Hitman: Absolution

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Extremely violent game about being a cold-blooded assassin.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 38 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Great game teen friendly

Violent but blood can be turned down as well as swearing and almost no drug references

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 13+

This game is overrated.

This game is honestly not bad. I've watched my kids play this for hours at a time and it wasn't bad. Yes, there's lots of language, but you can always have your kid mute it. There is a strip club in ONE mission but there is no nudity. There is woman dancing on poles but its not bad. They do wear revealing clothes but it's not like they haven't seen woman breast before. The main point of the game is to save a girl that's being experimented on. You may have to kill at sometimes but you try not to kill. The game is all about stealth. There is drinking and drugs but not much. I am a very Christian woman and I honestly don't think it's that bad. I say let your kids get this game. As long as they know not to do this in real life its fine.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing

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