End your assassinations with a bang
Hitman 3 is an action stealth video game that allows you to don the shoes of Agent 47 one last time. Developed and published by IO Interactive, this game is the eighth main installment in the Hitman series and the third and final installment in the World of Assassination trilogy. The story follows the events of Hitman 2, wherein 47 and his allies continue to uncover the truths about the enemies they’ve been hunting.
Death is coming
The popular Hitman franchise’s main protagonist is Agent 47, a clone engineered to be the deadliest assassin ever. This series is well-known for its emphasis on creative kills—as unlike most action games that only require direct attacks, you are rewarded higher for covertly disposing of your targets and achieving your mission goals. The success of the franchise paved the way for various prequels, sequels, spin-offs, and even reboots.
One such reboot is the 2016 Hitman, which also reimagined the entire franchise. The main plot revolved around the mysteries of a secret society controlling events as 47’s agency tackles the assassination missions connected to it. This story continued further into 2018’s Hitman 2, as both 47 and his handler Diana Burnwood’s pasts painfully come to light the more that they uncover secrets. It all finally comes to a head in Hitman 3.
This third game is the grand finale of the World of Assassination trilogy. The gameplay is still similar to the first two—explore the world and study the targets to set up the perfect kill—but this game isn’t episodic, and has no multiplayer mode as Ghost Mode has been removed. You can carry over your progress from the first two games, however. There are 2 editions available: the Standard Edition and the Deluxe Edition.
A lone man’s world
All in all, Hitman 3 is an exciting end to the beloved franchise. It boasts 6 new locations to map out and fans of the previous games can import their favorite maps, levels, and progress to make things more interesting. It’s only too bad that there won’t be any multiplayer fun here anymore—as even the favorite Sniper Assassin is now purely single-player.