Few games genuinely reward experimentation quite like the 2016 incarnation of Hitman. Taking all the lessons learned from generations past and then giving you the biggest, most labyrinthine and passageway-filled expanses possible, many were quick to dismiss this thanks to an episodic release, but the end product couldn’t have turned out any better.
As a franchise, Hitman has always acknowledged ingenuity, but there’s something about the ludicrous amount of ways you can now finish missions, that both revels in macabre slapstick comedy, whilst also packing a satisfying punch.
You’ll syringe gardening staff and take their place, poison a dish for an anonymous kill, grab a ceremonial blade and wait in the shadows. Cause distractions, rig explosions or just go postal with a fire axe – IO Interactive totally acknowledge that the best stories in Hitman are those you make yourself, and this newest instalment ensures no two of us have ever played the same way.
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