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Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition

Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition July 2019

Official PlayStation Magazine is the complete guide to PlayStation gaming, offering complete coverage of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Famed for our trademark biting opinion, unique spin on news, offbeat, innovative features, independent reviews and retro features - and with PS4 the unquestionable victor for new-gen gaming - there's never been a better time to join Team OPM on our PlayStation journey.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

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GAME OF THE MONTH A Plague Tale: Innocence FAVE STAR WARS GAME SW: Dark Forces Star Wars has been through the wringer when it comes to recent games. That could all change with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Speaking exclusively to OPM, the game’s director, Stig Asmussen, reveals how this latest adventure will deliver the lightsaber duels we crave. Read his full interview on p52. We play Borderlands 3 this issue, and you can read Oscar’s hands-on inside (p72). As a fan I’m keen to see how Gearbox is making the most of PS4’s power to deliver a whole universe of colourful loot-shooting. There’s more gunplay on offer in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (p34). Regular readers will know I love Wildlands, so this soft-sequel to that open world squad shooter is on my radar. Is it on…

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this month’s forces unleashed

Oscar Taylor-Kent GAMES EDITOR First the terrible film trailer and then Team Sonic Racing stalled (p84); Oscar’s love for Sonic has hit the blues this issue. GAME OF THE MONTH Mortal Kombat 11 FAVE STAR WARS GAME SW: Force Unleashed Jess Kinghorn STAFF WRITER Jess was squeaking more than the rodents as she reviewed the eerie A Plague Tale (p88). She’s all rat now, though. GAME OF THE MONTH A Plague Tale: Innocence FAVE STAR WARS GAME SW: Super Bombad Racing Miriam McDonald OPERATIONS EDITOR Mim’s looking forward dressing her Palico in some Iceborne outfits, pawsibly a little too much. Meow you’re talking! GAME OF THE MONTH Team Sonic Racing FAVE STAR WARS GAME Lego Star Wars Milford Coppock MANAGING ART EDITOR Milf loves the look of Sony’s new Predator game (p10). “What’s the matter Ian? OPM got you pushing too many pencils?” [Yes – ed] GAME OF THE MONTH Rage 2 FAVE STAR WARS GAME Star…

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01 sony creates a state of excitement

“MECHANICALLY IT’S A MIX OF FINAL FANTASY XV AND KINGDOM HEARTS III.” Have you managed to catch a live State Of Play livestream yet? They’re Sony’s latest way to keep PlayStation fans updated – quick fixes of pure PlayStation hype. The latest provides new details about games we’ve been waiting for more information on for some time – the next big hitters for PS4. If that isn’t enough, Sony also reveals some gorgeous-looking indies, and announces two completely new games in development. FOR THE FINAL FANS Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced in 2015, and we’ve been long overdue an update on it, so it steals the show in the latest State Of Play. After all, this was one of the biggest RPGs to grace the original PlayStation, and helped define the platform…

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02 you ain’t got time to bleed on ps4…

“IF THE PREDATOR HUNTS YOU, YOU ARE AFRAID.” ’Asymmetrical’ and ‘multiplayer’ are two words that tend to strike fear into our hearts. No game has managed to really make this work, save perhaps, Friday The 13th: The Game, which was co-developed by IllFonic. We mention this because IllFonic is the team behind Sony and Fox’s Predator: Hunting Grounds, a PS4-exclusive asymmetrical multiplayer shooter based on the classic ’80s film franchise. The draw of the Predator films has always been watching seasoned soldiers, the best-of-the-best who survived ‘Berlin’, get picked off one by one by a deadlier opponent. “It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned special operations badass — if the Predator is hunting you, you are afraid. I’ve been a huge fan ever since,” says Charles Brungardt, CEO of IllFonic on the…

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03 away gives us a paws for thought

Put down your guns and pick up your paws, because Away: The Survival Series is like nothing you’ve played before. Pitched as a playable wildlife documentary in which you scurry, climb, and glide across a beautifully created world as Sugar Glider, this could be PS4’s most unique new game. “WE SEE A SNAKE SLITHERING SILENTLY TOWARDS US.” The concept is one developer Breaking Walls has embraced at all levels. Every leaf and branch in Sugar Glider’s world has been rendered in exacting detail, and the team has even called on Mike Raznick, the award-winning composer behind Life and Planet Earth II, to score the soundtrack. It’s not until you see the game in motion that you truly understand what it is to experience life from the perspective of a small mammal. We see…

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04 will you play the villain in greedfall?

“IT’S AN RPG, A GAME WHERE YOU CAN DECIDE TO BE A COMPLETE ARSEHOLE IF YOU WANT; IT’S ROLEPLAY..” After dallying around in Greedfall’s prologue, where we save our cousin from kidnappers, we head to a waiting ship that’ll carry us to the game’s fantastical island. We’re told as we board that even the minor decisions we make in this tutorial stage will affect the way the game plays out. “All the choices can be important,” says Spiders CEO and Greedfall’s writer Jehanne Rousseau, explaining how the smallest decision, such as who to add to your party at a particular time, can come back to bite you ten hours later. DIPLOMATIC DISASTER Ultimately it’s the setting and the intricate politics underscoring Greedfall’s world that really interest Rousseau. Mentioning Game Of Thrones as a direct…