Hitman HD Enhanced Collection
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The Hitman HD Enhanced Collection leaves a lot to be desired, despite supporting 4K resolution on Xbox One X and running at 60FPS. I'm not discounting each game's greatness for the time that they first launched — they were regarded as solid entries and still are — but as an HD collection they fall flat.
The pairing of Blood Money and Absolution ends up being a flawed but interesting Hitman history lesson. It's as though each game's deficiencies are the other game's strengths.
It was neat to revisit these older games, but $60 for both without the option to purchase them separately feels a bit much. T
Blood Money and Absolution are great games but even with the enhancements they are showing their age, not only when compared to the most recent entries but also to each other.
One of the games that imbibed the formula created in 1998 was Hitman that appeared for PC in 2000, now 18 years after its launch it is one of the most recognized series of its kind, even with the ups and downs it has had in recent times and in which his future seems uncertain due to the reception problems that his last two deliveries have had. In the middle of the current situation IO Interactive brings us a remastering of two widely recognized games for very different reasons among them, namely, Blood Money and Absolution being the first one of the most acclaimed and the second one that did not have the expected reception and that he did not like among the fans.
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Hitman HD Enhanced collection bring back one of the series' stellar entries in Hitman: Blood Money and to some, its polar opposite, in Hitman: Absolution. The pack is a great pick up if you're new to the series but some rose-tinted glasses are required for those who've played them before.
These games are not bad games, that should be made clear, they're just games of their time. Holding them up to the light reveals many flaws, especially when held up next to their current iterations in the series. IO Interactive hasn't done enough to make these games worth revisiting in their current state, had they given Blood Money the full remake treatment, there is extreme potential for this collection... but alas, they have not.
Hitman Blood Money and Hitman Absolution can both still shine in their own way, but Hitman HD Enhanced Collections is overpriced for what it has to offer. It's an interesting buy for newcomers, but Hitman's veterans will notice that improved textures, resolution and frame rate don't have such a big impact on the game experience as a whole.
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For all but the most hardcore Hitman fans, this is an uneven package. Due to the extreme differences in gameplay, players will most likely only get the most out of one title while mostly ignoring the other.
Both Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution are a stealth gamer's delight, and a decent addition to the PS4's growing catalogue of classics. Veterans and newcomers alike will find something to enjoy in this diverse pairing, but the over-the-top price tag is likely to discourage many who are on the fence. Nevertheless, the remastering is good, and both titles play well on the system, even though there are no major graphical changes over the originals, beyond a resolution bump and some minor interface tweaks.