Hitman: Sniper opens fire on iOS, Android today

Get ready, take aim…

Square Enix Montréal has unleashed its latest mobile offering, Hitman: Sniper.

As the title implies, Agent 47’s latest adventure spans a series of scoped assassination missions.

I’ve been playing through a handful of Sniper‘s early levels today and have been enjoying it thus far. The experience feels like a slightly more minimalistic take on Hitman Absolution‘s Sniper Challenge, and feels right at home on my smartphone. The touch controls (pinching to zoom, tapping to shoot, and even the multi-swipe reload animation) all work nicely — even with my fat fingers!

The main aim here is to make a run at the leaderboards, though. While each mission is over fairly quickly, the design encourages creative play. To perfect your murderous craft and get high scores you’ll likely need to get real familiar with your surroundings over repeated sessions. 

Hitman: Sniper is now available via the iOS App Store and Google Play for $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99. The studio’s previous effort (which is also quite nice) Hitman GO is currently on sale for $0.99.

Hitman: Sniper launch details [Square Enix Montréal]

Kyle MacGregor Burleson