Ranking the best Hitman games

6. Hitman: Absolution (2012)

More action game than murder simulator, Absolution is a good game but not the best the series has offered to date.


Hitman: Absolution was an eagerly awaited game back in 2012, and thankfully turned out to be another solid entry in IO Interactive’s long-running Hitman series. This is a game that focused more on story and spectacle overall than in delivering open-ended assassination missions, though. This is because some sections were rather linear and featured a bit too much slow motion shooting, which may have annoyed some Hitman fans after the stealth masterpiece that the earlier Hitman: Blood Money was.

Absolution did boast great production values, with superb visuals and a variety of beautifully-detailed locations like a mansion and a strip club. And its story of betrayal and revenge sure is a cut above the rest. But its sometimes linear gameplay and not that great AI means this is a good, but not great, entry in the iconic series.

Came out on: PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.