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Square Enix comes to SteamOS & Linux, Hitman GO: Definitive Edition released

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Not to be confused with the other popular Hitman series games, this new entry is a strategy game set in the Hitman universe. Not quite the same, but hopefully the first of more to come.

This is the first Square Enix published title to come to Linux, so I wonder how closely they will be watching up.

About the game
Hitman GO is a simple to play, but difficult to master turn-based strategy game set in a stunning interpretation of the Hitman universe. You will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies and take out your target or infiltrate well-guarded locations. This award-winning, beautifully rendered diorama-style turn-based strategy game focuses on forward thinking to progress through challenging levels and stylish freeze frame environments, to challenge even the most accomplished Hitman fan.

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Cestarian 23 February 2016 at 7:15 pm UTC
I don't believe my eyes... A game that supports Linux but not OS X? Is this a first among commercial game releases to do this? And yes, whether you like go or not, this is a must buy, cus we want square enix to look our way (in fact I thought they'd be among the hardest publishers to convince to do so, but now they're just extending their hand towards us! let's not let them down! money talks!)


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chuzzle44 23 February 2016 at 7:16 pm UTC
wolfyrionJeez!!! Not another turn based strategy game!!!
What is going on with all the developers these days, everyone has to create a boring turn based strategy game! Why???

I need adrenaline , I need to test my reflexes, I need pure awesome action - I cant wait for turns ....

stanI’m also very sick of all these turn-based strategy games.

I thought I was being irrational when I saw the title and became angry. It seems that I'm not the only one tired of getting the weakest entry in a franchise. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the game is good. It just isn't exactly a Hitman game. I don't understand why developers port games like this first.
Keyrock 23 February 2016 at 7:20 pm UTC
In fairness, the label "turn-based strategy", while not completely inaccurate, can be a bit misleading. In my opinion, this game is a lot more akin to a puzzle game than what people traditionally consider to be tbs games.
Eike 23 February 2016 at 7:47 pm UTC
CestarianI don't believe my eyes... A game that supports Linux but not OS X? Is this a first among commercial game releases to do this?

There are quite of few of these already. Just look through the Linux catalogue on Steam...
adolson 23 February 2016 at 7:52 pm UTC
Why do people bash a game because it's a genre they don't like? Not interested? DON'T BUY IT! Simple as that.
minj 23 February 2016 at 8:27 pm UTC
Ping me when they port H2:SA
micha 23 February 2016 at 9:13 pm UTC
It's actually a pretty good game. Played the android version for sometime and now enjoying the Linux port! :-)
chuzzle44 23 February 2016 at 11:02 pm UTC
adolsonWhy do people bash a game because it's a genre they don't like? Not interested? DON'T BUY IT! Simple as that.

If you are by chance talking about me, I wasn't trying to bash it. It looks like a great game, and I'm glad it was ported. I just have the worst feeling that the new Hitman game will not be, which feels like a sick joke. I should note that I have been playing a lot of Dirt Showdown, which disappointed me greatly, as I have been wanting to play the Dirt games for some time, and all I get is this. Also, releasing a game in a well-known franchise that completely eschews the traditional elements of said franchise, reminds me of Metroid Prime: Federation Force. That game made me sick to my stomach. Not because it was a bad game, but because we never got a real Metroid game to justify it.
adolson 23 February 2016 at 11:18 pm UTC
chuzzle44
adolsonWhy do people bash a game because it's a genre they don't like? Not interested? DON'T BUY IT! Simple as that.

If you are by chance talking about me, I wasn't trying to bash it. It looks like a great game, and I'm glad it was ported. I just have the worst feeling that the new Hitman game will not be, which feels like a sick joke. I should note that I have been playing a lot of Dirt Showdown, which disappointed me greatly, as I have been wanting to play the Dirt games for some time, and all I get is this. Also, releasing a game in a well-known franchise that completely eschews the traditional elements of said franchise, reminds me of Metroid Prime: Federation Force. That game made me sick to my stomach. Not because it was a bad game, but because we never got a real Metroid game to justify it.

I was not singling out anyone in particular. It just seems like every time we get a game that isn't a main one, a vocal element of the community shows just how ingrateful they are. We have to start somewhere, and if it's board games that actually are very polished and fun yet retain major IP branding, so be it. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither shall be Linux gaming.
stan 23 February 2016 at 11:32 pm UTC
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KeyrockIn fairness, the label "turn-based strategy", while not completely inaccurate, can be a bit misleading. In my opinion, this game is a lot more akin to a puzzle game than what people traditionally consider to be tbs games.
Exactly… I bought it and played the first levels. It’s a puzzle game, not a strategy game.

The game is fun so far, but I have no sound. Oh and it’s a bad mobile port with a mobile UI and no explanation at all (but it's easy to understand after a few minutes).


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