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PC Gamer presents: The Complete PC Gamer Reviews Guide, out now

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Introducing The PC Complete PC Gamer Reviews Guide! This weighty 148 tome of judgement holds no less than 4,728 reviews from PC Gamer long history, from classics like Half-Life, Minecraft and Skyrim to stinkers like Big Brother and (dare I even speak its name) Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. From 1% to 96%, from shooters to strategies to sims, we've assembled twenty years worth of verdicts into one indispensable almanac - the ultimate buyer's guide and a celebration of PC Gamer's heritage rolled into one mag.

The Complete PC Gamer Reviews Guide is out now. For £9.99, you can order your physical copy through My Favourite Magazines or, for £6.99, download it to your iPad/iPhone via the PC Gamer App. Read on for a list of just a few of the thousands of reviews you'll find inside.


PC Gamer UK July issue: Dota 2

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Dota 2's Windrunner leads the charge on our cover this month in PC Gamer UK issue 254. We visited Bellevue to get inside development at Valve HQ as the Dota community prepares for The International tournament and Dota 2's long-awaited launch. Dota can be baffling to the uninitiated, but with a bit of knowledge anyone can enjoy the spectacle, chaos and depth of competitive play. That's why, in addition to our six page preview, we've created a six page guide to watching Dota 2 that will help demystify this fast-moving and famously complex esport.

But that's not all, of course. We've also taken an early look at The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, revisited some of the great old sim games kept alive by their amazing communities and put to paper Rich and Graham's two-year 300+ game Fifa rivalry. That's as well as our normal brace of previews, reviews and more. The issue is available now via the App Store, Google Play or Zinio. If you prefer the weight of a glossy tome in your hands, you can subscribe to get each issue delivered to your door. Read on to find out what else lies within.


PC Gamer US issue #237: The 25 Greatest Shooters of All Time

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From PlanetSide to Quake to Team Fortress, the current issue of PC Gamer US is locked and loaded to count down the 25 Greatest Shooters of All Time. Plus, we bring you our review of a brand new Eastern European dystopian shooter with mutants—Metro: Last Light—and invite you to Reinstall a classic Eastern European dystopian shooter with mutants—S.T.A.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl.


PC Gamer UK June issue: Company of Heroes 2

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What a scowl! There are only two ways to hone a scowl like that. A) browse the Daily Mail for 15 seconds or B) take a leadership position in the Red Army in Stalingrad during World War 2. The gentleman on our cover this month represents the latter, having just emerged angry and sweaty from the ballistic single player campaign for Company of Heroes 2. We've played it for five hours and can't wait to tell you all about it in our six page preview. We're also gifting readers codes for Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, the standalone expansion for Company of Heroes 1 worth £10.

There's lots more inside of course. This month we've also got a first-hand account of what it's like to run a clan from our man John Strike. Rich strains his sanity as he delves even deeper into Dark Souls, we get an early peek at Amnesia: Machine for Pigs and much more besides. So much more that I'm going to give in and just put it in a nice readable list for you below. The issue is available now via the App Store, Google Play or Zinio. If you prefer your words scored into pulp, you can subscribe to get each issue delivered to your door.


Win StarCraft II goodies and a GeForce GTX 670 in PC Gamer UK 252

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It's finally summer - or something like it - and that means its time to find brilliant reasons to stay inside and order tiny spacemen about. That's why we're giving away a bundle of StarCraft II collectors' editions and a NVidia GeForce card with PC Gamer UK issue 252, on shelves now.


PC Gamer UK May issue: Runescape

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The barbrous Hoary McCrabFist joins a couple of glowing mages on our May cover as we delve into the curious world of veteran MMO, Runescape. Over its twelve year history, Runescape has vaulted the 2D/3D divide, amassed zillions of players and fostered a diverse and passionate community, and all from an internet browser. In this month's MMO special, we visit developers Jagex to gain an insight into the game's past and discuss their plans for the future.

Some MMO devs would give their left arm (to a crab) for Runescape's longevity. The Elder Scrolls Online faces a tricky challenge reconciling the Scrolls fans' RPG expectations with the MMO format, but Zenimax Online Studios also have their own ideas for pushing the genre forward as we discover in our six page preview feature.

Not into MMOs? Fear not. We've got a six-page first look at Thief 3, reinvigorated Supreme Commander, revisited Rise of Nations and much more. The mag also includes entry into the World of Warplanes closed beta and 14 days of free Runescape membership. The issue is available now via the App Store, Google Play or Zinio. If you prefer your words on trees, you can subscribe to get each issue delivered to your door.


PC Gamer UK April issue: The Witcher 3

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Spring seems reluctant to arrive this year. Is it because of the increasingly erratic meteorological conditions resulting from climate change? Or is it because of FROST GIANTS?!?! We know what we think, and no vast body of evidence and scientific consensus is going to convince us otherwise - particularly not now that we've gone and featured such a mythic beast as the cover star of issue 251 of PC Gamer UK. He's one of the many gruesome gribblies you might encounter in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, to which we've dedicated a massive preview. There's lots more besides: we get on board with Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, voyage to the edge of known space in Wildstar and screech through the skies in Divinity: Dragon Commander.

