6 reasons to subscribe to PC Gamer magazine

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We're currently hosting a massive sale on PC Gamer US subscriptions, down to just $32 for a full year's worth of our print baby. So why subscribe to our magazine, which has been running monthly for nearly 25 years? We've rounded up some highly convincing reasons you should treat yourself to a PCG sub for the holidays below.

1. Deep dives into the games you love

Every issue we do a big—often exclusive—deep dive into one of the most exciting PC games on the horizon. Recent issues have featured in-depth looks at Cyberpunk 2077, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Baldur's Gate III and more. It's not just upcoming games that burn under our watchful gaze—just recently Alex Wiltshire talked to the creative minds behind System Shock 2 to unearth the surprising story of how it was made.

2. A celebration of the wider culture of PC gaming

We investigate the culture surrounding PC gaming, from the people who make the games to the people who celebrate them in strange and wonderful ways. Sometimes that means talking to the developers of EVE Online in a hot tub. Sometimes that means revealing the difficulties of Chinese indie development. And sometimes it just means asking developers about toilets in videogames.

3. Curated lists of the best PC games

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We also keep track of the breadth of PC gaming, with our annual best free games list and, of course, the top 100 PC games you can play right now. You'll never be short of things to play. In our comprehensive review section you'll get all of our thoughts on the latest releases, so you can judge with confidence the games that are currently worth your time and money.

4. Advice to help you get the most from your PC

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In addition to our game reviews, our ever-expanding hardware team are on hand to offer key advice to help you find the perfect components for your rig. We also maintain parts lists for three PC builds—budget, mid-range and extravagantly decadent—for anyone looking for a brand new setup.

5. The best PC games from the past and present

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Extra Life is, if we do say so ourselves, the best section of the magazine. It's a celebration of PC gaming's past and present. In Reinstall, we take a look at enduring classics, cult favourites and niche mistakes. In Why I Love, we revel in the best bits of our favourite PC games. And in Diary, we try to force the AI to play Crusader Kings II for us, leave RNG in charge of our Hitman playthrough, or just try to raise a child in The Sims 4 with predictably disastrous results.

6. Ridiculous back page jokes

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The PC Gamer back page joke is a time-honoured tradition. We try to maintain a respectable hit-to-miss ratio of 3:1, depending on how harrowing that month's deadline has been. That's better than most TV sketch shows.

You can judge last year's efforts here.

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The collective PC Gamer editorial team worked together to write this article. PC Gamer is the global authority on PC games—starting in 1993 with the magazine, and then in 2010 with this website you're currently reading. We have writers across the US, UK and Australia, who you can read about here.