Hitman - Episode 1: Paris Reviews

Hitman - Episode 1: Paris is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.1 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2016

Returning to the open approach of older titles, Hitman is the definitive title in the franchise, offering a colossal variety of approaches and methods. The unparalleled freedom and wide-open environments come together to define a fantastic game with a long life.

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80 / 100
Aug 20, 2016

Hitman: Episode 1 – Paris is a brilliant reintroduction to the world of Agent 47 and being a contracted killer. It's also the best feeling Hitman game to date, with the amount of possibilities present and the sense that the world is truly living. If Episodes 2, 3, and 4 (which as of present time are already available) are half as good as Episode 1 was, we're all in for an amazing experience.

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Ofisil
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jul 24, 2016

After playing Hitman: Episode 1 - Paris, it's easy to reach the following conclusions. #1: instead of any new innovations and ideas, this new addition to the franchise just takes what made it great in the first place, and improves upon it. #2: although this is just the first step of many, it somehow feels that the complete package will be the best yet, and, #3: exactly because of this, IO Interactive must surely smooth out the many rough edges of its, otherwise, great product, especially the - currently - lukewarm plot, and, even more importantly, the many flaws of its online content.

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games(TM)
games™ Team
Top Critic
6 / 10
Apr 29, 2016

Solid opening chapter, but we're left wanting more

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7.7 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2016

Hitman hält bereits in der ersten Episode einiges für Fans der Serie bereit und bietet eine gekonnte Mischung aus einer riesigen Sandbox und deutlich verbesserten Gameplay gegenüber den bisherigen Ablegern der Serie. Der Umfang ist zwar nur bedingt zu empfehlen, da Story Spieler eher wenig aus den vielen Möglichkeiten machen können und der Titel hat auch seine Schwächen wenn es um Realismus und Einbindung von Spieler Entscheidungen geht, aber ansonsten bleibt nur noch abzuwarten, was die nächsten Missionen für uns bereit halten werden.

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7 / 10
Apr 13, 2016

All in all, Hitman is a very promising start to the reboot series. The visuals are good, the voice acting is excellent, and with the longevity promised in Contracts mode it should be a series that runs and runs. The issues with the AI can be addressed in future episodes, we hope, and if that happens then the game will certainly hit a higher score than we can give it this time. With five further episodes to come in 2016, the future's looking bright for our shiny-headed assassin.

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3.5 / 5.0
Apr 8, 2016

Hitman is a mixed package. While its core mechanics are solid and brimming with potential, the insane load times and required online connection sour what could have been a proper return to the franchise roots.

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6.7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2016

Hitman (2016) does well in immersing the player in a world where you must think and act like Agent 47 should. The meat of the game is found when returning to the location and discovering the many options there is to subdue the targets. While perfect for hardcore gamers and completionists, its long load times is the one thing holding it back.

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7.4 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2016

Hitman is off to a good start, but the ridiculous load times and the always-online issues bring down an otherwise impressive entry in the Hitman series.

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Mar 25, 2016

Hitman's pioneer episode does right by the Hitman name. Dozens of challenges and user-generated assassinations offer untold hours of replay value, even when the exotic sounds and sights of Paris lose their allure.

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7 / 10
Mar 24, 2016

This review covers the PS4 version of the game.

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Unscored
Mar 23, 2016

Intentionally or not, the new Hitman is hilarious

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
Unscored
Mar 23, 2016

As a standalone package, Hitman's Intro Pack is more than worth the $15, and it is plenty to inform players if they are going to want more of it. The problem is that, again we are paying for a promise of content, as opposed to the actual content. I am sure IO Interactive will deliver the goods, but it is a weird time we live in.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2016

A strong start for Agent 47 that will have old-school fans in their element as they experiment with murder, although a few technical challenges still need to be taken out back and introduced to some piano wires around the throat.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2016

Hitman: Episode One represents a magnificent return to form for the franchise

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Mar 22, 2016

The HITMAN "Intro Pack" tries to squeeze out as much gameplay as it can from a limited amount of content. While it succeeds in doing so, it also has a tendency to become quite repetitive and long loading times have a tendency to hinder the experience. What it does do is create a solid foundation upon which the rest of the content can build.

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Mar 20, 2016

Whether or not you're a fan of the series, the game will have the piano wire around your neck before you know it.

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6.7 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2016

Yeah, Hitman is back with a more stealth-balanced system, but this being an episodic experience seems to have IO Interactive stuck now without a real story or reason for players to come back. Still, there is fun to be had in the various killing approaches and Agent 47's slightly different approach to acquiring said opportunities.

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3.5 / 5.0
Mar 19, 2016

It's understandable that the release of Hitman in episodes may cause concern as it's not something that the gaming community will likely want for its triple-A titles. Though, with this particular game, I consider it paramount that IO interactive get it right, especially after the disappointing Hitman: Absolution, which felt incomplete.

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Mar 18, 2016

A fantastic reboot that revitalizes an aging series wonderfully, the 'Hitman Intro Pack' is packed with personality, intelligence, and absolutely wonderful gameplay. This should easily satisfy series veterans and newcomers alike, and gives me a ton of hope for upcoming episodes. I can't wait to see where IO goes from here.

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