All that AND the mag comes with £8 worth of PlanetSide 2 items!

Issue 251 should be on shelves today, but you can nab it from the App Store, Google Play and Zinio too. Of course, you could always subscribe and get each issue delivered to your door! Hit the jump to see the exclusive subs cover to fully appreciate the majesty of our new ice-dwelling overlord. Then discover what other treats await: news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, tech tests and much more!


PC Gamer UK March issue: Total War: Rome 2

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It's Valentine's day! And to celebrate, we've released a new issue of the excellent PC Gamer magazine! Indeed, there can be few things more romantic, more stirring than issue 250 of PCG UK, with its cover image of a grizzled man squatting menacingly in a forest, while a look of pure wrath - or possibly simple constipation - contorts his weathered features into a chilling snarl. Woah woah woah - stop taking off your pants. It's hard to resist, I know, but before you get all amorous, wait to hear what else is on offer in this perfumed boudoir of an issue. You don't want it to be over too soon, do you?

Issue 250 should be on shelves today and is HALF PRICE if you nab it from either Zinio or the App store before the end of this month. Of course, you could always subscribe and get each issue delivered to your door! Hit the jump to see the exclusive subs cover, and stare deeply into Pooping Barbarian Man's gimlet eyes. Then discover what other treats await: news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, tech tests and a picture of Chris Thursten looking sexy on a horse.


Subscribe to PC Gamer UK and get a Rage ST headset worth £30

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This website isn't the only way to ingest the world's finest writing on PC gaming, you know. Subscribe to PC Gamer's papery incarnation here in the UK, and you'll receive a hefty wad of perspicacious previews, ruminative reviews, fulsome features and more, all conveniently sandwiched between two lustrous covers. And if you sign up by UK direct debit, you'll not only snag the mag for less then you'd pay in the shops, but you'll also get a Rage ST gaming headset worth £30.

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PC Gamer UK February issue: Bioshock Infinite

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The evenings may finally be getting lighter, but the Frost Giants who rule this frigid land have yet to be driven back into the icy lairs. If this was the floating city of Columbia (as seen in the spectacular story-driven shooter Bioshock Infinite, this month's cover-star) we'd simply quaff the pyrokinetic vigor known as the Devil's Kiss and turn them into Puddle Giants instead. Alas, we must resort to the meagre compensation provided by thermal underwear and sneaky swigs from a hip flask while the editor isn't looking. But at least we can all settle down with the latest issue of PC Gamer and vicariously experience the blue skies and gruesome immolations of Bioshock Infinite through Tom Francis' gigantic hands-on feature.


PC Gamer US issue #236: Neverwinter, plus an exclusive in-game item

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The next issue of PC Gamer US features an exclusive hands-on with Neverwinter, modern successor to BioWare's classic RPG. We visited Cryptic Studios to get direct impressions on the ambitious free-to-play return of one of our favorite PC games. Look inside for a full reveal of the issue, and for a look at the four exclusive, collectible subscriber covers.


PC Gamer magazine now available to buy through Google Play

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Good news, iPhobic fans of digital paper: you can now buy PC Gamer for your Android phone or tablet via the Google Play store. And not just PCG but a host of other mags too, including the likes of Edge, T3, Total Film and even Crochet Today.

For the moment, this is UK only, but soon our words will sweep into the US, Canadian and Aussie Google Play stores, too.


PC Gamer UK Christmas issue: Firefall

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Can you hear the sleigh bells jingling, jingling, jingling and reminding you of the impending hell of Christmas shopping? The impatient throngs of miserable people! The life-sapping chill of the wind! Every tinsel-throttled street haunted by the dread spectres of Cliff Richard and Noddy Holder! Instead, why not pick up the latest issue of PC Gamer UK and settle down by the fire - or should I say, Firefall? I should! For it is our cover star - and its open world jump-pack action is a guiding light to eSports and MMO fans even in these dark times.

What's more you get a free beta code to Firefall with the mag! Christmas has indeed come early; every single page of the magazine is a gift in itself.

Issue 247 should be on shelves today and will be available digitally soon. There's also always the option to subscribe and get each issue delivered to your door, earlier and for less money! Sweet. Hit the jump to see the exclusive subs cover, and discover what other treats await: news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, tech tests and more!


PC Gamer UK December issue: The Future of Minecraft

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The winter nights have cast their frosty pall across the land. What's that shadowy shape lurching through the gloom? With its dark square eyes! With its grimacing maw! But, don't fear the Creeper. This green and grisly ghoul stars on the wallet for our spectacular December issue, which is packed with insider knowledge on Mojang's blockbuster indie hit Minecraft - its past, its future, and all the other projects simmering behind the scenes at the House of Notch.

One of which is the clever card-battler Scrolls - and we're giving that away free with the mag! And not only that: we'll be giving away access to the mech-wrecking Hawken beta, too. Blimey.

