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Launch Editor

Matt Bielby

Company

Future Publishing

ISSN

First Date

December 1993

Final Date

Still Going

Total Issues

276

For a gallery of front covers see here.

Editors[edit | edit source]

Matt Bielby (Dec 1993 - Jan 1994) - 2 Issues

Gary Whitta (Feb 1994 - )

Ross Atherton

Tim Edwards

Graham Smith

Chris Thursten (Acting Editor, October 2013 - )

Samuel Roberts

Phil Savage (Current)

Writers[edit | edit source]

Please see here for a list of writers who are credited with writing articles or reviews in PC Gamer.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Circulation Figures[edit | edit source]

Year Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
2004 57,748 57,023
2005 48,326 48,699
2006 45,295 43,620
2009 26,487
2010 25,019
2011 23,652
2012 21,272
2013 19,125
2014 16,450
2016 17,624
2018 12,708

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Issue  Reviews Avg Score High Score Highest Scoring Game Low Score Lowest Scoring Game
1 39* 67% 93% IndyCar Racing 21% Tesserae
2 36* 77% 93% Sam & Max Hit the Road 37% Strike Squad
3 32* 73% 92% Alone in the Dark 2 20% Heirs to the Throne
4 20* 68% 94% SimCity 2000 8% Jonny Quest
5 13* 69% 93% Cannon Fodder, Battle Isle II 12% Barbie
6 16* 74% 93% Ultima VIII: Pagan, Pacific Strike 23% Red Hell
219 13 76% 88% Amnesia: Dark Descent, Quake Live 58% Football Superstars
227 12 65% 94% Portal 2 35% Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
228 14 72% 89% The Witcher 2 29% Surgery Simulator
229 18 71% 89% Frozen Synapse 29% Duke Nukem Forever
230 19 70% 96% Team Fortress 2 25% Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops
231 14 73% 92% Limbo 32% Garbage Truck Simulator 2011
232 26 69% 92% Bastion 37% Traffic Manager 2011
233 18 68% 90% FIFA 12 15% Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
234 90% Orcs Must Die 35% Airline Tycoon 2
247 13* 66% 90% Mark of the Ninja 35% Medal of Honor: Warfighter
248 10* 78% 91% NBA 2K13 58% Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
249 20* 66% 90% Super Hexagon 16% 007 Legends
250 21* 68% 85% Elemental: Fallen Enchantress 30% The War Z
251 22* 73% 88% Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Dragonborn 43% No Time to Explain
252 17* 72% 91% Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, BioShock Infinite 49% Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
253 15* 70% 90% Trials Evolution, Monaco 45% Resident Evil 6
254 10* 68% 90% Fez 45% Dead Island: Riptide, Star Trek
255 11* 76% 87% Wargame: AirLand Battle 59% Signal Ops
276 10* 70% 86% Elite: Dangerous 40% Tengami
304 11* 68% 84% Sniper Elite 4 29% Revhead
305 8* 83% 93% Bayonetta 68% Yooka-Laylee
331 11* 80% 92% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Imperator: Rome 65% Arches

Note * no re-reviews or DLC counted.

Other Info[edit | edit source]

Issue Cover Date Release Date Pages Price Editor Publisher
1 December 1993 11 November 1993 132 £3.95 Matt Bielby Future
2 January 1994 16 December 1993 132 £3.95 Matt Bielby Future
3 February 1994 27 January 1994 116 £3.95 Gary Whitta Future
4 March 1994 24 February 1994 116 £3.95 Gary Whitta Future
5 April 1994 24 March 1994 116 £3.95 Gary Whitta Future
6 May 1994 28 April 1994 116 £3.95 Gary Whitta Future
7 26 May 1994 Future
227 June 2011 11 May 2011 148 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
228 July 2011 8 June 2011 148 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
229 August 2011 6 July 2011 148 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
230 September 2011 3 August 2011 132 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
231 October 2011 31 August 2011 132 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
232 November 2011 28 September 2011 196 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
233 December 2011 26 October 2011 164 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
234 Christmas 2011 23 November 2011 164 £5.99 Tim Edwards Future
235 January 2012 Future
247 Christmas 2012 15 November 2012 148 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
248 January 2013 20 December 2012 148 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
249 February 2013 17 January 2013 148 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
250 March 2013 14 February 2013 148 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
251 April 2013 14 March 2013 148 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
252 May 2013 11 April 2013 148 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
253 June 2013 9 May 2013 132 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
254 July 2013 6 June 2013 132 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
255 August 2013 4 July 2013 132 £5.99 Graham Smith Future
256 September 2013 1 August 2013 Future
276 March 2015 12 February 2015 132 £5.99 Samuel Roberts Future
277 12 March 2015 Future
304 May 2017 6 April 2017 132 Samuel Roberts Future
305 June 2017 4 May 2017 132 Samuel Roberts Future
306 July 2017 1 June 2017
331 June 2019 2 May 2019 168 Phil Savage Future
332 July 2019 30 May 2019 Future

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