Hi guys! Today I will talk about Hitman (2016). As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
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Hitman (2016) is one of the best stealth assassination games you will ever play. Now that that is out of the way let’s start with the story.
Hitman (2016) doesn’t exactly have a story. It has a lot of missions but honestly not a real story.
You will see in the tutorial how Agent 47 was recruited but don’t buy this game if you want a story-driven game.
The best part of this game is the stealth assassinations. You will visit several different locations where you will be tasked to assassinate some people. Those areas feel unique, they are full of opportunities that will help you assassinate your targets if you take the time and explore the areas.
The game on its default settings gives you tips on how to go about assassinating your targets and informs you when you have discovered an opportunity to assassinate your target.
This “assist” mode makes the game less overwhelming for new players and allows them to learn the ropes of the game.
Of course, you can disable these “assist” settings and play the game without any help or tips.
I wouldn’t recommend it though for new players since it will take a lot of time to learn how to play the game that way and it might discourage you from continuing to play the game.
There are a lot of ways to assassinate your targets and that gives the game a lot of replayability.
There is also the Escalation Mode, a new feature that adds requirements to existing levels and makes the game even more challenging.
There are also the Elusive Targets, a mode that has a timer and in that mode, you are tasked to kill targets that cant be seen on the map and you have one chance to kill them if you fail you won’t be able to access that mission again.
You can also create your own missions by making NPCs targets, setting kill requirements and you can share those missions with other players.
One problem, if you can call it a problem is that the game discourages you from using guns and going guns blazing.
There are guns in the game, but I wonder why the game even gives you the option to use them since you die amazingly fast if the enemies shoot you and you don’t do a lot of damage with your guns unless you headshot everyone.
Additionally, if you kill people the game lowers your score when you finish the mission, so basically it punishes you for using the gun that the game provides you.
That seems unorthodox to me, they should either not allow you to use any guns or not punish you for using guns, allowing you to use guns and punishing you for using them makes no sense to me.
You are an assassin and going guns blazing isn’t very assassin-like, but I still think they should have thought of a better way to discourage people from using guns rather than punishing them.
The graphics of Hitman (2016) are amazing and won’t disappoint.
There is customization too since you can pick the outfit you will wear on your missions from a list of outfits, it isn’t a big list but there are some.
The locations you will visit are amazingly designed and are very realistic, that is the advantage of a game that isn’t an open-world, the developers can polish a few locations as much as they can be polished rather than having to make an entire world with much less polish.
Hitman (2016) is a great game. I totally recommend this game to anyone that loves stealth assassination games.
Of course, since Hitman 2 is already released, I don’t recommend that you buy Hitman (2016) at full price. Wait for Steam Sales, that’s how I bought it.
Paying full price for a game that has a sequel isn’t a good idea for me. If you have money to spend and don’t feel like waiting, then, by all means, buy this game at full price, you won’t be disappointed by this game.
The gameplay is amazing, and the graphics too, it is a worthy addition to the Hitman franchise.
General Rating: 8.6
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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