Hitman 3 is the epic conclusion to IO Interactive's World of Assassination trilogy. Similar to Hitman 1 and Hitman 2, players control Agent 47 in large interactive levels as they search for targets to eliminate. Hitman 3's levels are so extensive that they can be constantly replayed to discover every detail and outcome.
Is Hitman 3 Open World?
While Hitman 3 is played across sprawling maps filled with an abundance of content, it is not an open-world game in the traditional sense. Open world games usually take place on one massive map that can be freely traveled across. Mission chronology is usually freeform and features sandbox activities such as item crafting, side-missions, and character quests.
While similar in freeform nature to open-world games, each of Hitman 3's maps is assigned to an individual level. These maps are fairly large and come packed with a large number of NPC's, items, and disguises. Hitman 3's maps are fully interactable and encourage Agent 47 to complete his mission in the most creative ways imaginable.
Every level in Hitman 3 tasks Agent 47 with eliminating a target, but there are endless possibilities to how he can do so. Once the target is eliminated, the level ends and the map will be entirely reset if replayed. Each level has a large number of eclectic challenges that can't all be accomplished in one playthrough, encouraging players to replay them multiple times.
Hitman 3 should not be considered an open-world game since each level is self-contained. Maps have no transitions from one to the other and can only be accessed from the menu screen. Unlike many open-world games, the players actions have no permanent impact on any of the maps' contents.
Hitman 3 is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia. Standard and Deluxe editions are both available.