Hitman: Absolution screenshot of Agent 47 stuffing bad guys into a closet

If you're up for experiencing a new and improved version of one of the best Hitman games out there, as well as one of the most controversial, you might want to check out the newly released Hitman HD Enhanced Collection. As you can probably guess already, the collection contains HD remasters of both Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution.

You can expect to see support for resolutions up to 4K, the ability to play at 60 FPS, spruced up visuals, as well as greatly improved lighting. For those of you that love the classic Hitman: Blood Money, I'm also glad to say that the HD Enhanced Collection has brought in a couple of updates to the controls, which should help make the whole experience just a bit less clunky.

Besides the rather high price, the one catch here is that the HD Enhanced Collection is not currently available on PC. Whether it's going to arrive at all, I'm afraid I don't know, but given Blood Money's popularity I can only imagine that IO Interactive will eventually get to making a fully fledged PC remaster.

The HD Enhanced Collection in action

As for whether it's actually worth playing Blood Money and Absolution these days, I would say the answer is yes and no respectively. Hitman: Blood Money is most certainly a classic, and even though it has aged somewhat poorly, it is still one of the best Hitman games ever created. So if you're up for a blast from the past, Blood Money is well worth the trouble!

Absolution on the other hand, that I'm not a big fan of. IO Interactive tried to take some risks in order to shake up the Hitman formula, and while I can certainly applaud their efforts, the end result was unfortunately a complete mess. The levels were too linear, loading areas made getting out of trouble far too trivial, the new disguise system made sneaking around tedious, and the list goes on. So while I don't think Hitman: Absolution is a terrible game, I wouldn't exactly recommend you purchase the collection just to play it.

Whatever your opinions may be, I would highly recommend you wait for the HD Enhanced Collection to go on a bit of a sale before picking it up. After all, $60 for two merely reasonable remasters is a bit too much in my eyes, especially considering you can grab the brand new Hitman 2 at a lower price if you shop around.

If any more details come up, and especially if IO Interactive announces a PC version, I'll make sure to let you know.

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