This magazine was released in November 2007 and cost £3.99.

Total NewsEdit

Next-generation gaming goes mainstream - 1⅓ pages (8-9)

NVIDIA 8800GT graphics card heralds a new age of affordable DirectX 10 performance.

Dimension gun is a hole lotta fun (9)

Portal gun comes to Half-Life 2

Gamer's mini-marvel has LANded (9)

Shuttle's small form factor PCs punch well above their weight.

Is online gaming dying a death... (10)

...or has the demise of MMO been grossly exaggerated?

This month we love... Steve Ballmer's big mouth (11)

Games for Windows Live can't match Steam power (11)

All new update fails to top free alternatives


David Braben Interview - Dan Howdle - 2 pages (12-13)

Columns - 1 page (14)

"In-Game Ads Work" - Lara Crigger
Why You Gamers Are Right - Kelly Wand


Empire: Total War - Exclusive screens and developer interview - Ben Biggs - 6 pages (20-25)

Assassin's Creed - Developer interview - 4 pages (26-29)

Lost - New screens - Ben Biggs - 1 page (30)

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - New Screens - David Crookes - 1 page (31)

The Club - Exclusive screens - Ben Biggs - 1 page (32)

Empire Earth III - Playtest - Craig Gilmore - 1 page (33)

Universe at War: Earth Assault - Playtest - Ian Morris - 2 pages (34-35)


The Complete History of World of Warcraft - Alex Handy and Jason McMasters - 6 pages (40-45)

Mod Report - 2 pages (78-79)

Weapons of Mass Destruction - 4 pages (100-103)

Ever wondered how your favourite in-game weapons would fare in a real-world ruck? TPCG picks ten of the best and asks a specially selected panel of experts.



Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict
Gears of War Microsoft Ben Biggs 6 46-51 9
The Witcher Atari David Crookes 2 52-53 8
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision Matt Powell 4 54-57 9
Clive Barker's Jericho Codemasters Spanner 2 58-59 7
Hellgate: London Electronic Arts Oliver Mather 4 60-63 8
TimeShift Vivendi Craig Gilmore 2 64-65 7
Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation Ascaron Ben Biggs 0.33 68 6
Escape from Paradise City Ascaron Matt Powell 0.67 68 6
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 Electronic Arts James Rundle 0.33 69 5
FIFA 08 Electronic Arts James Rundle 0.67 69 6
World in Conflict Sierra Ben Biggs 1 70 9
Requital Excalibur Matt Powell 0.67 71 5
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer Atari Ben Biggs 0.33 71 7
Bone: The Great Cow Race Telltale Ben Biggs 0.33 74 7
The Ship Focus Ben Biggs 0.67 74 8
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown Ubisoft Ben Biggs 0.67 75 6
Silent Hunter III Ubisoft Ben Biggs 0.33 75 7
Fastcrawl Pawleyscape Ben Biggs 0.67 76 8
Chocolate Castle Lexaloffle Ben Biggs 0.33 76 7
Nethergate: Resurrection Spiderweb Ben Biggs 0.67 77 7
Immortal Defense Studio Eres Ben Biggs 0.33 77 6


Gears of War

Stomps all over the 360 version - GOW PC's longevity means its a bargain for PC gamers.

The Witcher

Gripping, deep and full of action. Pulled in by the first cut scene, you'll stick with it until the bitter end.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

A brief but stunning single-player mode is fleshed out by the scope of multiplayer. Absolutely riveting.

Clive Barker's Jericho

Breathtaking, cinematic horror that, for once, doesn't torture the FPS genre with cliched shoc tactics.

Hellgate: London

A few rough edges, but at heart a proficient action RPG offering multiple gameplay experiences.


It's unoriginal, but TimeShift still works due to excellent action, awesome visuals and insane set pieces.

Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation

Nival has done no harm to its reputation for a quality budget ttile here.

Escape from Paradise City

Intriguing idea but the pace is sluggish and its concept hasnt been fully exploited.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

As a golfing game it works but it's just another clone with nothing new to offer.


FIFA improves its formula but it still lacks the vitality of its console counterparts.

World in Conflict

Definitely one of the best real-time strategies we've played this year.


Sub-par presentation, but there is fun to be had in its generic bandit-bashing.

Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer

No prizes for innovation or originality, but this is no slouch of an expansion pack.

Bone: The Great Cow Race

Quality rather than quantity, but this will provide you with ten hours of fun.

The Ship

The Ship is cutting-edge in terms of genre, gameplay and delivery.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

A solid muliplayer experience marred by a broken single-player game.

Silent Hunter III

The battles just about make the time you spend trawling the ocean worthwhile.


Exactly what else were you going to do with that lunchbreak anyway?

Chocolate Castle

It's tasty, addictive, nutrition-free and too much of it will make you sick.

Nethergate: Resurrection

Look past the visuals and clunky interface to find a rewarding experience.

Immortal Defense

It's bizarre, but Immortal Desire will entertain some, even if it's short-lived.

MMO WorldsEdit

Spawn Point (News)Edit

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - (82-83)

The latest on its innovative combat system and campaign structure

Gods & Heroes is canned - (83)

Developer Perpetual blames 'lofty and ambitious goals' for the fall of the Roman empire.

Fists in Fury - (83)

PvP-focused MMO offers unique tactical abilities to spellcasters.

City of Heroes - (84)

Massively multiplayer role-playing games, Batman!

LOTOR: Could it be a WOW killer? - (85)

Classic Battles - EVE Online - (86)


World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Chris Reynolds - 2 pages (88-89)

EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark - Jason McMasters - 1 page (90)

Pirates of the Caribbean Online - Alex Handy - 1 page (91)


Tabula Rasa - Ian Morris - 2⅔ pages (92-95)

Richard Garriott Interview - Lara Crigger - 1⅓ pages (93-95)



Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict
Guild Wars: Eye of the North NCsoft April Madden 1 96 7
Bounty Bay Online Yusho/Frogster Ian Morris 1 97 2


Guild Wars: Eye of the North

A brilliant expansion pack, designed for hardcore fans

Bounty Bay Online

Rushing translation and making it unplayable is unforgivable.


Group TestEdit

Gaming Cases - Matt Powell - 7 pages (104-110)

Case Manufacturer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict
Stacker RC-832 Coolermaster 1 106 9
Nine Hundred Antec 1 107 8
GT1000 Z-Machine Zalman 1 108 7
V1200 Plus II Lian Li 1 109 9


Hardware Type Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict
Asus G2SC Laptop Matt Powell 2 112-113 7
Kobalt Apache VI PC Matt Tuffin 2 114-115 9
Beast Taurus PC Russell Barnes 2 116-117 7
Abit IP35 Pro Motherboard Ben Miles 1 118 9
Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System Controller Matt Powell 1 119 8
Commodore XX PC Matt Powell 1 120 3
Razer Diamondback 3G Gaming Mouse Mouse Ben Miles 0.67 123 7
Enermax Infinit 720W SLI PSU Ben Miles 0.33 123 8
IZ3D 22-Inch Monitor Monitor Matt Powell 0.67 125 4
Asus Physx P1 Physics Processor Matt Powell 0.33 125 7
Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse Mouse Ben Biggs 0.67 127 8
Cyborg Rumble Gamepad Controller Ben Biggs 0.33 127 7

Build a Rig - 2 pages (128-129)


System Shock 2 - Matt Powell - 1½ pages (132-133)

The Making of Duke Nukem 3D - Alexander Gambotto-Burke - 4 pages (134-137)

Cult Classic: Portal - Matt Powell - 1 page (139)

Emulator Expose - Commodore Amiga 500 - Craig Grannell - 2 pages (140-141)

Other CreditsEdit

Associate Editor

Russell Barnes

Group Art Editor

Ross Andrews

Art Editor

James Davies

Senior Designer

Andy Salter

Reviews Editor

Matt Powell

Staff Writer

Ben Biggs

Sub Editors

Julie Easton, Sarah Slee


Mike Anderiesz, Lara Crigger, David Crookes, Craig Gilmore, Craig Grannell, Alex Handy, Adam Harrold, Dan Howdle, April Madden, Oliver Mather, Jason McMasters, Ben Miles, Ian Morris, Chris Reynolds, James Rundle, Lesley Smith, Spanner, Matt Tuffin, Kelly Wand

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