Console Corner: Hitman review

Hitman is back and there's going to be plenty of overtime
Hitman is back and there's going to be plenty of overtime

An ever expanding world of assassination awaits you.

Hitman is back and this time he’s got a lot of overtime.

Everyone’s favourite assassin is back in all his next gen glory and as part of an ever-expanding world of contract killings.

The newest chapter in the acclaimed stealth series sees Agent 47 get a new mission every month throughout 2016.

With the ‘Full Experience’ players get access to all of the year’s content, beginning with the Prologue and Paris before travelling to Sapienza in April and Marrakesh in May.

From there it will be on to Thailand, United States and concluding in Japan with seven episodes released this year.

The Hitman world will continue to grow, deepen and evolve over time, where players perform contract hits on powerful, high profile targets in exotic locations around the world.

It is an intriguing new direction for the franchise will will undoubtedly give it unprecedented longevity.

The game itself is everything we have come to know and love from Hitman, warts and all.

The graphics aren’t mind blowing and everything feels a bit basic and last gen from that respect.

But you will never tire of the numerous ways to take out your targets, the hundreds of in-mission challenges or the hundreds of thousands of high-quality community created contracts.

The “Complete freedom of approach” is a major corner stone of the gameplay this time.

The gameplay is fluid and instantly enjoyable and the storyline as intriguing as ever as you are thrust in at the very start, 20 years before the original game.

It is clear everything the developers have learned over the course of more than 15 years of the franchise has been considered when making the latest installment.

It remains to be seen whether the rest of the episodes are as engaging as the first.

But you will undoubtedly love every minute trying to find out.