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PC Gamer

Mar 01 2021
Magazine

In addition to a great visual design, PC Gamer focuses more on communities, user-made content and of course the big-name games we know and love! Each issue also offers exclusive previews and insightful features to make sure you're at the top of your game. Delivering authoritative, honest, informative and entertaining reviews, PC Gamer is the ultimate buyer’s guide. ****Note: This digital edition does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies. However if you take out an annual subscription and opt-in to hear from us we will send you any gift codes featured in-mag via email after your new issues become available for download****

“PERSONAL COMPUTERS GIVE US PERSONAL EXPERIENCES”

The PC Gamer team

BEHIND THE MASK • RAZER moves from PC to PPE

FAREWELL, CS:GO BOTS

AUTOMATA’S FINAL SECRET

MAC’S SIMS 4 PALETTE

Highs & Lows

The Spy • BUT WHO WATCHES THE SPY?

This month in… 2011

Talking heads

SHIP OF DREAMS • Before Cameron’s Titanic, a game let you explore the doomed vessel

SHIP MANIFEST • The passenger and crew of the RMS Titanic

FIRST CONTACT • Three inspirations that hatched XCOM

LORD OF CHAOS • How XCOM’s JULIAN GOLLOP improved on the board games he loved

DETECTIVE AGENCY • The story of Irrational, the studio that shut down to rediscover its roots

RATION PACK • A guide to some great games from former Bioshock devs

GROUNDED • Finally, a survival game with good bugs

RUINARCH • Heard of god games? How about a devil game instead?

HARDSPACE: SHIPBREAKER • Heavy lifting is a joy in zero gravity

TAINTED GRAIL: CONQUEST • A goat-man and the Grim Reaper walk into a bar…

GLOOMHAVEN • The acclaimed fantasy board game steps onto PC’s hex

HALF-LIFE 2

RAISING THE BAR • The subtle, hands-off storytelling of HALF-LIFE 2 is still hard to beat.

BIG CITY • Key locations in City 17

FALLING IN LOVE • LEMMINGS still haunts my nightmares almost three decades later.

WHITE WILDERNESS • Four of the absolute worst Lemming’s levels

FOUND IN SPACE • How the terror and tenacity of EVE ONLINE changed my life.

LIFE IN SPACE • Five career paths you can take in EVE Online

BUILD ME UP • The joys of creation and destruction in SIMCITY 2000.

SIM-OFFS • SimCity 2000’s many spin-offs

BROUGHT 2 LIFE • How LEFT 4 DEAD cured a toxic LAN environment.

LORE 4 READ • Some of the best comics based on Valve’s excellent games

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION • 30 years of wonders and wars

THE GREATEST INFLUENCER • PC gaming would look very different without CIVILIZATION.

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS • Pretending to be Pixar in 3D MOVIE MAKER, Microsoft’s weird 1995 animation studio for kids.

BREAKOUT ROLES • 3D Movie Maker featured some big debuts

CROWN JEWEL • CONQUESTS OF CAMELOT proved Sierra adventure games could grow beyond goofy parody.

CONQUESTS OF THE LONGBOW

PIXEL PUSHERS PAST • The graphics cards that helped define PC gaming.

Dave’s fave from the grave

Unreal World • Two years on, EPIC GAMES STORE is still a golden ticket for developers and irresistible bait for gamers.

A GALAXY NOT SO FAR AWAY • Gather your launchers

UPCOMING HITS • Epic’s pursuit of exclusives seems to be slowing down in 2021, but there are some standout games that you won’t find anywhere else

HOW WE REVIEW

OUR SCORING SYSTEM EXPLAINED

Score!

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

This month’s elusive but deadly reviewers…

RAVEON • IO Interactive gets experimental with HITMAN...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 132 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: Mar 01 2021

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: February 3, 2021

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Tech & Gaming

Languages

English

In addition to a great visual design, PC Gamer focuses more on communities, user-made content and of course the big-name games we know and love! Each issue also offers exclusive previews and insightful features to make sure you're at the top of your game. Delivering authoritative, honest, informative and entertaining reviews, PC Gamer is the ultimate buyer’s guide. ****Note: This digital edition does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies. However if you take out an annual subscription and opt-in to hear from us we will send you any gift codes featured in-mag via email after your new issues become available for download****

“PERSONAL COMPUTERS GIVE US PERSONAL EXPERIENCES”

The PC Gamer team

BEHIND THE MASK • RAZER moves from PC to PPE

FAREWELL, CS:GO BOTS

AUTOMATA’S FINAL SECRET

MAC’S SIMS 4 PALETTE

Highs & Lows

The Spy • BUT WHO WATCHES THE SPY?

This month in… 2011

Talking heads

SHIP OF DREAMS • Before Cameron’s Titanic, a game let you explore the doomed vessel

SHIP MANIFEST • The passenger and crew of the RMS Titanic

FIRST CONTACT • Three inspirations that hatched XCOM

LORD OF CHAOS • How XCOM’s JULIAN GOLLOP improved on the board games he loved

DETECTIVE AGENCY • The story of Irrational, the studio that shut down to rediscover its roots

RATION PACK • A guide to some great games from former Bioshock devs

GROUNDED • Finally, a survival game with good bugs

RUINARCH • Heard of god games? How about a devil game instead?

HARDSPACE: SHIPBREAKER • Heavy lifting is a joy in zero gravity

TAINTED GRAIL: CONQUEST • A goat-man and the Grim Reaper walk into a bar…

GLOOMHAVEN • The acclaimed fantasy board game steps onto PC’s hex

HALF-LIFE 2

RAISING THE BAR • The subtle, hands-off storytelling of HALF-LIFE 2 is still hard to beat.

BIG CITY • Key locations in City 17

FALLING IN LOVE • LEMMINGS still haunts my nightmares almost three decades later.

WHITE WILDERNESS • Four of the absolute worst Lemming’s levels

FOUND IN SPACE • How the terror and tenacity of EVE ONLINE changed my life.

LIFE IN SPACE • Five career paths you can take in EVE Online

BUILD ME UP • The joys of creation and destruction in SIMCITY 2000.

SIM-OFFS • SimCity 2000’s many spin-offs

BROUGHT 2 LIFE • How LEFT 4 DEAD cured a toxic LAN environment.

LORE 4 READ • Some of the best comics based on Valve’s excellent games

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION • 30 years of wonders and wars

THE GREATEST INFLUENCER • PC gaming would look very different without CIVILIZATION.

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS • Pretending to be Pixar in 3D MOVIE MAKER, Microsoft’s weird 1995 animation studio for kids.

BREAKOUT ROLES • 3D Movie Maker featured some big debuts

CROWN JEWEL • CONQUESTS OF CAMELOT proved Sierra adventure games could grow beyond goofy parody.

CONQUESTS OF THE LONGBOW

PIXEL PUSHERS PAST • The graphics cards that helped define PC gaming.

Dave’s fave from the grave

Unreal World • Two years on, EPIC GAMES STORE is still a golden ticket for developers and irresistible bait for gamers.

A GALAXY NOT SO FAR AWAY • Gather your launchers

UPCOMING HITS • Epic’s pursuit of exclusives seems to be slowing down in 2021, but there are some standout games that you won’t find anywhere else

HOW WE REVIEW

OUR SCORING SYSTEM EXPLAINED

Score!

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

This month’s elusive but deadly reviewers…

RAVEON • IO Interactive gets experimental with HITMAN...


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