March is the month of war. The latest issue of PC Gamer UK hits store shelves today with the force of an army of samurai. Within, we've got the first huge reviews of Total War: Shogun 2 and Dragon Age 2 , a massive feature on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and much, much more.(opens in new tab)
This month we waged war in every corner of Japan to bring you our impressions of Total War: Shogun 2. It's a stunning return to form for the series, which is why it's on our cover this month. You can read all about it in our six page review.
As if one great game wasn't enough, Rich spent the month talking smack to angry mages and slaying giant lizards to deliver a verdict on Dragon Age 2. Meanwhile, Tim sent our army of review-bots off to play and analyse the rest of the latest releases, and they came back with words on Dead Space 2, Back to the Future, SpaceChem, the Oddboxx, Bloodline Champions, Dungeons and more.
Tom spent the month wearing robes and a fake beard, chiselling mysterious words into a huge slab of stone. We eventually wrestled it off him and realised he had created a list of rules all PC developers should live by. You can read all about them in our Ten Commandments feature. We've also had an in-depth look at the haunting remake of Dear Esther, and infiltrated Bethesda to bring you the latest on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
And that's not all, we've packed in previews of Tomb Raider, Battlefield Play4Free, Section 8: Prejudice and Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword. In Now Playing, Rich returned to the land of the dead to write about Planescape Torment, Owen turned into a tiny elf and danced his way through World of Warcraft, Graham took a holiday in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam and Ed recruited some local gravediggers to help save the world in Hinterlands.
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