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Hitman episode 2 review
Hitman's first episode was a measured, strong proof of concept: that Hitman works best in large sandboxes with interstitial systems, rather than trying to string what are effectively set-pieces into a linear narrative. The jo...   read

Next week's Hitman DLC photo
Next week's Hitman DLC

I want to vacay in Hitman's Sapienza

Despite my confident, casual unholstering of the word "vacay," I've never actually taken a vacation, on account of all the poverty. Still, feels good to dream, and Hitman's take on Italy looks downright idyllic. I mean, not the weird bit wi...

 
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LOL!

Naked body pile executions are why Hitman is so good

You may remember from my review that the new, episodic Hitman is good as heck, "a dope slapstick murder comedy." I recounted a few funny tales here, including a pretty amusing, but not all that creative kill (it's practically set up for you...

 
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Hitman ad campaign

Would you rather kill Gary Busey or Gary Cole?

Well, Hitman is no stranger to out-there advertising strategies. At least this one doesn't allude to a heavy flow. Also, preemptive joke reminder: Gary Coleman died in 2010.

 
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Hitman updates

Hitman adds Contracts as Elusive Targets are pushed into April

The new Hitman is a dope slapstick murder comedy and if you need any more proof, just read on the Hitman blog on adding "The Vampire Magician Challenge Pack," which"features ten new challenges inspired by community activity, all requiring ...

 
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Hitman

Fun with Hitman, TRAPDOOR SPIDER STYLE

I wanted to try out the sniper rifle. Because of Hitman's one-big-mission episodic release and associated experience system, it wasn't unlocked as a drop you can have pre-placed in the map until a few successful assassination attempts. Ther...

 
Hitman review

Review: Hitman

Hitman is the funniest game I've played in a while. IO Interfactive's subtitle-free reboot of its long-running assassination franchise is, mostly, side-stepping cinematics full of S&M nuns and returning to the realm of sl...   read

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Deals

Hitman deal: Take a 25 percent hit on the PC version for release week

Update 3/21: The 25% off coupon is gone and replaced with a new 23% off code. See deal below. Today marks the debut for Square Enix's 2016 Hitman. Discounts for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles are pretty much nonexistent at the moment as the ...

 
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Hitman retail disc

Hitman retail release not coming until January 2017

The new Hitman is out and it's good. Or, the first part of the new Hitman -- the "Intro Pack" -- is out. I'll explain. Right now, $15 gets you two prologue/tutorial missions and one giant mission in Paris. Conversely, you can pay the full $...

 
Hitman photo
Hitman

This is what a real-life Hitman mission looks like

Here’s what a Hitman assassination would look like in real-life.  IO Interactive teamed up with Realm Pictures - the company behind that kick-ass Chatroulette FPS last year - to create a real-life mission for everyone&r...

 
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Tough, but fair

Hitman minimum PC requirements shouldn't kill you

The new Hitman boasts bigger crowds than most games, but it has some of the more reasonable minimum (and recommended, actually) required specs that I've seen in a while, according to the Steam page: Minimum: OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 Proces...

 
Hitman hands-on
Have you ever wondered just how Cueball McFurrowed-Brow became the famously good killing man of the Hitman series' glory years? Of fucking course not, which is why the need to string Hitman: Absolution together into some S&am...   read

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Hitman

Hitman's release structure changed, now fully episodic

"What exactly is the new Hitman going to be?" That's a question that has been on players' minds for a long time now. Looking in from the outside, the development process has been confusing and unclear. Judging by the waffling of Square Enix...

 
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Hitman

Square Enix just cancelled all Hitman pre-orders on PSN

If you pre-ordered the upcoming Hitman game, you'll soon get a message from Sony saying that your order has been cancelled.  Polygon found said message in full courtesy of David Scammel of VideoGamer.com: Thank you for pre-orderi...

 
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Hitman delay

Delayed Hitman out March 11, rest of the game in April, May and June

Hitman is releasing on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, unfinished, on March 11 after being delayed from its December launch. It was always going to release unfinished, though, by design. The Hitman website explains. March 11's launch includes three ...

