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Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

Thought I would post a thread on this game. Comes out tomorrow. Comes with next-gen upgrade on PS4/PS5 and XO/XSX. I bought a digital PS5 copy and they also gave a PS4 copy, which I wasn't expecting but am happy to get. Switch version is a Cloud Version, running off a digital server and requiring a strong internet connection.
The game will include all three Hitman games content, though I am not yet sure if you had to have already bought the previous games to get the legacy content or not. You need to have purchased that content before however.


Reviews rolling out today have been very positive. Metacritic score is currently 88



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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

looks last gen, graphics wise, but also looks good and after Dishonored and now playing Escape from Butcher Bay, i'm really getting into these stealth type games.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

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looks last gen, graphics wise
Well, that's a hot take.

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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

I don’t get it.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

It's very next gen in the graphics department, with dynamic reflections and ray tracing and HDR.
And it provides a "free" next-gen upgrade for Hitman 1 & 2 if you already have them and also buy Hitman 3.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

If you say so. The environments looked good, nice colors and all, but the polygon people and movements looked dated. Who knows. Looks interesting with the stealth mechanics as I said and will probably get it.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

The Switch version is streaming it might be the best version to get when compared to PS4 /XB1.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

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The Switch version is streaming it might be the best version to get when compared to PS4 /XB1.
I think they let you play a few minutes to see how it performs for you before you buy it.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

Do you have to have played or be familiar with first 2 games? I know it’s overall trilogy and this one caps it, but the others are ridiculously priced at $60 each digital, so not gonna happen. Just want to jump in this...
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

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Do you have to have played or be familiar with first 2 games? I know itís overall trilogy and this one caps it, but the others are ridiculously priced at $60 each digital, so not gonna happen. Just want to jump in this...
I don't think so. There's an overriding conspiracy story involving the Illuminati, but it's really secondary to the gameplay. When the others go on sale you can get them then. Or if you can borrow a disc copy from someone (or Gamefly or the Library) all you need to do is play it once to get that game's levels and missions in Hitman 3.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

Also Hitman Complete First Season was a Games With Gold freebie in 9/2019. You might have grabbed it then.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

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Do you have to have played or be familiar with first 2 games? I know itís overall trilogy and this one caps it, but the others are ridiculously priced at $60 each digital, so not gonna happen. Just want to jump in this...
Did the sale already end? The content from the first 2 games has been on sale for dirt cheap leading into the release of part 3.

*edit* sale is still live for a few more hours on PSN. If youíre on Xbox then I have no idea.

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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Also Hitman Complete First Season was a Games With Gold freebie in 9/2019. You might have grabbed it then.
you know something, i may have. i know i have a Hitman game somewhere in my digital library, but honestly i saw the Season 1 and thought it was one of those Telltale games like The Walking Dead and never even played or opened

That indeed would be the first complete game in this series? how is it anyway? i guess i could try it out and see if i like before i get this. thanks Deck.

**edit** you are correct Deck, i do have Season 1 and installing it now.

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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

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Did the sale already end? The content from the first 2 games has been on sale for dirt cheap leading into the release of part 3.

*edit* sale is still live for a few more hours on PSN. If youíre on Xbox then I have no idea.
both 1 and 2 definitive editions are $60 each.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

well, who would have thunk. i fucking had both! i truly had no idea i had 2 or even why, when i never played 1 (Decker reminded, i might have that one). so what does Part 3 do to the first two games if you have? guess i'll play first 2 first!!

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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

No need. ALL THAT CONTENT WILL BE IN HITMAN 3, WAITING FOR YOU. You can delete Hitman 1 & 2 when you see it there in 3. You can play all the 1&2 content in 3, with whatever quality of life improvements were added, and will have the content Smart-Delivery upgraded to next-gen if you have an XSX.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

Hitman 3 importing levels and progression explained: How to import Hitman 1 and 2 levels into Hitman 3

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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

ok, so i buy Hitman 3 and even though i haven't played 1 & 2 yet, all those levels and content will be imported automatically when i open Part 3?

or i guess (with your instructions above) i have to open Hitman 2 and it will walk me through importing all the chapters or levels from Hitman 1 (so now 1 & 2 are together in 2) and then open Hitman 3 and carry all of it over even though i haven't played anything? then i can delete 1 & 2 from my harddrive because Hitman 3 will have it all in the game? and this all happens even if i don't own the GotY editions of each?

then i play Part 1, then 2 and all that progression carries over to when i finally get to 3. is that pretty much how it works?

ugh. still a little confused with it all. don't want to do anything incorrectly. some of the instructions say to get the legacy pack, but that is not available to own separately.

thanks again Deck. this seems like a first with a series of games as i never heard of anything like this before and thus my ignorance to it all...

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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

I am not 100% sure how it all will work. I will let you know once I open and import my content on my PS4 (currently waiting on a replacement PS5). Apparently it's a lot easier to import all the previous content on an Xbox than on a PS4/5.

You should have all the Hitman 1 content because you own the GOTY Edition. You will be missing some Hitman 2 DLC content because you own the base game not the Gold Edition. Still that's a lot of content you can play in Hitman 3.

Once you confirm you have all those levels and content, yes just delete Hitman 1 & 2 as there's no reason to play them now. It's all in Hitman 3

This is, I believe the only game sequel like that (though all the Rayman Origins levels were in Rayman Legends, you didn't import them to the new game).
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no, it's telling me i need to upgrade the Hitman 1 GotY for $10 to access content. i don't have the Hitman 1 GotY edition, just base game. i opened Hitman 2 and not sure if it imported all or not. most missions say "Get Access" so i have to go to the MS store and it shows me the base game or GotY edition for like $60 or something. i don't get it...

it's telling me to buy this...


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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

when i open Hitman 2, i see this...


when i go into Hitman 1 from above which again, is the game Hitman 2, it tells me i need to play Showstopper or something prior. and i cannot access Patient Zero at all unless i buy the $10 upgrade...
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

There will be some DLC stuff (including Patient Zero) that you can't access because you didn't buy the DLC. I saw that you were downloading the Hitman Legacy Content. Make sure that has been installed before you launch Hitman 2.
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Oh yeah, it downloaded already when I opened H2 and still got above. Plus, the above only says Legacy: Paris and that was when I selected all for install of Hitman 2. Know what I should do now? Thanks again Deck. Just want to get all squared away before I purchase 3.
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

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There will be some DLC stuff (including Patient Zero) that you can't access because you didn't buy the DLC. I saw that you were downloading the Hitman Legacy Content. Make sure that has been installed before you launch Hitman 2.
it said Patient Zero included in legacy pack, but still shows me $9.99 price...
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Re: Hitman 3 (Literally every platform) 1/20/21

And does Hitman 1 start off with ICA training mission on a helipad or something in the mountains?

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