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Issue 175 was priced at £5 and was released in June 2016.

Regulars/EditorialEdit

Editorial - 1 page (3)

Contents - 2 pages (6-7)

Why I ♥...

  • Diablo II - Rod Fergusson, Black Tusk Studios - 2 pages (26-27)
  • Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Erik Odeldahl, DICE - 2 pages (86-87)

The Vault - 3 pages (110-112)

Artcade - Bitmap Books - 8/10

DiscussEdit

HTC Vive is the best and worst of VR - 2 pages (8-9)

Valve and HTC have combined to create the highest standard of VR to date, but it brings into relief what makes the new tech both exciting and promlematic.

What has Hideo Kojima been learning? - 2 pages (10-11)

Since January, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has been on a whistle-stop tour of the world visting studios big and small in the games and film industry, but what might he have picked up?

What happened to Disney Infinity? - 1 page (12)

The house of mouse ceases its involvement in console game publishing.

PreviewsEdit

Gran Turismo Sport - PlayStation 4 - 2 pages (14-15)

Gears of War 4 - Xbox One - 2 pages (16-17)

Monster Hunter Generations - 3DS - 2 pages (18-19)

PES 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One - 1 page (20)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III - PC - 1 page (22)

Sea of Thieves - Xbox One, PC - 1 page (23)

Showcase: Aragami, The WIld Eight, Maximum Car, Furi, Beat Cop - 1 page (24)

FeaturesEdit

Over the Top - 8 pages (28-35)

DICE tells us why the first World War is a perfect fit for its bold new direction in Battlefield 1.
Quoted: Andreas Morell (Multiplayer Producer), Rob Schafer (Historian).

15 Ways Infinite Warfare Could Be the Most Ambitious Package Ever - 4 pages (36-39)

Rage Against the Machines - 6 pages (40-45)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a curious beast, one with a message of grim tidings from a future where our obsession with tech has gotten the better of us, though it delivers that message through technology itself. games™ goes hands-on with Jensen's latest moral rollercoaster and speaks to the talented team behind the game.
Quoted: Jonathan Jacques-Belletete (Executive Art Director), Fleur Marty (Producer)

Games to Watch - 7 pages (46-52)

As the gaming calendar packs out, these are the games you need to be paying attention to across every format.
The Legend of Zelda, Dishonored 2, Pokemon Sun/Moon, For Honor, Halo Wars 2, Mass Effect:Andromeda, Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian, Shenmune III, Detroit:Become Human
10 Hottest Indies: Below, Pyre, Yooka-Laylee, Inside, Eitr, Cuphead, Psychonauts 2, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice, Tacoma

The Dark Side of eSports - 6 pages (54-59)

Professional competitive gaming is at risk of imploding. What problems do the market leaders face as it prepares to go mainstream.
Quoted: Bryce Blum (Lawyer), James Lampkin (ESL), Viktor Jendeby (Fnatic), Ralph Reichert (ESL), Terrence Miller

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Pages Pg No(s) Verdict Comment
Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment Xbox One 4 64-67 8 An intricately fine-tuned, immediately fun shooter.
Doom Bethesda Softworks Xbox One 2 68-69 7 A fun, engaging throwback with a few flaws.
Alienation Housemarque PS4 1 70 8 A short but uniquely brilliant strategy shooter.
Battleborn 2K Games PS4 2 72-73 6 A promising work in progress
Total War: Warhammer Sega PC 2 74-75 8 A great blending of two franchises
Homefront: The Revolution Deep Silver PS4 2 76-77 6 A competent shooter marred by bad writing
Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS 2 78-79 8 A tough, tactical adventure.
Severed DrinkBox Studios Vita 1 80 8 A cut, thrust and parry above
Lumo Rising Star Games PS4 1 81 7 Charming, creative and stubbornly old-school.
The Banner Saga 2 Versus Evil PC 1 82 8 Builds on an already brilliant indie hit.
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Focus Home Interactive PC 0.5 83 7 A great use of the Warhammer licence.
Rugby Challenge 3 Tru Blue Entertainment PS4 0.5 83 6 Lacks polish, but worth a try.
The Climb Crytek PC / Oculus Rift 1 84 8 Beautiful, engaging, lacking in content.

RetroEdit

The Retro Guide to... Gradius - 6 pages (90-95)

Join games™ as we celebrate one of Konami's longest-running franchises. Prepare to shoot the core and revisit a host of rock-hard shooters.

Behind the Scenes: Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force - 6 pages (96-101)

The creative giants behind Star Trek's greatest gaming moment take us through the making of the game that appealed to both Trekkers and non-Trekkers alike.
Quoted: Brian Pelletier (Project Lead), Les Dorscheid (Art Lead), Tim Russ (Actor), Garrett Wang (Actor)

Retro Interview: Steve Turner - 4 pages (102-105)

After writing a handful of impressive solo games for Hewson Consultants, Steve Turner joined up with Andrew Braybrook to form developer Graftgold. games™ chats to him about the ups and downs of his long games career.

Game Changers: Animal Crossing - 4 pages (106-109)

Don't let the cute anthropomorphic animals fool you, 15 years on Animal Crossing is still one of the most realistic life-simulations to ever emerge.

AdvertsEdit

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars - WG Labs - PC - 1 page (13)

Rugby Challenge 3 - Alternative Software - Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 - 1 page (115)

World of Tanks - Wargaming.net - PS4 - 1 page (116)

Other CreditsEdit

Art Editor

Andy Salter

Features Editor

Josh West

Production Editor

Rebecca Richards

Senior Art Editor

Andy Downes

Photographer

James Sheppard

Publishing Director

Aaron Asadi

Head of Design

Ross Andrews

Contributors

Luke Albiges, Adam Barnes, Dan Griliopoulos, Mike Jackson, Darran Jones, Graeme Mason, Denis Murphy, Michael Plant, Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, Chet Roivas, Ed Smith

Issue IndexEdit

Games™ Index
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