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Free Hitman Game Out On PC After Hitman 3's PS5 Reveal

On the heels of Hitman 3's reveal during the PS5 event, GOG is giving away Hitman: Absolution for free this weekend.


IO Interactive's next entry in the Hitman franchise was announced during the PS5 reveal event this week. Hitman 3 arrives on current and next-gen consoles as well as PC in January 2021. If the trailer piqued your curiosity in the stealth series, you now have a chance to play an older Agent 47 adventure free of charge. GOG is giving away Hitman: Absolution for free until June 15 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET.

Hitman: Absolution originally released in 2012 and refined the gameplay from previous entries by introducing the intriguing contracts system. Players could create unique objectives within missions for their friends to run through, and then compare to see who executed the objectives with the most proficiency.

It earned a 7.5/10 in GameSpot's Hitman: Absolution review. "Even if you have no interest in contracts, however, Hitman: Absolution's campaign is fulfilling on its own," critic Kevin VanOrd wrote. "There are some stumbles here and there--in the AI, in the mission design, and elsewhere. The story, too, hobbles a bit at the end, leaving some narrative gaps that needed filling in. But one thing's for sure: it's good to have Agent 47 back, and he was clearly needed. The greasy world he inhabits was in sore need of cleansing, and it's a pleasure to have so many ways of scraping the human grime off its surface and discarding it like the trash it is."

Absolution is more linear than most Hitman games, but it still has some open-ended missions that let you approach objectives as you see fit. For those looking to check out the series for the first time, Absolution isn't a bad place to start and serves as a nice primer for the more recent pair of Hitman games, 2016's Hitman and Hitman 2.

Hitman: Absolution is just one of many free games you can claim right now. Additionally, don't forget to browse our summer gaming sales roundup, as there are great deals to be found on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games. While you're snagging Absolution for free, you can also take a peek at GOG's Summer Sale before it ends on Monday. There are a bunch of great deals in the sale, including the stellar Witcher Universe Collection for $27, which contains every game in the series.

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