Hitman: The Complete First Season | Game Review

This review is an unedited version of the review written by Zombie Dredd and published in the Tech Magazine: Issue 45 May 2017.

Hitman arrived (again) in 2016 sporting his trademark bald head, black suit with red tie and cool killing demeanour via an episodic entry into the third-person stealth series. Over the course of six downloadable episodes (and a few bonus ones), Hitman’s protagonist Agent 47 poisoned, strangled, shot and drowned numerous targets across numerous settings. It was all pretty exciting in a slightly psychotic way.

Thankfully – for those that missed it last year – Square Enix released it all in one neat package this year. Hitman: The Complete First Season does it exactly what it says on the tin and supplies budding assassins with all of the content released to date with the PlayStation 4 securing an additional exclusive in the Sarajevo Six content.

If you have never played a Hitman game yet, this edition is a great way to start as there is a lot of variety. The game’s settings take in a Paris fashion show, an idyllic Italian coastal town and more. The gameplay always tasks you with the elimination of a target (or multiple targets), but the how is up to you. A variety of trackable assassination opportunities are presented, but whether you feel compelled to actually follow them is up to you. You could try to catch the target unawares and shoot or stab them, but if the situation isn’t controlled, do not expect to escape with your life. Hitman is not a run-and-gun game. It demands you plan, disguise yourself, kill and slip away unnoticed.

The game is rewarding and replayable. It is beautiful to look at and features varied missions and settings – albeit some are better than others. You will go back and try to improve your rating or to use another kill option. Hitman: The Complete First Season is indeed still psychotic but in a very good way.

Score: 8/10
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Distributed in SA by: Megarom Interactive

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.