PC Gamer US October issue: XCOM 2

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It's the future, and planet Earth has changed. Aliens rule the world, snakes patrol the streets, and a once-defeated XCOM unit are launching a desperate resistance. Samuel returned from E3 with a six-page feature on the sequel to Firaxis' turn-based triumph, and no memory of where it came from. Alien intervention or a particularly boozy night out? We'll never know.

Back in the present, and PC Gamer has changed. We've redesigned the magazine, rejuvenating the regulars, freshening the fonts, and just generally sprucing up the spreads. As beautiful as it looks, some things remain the same. These pages are still packed with the best reviews, previews, and features that words can craft—including our annual run-down of the 100 best PC games.

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This month we...

  • Get the inside scoop on the year's biggest PC gaming exclusive, XCOM 2.
  • Assemble an objectively correct list of the 100 best PC games.
  • Take a look at Ghost Recon Wildlands, Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Eitr, Anno 2205, and Dark Souls III
  • Review Infinifactory, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Rocket League, Ronin, and The Magic Circle.
  • Group test the best high-resolution monitors.
  • Help you choose your next PC components in the brand new Buyer's Guide.
  • Lament Geralt's bandit problem in Now Playing.
  • Round up the month's best free games and mods.
  • Try (fruitlessly) to explain why Hitman Absolution isn't as bad as you remember.
  • Explain exactly why Hitman Absolution is as bad as you remember.
  • Make every page of PC Gamer look so grossly incandescent your eyes will weep at their beauty.

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