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Square Enix Ditches Online Pass For Hitman: Absolution

You don't see this every day.

Initially, Square Enix had intended to make the Contracts mode in Hitman: Absolution available only through an Online Pass. But the publisher has decided to make the mode free for all. Say thank you!

All of us in North America will simply see the Contracts mode in the main menu when starting the game, while those in other regions can either redeem the code in the box or just select "Buy Contracts Pass," which will be free. Presumably, Square Enix would've charged $10 for this Online Pass; that's what other similar programs from the likes of THQ and Sony cost. But it's nice to see a little goodness thrown the way of the gamer; the holidays are all about giving, yes?

And better yet, that early mediocre review appears to have been an anomaly. A few other reviews have hit since then and some, like IGN's 9.0, are quite encouraging. You'll see our analysis soon!

Related Game(s): Hitman: Absolution

Tags: hitman absolution, hitman absolution online pass, hitman absolution contracts

11/19/2012 11:26:19 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

iankhaneagle
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 11:41:50 AM
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very tempted to pick this up. looks like it will scratch the itch that neither Assassins Creed or Dishonored could. I like to think of Agent 47 as an NC17 007

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dillonthebunny
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 11:46:41 AM
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yeah, I had to put the code in today...


good game, very good game!

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 12:07:47 PM
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The online pass is stupid, I hate it.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 12:34:11 PM
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dont worry, you wont need it for the PS4 :(

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bebestorm
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 12:38:36 PM
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That's cool of SE! Regardless of good or bad scores Im buying it because I've loved the series since the first game.

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Beamboom
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 1:17:21 PM
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What's really weird about the reviews for this game so far, is that the PS3 versions are *significantly* higher rated than the PC and xbox versions.

PC: 73% (5 reviews)
X360: 78% (17 reviews)
PS3: 85% (8 reviews)

I haven't read any of the PC or X360 reviews yet so I have no idea why, but this is a very rare situation. The two console versions are usually really close (as they should be).


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/19/2012 1:18:40 PM

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tes37
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 7:52:30 PM

May I suggest that it's possible if you don't have much to review, you could become overly critical.

If you paid me, I'd stare at a game all day long and criticize it. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 1:28:50 PM
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Guess they thought nobody would buy it.

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vatoloco47
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 4:03:37 PM
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Finally i can get this game today :)Been counting down the days and just finished reading the prequel novel Hitman Damnation

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___________
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 2:57:20 AM
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nice to see a publisher giving something back to the fans for a change.
picked up my copy today cant wait to get stuck into it!
so worried though, what if it sucks?
the stealth genre is in dire straights as it is!
this needs to be a convoluted success!

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