Hitman: Absolution

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Hitman: Absolution
Hitman Absolution cover.jpg
Release dates
November 20, 2012
May 15, 2014
Hitman: Absolution at WineHQ
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
Hitman GO 2015
Hitman 2015

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Publisher website Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Professional Edition also available.
Amazon.com Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Mac OS X
Amazon.co.uk Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Direct2Drive Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg OS X only.
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Elite Edition, Mac OS X
Games Republic Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg OS X only.
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Elite Edition, Mac OS X
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Elite Edition
Mac App Store Availability Table Icons - Mac App Store.svg OS X only.
Origin Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Uplay Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Elite Edition
Information All Windows versions require Steam.

Version differences[edit]

Information Hitman Absolution: Professional Edition includes 72-page Digital Artbook, The Making Hitman Absolution video, and the Agency Gun Pack DLC.
Information Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition includes the Professional Edition and all DLC.
Information The OS X version includes all Elite Edition content.
Information All purchases now include Hitman: Sniper Challenge[1] which was previously a pre-order exclusive.
Information Japanese language support is only available in Japan; this version only includes Japanese text and Japanese and English audio.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Agency Jagd P22G Windows
Agency SPS 12 Windows
Agency HX UMP Windows
Bartoli Custom Gun Windows
Krugermeier 2-2 Gun Windows
Bronson M1928 Gun Windows
High Tech Disguise Windows
High Roller Disguise Windows
Public Enemy Disguise Windows
Deus Ex (Adam Jensen) Disguise Windows
Deus Ex (Adam Jensen) Handgun Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IO Interactive\Hitman Absolution

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping No native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support
French Native support Native support Native support
German Native support Native support Native support
Italian Native support Native support Native support
Japanese Native support Native support Native support Japan only; only includes Japanese text and English and Japanese audio.
Spanish Native support Native support Native support
Polish Native support Native support Native support
Russian Native support Native support Native support
Turkish Native support No native support Native support

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 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) True dual core CPU (Intel, AMD) Intel Core i7
AMD Athlon II X4
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
24 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600
AMD equivalent
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 5770
DirectX 11 compatible
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
10.9.2 Mavericks
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
24 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM 1 GB of VRAM


  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/