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Hitman Absolution (PS3)

Platform : PlayStation 3
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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.
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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 (313 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,201 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform:PlayStation 3  |  Edition:Standard Edition

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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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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Standard Edition Verified Purchase
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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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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Considering the large amount of time I've spent playing this, I feel a bit harsh giving only 3-stars, there are some good but way too many bad elements:

Positives

- Some of the levels are brilliant, open ended, funny, loads of options and accidents avaialble.
- The challenges for each level provide lots of re-playability without feeling boring.
- The graphics, music and kill-sequences are superb, much more fluid and adaptable.
- A simple interface makes for easy control, making complex timing challenging but never frustrating.
- The new 'Contracts' levels are mildly diverting and can act as a welcome break from the main story.

Negative

- A dull, dull DULL story that is not wanted or needed, no-one wants a moral or emotional Agent 47...
- A large number of rubbish levels that are simply "get from A-B without being seen", or Uncharted-esque press button fight sequences.
- The accident kills are made blindingly obvious, and sledom require timing, you just set it up and then wait for a kill to be confirmed whilst doing something else.
- An inconsistent disguise/suspicion system.
- Terrible cutscenes and zero-dimensional characters (bad guys are all perverted swear factories, women are all pornstars, and the little girl to whom 47 is mysteriously devoted might as well be a platic doll.

It's a really mixed bag, we all know the best bits of previous games, the best levels were often contained buildings, with lots of subtle options, a bit of humour and some real originality (the hotel in the original hitman, the apartment in silent assassion, the country house in contracts, the suburban house and xmas party in blood money).
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