Hitman Episode 3 Review – Enter Sandman
In this Episode, Agent 47 will be heading to Marrakesh Morocco to bring down two separate targets. A former bank CEO who stole billions from the Moroccan people and a general who is trying to overthrow the fragile Moroccan Government. This review of Hitman Episode 3 will help you decide if you should pick it up or not.
Hitman Episode 3 Review – Enter SandmanYou will start off the mission much like the previous two, with equipment selection. Knowing that the game often time has hidden items behind locked doors I brought a lock pick, coins and my silenced ICA chrome, just in case. I placed a lethal syringe in my pick up spot so I could use that if need be. You load into an extremely busy street with people going about their days and watching the news for what is going to happen next. There are protests going on that could potentially turn into riots if you don’t move quick. So pick your target and head out to bring him down.
After you choose your target you will have to find a way in. Let me just say that I thought the last level was big, this one actually seems even bigger. Like the last episode you are rewarded for exploring the various areas and buildings with weapons, outfits and opportunities. While it is great that the city is bustling with people, it also makes it much more difficult to get things done without being noticed. timing and patience has always been 47’s best friend and it is true in this episode. For instance there is a brief, very brief, section where you can take down the poster boy without alerting anyone and steal his outfit. This results in you getting to use a new opportunity and assassination method that you might otherwise miss. Oh and also remember that if you are in a soldier outfit and you switch, stash the gun on your back or people will get upset.
If you haven’t been doing the opportunities and just been doing your own thing, you are missing out. There are good story bits attached to them and you get to learn what type of D-bags the targets are, making you want to kill them even more. Speaking of killing people, there are of course new assassination you can do along with old ones. Sure you can drown, shoot or poison a target but where’s the fun in that. Ever wondered how you could kill someone with a moose or maybe by dropping a toilet on them? Yeah, those options are available in this episode. That said, my personal favorite would be pushing the general into the printing press and letting the machine do the work for me.
Now there are only two targets compared to the three last time but it is a bit different. When you take down one the other isn’t alerted because they aren’t directly related. This allowed you to do a dirty or loud kill on one without the other being alerted if you really want to. This also means you will need to find two different ways in and potentially two different outfits. The General ended up being an easier target for me because I could move around unnoticed. On the other hand, Claus has security and soldiers in his area and trying to blend in with them is tricky. They seem to know who should be security and who shouldn’t be. Coins ended up being my most used piece of gear in this mission. At the end of the mission you get a cut scene but the blonde nemesis guy in ht other episodes doesn’t make an appearance this time.
Outside of the main mission you will have the other contracts and escalation missions you got in the other episodes. You will also get another one of The Sarajevo six to take down if you want. Still this is all optional so not everyone will care to do it. Overall you will likely get a few hours out of his episode, much like the previous episodes.
While the game is coming together quite nicely, I can’t quit recommend the full season pass unless you really enjoyed a previous Hitman like Blood Money. Still no sure why they decided to do the episodic release. Anyways we will review the next episode when it comes out so be sure to check back for that!