Hitman: Absolution

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Hitman: Absolution
Release dates
November 20, 2012
May 15, 2014
Hitman: Absolution at WineHQ
Hitman: Absolution at Steam Charts
Hitman: Absolution at SteamDB
 Hitman: Absolution at Wikipedia
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 2002
Hitman: Contracts 2004
Hitman: Blood Money 2006
Hitman: Sniper Challenge 2012
Hitman: Absolution 2012

General information

More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums
More information Square Enix Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All Windows versions require Steam.

Version differences[edit]

Information Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition is the complete edition with all DLC.
Information All purchases now include Hitman: Sniper Challenge[1] which was previously a pre-purchase exclusive.
Information Japanese language support is only available in Japan; this version only includes Japanese text and Japanese and English audio.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]


Save game data location[edit]

Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\205930\remote

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Display settings
Graphical settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg 16:9, 16:10
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native Turn off "Exclusive Fullscreen" under Display to use borderless mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA and MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native Auto configures up to 7.1 output[3]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Native Native
Italian Native Native Native
Japanese Native Native Native Japan only; only includes Japanese text and English and Japanese audio.
Spanish Native Native Native
Polish Native Native Native
Russian Native Native Native
Turkish Native Impossible Native

Issues fixed[edit]

No sound[edit]

Fix Disable surround sound[4]

Disable surround sound on audio drivers.

Cannot skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Videos cannot be skipped, and removing video files causes problems.

As of update 1.0.438.0, intro videos can now be skipped anytime after the first run of the game.

FPS Drop/Issues[edit]

Fix Disable MSAA in Display Options.

This should fix your issues with huge FPS drops that come from opening doors or cutscenes.

Game doesn't show up in Windows 8.1[edit]

Fix Disable Exclusive Fullscreen

In Windows 8.1, sometimes the game will appear to start minimized, and any attempts at restoring the game will not work. Disabling Exclusive Fullscreen mode in-game should fix it.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crashing while playing cinematics[edit]

The game crashes while playing cinematics.[5]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor 2.6 GHz Quad Core Processor
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
23 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible


  1. Hitman Absolution · SubID: 18181 · Steam Database
  2. New 120Hz Games Report
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  4. http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=134614&p=1857561#post1857561
  5. http://steamcommunity.com/app/203140/discussions/0/828925216509152349/