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Release Date: March 11th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Hitman Intro Pack

Overview -

Square Enix and IO interactive return to the world of 'Hitman' with a reboot that hearkens back to the roots of the series. The game will be distributed episodically, with the 'Hitman Intro Pack' containing two training missions and the Paris locale. The game has full online integration as well, allowing players to make and distribute new contracts and access new challenges, which should be a boon for replayability.

Highly Recommended
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Release Date:
March 11th, 2016

Video Review


This new 'Hitman' is a really beautiful game, with wonderfully designed locales and an amazing amount of detail that most players might not ever see. IO continues to develop using the Glacier engine, and the results are often stunning. While some may be frustrated by episodic structure of the game, that structure has given IO breathing room to create wonderfully designed locales and to iterate in response to player feedback. If this first chapter is any indication, later episodes should be just as beautiful.

Audio Review


While the music is nothing special, the sound design is absolutely phenomenal. Each location is filled with dozens, If not hundreds of NPCs, and the work here makes those settings feel completely realistic when they need to be. There's an insane amount of voice work, and it's all handled incredibly well. It's the rare stealth game where silence isn't the accompaniment for most of the runtime, and it's all the better for it.

Final Thoughts

A fantastic reboot that revitalizes an aging series wonderfully, the 'Hitman Intro Pack' is packed with personality, intelligence, and absolutely wonderful gameplay. This should easily satisfy series veterans and newcomers alike, and gives me a ton of hope for upcoming episodes. I can't wait to see where IO goes from here.