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PC Gamer Issue 1
PC Gamer Issue 1
Editorial
Editor Matt Bielby
Publishing Company Future Publishing
Pages 132
Cover Date December 1993
Release Date 11th November 1993

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Vol 1 No 1 was cover-dated December 1993 and cost £3.95. 2 cover disks were attached.

RegularsEdit

Contents - 2 pages (5-6)

Planet Gamer - Matt Bielby - 1 page (9)

Cables - 1 page (52)

Reader Survey - 1 page (123)

Subscribe - 2 pages (124-125)

Shop-o-matic - 2 pages (126-127)

Competition - 2 pages (128-129)

Next Month / Why the Hell... - 1 page (130)

CoverdisksEdit

4 pages (10-13)

Scoop!Edit

Ultima VIII: Pagan - Matt Bielby - 3 pages (14-16)

Sam & Max Hit the Road - Gary Whitta - 2 pages (18-19)

Theme Park - Gary Whitta - 3 pages (20-22)

Sim City 2000 - Matt Bielby - 2 pages (24-25)

Lords of Midnight: The Citadel - Matt Bielby - 2 pages (26-27)

Evasive Action - Gary Penn - 2 pages (28-29)

Star Wars: Rebel Assault - Matt Bielby - 2 pages (30-31)

EyewitnessEdit

Articles:-

Interviews

  • Dave Gibbons: Artist and author - Gary Whitta - (36)
  • Infogrames speak: Screenplay designer Hubert Chardot on the strengths and weaknesses of the Alone in the Dark series - (39)
  • Charles Deenen: Interplay's Director of Audio - Gary Whitta - (41)
  • Garry Kasparov: World chess champion - Gary Whitta - (46)

Opinion

FeaturesEdit

Terry Pratchett - Going by the Book - Gary Whitta - 8 pages (54-61)

His Discworld novels have had readers in stitches for a decade by poking fun at the Dungeons & Dragons genre. But now that the best-selling books are set to become a graphic adventure for the PC, the author's making sure their humour survives the transition intact.

Reflected Glory - Matt Bielby - 5 pages (64-67,69-70)

How Cyberdreams are buying real-world credibility with big sci-fi names.
Dark Seed, Dark Seed II, CyberRace, Hunters of Ralk, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

PC Heaven - Games of the year 1993 - Andy Butcher - 3 pages (115-116,119)

Space Hulk, Formula One Grand Prix, Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds, Star Wars: X-Wing, Strike Commander, Tornado, AV-8B Harrier Assault, Shadow of the Comet, Syndicate, Lemmings 2: The Tribes, NHL Hockey, Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis, Rules of Engagement 2, Lands of Lore, Day of the Tentacle, Jack in the Dark

PC Heaven: The PC Gamer Programmer's TV Challenge - 1 page (120)

Star Trek: The Next Generation: A game proposal by DID.

ReviewsEdit

For images from the review section see here.

