what is better hitman absolution or blood money?

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#1 Posted by Trinitarian (1285 posts) -

I've passed over the hitman series for a while now but i'm going to head back into it. After reading both reviews there is an obvious debate between these two games.

Many are saying Absolution is linear compared to blood money, yet others will protest and say thats only in a few areas. 

Absolution has custom contracts, which i find appealing for replay value.

Bloodmoney is what around 7 years old? Isn't that a major draw back compared to Blood Money?

 

I don't know, so i guess i'll ask you guys: If you hadn't played either Hitman games up until this point, which one would you start with? I look forward to the response since in about 3 hours i'll be going to Gamestop to get one of these games based on the conversations here, thank you.

#2 Posted by mems_1224 (47155 posts) -
I had more fun with Absolution when I played through all the Hitman games. As long as you dont pay attention to the score you can have a blast with Absolution. Plus, the game just looks incredible on PC.
#3 Posted by BPoole96 (22801 posts) -
I enjoyed both but I like Blood Money better
#4 Posted by Obviously_Right (5097 posts) -

Def. Absolution.

#5 Posted by Nanomage (2417 posts) -
Blood Money was a far better Hitman game.
#6 Posted by Randoggy (2672 posts) -
Play both.
#7 Posted by lawlessx (46728 posts) -

blood money by default

#8 Posted by Trinitarian (1285 posts) -

I enjoyed both but I like Blood Money betterBPoole96
did you like it better for its time? Would that still be true if you played them both on this day?

 

Also, anyone know if you need an online pass if i get it used for the online contracts?

#9 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

Haven't played Absolution yet, it's sitting on my Steam untouched for the moment, but when all's said and done, I expect I'll be going with Blood Money as the better of the two, unless Absolution really suprises me...

That said, I do expect a great game, just not Blood Money great.

#10 Posted by Puckhog04 (22606 posts) -

Preferred Blood Money. Absolution was very good though.

#11 Posted by Trinitarian (1285 posts) -

Haven't played Absolution yet, it's sitting on my Steam untouched for the moment, but when all's said and done, I expect I'll be going with Blood Money as the better of the two, unless Absolution really suprises me...

That said, I do expect a great game, just not Blood Money great.

Rocker6
what makes blood money so great by todays standards?
#12 Posted by Young_Charter (19877 posts) -
Make a Poll TC. IMO, both are hot.
#13 Posted by lawlessx (46728 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

Haven't played Absolution yet, it's sitting on my Steam untouched for the moment, but when all's said and done, I expect I'll be going with Blood Money as the better of the two, unless Absolution really suprises me...

That said, I do expect a great game, just not Blood Money great.

Trinitarian

what makes blood money so great by todays standards?

It was released before developers decided to casualize everything.....

#14 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

#15 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

Haven't played Absolution yet, it's sitting on my Steam untouched for the moment, but when all's said and done, I expect I'll be going with Blood Money as the better of the two, unless Absolution really suprises me...

That said, I do expect a great game, just not Blood Money great.

Trinitarian

what makes blood money so great by todays standards?

There aren't many games on the market where you're given so much freedom how to pursue your objectives, and pulling out a "Silent Assassin" playthrough is one of the most satisfying gaming experiences as far as I'm concerned, even today...

#16 Posted by lawlessx (46728 posts) -

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

Master_ShakeXXX

yeah...blood money

#17 Posted by Nanomage (2417 posts) -

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

Master_ShakeXXX
Yeah we know,it´s Blood Money.
#18 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

Master_ShakeXXX

Replayed the game recently, and since it still holds up well and plays very smoothly, my reasoning has very little to do with nostalgia.

#19 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

Nanomage

Yeah we know,it´s Blood Money.

This is what I'm talking about. You and lawless are being blinded by nostalgia. Listen to my words brothers for it is only me who can guide you to the truth.

#20 Posted by Arach666 (23039 posts) -

After I saw gameplay and extensively read about Absolution I was already losing interest in ever getting it aside from a $5 steam sale or something,and after I played around a couple of hours or so of the 360 version,I lost interest in it completely.

I´m not even a big fan of Blood Money but man, it absolutely trounces the hell out of Absolution.

