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How fast can you die in... Hitman Absolution

First we showed you how long it takes to find a fail screen in Assassin's Creed III (opens in new tab). Turns out it was a looong time, over 20 minutes in fact. So let's see if Hitman: Absolution (opens in new tab) can do any better. Once we've got a few more entries, we'll start a league table. But let's see if Agent 47 will be leading it. And whether he gets twung into a tree at any point in the video.

Just to be clear on the rules, we're judging this from the moment we press the button that starts the game itself, so that's after the usual storage device selection, etc. But hey - perhaps you can do better? Let us know if you can kill Agent 47 any quicker in the comments. And no, turning off the machine doesn't count, smartypants.

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.