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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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adolson 23 February 2016 at 11:44 pm UTC
^^ The UI is fine if you use a gamepad. I don't game with a keyboard or mouse at all, so I can't speak to that.
pb 24 February 2016 at 2:06 am 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?

Dying Light and Saints Row IV come to mind.


Last edited by pb on 24 February 2016 at 2:06 am UTC
emphy 24 February 2016 at 6:28 am UTC
Nice little puzzle-game so far.

It is a low-effort mobile port - but it seems to be a port of a solid mobile game. I suspect the reason the linux version got released is that someone noticed it how easy it was to do this with this specific unity game.
lucifertdark 24 February 2016 at 8:08 am UTC
Give us the real Hitman games, especially Absolution.
Beamboom 24 February 2016 at 10:38 am UTC
Oh man I'm torn on this one. On one side I really really want SE to notice us, but I really don't want to support phone game ports. They are just noise in my steam client as far as I'm concerned.
emphy 24 February 2016 at 10:51 am UTC
BeamboomOh man I'm torn on this one. On one side I really really want SE to notice us, but I really don't want to support phone game ports. They are just noise in my steam client as far as I'm concerned.

The upsides are that it's a no-bullshit port (no in-app purchases) and, at the moment, the price of the steam and android versions are almost the same.

Edit: the port is no-bullshit, the android version is.


Last edited by emphy on 24 February 2016 at 11:09 am UTC
rea987 24 February 2016 at 1:41 pm UTC
Square Enix and GNU/Linux? Well, I may support the game in order to get the attention of the company for porting Deus Ex: GoTY. Given the fact there was a Linux port on the way back in the day, it shouldn't be that hard.
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