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

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Civ V grows its borders - Tom Senior - 1 1/2 pages (6-7)

Second expansion will add a new, more civlised way to win.

Saints Row 4 announced - Tom Senior - (9)

Knockabout sequel pits aliens against super-powered president.

Crowd-sourcing game development - Tom Francis - 1 page (10)

The Unity Asset Store is changing how games are made.

'Doing science' to Starcraft II - Tom Francis - (11)

An academic study into who would conquer the galaxy: Terran, Protoss or Zerg?

The Spy - 1 page (12)

Connection woes hits SimCity launch - Tom Senior - (13)

Servers fail to cope with busy first week.

Face Off: Game Designers: do they really suck? - Tom Francis & Chris Thursten - 1 page (14)

Special Report: The future of game AI - Rick Lane - 2 pages (18-19)

Three US-based developers are changing artificial intelligence for the better.

PreviewsEdit

Arma 3 - Craig Pearson - 4 pages (20-23)

Star Trek - Craig Owens - 2 pages (24-25)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - Marsh Davies - 1 page (26)

PlanetSide 2 - Chris Thursten - 2 pages (28-29)

World of Warplanes - Rich McCormick - 1 page (30)

Payday 2 - Marsh Davies - 2 pages (32-33)

Marvel Heroes - Chuck Osborn - 1 page (34)

Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm - Evan Lahti - 2 pages (36-37)

FeaturesEdit

Kingdom Come - Chris Thursten - 6 pages (40-45)

RuneScape 3 hands over control of one of the world's longest-running MMOs to its players.

Breaking the Cycle - Chris Thursten - 6 pages (50-55)

The Elder Scrolls Online adapts the sandbox RPG for a new age.

Out of Darkness - Nathan Ditum - 6 pages (56-61)

The return of Thief is a careful balancing act of respect and reinvention.

Send (Letters) - 2 pages (62-63)

PC Gamer Network: Play - 2 pages (64-65)

Giftageddon - Runescape & World of Warplanes - 2 pages (66-67)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
BioShock Infinite 2k Games Tom Francis 6 74-79 91
The Castle Doctrine Jason Rohrer Craig Pearson 2 80-81 50
Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Aksys Jon Blyth 1 82 85
Super House of Dead Ninjas Adult Swim Games Andy Kelly 0.5 83 78
Tomb Raider Square Enix Chris Thursten 4 84-87 75
Brutal Legend Double Fine Richard Cobbett 1 88 74
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Blizzard Rich McCormick 6 90-95 91
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 City Interactive Andy Kelly 2 96-97 49
SimCity Electronic Arts Tyler Wilde 4 100-103 69
March of the Eagles Paradox Interactive Tim Stone 1 104 80
Sword of the Stars: The Pit Kerberos Prod. Jon Morcom 0.5 105 73
The Bridge TQAG Marsh Davies 0.5 105 69
The Showdown Effect Paradox Interactive James Archer 2 106-107 70
The Banner Saga: Factions Stoic Studio James Archer 2 108-109 59
Mass Effect 3: Citadel Electronic Arts Tom Senior 1 110 90
Sleeping Dogs: Year of the Snake Square Enix Nathan Brown 0.5 111 68
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Rebellion Marsh Davies 0.5 111 50

Re-Releases

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
System Shock 2 GOG Jon Blyth 1 112 92
System Shock 2 GOG Jon Blyth 0.5 113 93
System Shock 2 GOG Jon Blyth 0.16 113 68
System Shock 2 GOG Jon Blyth 0.16 113 94
ArmA Gold Mastertronic Jon Blyth 0.16 113 74

The Hard StuffEdit

Gaming Mice - Dave James - 5 pages (115-119)

How to find the perfect gaming mouse for you.
Hardware Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Ballista MK-1 1 116 93
Ouroboros 0.5 117 76
Vengeance M65 0.5 117 90
MS-3 0.5 118 78
Level 10M 0.5 118 71
RAT 7 0.33 119 88
Naos 5000 0.33 119 82

Reviews

Hardware Title Type Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Cards 1 120 88
BenQ XL2411T Monitor 0.33 121 90
MSI GX60 Laptop 0.33 121 76
Enermax ELC 120-TA CPU Coolers 0.11 121 85
BeeWi BBH105 Headphones 0.11 121 80
Thermalright AXP-100 CPU Coolers 0.11 121 76

The PC Gamer Budget Rig - 1 page (122)

Installing Linux: a cautionary tale - Dave James - 1 page (124)

An alternative perspective on getting Linux to run on a gaming PC

Extra LifeEdit

Mastering the art of archery in Crysis 3 - Tom Senior - 1⅓ page (126-127)

Modding Skyrim - Chris Thursten - ⅔ page (127)

Trundling to victory in World of Tanks biggest beast - Rich McCormick - 1 page (128)

Attempting to get into Civilization V with mixed results - Tom Francis - ½ page (129)

Avoiding pitfalls in Antichamber battles - Marsh Davies - ½ page (129)

Top 10 Downloads - 4 pages (130-133)

Update: Supreme Commander has returned a changed game - Tom Francis - 2 pages (134-135)

How to... Set up the Linux version of Steam on your PC - Adam Oxford - 2 pages (136-137)

Reinstall: - Rise of Nations - Duncan Geere - 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, Craig Pearson, Adam Oxford, Chuck Osborn, Jonathan Morcam, Nathan Ditum, Nathan Brown, Rick Lane, Andy McGregor, Rose Brandle, Louise Hughes

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