Cinematic Gaming with Hitman III

In Features by Samuel Love

It’s no surprise that Danish video game developer IO Interactive are behind the new James Bond game (currently titled Project 007), which promises a wholly original James Bond origin story. Their celebrated Hitman series is among gaming’s most cinematic playing experience, offering a world of opportunities and some of the most richly detailed worlds you’ll find on home consoles. 

In 2015, the developer announced that after the disappointment of the mainstream shooter Hitman: Absolution they would be returning to the creative sandbox gameplay the series was known with what became the critically-acclaimed World of Assassination trilogy. With the final game in the series, Hitman III, players will embark on Agent 47’s most intense missions yet in one final globe-trotting adventure of carefully orchestrated murder…or gun-totin’ mayhem, depending on how good you are.

The game looks, sounds and plays like a compelling slice of thriller cinema, with an engrossing narrative and some truly inventive approaches to assassination that would have Jean Reno’s Leon unable to contain his jealousy. With intense, edge-of-your seat stealth and balls-to-the-wall shoot-outs available depending on your playstyle, Hitman III is a game full of opportunity for creativity and the ability to awaken your inner assassin – whether you’re calm and collected like Tom Cruise in Collateral or simply want to shoot everything in sight like Keanu ReevesJohn Wick.

Hitman III is a glorious example of the blurred line between cinema and gaming, offering an endlessly immersive and joyously addictive game that allows you to take out your target by hurling a banana at the back of their head causing them to fall off a skyscraper. And it really doesn’t get much better than that. 

Hitman III is available now on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia and Nintendo Switch.