It has been a somewhat uneven road that this generation’s spate of HD re-releases have travelled along. They have varied from the exceptionally crafted Metal Gear Solid HD Collection to the particularly pitiful Silent Hill Collection. There is one characteristic that these re-releases all share, something inherent, and that is the ability to disappoint more than any original IP ever could. Perhaps it is nostalgia and the fear of a misinformed memory, perhaps it is the realisation that you are getting old brought into high fidelity when you realise the disparity between games ‘then’ and now. Few things age gracefully, a good wine and Patrick Stewart notwithstanding, but what is a necessity is that those things of age are treated decently and with care; thankfully, to a degree, this is where the Hitman HD Trilogy has found itself.