Once in a while, you will get a free game that you never thought would be free. Todays the day folks! The first two episodes of Hitman are now for free on Xbox One! Rejoice, oh happy day!!
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh, Gamecube
Developer: IO Interactive Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Release Date: March 2016
Price: The first two episode (demo) The first full season price is 59.99 but, you can purchase individual missions for 9.99 USD
Since this is the first time I have played Hitman, I was skeptical at first considering I don’t delve into assassin games too often. With this game, it’s vastly different. What we have here is a very strong plot line, great dialogue, and wonderfully constructed graphics. In this game, it’s kill or be killed. You are looking for the person you are “killing” and there is a multitude of ways of killing your victim. Be it poisoning, blunt force, or a sneak kill. My personal favorite is to kill them really fast then run the hell out of there method. I’ve seen a decent amount of assassin games in my time, but the remake (or next installment of this game I should say) is very good! The game Hitman is a prequel to Hitman:Codename 47, which is the first game to come out from the Hitman series on November 19th 2000. Ahhh, the days of playing on the GameCube and thinking that was as good as it could get, I am so happy we were proven wrong. Getting immersed into this game was not an issue, since the voice acting was, as the kids say, “on fleek.” The voice acting was a major thing that I enjoyed simply because the actors put so much into it, they became the character. I’m really excited play more of this game and see the endless ways and possibilities to enhance my sneak attack! Or, run around screaming bloody murder trying to find my exit point…
The Single Player
This game is a third person shooter/adventure game that redefined itself this past year in 2016. Being that the version I played was free and had two episodes, it had alot going for it. It had great mechanics that weren’t overly evasive, they were right on your screen when you needed them. Once I knew to press the menu button for all of the features and what not, then I was set. Once I got the hang of the controls, I still died a lot, but I knew how to die in style, and not so frequently. The great thing about this game is that it defeated my negative expectation. It made me curious about the other Hitman games, it made me enjoy the creation that IO Interactive had put forth.
So here are my final thoughts on the free two part beginning of Hitman. While there were some things I didn’t so much like, dying very frequently. All in all, it is a game I would pay full price for. It’s a rare type of game where you aren’t just shooting at things and exploding buildings. You are actually getting enveloped into another world that allows you be elegantly brutal in your appetites. You can find the first two levels of this game free within the respective stores!
- Wonderful voice acting
- Great immersive graphics
- A well put together story, it truly made me want to play more!
- The beginning didn’t offer a back story.
- Only two episodes in the free pacK
- I wanted to know more about the characters history, agent 47 in particular.