Hitman: Absolution

  • Hitman: Absolution
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  • A lot of improvements to the basic gameplay.
  • Replayable.
  • Missions open-ended.


  • Imperfect disguise system.
  • Linear, anticlimactic sequences.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Hitman: Absolution is a wickedly smart, darkly enjoyable video game, one that's as generous to players as its protagonist is merciless to his victims. You'll stab, strangle and shoot your way through level after level, sometimes grimacing, sometimes...

By Maximum PC on 70

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from IO Interactive’s popular stealth hero, Agent 47 (no pun intended). The star of the popular Hitman franchise is back for a fifth installment with Hitman: Absolution, and it’s about time, as the last...

By Computeractive on

In the world of video games, assassination is the new zombies - it's everywhere. Long before Dishonored or Assassin's Creed, gamers who wanted their fix of silent-but-deadly action would turn to the Hitman series. Now, after a six-year hiatus, the...

By HardOCP on

Hitman: Absolution is the fifth game in the Hitman series. It is a third person, action-adventure and stealth game that follows the story of Agent 47, and continues his story where the previous game left off. We follow him across the United States and...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

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By Techgage on

Hitman: Absolution brings us back to the continuing story of the mysterious assassin “Agent 47″ and his service with the International Contract Agency, or “Agency” for short. Diana Burnwood is the only person Agent 47 has ever trusted, but she betrayed...

By TheGuardian on 60

The best thing one can say about Absolution is that it's impossible to feel ambivalent about it; players will love and loathe aspects of this game in equal measure.

By Strategy Informer on 70

It’s weird watching game worlds get smaller as technology gets better: it’s no surprise that early footage of Hitman: Absolution showed a game that was more linear and ‘corridor’-like than previous iterations, as the reality isn’t so far from the...

By 1Up on 95

Absolution takes tremendous strides with the idea of social camouflage and presents flexible environments and systems that epitomize some of the best ideas in the stealth genre.

By New Game Network on 77

The world's greatest assassin has to work hard while in disguise. Linear evasion levels take the 'hit' out of Hitman, but the few sandbox assassinations are about as good as they were in Blood Money. With further modifications to the new formula,...

By eTeknix on

This week I've been spending time with Agent 47 in his latest outing Hitman Absolution. Now I know many fans of the series will have been waiting eagerly for this title to be released, but not me. I last played Hitman Codename 47 (yes the very first in...

By NZGamer on

I first laid my murderous hands on Hitman in 2000. I was 13 years old. That’s about the perfect age to begin a career as a sadistic, stealthy, silent killer. Like every thirteen year old, my heart was full of Metallica lyrics and murderous intent. For...

By PC Advisor on 60

Given one of the initial salvos from Hitman: Absolution 's marketing cannon was a trailer in which its iconic bald-headed assassin brutally slays a squad of women dressed in rubber nun costumes and suspenders, it's perhaps no surprise that the finished...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Absolution is a morally reprehensible orgy of unspeakable violence that secures Agent 47’s position as one of gaming’s bleakest...

By Cheat Code Central on 86

Here’s a simple truth: Modern gamers love longevity. Players expect to get a bigger bang for their collective buck now more than ever, a sentiment that has led many game companies to pack as much replay value as they can into their titles. Some—like...

By PC Authority on 67

I have always loved the Hitman games. Their open-world approach to assassination and action was always so clever and smart, not to mention full of player choice. Sure, the sinister Agent 47 is a bit silly, as is all the overly-dramatic religious...

By IGN on 90

A confident return for a long-absent series. A satisfying single-player experience, yet relevant in a connected world.

By Gamespot on 75

Even if you have no interest in contracts, however, Hitman: Absolution's campaign is fulfilling on its own. There are some stumbles here and there--in the AI, in the mission design, and elsewhere.

By EuroGamer on 70

Hitman: Absolution doesn't make you feel that way often enough for my liking, but amidst the inevitable and deserved grumbling about its awkward checkpoint system, small levels and weird obsession with its daft story...

By PC Gamer on 66

A passable stealth game, but one that betrays almost everything that, until now, has made Hitman great.