Hitman: Absolution is a crushing disappointment

"By now, I’m sure we’ve all witnessed a long-running franchise that we absolutely love get ruined, changed and ‘mainstreamed’ so hard that it sent us into a rage-induced forum bombing, if you will. For the longest while, I didn’t think Hitman: Absolution would fit into such a category. All year long, the game looked as if it were shaping up to be another solid entry in the series, albeit with refined gameplay and a more prominent narrative.

After finally sitting down to play the game, however, I have to say that I’m incredibly disappointed by it. Daniel wrote a positive review of the game last month, wherein he awarded the game an 8/10. I respect his opinion, as well as those of the people who ended up enjoying the game. However, that’s not what I’m here for, is it? I’m here to disagree with them, and disagree with them I shall. Hitman: Absolution is a disappointment so crushing that it rivals the act of being bludgeoned by Agent 47 himself." (Michael Urban,

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FarCryLover1822351d ago

I was about to buy it tomorrow. Maybe not now??

showtimefolks2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

if you like other hitman games than its for you, i want to buy it but may wait to buy this an HD collection all at once.

everyone who has played it that i know really liked it and called it a very fun game to play. also the contracts mode is pretty fun too


i have read so many great things about blood money that i can't wait to get the HD collection and play it for myself

FarCryLover1822351d ago

Ok, I loved the other Hitman games. I think I'll buy this then after all. I just watched some youtube videos too, looks good to me.

morganfell2351d ago

I was so disappointed by the article I may never read again...

Breadcrab2351d ago

It's hard to say whether or not you'll like it. I honestly would suggest renting the game first, as it's easily obtainable from Redbox.

If you haven't played any other Hitman games before, I think you'll enjoy it. As for me, I couldn't help but negatively compare it to Blood Money. Also, some of the game's mechanics just felt fundamentally flawed to me.

ninjahunter2350d ago

Im a couple levels in, and honestly its got a solid hitman vibe to it, there are only really two problems i had with it, the smaller levels (which isnt so bad), and the disguises, which were recently patched to not be so bad. Fun game though, nice having to use my brain again :)

A2X_2351d ago

Not disapointed by the game yet I can agree with a lot of points in this article. Blood money is arguably the best Hitman game, but Absolution was still great to play.

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Ezz20132351d ago

i'm playig it on pc right now
amazing game and the gfx on pc is just Incredible

2pacalypsenow2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

lots of bugs tho mine crashes when using Msaa with a 690(others have this problem too). Also some levels have glitches , Like the death house the sleeping patient sees you making it impossible to get the suit and unseen challenge in 1 go . But Im still enjoying it, not as good as BM but still a good one

Ezz20132351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

i don't know how but i'm not getting any of that and i have SSO at normal and Msaa at 4X and shadows at high
with every thing on ultra
i'm getting 25-40fps

ufo8mycat2350d ago

THe problem with this game is its way way to scripted.

The targets you have to take out follow a very scripted path.

All you have to do is wait in a location you KNOW they will come back too, since its scripted and just wait. THen simply kill them.

Very very poor and predictable.

Breadcrab2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Pretty much this.

A lot of the assassinations now feel so "pre-planned." The targets just pretty much walk in predictable patterns, occasionally stopping in an alley or next to an incredibly obvious environmental kill opportunity.

If the game at least got these assassination missions right, I might be able to excuse the addition of linear levels. However, I don't think the game does either particularly well.

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