Hitman Trilogy

Ever since launch, Hitman 3 players have had the option to import Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 into the game to have the full trilogy playable in one place. IO Interactive has finally created an easier (albeit still somewhat complicated) way of getting the full bundle at once with the Hitman Trilogy.

Unfortunately, the download is still going to be piecemeal, but at least you don’t have to deal with the importing business that Hitman 3 players had to go through back in January of 2021 — especially when the game servers were having a really bad day.

Note that if you install the Hitman Trilogy, it will show up as Hitman 3 in your game menu. That’s exactly how it’s supposed to work, though that can seem a little confusing for new players. Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 will be inside of Hitman 3 as if they were a single game, so don’t let this throw you off.

Also, the first time you play, you’re only going to see options for the ICA Facility (training missions) and Hitman 3‘s main campaign. Simply trigger one of these missions, then back out to the main menu and you’ll see that your options have increased to include the previous games. I don’t know why it’s set up this way, but it is…

However, this pack doesn’t include all of the World of Assassination content, so I’m going to walk you through everything that is and isn’t included in the Hitman Trilogy. I’ll also let you know what you need to do to get the other stuff if you want it.

I won’t walk you through unlocking every single item in the trilogy here, because it’s a massive, massive list. If you’re interested in that, however, I did compile that information in a single post for the sake of convenience. For this particular list, I’m mostly going to explain which pieces come with the trilogy, and which ones require a separate purchase.

Hitman (2016)

Hitman 2016

The version of Hitman (2016) on offer here is the Game of the Year edition, which means it contains all six of the main-story episodes, as well as all of the DLC. That includes the Clown Suit and the side missions (Patient Zero, etc.).

Hitman 2

Hitman 2

With Hitman 2, you get access to the six main episodes. However, this does not include any of the DLC. There are two maps (New York and Haven Island) that aren’t included, and they’re two of the best maps in this entire trilogy. Plus, Haven Island lets you unlock the ludicrously overpowered Remote Emetic Gas Device, which is almost worth the price of admission on its own.

You can buy all of Hitman 2‘s DLC in a single pack called the Hitman 2 Expansion, and it costs $34.99 (though it’s sometimes on sale for cheaper). Note that you must purchase the Hitman 3 Access Pass version of this expansion for compatibility with Hitman Trilogy. The good news is that it contains all of the DLC from Hitman 2, including both maps and a bunch of gear and suits and whatnot.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 is the main event here, and you’ll get the standard version of the game. It includes all six maps, all of the Featured Contracts that were added since the game’s launch, the new Elusive Target Arcade, and a handful of standard Escalation contracts.

However, this does not include the Deluxe Escalations, or the Seven Deadly Sins contracts. You can upgrade Hitman 3 to the Deluxe edition for $34.99, which will give you access to six Deluxe Escalations, as well as their rewards (each Escalation rewards you with a suit and two additional items — usually a weapon and a gadget — for completing the first level of the escalation). You’ll also get a digital art book, digital soundtrack, and director commentary on Hitman 3‘s main missions.

The Seven Deadly Sins can be purchased as a bundle for $29.99, or individually for $4.99 a pop. Like the Deluxe Escalations, the Seven Deadly Sins Escalations each come with a suit and two additional items (unlocked by completing the first level of the escalation).

I assume there will be more paid DLC in the future, and that won’t be included in the Hitman Trilogy unless you purchase that whenever it comes out.

Hitman VR

Hitman 3

If you own the game on PlayStation or PC, you have the option to play the whole series in VR. Note that your save file won’t transfer between the VR version of the game and the non-VR version.

Bonus goodies

Hitman 3 - Console-exclusive suits

You’ll get a few extras as well. First up, there’s a console-exclusive suit for each version of the game. Here are your options:

  • The Black Streak Suit – PC
  • The Blue Streak Suit – PS4, PS5
  • The Green Streak Suit – Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
  • White Sunset Suit – Stadia

Note that you’ll only get one of the options listed above, and it will be in your inventory as soon as you start the game.

Hitman - IO Interactive Suits

Additionally, if you link your IO Interactive account with your game, you’ll receive three additional suits that are references to IO’s other games.

  • Futo Suit (from Mini Ninjas)
  • Lynch Suit (from Kane & Lynch)
  • Freedom Phantom Suit (from Freedom Fighters)
Hitman 3 - The Mills Reverie

And all of the holiday content from Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 has been added permanently to Hitman 3, so you’ll get that too. That includes:

  • Holiday Hoarders (on Paris)
  • Hokkaido Snow Festival (on Hokkaido)
  • The Mills Reverie (on Hawke’s Bay)

All of these include unlockable suits and items.

What you missed out on…

Hitman 3 - Trinity Pack

Keep in mind that if you’re just starting out with the Hitman Trilogy, you’re a late adopter, and you missed out on a few things.

Trinity Pack – If you preordered Hitman 3, you automatically got three suits, three pistols, and three briefcases (shown above). This was a pretty generous preorder bonus, if you ask me. This might eventually go on sale as an addon, but so far, it hasn’t been available post-launch.

Aluminum Travel Briefcase – This was a reward for importing Hitman (2016) into Hitman 2. for some reason, this can only be imported from Hitman 2 and can’t be earned inside of Hitman 3. I would love to see IO add this eventually, but since they didn’t include it in Hitman 3‘s first year at all, I’m not holding my breath.

ICA Electrocution Phone – This is an item that’s unlockable in Hitman 2, though IO Interactive decided to remove it from Hitman 3 because it was said to be overpowered. This item can’t be imported into Hitman 3 at all.

The Raver Suit – This exclusive suit was unlockable during the limited-time Berlin Egg Hunt event. I’m guessing we’ll see it return in 2022, and since other holiday-themed events are now permanent additions to the game, the Berlin Egg Hunt probably will be eventually as well.

Elusive Target unlocks Hitman 3‘s first year featured several Elusive Targets, which are only available for about ten days each. Those do return from time to time, so it’s possible you’ll still be able to unlock some of the suits you missed out on. If you want more details on how those unlocks work, check out the Elusive Targets section of my complete guide to unlocking everything in Hitman 3.

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