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Great addition to Hitman Franchise,
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This review is from: Hitman: Absolution (Video Game)
STORYLINE: Different from other Hitman games the game revolves directly around the main story line and executes it very well, there are no random contracts they all link into the storyline.
GUNS: Not as wide of a variety as Silent Assassin and main guns differ from Blood Money. The silverballers do continue as 47's trademark weapon of choice. There are a variety of melee weapons found throughout various levels that can be used for execution and distractions.
MISSIONS: The missions are very familiar and gameplay differs very slightly stealth is your friend or you can run and gun on some missions if necessary. The disguises you use impact your stealth very much for example if your dressed as a policeman you should probably stay away from other policeman, but scientists or guards will not be able to tell the difference most of the time. The missions are all fresh and different from previous Hitman games and just as fun.
NEW FEATURES: The campaign has new features that go as far as having a slow motion aiming system similar to VATS in Fallout 3 to innovative slightly squeezing the trigger to steady your sniper rifle scope. Instinct mode is another new feature allowing 47 to view enemies paths, notification if your in a hostile area, and how close you are to being spotted. This puts a twist on the game in a good way because the game is still difficult and familiar to other Hitman games.
OVERALL: Absolution is really great game taking the Hitman we know and love and continuing it with changes that affect the gameplay in a positive way. I enjoy playing the campaign and find it to be more challenging than other Hitman games ( I am playing on the second easiest game mode ) and I see replay of the campaign to be challenging and interesting. The slight changes to the game are awesome and I have no negative feedback because you can tell they put in a lot of work to make this game as good as it is. If you like other Hitman titles you will not be disappointed.