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This magazine was priced at £4.99 and released in October 2012.

InstallEdit

Everything you need to know about Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes - 2 pages (14-15)

Dead Island: Riptide - 1 page (16)

Your Shout - God of War: Ascension - 1 page (17)

"This is Sackboy's year"; Sales of PS3 Exclusives - (18)

Screenshots Blast; Mass Effect 4 Inbound; HD Grabber Face-Off - (19)

The Real-Life Juliet Starling - 1 page (21)

Play Says: Yes to New Ideas - Ian Dransfield - 1 page (22)

Instant Expert: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist - 1 page (23)

Top 5 Hated Characters (That you were supposed to hate) - 1 page (24)

The Anatomy of... Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning - 1 page (25)

Re:Play - 4 pages (26-29)

PreviewsEdit

Remember Me - 4 pages (32-35)

Includes developer Q&A

South Park: The Stick of Truth - 2 pages (36-37)

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - 2 pages (38-39)

Fuse - 2 pages (40-41)

Puppeteer - 1 page (42)

GRID 2 - 1 page (43)

Yakuza 5 - 2 pages (44-45)

Hitman: Absolution - 2 pages (46-47)

Far Cry 3 - 2 pages (48-49)

DmC (Devil May Cry) - 2 pages (50-51)

FeaturesEdit

Assassin's Creed III - The Definitive Verdict - 6 pages (6-11)

Includes Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

The Next Age of Final Fantasy - 6 pages (52-57)

Between Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix's famed franchise remains a powerful force in its genre - but has the series ticked off its fans a little too much recently? We chat to Square Enix's Naoki Yoshida about the upcoming console launch of its MMO and take a broader look at Final Fantasy's future...

Dead Space 3 - 6 pages (58-63)

Tomb Raider - 2 pages (64-65)

Interview: Brian Horton, Art Director

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Reviewer Pgs Pg No's Ove (%)
Dishonored Bethesda PS3 Sam White 4 68-71 92
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2K Games PS3 Ian Dransfield 4 72-75 94
Worms Collection Mastertronic PS3 Ashley Day 1 76 85
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Sega Vita Darran Jones 1 77 78
One Piece: Pirate Warriors Namco Bandai PS3 Ryan King 0.5 78 69
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted D3Publisher PS3 Ryan King 0.5 78 39
New Little King's Story Konami Vita Jay McGregor 1 80 70
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Focus PS3 Adam Barnes 0.5 81 55
NBA 2K13 2K Sports PS3 Ryan King 1 82 88
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants Kalypso Media PS3 Rhiannon Rees 0.5 83 54

PSN Reviews

Game Title Publisher Format Pg No's Ove (%)
Zen Pinball 2 Sony PS3 81 90
inFamous Collection Sony PS3 81 85
Double Dragon Neon WayForward PS3 81 37
Grand Theft Auto III Rockstar PS3 83 90
NiGHTS into Dreams... Sega PS3 83 75
Final Fantasy III Square Enix PSP 83 44

Play ExtraEdit

The Best PSOne Classics on Vita - 2 pages (84-85)

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Crash Team Racing, Final Fantasy VII, Silent Hill, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Metal Gear Solid

Retro on PSN... - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 1 page (86)

Never Coming to PSN #11 - Mad Maestro - (87)

We could have done without - Crime Life: Gang Wars - (87)

PS2 Classics Review - Red Faction 2 - (87)

Resident Evil 6 - How to find the Serpent Emblems - 2 pages (88-89)

AdvertsEdit

X360 Issue 88 - (79)

Other CreditsEdit

Deputy Editor

Samuel Roberts

Senior Designer

Andy Salter

Senior Staff Writer

Ian Dransfield

Sub Editor

Rebecca Richards

Head of Publishing

Aaron Asadi

Head of Design

Ross Andrews

Contributors

Adam Barnes, Ben Biggs, Daniel Cairns, Darran Jones, Ashley Day, Ryan King, Jay McGregor, Rhiannon Rees, Sam White, Ray Willmott

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