About Hitman 3
Hitman 3: A ‘Killer’ Assassination Sim
This “king of the kill” is a hit!
The Action Continues…
IO Interactive released the much-anticipated game, Hitman 3, on January 20, 2021. The stealth action-adventure game is the official capstone to the groundbreaking World of Assassination trilogy. It’s available on PC (via Steam and Epic Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch (via streaming).
What Is Hitman 3?
Hitman 3 is the final chapter of the exceptional, episodic assassination simulation game. It aptly picks up where Hitman 2 leaves off, wherein the bold and bald Agent 47 turns against his previous employers, the infamous International Contract Agency. He now turns his skills as a disguise artist and assassin against the ICA and is fighting the power. Now, as the hero, you must use your cleverly obtained disguises and fighting skills to secretly infiltrate and new exotic location and reach your various intended targets.
Concept Rating: 5/5
Witness the Execution
The audio and visuals are amazing. The visuals were significantly overhauled. The more beautiful, larger locations are especially worth noting.
The lighting engine here has improved. For example, the fluorescent lighting in a German club looks great. The game levels appeared impressive even before the addition of post-launch ray tracing, too.
The audio and visuals are amazing.
Unlike those of us in the real world, as Agent 47, you can travel around the world in search of your targets. Explore such exotic settings as Berlin, Germany; the Carpathian Mountains, Romania; Chongqing, China; Dartmoor, UK; Dubai, UAE; and Mendoza, Argentina.
Graphics & Audio Rating: 5/5
Attempting an Assassination
In this final chapter of Hitman, you will hunt your targets on the neon streets of China, and even scale a golden spire in Dubai. As Agent 47, you will now be equipped with a camera that you can use to photograph evidence and targets, and even hack certain things. The access codes are better hidden in the environment, making it more challenging to get ahead.
Each level now includes shortcuts in the form of locked doors or ladders...
Each level now includes shortcuts in the form of locked doors or ladders that can only be opened from one side. While it will take you some time to make your way to these new shortcuts, once you reach them and open them, they remain open in the future as well. This is but one way a player is rewarded for exploring and replaying.
Gameplay Rating: 5/5
A Clever End
Overall, Hitman 3 is a platform for the game levels of the previous releases. Users can play everything from the first two using Hitman 3’s different improvements and newly unlocked weapons. Indeed, being able to access all the Hitman game content in one specific place is perhaps one of the nicest new features, although you have to have bought all of it at one point or another.
Users can play everything from the first two using Hitman 3’s different improvements and newly unlocked weapons.
The level of design here and the exploration, experimentation, and creativity that follows are exceptional. Hitman 3 is essentially a clever conclusion to the three-part game. The game expertly plays off all that has come before, makes smart use of what seasoned players expect, subverts said expectations, and even rewards frequent players for mastering both the unique complexity of all the new levels and the entire trilogy.
Replay Value Rating: 4/5
Hitman 3 provides a spectacular close to the World of Assassination trilogy, complete with improved graphics, new locations, and new mechanics in a game that focuses less on formula changes and more on development.