#21 Posted by BPoole96 (22801 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]I enjoyed both but I like Blood Money betterTrinitarian

did you like it better for its time? Would that still be true if you played them both on this day?

 

Also, anyone know if you need an online pass if i get it used for the online contracts?

I haven't played Blood Money in many year but I have very find memories of finding all sorts of creative ways to complete the mission. Some of the levels had crazy amounts of replay value whereas in Absolution several of the missions are linear structured which makes replaying them more repetitive since there is usually 1 best way to go about doing things. I also liked being able to choose your own loadout in Blood Money and upgrading the guns/equipment with the money you earn with each mission. Absolution definitely has better shooting and looks amazing (PC), but I try to avoid shooting in Hitman games so it wasn't all that important to me. I do really like te Contracts mode though and that does add a lot of unique replayability.
#22 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nanomage"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

Master_ShakeXXX

Yeah we know,it´s Blood Money.

This is what I'm talking about. You and lawless are being blinded by nostalgia. Listen to my words brothers for it is only me who can guide you to the truth.

This coming from a fool who's never played Blood Money.
#23 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="Nanomage"] Yeah we know,it´s Blood Money.DarkLink77

This is what I'm talking about. You and lawless are being blinded by nostalgia. Listen to my words brothers for it is only me who can guide you to the truth.

This coming from a fool who's never played Blood Money.

I don't need to play Blood Money to know it's inferior. Just look at the poll. People obviously prefer Ab Solution.

edit

son of a bltch somebody else voted. nevermind

#24 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

This is what I'm talking about. You and lawless are being blinded by nostalgia. Listen to my words brothers for it is only me who can guide you to the truth.

Master_ShakeXXX

This coming from a fool who's never played Blood Money.

I don't need to play Blood Money to know it's inferior. Just look at the poll. People obviously prefer Ab Solution.

God, you're such a clown.
#25 Posted by MrYaotubo (2694 posts) -
Blood Money by a country mile.
#26 Posted by mems_1224 (47155 posts) -
[QUOTE="Trinitarian"]

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]I enjoyed both but I like Blood Money betterBPoole96

did you like it better for its time? Would that still be true if you played them both on this day?

 

Also, anyone know if you need an online pass if i get it used for the online contracts?

I haven't played Blood Money in many year but I have very find memories of finding all sorts of creative ways to complete the mission. Some of the levels had crazy amounts of replay value whereas in Absolution several of the missions are linear structured which makes replaying them more repetitive since there is usually 1 best way to go about doing things. I also liked being able to choose your own loadout in Blood Money and upgrading the guns/equipment with the money you earn with each mission. Absolution definitely has better shooting and looks amazing (PC), but I try to avoid shooting in Hitman games so it wasn't all that important to me. I do really like te Contracts mode though and that does add a lot of unique replayability.

Blood Money was so incredibly easy though. Absolution was a more challenging game. I replayed all the Hitman games before launch and was surprised by how easy they were. The only thing Absolution lacked was some of the crazy big environments that the older hitman games had. Like going into a bunch of different buildings and finding a sniping perch or other ways to take out the targets.
#27 Posted by mems_1224 (47155 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

This is what I'm talking about. You and lawless are being blinded by nostalgia. Listen to my words brothers for it is only me who can guide you to the truth.

Master_ShakeXXX

This coming from a fool who's never played Blood Money.

I don't need to play Blood Money to know it's inferior. Just look at the poll. People obviously prefer Ab Solution.

edit

son of a bltch somebody else voted. nevermind

I voted Blood Money just to spite you
#28 Posted by lawlessx (46728 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

This is what I'm talking about. You and lawless are being blinded by nostalgia. Listen to my words brothers for it is only me who can guide you to the truth.

Master_ShakeXXX

This coming from a fool who's never played Blood Money.

I don't need to play Blood Money to know it's inferior. Just look at the poll. People obviously prefer Ab Solution.

edit

son of a bltch somebody else voted. nevermind

i feel so sorry for you..i really do

#29 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"][QUOTE="Trinitarian"]did you like it better for its time? Would that still be true if you played them both on this day?

