TRYING TO STAY ALIVE IN: GTA V: CHAOS MOD TRYING TO STAY ALIVE IN PART III
We square off against the Chaos Mod one last time. Who will emerge victorious?
Or how to go from 50 fps to 500 fps with one click
Jumping back into the cockpit with the classic space sim.
How Raven Software became kings of COD after vanishing from view
THE SOURCE ENGINE
The beautiful tension of an engine caught between eras.
How Assassin’s Creed creator PATRICE DÉSILETS became gaming’s cool teacher
Tempered steel and temper tantrums on medieval battlefields
SEX DOESN'T SELL
STEAM draws a line on steamy content in games
FACE THE MUSIC
After DMCA takedowns, Twitch has to make peace with the music biz
ALIVE & KICKING
Playing my first match in BLOOD BOWL 3— and surviving to tell the tale.
“I veer off course, stumble over my feet, and send the skater careening”
Breaking virtual shins in SESSION
“Establishing slipways is as simple as drawing a line between two planets”
Building a space empire in SLIPWAYS, one trade route at a time
STEP BACK IN TIME WITH ANOTHER EDEN THE CAT BEYOND TIME AND SPACE
A fresh take on classic JRPGs by industry veterans
EVIL GENIUS 2: WORLD DOMINATION simulates both the devious delights and fiendish frustrations of being a frothing megalomaniac.
Charming micro RPG LOOP HERO is one of this year’s first true gems.
Can STRONGHOLD: WARLORDS rebuild the foundations of the series?
Updates introduce two new areas into the world of Oob.
CURSE OF THE DEAD GODS is a sharp and atmospheric roguelike dungeon crawler.
NARITA BOY is a vibrant retro-futuristic adventure about cyber heroes and digital legends.
A Match Made In Skyrim
Bethesda officially joins Microsoft
FALLING IN LOVE
LEMMINGS still haunts my nightmares almost three decades later.
The blueprint for 3D shooters has lots to teach in 2021.
LORD OF CHAOS
How XCOM’s JULIAN GOLLOP improved on the board games he loved
Two years on, EPIC GAMES STORE is still a golden ticket for developers and irresistible bait for gamers.
LEADING A PEASANT REVOLT IN BATTLE BROTHERS PART II
We return to the Darklands for a grim conclusion.
THE GREATEST INFLUENCER
PC gaming would look very different without CIVILIZATION.
RICE FARMING IN SAKUNA: OF RICE AND RUIN
I planted 100 individual seedlings and loved every second.
RAISING THE BAR
The subtle, hands-off storytelling of HALF-LIFE 2 is still hard to beat.
What if advances in PC cooling change the PC beyond recognition?
BUILD ME UP
The joys of creation and destruction in SIMCITY 2000