PC Gamer UK October issue: Evolve

Release the Kraken! Hunt the Kraken! Stop the Kraken! Panic at the Kraken! These and other Kraken-based activities are at the centre of Evolve, Turtle Rock's 4-vs-1 multiplayer shooter. We sent the monstrous Ben Griffin to take a look at the game, and he came back, not only with a hands-on report on the Left 4 Dead successor, but also bathed in the blood of multiple games journalists. We didn't ask questions.

Also, this issue, exclusive gifts. We're giving away a free starter kit for Might & Magic: Duel of Champions, and a Crimson Portal effect for Path of Exile. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines . Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store , Google Play , and Zinio , and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features to be found in issue 270.

This month we...

  • Go claws-on with Evolve

  • Get hunted in Alien: Isolation

  • Talk to Cliffy B about his new arena shooter

  • Preview Heroes of the Storm, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters, The Witcher Adventure Game, Riot, The Crew, Survarium, The Long Dark and Wasteland 2

  • Review Firefall, Risen 3, The Wolf Among Us: Season 1, OlliOlli, Gods Will Be Watching, Magic: The Gathering 2015, Abyss Odyssey, Lovely Planet, Warface, Light, Shattered Planet, Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux, Halfway, War Thunder, Sacred 3, Unrest

  • Supertest the latest high-performance SSDs

  • Learn how to lose successfully in Now Playing

  • Explore Guild Wars 2's second season in Update

  • Make the case for LA Noire in Reinstall

...And more.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.