PlayStation Official Magazine UK Issue 57

Hello all,

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.

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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.

PlayStation Official Magazine: 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.

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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.

PlayStation Official Magazine: Red River

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!

Don’t forget, you can talk to the team directly through our Facebook page where we’ll feed you all the latest info, pics and videos as we get them. Plus we’ll answer questions and generally hang out on Twitter, too, at You can also email us directly at

The issue’s on sale now for £5.99 with a playable demo disk. Or you can save up 35% if you subscribe.

1 Author replies

Off work with an awful cold, this shall hopefully distract me from that for a while, looks like there’s plenty of good stuff in the mag as usual :D

As a subscriber this issue popped through my letterbox last week. It’s up to it’s usual great standared, but I was dissapointed that the 3 games I’m considering buying this month (Portal 2, SOCOM & Mortal Kombat) are not reviewed, yet are released prior to the next issue.

Seems to be a worrying trend that reviews are coming out after games have been released.


Unfortunately publishers occasionally set global embargoes which make it hard to do timely reviews. It’s something we have little control over and often means great games are released with no review coverage – Bulletstorm is a recent example. A great game that’s had to rely on word of mouth.

Carnivius_Prime 12 April, 2011 @ 12:43

Uncharted 3! I want that game. And Infamous 2! And… that’s about it for me I think.

Just finished readying the last issue forgot how good this magazine was, will have to subscribe again.

Sweet list of games going to be in this issue will have to pick it up.

I will get my copy tomorrow. Cool cover to :P

Look a free gift, OPM is going old skool, will buy this issue my first since 2 years ago.


Hmm, i may have to buy this issue just for the Uncharted 3 news.


Very good Leon :)

I cannot wait for this beauty to come through my postbox :)

JamieeJoness 12 April, 2011 @ 19:01

Glad to hear this, great article :-)

This looks pretty good

“Secret Games Exposed: GTA V, Hitman an MW3”

Is this about the rumours or true reveals?

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