this game, like the other hitman games in the series, has an amazing storyline. i was a giant fan of the previous hitman games and when i found out this was coming out i preordered it as soon as i could. my friends and i all got addicted to blood money and were constantly playing the story over and over again, wishing there would be some sort of map pack released with new levels to add onto the story. this game answered those hopes by having the contracts online mode. there are so many new ways to do each level, with new targets created and different ways to complete them. my only complaints are that you cannot customize your guns in between missions. and that you are ranked in each mission. overall, id say the game is a great game to play. the missions are challenging, and have a lot of different things to do in each of them to achieve your objectives. making the replay value extremely high.
Good to a point....
I picked this game up because it actually looked fun and I had never tried the hitman series before. Its a pretty good game once you get the hang of it. It has its moments where it shines and has some blunders as well. To me instinct is great when it comes to pin point shooting but fails when it comes to disguises. Disguises are kind of a joke. If you become a security guard only security guards will notice you but if you use instinct you tilt your head down and hope they don't notice you...lol That part is a joke and of course the parts where there is always a bin to dump a dead body. Other than that it has a lot of potential! Being silent and deadly at points has its advantages but if you want to go in guns blazing you lose points for doing so. Not a huge fan of the points system but I guess that what makes it fun to play over and over again. The story is a little off but maybe I am just not familiar with how the last game left off? It has a major glitch with the save game feature. This for some people is a deal breaker. Square Enix refuses to acknowledge this flaw but it is there nonetheless. When you save a game on your 360 hard drive its hit or miss whether or not it will become corrupted. When it becomes corrupted you will have to restart from the beginning of the game over and over again. The only fix to this is xbox live. If you have xbox live you can enable cloud storage to save you game and it will work just fine time and time again. But if you don't have Live you are out whatever money you put into the game unless you can get a USB storage device to save your game. Or of course if you have the time in one sitting to play thru the whole game...lol If you can get around this glitch you will have a pretty good time playing Absolution....
Better than ever
first i thought this game would be just like blood and money, bad a horrible but actually this ame is promising and makes you want to play the parts over and over again just to see the outcome, definetly work a buy
Very fun for people who loves single player like I do.... Yeah can't think of anything else to say, but great game....
Game is Raw
This is a very good and fun stealth game to play I love every level and I love playing the contracts!!!
Hitman Absolution - Silent Kill or All Out Warfare
Hitman Absolution is a third person assassin game, but as it seems with all "assassin" games these days, you can still go full out guns blazing and still win, you just don't get as high of score for the mission. You are sent into a place and set with marked targets and the more stealthy you are, the higher score you get for the overall mission. If a guard spots you, even one, you might as well expect to have to kill every single person before you leave because when one is alerted, suddenly it seems everyone is on you, and you can't leave until everyone is dead or you can manage to hide long enough for them to give up. The score counter did influnce me to restart and replay missions though. If I would accidentally step out too soon and get spotted or something, I always found myself restarting to try and get a higher score. Missions are pretty much repetitive though because you are always set with marked targets and go out to kill them, all basically the same way, there never seem so to be anything "special" about the kills, they just add cutscenes for the story. The story isn't that thrilling and the cutscene graphics are definitely dated. The main thing got me interested in the story, is that they actually go through South Dakota, my home state, and go to a place I've been, Mount Rushmore. The fact that a game acutally somewhat revolved around my homestate was a pretty exciting thought, but I don't know what time period Hitman Absolution was set in, because South Dakota isn't the ole' west like this game portrays anymore. This game kind of suggests SD is still in the past with the old school police uniforms and old school buildings, but we've obviously updated since whatever this game portrays about South Dakota being a desert-like cowboy land. Anyway, after the campaign the only thing to keep me interested for awhile was the public Contract game mode. It's basically the exact same thing as the campaign, refering to the repetiveness, in which all you do, like the story mode, is enter some place and just assassinate people. There is a slight catch though, in which that player made contracts are created by the players and have to be followed as the requirements of the player who created it. So for instance, in creating a contract a player could go to Chinatown in a Big Bird costume, poison one target, push one target down a hole, and axe-murder the third target, and then whoever plays the contract has to do the same thing, to gain full points that is. You can play the contract through however you like and follow which guidelines you want, but everything will differ in points depending what you did and didn't follow. Overall I spent probably around 15 hours on this game, probably 12-13 hours playing the missions and replaying for achievements, and the other 2 hours I spent playing some contracts, but after that there isn't much interest left. It was an okay game, but there isn't anything too special to make you keep the game much longer after you completed the campaign.
+Pass through South Dakota
+Score counter challenges you
+Player contracts are pretty fun
+Okay variety of guns
-Dated graphics cutscenes
-Not the best story
-Guards seem to spot you to easily even in disguise
-Alert one, expect to fight all
-Not much lasting appeal
It is a fun game, I love where you can go into slow motion and select your targets and see them die in slo-mo. Just an awesome game and a great story line.
Absolution is good, not as good as the older hitman games but through and through not bad. The missions are less stealthy than the older games, but for the right price this game is worth it. The contracts can add as a plus feature to unlock stuff for guns and such. Gameplay can be annoying as you can be detected quite easily, and the stealth part has been rendered down a good bit. If you are a hit man fan, I recommend it. If not eh, it may be disputable about the price. Graphic are good, sound is good. I so far have spent roughly 4 hours on the game and don't think I am even half way through yet. The story isn't bad, but I don't really know anyone who plays this game for the story mode. It's all the gameplay. For any Eidos fan or Hitman Fan I recommend it, or if ya want a game on sale that is newer, if not chances are you won't like it for $40+.
Hope they keep the story going for hit man.
It was a great game period. It had a few glitches but game play was pretty smooth. I loved the story and hope they keep it going. It brought back memories from the first hit man. I can't wait for the next one!
This game is amazing. Hitman = good time, you will enjoy ever second of this game. The shooting is epic.