Hitman 2016 has to deal with review bombing on GOG because of drm

Users of online game store GOG are dissatisfied with how the company offers the 2016 game Hitman on its platform. GOG conceals the fact that an account is needed to use all the features of the game and which features are missing without an account. Also, it calls the game drm-free.

The game has been on GOG for several days now. On the product page for Hitman, the store writes that ‘an internet connection is required to access Escalation missions, Elusive Targets or user-created contracts’. What GOG conceals in this, as the many reviewing users on the site also note, is the fact that also decryption of equipment, outfits and new starting locations within missions is not possible without an internet connection. In addition, GOG also does not talk about a mandatory account at all; an internet connection alone makes no difference.

Elders on the product page, GOG also mentions that all the games on its platform are DRM-free. So that’s not correct in this case: Hitman 2016 has always online drm. Several users therefore state that Hitman in its current form therefore simply does not fit on GOG.

In response to the situation, users have started review to do bombing. They massively give the game a negative rating to express their dissatisfaction. That’s not without success: the game has an average score of 1.4 stars on a scale of 5,

GOG has reacted on the case. An employee thanks the community for bringing the issue to the attention of the public, says the company is looking at it and that it is coming up with new information “in the coming weeks.” She also underlines that players can ask for their money back and warns that review bombing will not be tolerated.