Here’s a 16 minute walkthrough of Hitman: Absolution.
Pessimists will undoubtedly compare this to Splinter Cell: Conviction mixed with a bit of Batman: Arkham Asylum. I simply see a streamlined Hitman game.
They added a cover system, some detective vision and simplified the takedown mechanics. The “detective vision” is a nice visual aid for new comers. For Hitman die hards, I hope going for a “Silent Assassin” rating requires you not to use it.
If it wasn’t obvious, the walkthrough wasn’t showcasing a Silent Assassin approach, but instead a wide range of options. I like options.
Hitman: Absolution is a 2012 release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.