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PLAY! Zine #96 – June 2016

Hello everyone,

This month we had many major contenders for our coveted Game of the Month award – some went the distance, some stumbled, but in the end there could ever be only one. And it brought DOOM upon its opponents. Bad pun aside, DOOM marks return to form for the classic FPS genre, proving once again that you don’t need Shakespearean storyline and convoluted mechanics to make an excellent game. Sometimes simple is better, and the pure joy of mowing down demon after demon took us on a nostalgia trip from which we’re yet to return. The main runner-ups, namely Overwatch and Uncharted 4, are also excellent games in their own right, each bringing something fresh to the table – from Uncharted’s masterful ending to a beloved franchise, to Overwatch’s tale of success as Blizzard ventures into unfamiliar territory and manages to stand proud of the fruits of their labor. Then there’s Battleborn, another contender for the Team Shooter of the month, which sadly seems to have missed all the chords which Overwatch expertly struck.

And in the background of this month’s giants, yours truly had a great time in space while carving himself his own chunk of the universe with Paradox’s new Grand strategy, Stellaris. Read about all of this and many other games, such as Alienation, Severed, Boss Monster, and others on the following pages, while we get ready for our summer break and resume publishing in September. But don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging – we’ll still be publishing reviews on our websites. So, sit back, relax with a glass of cold lemonade, and enjoy our latest issue!


PLAY! Zine #96 – June 2016





Uncharted 4
Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza
Shadow Complex: Remastered
Boss Monster
Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim


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Kingston HyperX Cloud II


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