Hitman: Absolution review appears, glowing praise awarded

Wednesday, 24th October 2012 10:44 GMT By Dave Cook

Hitman: Absolution’s first review has appeared in the wild, courtesy of OXM. It’s a peach too, suggesting IO Interactive’s bald assassin has still got the goods.

CVG reports that the review appears in an incoming issue of OXM, and awards Hitman: Absolution a 9/10 score, stating that it delivers “everything that fans have ever loved about the series”

It’s a stealth power-trip too, according to the review, which adds, “Absolution genuinely makes you feel like the most dangerous man in the world.”

Boom. There you have it. Will you be getting Hitman: Absolution next month? Share the love here.



  1. KAP

    What I expected.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Edo

    An early(that’s 4 weeks early)review giving a game 9/10?Maybe,just maybe we should wait for more reviews.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KrazyKraut

    Its print…so its handled a little bit different.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. KAP


    A snippet from the Official Playstation latest issue:

    There’s an online embargo so I can’t put the whole thing up obviously but here’s a quote that best gets across the game’s strengths.

    “Here [Hitman has] finally been perfected in what is probably a peak for the series so far. It takes the ideas that made the original games so great and presents them in a modern context of checkpoints, hints and forgiveness but without sacrificing any of the challenge, excitement or shivery-skinned thrill of pulling off some impossibly and beautifully planned hit.” – 9/10


    #4 2 years ago
  5. Edo

    @3 I know that it’s print,I was merely stating that we should probably wait a bit longer before we spoon with it @4 Well if he says so,then by all means.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Fin

    Don’t trust official magazine print reviews.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. a7md1990

    We need a new standard for the scores!. Nines and Tens are being given away like Halloween candy.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    “checkpoints, hints and forgiveness”

    Well thats me sold.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ballz

    oxm only gives 9 or 10 so its useless

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Talkar

    About time we get a proper stealth game :D

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    Who needs Last of the Mohican Assassin Patriots? Looking forward to this :-)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    While i don’t trust OXM and OPM, cause they only give 9′s or 10′s, i am expecting great things from this game. And they say they keep it challenging while more ‘welcoming’ for newcomers. Which is what i expected. I’ll be turning all that Instinct stuff off.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Everyone is giving 9/10.

    when the game is mediocre it’s 8/10

    when the game is crap it’s below 8

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Hunam


    There was one released like a week ago :P

    #14 2 years ago
  15. LuLshuck

    Same shit happened to deus ex

    #15 2 years ago

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