Game store GOG has responded to criticism sparked by the launch of Hitman - Game of the Year edition, and the fact that some of the game's features require an internet connection.
According to Eurogamer, GOG initially advertised that the game didn't need an online connection to play, which sits in line with the platform's "DRM free" policy.
Hitman's main campaign and bonus missions can be played offline, but content including Elusive Targets, Escalation missions (bonus levels and challenges made by developer IO Interactive) and user-generated Contract missions require an online connection to play.
Customers expressed dislike for the move via reviews, leaving negative feedback relating to the online requirement. One user called the store page "extremely misleading." Another noted that playing certain game modes offline means players cannot unlock new content.
GOG responded to the complaints in a statement on the site's forums, encouraging buyers to refund the game if necessary, while stating that review bombing Hitman is not acceptable.