Tour Berlin-Style Techno Club in Hitman 3

Hitman 3 features a proper Berlin-style Techno club.

Crowds of people, bright lights piercing the darkness, techno bouncing against cavernous industrial concrete – oddly the game Hitman 3 is a refuge for people who miss clubbing.

The designers of AAA gaming installment Hitman 3 have built a pretty convincing amalgamation of various Berlin nightclubs – with a lot of imaginative elements thrown in. In fact, if you were expecting something a bit overly slavish, it’s somehow more real than if it was too close to any original.

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The venue is called Club Hölle (“Club Hell”) and is inspired by Berghain, Kraftwerk, Arena, Sisyphos, Griessmühle, and more.

It’s located inside a repurposed nuclear power plant on the outskirts of Berlin, where the game’s third mission takes place.

The game developers have done a pretty job of it, too. Many familiar aspects of Berlin’s club scene are present, including concrete walls and pillars, graffiti-covered open-air sections, bustling toilets, neon lighting, scantily clothed revellers and a thumping techno soundtrack. The warm greeting of “looking good today sir!” upon entry misses the mark though, a hard and cold stare would be much more realistic.