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Games Workshop is giving away a Steam key for 12 games with the next issue of White Dwarf

An army of the Empire, complete with griffon, in Total War: Warhammer
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White Dwarf is a monthly magazine that covers Games Workshop's tabletop money-spinners like Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar, with additional rules and background, battle reports, painting and modeling tips, and so on. I once got a free plastic space marine with a copy and thought that was a sweet deal, but this month's edition will come with a Steam key that gets you 12 games and some DLC (opens in new tab).

Those freebies are: 

  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • Total War: Warhammer 
  • The Call of the Beastmen DLC for Total War: Warhammer
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
  • Warhammer Underworlds: Online
  • Warhammer Quest
  • Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times
  • Talisman: Digital Edition
  • Adeptus Titanicus: Dominus
  • Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach
  • Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon – Da Orks
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Of those, Vermintide 2 and Total War: Warhammer are among the best Warhammer Fantasy games (opens in new tab) you can play (although the Beastmen add-on isn't so well-regarded, there's better DLC to start with (opens in new tab)). The first Warhammer Quest is an under-rated dungeon crawler too. Space Marine and Dawn of War are two of the best 40K games (opens in new tab), though playing Dawn of War will probably make you want to buy its Dark Crusade and Soulstorm expansions.

Of the others, Warhammer Underworlds: Online is a direct adaptation of one of the Age of Sigmar games and fine for what it is, while Talisman is a direct adaptation of a rare Games Workshop release that isn't related to Warhammer—it's a fantasy board game that's kind of random and silly but a laugh if you've got time for it. Adeptus Titanicus is still in Early Access and might shape up to be decent, Space Wolf is a port of a free-to-play mobile game with a pricetag slapped on it, Sanctus Reach a competent but dull hexgrid wargame, and Armageddon — Da Orks a disappointing expandalone based on an actually very good hexgrid wargame that would have been a much better addition to this giveaway.

To score all this you'll need to buy a physical edition of White Dwarf issue 462, which will be out on March 19.

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.