After a yr of exclusivity on the Epic Video games Retailer, Hitman 3 is now out on the shop that the majority of us launch our video games from, Steam. It is an excellent game that you need to undoubtedly play, however the early opinions on Steam counsel in any other case. As of January 21, Hitman 3 has a “Combined” ranking on Steam with 435 complete opinions, however not as a result of it is a dangerous recreation.
Over half of the opinions are destructive, and worth is a standard theme amongst them. Hitman 3 is $60 on Steam, the identical worth it launched for on Epic a yr in the past. Many reviewers are offended that there is not any launch low cost to coincide with the Steam launch, with some citing Borderlands 3’s 50% off Steam launch as a precedent. Some see a launch low cost as a deserved gesture for ready a yr for the Steam model. A number of reviewers additionally consider that, whatever the exclusivity window, a 1-year-old recreation shouldn’t be full worth.
“The value tag is insulting contemplating many people have waited a complete yr for this to reach on Steam, simply so we might have the whole trilogy on the identical consumer,” reads one negative review.
“60€ for a recreation that is a yr outdated. No reductions for any of the video games, no franchise sale, no low cost for those that personal H1 and H2 on Steam. Nothing,” wrote Samurai 47.
“My constructive evaluate is locked behind a one-year timed exclusivity deal,” wrote CaptainSavvy.
Many disgruntled Steam consumers are additionally miffed that Hitman 3 was closely discounted throughout Epic’s holiday sale—it was obtainable for $23.99, however you may money in Epic’s free $10 coupons to get it for $13.99. Now it is again as much as $60 on each Epic and Steam.
Reviewer gripes aren’t all concerning the worth, although. A number of level out that Hitman 3’s many editions are complicated and under-explained, particularly for many who simply wish to switch their Hitman 1/2 progress to Hitman 3 (you solely want to purchase the Normal version and use IOI’s progress transfer tool for that). Others are upset within the limitations and efficiency points with Hitman’s new VR mode. VR is at the moment on the high of IOI’s identified points record and a hotfix was deployed at this time geared toward enhancing efficiency.
The minor uproar has additionally permeated the Hitman subreddit, the place a lot of the high posts are about Hitman 3’s Steam price or its complicated editions. One fan has even created an extensive flowchart to information gamers to the version they need.
Whereas a lot is being mentioned about how Hitman 3 is packaged, few destructive opinions have something to say concerning the recreation itself. Those that do discuss gameplay largely say it’s great, however determined to depart an total destructive evaluate due to its stint on Epic and its worth. To be clear, the $13.99 Epic low cost was obtainable for anybody on the time, however these reviewing the sport on Steam clearly refuse to make use of the Epic app for one motive or one other.
Fortunately, there’s a fair higher deal on the whole Hitman trilogy proper now, if you happen to do not thoughts your entry being depending on a month-to-month subscription. All three video games simply arrived on PC Sport Cross. That model is outwardly crashing on launch for some, however IOI has a workaround on its official points tracker.