Friday, 13 February 2015

Geek Hour | Hitman Go

Computer games are always about killing something. Soldiers, dragons, egg-thieving pigs, the list goes on. But they're not always so blood thirsty as to involve Mortal Kombat style red paint, splattered across the screen. Not every time anyway.

Soldiers can fade away, dragons can disappear in a bolt of lightening, pigs in a puff of smoke, and rather than screaming in agony as they are mercilessly garrotted, the enemies in Hitman Go tumble down like chess pieces.

That's because Hitman Go is a puzzle game, not a relentless blood and guts fest. Essentially, in true Pac-Man style, the goal is to work a playing piece through a maze, collecting certain things, avoiding others, and dispatching other pieces that get in your way.

It's a proper time killer of a game. The early rounds are easy, the later ones much much harder and to collect everything along the way requires a lot of skill (or endless trial and error).

Hitman looks good too. The levels are bright and the characters well crafted. There's also a good level of detail in the surroundings. Models laze by the pool while you knock-over a playboy musician. Airport announcements sound as you dodge another barking dog.

Yep, that's right. A barking dog. See, it has everything! What's not to like.

Hitman Go costs £3.99 on the App Store. Download it now!

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