Hitman 3 – Review – Critical hits

Hitman 3 is set to be the final chapter in this new phase of the franchise. After revolutionizing the murder world with Hitman and then expanding it with Hitman 2, Agent 47 is back and now the whole world is against him. Can this new game keep what was good before and expand beyond it? We find that in our review today.

In Hitman 3, Agent 47 continues his hunt for the remaining members of Providence, but everything will soon change. We’re not going to give too many spoilers on what is going to happen, but if you’ve played any of the previous games in the franchise (and you should because they’re very good!), You know that we have a plot full of twists and turns before us will have.

One of the things that gets the most attention in this final chapter is that the missions presented here ultimately arise out of the equality of following a storyline in the game and then carrying out the murder on your target. In Hitman 3 you can find more diverse missions, options that don’t always seem the most obvious, and also some missions where you just have to kill a series of targets without attracting public attention and show how a pro can really be works .

The game has a total of six missions. Each mission can be completed in different ways. You can spend more than 5 hours smoothly on each mission if you want so the game really pays off. As usual, you can follow the stories within the missions to make your life easier, for example pretending you are an investigator trying to solve a possible murder in an influential family.

These stories within the missions are the most diverse and usually the way to go, either to eliminate one of your objectives or to act as a bridge to access an area of ​​the game where it wouldn’t initially be possible.

Of course, like the other games in the franchise, it is possible to skip these missions and shoot in the best Rambo style, but the game becomes virtually impossible that way, i.e. discretion is more than recommended, it is necessary.

Inside the steps you will have to use disguises to infiltrate the locations undetected. While disguises work with most enemies, there are a few you will recognize. So don’t just take a maid’s clothes and walk around for free access to every corner of a house. That way, you need to explore places with care and patience, and keep changing your cover as each gives access to a different area than the other.

However, it won’t always be possible to be subtle. There are times when you need to break open a door or creatively lure your enemies away to gain access to other locations.

The game’s artificial intelligence doesn’t always work well. Sometimes it is possible to use this to attract one enemy at a time, take them out, and then access the previously inaccessible location. This takes a bit of immersion in the game, but for the most part it works very well.

After completing a level you will receive a number of points as well as bonuses. You then have the option to play it again, use a different approach, or move on to the next level. Playing a level again opens up avenues that were previously impossible, as well as various disguises or weapons that you can smuggle into the game locations. All of this contributed to Hitman 3’s repetition factor being quite high, as in other games in the series.

In addition to the main game, Hitman 3 has the challenge mode to make the game pay more and also has contract creation. The multiplayer mode of the second game in the franchise has been abandoned here, which is a shame.

On top of that, of course, it’s also possible to play the missions of Hitman 3’s two previous games, as long as you buy them.

Graphically, the game has not seen any significant improvements since its first version was released. Not that it is necessary as Hitman 3’s graphics work very well for what the game is suggesting. What we’re seeing new here is some new details in the lighting and things like that, but no revolutionary changes have been made.

The soundtrack for Hitman 3 is also good, but nothing spectacular. The work on dubbing in English is exquisite, but the game lacks subtitles or dubbing in Portuguese, which makes things very difficult for those who do not speak the language.

But is Hitman 3 worth it?

Hitman 3 is the culmination of what IO Interactive has planned for this franchise reboot. With very interesting missions and full of repetition factors combined with a story with multiple twists and turns and all the charm of the spy world that the franchise has, the game is certainly the best of the trilogy. It’s just a shame the company didn’t find the game for Brazil as it’s important to have a good understanding of what’s going on around it in order to make good use of the game.

The review was prepared with a copy of the Xbox Series X game provided by the publisher.

Summary for the lazy

Hitman 3 is the culmination of what IO Interactive has planned for this franchise reboot. With very interesting missions and full of repetition factors combined with a story with multiple twists and turns and all the charm of the spy world that the franchise has, the game is certainly the best of the trilogy. It’s just a shame the company didn’t find the game for Brazil as it’s important to have a good understanding of what’s going on around it in order to make good use of the game.

Final grade

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benefits

Highly repetitive missions A large number of approaches and paths Fascinating and well-crafted story

disadvantage

The lack of dubbing and subtitles in Portuguese prevents many players from enjoying the game as they should