Hitman Absolution is shaping up to be everything that I’ve ever wanted from a game where you play as an assassin. While the developers have talked a lot about contracts, seeing it in action is just so much better.
The mechanics are simple and ingenious. While playing through the game, you can create contracts. These contracts record who you kill and how you kill them, including even which disguises, you wore to do the killing. Once you upload your contract, others can take them on.
While you can complete a contract by assassinating the target(s) in a different manner than the contract stipulates, you’ll get a reduced reward as penalty. And if there’s anything this video shows, it’s how many different ways there are to kill a man, in Hitman Absolution.