PC Zone RIP

Posted on January 21st, 2016

PC Zone RIP (1993 – 2010)

The end of an era, PC Zone was the UKs finest PC Games magazine for 225 issues over 17 years. Launched in April 1993 it was the first magazine dedicated to PC games. Over the years it saw off many competitors, PC Review, PC Games and more recently Total PC Gaming.

However in September 2010 PC Zone came to end; this is a nostalgic look back at the first and last editions. Enjoy.

The Front and Back Covers

PC Zone Issue 1 Front Cover
PC Zone Issue 1
Front Cover
PC Zone Issue 225 Front Cover
PC Zone Issue 225
Front Cover
PC Zone Issue 1 Back Cover
PC Zone Issue 1
Back Cover
PC Zone Issue 225 Back Cover
PC Zone Issue 1
Back Cover

The Contents

PC Zone Issue 1 Contents Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
Contents Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1 Contents Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1
Contents Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225 Contents Page
PC Zone Issue 225
Contents Page

The Cover Disk/DVD

From 1.44MB Floppy to 8.7GB DVD in 17 years.

PC Zone Issue 1 Cover Mount Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
Cover Mount Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225 Cover Mount Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225
Cover Mount Page 1

Reviews and Meet the Team

PC Zone Issue 1 Reviews and Team Page
PC Zone Issue 1
Reviews and Team Page
PC Zone Issue 225 Team Page
PC Zone Issue 225
Team Page
PC Zone Issue 225 Reviews Page
PC Zone Issue 225
Reviews Page

Ultima Underworld II Review

The first game to receive coveted PC Zone Classic award! …

PC Zone Issue 1 Ultima Underworld II Review Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
Ultima Underworld II Review Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1 Ultima Underworld II Review Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1
Ultima Underworld II Review Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1 Ultima Underworld II Review Page 3
PC Zone Issue 1
Ultima Underworld II Review
Page 3

StarCraft II Review

… And the last game to receive coveted PC Zone Classic award!

PC Zone Issue 225 StarCraft II Review Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225
StarCraft II Review Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225 StarCraft II Review Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225
StarCraft II Review Page 2

X-Wing Preview

The first ever preview… and WHAT a game it turned out to be! …

PC Zone Issue 1 X-Wing Preview Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
X-Wing Preview Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1 X-Wing Preview Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1
X-Wing Preview Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1 X-Wing Preview Page 3
PC Zone Issue 1
X-Wing Preview Page 3
PC Zone Issue 1 X-Wing Preview Page 4
PC Zone Issue 1
X-Wing Preview Page 4

Civilisation V Preview

… And the last ever preview. Another good one!

PC Zone Issue 225 Civ V Preview
PC Zone Issue 225
Civ V Preview

Batman Past and Present

What can 17 years do to a game?

Batman Past and Present What can 17 years do to a game?

PC Zone Issue 1 Batman screen shot
PC Zone Issue 1
Batman screenshot
PC Zone Issue 225 Batman screen shot
PC Zone Issue 225
Batman screenshot

Letters

Just how do you get letters for issue 1?

PC Zone Issue 1 Letters Page
PC Zone Issue 1
Letters Page
PC Zone Issue 225 Letters Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225
Letters Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225 Letters Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225
Letters Page 2

Tech Q&A Letters

Even back in 1993 we were downloading games.

PC Zone Issue 1 Tech Letters Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
Tech Letters Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1 Tech Letters Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1
Tech Letters Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225 Tech Letters Page
PC Zone Issue 225
Tech Letters Page

You Cheating B*****d!

Anyone spend hours trying to degbug a saved game?

PC Zone Issue 1 Cheat Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
Cheat Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1 Cheat Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1
Cheat Page 2

You Cheating B*****d!… Again!

Alone in the Dark Walkthrough

PC Zone Issue 1 Alone in the Dark Walkthrough
PC Zone Issue 1
Alone in the Dark Walkthrough

Competition

You\’ll need one hell of a PC to run all those games back in 1993…. So why not win a 33MHz beast!

PC Zone Issue 1 Competition
PC Zone Issue 1
Competition

Sound Card Round Up

None of your integrated cards, these would have set you back more than a half decent motherboard today… some more than a laptop!

PC Zone Issue 1 Sound Card Round Up Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
Sound Card Round Up
Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1 Sound Card Round Up Page 2
PC Zone Issue 1
Sound Card Round Up
Page 2

Hardware Then & Now

A look back at the hardware differences in 17 years

PC Zone Issue 225 Hardware Compare
PC Zone Issue 225
Hardware Compare

Looking Back

The team take one last look back at key events that\’s shaped PC Zone

PC Zone Issue 225 Looking Back Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225
Looking Back Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225 Looking Back Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225
Looking Back Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225 Looking Back Page 3
PC Zone Issue 225
Looking Back Page 3
PC Zone Issue 225 Looking Back Page 4
PC Zone Issue 225
Looking Back Page 4
PC Zone Issue 225 Looking Back Page 5
PC Zone Issue 225
Looking Back Page 5
 

The Last Su[p]per Test

PC Zone Issue 225 The Last Su[p]per Test Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225
The Last Su[p]per Test
Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225 The Last Su[p]per Test Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225
The Last Su[p]per Test
Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225 The Last Su[p]per Test Page 3
PC Zone Issue 225
The Last Su[p]per Test
Page 3
PC Zone Issue 225 The Last Su[p]per Test Page 4
PC Zone Issue 225
The Last Su[p]per Test
Page 4

Mr Cursor! (He\’s afraid of his PC!)

Mr Cursor and Charlie Brooker were true greats and one of main reasons I got in computing (that and trying to make games work in DOS – EMS vs XMS anyone?)

PC Zone Issue 1 Mr Cursor he\'s afraid of his PC Page 1
PC Zone Issue 1
Mr Cursor he\’s afraid of his PC
Page 1

The Best (and worst!) of PC Zone over 17 years

PC Zone Issue 225 The Best (and worst) Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225
The Best (and worst!)
Page 1
PC Zone Issue 225 The Best (and worst) Page 2
PC Zone Issue 225
The Best (and worst!)
Page 2

Some PC Software/Hardware/Web Ads past and present

PC Zone Issue 1 Hardware Ad
PC Zone Issue 1
Hardware Ad
PC Zone Issue 1 Software Ad
PC Zone Issue 1
Software Ad
PC Zone Issue 225 Hardware Ad
PC Zone Issue 225
Hardware Ad
PC Zone Issue 225 Web Ad
PC Zone Issue 225
Web Ad

Goodbye PC Zone – R.I.P.

PC Zone Issue 225 Goodbye
PC Zone Issue 225
Goodbye
PC Zone Issue 225 R.I.P.
PC Zone Issue 225
R.I.P.