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Issue 156 was priced at £5 and was released in January 2015.

Regulars/EditorialEdit

Editorial - 1 page (3)

Contents - 2 pages (6-7)

eSports 101: The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race - Paul Kent - 1 page (16)

Kongetsu: An import-friendly future? Not on Nintendo's watch... - Luke Albiges - 1 page (18)

Why I ♥...

  • Journey - Tymon Smektala, Techland - 2 pages (20-21)
  • State of Decay - Phil Robb, Turtle Rock - 2 pages (96-97)
  • Tomb Raider - Steve Brown, Lionhead - 2 pages (128-129)

Subscribe - 2 pages (98-99)

Essentials: 10 Gimmicky Fighters - 2 pages (156-157)

The Vault - 3 pages (158-160)

Next Month - 1 page (162)

DiscussEdit

A Glitch In The System: The Trouble With Triple-A - 4 pages (8-11)

Delays, bugs, day-one patches and broken online components: several big-budget games have launched in a compromised state recently. Why is this happening? And is it likely to change any time soon? games™ investigates...

Is It Possible To Make A Game A Week? - 2 pages (12-13)

What do you do when you've moved on from triple-A production? In order to chase creative satisfaction and freedom, Adriel Wallick set out on her own to cater events for gamers and eventually started making a game a week for an entire year; pushing her design and programming skills to the limit...

Five Things About Life is Strange - 1 page (14)

Reader Reaction: Does Anyone Actually Care About Remakes? - 1 page (19)

PreviewsEdit

2015 Levels Up

FeaturesEdit

Best of British - 8 pages (72-79)

Some of the top creative minds in the UK games industry give their verdict on the big issues in gaming and tell us what it means to be a developer in Britain today.

The Sound of Things to Come - 5 pages (80-84)

We sat down with Glen Gathard, head of recording and editing at Pinewood Studios, and Steve Brown, associate audio producer for Lionhead, to talk about how far sound design has come in games, and where it's yet to go.

Going beyond Infinity: Robotoki - 6 pages (86-91)

games™ speaks with Robert Bowling of Robotoki to find out what a man does after he leaves one of gaming's biggest franchises. The answer? Human Element.

A Visual Guide to 2014 - 4 pages (92-95)

ReviewsEdit

Introduction - 2 pages (100-101)

Game Title Publisher Format Pages Pg No(s) Verdict Comment
Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Nintendo Wii U 4 102-105 9 The best Super Smash Bros. game yet.
Crew, The Ubisoft Xbox One 2 106-107 5 Not terrible - just so very disappointing.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Warner Bros PS4 2 108-109 7 A step backwords, but still solid as a brick.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Square Enix Xbox One 2 110-111 5 Multiplayer or bust.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Blizzard PC 2 112-113 9 Here's to another ten years, WOW will never die.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Sierra Entertainment Xbox One 1 114 8 Just one more, honest
Never Alone E-Line Media PS4 1 115 7 Play it for the documentary, and play it in co-op.
WWE 2K15 2K Sports Xbox One 1 116 4 Send it back to NXT.
Pure Pool Ripstone Xbox One 1 117 6 It's a pool game. A pure pool game. It works.
Tropico 5 Kalypso Media Xbox 360 1 118 7 A worthy successor to a crackpot dynasty.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Nippon Ichi 3DS 1 120 5 Well-meaning, but stuffy mechanics and story.
Shape Up Ubisoft Xbox One 1 121 5 It's cheesy and silly, but it's fun. Just not lasting fun.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Nintendo 3DS 1 122 9 Spellbinding love story to its origins.
This War of Mine 11 Bit Studios PC 1 123 8 An effective lesson on the casualties of war.
MX vs. ATV: Supercross Nordic Games Xbox 360 1 124 3 Offers no progression since 2009's Reflex.
Vainglory Super Evil Megacorp iOS 1 126 7 Tactical touch-screen fun for free.
Marvellous Miss Take, The Rising Star PC 1 127 6 An interplay of hits and misses.

RetroEdit

Introduction - 1 page (131)

The Retro Guide to... Team 17 - 8 pages (132-139)

This year Team 17 will turn 25. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we've scoured its huge back catalogue to reveal the best and worst of its huge library of games.

Behind the Scenes: Fear Effect - 6 pages (140-145)

Retro Interview: Premier League Champion - 4 pages (146-149)

games™ sits down with Miles Jacobson, who has been working with Sports Interactive for twenty years to make it the best football sim developer in the world.

Game Changers: Command & Conquer - 2 pages (150-151)

The 10 Strangest RTS Weapons of War - 2 pages (152-153)

Best Boss: Gradius II - 2 pages (154-155)

AdvertsEdit

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  • XONE - 1 page (15)
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  • SciFiNow - 1 page (69)
  • History of War - 1 page (125)
  • Retro Gamer - 1 page (130)
  • Retro - 1 page (161)

Other CreditsEdit

Staff Writer

Dom Peppiatt

Production Editor

Rebecca Richards

Senior Art Editor

Andy Downes

Photographer

James Sheppard

Publishing Director

Aaron Asadi

Head of Design

Ross Andrews

Contributors

Luke Albiges, Stephen Ashby, Adam Barnes, Alex Dantanus, Jon Denton, Erlingur Einarsson, Stace Harman, Mike Jackson, Darran Jones, Paul Kent, Rick Lane, Alex Lemcovich, Graeme Mason, Philip Morris, John Robertson, David Scarborough, Chris Schilling, Will Shum, Edward Smith, Gavin Thomas, Nick Thorpe, Jonathan Wells, Paul Walker-Emig, Jordan Erica Webber, Josh West

External LinksEdit

You can purchase this magazine from the Imagine Shop or you can get it digitally from Great Digital Mags.

Issue IndexEdit

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