Hitman: The complete first season (also known as Hitman (2016)) is a confusing game – especially if you haven’t played Hitman: Codename 47 and Hitman: Absolution. Now, that isn’t to say that you can’t play it and completely understand what’s happening, but it DOES make it rather difficult to explain. Despite the obvious struggle to do so, I’m going to give it a try.
Hitman: Codename 47 was the start of a beautiful franchise, focused on a genetically enhanced clone recruited by an organization known only as “The Agency.” His missions take him all over the world, but Hitman (2016) starts out prior to that, with his recruitment, where they put 47 through rigorous testing and simulations to learn more about his skills. Hitman: Absolution gives players an idea of how human this clone really is, and tells of Agent 47’s end with The Agency. The remainder of the latest 2016 installment takes place just six years after the events of Hitman: Absolution, where Agent 47 is working through some…well…issues.
The gameplay of Hitman (2016) is more or less the same as its predecessors. The player utilizes stealth and the objects around them to achieve their mission(s). From donning the disguise of a soldier to quietly dismantling a piece of equipment that your target may end up using, in which their momentary malfunction will make the target’s demise look like a happy accident, it’s left up to you to use your creativity and area awareness to complete your tasks. The Hitman series has always been a favorite of mine, and I can’t help but promote it every chance I get, so if you haven’t played it yet, you totally should! As always, thanks for reading!