Hitman 3: How Long To Beat?

Here's how long it might take you to finish the new Hitman game.

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Hitman 3 is nearly here; the newest entry in the stealth-action series launches on January 20. Ahead of that, reviews for the game have started to appear online--including GameSpot's 9/10 Hitman 3 review--and alongside that, we now know about how long the game takes to beat.

Bearing in mind that Hitman 3 is an open-ended game with a lot of replayability, our reviewer suggests that players looking to zoom through the campaign might need around eight hours to complete it, or potentially less depending on how much you intend to see and explore.

But if you only follow the story missions and the main path, you can complete Hitman 3 in relatively short order. Every mission, on average, is about 45 minutes to an hour, our reviewer said.

Eight hours is not a hard and fast declaration of how long Hitman 3 may take you to beat. As mentioned, the game has a high ceiling for replayability. And as always, everyone plays games differently, so completion time might vary substantially from person to person.

GameSpot's Phil Hornshaw scored Hitman 3 a 9/10, praising the game's excellent level design, smart twists on the gameplay formula, and more.

"What's good about Hitman--its level design and the creativity, experimentation, and exploration that affords--is great in Hitman 3," Hornshaw said. "It closes out the trilogy by brilliantly playing off everything that came before it, making use of and then subverting expectations, and rewarding players for their willingness to master the complexity of both its individual levels and the series as a whole."

Hitman 3 releases on January 20 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S, as well as the PS4 and Xbox One. The game will also be released on Stadia and Nintendo Switch on that day.

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