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Hitman: Absolution (2012)

  • Director: Tore Blystad
  • Writer: Martin Brennan
  • Writer: Michael B. Jackson
  • Writer: Oliver Winding
  • Publisher: Gamers Little Playground
  • Runtime: 01:59:13
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  • "Hitman: Absolution" follows the aftermath of "Hitman: Blood Money," Diana Burnwood, Agent 47's handler with the International Contract Agency, suddenly goes rogue, carrying out a catastrophic sabotage that includes publicly exposing the Agency. The Agency reforms under agent Benjamin Travis; Travis assigns 47 to kill Diana and bring Victoria, a teenage girl in her care, to the Agency. Shooting and wounding Diana in her home in Chicago, 47, rather than executing her, comforts the dying Diana, where she gives him a letter and asks him to keep Victoria safe from the Agency.

    47 hides Victoria at a Catholic orphanage somewhere in Chicago and contacts an International Contracts Agency (ICA) informant named Birdie, who asks him to kill a wealthy gangster nicknamed The King of Chinatown, in order for him to play ball. After eliminating him, 47 meets with Birdie, who briefs him about Blake Dexter, the CEO of Dexter Industries, who may have more information on Victoria. As payment, 47 is forced to give his signature Silverballers to Birdie. 47 learns that Dexter is in the "Terminus" hotel and after evading Dexter's henchmen, eavesdrops on him. 47 learns from Dexter's conversation with his secretary Layla that he plans to kidnap and auction Victoria to the highest bidder. 47 attempts to strangle Sanchez, Dexter's enormous bodyguard, who proceeds to knock 47 unconscious. ...

    Did You Know? "Hitman: Absolution" is the only game in the Franchise to take place almost entirely in the continental United States, with only the epilogue taking place out in a different country, namely England.

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