The remakes of the three predecessors are through, so it’s about time that Age of Empires 4 finally appears. So it was extremely fitting that in mid-March we not only received a whole bunch of new information and pictures, but were also able to talk extensively with the makers. The result was a chic cover story – unfortunately the release date is still missing.

Co-op games are great, especially in the current situation. You can pass the time with your roommates or your better half, or at least do something online with friends you see far too seldom. So it’s practical that Electronic Arts is conjuring up an absolute co-op surprise hit right now. It Takes Two turned out to be a really, really good game, in our review we’ll tell you why.

That being said, there should be something for everyone this month. Football fans, for example, are looking forward to the return of kick-off maker Gerald Köhler with We Are Football, about which we have some tangible new information. For those who like it more cozy, our early access check on village romance is the right one, for Tolkien fans we have first gameplay impressions of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and for those who like puzzles, Square Enix recently announced the third Part of Life is Strange. During the tests, strategists at Spacebase Startopia or Endzone: A World Apart, and shooter fans at Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two, get their money’s worth. The issue is rounded off by numerous specials in the magazine and extended sections, such as the next part of the icon series, this time on Richard Garriott. As a digital full version for Extended buyers, we also have the tactical shooter Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising for you.

These topics await you in PC Games 05/21:




The cover of PC Games 05/21



The cover of PC Games 05/21

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  • Cover story: Age of Empires 4. Oil the war elephants, saddle up the katanas and sharpen the cannons, the strategy classic will return soon and once again take you through different epochs and cultures! We have new information for you and also interviewed the developers extensively.
  • Full version: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (digital, only included in the extended version of the PC Games)
  • Current: Age of Empires 4 · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge · We Are Football · Life is Strange: True Colors · Der Herr der Ringe: Gollum · Magic: Legends · Dorfromantik · Kurzmeldungen · Most Wanted
  • Tests: It Takes Two · Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two · Endzone: A World Apart · Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time · Spacebase Startopia · Stronghold: Warlords · Loop Hero · Can’t Drive This · Großer Einkaufsführer mit den besten PC-Spielen
  • Specials, reports + extended part: Games Industry Icons: Richard Garriott · The Evolution of Co-op Games · Video Games As Investment · My First Time: Age of Empires · Valheim Guide: Defense · Ten Years Ago · The Post Apocalypse
  • Hardware: Short tests Current buying guide for three common sample configurations (entry-level, mid-range, high-end)
  • A video area with numerous HD videos, divided into two extended DVDs with over 110 minutes of playing time

The entire PC Games team wishes you a lot of fun with this issue!

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