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Ver (%) Summary
Star Trek: Judgment Rites Interplay Gary Whitta 1.5 72-73 92 It's deeper, funnier and more involving than any other game you're likely to play this year.
IndyCar Racing Virgin Matt Bielby 2 74-75 93 Definitely the best driving game, beating Formula One Grand Prix and Car & Driver. A Must Buy!
TFX Ocean Gary Whitta 2 76-77 89 Up there with the best of the flight sims.
Beneath a Steel Sky Virgin Gary Whitta 1.5 78-79 91 A must-buy for all serious adventure fans.
Brutal Football Millennium Mark Ramshaw 0.5 79 59 Not that funny or sporty.
Jurassic Park Ocean Matt Bielby 1 80 70 One of the better film game tie-ins, but it's still no work of genius.
Even More Incredible Machine, The Dynamix Gary Whitta 0.5 81 80 It's puzzle-tastic mate!
Network Q RAC Rally Europress Andy Butcher 0.5 81 69 Looks good, but, sadly, it just doesn't 'feel' right.
Ryder Cup Golf Ocean Andy Butcher 0.5 82 67 Perfectly average in every way, Ryder Cup is nothing to get excited about. Dull, basically.
Krusty's Fun House Virgin Gary Whitta 0.5 82 74 A good title, definitely, but not for everyone.
Goal Virgin Rich Pelley 1 83 77 Think of Goal! as something to play when you've had enough of the top-scoring Sensible Soccer.
NFL Coaches Club Football MicroProse James Leach 1 84-85 76 Slightly dry, but healthily detailed.
Front Page Sports Football Pro Dynamix James Leach 1 84-85 80 Persevere and this one gets better.
Frontier: Elite II Konami Andy Butcher 2 86-87 90 Looks set to carve a place for itself in the hearts of serious gamesplayers all over again.
ShadowCaster Electronic Arts Gary Whitta 2 90-91 90 Underworld fans will lap it up - as should anyone thinking of toying with the genre.
Rags to Riches Interplay Cam Winstanley 0.5 92 47 Too shallow and glib to offer any lasting appeal.
Global Domination Impressions Mark Gallear 0.5 92 69 A fair attempt at a multi-player strategy game.
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands SSI Phil South 1 93 73 A solid meaty game with no fat and lots to sink your teeth into. Graphics aren't bad either.
SimFarm Mindcraft Mark Gallear 1 94 74 One of the better economic sims around, but the farm setting won't appeal to all.
Yo! Joe! Hudson Soft Jonathan Davies 0.5 95 82 Not destined to be a huge hit, but it's good humour will definitely rub off on you.
Tesserae Gametek Jonathan Davies 0.5 95 21 This, like other puzzle games, fails to entertain.
Privateer Origin Phil South 1.5 96-97 79 The perfect sequel to Wing Commander, with a good balance between strategy and action.
Street Fighter 2 US Gold Gary Whitta 0.5 97 46 A predictable result, but a shame all the same.
Bram Stoker's Dracula Psygnosis Andy Butcher 0.5 98 70 Wolfenstein without the speed or the bloody big guns.
Lost in Time Coktel Vision Tim Norris 0.5 98 70 Plenty of puzzles and story, but needs a quick PC.
Kasparov’s Gambit Electronic Arts Tim Smith 0.5 99 81 A competent distraction for players of all levels.
Oscar Flair Stuart Campbell 0.5 99 48 Another poor PC platformer to add to our vast stack.
Speed Racer Accolade Andy Butcher 0.5 100 27 Quite possibly the worst full price PC game of '93.
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray Impressions Mark Gallear 0.5 100 75 The best campaign-based PC wargame to date.
Battle Chess CD Interplay Gary Whitta 0.5 102 65 Flashy and stylish, but ultimately rather shallow. For novices or the easily impressed only.
Lord of the Rings: Vol. I Interplay Phil South 0.5 102 46 Poor attempt to breath life into a standard game.
Dracula Unleashed Mindscape Phil South 0.5 103 69 Entertaining, and it shows the potential of video in PC games, but there's still some way to go.
Return to Zork Infocom Gary Whitta 0.5 103 53 Like watching a very bad movie, basically.
CJ's Elephant Antics Codemasters Andy Butcher 0.3 105 50 Delivers exactly what it promises.
Knights of the Sky Kixx XL Matt Bielby 0.3 105 70 Plenty of seat-of-the-pants fun, despite its age.
Links Kixx XL Gary Whitta 0.3 105 62 Not bad value, but looks better than it plays.
Night Shift Kixx XL Andy Butcher 0.3 106 50 Once highly regarded, now much less impressive
Merlin Digital Integration Gary Whitta 0.3 106 40 Really only about half an hour's fun, at most.
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation GBH Mark Gallear 0.3 106 52 Sim City in space, basically. Not bad value.

DiagnosticsEdit

Tornado - Survival Guide - 2¼ pages (108-110)

911 Emergency (110)

SystemsEdit

Games Gear - Simon Williams - 2 pages (112-113)

Desperate for the best PC set-up? Want to know what extras you should add to transform your system into the ultimate gameplaying machine? PC Gamer runs through the basics.

AdvertsEdit

Games

Magazines

Other

  • Orchid Soundwave 32 - 1 page (7)
  • Advanced Gravis - 1 page (51)
  • Action Replay - 2 pages (88-89)
  • T2: The Screensaver - 1 page (104)

Other CreditsEdit

Deputy Editor

Gary Whitta

Production Editor

Dan Goodleff

Staff Writer

Andy Butcher

American Editor

Neil West

Art Editor

Maryanne Booth

Designer

Jessica Bennett

Contributing Editors

Stuart Campbell, Jonathan Davies, Stuart Dinsey, Mark Gallear, Tim Norris, Rich Pelley, Mark Ramshaw, Tim Smith, Phil South, Paul Stephens, Simon Williams, Cam Winstanley

Contributor

Gary Penn, James Leach

Issue IndexEdit

PC Gamer Index
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1993                       PC Gamer Issue 1
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1994 PC Gamer Issue 2
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PC Gamer Issue 3
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PC Gamer Issue 4
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PC Gamer Issue 5
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PC Gamer Issue 6
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PC Gamer Issue 9
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PC Gamer Issue 11
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PC Gamer Issue 12
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PC Gamer Issue 13
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1995 PC Gamer Issue 14
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PC Gamer Issue 15
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