While Dark Souls II may not be the hardest game of the year, it's definitely in the top three and there is something deeply gratifying about getting through some of the most challenging games ever made as fast as possible. Speedrunning Dark Souls has become near-art and now the record has been set and the gauntlet thrown, on the epically hard Dark Souls II.

Last week YouTuber Noobest completed the game in 1:14:59 scraping under the 1:15 mark but still beating the closest competitor by 40 minutes at the time, since then the race has been on but it doesn’t appear that anyone has broken the record  yet. Although some have come close.

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[via Buzzfeed]