Is Hitman 3 2021's First Game of the Year Contender? - IGN Now Review Round-up

Опубликовано: 19 янв 2021
The finale to a trilogy of Hitman games developed by IO Interactive, Hitman 3 is being lauded with positive reviews from almost every major outlet. Let's take a look at what some of our industry colleagues have said about Hitman 3, and see if Brian-who's never played a Hitman game all the way through-enjoys this entry as much as a die-hard fan.
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  • Hitman and Valheim are strong contenders for GOTY until now.

  • This is the easiest answer of all time, it won't even come close. Left in the shadow of re8. I really can't see this winning either way. It was another hitman game, nothing new or special except for VR. Which most people don't have or can't even play since it's Sony exclusive.

  • I love how cyber punk is not even considered for GOTY. They didn’t just drop the ball with that game... they sodomized the ball then took turns farting on it until it died. The bastards. Hitman is a true game. It knows what it is.

  • Ive never played a hit man game... Should I buy this on pc?

  • DLC of the year you mean...

  • Opening of this game remind me mission impossible ghost protocol

  • Would be a really shitty year then.

  • Help? I do not have the Season pass levels from Hitman 2, in Hitman 3. I did the carry over and own it. There is no way to contact IO either. anyone have this issue I really need help on this and there is literally no method provided by IOI.

  • I'm currently really enjoying it on my ps5

  • That dude was throwing shade at polygon I love it

  • Brilliant game imo. Taking a break from Dark Souls 3 to play some Hitman 3 is very refreshing

  • lol no

  • Stopped listening after you mentioned gamespot lol

  • i hate epic games it just says "repair" everyday when I go and play h3

  • Hitman III is definitely a swan song for iO interactive. Excited to see what they will do with Bond OO7

  • Welp, since Cyberpunk didn't qualify for the 2020 GOTY awards and shot itself in the foot with an RPG before GOTY 2021, damn right this is the first GOTY contender.

  • Seriously!? Dumb AI is the only reason the game works wtf

  • Who else want SA contracts and Blood money to be remastered

  • Hitman 3 is a dlc of Hitman 2 but we charge you full price, what a joke of a game no mechanic changes, reused stuff, same UI and same AI at this point anyone with two brain cells could work at ign

  • Tbh it’s the only game out this year with hype!

  • Baldurs Gate 3 is GOTY, if they release this year.

  • Ragnarok Forbidden West halo infinite and probab granturisimo 7 will override this

  • I"m sure IOI didn't bought the 9/10 score like other company neither braging because they let their players/customers brag about it so there's no need

  • Yes

  • No, it is not.

  • Hope it gets GOTY it deserves it 🔥🔥🔥

  • PSA Walmart has it on PS5 for $49

  • That's weird

  • Brian's smile always seems to just brighten my day tenfold.

  • hahahaa... no!

  • I like that IGN now references other game review outlets... It helps to show they dont have a huge bias

  • If 2013-quality games are eligible , why not ?

  • I always love the briefing video, it's so professional, clean, sleek and so Mission Impossible like. I can't wait to play Hitman 3

  • Game of the Year Contender? lol nah

  • "Barcoaded Butcher"

  • Lol.

  • GOW R HORIZON 2 RETURNAL KENA R/C & STRAY INSTEAD. PLAYSTATION EXCLUSIVE RULES!

  • Lol

  • Lol

  • This rebooted series has given me life

  • Of course not. It's not a "pretty" boy of the industry.

  • 7:31 "finally a bald protagonist" bro he's been around for 20 years

  • Well i should say THIS IS ACTUALLY BREATHTAKING :P

  • Obviously the Hitman series has been constantly giving amazing games over the years

  • This should be game of the year

  • Theres going to be so many GOTY contenders this year like Hitman 3 Horizon forbidden west, maybe ZBOTW 2??? ,or even Monster Hunter Rise posibly

  • Yes yes and definitely yes

  • Yes

  • Wishing I had a PC that could run it :'(

  • Hitman 2 and the series as a whole is one of the deepest gameplay designs I have ever seen in gaming.

  • HITMAN 3 IS BASICALLY DLC!!! I think it should of came with the first 2 games for free. i just hope they dont forget about there steam players and give us vr!!

  • It’s great to see Hitman is finally getting the mainstream recognition it deserves.

  • I’ve played hitman 1 and 2, can’t wait for the third instalment to drop, can’t wait to explore and I’ll be tackling it guns blazing, I’m going in loud and proud, maybe not every time tho

  • My feeling on this game? Well... I haven't slept for a few days. It's 1:24 AM. That means 5 hrs 36 minutes to go. That's what I think!

  • Great commentary.

  • I'm really looking forward playing this in VR :-D

  • Give it to them already

  • We all know POKEMON SNAP is going to be GOTY 2021.

  • Hitman 2 was far and away my GOTY for 2018, and I don’t remember what else came out in 2016, but the first game would have been up there for me as well. I think the episodic release hurt the reception for the 2016 game, but Hitman 2 was very underrated imo. Very hyped to play this tomorrow.

