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This magazine was dated April 2013 and priced at £5.99.

MonitorEdit

Torment returns - Chris Thursten - 1½ pages (6-7)

Spiritual sequel to the legendary Planescape: Torment gears up for a Kickstarter campaign.

Wreck-It Ralph is a victory for gaming - Tom Francis - 1 page (8-9)

Disney's latest snimated movie is a much-needed love letter to videogames

Incoming: The Year Ahead - 1 page (10-11)

The Spy - 1 page (12)

Mod brings VR to Half-Life 2 - Tom Senior - (13)

DIY virtual reality gear leads the charge

Special Report: Running out of Gas - Tom Francis - 2 pages (14-15)

Gas Powered's bankruptcy scare shows brutality of mid-budget game market.

PreviewsEdit

Wildstar - Chris Thursten - 4 pages (16-19)

Wargame: AirLand Battle - Craig Pearson - 2 pages (20-21)

East vs. West - Graham Smith - 1 page (22)

Command & Conquer - Craig Pearson - 2 pages (24-25)

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Jon Blyth - 1 page (26)

Europa Universalis IV - Graham Smith - 1 page (28)

GRID 2 - Craig Owens - 2 pages (30-31)

Death Inc - Phil Savage - 1 page (32)

FeaturesEdit

Into the Wilds - Tom Senior - 6 pages (36-41)

Bigger and bloodier, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt strives to become the best dark fantasy RPG ever.

Ship Shape - Craig Owens - 4 pages (44-47)

Get your swashes buckling and timbers shivering in anticipation of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Clash and Burn - Tom Francis - 4 pages (48-51)

Playing Divinity: Dragon Commander reveals a complex mix of politics, strategy, tactics and action.

Make your games last longer - Richard Cobbett - 6 pages (52-57)

Forty of Steam Workshop's greatest mods for your favourite games, installed with a single click.

Giftageddon - PlanetSide 2 - 1 page (66)

Send (Letters) - 2 pages (68-69)

PC Gamer Network: Play - 2 pages (70-71)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Dead Space 3 Electronic Arts Nathan Ditum 4 76-79 80
Impire Paradox Interactive Cassandra Khaw 2 80-81 63
Scribblenauts Unlimited Warner Bros James Archer 1 82 76
Proteus Twisted Tree Tom Senior 1 84 76
Fieldrunners 2 Subatomic Studios Jon Morcom 0.5 85 83
10,000,000 EightyEightGames Rick Lane 0.5 85 74
Skulls of the Shogun Microsoft Nathan Brown 1 86 77
Antichamber Alexander Bruce David Valjalo 1 88 82
Teleglitch Tael & Aedma Phil Savage 1 90 84
Richard & Alice Denby/Raze Craig Owens 0.5 91 75
Crysis 3 Electronic Arts Evan Lahti 6 92-97 81
Aliens: Colonial Marines Sega Chris Thursten 4 100-103 48
No Time to Explain Tiny Build Games Richard Cobbett 1 104 43
Anodyne Analgesic Prod. Tom Sykes 1 106 84
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Sega Ben Griffin 0.5 107 85
Retrovirus Cadenza Interactive Matt Thrower 0.5 107 74
Dungeonland Paradox Interactive Cassandra Khaw 1 108 70
A Valley Without Wind 2 Arcen Games Ben Griffin 0.5 109 58
Bientot l'ete Tale of Tales Marsh Davies 0.5 109 57
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn Bethesda Chris Livingston 1 110 88
Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt 2k Games Andy Kelly 0.5 111 70
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier: Raven Strike Ubisoft Jon Morcom 0.5 111 75

Re-Releases

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Leisure Suit Larry: Greatest Hits and Misses! Sierra Jon Blyth 1 112 45
Evil Genius Sierra Jon Blyth 0.5 113 88
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Mastertronic Jon Blyth 0.16 113 90
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload GOG.com Jon Blyth 0.16 113 79
Off-World Resource Base GOG.com Jon Blyth 0.16 113 69

The Hard StuffEdit

SSD's - Dave James - 5 pages (115-119)

Prices are steadily dropping but which SSD is worth your cash?
Hardware Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
OCZ Vector 1 116 93
Samsung 840 0.5 117 79
Corsair Neutron GTX 0.5 117 85
SanDisk Ultra Plus 0.5 118 90
OCZ Vertex 4 0.5 118 87
Intel 330 Series 0.33 119 75
Toshiba HG5 0.33 119 74

Reviews

Hardware Title Type Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Sapphire HD 7870 2GB XT Graphics Card 1 120 91
MSI Z77 MPower Motherboard 0.33 121 88
Cooler Master Seidon 120M Fan 0.33 121 89
Mad Catz Freq 5 Headphones 0.11 121 71
Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 16GB Memory 0.11 121 86
Shogun Bros Ballista MK-1 Mouse 0.11 121 93

The PC Gamer Budget Rig - 1 page (122)

The battle for your living room - Dave James - 1 page (124)

It's Nvidia vs Valve as the Steam Box butts heads with Project Shield.

Extra LifeEdit

"I grab the Drake Sword with both hands and leap after them" - Chris Thursten - 1⅓ pages (126-127)

Making friends and impaling people in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die

"I've turned my fists into flaming balls of rock and I'm punching" - Tom Senior - ⅔ page (127)

The absurdity of Devil May Cry's boss battles.

"My latest discovery is a can gun: it's a gun made from a can" - Tom Francis - 1 page (128)

Tom gets himself into a tight spot in indie survival horror Teleglitch.

"My rival is called 'Starbuck-Man'" - Evan Lahti - ½ page (129)

Evan meets his nemesis in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

"It made me realise how much fun I can have when I'm losing" - TJ Hafer - ½ page (129)

TJ is still trying to beat FTL, and doesn't really mind.

Top 10 Downloads - 4 pages (130-133)

Update: Good Morrow - Richard Cobbett - 2 pages (134-135)

Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 adds polish to Wardenfell.

How to...Know your strengths and pick the right hero in DotA 2 - Duncan Geere - 2 pages (136-137)

Mastering the fine art of creating a balanced team.

Reinstall: Imperalism 2 - Tim Stone - 2 pages (138-139)

Diary: Playing the Game of Thrones - Rich McCormick - 4 pages (140-143)

Staying alive in Crusader Kings II Westeros.

Must Play - 1 page (144)

External LinksEdit

You may be able to get this issue from Future Publishing for a very limited time. Otherwise it should be available digitally at Zinio and Apple Newstand

Other CreditsEdit

Associate Editor

Rich McCormick

Production Editor

Tony Ellis

Section Editor

Tom Francis

Web Editor

Marsh Davies

Art Editors

Tom Strike, Julian Dace

News Editor

Tom Senior

Video Editor

Chris Thursten

Contributors

Tim Stone, Richard Cobbett, Dave James, David Lyttleton, Jon Blyth, Andy Kelly, Craig Owens, Duncan Geere, James Archer, Phil Savage, David Valjalo, Ben Griffin, Evan Lahti, TJ Hafer, Jonathan Morcam, Matthew Thrower, Nathan Brown, Nathan Ditum, Tom Sykes, Andy McGregor, Rick Lane, Cassandra Khaw

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