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Hitman Episode One Review: A return to form for the series

The new Hitman seeks to combine the strongest elements of the series’ previous entries. All three levels in the first episode are glitzy sandboxes in the vein of Blood Money, featuring numerous ways to manipulate your targets into meeting a stylish demise. There are guns to fire, vials of poison to pour into drinks, fuseboxes to detonate, winches to release, and wrenches to throw.

Weekend game deals: Hitman Pack w/ Absolution, ME3 Deluxe $9 each

Along with providing another opportunity to grab Tomb Raider for less than $15, Steam and its ilk have trimmed prices on various Activision, Ubisoft, EA and Square Enix titles. Highlights include a $9 Hitman bundle with the Professional Edition of Absolution, Modern Warfare 3 for...

Weekend game deals: 50% off Torchlight II, Borderlands 2, Hitman

It's increasingly evident that Christmas is less than two weeks away, as several digital distributors have discounted dozens of titles for the holidays. Steam's year-end event hasn't kicked off yet, though it has bargains on Crysis titles and a handful of Tripwire games. Elsewhere...

Weekend game deals: Hitman: Absolution $30, Big Picture sale

Steam's gamepad-themed Big Picture launch sale continues this weekend with a few dozen controller-ready titles discounted, including some that have been added since earlier this week: Borderlands 2, Trine 2 and the Serious Sam franchise. Meanwhile, Amazon offers 10 games…

Hitman: Absolution Benchmarked, Tested

Six years later and it seems the developer is ready to revive the infamous Agent 47 in Hitman's fifth game, which crept onto shelves last Tuesday, November 20 -- or the 47th week of the year. Among its other advancements, Hitman: Absolution is the first game to be developed using the new Glacier 2 engine.

The updated engine was specifically built for Hitman, with a strong emphasis on enabling very dense crowds and allowing players to not only interact with characters but also to influence their behavior. The engine is said to be able to handle up to crowds of 1200 characters, which makes Absolution unlike any other game.

Hitman: Absolution Review - Agent 47 is Back for a Little Killing

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 scowling, sometimes laughing.

Absolution picks up the Hitman story where the last game in the series, 2006's Blood Money, left off. That's a long time between sequels, even in the relatively slow-moving video game world. But that extended time in development likely accounts for a lot of what makes Hitman such a sprawling, interesting game.

Weekend game deals: Dead Island $12, Hitman: Blood Money $2.48

If you haven't already bought Max Payne 3, Green Man Gaming offers 20% off the digital download alongside 50-75% off Square Enix/Eidos titles including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Just Cause 2, as well as the Tomb Raider, Thief and Hitman series (Blood Money is practically free...