Watch the Hitman: Absolution E3 demo in its entirety

Did you read our E3 preview for Hitman: Absolution and wish you were standing in the room with us, watching over our shoulders? Now your wish is answered just a few short months later in this new video. Here’s nearly 17 minutes of Agent 47 in action and see why we’re so excited IO Entertainment is returning to its signature series.

Starting off with Agent 47 pinned down in a Chicago library, he’s rarely been this vulnerable before as he’s unarmed with the police searching for him. Then watch as he slowly and methodically takes out the cops and makes his way to safety. Though we felt excited as it began, soon another feeling set in: frustration that we couldn’t control the game ourselves and experiment with the level. Just how many other paths exist that weren’t taken? Watch for yourself and dream about how you’ll play this stage next year.

Oct 11, 2011


  • TheZigMan - October 14, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    I platinumed Blood Money, and I am gonna be sorely disappointed if the Detective mode comes in the retail version, or at least is only on the Easy mode. Blood Money took more effort on my part than any other game I've ever played. I loved it because if you wanted to, you could easily just go on a killing rampage through the whole game, cus the guns were so powerful (Silverballers FTW!!!). But it was actually a huge challenge to beat the whole game with Silent Assassin rating, never mind on the highest difficulty. I will wait for the review for this game before I buy it, but if it is above an 8 then I guarantee it will be one of my most played games of the next few years
  • TheMasterJeef - October 12, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    @ db1331 I completely agree. Is this how stealth games are made accessible? By putting runway landing lights showing you where all the enemies will go? Are people really that impatient & hasty playing a stealth game (impatient & hasty playing a stealth game, now thats an oxymoron) that they cant watch enemy patrol routes, and the environment, and know when to move? Wow, thats really taken the sheen off this for me.
  • Bugsy - October 12, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    I think it adds a special gameplay element in a way. You start to think like 47 and it has practical uses like spontaneous searches since the AI is meant to be smarter and more independent in this game. And it could be used to plan "accidents" and other things. All in all though it looks great doesn't it?
  • Crypto140 - October 12, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    This was amazing, I stood up and clapped when it was over, and as for the "dective mode" they might have an explation for that... Aww well, day one buy for sure.
  • metalgatesolid - October 12, 2011 9:31 a.m.

    I love Hitman so much. On Par with MGS and Uncharted for my fav series of games. Hitmans mixture of stealth and action is fantastic. Borrowing from Batman is brilliant as that was one of the best third person games on the current generation. Agent 47 is an icon (Like Snake) and like Snake, dont think one of the games has been a let down. There are so many ways to play any level in Hitman that Im looking forward to going through that level without having to kill anyone. The games looks lovely too. I just hope his tie has its own physics.
  • Lemons - October 12, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    Can't really hate on it, presentation, look and feel of it is top notch. Everything about it looks amazing. I've always loved this series and even with the limitations the games had they always felt cinematic to me, especially playing it stealth. This looks like they're really going all the way. Definitely going to be grabbing this up when it comes out if the rest of it is as good as this.
  • StrongPillow - October 12, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    Most of us are not trained assassins or spies so I think they finally added the 'views' like the seeing through walls and the path to aid us in being able to predict what the victim will do which is what a lot of those trained killers can do. It does look a little cheesy but playing the Hitman games back in the day was a lot of trial and error not years of planned execution like it would take to kill a mark in a stylish fashion. The game looks amazing and as long as they didn't turn it into a linear 5 hour story campaign then I am sold. There better be just a bunch of targets in some awesome locations with endless whys to take them out. I want it old school Hitman with maybe some new school features. I really like how lively the NPC's are for this level. I felt sorry for that cop when he dragged him away and then broke his neck.
  • Kyo - October 12, 2011 6:31 a.m.

    Big time sold for me lol Can't wait now.
  • db1331 - October 12, 2011 5:06 a.m.

    If you can play it without using the detective mode, and turn off the lit up paths showing you were the enemies are about to move, then I may be interested.
  • patbateman17 - October 12, 2011 6:41 a.m.

    Yeah that's a pretty BS and hokey mechanic to introduce to a series 4 games in - not really necessary plus, what, he's such a good assassin that he can see through walls?? I'll definitely be turning that off. Also, a little set piece-y for me, but I bet it's just for the demo. 47 wouldn't take a hostage and shoot his way out, he would have grabbed a uniform from any one of the 3 cops he killed and just walked out. I like the "hiding" mechanic though. This game looks f-ing amazing. Hitman:Codename 47 is def. one of my favorite games of all times (and also was critically destroyed, so that's interesting...back when I just bought games based on demos and not reviews haha).
  • rob619 - October 12, 2011 4:46 a.m.

    This looks absolutely fanatastic! One of the best gameplay videos I have ever seen. Very much like the Uncharted series (movie style game). Graphics, animation and the realism involved in the footage blew me away. Cant believe that there is not that much hype involved regarding this. No question I will be getting this, big Hitman fan as it is :)
  • sternparez - October 12, 2011 1:48 a.m.

  • Xerxes667 - October 12, 2011 1:39 a.m.

    Detective Mode... a'la Arkham Asylum and Arkham City? Out of place in a Hitman game... sorry, but it's true. Other than that... sheer awesomeness... oh and c'mon could you be a little more generic with the ammo names? huh? Not everyone knows what an AmmoGun is, geez... Couldn't you just say 20 .40 cal bullets picked up? Since the Chicago Metro PD standard issue firearm is the .40 cal Glock G22. C'mon IO where's the attention to detail!? re: Captcha Lickedy ANy (yes. yes i would lol)
  • Evanesco - October 11, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    This looks a lot like Splinter Cell: Conviction.
  • zombiexnixon - October 11, 2011 7:18 p.m.

    This is so amazing!!!
  • Fox_Mulder - October 11, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    Looks amazing. I've always wanted a semi-linear Hitman game. And the Bong Hits made me lol.
  • Tito45 - October 11, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    wow... ok now im hooked on this game... priceless how 47 got the donut instead of the guns haa.. but it wouldn't have been a Hitman game if he did..
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - October 11, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    I haven't played a Hitman game in years, but damn this looks too good to miss. Watching this was kinda weird, though, because one of my best friends is a Fazzano...

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