You could play Theme Park this weekend from the GoG.com sale, which would be an enjoyable experience for you. Or, you could simply decide that contractual violence is what you need. It's your choice.
Funstock Digital have a great range of savings on Hitman titles starting at just 89p. You will need to use code JUL-SUMMERSALE-RED25 to drop the prices to the ones listed below.
In the latest daily switch up to their offers, Gamersgate have slashed the price on all entries in the Hitman franchise. Hitman 1-4 are all £1.50 or lower, while Hitman Absolution has been reduced to £5. That said, the Elite Edition, which includes all of the DLC for the latest Hitman title, is also a fiver, making that the best value for money.
Square Enix have announced that Hitman: Blood Money will be the latest title of theirs to be added to the Core Online program - an initiative that allows gamers to engage in high definition gaming experiences for free, through the browser and ad support.Click here to read more...
IO Interactive's Luke Valentine has tried to assuage fan fears that the stealth aspects of the older Hitman games might not be preserved in the upcoming Hitman: Absolution by noting that the Silent Assassin rating is still a big part of the game, and drawing comparisons between the marketing campaigns for this game, and older releases.Click here to read more...
Were Codename 47 to have any grandchildren...or any children at all, come to think of it...we can't help but feel he'd have some stories to tell. Not that they'd really be suitable for children. Ho hum.
Anyway, you can relive some of his finest moments on the cheap, with Steam bundling Hitman 1, 2, and Blood Money all together for under £4. You should probably go and do that.
Matt spent some time with Hitman: Absolution during this year's E3, and though it's looking good (for an action game that is, we have yet to see some silent assassin smooth moves), we still have a while to wait. Luckily Hitman: Blood Money is down to a ridiculous £1.24 at GamersGate, saving you £1.70 and providing you with freeform sandbox murder for a literal pocket money price. Going in all guns blazing is an option - for the weak and impatient - but the biggest fun is to be had by staying hidden and surgically killing your targets without collateral damage.
IO are still messing us around with the continual 'will they, won't they' Hitman 5 saga... but at least we've got the first three games to tide us over. Hitman games can be played as a simple action game if you so choose (shame on you)- but huge levels and multiple assassination methods provide multiple opportunities to commit the perfect murder. Disguise, misdirection and good old fashioned garotte wire make our slapheaded assassin one of the most dangerous killers in videogame history, and continually replaying missions to minimise contact and collateral damage is insanely addictive.
If you've never played a Hitman game, it's high time you did.
IO Interactive might have dabbled recently in kids games and brutal, gritty Michael Mann-esque action with Mini Ninjas and Kane and Lynch, but frankly there's only one game I really want to see them working on...and that's Hitman 5. In the interim I highly recommend you check out Blood Money to see how mini sandbox action, that gives the player the freedom to accomplish their objectives in whatever they see fit, should really be done. Want to kick down the front door all guns blazing? Or would you rather silently kill a chef, poison the target's birthday cake and then set off a fire alarm in the basement to distract the guards as you make your escape? Your choice.