Square Enix’s Gyromancer And Hitman: Sniper Challenge Are Now Free To Play


Hitman: Sniper Challenge is a game that was developed as a pre-order incentive for Hitman Absolution. That said, regardless of whether or not you pre-ordered Absolution, you can now play Hitman: Sniper Challenge for free. The game is available on Square Enix’s Core Online website, and plays right in your browser.


If you’re curious, we did a short playtest of Hitman: Sniper Challenge last year. You can read that here, rubber duckies and all.


Additionally, Gyromancer, a Square Enix puzzle game that plays similarly to Bejeweled and Puzzle Quest, is now available on Core Online as well. Interestingly, development of Gyromancer began after a PopCap employee happened to visit Square Enix’s Japan office.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.