Does Hitman 3 have a story? Here’s what you need to know.
There are ten proper Hitman games and, for the most part, they’ve been pretty weak on plot. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin’s story was so thin on the ground that you could barely figure out who’d kidnapped who and why, so we approached the new Hitman series with some trepidiation. If we’re honest, Hitman doesn’t absolutely need a story since the fun comes from messing around with assassinations. So what about Hitman 3? Is there a tale tying Agent 47’s murders together?
Yes, there is. Hitman 3 has a proper story, a continuation of the tale that began with 2016’s Hitman. You don’t have to have played Hitman 1 to understand it, since this new title’s opening voiceover sums it up nicely. Basically, Agent 47 is going up against some powerful people who, if they got their way, would be in control of the world. And, as Hitman 3’s credits roll, the story has been concluded nicely.
We still maintain Hitman doesn’t absolutely need a story, but Hitman 3 does a good job of telling it. Agent 47 isn’t someone who wears his emotions on his sleeve and IO Interactive have worked around that. Plus, the story is actually woven into the game; some previous Hitman games just tried to shoehorn the story between missions which didn’t help.
So, yes, Hitman 3 has a story. You’ll get more out of it if you’ve played the previous two Hitman games but you don’t absolutely have to. And if you’re wondering whether or to not to get it, check out our review.