This month, Tom marches on the Creative Assembly offices for an audience with Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia's creators. Which of the game's kings, who look resplendent on this week's cover, is the kingliest? Dive in to find out.
Elsewhere, Fraser Brown travels to Larian Studios to delve into the makings of Divinity: Original Sin 2, our 2017 game of the year (opens in new tab), and find out about the history of the studio. Philippa sits down with Firewatch developer Campo Santo's co-founders to talk about their next game, In The Valley of Gods, while Phil Iwaniuk explains why crypto mining has doubled GPU prices.
Previews this month include Surviving Mars, Vampyr, and The Gardens Between, while we review Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Rust, Subnautica and many more. Plus, keep an eye out for our group test of the best prebuilt PCs on the market.
The issue also comes with two free gifts worth £14 combined: an exclusive skin for Battalion 1944 and an adventurer's starter pack for MMORPG Neverwinter.
Issue 316 is on shelves now and available on all your digital devices from Google Play, the App Store (opens in new tab) and Zinio (opens in new tab) (they may be slow to update—look for a man wearing a crown over chain mail on the front). You can also order direct from My Favourite Magazines (opens in new tab) or purchase a subscription (opens in new tab) to save yourself some cash, receive monthly deliveries and marvel at our exclusive subscriber covers. This month's is particularly majestic:
- Tom goes hands-on with Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia.
- Fraser Brown visits Larian Studios to learn about the making of Divinity: Original Sin 2.
- Andy reviews Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and previews Surviving Mars.
- We rate the best prebuilt PCs on the market.
- Phil Iwaniuk delves into the details of the graphics cards price explosion.
- Philippa talks to the Firewatch developers about their next game, In the Valley of Gods.
- We review Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, Lost Sphear, and more.
- Read our guide to taking the perfect screenshot.
- And much more!