I am not enjoying Hitman anymore

I know I probably won’t change your mind, but here are some thoughts.

It’s true that some mechanical “features” were cut: human shield, plate carrying, etc. But these were mostly insignificant to Hitman-gameplay in my opinion. Human shields are cool but not really that central to Hitman gameplay, as it is mostly a gunplay feature. There are other uses of course, but I think it was a design choice to cut the fat from the game, to not over complicate an already complex game.

To the contrary, the actual core Hitman-gameplay was deepened so much with WOA. Through the years, I lose sight of that myself, and nostalgia plays a part here too. The WOA levels are so alive, filled with opportunities for the creativity that’s at the heart of Hitman. In ways that make the old games look pretty basic tbh. Not to mention the spectacular setpiece kills with eavesdropping, planning, and long puzzles to solve, which is all so perfect for Hitman, but was never present in the old games. I remember how stunned I was by the level of ambition when I played Paris the first time in 2016. The level design is so complex and interwoven. It’s next level.

This point, I do agree with. They certainly did dial back the darkness and seriousness which does sort of annoy from time to time. But I also get it, some of the amoral stuff was was easier to get away with back in the wild west of early 00’s game development.

But they leaned too much into the comedy for my taste with WOA. The assassin fantasy is powerful on it’s own, it does not need so much over-the-top humor to work. I just think some of the silly stuff could be a little more subtle, so that a serious playthrough is actually possible for the one who enjoy that.

WOA probably did broaden their audience quite a bit. Good for IO. Good for Hitman. But my feel is that a significant part of the playerbase are 30s+ like me who grew up with the old franchise playing WOA as well.

The bugs are greatly exaggerated within the fandom imo. My advice: let it go and enjoy. You do have some choice in how much you pay attention to the flaws. Humans do have a negativity bias, of course. But the game will never be perfect, and they’re most likely pretty much done with the patching at this point.


This may sound really dumb, but the bugs are much more forgiving when I play with all of the hud elements turned off (except NPC dots and alert meter, sigh). It’s pretty exciting when you don’t exactly know where you went wrong, I have to play a little more bravely

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Here’s another reason I"m not enjoying Hitman. I can no longer save. That includes any regular destination on any difficulty. We just had an update. Are they actively putting bugs in?

I am in a sweet spot, playing the PS4 version of the game on PS5. Apparantly the PS5 version has more bugs, including a persistant save pop-up. I also find that if bugs start creeping out, like guards spotting bodies through walls, it helps to restart the game. Hitman has so many complex mechanics working at the same time, it’s impossible to fix everything, and I’ve learned to live with it. The game is brilliant and has given me countless hours of fun, especially contract creation, which keeps me coming back, so hats off to IOI.

Yes, but only on your copy of the game.


I was obviously wrong in thinking that the devs weren’t listening. Now Hitman no longer loads on my PS4. Not only that, but it essentially breaks it to the point of having to unplug my PS4 to play anything else. Well played, IO. You got my money, and now you break my PS4 when I try to play your game.

Yes, they intentionally injected new issues into the PS4 version because they wanted to fuck with you for saying you don’t enjoy playing Hitman anymore.


You would be surprised what people with a bad case of BDS are capable of.

Barely have enough people to fix issues that have been persistent since the 2016 game’s release… :man_shrugging: … got so upset by what one player said that they decided to kill that one player’s entire console.

Uh huh.


I’m sorry, but you have to be either paranoid or twelve years old. Those are the only two explanations; no nuance, no grey area.

In all seriousness, it’s not like IO has a personal vendetta against me. But this is the only game on my PS4 that causes this issue. Intentional or not, it is a Hitman related problem.

You’re going to have to report this on IOI’s official site so they can take a look at it. Are you using the Hitman III disc?

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I am not using the disc. I tried reporting it here on the tech support spot, but I will try the official site. Thanks.

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Do you ever clean your PS4?

I own Hitman 2016, 2 & 3 on PS4 and they have crashed less than 10 times combined ever…

Perhaps a cooler environment and/or dusting session might be in order.

Good cleaning 47


Wait, you can actually play Hitman 1 and 2? They have been unavailable for me for quite a while. My PS4 is fully functional, except Hitman. I’ve tried several other games and none of them break my PS4.

There are still many things that are in the stand alone H1 and 2 that are no longer accessable.

Not really, unless you’re talking about past Elusive Targets and Ghost Mode.

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H1 still has the original version of Colorado, specifically when entering the underground shelter where Diana’s dialogue remains in its full version. H2, not so sure about, other than the ICA electrocution phone.

I interpreted this as “not everything that used to be in H1 and H2 can still be accessed in H1 and H2”. It’s possible that they meant it the way you interpreted it, though.

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