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Hitman Absolution

by Square Enix
 Ages 18 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)

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Platform: PlayStation 3
Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 18 and Over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0051NNUOE
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 16.8 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 20 Nov. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 920 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Standard Edition

GAME OVERVIEW

HITMAN: Absolution follows cold-blooded assassin Agent 47™ as he takes on his most dangerous—and personal—contract to date.

Betrayed by those he once trusted and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself caught in the center of a dark conspiracy and propelled through a corrupt and twisted world.

Donning the suit of this legendary assassin, you become a deadly marksman with the ability to blend into plain sight, kill with your bare hands, and fashion weapons from almost anything.

Take on the role of Agent 47 and his many extraordinary talents, then ask: what kind of Hitman are you?


Key Features
  • Blend In: Impersonate your victims and hide in plain site. A huge variety of disguises offer you deep strategies, new options, and the element of surprise.
  • Improvised Weapons: Turn everyday items into instruments of death. Unique weapons can be found anywhere, meaning exploration can pay off in amazing ways.
  • Instincts Mode: See the world through the eyes of the ultimate assassin. Predict enemy patrols, identify escape routes, temporarily enhance your disguise - and focus your “Point-Shooting” abilities to unleash a barrage of insanely accurate shots.
  • Choice: Approach every level in your own unique style: Silent Assassins, you can prey from the shadows and never leave a trace. Action Junkies, go in guns-blazing through the well-guarded front door. Undetectable or unrelenting, what kind of Hitman are you?


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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfection ... at a price 23 Nov. 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Perhaps the defining characteristic of the Hitman series was its flawed genius. Clunky gameplay and a plethora of bugs were offset by novel originality and an atmospheric sandbox world. In `Hitman: Absolution', IO Interactive have perfected the formula albeit at a price.

First off, the perfection: never before has Agent 47 been so charged with menace. What's more, you feel like a killer, a professional whose trade is artful murder. This has been pulled off in a couple of ways. First, IO have brought a physicality to 47 which was missing from the previous games and translates into every kill. Second, enemies can be taken down with far greater flexibility - no more sneaking up behind them at just the right moment only to somehow miss with your garrotte. Third, the shooting system is far more innovative. The new `instinct' system - which allows 47 to blend into his surroundings and monitor his foes - also allows `point shooting': i.e. stopping time to tag your targets before effortlessly taking them down in one deadly sweep. For diehards, this may be cheating, but its availability is limited and, besides, it's by no means forced upon you, acting as a cool flourish rather than a central gameplay mechanic.

However, there's a price to this: the free form sandbox gameplay in the previous games hasn't been left intact. Likely to make room for a smoother world with fewer bugs, IO have streamlined levels. The upshot of this is that the world is more economical, the gameplay richer somehow. But the structure is more linear and the settings themselves chronologically compartmentalised into sections. Generally speaking, there's just one main path through each level, with few detours - and stealth is a constant must as certain enemies will see through disguises.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but a little short of being great 9 Oct. 2014
By Saad
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
As someone who had never played any of the older Hitman games it was always going to feel awkward jumping in when several older games have been released, though in the end Absolution was more than good enough to turn me in to a convert. There are a few drawbacks but in general this is a solid game that's only a few steps away from being one of the true greats.

To start with, the game has done really well in terms of presentation. The graphics look slick, the voice acting is very well done, the music sets a fantastic tone and the voice actors are all competent in their own right. It's all well executed and does a good job of creating a fitting atmosphere for the game.

The story however is just okay. The plot itself isn't all that ridiculous considering that this is a game but the characters are just caricatures and most of them are sorely in need of some depth; this being my first Hitman game also made it feel like I missed some greater context sometimes which didn't exactly help with feeling immersed.

The gameplay on the other hand feels great. Most of the game puts you in open ended levels where you can kill your targets in all sorts of creative ways and which gives you a lot of room to explore and experiment. You can use any of the dozens of weapons that are at your disposal but also make use of the environment, ranging anywhere from car explosions to inconspicuous electrocutions. Absolution is at its best when you explore the level to slowly and carefully plan your move before striking your targets all the while managing to avoid raising any eyebrows. Patience is most certainly a virtue here.

The game also offers plenty of replayability.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One tough cookie - with a gamebreaking bug! 10 Jan. 2015
By Jayne
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Standard Edition
I had heard this game was tough - and it is if you want to fully complete all the extra challenges, and being a completest, I could not leave a level until all boxes were checked. It took a while to get in to, but it turned out to be a very addictive and fun game, albeit frustrating at times. You can replay levels though and come back to them later to finish any missed challenges, so it kept the game from becoming stale. Loads of weapons and play styles and hundreds of different ways to kill your enemy and if a level gets too frustrating, finishing it for the story isn't that tough really. But one problem......

It crashes. A lot, and this was after the update. It got so bad, it crashed during saving so I had to hard reset my PS3 and I got the dreaded broken save file. I was about 2/3rds of the way into fully completing the game, and I did not have the patience to go through all that again and there was nothing I could do to salvage it.

Based on the bug, I felt like giving the game one star, however this would have been unfair because it is an excellent game and I will go back to it one day, however I will have to copy my save game file across to another user account every every mission otherwise I would probably lose it all again. This means a lot of exiting and loading. Without the bug, it's a five star game. If you love stealth, a great story and OTT killing (with a bit of humour) it's definitely one for the collection, however keep copying that save file! There is also a great target practice 'mini game' which takes place in a gun shop and was really hard to beat, and I spent hours on it! Hitman Absolution is one of those rare games where it's so addictive I play it during all my down time. Another highly addictive stealth-ish game and one not to be missed is The Saboteur. Probably has the best gaming character ever and some serious explosions! It's a bit like GTA with climbing, however it has a lot more style and a brilliant atmosphere.
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