A suitably subtle score that ramps up with stings whenever appropriate, and adapts to the action as it unfolds. The ambience and atmosphere is impeccable, with great voice acting to boot. Almost perfect.
As crisp as one of Agent 47's trademark suits and as smooth as his baldy bonce, Hitman looks wonderful. Draped in detail, the game's architecture looks superb and its locations are alive with people, culture, colour and activity.
Hitman represents IO Interactive well and truly mastering its sandboxes. Each mission is a nigh-on infinitely replayable experience in which you're constantly discovering new things the more you play. Meticulously crafted, it's almost perfect.
You might baulk at there being only six core episodes, but each is dense and layered, like a big, old onion. There's the Prologue, Summer Bonus episode and various extra modes to consider too. Hitman is constantly throwing up new challenges all the time, meaning you could potentially keep playing indefinitely. Or at least until season two.
An excellent list that demands you dive right into all of the many opportunities and clever stuff that IO has created for Hitman. The achievements point you towards some of the coolest elements, making it exactly as an achievement list should be.