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Hitman's Elusive Target stats prove that the best killers are on PC

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The first Hitman Elusive Target has come and gone, and just over half of the digital assassins who took on the job—53 percent, to be precise—managed to avoid screwing it up. Even more shamefully, less than ten percent earned the “Silent Assassin” rating, the mark of a true master. There is a ray of sunshine cutting through all the clumsy, Clouseau-like darkness, however: The best Hitmen in the world are all on the PC. 

Numbers don't lie: 

Io Interactive said it's still digesting the data and deciding how it will adjust future Elusive Targets, but promised that more will be coming. Here's hoping we can all be little more professional about it the next time around. 

(But hey, don't feel too bad about your ham-fisted hits: 50 percent of PC Gamer editors botched the job, too.)    

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.