 

Also, anyone know if you need an online pass if i get it used for the online contracts?

mems_1224

I haven't played Blood Money in many year but I have very find memories of finding all sorts of creative ways to complete the mission. Some of the levels had crazy amounts of replay value whereas in Absolution several of the missions are linear structured which makes replaying them more repetitive since there is usually 1 best way to go about doing things. I also liked being able to choose your own loadout in Blood Money and upgrading the guns/equipment with the money you earn with each mission. Absolution definitely has better shooting and looks amazing (PC), but I try to avoid shooting in Hitman games so it wasn't all that important to me. I do really like te Contracts mode though and that does add a lot of unique replayability.

Blood Money was so incredibly easy though. Absolution was a more challenging game. I replayed all the Hitman games before launch and was surprised by how easy they were. The only thing Absolution lacked was some of the crazy big environments that the older hitman games had. Like going into a bunch of different buildings and finding a sniping perch or other ways to take out the targets.

Absolution is crazy difficult if you actually give a sh*t about performance. It's like the only stealth game I played this gen that kicked my ass.

#30 Posted by RyuRanVII (4248 posts) -

Hitman: Blood Money > Hitman: Silent Assassin > Hitman: Contracts > Hitman: Codename 74 > Hitman: Absolution

#31 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"] This coming from a fool who's never played Blood Money.mems_1224

I don't need to play Blood Money to know it's inferior. Just look at the poll. People obviously prefer Ab Solution.

edit

son of a bltch somebody else voted. nevermind

I voted Blood Money just to spite you

Ass. Now nobody is going to vote for Absolution. Ohwell we all know it's the true winner.

#32 Posted by BPoole96 (22801 posts) -
[QUOTE="BPoole96"][QUOTE="Trinitarian"]did you like it better for its time? Would that still be true if you played them both on this day?

 

Also, anyone know if you need an online pass if i get it used for the online contracts?

mems_1224
I haven't played Blood Money in many year but I have very find memories of finding all sorts of creative ways to complete the mission. Some of the levels had crazy amounts of replay value whereas in Absolution several of the missions are linear structured which makes replaying them more repetitive since there is usually 1 best way to go about doing things. I also liked being able to choose your own loadout in Blood Money and upgrading the guns/equipment with the money you earn with each mission. Absolution definitely has better shooting and looks amazing (PC), but I try to avoid shooting in Hitman games so it wasn't all that important to me. I do really like te Contracts mode though and that does add a lot of unique replayability.

Blood Money was so incredibly easy though. Absolution was a more challenging game. I replayed all the Hitman games before launch and was surprised by how easy they were. The only thing Absolution lacked was some of the crazy big environments that the older hitman games had. Like going into a bunch of different buildings and finding a sniping perch or other ways to take out the targets.

Disguises were much more effective in Blood Money which did make it easier moving around in buildings to be easier. It's been awhile since I've played it so if I went back now I might find it easier after having played several more stealth type games since then. Absolution has some silly design choices that interfered with my enjoyment such as saving at a checkpoint makes every enemy in the level respawn. The disguise system was also flawed since if you didn't have instinct guards would immediately see right through it and cause make me have to reload a check point since I wanted no alerts or kills besides the target.
#33 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Both are good games, but Blood Money is the far greater Hitman game. Absolution has a lot of problems with some of its mechanics and it feels a little jumbled up at times.It's also terribly easy in parts ad upping the difficulty results in it being a cheap experience rather than genuinely hard.

Blood Money is just all round goodness and has better level design

#34 Posted by mems_1224 (47155 posts) -
[QUOTE="BPoole96"][QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="BPoole96"] I haven't played Blood Money in many year but I have very find memories of finding all sorts of creative ways to complete the mission. Some of the levels had crazy amounts of replay value whereas in Absolution several of the missions are linear structured which makes replaying them more repetitive since there is usually 1 best way to go about doing things. I also liked being able to choose your own loadout in Blood Money and upgrading the guns/equipment with the money you earn with each mission. Absolution definitely has better shooting and looks amazing (PC), but I try to avoid shooting in Hitman games so it wasn't all that important to me. I do really like te Contracts mode though and that does add a lot of unique replayability.

