This is Gaming Cypher’s PC Review (done by Darrel Dotterer) of HITMAN Episode 4: Club 27 (Bangkok) by Square Enix and Io-Interactive.
HITMAN continues their series with Episode 4: Club 27 (Bangkok). This time around Agent 47 must assassinate two corrupted individuals, famous singer Jordan Cross and his attorney Ken Morgan. You are sent to a luxury hotel in Bangkok where you are to find them and eliminate them. With high security and many eyes watching over the hotel, getting to the target will not be easy. The hotel is very large and will require some investigating to figure out how you can get close to your targets.
The game does a good job at allowing the player the ability to explore the area and choose how to approach the problem. What I really liked most about the game is how they created unique conversations NPCs can have throughout the level. From tourist complaining about their personal problems to hotel staff reacting as you walk by. There are many little things that make this game feel real and the actions you make can have drastic effects on your overall goal. There are sixty-nine achievements for Episode 4 and any achievement hunters out there will get a thrill at trying to unlock them all. The achievements have a wide range of difficulties from walking through a certain location to more difficult achievements like killing Jordan Cross in a certain way. The achievements allow for multiple playthroughs and will keep you entertained for hours.
As a first time player, HITMAN Episode 4: Club 27 (Bangkok) has a steep learning curve with no ability to change difficulties. I hope first timers won’t be deterred by that and highly recommend them to start on Episode 1: The Showstopper (Paris). Once you get the hang of it, it becomes a rewarding experience with an interesting story and fun game design. Those with experience of the HITMAN series will know what I am talking about and IO Interactive has continued to show why this game is worth playing. Overall, I give HITMAN Episode 4: Club 27 (Bangkok) an 8.5 out of 10.0.