Hitman: Absolution

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Nov 20, 2012 / ESRB: M

Hitman: Absolution ditches single-use codes for Contracts mode

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 19, 2012 8:30am PST

Hitman: Absolution's Contracts mode was supposed to be locked off behind a single-use code included with new copies, but no longer. All and sundry will be able to challenge their chums, no code required, to match their feats of killing men in a way of their choosing.


Hitman: Absolution review: beautiful contracts

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST

Hitman: Absolution is nearly everything I want from a video game. It's beautiful, big, and an absolute blast to play. IO Interactive has crafted a game filled with so many interesting sandboxes to play in, that it's hard not to come back over and over again.


Hitman: Absolution trailer prepares for launch

By Steve Watts, Nov 16, 2012 9:30am PST

Square Enix and IO Interactive released the launch trailer for Hitman: Absolution, due out next Tuesday.


Hitman: Absolution trailer shows what 47 was born to do

By John Keefer, Nov 09, 2012 7:30am PST

For someone who is supposed to stay unseen, Codename 47 is being spotted quite a bit lately in new trailers pushing the upcoming release of Hitman: Absolution. The latest trailer asks if you have the instincts for his job.


Hitman Absolution trailer turns 'living, breathing' to 'dead, quiet'

By John Keefer, Nov 02, 2012 10:30am PDT

Hitman: Absolution will be out in less than three weeks, and Square Enix has released a new trailer showing off the "living, breathing world" of the game. Well, there are parts that aren't living and breathing so much after 47 has his way with them.


Hitman: Absolution trailer is morally ambiguous

By Steve Watts, Oct 26, 2012 9:15am PDT

A new Hitman: Absolution trailer touches (briefly) on the question of justified murder, interspersed with lots and lots of it.


Weekend Confirmed 135 - Star Citizen, Dishonored, Hitman: Absolution, ZombiU

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 19, 2012 11:00am PDT

Jeff Cannata, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, and Joystiq's Xav de Matos convene this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed to discuss the likes of Dishonored, Star Citizen, Hitman: Absolution, and more!


Hitman: Absolution trailer gets all gussied up

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 19, 2012 7:30am PDT

Agent 47 has always been a budding fashionista, with his classic sharp suits and an impressive array of costumes covering every fancy dress party conceivable. His wardrobe will explain again in Hitman: Absolution, a new trailer shows, with disguises from judge and cop to luc...


Hitman: Absolution difficulty levels detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 08, 2012 8:15am PDT

Hitman: Absolution introduces a new 'Instinct' ability to the assassinate 'em up series, which can highlight enemies, predict their movements, give hints, and even directly drop suspicion. Fear not, gentle people who grumble and gripe about the babyfication of video games, w...


Hitman: Absolution preview: taking a Contract

By Steve Watts, Sep 06, 2012 11:00am PDT

A hands-on preview of Hitman: Absolution's newly announced Contracts mode, with some insight from game director Tore Blystad.


Hitman: Absolution stage changed following nun controversy

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Hitman: Absolution director Tore Blystad talks about the surprising controversy from its nun trailer, and how the team has responded with some changes to that stage.


Hitman: Absolution to feature asynchronous multiplayer mode

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Hitman: Absolution will sport a "Contracts" mode, which lets you create specialized missions or take on ones designed by IO to challenge your friends asynchronously.


Hitman: Sniper Challenge finally hits PC today

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 01, 2012 6:00am PDT

Aspiring murderers-for-hire who pre-ordered Hitman: Absolution have been able to play the exclusive standalone sniping minigame Hitman: Sniper Challenge since May 15, but PC killers have been left sullently polishing their gun. No longer! It's finally launching on PC today.


Grand Theft Auto V, Summer Sales - Shacknews Daily: July 12, 2012

By Garnett Lee, Jul 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Garnett shows of a triple feature of movies, talks about the new summer sales and then gets absolutely giddy at the new Grand Theft Auto V screens that were released. Check out the new Shacknews Daily.


Hitman Absolution: 17 minutes of death and destruction

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2012 9:30am PDT

Take a look at 17 minutes of action from the E3 presentation of Hitman: Absolution.