Despite this being my second platinum I still go back and play it to this date. I'd like to write my own mini review of the game, and why it's one of the best games i've ever played.
Single Player: When I was playing Hitman Absolution I felt free. I felt like I could do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. That freedom aspect felt incredible. I could basically kill my targets in so many different ways. That's what kept me coming back, and playing it over and over again. You can literally play this game like a third person shooter killing everything that gets in your path. Or you can simply enter the mission, kill your target, and leave, the traditional silent assassin way. There are a lot of challenges to complete. Some harder and some not so hard. They range from killing your target in a specific way, to completing a mission only wearing 47's signature suit. The challenges alone kept me coming back again and again. The replay ability is very high. You could kill your targets in a lot of ways in the older Hitman games, but this game refined that freedom aspect. What makes a perfect sequel to a game? It's when a game is similar to the older games. The same concepts, but everything that wasn't up to perfection in the earlier game was either perfected or near perfected. Refining every little detail in that game. Absolution did exactly that. The story in the game was very good as well. I was very interested in the story and enjoyed it even after a couple playthroughs. I always went out of my way to brutally assassinate the targets that I especially didn't like.
Contracts Mode: They added a whole new mode in Hitman Absolution called contracts mode. In this mode the player creates contracts for other Hitman players to complete. Basically, you enter a mission, mark up to three targets, kill them a certain way, and leave the mission. You can then name the contract what ever you please, and post it for the Hitman community to play. The only way to successfully get your contract uploaded is to complete it yourself. Therefore no contract is impossible to complete in Absolution. You can also invite your friends into a contract competition to see who is the better assassin. After playing many, many, hours of single player, going to the contracts mode just reset my enjoyment for Hitman Absolution. I was able to really exploit my creativity. I also loved making in game money at the end of each contract. Money that was then used on purchasing disguises and weapons.
Final Verdict: I have a true love for Hitman Absolution. I enjoyed every second of playing it, and I still do to this date. It amazes me that after hours and hours of playing it, I still haven't had enough of it yet. What a perfect game. 10/10.
I've heard many mixed reviews for this game. I'd love to hear everyones opinion on this. Hope you enjoyed this mini review.