Hitman: Absolution’s 5 Difficulty Levels Explained

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When Hitman: Absolution hits shelves and eventually lands in the hands of gamers in a few weeks, we have to make the painful choice of what difficulty we begin the game with. While some will opt for the safety of beginner or easy, some will decide to take the hardest road possible. Thankfully there is plenty to choose from, with the game launching with 5 different difficulty settings, so no matter your gaming skill there is a challenge for everyone.

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Which difficulty will you pick?

The higher the difficulty level the more effect it has on the amount of checkpoints you come in contact with, how good the AI is and Instinct. To get a grasp of what these difficulty levels entail, check out the educational descriptions below.

Hitman: Absolution Difficulty Levels

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 in Hitman: Absolution. 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 give you 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
  • Instinct 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 reaction

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

Hitman: Absolution will hit stores on November 20, will you be picking it up? Let us know in the comment section below or on our Facebook Page.

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When not fighting crime, I dabble in the art of online journalism. Alright, maybe it's not as exciting as headbutting everyday felons like a modern Bruce Wayne, but I need something that doesn't involve bludgeoning something. Get my kicks playing on a fat 80gb PS3, really need an upgrade......and a shave.
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