GAME REVIEW

HITMAN 3

HITMAN 3

Hitman 3 was published by IO Interactive for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, and Nintendo Switch on 20 January 2021. It is the eighth main installment in the Hitman series and the final entry in the World of Assassination trilogy, following Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018). Hitman 3 is a stealth game played from a third-person perspective and players once again assume control of assassin Agent 47. In the game, 47 travels to various locations and carries out contracted assassinations, continuing the story of the last two games. The base game features six new locations: Dubai, Dartmoor, Berlin, Chongqing, Mendoza, and an epilogue set in the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Hitman III is an extension of the ideas from the previous games. Each mission has a form of a sandbox level, densely filled with different objects and characters. The player has to eliminate the targets, but how he does it is up to him. The game offers great freedom. Killings can always be done in many different ways. The sneaking approach is particularly rewarded, but it is also possible to achieve success through open confrontation.

The story of the game started exactly after the second version; Where Agent 47 realizes that he has become a client and now, with the help of his childhood friend Gary, gives you to the key Providence group to destroy.
Meanwhile, the leader of this group tries to make things worse for this friend by misleading Diana, the leader of Agent 47. The storytelling in Hitman 3, like the previous two versions, has a cinematic feel and follows the story and the goal that is being observed for the player. Therefore, during the 6 stages, continue the adventures that started in 2016 and have now reached the end of the path.

The thing that bothers the player to some extent in the gameplay is the fighting and shooting system of the game. Sometimes you have to unload a gun to train a soldier who may be wearing the most ordinary clothes. He should do the same for parliamentary clothes that are wearing bulletproof vests and vests. Also, artificial intelligence is another case that does not have the right characteristics. In some scenes, we see the good performance of this section, and by killing one enemy, others create your presence in the environment. However, in other cases of the sequence, even if you are with the person, you have to be present, realize that you will not be.

Strengths
+ Acceptable storytelling that well illustrates the characters introduced in the Hitman trilogy
+ Very good design of game stages
+ Variety of steps
+ Very high repeat value
+ Attractive stealth system
weak points
– Weak artificial intelligence in some parts of the game
– Not so good design of shooting game system

The game score:9

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