Hitman GO for Xbox on Windows and Windows Phone is now available

Fans of the Hitman series will rejoice at the latest release, Hitman GO, now available for a universal purchase for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1.

The turn-based strategy game was released by Square Enix in April 2014 for iOS and later in June for Android. Coming nearly one-year later, those on Microsoft's platforms can enjoy the game on the small or big screen.

Hitman GO veers from the traditional gameplay of the Hitman series and is more of a puzzle game than an action adventure title.

"Hitman GO is a turn-based strategy game with beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies and take out your target or infiltrate well-guarded locations. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises, distractions, sniper rifles and even 47's iconic Silverballers."

  • Challenging puzzles that put your assassination skills to the test
  • Beautiful scale model-style visuals
  • Environments with secret passageways and off-limit areas
  • Agent 47's tools of the trade: Distractions, disguises, hiding spots, sniper rifles and even the iconic Silverballers
  • Different enemy types with unique and deadly behaviours
  • Different ways of completing each level, silently or forcefully

The game comes in at a massive 449 MB in size (461 MB for Windows 8.1), so make sure you have adequate space available. The good news is those with devices sporting 512 MB of RAM can download this title.

The game costs $4.99, but it is for two licenses on Windows and Windows Phone. Unfortunately, there is no trial. In the meantime, you can check out the game's trailer above, and we will do a hands-on with the game in a bit to tell if it is worth the purchase.

Thanks, Gautam K., and Reza C., for the tips!

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Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

73 Comments
  • More games plz. Make dumb ways to die on windows. So many games on windows coming now all we need is more apps to come on windows like snapchat
  • Yeah but I'm waiting on the big games. NBA 2K and justice league, and mortal combat. I want these games bad! This 1520 is going to waste. Dang!
  • There are a couple of mortal kombat games at the store already!
  • They don't even come close to comparing. 
  • Well, I could agree in this.
  • Try "I Gladiator" too
  • Clumsy Ninja would be a good one to have.
  • Yep
  • I really want Clash of Clans, QuizUp, and other awesome games on windows phone store.....
  • QuizUp is in the making...
  • I want top eleven so very badly... Plisss make it real on WP
  • Yes top eleven, Fun run, And More popular Games :3
  • Exciting news for me. Waiting for the Hands-on. Thanks!
  • Today is the day for Xbox games :P
  • The release date needs some corrections.
  • It's already fixed. Just enjoy the games ;)
  • Wish it were the FPS
  • Hitman is not FPS. It's a third person stealth game.
  • Watch dogs was way better
  • How cool is this?! I love how Windows apps are basically a gateway for mobile games to come to PC.
  • For the first time a Square Enix WP game is available in the Brazilian Store!!
    Thank you!
  • Enjoy bro.
  • Awesome !
  • Glad to see Square Enix continue their steady, though admittedly sporadic, support for Xbox gaming on Windows Phone. #SaveXboxWP, yes. Also glad to see it's not a F2P title. Xbox + not F2P = instant purchase.
  • bah...got the real game for my Xbox 360 thanks to GWG early in the year. Who needs this crap ?
  • This is a totally different experience. Been hearing the Giant Bomb crew rave about this game.
  • Obviously you don't. But luckily you are not the world's core.
  • Perfect answer.
  • Don't know if it is just me, but it seems as if there's been a lot of Xbox Live games for Windows Phone released lately.  Or maybe just a lot being covered on Windows Central. Either way I love it. 
  • Well, you can check for yourself. This thread documents every Xbox release for Windows Phone since November 2013, as well as noteworthy non-Xbox releases too.
  • I'm not exactly enthused about the board game style play. It would be WAY cooler to make it like X-COM. Gonna decide based on the upcoming review...
  • X-Com is so, so good. 
  • when i saw turn based stratergy game, xcom only came into my mind... xccom enemy unknown was such an awesome one. any releases of that game after that?
  • enemy within
  • Best tech related news all week! Glory to squeenix!!
  • Awesome, Dudes!
  • I want more FINAL FANTASY titles on Windows Phone!
  • I wish too bro !
  • Well I did not see that coming
  • I like Square Enix.
  • I have a Humble Bundle copy of it, will we get the Windows version added? I haven't been able to play it since it was only on android.  
  • Fantastic!!!! Does this support cloud saves that work across devices?
  • Crack on with the hands on, I may just get this. Not that I liked Hitman, but because it looks like a nice change. Ticks all my boxes, decent ish price £3.89 in UK, Xbox achievements, universal. Nice! Does it sync progress between devices?
  • I actually quite liked this on my tablet. I might have to get it on my 930 now :D
  • Does it really take a year to make /port an app from iOS or Android to Windows & WP ?? Or is it just because of the age old market share argument ??
  • If it is made with Unity or similar cross platform engine, I'd say no it doesn't. But perhaps they don't employ enough people and thus it takes the few longer?
  • This is a serious score for wp. Its an amazing game and huge title to get
  • Wish it came out sooner but still getting it. Few friends on other os's really enjoyed the game
  • The wait was worth it: now you have the definitive version of the game and they don't. Xbox, FTW. Boom.
  • 1 year later.. Says it all. WP is dead.. soon atleast.
  • Wow this is crazy! I would have never thought Square Enix would make this game available on Windows phone. This is a MUST BUY for casual and regular gamers. I had it on my Nexus 7 and it's an amazing game.
  • 2 Xbox games in One day! ^_^
  • I've heard nothing but good things about this game. I think it's about time I convert all of these bing points I have built up to get it.
  • Hasn't this game been on android and ios for like a few years now?
  • Yes, but now Windows Phone has the definitive version, as it has Xbox Live integration and the iOS and Android versions do not.
  • I wish from square Enix to bring also more final fantasy games to our platform like android and IOS....
  • Wow this looks awesome
  • Anyone have this working on a 920?   Can't tap on anything there, so I'm stuck at the main menu.  Works great on my Surface though.
  • Never mind, rebooted the phone and it's working.  No sync of game saves though, apparently.  
  • Oh, that's too bad they don't sync game saves across devices--unless that means that offline play is possible. Is it?
  • I have this game on my tablet, and unfortunately its not my type. Please bring more MMORPG like Brave Frontier to Windows Store!
  • Bought this. It's awesome. =D
  • I already have one on iOS. But on WP with XBOX Live, it's just SO SO MUCH better.
  • Agreed.
  • Overkill 3 with Xbox also available...
  • Edit: I will buy it since it is a universal app.  The phrasing of the post with the "two licenses" bit was confusing. Just say "universal app!"
  • That's game looks like pushing the blocks in synchronize movements with graphics similar from the Sims. Pay for this? Never!
  • About time this awesome game comes to WP. As a Hitman fan I will buy this asap.
  • IS it by chance like skulls of shogun? I am looking For game titles like it. Please help!
  • It is a bit different than that. But, Skulls of the Shogun is a great mobile game.
  • I wonder where is those people with "No Xbox No Download" principle. Do they get this game, even at $4.99? or they continue to rant because of the price. let's just hope they never go "No Free Xbox No Download".
  • Yes, they get the game at $4.99 because Xbox integration + not F2P is the best combo.  Well worth the money not to have to deal with F2P models ruining the gameplay.
  • hope update for Arma Tactics THD is coming soon...