Posted on 12 April by Leon Hurley – Deputy Editor, Official PlayStation Magazine
Not many mags come with a free friend. In this month’s issue you’ll find a Portal 2 Companion Cube papercraft to keep you company as you turn the pages. You have to build it as GLaDOS says, “Regulations do not allow the Companion Cube to remain alone and companionless”. And she’s a psychopathic AI so you’d best stay on her good side.
Why, yes, that is Nathan Drake’s rugged man-chin on the cover. He’s heading up our Hot List: 25 of the biggest games heading to PS3 this year. As well as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, there’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Alice: Madness Returns, Shadows Of The Damned, LA Noire, Skyrim and loads more. If it’s worth playing it’s in The Hot List.
We’ve also got a massive interview with Ray Maguire, the recently departed Sony UK MD. We chatted with Ray days before he hung up his PlayStation crown and, as one of the men that built Sony’s games division, his words are a must read.
Reviews wise we’ve the Operation Flashpoint: Red River exclusive. Bored of linear, shouty shooters like COD or Homefront? Think you have what it takes to lead a team into battle? Then you need to check out this tactical FPS where giving orders and taking command is just as important as pulling the trigger. I liked it loads if that’s any recommendation.
And there’s plenty more in the mag. We visit the dev working on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, get the latest on the new Hitman game, reveal Saints Row: The Third (yes, it really is called that) and find out the hottest leaks and teases surrounding GTA V. Plus OPM Rachel gets turned into Alma and unleashed on Oxford Street. Trust me, she looks terrifying.
And that’s just in our Big 10 news stories. We’ve also got previews on Red Faction: Armageddon, From Dust and Brink. Reviews of Shift 2: Unleashed, WWE All Stars, Catherine and The Tomb Raider HD Trilogy. Basically it is all going on in this issue and it’s on sale now. Enjoy!
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