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Submitted by GreenRanger 1143d ago | opinion piece

1UP's Favorite Games of 2012: Hitman Absolution

1up.com: HItman Absolution takes the core elements of a fun stealth game -- open environments, social camouflage, and dozens of weapons and potential tools -- and adds special challenges that tempt players to replay each stage constantly. I didn't think much of additional tasks when I first picked up Absolution, but every time I completed a level, I felt the urge to jump back in and discover new ways to complete the objective. (Hitman: Absolution, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

PRHB HYBRiiD  +   1143d ago
Hitman absolution favorite game of 2012? well i guess is a matter of taste i thought blood money was way better than absolution,best game for me in 2012 has to be Borderlands 2.
Cam977  +   1143d ago
I agree, I received HM:A yesterday and it is done so poorly in comparison to it's superior predecessors. The checkpoint system is abysmal, so is the disguise system (HM2 had something simila but better - instinct is needed for disguises) and it is streamlined - something that should've never happened.
Anthonyii  +   1143d ago
It is a matter of taste! I saw Hitman:Absolution as a mature blend of Blood Money,Silent Assassin, and Contracts. To me it is the best action GOTY. But 1UP does not have a single game of the year- it is just one of 1UPs favorite games of 2012.
aliengmr  +   1143d ago
Honestly, I thought it was better than people had said it was.

I too, am a fan of Blood Money and from what I was hearing, folks thought it was a radical departure from that. I really didn't get that at all. Biggest change I saw was replacing the map with Instinct mode.

I also was under the impression the story driven nature of HM:A was going to force choices and eliminate freedom, and that was completely not the case at all.

The actual story is subjective, but it felt like a true Hitman game. If anyone is still on the fence I say get it. GOTY? I don't know. But much better than I expected.
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yeahokchief  +   1143d ago
There are things that I liked better from the old games (ie not having levels divided up, less focus on a streamlined story, and always having a final mark to assassinate).

But look at all the improvements:
-radar
-notification system to avoid being spotted
-instinct mode with limited uses
-cover system when being stealthy
-really cool and diverse environments (bar scene, stip club, various city streets, court)
-multiplayer contracts mode to create your own contracts
-gun attachments to customize your weapons

This game has soo much replayablity too when you look at all the challenges to unlock by doing all he unique executions.

There WERE things that I liked better in Blood Money for sure. But this was a fantastic game and my GOTY.

+1 for 1up.
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AdmiralSnake  +   1143d ago
Hitman absolution to me was one of the best games I've played in 2012. I absolutely loved it. I don't regret buying this game.

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