7 killer Hitman: Absolution tips


Don’t be afraid of the arrow

There’s no need to mess your pristinely pressed assassin trousers every time the yellow enemy vision arrow starts popping on screen. Play Absolution on normal and you can really push your luck thanks to the foes’ slightly lackadaisical reaction times. When you start to infringe on someone’s view in a hostile area or if you’re wearing a suspicious disguise you’ll have a few seconds before the arrow lapses into the orange ‘your cover is blown, Johnny Cack-handed’ territory. In most instances there’s usually enough time to use this window to either dash behind cover or use the hidey face Instinct trick by holding R1, providing your meter is stocked up sufficiently.