Blood Money was so incredibly easy though. Absolution was a more challenging game. I replayed all the Hitman games before launch and was surprised by how easy they were. The only thing Absolution lacked was some of the crazy big environments that the older hitman games had. Like going into a bunch of different buildings and finding a sniping perch or other ways to take out the targets.

Disguises were much more effective in Blood Money which did make it easier moving around in buildings to be easier. It's been awhile since I've played it so if I went back now I might find it easier after having played several more stealth type games since then. Absolution has some silly design choices that interfered with my enjoyment such as saving at a checkpoint makes every enemy in the level respawn. The disguise system was also flawed since if you didn't have instinct guards would immediately see right through it and cause make me have to reload a check point since I wanted no alerts or kills besides the target.

Yea, they were a little too harsh with the disguises in Absolution. I dont get how they can see through my disguise if Im wearing a full SWAT uniform that covers every inch of my body. :x
#35 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="BPoole96"] I haven't played Blood Money in many year but I have very find memories of finding all sorts of creative ways to complete the mission. Some of the levels had crazy amounts of replay value whereas in Absolution several of the missions are linear structured which makes replaying them more repetitive since there is usually 1 best way to go about doing things. I also liked being able to choose your own loadout in Blood Money and upgrading the guns/equipment with the money you earn with each mission. Absolution definitely has better shooting and looks amazing (PC), but I try to avoid shooting in Hitman games so it wasn't all that important to me. I do really like te Contracts mode though and that does add a lot of unique replayability. BPoole96
Blood Money was so incredibly easy though. Absolution was a more challenging game. I replayed all the Hitman games before launch and was surprised by how easy they were. The only thing Absolution lacked was some of the crazy big environments that the older hitman games had. Like going into a bunch of different buildings and finding a sniping perch or other ways to take out the targets.

Disguises were much more effective in Blood Money which did make it easier moving around in buildings to be easier. It's been awhile since I've played it so if I went back now I might find it easier after having played several more stealth type games since then. Absolution has some silly design choices that interfered with my enjoyment such as saving at a checkpoint makes every enemy in the level respawn. The disguise system was also flawed since if you didn't have instinct guards would immediately see right through it and cause make me have to reload a check point since I wanted no alerts or kills besides the target.

Didn't they fix that in some patch recently after lots of negative community feedback?

Also, respawning enemies at checkpoints... wow, that sounds horrible, had no idea about it. Right now, I'm feeling much less enthusiastic about my soon to be Absolution playthrough....

#36 Posted by Arach666 (23039 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"][QUOTE="mems_1224"] Blood Money was so incredibly easy though. Absolution was a more challenging game. I replayed all the Hitman games before launch and was surprised by how easy they were. The only thing Absolution lacked was some of the crazy big environments that the older hitman games had. Like going into a bunch of different buildings and finding a sniping perch or other ways to take out the targets.Rocker6

Disguises were much more effective in Blood Money which did make it easier moving around in buildings to be easier. It's been awhile since I've played it so if I went back now I might find it easier after having played several more stealth type games since then. Absolution has some silly design choices that interfered with my enjoyment such as saving at a checkpoint makes every enemy in the level respawn. The disguise system was also flawed since if you didn't have instinct guards would immediately see right through it and cause make me have to reload a check point since I wanted no alerts or kills besides the target.

Didn't they fix that in some patch recently after lots of negative community feedback?

Also, respawning enemies at checkpoints... wow, that sounds horrible, had no idea about it. Right now, I'm feeling much less enthusiastic about my soon to be Absolution playthrough....

If you want I have a look at this,it´s a really good read.

#37 Posted by LustForSoul (5885 posts) -
Absolution feels a bit more linear but has a better cinematic experience so to speak. In the end I think you'll have more fun with Blood Money back in the day than Absolution now.
#38 Posted by Trinitarian (1285 posts) -
Absolution feels a bit more linear but has a better cinematic experience so to speak. In the end I think you'll have more fun with Blood Money back in the day than Absolution now. LustForSoul
welli couldn't decide so i just bought them both lol
#39 Posted by RR360DD (11954 posts) -
Definitely Blood Money. Each level was a large sandbox that let you go your own way in order to complete it. Whereas Absolution gives the illusion it has a lot of freedom when really a lot of the levels don't, and to add to that it punishes you for not playing it the way they want.
#40 Posted by MrYaotubo (2694 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