Issue 246 is on shelves this Friday and will be available digitally soon. There's also always the option to subscribe and get each issue delivered to your door, earlier and for less money! Sweet. Hit the jump to see the exclusive subs cover, and discover what other treats await: news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, tech tests and more!


PC Gamer UK November issue: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

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The leaves tumble from their branches, frosty fronds etch car bonnets in the cool hours of the morning, and highstreet shops prematurely fill their shelves with tinselly tat. Yes, winter approaches. But fear not those long dark hours! We bring you issue 245 of PC Gamer to warm and illuminate with stories of giant war robots, jump-pack powered interstellar pioneers and more!

On the cover this month is one of the hirsute kung-fu masters from World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. We have a whopping eight page feature on Blizzard's long-running monster MMORPG, with 50 tips to help you squeeze the most awesome from its latest expansion. Hot on its heels is our huge Planetside 2 guide, talking you through the Auraxian battlegrounds and most hectic hotspots. And if you weren't yet convinced that playing together was the best way to stay warm this winter, we follow that up with our 15 favourite co-op games of all time. Oh, and then we just straight out give you one of them, in the form of a Steam code for Payday: The Heist.

And while we're in the spirit of giving, the mag also includes access to the DOTA 2 beta - a code which might otherwise set you back £20.

Issue 245 is on shelves and online right now. Our digi-edition can also be purchased through Zinio and Apple Newsstand. There's also the option to subscribe and get each issue earlier and for less money! Sweet. Read on for fulsome details of issue 245's finely crafted content.


Subscribe to PC Gamer UK and get a Mionix mouse worth £50

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This website isn't the only way to ingest the world's finest writing on PC gaming, you know. Subscribe to PC Gamer's papery incarnation here in the UK, and you'll receive a hefty wad of perspicacious previews, ruminative reviews, fulsome features and more, all conveniently sandwiched between two lustrous covers. And if you sign up by UK direct debit, you'll not only snag the mag for less then you'd pay in the shops, but you'll also get a Mionix Naos 3200 mouse worth £50.


PC Gamer UK October issue: Guild Wars 2

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It's September, the winter months are closing in. We need a companion, a helping hand to offer comfort and terrible puns in times of cold and darkness. Step forward issue 244, adorned by an image of the fierce Norn warrior, Eir. She's a hero of a race of giants hailing from the frozen hills of Tyria, a land she knows inside out thanks to our huge twelve page guide to Guild Wars 2.

The cold front is advancing in the East, too. We've battled the deep cold of Russian winter in Company of Heroes 2 to bring you more details Relic's frozen follow-up. Rich spent this month battling the forces of darkness in Dark Souls and Tom tried his very best to survive the icy vacuum of space in FTL. Brrr. Don't worry, though. We've solved winter. All you have to do is set your PC up next to your fireplace and delve into the conquest and political intrigue of Europa Universalis 3, which comes FREE with this month's issue.

Issue 244 is in shops and online now. Our digital edition can also be purchased through Zinio and Apple Newsstand. You can also subscribe to get each issue early for less money. Hooray! Read on for the full details of what lies within the glossy cover of issue 244.


PC Gamer UK issue 242 reveals Rome 2

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Take a look at this month's PC gamer ladies and gentlemen. Just look, admire is beauty, gentle stroke the gold embossing (well it's on the real thing, honest). My god it's beautiful.

This month Chris gathered his legions and annexed The Creative Assembly, looting a preview of Total War: Rome 2 from the rubble and pillaging some Total War: Shogun 2 - Rise of the Samurai DLC codes to give away. He spoke to The Creative Assembly about why they chose to return to Rome, and what this means for the series. You can find out more in our Total War: Rome 2 interviews and our Total War: Rome 2 preview, but the full details are in the magazine.


PC Gamer UK June issue: Company of Heroes 2 reveal plus FREE original Company of Heroes!

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This month Graham returned from behind enemy lines with an exclusive first look at Company of Heroes 2. He didn't come alone, though. He also rescued thousands of Steam codes for the original Company of Heroes, proudly marching back into the office like that bit in Captain America except with a mild-mannered Scotsman instead of Captain America and Steam codes instead of people.

The new game is set on the Russian front of World War 2, hence the impressive-looking Soviet officer on this month's cover. You can read more in Graham's summary, and get all the details in the magazine.


PC Gamer UK April issue: Guild Wars 2

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The April issue of PC Gamer UK is here, which means it's Spring in magazine land. There are lambs prancing about the office and we're farming them for experience, except NO! MMOs do not work that way any more. Or so ArenaNet say. We've played a ton of Guild Wars 2 to find out if this year's most anticipated MMO has the chops to drag the genre into a new age, free from floating exclamation marks and endless grind quests.

Is it really that good? Subscribers already have a good idea, but you can find out for yourself in our six page preview teased on the cover of the latest issue of PC Gamer UK. This month our readers also get a free copy of Crusader Kings and a code for £10 worth of stuff in the browser-based MMO, Juggernaut (here's how to redeem them). Here's what else we've been writing words about this month.