For over 20 years, this franchise has delighted its fans with wonderful projects. Among them were both frankly unsuccessful and incredibly effective releases. Against the backdrop of the release of the new part, let’s recall the most successful games in the series.
The Hitman series has recently found its sequel. Hitman 3 was warmly received by the gaming community. Against the backdrop of the disastrous release of Cyberpunk 2077, it seems that the game has no gameplay problems. If you have not yet had time to familiarize yourself with this title, we recommend that you read our review and decide whether the project is worth your attention. If you are not interested in the new Hitman story, then you can turn to the classics and go through one of the five best games in the franchise.
Hitman: Absolution was the first game released by Square Enix instead of Eidos Interactive and is the fifth part. It is noteworthy that this part of the series had the longest gap between games: Absolution was released in 2012 – six years after its predecessor.
Absolution was released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and its graphics were much better than previous games. The environment has become more realistic. but fans criticized the game for being much more linearthan the original parts of the series. As for the advertising campaign, in the previous parts it was quite loyal, which is not to say about Absolution. It was all the fault of the release of a special application associated with the Facebook account, which allowed threaten your friends with elimination in a play style.
Metacritic rating: 83
Released in 2018 Hitman 2 for PC, Stadia, PS4 and Xbox One, became the second title in the slated trilogy invented by the developers of the “World of Assassins”. This game has abandoned the episodic format of its predecessor. They were replaced by additional extensions (DLC), which gradually became available after launch. Hitman 2 originally had online multiplayer mode, but at the moment the servers are already down.
One of the fans’ favorite mode, “Elusive Target”, has also been preserved here. This is a live part of the game, in which the players had only one opportunity to complete the task. It appeared every few weeks, and gamers had a limited amount of time to find and eliminate their target. It was such an interesting feature that the developers asked the famous British actor Sean Bean portray the first elusive target for Hitman 2.
Metacritic rating: 84
Hitman was the first title in the franchise released by the episode. A total of six episodes were released, which is quite symbolic, given that this is the sixth installment in the series. The first part was released in March 2016, and the last one in October of the same year. Interestingly, this game was supposed to be developed by the studio Square Enix Montreal, but after the unsuccessful work on Absolution, IO Interactive took control of this franchise, and the Square Enix team focused on mobile hitmen instead.
This project was the first of a trilogy in the World of Assassins franchise. It was released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Due to its release specifics, Metacritic has a score for each individual episode. If we average the indicators for all episodes, then the first part of the new trilogy takes third place, although undoubtedly it is worth considering each episode separately.
Metacritic rating: 85
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Silent Assassin was the first game in the series to be released on home consoles, and was available for PC, PS2 and Xbox in 2002. With a slight delay, namely in 2003, the Hitman got to the GameCube. In the sequel to the original, a similar gameplay was preserved, where players have a goal to eliminate at each level, and the way to achieve it depends on the players themselves, since already then there were several options for passing.
This game was considered commercially successful and received more good reviewsthan her predecessor, although around the level where Agent 47 eliminates the Sikhs at the holy site of Harmandir Sahib has caused some controversy in the community. In response, Eidos removed the mention of the Sikhs and turned them into “Kul Ji”, however, only the PC and GameCube versions were changed.
Metacritic rating: 87
Hitman 3 was released in early 2021 for PC, Nintendo Switch, Stadia PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S. it the final part of the trilogy “World of Assassins”. Agent 47’s recent adventures have surpassed all of their predecessors by an estimated first place on Metacritic.
This game includes many new maps, and also allows players to import their maps, levels and progress from the other two parts of the trilogy. Hitman 3 is also the first game in the series to offer VR compatible for PS4, which will also apply to levels imported from the previous two games.
Metacritic rating: 88
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