (LITTLETON, CO) Feb 3, 2013
Member since Jan 2009
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Hitman. True to the title.
posted by cloakXdagger (OMAHA, NE) Mar 31, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Fell out of a Delorean
posted by Captainjeffro81 (GRAPEVINE, TX) Mar 24, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
I don't know where the HD part comes into play. Unless HD stands for Happy Day, the graphics look exactly the same as when they were originally released several years ago. I don't care honestly, I LOVE these games! The idea of playing through a mission any way you want and then being rated for it for how stealthy you are, or violent, or how much noise you make is great. In Blood Money you get to read about your exploits on the cover of a newspaper. I played through guns a blazing and killing everything that moved. I would then be rated a psychopath and make the cover of the newspaper "MASSACRE LEAVES 132 DEAD" and gives detail of what you left behind at the crime scene. Truly morbidly fun and has VERY HIGH replay value. If you have never played these games before I honestly think you would still love them. Nostalgia isn't just a factor, these are just great games even if they were made today. The only thing that might be an issue for you is if old school PS2 graphics are going to bother you. Other than that, these are fantastic games.
posted by daddy69 (WINDSOR MILL, MD) Mar 23, 2013
Member since Dec 2011
So you're back Agent 47...
posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Mar 11, 2013
Member since Mar 2006
Well, it's all back in the HD Trilogy, so you can play Hitman 2, Blood Money and Contracts to your hearts content and I have to give the game credit for the amount of content if anything. Missions are meant to be replayed until you reach 100% and with three titles, there's plenty of wetwork for Agent 47 to complete.
But even with the improved graphics and amount of content, everything I disliked about the series is still there. These are stealth games that make every possible effort to keep you from being stealthy. Most of the time, you can't figure out why you're not being a silent assassin. It's just that someone decided that even with your sweet disguise, holding the right weapon, walking the correct speed and trying to keep a low profile, you are obviously a deadly assassin that must be shot. Eventually, you start to realize it's so much easier and less annoying to just shoot everything that moves, which still completes the mission. I've never gotten through a Hitman mission without being detected. And every time I had no idea why. Once upon a time, you could forgive these shortcomings, but I've played SplinterCell and Dishonored and Chronicles of Riddick, so now it just feels dated.
Since I mentioned those three games, I'll also make a point that those protagonists were more endearing than Agent 47, who's primary motivation is that he is motivated. Even with a cloning back story and the idea of revenge, usually it just amounts to an agency telling you someone wants someone else dead and 47 doing it because it's his job.
I'm still looking forward to Absolution. Hopefully some of this is addressed. Also, I'm starting to feel "HD Collection" saturati