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Hitman (Series) Review
Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
Hitman 3 is the eighth main instalment in the Hitman series and the third and final instalment of the World of Assassination trilogy. Like the previous games you play as Agent 47 and travel to various locations and carry out contracted assassinations of criminal targets. Hitman III adds six new locations including Dubai, Dartmoor, Berlin, and Chongqing. If you own the previous games in the trilogy, Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018), you can import maps, levels and progress.
Although it is a violent game, the interest here is understanding the consequences of your actions in the game. The game simulates many moving "actors" in the scenes so you must take care with your approach. It's a living breath, tactile and immersive world where your decisions matter.
This is a game with levels designed to be played multiple times in different ways as you act out different approaches to your target. As you progress you unlock new starting locations, gear and interactive options that open up new ways to tackle levels. You get to be James Bond and put together your own tricks, exploits and stealthy take downs.
The original Hitman series launched back in 2000:
- Hitman: Codename 47 (2000) PC
- Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
- Hitman: Contracts (2004) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
- Hitman: Blood Money (2006) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
- Hitman: Absolution (2012) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X
The World of Assassination trilogy relaunched the game in 2016:
- Hitman (2016)
- Hitman 2 (2018)
- Hitman 3 (2021)
Hitman 2: Gold Edition
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin HD
Hitman 3 Access Pass: Hitman 2 Standard (Disc)
Hitman 3: Deluxe Edition
Hitman 3: Standard Edition
Hitman Contracts HD
Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
Hitman HD Enhanced Collection
Hitman HD Pack
Hitman Trilogy HD
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Blood Money HD
Hitman: Game Of The Year Edition
Hitman: Legacy Pack
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. There are different versions of the game you can purchase:
- Hitman 3 Standard Edition
- Hitman 3 Deluxe Edition adds contracts, suits and items, soundtrack, book.
Additional content for the Hitman games are provided via purchasable Expansion Passes. These grant access to new locations, maps, assignments and outfits. You can also purchase Legacy Packs that provide the maps and missions from the first series of games in this new game engine.
The following in-game purchases are available:
Hitman 2: Isle Of Sgail Pack
Hitman 2: Mumbai Pack
Hitman 2: Santa Fortuna Pack
Hitman 2: Whittleton Creek Pack
Hitman 3 Access Pass: Hitman 1 Goty Edition
Hitman 3 Access Pass: Hitman 2 Gold
Hitman: Goty Legacy Pack
Hitman: Goty Legacy Pack Upgrade
Hitman: The Complete First Season
You can remap the keys and mouse but not for Gamepad buttons. There is a Weapon Toggle option to avoid holding, but this doesn't apply to other projectiles like knives or coins. You also need to press rapidly to subdue enemy characters. You have to hold to use the Instinct mode to see enemies.
You can change the size of interaction prompts to make them easier to see. There is an excellent audio queue for detection of an enemy. It plays an increasingly loud wind whistling sound to indicate the increasing likelihood of being noticed. This is also displayed as a directional bar around your character.
There's an overview of accessibility in Hitman III in DAGERSystem's video by Kyle Abbate.
Our Hitman Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:
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