A hoot disguised as a shoot-'em-up: PETER HOSKIN reviews Hitman III 

A hoot disguised as a shoot-'em-up: PETER HOSKIN reviews Hitman III

By Peter Hoskin For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:59 GMT, 22 January 2021 | Updated: 09:22 GMT, 22 January 2021

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Hitman III (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, £54.99) 

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Verdict: To die for

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Verdict: Pack your bags 

If you lay out the facts like an assassin laying out his weaponry, Hitman III looks rather too familiar. It's the concluding part of a trilogy that is itself part of a series stretching back two decades and many other games. It involves shadowy networks and globe-spanning adventures. And it has you, or rather the taciturn Agent 47, killing lots of bad guys.

But the game's developers, IO Interactive, have taken those hoary old tropes, applied some craft and imagination, and made something stunningly inventive. Hitman III should basically be regarded as a series of intricate puzzle boxes.

Each detailed level, from a stately home on Dartmoor to a sunbaked vineyard in Argentina, offers you dozens of ways to pull off your kill.

But the game's developers, IO Interactive, have taken those hoary old tropes, applied some craft and imagination, and made something stunningly inventive. Hitman III should basically be regarded as a series of intricate puzzle boxes

But the game's developers, IO Interactive, have taken those hoary old tropes, applied some craft and imagination, and made something stunningly inventive. Hitman III should basically be regarded as a series of intricate puzzle boxes

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