    • @Shriyansh Pandey yeah I'm with you on that one, RDR2 is a superb game and it was very well polished on release with only a few issues. It's not totally perfect gameplay wise but no game is.

    • @Oliver Harvey RDR 2 is more like Game of the decade to me, next only to Skyrim.

    • I think RDR2 came out in 2018, so that would've been my game of the year, but to each their own. Happy gaming people!

    • @Shriyansh Pandey I know, I played a lot of them, still stand by Hitman 2 being my personal favorite.

    • A lot of other great games also released in 2018, otherwise Hitman 2 was great.

  • Goty...As if it had any more relevance now.

  • these guys should make a John Wick game with Max Payne 3 mechanics

  • I haven't been able to finish Hitman Definitive Edition. At first I wasn't so interested at Hitman 2 and 3, but now with all of these reviews I think I will have to get 2 and 3.

  • Hitman 2016 GOTY material. 2018 GOTY material. 2021... what do you think.

  • Thanks for blocking the screen , certainly not video of the year

  • I am getting it soon I can’t wait

  • Hitman reboots are some of the best games ever made

  • 2:40 its so they dont give every new AAA game an 8

  • But it’s an epic store exclusive? Ugh lame

  • Is it really worth the price tho?

  • As a fan of Hitman from waaaaay back in the day of Silent Assassin for PS2, I am well accustomed into this series...and I have NEVER been more excited for any of the games than I am for this one!! Give me the amazing gameplay established from the past 2 games + more story with Providence!? Absolutely GOTY contender and the bar has been set for any other game this year!!

    • I played Silent Assassin when I was about 11 or 12 and I loved it. Blood Money was even better. I played Absolution but it was pretty meh...when Hitman 2016 was announced as episodic I kind of avoided it. After watching noclip's documentary about Hitman, and playing the available demo from when Hitman 2 was out, I purchased Hitman 2 and LOVED it. I just recently purchased Hitman 1 and Hitman 3 to complete the trilogy, and it's a fantastic package to have all 3. You can play all the levels from the trilogy within the Hitman 3 application, and use all the items you've unlocked across all the games in every single level.

    • @1Dub79 I'm giving Absolution another chance though WITH CHEAT ENGINE ON FOR INSTINCT

    • @Evrim Enüstün Graphically, Absolution was great. Unfortunately, I didn't like that you was given a default weapon in the beginning of stage. The disguises didn't work. Like you said, the game was linear.

    • @1Dub79 Not to mention the one for PS3 played out as a linear action adventure game. Definitely one of the lowest points of the franchise. Really glad IO has redeemed the franchise.

    • You and me both. I was 23, when I bought the first game. I've had every one, since. It's crazy PS2 had three Hitman games. Then, PS3 only had ONE. Of course, PS4 has three, now, as well. There was a sale on a lot of the DLCs on PS Store. I bought two, which contained lots of content. Only cost $21.98. Not bad.

  • its just another hitman game. lets be real

  • No because game does not feature lgbt people

    • wdym almost every game of the year prior to lou2 had no lgbt ppl. smh ive never played hitman and idc much for it but cuz i havent tried it i wont pre judge it. if it doesnt get goty its not cuz the protagonist is another white guy js

  • No way hitman wins game of the year.

    • Why not?

  • I've always loved hitman and even have the agency mark tattooed on my wrist... with that being said yes, i'm jumping into this day 1 but still wish they would bring back the instinct targeting they had in absolution....

  • Might be my game of the year 2022 maybe, when it finally comes out on Steam and I can play it.

  • Cyberpunk qualifies for 2021 Game Awards so no.

    • @Sakuragi 10 The game does. Not the management.

    • @Bruno Namavirs And if your really believe that cyberpunk still deserves to win any type of awards after what CDPR pull about lies,false marketing, anti consumerism,Releasing broken product to people then you are just bad as they are.

    • @Soham Sengupta I had no idea all three of them were released last year, damn time does fly.

    • @Frozen Skelly I'm not bringing a 10 year old dead horse, I'm talking about Red dead 2(96),GOW(94), bloodborne(92) that *slaughtered cyberpunk*

    • @Soham Sengupta Play Skyrim on the PS3 and then talk about unfinished games.

  • I skipped the first 2 of the trilogy so I've got all the levels to play through now in the one game

    • @dustblowingman ayeee bettt bro I’m just glad everyone is happy with hitman this time around it seems they really outdid themselves with this one

    • @Eternity sixsixsix you get the first games access pass for free and the second games access pass is 80% off for the first 14 days so it won't cost me much to get all the levels

    • @Gaurav Negi facts I don’t own a pc so I’m not in on that issue but hopefully they figure it out and give everyone the same content at launch

    • @Eternity sixsixsix not in PC. Basically if he bought it now in PC he would get hitman 1 maps for free, but nothing is known about hitman 2 maps though. Although they are solving this matter.

    • Not if you don’t own them if you just get hitman 3 you’ll only get hitman 3 levels you have to own the first 2 in order to get those maps

  • I am juped

  • if hitman 1 or 2 hadnt gotten goty, why would 3? realistically

    • It's better. Compare the review scores of older Hitman games.

  • This game will be forgotten about by June let alone by November. There's just too many better Sequels coming out.

