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Hitman Go: Definitive Edition

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Clever puzzles turn action game into logical chess matches.

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An updated version of the popular mobile game, this clever and strategic puzzle game is as intellectually challenging as it is clever. Set up like a board game, it has you, as Agent 47, embarking on a series of assassination missions. But, unlike in the regular games, Hitman Go is played like a cross between a board game and chess. Using only the left thumbstick, you have to figure out where to move Agent 47 along specific points on different lines so he can take out his targets, retrieve a briefcase, or just get away. As the game progresses, you not only face additional hazards, including more guards, but you also acquire new tricks such as plants you can hide in, as well as rocks, tennis balls, and empty soda cans that can catch the attention of enemies. And though the game gets increasingly more difficult, it also gets increasingly more clever in how intricate these boards are designed. Which is why this is as much for fans of chess, strategy, and puzzles as it is for those who love the regular Hitman games.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: February 22, 2016
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes, Alcohol and Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: February 11, 2021

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