PC Gamer UK October issue: Total War: Warhammer II

PCG UK 309 is out now. The Skaven have joined Creative Assembly's Total War: Warhammer II, and Matt Elliott gets hands-on with the new faction in our most comprehensive look at the game yet in this month's cover feature. 

There are plenty more treats in this issue, too. Following a great response to our gigantic multi-part RPG history feature from earlier in the year, we're giving first-person shooter games the same treatment. The first 14-page half is inside, with the second coming next month. This month's feature takes us up to the release of Half-Life. Check out the gorgeous opening spread below:

There's also a feature on restoration mods, where we meet the modders reviving discarded elements and other oddities in classic PC games. We've got previews of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and tons more. Plus, check out the first of our Inside Development columns, which takes a look at the struggles faced by developers in bringing games to life. 

Issue 309 is on shelves now and available on all your digital devices from Google Play, the App Store and Zinio (they may be slow to update—look for the many rats on the front). You can also order direct from My Favourite Magazines or purchase a subscription to save yourself some cash, receive monthly deliveries and enjoy our exclusive subscriber covers. This month's really brings the vermin. A tide of them, if you will: 

UK print editions come with a free copy of One Finger Death Punch, courtesy of Bundle Stars. And if you're looking for the UK issue on newsstands, it'll be inside this gorgeous dark turquoise card wallet. While you're picking up a copy, don't forget to put the rest of the copies in front of the other games magazines, ensuring people buy ours before theirs. Don't worry, we share an office with them, they'll understand. Cheers.

This month: 

  • Hands-on with Total War: Warhammer II, including the Skaven.
  • The history of FPS games.
  • Swords & Sworcery EP revisited.
  • Hellblade, The Long Dark and more reviewed
  • Hazel Monforton defends Cole from Dragon Age: Inquisition.
  • How modders are unearthing oddities from classic PC games.
  • The community keeping a 17 year-old game alive.
  • COD WWII, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire previewed.
  • Xalavier Nelson Jr's new column, Inside Development, explains why porting games to the PC is tricky.
  • Steering wheels reviewed. 
  • And more!
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