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Games™ Issue 1 was released in November 2002 and cost £4

RegularsEdit

Contents - 2 pages (6-7)

Double Page Screenshots

  • Rainbow Islands (Arcade) - 2 pages (48-49)
  • Super Castlevania IV (SNES) - 2 pages (86-87)

Essentials - 4 pages (162-165)

Next Issue - 1 page (175)

Contact - 2 pages (176-177)

NewsEdit

Talking About a Revolution: PlayStation 4? Xbox 6? The future's not as far away as you might think... - 2 pages (8-9)

Namco at the Movies / Willy Gets Even Smaller - (10)

A Fair Price to Play?: Do games cost too much? Fairplay thinks so and it might know what to do about it... - 1 page (10-11)

Xbox Dead in Japan?: After an unsuccessful nine months, Microsoft tries again... - (11)

Sex Please, We're BritishRobots in Disguise - (14)

Taking on the World: Take your favourite console online from early next year. - (14)

F-Zero AC speeds ever closer: Motion sickness sufferers, look away now - (15)

We're All Doomed: Early version of ID's killer FPS hits the internet. - (15)

Multicoloured Animal Swap Shop / Freeloading Failure / The Wit and Wisodm of Peter Molyneux - (16)

The Evil Spreads: Resident Evil shirks its exclusivity - (16)

GBA Robbed!: But it's not all bad news... - (16)

SNK Not DOA: It's not just Microsoft who can 'Playmore'  - (17)

Games Room 101: Western developers trying to copy Japanese games - (17)

Fight-a-Friend / GTA:VC PC? - (18)

I Just Called to Say Game Over: One small step for mobiles, one giant leap for mobile gaming - (18)

games™ Amnesty: Turok: Evolution - (18)

The Players: Yoshihiro Sudo - Capcom Japan - Auto Modellista - 2 pages (20-21)

Console Wars: Episode 1: The Group Test - 4 pages (24-27)

The current hardware battle is probably the most intense the videogames industry has ever seen, and each of the three competitors has a strong product with many great qualitites. But which console is best for you?

Letter from America - The Shape - 2 pages (28-29)

Kongetsu Tomo Ohno - 2 pages (30-31)

The Players: Miles Jacobsen - Sports Interactive - Championship Manager 4 - 2 pages (32-33)

Community: Artoon - 4 pages (34-37)

Meet the team responsible for Pinobee and Blinx: The Time Sweeper as we take an in-depth look at their work...

Release Lists - 2 pages (38-39)

Think Tank: The newest technologies are going to resurrect some of the oldest games... - Brian Baglow (Indoctrimat PR) - (40)

Bundles of Joy: No sign of price cuts but there's packages deals galore... - (40)

And Christmas Number One is...: We predict the big sellers going into next year - (40)

Pie in the Sky: The current state of play laid bare. - (41)

FeaturesEdit

Overload: Over the Edge - 5 pages (42-46)

Just how far can games go before they become controversial, distatsteful or just plain weird?

Eidos Gets Fresh - 1 page (47)

Why is one of the games industry's biggest names bringing esoteric Japanese titles to the UK? We find out...

The Evolution of Gaming: Part One - 6 pages (88-93)

How did the humble 8-bit systems of the eighties become today's polygon-shifting powerhouses? And whatever happened to good natured rivalry...?

PreviewsEdit

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball - Xbox - 2 pages (50-51)

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Gamecube - 2 pages (52-53)

The House of the Dead III - Xbox - 2 pages (54-55)

Capcom Fighting All-Stars - Arcade - 1 page (56)

XIII - Xbox/Multiformat - 4 pages (58-61)

The Getaway - PS2 - 1 page (62)

SimCity 4 - PC - 1 page (64)

Panzer Dragoon Orta - Xbox - 2 pages (66-67)

Skies of Arcadia Legends - Gamecube - 1 page (68)

Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire - GBA - 1 page (70)

Resident Evil Zero - Gamecube - 1 page (72)

The Sims - PS2 - 1 page (74)

Shadowbane - PC - 2 pages (76-77)

Doom III - PC/Xbox - 1 page (78)

Metroid Prime - Gamecube - 2 pages (80-81)

Devil May Cry 2 - PS2 - 1 page (82)

Showcase - 2 pages (84-85)

Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter, ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth, Wakeboarding Unleashed, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Galleon: Islands of Mystery, EVE Online, Star Wars: Galaxies, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Pgs Pg No(s) Verdict
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Take 2 Interactive PS2 4 96-99 9
Blinx: The Time Sweeper Microsoft Xbox 2 100-101 6
Die Hard Vendetta Vivendi Interactive GameCube 2 102-103 4
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Activision PS2 2 104-105 8
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Ubisoft Xbox 4 106-109 8
Soul Calibur 2 Namco Arcade 2 110-111 8
Medal of Honor: Frontline Electronic Arts Xbox 1 112 4
Tomb Raider: The Prophecy Ubisoft GBA 1 113 6
Unreal Championship Atari Xbox 2 114-115 8
Red Faction II THQ PS2 2 116-117 5
Star Fox Adventures Nintendo GameCube 2 118-119 7
James Bond 007: Nightfire Electronic Arts Xbox 2 120-121 6
Kingdom Hearts Sony PS2 2 122-123 7
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Capcom GBA 1 124 8
Phantom Crash Phantagram Xbox 1 125 7
Contra: Shattered Soldier (Import) Konami PS2 2 126-127 5
Animal Crossing (Import) Nintendo GameCube 2 128-129 8
Serious Sam Take 2 Interactive Xbox 1 130 5
Ecks vs. Sever II: Ballistic Bam! Entertainment GBA 1 131 7

RetroEdit

This month in 1992 - 2 pages (134-135)

  • World News
  • Gaming News '92
  • Six of the Best: John Madden 93, Super Smash TV, Shining Force, Super Pang, WWF Superstars 2, Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
  • Obituary: Zzap!64 Magazine

Games that Time Forgot: Contact Sam Cruise - Spectrum - 89% - (136)

Look Back in Anger: Miami Vice - (136)

Godfathers of Gaming: Sir Clive Sinclair - (137)

Great Game Bosses: Contra Spirits - (137)

Star Games: Computer Space - (137)

All Your Base..: Zero Wing - (137)

Great Retro Gaming Moment: Street Fighter II - Zangief's Spinning Piledriver - ¾ page (138)

Classic AdvertPyjamarama - 1 page (139)

Classic Machine: ZX Spectrum - 4 pages (140-143)

Family Tree: First Person Shooter - 2 pages (144-145)

Company Lookback: Ultimate Play the Game - 2 pages (146-147)

Classic Magazines: Super Play - (148)

Don't Go Changing: Renegade - (148)

Videogame Myths: Lunar Jetman - (148)

Greatest Retro Game Ever: Elite - 1 page (149)

Lloyd Mangram's Videogames History Lookback - 6 pages (150-155)

Buying classic consoles - 4 pages (156-159)

Classic AdvertJet Set Willy - 1 page (160)

AdvertsEdit

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Ubisoft) - 1 page (2)

FIFA Football 2003 (EA) - 2 pages (12-13)

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Unreal Championship, Championship Manager Season 02/03, 007 Nightfire (Microsoft) - 1 page (19)

Serious Sam (Gotham Games) - 2 pages (22-23)

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee, Godzilla: Domination (Atari) - 1 page (57)

Blinx: The Time Sweeper (Microsoft) - 1 page (63)

Quantum Redshift (Microsoft) - 1 page (65)

Formula One 2002 (Sony) - 1 page (69)

The Getaway (Sony) - 1 page (71)

DSP Music Revelation (Blaze) - 1 page (75)

SoundStation (Logic 3) - 1 page (79)

Colin McRae Rally 3 (Codemasters) - 1 page (83)

Hotdog Issue 30 - 1 page (160)

DVD Review Issue 45 - 1 page (174)

Grand Prix Challenge - 1 page (180)

Other CreditsEdit

Managing Editor

Nick Roberts

Group Art Editor

Nick Trent

Senior Art Editor

Lisa Johnson

Assistant Designer

Ian Holland

Deputy Editor

Martin Mathers

Sub Editor

Charlotte Martyn

Games Editor

Keith Edwards

Retro Editor

Simon Cann

Staff Writer

Luke Albiges

Contributors

The Shape, Lloyd Mangram, Tomo Ohno, Will Johnston, Janine Kay, Claire Kendrick, Paul Ridley

Issue IndexEdit

Games™ Index
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