Hitman: Absolution’s story mode spans 20 levels and can be completed within about 10 hours depending on which of the five difficulties the game is played. Also included is the contracts mode which lets you play through a few missions IO Interactive has designed or contracts you or your friends have created from completed levels. There is no real multiplayer, just a leader board-type comparison. That doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had with the addition, just that you can forget about stealth killing your buddies in this game.
Hitman: Absolution is a good amount of fun and warrants some replay time. It just isn’t a really great game. One thing that struck me as odd was how great the soundtrack and voice work was but, how terrible footsteps sounded. Overall, the production value is top notch but it never really feels immersive. There are some truly great things Absolution does but others that make no sense and the lack of a defining tone fights the narrative. Sometimes the game feels like Splinter Cell and other times, particularly during many of the cut scenes, it feels like Saints Row.
Hitman: Absolution is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs . This game can also be found on: PC and PS3.