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This magazine was dated August 2011 and priced at £5.99

MonitorEdit

How the PC invaded E3 - (1½ pages)

Treat your ears: get game soundtracks for free - (1 page)

Your next epic RPG - (⅔ page)

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Meet the YarrRPG - Risen 2: Dark Waters

Faceoff - Is it right to sell games still under development?

Free-to-play games arrive on steam

PreviewsEdit

Bioshock: Infinite - Graham Smith - (2 pages)

Far Cry 3 - Tom Francis - (2 pages)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Tom Francis - (2 pages)

XCOM - Tom Francis - (2 pages)

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 - Rich McCormick - (1 page)

Hitman: Absolution - Tom Francis - (2 pages)

Dead Island - Graham Smith - (2 pages)

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Graham Smith - (1 page)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Tom Francis - (1 page)

Metro: Last Light - Dan Griliopoulos - (2 pages)

Arma 3 - Rich McCormick - (2 pages)

King Arthur II - Graham Smith - (2 pages)

FeaturesEdit

Special Report - 72 hours to make a game from scratch - Matthew Kumar - (2 pages)

Cover Feature - Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graham Smith - (6 pages)

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Tim Edwards - (4 pages)

The Shootout - Tim Edwards - (4 pages)

How Battlefield 3 demolished Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at E3.

The New Online Heroes - Richard Cobbett - (4 pages)

After seven years at the top, is World of Warcraft's reign about to end?

Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, The Secret World, Warhammer 40,000 Dark Millennium Online, Tera, Firefall, Salem, Glitch, Defiance, World of Planes

The Hard StuffEdit

Carmack on the PC's future

Hardware bundles: are they worth it? - Adam Oxford - (1 page)

How to start PC gaming on your TV - Adam Oxford - (2 pages)

Group Test - Motherboards - (5 pages)

Top Scorer - Z68 Pro 3 - 90%

ReviewsEdit

GamesEdit

Editor's Choice awards in bold

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Verdict %
Duke Nukem Forever 2K Games Rich McCormick 4 29
Hunted: The Demon's Forge Bethesda Richard Cobbett 2 68
Capsized Alientrap Games Dan Griliopoulos 1 86
The Sims 3: Generations Electronic Arts Dan Stapleton ½ 83
Beep Big Fat Alien Rachel Weber ½ 68
Terraria Re-Logic Tom Senior 1 79
Frozen Synapse Mode 7 Games Tom Francis 2 89
Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den 2K Games Tom Francis 1 81
Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts Bethesda Dan Stapleton ½ 69
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Disney Richard Cobbett ½ 63
Vertex Dispenser Smestorp Limited Tom Francis 1 64
Mythos Hanbitsoft Tom Senior 2 43
Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy Battlefront.com Tim Stone 4 80
B.U.T.T.O.N. Copenhagen Game Productions Tom Senior 1 75
Alice: Madness Returns Electronic Arts Logan Decker 82
The First Templar Lucas Sullivan 1/6 63
Battle Slots Lucas Sullivan 1/6 78
Pride of Nations Paradox Tim Gladstone 2 79

Re-ReleasesEdit

Reviews by Jon Blyth

Game Title Publisher Pages Rating
Heroes of Might and Magic Collection Mastertronic 1 80
AI War Bundle Arcen Games ½ 87
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, Director's Cut Good Old Games 1/6 88
Heroes Over Europe Ubisoft 1/6 63
Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles Mastertronic 1/6 38

UpdateEdit

Tom Senior charts the highs and lows of Rift's first major world event. - (2 pages)

Reinstall - Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - Tom Francis - (2 pages)

Free GiftsEdit

Other CreditsEdit

Intern

Tom Senior

Contributors

Kim Richards, Christian Donlan, Tom Hatfield, Andy Ounsted, Cormac Jordan

Group Art Editor

Graham Dalzell

Creative Director

Robin Abbott

Editorial Director

Jim Douglas

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