Hitman: The Complete First Season

Game review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Violent, tough, yet creative episodic stealth-action game.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 26 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

CSM are talking nonsense

This game is not that violent as it is a stealth game and you actually get penalised for killing innocent people. There is brief blood spurts when killing people but not really that bad. 11/12 year olds can handle it. But they can't play this game until they're 13 because there are about 10 f words and there are missions which involve drug caches and people can be seen snorting cocaine in the background when playing these levels. brilliant game highly recommend for teens and up.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+
Rated 15+ for strong violence and language.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: January 31, 2017
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: October 29, 2019

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