A Look At Hitman Absolution’s 5 Difficulty Levels

Hitman: Absolution has 5, count ‘em, 5 different difficulty ratings. There’s a lot of variety for players of all skill levels, something I approve of. The fine people at Kotaku transcribed the difficulty settings from a preview build:

Enhanced: Easy
Supreme training and a physique enhanced beyond ordinary human capacity mean that your enemies are no match for you. By cunning or by brute force, you are unstoppable.

Players can activate additional checkpoints
Instinct regenerates
Instinct will provide hints
Enemies react more slowly than normal

Enhanced: Medium
You can rely on Agent 47′s superior training and instinct. Remaining completely unnoticed can be a challenge, but you can always rely on your guns to get you out of trouble.

Players can activate additional checkpoints
Instinct does not regenerate
Instinct will provide hints
Normal enemy presence with normal reaction times

Professional: Hard
You like a challenge and your enemies will provide you with just that. They will be more numerous and with faster reactions. Evading your enemies will be difficult and you must strike with flawless timing.

Players can activate additional checkpoints
Insting depletes when used and does not regenerate
No instinct hints
Additional enemies with improved reaction time

Professional: Expert
You fight for every inch of progress, often without firing a single bullet. You don’t rely on any help and accept trying many times before reaching your target…and perfection.

No player-activated checkpoints
Instinct depletes when used and does not regenerate
No instinct hints
Maximum number of enemies with fastest reacton

Professional: Purist
This is a challenge for a true perfectionist. You know every rule, every detail, and all environments by heart. Even then you will die trying.

No Help
No guides
No Interface
Only a crosshair

Considering everything there is to do in this game, this comes as something of a relief. At least to those of us who might be reviewing the thing, anyway.

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2 Comments on A Look At Hitman Absolution’s 5 Difficulty Levels

sep

On October 7, 2012 at 4:47 am

I want to play Expert, but with player activated check-points.

Hunter

On October 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thank god there is a difficulty with no “Instinct”.. Having a Hitman game with wall hacks? The were you thinking Ubisoft..