Although the early “Hitman” games have been on GOG for some time, the work of the “Assassination World” trilogy recently composed by IO Interactive has not. The first of them, Killer-Game of the Year Edition, Arrived at GOG this week and currently has a 70% discount, but it is not as popular as Agent 47’s other outings.
With a total score of 1.4 stars (out of 5 stars), it is the lowest-rated killer on GOG, even Killer: Pardon scored 4 stars (out of 5)Most user reviews are critical of the newer killer for the same reason: “In any sense, this game is not DRM-free”, as Sheershaw rated it as a one-star review.
Not only does Hitman need an internet connection to use online features such as user-created contracts, leaderboards, and time-limited elusive goals, but it also needs to improve your mastery progress. Otherwise, you will not be able to unlock new equipment, additional loading slots, different starting positions, or different pickup points when you replay the mission.
GOG users claimed that this betrayed both the platform’s anti-DRM stance and the store’s description of the killer. “There is a text on the sidebar’DRM FREE. No activation or online connection is required to play the game.’, but I don’t think it can exceed a small part of the game content,” emme wrote. According to Neurus_Ex, “For both publishers, this is totally shameful because they did not use the actual DRM-free version, and on the GoG side, it was sold as a’DRM-free’ version, which is clearly not a case. “
in a Posts on website forumsGabriela Siemienkowicz, head of community management at GOG, also known as chandra, posted the following: “Thank you for letting us notice this topic. We are investigating it and will update it in the next few weeks. If you have already purchased HITMAN and Are dissatisfied with the published version, you can use your rights to refund the game. At the same time, while we accept valuable discussions and feedback, we will not tolerate comment bombing, and will delete posts that do not comply with our comments Guidelines.”
After users disagreed with the suggestion that their complaint was considered a “comment bombardment,” Siemienkowicz clarified, “We will not delete such comments, only those that violate our comment guidelines.” Guidelines A statement “If you are not satisfied with the game (such as gameplay, graphics, game mechanics, and features), you are free to write a review and share with other GOG users your opinions on why you don’t recommend it.”
IO Interactive’s recent killer game is generally considered pretty good in terms of stealth sandbox, and the current rating of this game is 81% steam, And the “Hitman 3” version containing the entire trilogy, ranked second in our own “Top 100 PC Games You Should Play Now” list.