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A lot of improvements to the basic gameplay.
Stealth gameplay is tense and challenging.
Excellent production values instill a strong sense of place.
Imperfect disguise system.
Linear, anticlimactic sequences.
Not enough traditional levels.
By TechSpot on November 28, 2012
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,...
By Computeractive on March 14, 2013
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,...
By TheGuardian on December 07, 2012
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 December 07, 2012
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...
By 1Up on December 03, 2012
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 NZGamer on November 29, 2012
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....
By PC Advisor on November 25, 2012
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...
By Pocket-lint on November 23, 2012
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 November 20, 2012
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....
By Atomic MPC on November 19, 2012
A mixed bag of great gameplay and gamestopping...
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