When Hitman came out early in 2016, many people avoided it due to the episodic release of its content. Six locations and missions pushed over the course of several months turned a lot of people off, but it turned out to be a fantastic way to release content if you ask me. About a year and a half later, fans who weren’t into the episodic formula can pick up the Game of the Year edition, which of course comes with everything in the game, plus some additional content on top of that.
Hitman – Game of the Year
The Hitman – Game of the Year edition will feature everything that came with the base game. You’ll get all locations and missions, plus any bonus content that players received over the last year and a half. To make the deal more appealing, though, IO Interactive is also releasing four new missions with the Game of the Year edition. Players old and new can experience a new campaign called Patient Zero that includes four new missions. The Source, The Author, The Vector, and Patient Zero will take players back to existing locations, but each one has been tweaked to fit the new content.
The Game of the Year edition also includes three new escalation contracts, three new weapons and three new outfits. Perhaps most exciting, though, is the fact that IO Interactive will once again allow players to go after the game’s most terrifying activity, elusive targets. For those not aware, elusive targets are special in-game activities on a timer. You have a limited time to launch the game, then find and kill the target before they disappear for good. If you mess up, you’re done. There are no second chances. Well, except this one.
If you already own Hitman and each episode, the Game of the Year edition will run you about $20. If you own none of it, you’ll have to buy it all for about $60. Having put about 300 hours into Hitman myself, I can tell you that $60 for everything is a bargain as far as gaming goes. Each episode will provide you with about 10 hours of content. If you decide to go for all the challenges, each one could take you longer.