Greg Lockley checks out the other assassin dying for your attention this holiday season
Life as an assassin isn’t as easy as it would initially seem. Not only do they routinely put their life on the line as they carry out hits on the shadiest characters around for the highest bidder, apparently, they have their own personal problems too.
Once again, players step into the blood-soaked shoes of Agent 47, who happens to have found himself in a spot of bother. Betrayed by those he trusted and shunned by his former agency, he finds himself at the centre of a police manhunt and a dark conspiracy that has unfolded around him. Players must guide the down-on- his-luck killer through a corrupt world on a personal journey to uncover the truth and achieve redemption.
Of course, the situation isn’t quite as hopeless as it might first appear. After all, players are assuming the role of a trained killer, one equipped with a wide arsenal of weapons and the advanced skills to use them.
Hitman: Absolution isn’t an open-world title, but it certainly plays like one. Players are provided with their assignment, certain specifics and key locations of their environment and are then left to their own imagination to carry out the hit. While missions often end with a similar conclusion – the death of the proposed target – players have a number of creative ways to do this and the game rewards out-of-the-box thinking.
Absolution is the fifth title in the Hitman series and has been rebuffed by I/O Interactive’s Glacier 2 technology, which offers enhanced graphics and a variety of new gameplay features whilst staying true to the tried-and-tested Hitman profile.Article continues below