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Issue 129 was priced at £5 and was released in November 2012.

DiscussEdit

Is Sony in crisis? - 2 pages (8-9)

As the company puts on a brave face in light of continuing financial troubles, Sony's woes double down as we head into 2013.

The tech leading to Xbox 720 - 2 pages (10-11)

SamrtGlass and Digits show a company focused on the future and willing to show us what we might be getting with the next generation of Xbox.

Valve's hardware plans take form - 1 page (12)

Just like its software, Valve will offer a hardware beta in 2013.

GTA V: Is the timing right? - 1 page (15)

Rockstar details its upcoming crime opus

Reader Reaction - Mike Singleton remembered - 1 page (17)

ColumnistsEdit

Trending - Ryan King - 1 page (14)

What happens to our games when we die?

Game Dev Story - James Mielke - 1 page (16)

Tokyo Game Show: From the outside looking in

FeaturesEdit

Why I ♥... Shenmue - 2 pages (32-33)

Wii U: The Verdict - 8 pages (34-41)

The Making of: New Super Mario Bros. U - 2 pages (42-43)

Horrific Evolution - Dead Space 3 - 5 pages (44-48)

The Fallout Boys - 7 pages (50-56)

games™ talks to Fallout creators Chris Avellone and Brian Fargo about their upcoming titles, and the rebirth of a genre that had long since died.

The Perfect 12 - pages (59-

Only a dozen games have ever scored 10/10, so we talk to the developers responsible and the reviewers that awarded the perfect scores to see if those titles still hold up today...
Metroid Prime - 1 page (60)
Burnout 3: Takedown - 1 page (61)
Gears of War, God of War II - 1 page (62)
Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto IV - 1 page (63)
Fallout 3 - ½ page (64)
Demon's Souls - 1 page (64-65)
Mass Effect 2 - ½ page (65)
Super Mario Galaxy 2, LittleBigPlanet 2 - 1 page (66)
Dead Space 2 - ½ page (67)

Why I ♥... Half-Life 2 - 2 pages (126-127)

PreviewsEdit

Game Title Pages Pg No(s) 360 PS3 PC
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2 20-21 X X
Dead Island: Riptide 2 22-23 X X X
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel 2 24-25 X X
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 2 26-27 X
Bioshock: Infinite 2 28-29 X X X

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Pages Pg No(s) Verdict
New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo Wii U 2 72-73 8
Nintendo Land Nintendo Wii U 2 74-75 7
Halo 4 Microsoft 360 4 76-79 9
Hitman: Absolution Square Enix 360 2 80-81 8
Dishonored Bethesda 360 2 82-83 8
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Nintendo 3DS 2 84-85 7
Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft 360 4 86-89 7
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Ubisoft Vita 2 90-91 6
Medal of Honor: Warfighter Electronic Arts 360 2 92-93 4
Need for Speed: Most Wanted Electronic Arts 360 2 94-95 9
Fable: The Journey Microsoft 360 2 96-97 5
Forza Horizon Microsoft 360 2 98-99 8
Retro City Rampage Vblank Ent. PC 2 100-101 8
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Activision Blizzard PC 2 102-103 8
Bad Piggies Rovio iOS 1 104 8
WWE '13 THQ 360 1 105 6
Dance Central 3 Microsoft 360 1 106 7
LittleBigPlanet Karting Sony PS3 1 107 8
007 Legends Activision 360 1 108 4
Silent Hill: Book of Memories Konami Vita 1 110 4
Liberation Maiden Level 5 3DS 1 112 6
Hotline Miami Devolver Digital PC 1 113 8
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Disney 360 1 114 3
The Unfinished Swan Sony PS3 1 115 9
WRC 3 Milestone 360 1 116 7
Shifting World Rising Star 3DS 1 118 5
Symphonica Square Enix iOS 1 119 6
Inazuma Eleven Strikers Nintendo Wii 1 120 5
FTL: Faster Than Light Subset Games Mac 1 121 9
Way of the Samurai 4 NIS America PS3 1 122 4
Boulder Dash-XL 3D Reef Ent. 3DS 1 124 5

RetroEdit

Behind the Scenes: Games™ - 6 pages (130-135)

It's games™'s tenth birthday this issue, so you can forget classic videogames for a month. Let's take a rare look at the making of a classic - if we do say so ourselves - magazine...