  • Lol look at all their little boy toys

  • Well it’s really the first game of 2021 so it’s not contending with anything

    • @Brian Boulter well compared to biggest triple A games and studios that's true....however Hitman games/IO hardly counts as "AA" games/developer either like what Hellblade was/what Ninja Theory has been before they were acquired by Microsoft and even less of "indie" games done with minimal team and budget. Hitman games still very much have the production values of triple A games if you ask me and budget that goes beyond mere "AA" titles

    • @Balnazzardi Triple AAA actually is usually associated with tentpole, heavily marketed games. IO is not a triple AAA studio, it’s still relatively small team. Also the game is more of a sleeper hit.

    • True later in the year pple will have forgotten this

    • @Dilshad Areen triple A doesnt mean what publishers are behind it or whether the studio is independent or not. Indie games usually mean that they are done with really small team and really small budget. Hitman 3 has both quite large team and quite high production costs/values behind it

    • @Balnazzardi wait what,it's Triple A!I thought it went back to Indie since IOI did a management buyback from Square Enix and thought it isn't Triple A anymore.

  • Yes!

  • Nice to see positivity about a game.

    • What do you mean? Cyberpunk was very positive 😜

  • I'm boycotting this game until it is released on steam

    • @Jakey boi Don't be mean, let him think he's important.

    • *you’re waiting for it to release on Steam

    • I'm sure the millions of dollars they will make will be affected by one guy 😂 oh wait it won't.

  • Rather this than Cyberpunk

    • Not much of a competition there. Cyberpunk is prolly not gonna get GOTY. Not even after they "fix" it after 6 months. There is a less than slim chance of even qualifying in the 1st place.

  • Funny how a few years ago it was nothing but hate for their style of realease and now talks about GOTY? I love the game and have been okay with what they're doing since the first one. Can't wait for vr. Hope to see move controller support for vr one day and looking forward to 007.

  • It has nothing to compete with though... What? Cyberpunk? lol

  • YES! it is, it finally should get the recognition it deserves now the trilogy is finished

  • No theres no battle pass and awesome things like slotmachines

  • It's the same episodic game as the first 2. Hitman absolution was a complete Hitman game

    • Did you play Hitman 3

    • @vivek ramu yes and the new 2 games aren’t episodic soo

    • I know it's okay to have an opinion, but the majority didn't like absolution and it almost drove IO bankrupt. Compared to the newest games which are in every way better than any of the old entries. Even Blood Money in my opinion, doesn't compare to the size and scale of the newest games in any way whatsoever, maybe the story might be a tad better , but other than that, it's just plain nostalgia

    • both things you are saying are wrong

    • Absolution isn’t a Hitman game...

  • Game of the year holds no weight when gamers themselves don't have a voice towards what wins.

    • @Sakuragi 10 Because self appointed "Gamers" are entitled little shits

    • @Patrick Rüegsegger games are for everybody who enjoy games the way you categorize gamers as if there is the definitive gamers and there’s not those people who judged and decide who should have win or not are gamers too and they have the difinitive decision you may not agree with their decision but its their show.Just like being so butthurt about others people opinion at the end of the day game of the year show is just an opinion base.

    • @Sakuragi 10 Games are for gamers. Simple.

    • Why gamers need a voice towards who should wins in game of the year?Its their show and have their own judge’s so they decide who should win at their own show just like the Oscars.If gamers wants to hear their voice then some of y’all create your own game of the year show and decide who should win.Why y’all even butthurt about who’s winning game of the year anyway you have your own game of the year pick then stick with that.

    • @Jujutsu Spirit dude TLOU2 is a feat done by no other game. Despite what most people think of the story, The charters, voice acting, graphics and animations are on another level. I loved Ghost of Tsushima but the characters models at time where a little stiff. Both great games but they got the winner right.

  • If mainstream outlets actually put gameplay and level design first then Hitman 1, 2 and 3 would all be in the running for GOTY.

    • If you think about it, Hitman is the Super Mario Odyssey of Stealth Games these days.

    • Sure.

    • @J I actually like 1 more than 2. I prefer smaller maps. Just my opinion.

    • 2 and 3, not 1.

    • @Santo Itty there's only one medium on earth where you can get gameplay and level design. Like I can already get stories in books, movies, theatre. And honestly movies, books and theatre are all WAY WAY better at telling stories.

  • Damn eggman is now saying this has a metal gear feeling, how starved are the games “journalists”

  • I'm not a big fan of ign I will give then credit for this one nice job

  • When your so early all the comments are: sending virtual hugs to everyone who needs it.

    • @Emma loin really 🏃💨

    • See you a bot? third time I’ve seen you comment this.

    • You're*

  • 喋るオラウータンとゴリラ

  • "Obviously one of my best reviews of the year" were only 19 days into year

    • "Obviously one of the best reviewed games of the year" is what he said.

    • Hilarious

    • @SaicaFoxHence THE 'OBVIOUSLY' WORD WHICH WAS PLACED IN THE SENTENCE

    • You guys know that a year usually refers to a period 365 days, right?

    • Yeah lol

  • Erasing comments, why?

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