Hitman HD Trilogy: Back to Roots
Hitman series is an all-time classic; developed by Danish IO Interactive, this stealth genre masterpiece has sold 8 million units to the moment and won millions of fans across the globe. To sate the most hardcore ones, IO Interactive together with Square Enix have released the HD compilation bundle including Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts, and Hitman: Blood Money. These games, even though years old, are holding up better than many new titles do. The compilation is named Hitman HD Trilogy for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
In Silent Assassin, Contracts and Blood Money, you had to listen to the briefing, choose weapons for the mission, kill, and leave. Hitman: Absolution has changed the pace of the game. With 47 being constantly on the run, it did not give him the luxury of preparing to the mission by selecting weapons and gear. Even though in many ways the games are different, a whole solid plot unfolds in them. No matter which one of these games you play – there is the fundamental concept – being a phantom, a ghost, unseen and unheard. The game loses its sense if player turns missions into shootouts. Hitman is not designed for that.
Cranking up the difficulty levels makes mid-game saves scarce, and guards even more attentive – in Silent Assassin they could even recognize 47 in a full face to foot firefighter disguise. Even though that was a bit irritating, you had to cope with it. That’s how the game made you adjust. The classic Hitman games indeed deserve the HD repack to make many gamers put on the strict suit and tie again.