 
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Hitman

Hitman slips to March 2016

When Hitman releases for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, it won't be finished. "What we do is we start the journey [...] and what we put out there is going to be a big game," IO Interactive head Hannes Seifert told VideoGamer earlier this year. "...

 
Hitman preview
"Hitman is 15 years old," IO Interactive head Hannes Seifert said. "That's a long time. Tastes change. It's time to get back to Hitman." That was Seifert's explanation for why the next game in the series has forgone a su...   read

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New Hitman

Hitman releases digitally this year, on disc in 2016

Amidst the rush of E3, I missed hearing about IO Interactive's unusual release plan for Hitman. In a Q&A today, the studio reiterated some of those points and highlighted new details. To recap: "What we release on December 8th [as a dow...

 
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Hitman release plan

New Hitman releasing unfinished, will get free content updates

Square Enix announced something of a reboot for the Hitman series this week. It's just called Hitman and is coming December 8. It won't be finished then, though. It will be $60. There will be "no DLC or microtransactions." Studio head Hann...

 
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Hitman

Our first look at the new Hitman

"Good to have you back." IO Interactive debuted a first look at its new Hitman during Sony's E3 2015 press conference. Somewhat of a different vibe, at least from the trailer, but that's still Agent 47. Boy, just look at him go! ...

 
Hitman movie photo
Hitman movie

Hitman: Agent 47 looks anything but stealthy

The tone of this trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 matches my playstyle for the game series, which is to go in quietly only to screw up repeatedly and end up having to trade bullets with everyone. While I could have done without the tired "No, ...

 
Hitman photo
Hitman

First concept art for IO Interactive's new Hitman

IO Interactive has shared concept art for its next Hitman game for consoles and PC, viewable below in high resolution. The image is set in Central Europe and that building is "larger than any location in Hitman Absolution," according to the...

 
Hitman photo
Hitman

First look at Agent 47 in the new Hitman film

2007's Hitman movie wasn't awful. In fact, I'd be willing to believe that people were even fans of the adaptation. But there's certainly plenty of room for improvement and here's hoping Agent 47 delivers where the prior movie failed. This s...

 
Hitman photo
Hitman

The new Hitman game for mobile has surprising potential

There are two Hitman games in development that we know about: one is a full-fledged PC and console title from IO Interactive, the other is a mobile project in the works at Square Enix Montréal. Hitman GO, a turn-based strategy game, ...

 
New Hitman photo
New Hitman

New Hitman will have the largest levels yet

IO Interactive is working on the next major installment of Hitman and today the studio shared a few details about the game. Most notably, it'll feature Agent 47 "at the prime of his career" and open-ended sandbox levels that are said to be ...

 
Hitman photo
Hitman

New missions added to Hitman: Absolution 'Contracts' mode

Though Hitman: Absolution has been out for over a year, new missions for the title have been added to the game's "Contracts" mode with seemingly no warning whatsoever. New missions have launched on all three platforms the game is avail...

 
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Future of Hitman

Square tells us exactly what's happening with Hitman

Yesterday, there was a report that sort of confused Hitman fans everywhere. People thought projects were canceled, and the franchise was in jeopardy, but here's the real rub straight from Square Enix. Apparently, the initial concept fo...

 
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Hitman

Square Enix Montreal's Hitman reportedly canned

Square Enix Montreal was working on a new Hitman game that was said to be a re-imagining, though we never saw much of anything about the title. It's since been discovered that the project was canceled last year, according to the LinkenIn pr...

 
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IO focusing on Hitman

IO cancels projects to focus on new Hitman game

When you think of IO Interactive, Hitman comes to mind. Maybe Kane & Lynch or Freedom Fighters as well -- sorry to reopen old wounds -- but the long-running stealth franchise is certainly right up in there. We'll be seeing mor...

 
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Hitman reboot

Hitman movie reboot 'Agent 47' to star Paul Walker

It's been an unusually long time since I've been able to use the word "reboot" here, but with the recent Hitman Absolution still fresh on our minds, it's only natural that the term would come up in relation to the popular stealth series. Fo...

 

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Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 
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Dreamweaver

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Torchman

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