The PC Gamer team celebrates 200 issues by compiling the reasons we still love mouse and keyboard gaming...
Read part one of PC Gamer's 200 Reasons here.
101. Night vision versus heat vision
One lets you see through walls, the other lets you spy on spies.
Need to cross a clanking grate? Moss arrows can help! Next time, just wear slippers.
This RPG shows that fantasy doesn't have to mean faux medieval towns and stupid beards. It looks great with the widescreen mod: snipurl.com/e03sl
We're all about the professor plums.
Gems = more hurt.
We might take a month to organise transport and a venue, but once there it's rare we'll actually get to play much. We'll just spend most of the day patching our favourite games. PC gaming: we wouldn't have it any other way.
Want to add shamblers to your favourite game? We've included a couple of patches on our DVD.
108.A fresh Windows install...
And the promise of a hard-drive to fill.
109.The cow level
Once you've killed Bael, the real point of Diablo II arrives: the secret cow level. It's you versus many, many angry bovines.
The ultimate test of your twitch skills.
111.The Longest Yard
Oh, my railgun-shot knocked you off the ledge. Again. Sorry about that. Bad luck.
For Quake, rockets, and the discovery of deathmatch.
Still the fastest team shooter around, and still entirely free. The same developers went on to make the equally extreme-paced Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Get your WWII fix from our DVD, and do it now.
It's the fastest and silliest racing game we know of. The free version, TrackMania Nations, is on our DVD, but we'd recommend paying for the complete version: TrackMania United. It's only £20 and available on Steam.
Indie developers are constantly trying new game mechanics well in advance of their arrival into the mainstream. Before GTA's hysterical drunken ragdoll physics arrived, we'd experienced similar with Sumotori Dreams, an abstracted Sumo game in which your characters worked constantly to remain upright (try it at snipurl.com/cxqk7). Before World of Goo, as students the developers responsible tested their mechanics with Tower of Goo (try it at snipurl.com/cxqlj).
116.The Marian Reforms
When the Romans in Rome: Total War suddenly become hard cases. And turtles become tough nuts to crack.
117.Hitman Blood Money
Woefully under-appreciated, Blood Money is the assassin sim we've dreamed about: 14 levels of ludicrous violence, where dozens of tortuous plans to get to your target can be set in motion. It rewards clear thought, sadism and experimentation, and we commend it to you.