Hitman Absolution

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Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Console Performance Video

Sustained frame-rates across a range of scenarios in this analysis of Hitman: Absolution on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video

The Sony platform compared to the PC game in this head-to-head video.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

The console version faces off against a PC game featuring a number of visual enhancements and quality boosts.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 Comparison Video

Close conversion work between the two console platforms on Agent 47's return.

Key events

20th November 2012

Face-Off: Hitman Absolution

18th November 2012

Hitman: Absolution review

25th January 2012

New Hitman novel announced

Surprise Bravely Default success sparks Square Enix rethink

"If you focus too much on the global aspect, you might lose sight of who you're actually making the game for."

First next-gen Hitman details revealed

Huge, checkpoint-free sandbox levels, globetrotting Agent 47 at the prime of his career.

So, what's going on with Hitman?

IO working on PC and next-gen game. Montreal making mobile.

Hitman Absolution, Catherine free for PlayStation Plus subscribers

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Farming Simulation Vita on PS Store today.

Square Enix thought Tomb Raider could sell nearly double its 3.4 million first month sales

Find out by how much Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs failed to hit targets, too.

Tomb Raider has sold 3.4 million copies, failed to hit expectations

Hitman Absolution sold 3.6m, Sleeping Dogs 1.75m.

Square Enix struggling to make money from its console games

It's an "increasingly difficult" market.

UK chart: COD Black Ops 2 holds off Hitman: Absolution

Epic Mickey 2, Family Guy, PlayStation All-Stars flounder.

FeatureWhy are we stuck with games being released on a Friday?

An investigation into the origins, arguments and potential for change.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution suit in Hitman Absolution DLC

Jensen's buttons. UPDATE: Now available on Steam, priced 3.99.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Console Performance Video

Sustained frame-rates across a range of scenarios in this analysis of Hitman: Absolution on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video

The Sony platform compared to the PC game in this head-to-head video.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

The console version faces off against a PC game featuring a number of visual enhancements and quality boosts.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 Comparison Video

Close conversion work between the two console platforms on Agent 47's return.

Hitman: Absolution review

Brave and bald?

Hitman Absolution lets you dress as a giant chipmunk

Agent 47 shows off wardrobe of disguises.

Hitman HD Collection PS3 Trophies pop up online

Unannounced game nears release.

Hitman dev: standard multiplayer "always tempting", but must fit franchise

Single-player-only games here to stay, IO believes.

Hitman Absolution's clever Contracts mode is a "reverse murder mystery"

IO demonstrates this year's smartest multiplayer idea at the Expo.

Hitman Absolution level changed due to negative nun trailer reaction

"How could we not see this happening?" director wonders.

Hitman Absolution introduces online mode Contracts

Challenge creator allows user generated hits.

Kill Bill's Copperhead plays chief Hitman: Absolution nun assassin

And you thought they were just in the trailer.

Hitman: Deluxe Professional Edition announced

Includes 10" Agent 47 statue.

EGXTomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution both playable at Eurogamer Expo

Square Enix titles join Assassin's Creed 3, Resident Evil 6 and more.

Only 20% of players will finish Hitman: Absolution, reckons IO

"It makes the people working on it really really sad."

Hitman HD Collection spotted for PS3

Silent Assassin! Contracts! Blood Money!

VideoExplosive Hitman: Absolution trailer has killer nuns

Rocket-toting PVC-clad killer nuns.

Mysterious Hitman: Absolution E3 teaser image released

New trailer coming tomorrow, 1pm UK time.

VideoHitman: Sniper Challenge trailer goes behind the scenes

How Square Enix developed the Hitman: Absolution pre-order incentive.

VideoHitman: Sniper Challenge launch trailer

Standalone pre-order experience available now.

FeatureHitman Sniper Challenge: Premeditated Murder

Does Agent 47's pre-order bonus put a bullet in the head of traditional game marketing?

VideoHitman Absolution: Sniper Challenge Pre-Order Mini Game Video

Capture of the Hitman Absolution standalone pre-order bonus game.

IO confirms Hitman: Sniper Challenge with trailer, screenshots

Standalone experience free to all who pre-order Hitman: Absolution.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge revealed by US magazine

Pre-order Hitman: Absolution to download spin-off.

VideoFresh Hitman: Absolution trailer slices in

Axe-wielding priest-dressing Agent 47 returns.

VideoHitman Absolution gameplay in London press event video

Can you spot Eurogamer's own Martin Robinson?

New Hitman novel announced

Bridges the gap between Blood Money and Absolution.

Hitman dev IO making new IP after Absolution

Not Kane & Lynch, not Mini Ninjas.

VideoHitman: Absolution commentary trailer

Directors talk over extended footage.

Video15 mins of Hitman: Absolution gameplay

Agent 47 runs for his life.

FeatureHitman: Absolution Returns

Lead producer Hakan Abrak on hardcore achievements, online and more.

Hitman has difficulty just for hardcore

And stealth assassin achievements/trophies.

IO aware of Hitman fan feedback

Absolution lead discusses new direction.

VideoHitman Absolution gameplay shown

In-game Agent 47 combat footage.

VideoStunning Hitman: Absolution trailer

Agent 47 in steamy action.

FeatureHitman: Absolution

Costume drama.

Hitman: Absolution screens sneak in

First in-game images of Agent 47.

IO clarifies Hitman: Absolution difficulty

Core fans have nothing to worry about.

Hitman: Absolution to be "more accessible"

IO: franchise has been an "acquired taste".

Square Enix blames bad year on FFXIV

And a "weak" console performance.

New Hitman: Absolution details

"More stylised, serious, darker."

Hitman 5 teaser trailer unleashed

UPDATE: First plot details inside.

VideoHitman 5 teaser trailer revealed

Agent 47 back in action.

Square trademarks Hitman: Absolution

Official Hitman 5 title revealed?

First Hitman 5 screenshot revealed

Viral marketing comes to a close.

Agent 47 voice actor confirms Hitman 5

IO surprised by comments.

Hitman 5 out Xmas 2011 "at the earliest"

IO hard at work, sources tell us.

Hitman games half-price this weekend

When you buy them from good old Steam.

Rocksteady not doing Hitman 5 after all

Eidos boss shoots down those rumours.

Hitman creators set up new studio

It'll make online multiplayer games.

Kane & Lynch dated

Plus Lara and Agent 47 chatter.