Good at sniping? Want to win stuff? GamesRadar's UK Hitman Absolution Sniper Challenge is coming

Live in the UK? Fancy yourself as a bit of a crack shot when it comes to sniper rifles in games? Well, here's your chance to turn your skills into prizes. Over the next couple of months, Square-Enix and GamesRadar are running a Hitman Sniper Challenge competition, with some amazing prizes including gadgets, Hitman goodies and a secret 'Star Prize'. But what do you need to get involved?

Firstly, you'll need to get yourself a copy of Hitman Sniper Challenge, which is a bonus you get when you pre-order the full version of Hitman Absolution, available from ShopTo. The pre-order Sniper Challenge is brilliant (we've been playing it and love it), based as it is on old-school score multipliers and bonus points. You'll also be able to carry over your save file to the full game:

Above: The pre-order bonus is already awesome. Our competition makes it even better

When you've downloaded Hitman Sniper Challenge, head on over to and sign up. We'll be running monthly leaderboard prizes from now until the end of October. Prizes will be announced in the coming weeks as we report on each leaderboard. The Monthly competition for July is now officially open, starting with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. And don't worry about losing out to players on different platforms - there are separate leaderboards for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Please note: Entrants must be over 18 and residents of the UK. To be eligible for prizes entrants must have pre-ordered Hitman Absolution and be registered at Also, please bear in mind that existing high scores will not count - the prize for July will only be given out for scores posted to the leaderboards between July 1 and midnight on July 31st. Keeps things fair that way, plus it means the challenge is reset for the next month - a chance to win even more prizes!

Check back tomorrow for more details including how to win the first bonus prize...

UPDATE - You MUST register your Gamertag/PSN ID at and you MUST “link your account” at in order for your score to be eligible!