The world exclusive first review I did of Deus Ex for PC Zone magazine way back in 2000, showing the original grabs.
I actually still have most of the grabs I took to make this review, although have played it and grabbed it a few more times since (click here to see the grabs). The Game of the Year Edition, available via Steam or GOG.com (and elsewhere), is still a gaming force to be reckoned with.
I followed the progress of Deus Ex closely at the time, while working for PC Zone, and met with producer Warren Spector a number of times during development. The final game did not disappoint.
This is the world exclusive first review I did of System Shock 2 for PC Zone magazine back in 1999, showing the original grabs.
I knew I was down to review it, but hadn’t seen the game moving until I got the review copy. I sat in a darkened room for five days, shitting myself,playing the game, grabbing it and writing the review.
Back in the office the editor asked me for a coverline. “A masterpiece unveiled?” I suggested. It stuck.
System Shock 2 IS a masterpiece!
Cover for PC Zone issue 80, September 1999. System Shock 2 world exclusive review.
The opening double page spread of my System Shock 2 review.
The continuation of my System Shock 2 review in PC Zone magazine, September 1999.
The final spread of my six-page, world exclusive review of System Shock 2 in PC Zone magazine, September 1999.