Agent 47’s global murder tour continues, but his mission to Morocco is a fraction off the mark.
Hitman’s third episode sounds promising during the briefing: take out a corrupt banker seeking refuge in the Swedish embassy in Marrakesh, plus a bent General plotting a coup d'état holed up in an abandoned school. Between the targets sits a sprawling Moroccan marketplace and an angry mob baying for the banker’s blood at the embassy gates. Time is of the essence, 47 is warned, and the city is reportedly about to explode.
And yet that pressure fails to translate to the level itself. It feels underdone compared to the previous missions – especially the excellent Sapienza hit – and is the least convincing and least engaging level so far.
There are no drastic revisions to the formula established by previous episodes here: you have to find your own path to executing two targets. Episode by episode, this new Hitman game is still building itself into the Hitman: Blood Money sequel Agent 47 fans have been craving for almost a decade. Unlike Paris (Episode 1) and Sapienza (Episode 2), however, Marrakesh is all sizzle and no sausage.
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