Hitman 3 – Zero Punctuation

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This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Hitman 3.

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And so comes yet another final instalment of the series that has soft rebooted more often than a melting ZX81. Hitman 3. I seem to remember Hitman 2 came out during a slow period in Winter as well. Must be something about this time of year when we’re stuck indoors with the family that makes people want to methodically plan brutal executions. So let’s be blunt, Hitman 3 might be wrapping up the story of the last two games but this definitely won’t be the last of the Hitman series. Obviously it’s going to be strung out with DLC for a while like a diabetic rationing his jelly beans but that aside, what the fuck else has IO Interactive got to fall back on? Freedom Fighters? The fucking Kane & Lynch sequel that I for one would welcome like a snow shovel to the bridge of the nose? “They’re making a James Bond game, Yahtz!” Oh, a game about an unflappable dude in a suit pursuing secret objectives in a series of high-class environments, that’ll be a fucking stretch. It’ll just be like Hitman, won’t it, except with forcible undressing of women as well as men. Hitman’s the only string to IO’s bow, but hey, unless you’ve got two archery targets and three arms you probably don’t need more than one string on a bow, anyway.

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.