Comic Book from Writers of Hitman: Absolution Isn't What You'd Expect

People love the Hitman games for the meticulous ways you can take out a target. Wear an outrageous outfit, slide in between the shadows and NPCs and perform an assassination with meticulous stealth. Yeaaah, there's none of that in the new comic from two dudes who worked on the last game featuring Agent 47. It's pretty… » 1/14/14 4:00pm 1/14/14 4:00pm

Four Months Later the Official Hitman: Absolution Companion App Arrives

It's all about timing in the companion app business. Some people might tell you that it's best to get out a mobile application that keeps track of your performance, equipment and the latest right when the game is released — the sort of people who buy milk with their cookies so they can enjoy them at the same time.… » 4/04/13 9:20am 4/04/13 9:20am

How To Play Hitman Like An Idiot Versus Like A Professional, Explained…

Playing Hitman: Absolution professionally requires a lot of stealth and planning. You scope out the scene, and land your kills in such a fashion that no one will notice. » 1/10/13 5:00pm 1/10/13 5:00pm

This Manages To Make Hitman: Absolution's Stealth Seem Hilariously…


I adore YouTube user Criken. I don't understand how he manages to break games the way he does. Here he is playing Hitman: Absolution, making me feel like I put too much effort into trying to be sneaky when apparently Hitman is more hilarious when you're sloppy about it. » 12/26/12 4:00pm 12/26/12 4:00pm

Hitman: Absolution Site Wants You To Threaten Your Friends With Really…

Look, it's already pretty clear that the folks at IO Interactive like a particularly adolescent style of joke-making, what with the closet-humping and all. But the latest effort at promoting the Square Enix published game invites you to fling their poor taste at your Facebook friends. It's pretty tacky. » 12/04/12 10:00am 12/04/12 10:00am

Dress as Adam Jensen from Deus Ex in Hitman

Hitman: Absolution lets players don a variety of disguises. And now, one of those outfits is the Deus Ex suit. Because if you want to blend into a crowd, what better way to do that than with a futuristic body suit! » 12/03/12 8:00am 12/03/12 8:00am

Backhanded Box Quotes: 'I Wish They Would Do a HD Remake of Blood Money'

Welcome back to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of measured, thoughtful criticism from the user reviews of Metacritic. » 11/30/12 8:30pm 11/30/12 8:30pm

Can We Be Childish For A Second? Because The Bromance In Hitman:…

Hitman: Absolution is, for the most part, a serious game. It's a great game. But there's definitely some lowbrow humor at work. » 11/28/12 6:30pm 11/28/12 6:30pm

Get A Load Of This Goofy Hitman: Absolution Ice Cream Truck Easter Egg

Hitman: Absolution begins with 47 driving an ice cream truck, so it's not that much of a stretch that one of the weirdest easter eggs in the game features the vehicle's deadly return. » 11/23/12 8:00pm 11/23/12 8:00pm

When Your Job Involves "Painting Exposed Buttocks To Look Covered By…

The video game industry isn't all fast cars and trips to Japan. For every studio head basking in the glow of media attention there are 100 developers lower down the food chain whose job can be a little more mundane. » 11/21/12 12:00am 11/21/12 12:00am

Hitman: Absolution's Overheard Dialogue Is Goofy, Great

Far be it from me to only harp on Hitman: Absolution's less admirable qualities. The game is also frequently funny, and often very well-written. The overheard dialogue is often worth sticking around and listening to, and the crowd chatter is among the most convincing I've ever heard in a game. (The game itself is … » 11/20/12 9:00pm 11/20/12 9:00pm

The Nasty Jokes Hitman: Absolution Didn't Have To Make

Hitman: Absolution is a game that requires a lot of sneaking around, and like most sneaking games, you'll find yourself regularly incapacitating guards and stashing their bodies. Every time you stash a guard in closet, his body will slump standing up over to the left side of the enclosure. » 11/20/12 4:30pm 11/20/12 4:30pm

But What Does a Stripper Think About Hitman's Stripper Nuns?

Hitman: Absolution's "Saints", a troupe of stripper nuns, aren't actually in the game for long, but they'll forever live in infamy for their appearance in a rather silly pre-release trailer for the game. » 11/20/12 1:00am 11/20/12 1:00am

Hitman: Absolution: The Kotaku Review

Hitman: Absolution is a wickedly smart, darkly enjoyable video game, one that's as generous to players as its protagonist is merciless to his victims. You'll stab, strangle and shoot your way through level after level, sometimes grimacing, sometimes scowling, sometimes laughing. When all is said and done, you'll… » 11/18/12 8:00am 11/18/12 8:00am

Hitman: Absolution's Game Director Is Answering Your Questions Live…

The next Hitman title is just around the corner, releasing this coming Tuesday. We all know what Conan O'Brien thinks of the title, but maybe you're still curious about the stealth game that approaches. » 11/16/12 11:45am 11/16/12 11:45am

Making An Open-Ended Game For A Linear Audience

The Hitman series has long been about choice-bald-headed 47 was set loose inside a semi-sandbox with a target or two, and players could come up with any of a number of ways to do away with them. » 11/02/12 4:04pm 11/02/12 4:04pm