[QUOTE="BPoole96"] Disguises were much more effective in Blood Money which did make it easier moving around in buildings to be easier. It's been awhile since I've played it so if I went back now I might find it easier after having played several more stealth type games since then. Absolution has some silly design choices that interfered with my enjoyment such as saving at a checkpoint makes every enemy in the level respawn. The disguise system was also flawed since if you didn't have instinct guards would immediately see right through it and cause make me have to reload a check point since I wanted no alerts or kills besides the target.Arach666

Didn't they fix that in some patch recently after lots of negative community feedback?

Also, respawning enemies at checkpoints... wow, that sounds horrible, had no idea about it. Right now, I'm feeling much less enthusiastic about my soon to be Absolution playthrough....

If you want I have a look at this,it´s a really good read.

Damn,that sure is eye opening.
#41 Posted by DieselCat18 (2960 posts) -

Hitman 2 : Silent Assassin

#42 Posted by Lotus-Edge (50439 posts) -
Play both.Randoggy
#43 Posted by BPoole96 (22801 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"][QUOTE="mems_1224"] Blood Money was so incredibly easy though. Absolution was a more challenging game. I replayed all the Hitman games before launch and was surprised by how easy they were. The only thing Absolution lacked was some of the crazy big environments that the older hitman games had. Like going into a bunch of different buildings and finding a sniping perch or other ways to take out the targets.Rocker6

Disguises were much more effective in Blood Money which did make it easier moving around in buildings to be easier. It's been awhile since I've played it so if I went back now I might find it easier after having played several more stealth type games since then. Absolution has some silly design choices that interfered with my enjoyment such as saving at a checkpoint makes every enemy in the level respawn. The disguise system was also flawed since if you didn't have instinct guards would immediately see right through it and cause make me have to reload a check point since I wanted no alerts or kills besides the target.

Didn't they fix that in some patch recently after lots of negative community feedback?

Also, respawning enemies at checkpoints... wow, that sounds horrible, had no idea about it. Right now, I'm feeling much less enthusiastic about my soon to be Absolution playthrough....

I played it in early July and it was still like that. I'm not sure if there has been a patch since then. I have not played through the entire game yet (I have 9 hours played according to Steam) and I have enjoyed what I have play of it. The respawning enemies isn't that bad on mosto f the missions because there is linear progression anyway so once oyu pass a certain point there is little need to go back.

On some of the open ended missions I will have subdued a handful of guys and hid their bodies and then hit a checkpoint, then go back into that area (a lot of the targets move throughout the level) and would think that I had already taken care of the guys in that area, only to walk right into a room full of people and have to reload a checkpoint (which always deducts points from oyur score, and makes it impossible to get the Silent Assassin Rank). Like mems had saidi n the thread earlier, it's best to ignore the scoring system as it just leads to frustration.

#44 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15587 posts) -
Blood Money >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hitman Abortion
#45 Posted by Speedzilla (1756 posts) -

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

Master_ShakeXXX

Blood money.

#46 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15587 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nanomage"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

People are gonna say Blood Money out of nostalgia, but I think we all know what the correct answer is.

Master_ShakeXXX

Yeah we know,it´s Blood Money.

This is what I'm talking about. You and lawless are being blinded by nostalgia. Listen to my words brothers for it is only me who can guide you to the truth.

Blood Money came out in 2006.
#47 Posted by jake44 (2021 posts) -
Blood Money is a better game.
#48 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
Blood Money is the best Hitman game. It actually evolves the formula and presents fantastic sandboxes and a little narrative that's interesting in how it's told. Absolution is riddled with holes however it does have the smoothest mechanics of any Hitman game to date, and naturally all the production values and visuals. Shame about everything else, which isn't to say it's bad though - just far more restrictive and throttled, missing what made BM fantastic.
#49 Posted by with_teeth26 (6167 posts) -

I'm not hugely fond of the series in general, but Absolution is awful both as a hitman game and a stealth game. Blood Money is a but clunky but its pretty good at what it does - hiding in plain sight etc. 

#50 Posted by sukraj (22826 posts) -

Both r good games.