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Game Informer Issue 231

ISSUE: 231Content

Full covers 1-2:




  • Letter From the Editor: The Dramatic Death of Single-Player? (Andy McNamara discusses the trend of adding a multiplayer component to every new game)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Start Your Engines (Epic Games unveils its new Unreal Engine 4)
  • The Total Experience (Article on how game franchises are being spread across multiple platforms, including mobile and on Facebook)
  • Gamer (Spotlight on Dan McCarthy, a high leaderboard ranker in Trials Evolution)
  • Taking the Checkered Flag (A look at the creation of video game sponsored cars in NASCAR)
  • Taking On the Human Element (Interview with Robert Element, former developer on the Call of Duty franchise, who founded independent developer Robotoki)
  • Top Ten: Babies
  • Impulse (A look at the next game from Zen Studios, CastleStorm)
  • Massive (A look at Korean import MMO Tera)
  • Interview: Jason West and Vince Zampella (Interview with the founders of Respawn Entertainment and former heads of Infinity Ward and their lawyer Robert Schwartz)
  • Classic GI (Interview with Brian Fargo on the Wasteland series)

Cover Story: Gears of War Judgement (360)(Despite having previously completing its trilogy with Gears od War 3, Epic games now plans one last trip into the Gears universe with a new game developed in conjunction with Polish developer People Can Fly.)

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim – Dawnguard (PS3, 360, PC)(Bethesda announces the very first piece of the downloadable content for its critically acclaimed open-world rpg Skyrim which will give players the chance to stalk the world as a blood-sucking vampire)

Tomb Raider (PS3, 360, Wii U)(An updated look at the next game featuring Lara Croft, which will take place back before she was the strong adventurer gamers know her as)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3, 360, PC)(After proving themselves quite capable with the original Black Ops game, Treyarch now plans to take on even bigger risks by placing the next Call of Duty game into the future)

Dead Space 3 (PS3, 360, PC)(After spending two games fighting the Necromorph threat, Isaac Clarke will finally get a chance to put the threat to an end once and for all, except this time he will now have a partner to watch his back)

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (Vita)(A round-up of 10 important things about the latest handheld entry in the Assassin’s Creed series)


  • God of War: Ascension (PS3)
  • Skylanders Giants (PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS)
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (PS3, 360)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)
  • Darksiders II (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Unfinished Swan (PS3)
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knights (PS3)
  • Persona 4 Arena (PS3, 360)
  • NHL 13 (PS3, 360)
  • Company of Heroes 2 (PC)
  • Enemy Front (PS3, 360, PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3, 360)
  • The Walking Dead Episode One: A New Day (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Max Payne 3 (PS3, 360)
  • Game of Thrones (PS3, 360)
  • Sniper Elite V2 (PS3, 360)
  • Dirt Showdown (PS3, 360)
  • Botanicular (PC, Mac, Linux)

PlayStation 3 Reviews:

  • Starhawk
  • Sorcery

XBOX 360 Reviews:

  • Minecraft XBOX 360 Edition
  • Fable Heroes

PC Review:

  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane

Nintendo 3DS Review:

  • Mario Tennis Open

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Tribes: Ascend (PC)
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters (PC)
  • Ridge Racer Unbounded (PS3, 360)
  • The Splatters (360)
  • Awesomenauts (PS3, 360)

Collector Note: This issue has two cover variants, one featuring Augustus Cole and the other featuring Damon Baird.

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 231
    Month: July
    Year: 2012
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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