Conversion Catastrophe - Line of Fire (C64) - 2 pages (136-137)

The Complete History of Games - 1998 - 4 pages (138-141)

Including Extended Play: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - 1 page (140)

Collector's Corner - Famicombox - 2 pages (142-143)

The Retro Guide to... TimeSplitters - 8 pages (144-151)

Featuring TimeSplitters, TimeSplitters 2 & TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

EssentialsEdit

10 of the best launch titles - 2 pages (152-153)

MMO WorldsEdit

World of Tanks - 2 pages (158-159)

The Best of British comes to WOT

World of Warplanes and World of Warships - 2 pages (160-161)

Other CreditsEdit

Deputy Editor

Ashley Day

Staff Writer

David Scarborough

Senior Art Editor

Greg Whitaker

Assistant Designer

Perry Wardell-Wicks

Sub Editor

Olly Dean

Head of Publishing

Aaron Asadi

Head of Design

Ross Andrews

Contributors

Nick Akerman, Luke Albiges, Sam Bandah, Ben Biggs, Adam Barnes, Steve Burns, Daniel Cairns, David Crookes, Joe Denton, Ian Dransfield, Dan Howdle, Stuart Hunt, Darran Jones, Ryan King, David Lynch, Damien McFerren, Chris McMahon, James Mielke, Ray Willmott

External LinksEdit

You can purchase this magazine from the Imagine Shop

Issue IndexEdit

Games™ Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
2002            Games Tm Issue 1
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2003 Games™ Issue 2
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Games™ Issue 3
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Games™ Issue 4
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Games™ Issue 5
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Games™ Issue 6
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Games™ Issue 7
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Games™ Issue 8
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Games™ Issue 9
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Games™ Issue 10
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Games™ Issue 11
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Games™ Issue 12
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Games™ Issue 13
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Games™ Issue 14
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2004 Games™ Issue 15
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Games™ Issue 16
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Games™ Issue 17
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Games™ Issue 18
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Games™ Issue 19
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Games™ Issue 20
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Games™ Issue 21
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Games™ Issue 22
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Games™ Issue 23
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Games™ Issue 24
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Games™ Issue 25
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Games™ Issue 26
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Games™ Issue 27
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2005 Games™ Issue 28
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Games™ Issue 29
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Games™ Issue 30
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Games™ Issue 31
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Games™ Issue 32
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Games™ Issue 33
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Games™ Issue 34
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Games™ Issue 35
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Games™ Issue 36
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Games™ Issue 37
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Games™ Issue 38
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Games™ Issue 39
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Games™ Issue 40
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2006     Games™ Issue 41
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Games™ Issue 42
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Games™ Issue 43
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Games™ Issue 44
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Games™ Issue 45
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Games™ Issue 46
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Games™ Issue 47
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Games™ Issue 48
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Games™ Issue 49
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Games™ Issue 50
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Games™ Issue 51
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2007 Games™ Issue 52
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Games™ Issue 53
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Games™ Issue 54
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Games™ Issue 55
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Games™ Issue 56
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Games™ Issue 57
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Games™ Issue 58
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Games™ Issue 59
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Games™ Issue 60
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Games™ Issue 61
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Games™ Issue 62
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Games™ Issue 63
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Games™ Issue 64
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2008 Games™ Issue 65
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Games™ Issue 66
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Games™ Issue 67
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Games™ Issue 68
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Games™ Issue 69
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Games™ Issue 70
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Games™ Issue 71
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Games™ Issue 72
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Games™ Issue 73
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Games™ Issue 74
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Games™ Issue 75
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Games™ Issue 76
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Games™ Issue 77
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2009 Games™ Issue 78
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Games™ Issue 79
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Games™ Issue 80
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Games™ Issue 81
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Games™ Issue 82
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Games™ Issue 83
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Games™ Issue 84
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Games™ Issue 85
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Games™ Issue 86
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Games™ Issue 87
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Games™ Issue 88
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Games™ Issue 89
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Games™ Issue 90
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2010 Games™ Issue 91
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Games™ Issue 92
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Games™ Issue 93
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Games™ Issue 94
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Games™ Issue 95
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Games™ Issue 96
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Games™ Issue 97
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Games™ Issue 98
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Games™ Issue 99
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Games™ Issue 100
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Games™ Issue 101
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Games™ Issue 102
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Games™ Issue 103
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2011 Games™ Issue 104
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Games™ Issue 105
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Games™ Issue 106
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Games™ Issue 107
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Games™ Issue 108
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Games™ Issue 109
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Games™ Issue 110
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Games™ Issue 111
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Games™ Issue 112
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Games™ Issue 113
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Games™ Issue 114
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Games™ Issue 115
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Games™ Issue 116
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2012 Games™ Issue 117
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Games™ Issue 118
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Games™ Issue 119
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Games™ Issue 120
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Games™ Issue 121
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Games™ Issue 122
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Games™ Issue 123
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Games™ Issue 124
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Games™ Issue 125
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Games™ Issue 126
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Games™ Issue 127
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Games™ Issue 128
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Games™ Issue 129
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2013 Games™ Issue 130
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Games™ Issue 131
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Games™ Issue 132
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Games™ Issue 133
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Games™ Issue 134
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Games™ Issue 135
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Games™ Issue 136
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Games™ Issue 137
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Games™ Issue 138
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Games™ Issue 139
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Games™ Issue 140
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Games™ Issue 141
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Games™ Issue 166
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Games™ Issue 175
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