Hitman 3 Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
Ushering in an immersive world of assassination, IO Interactive’s new Hitman games have undoubtedly breathed new life into the two-decades-long franchise, offering numerous lush locales and previously unfathomed levels choice in carrying out the series’ signature murder missions. The rebooted continuity is set to reach its grand finale with IO’s release of Hitman 3, establishing closure to the target-slaying saga, importing full compatibility with previous games’ levels, and touting even greater depth in the form of VR-enabled gameplay.
As Hitman 3 has positioned itself as the end of an acclaimed trilogy series, there are certainly some immense expectations for IO to deliver a fittingly killer threequel. With that said, how is the game actually stacking up with critics? Well, according to the game’s emerging reviews, it appears Hitman 3 has indeed hit the mark of one of the most worthwhile trilogies in the modern era, with the game promising to be a satisfying finale for fans of the series. However, some also indicate that those previously unsold on the Hitman formula may not be as impressed as others.
Eurogamer – “A Thrilling Endeavour”
“IO’s final World of Assassination game is closer to a seasonal content update than a sequel, but it’s a thrilling endeavour all the same.”
Game Informer – 90/100
“Hitman 3 concludes a chapter in the greater Hitman story, but it doesn’t feel like an ending. There’s an abundance of content and side activities on offer, and the trilogy as a whole is bound to be a long-term destination for would-be assassins. IO Interactive’s final act in the trilogy anticipates and rewards player experimentation, features meticulous level design, and has moments of ghoulish catharsis that makes me cackle aloud. My enthusiasm for it all is as indelible as the barcode tattooed on the back of Agent 47’s head.”
IGN – 90/100
“Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is a superb instalment of IO’s idiosyncratic but much-loved stealth series. The fundamentals haven’t changed since 2016 but its collection of outstanding maps makes for a refined, reliable, and robust curtain-closer to the current Hitman trilogy.”
Metro GameCentral – 80/100
“A great finale to the World of Assassination trilogy and the perfect time to end the reboot era, as the once revolutionary formula begins to show its age.”
Windows Central – 80/100
“Hitman 3 features some of the most complex and most creative levels in the series history while polishing the gameplay to perfection. Unfortunately, it’s held back by some hefty paywalls, uneven mission pacing, and some occasional clunky AI.”
Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional in HITMAN 3 for the most important contracts of his entire career. This is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. HITMAN 3 launches 20 January.
— HITMAN 3 (@Hitman) January 18, 2021
Hitman 3 releases for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on January 20th. What do you think? Are you ready to enter the World of Assassination for possibly the final time, or are you just waiting for IO’s upcoming 007 video game to finally come to fruition? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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