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Rick Lane


Rick Lane is the games editor of Custom PC Magazine and is a freelance writer for Eurogamer and other outlets. He specialises in PC gaming and sometimes talks about the graphics. You can follow him on Twitter.

Featured articles

FeatureWhen level design goes awry

Exploring Dusk and the thrill of the surreal.

FeatureDead Space is the sequel Resident Evil 4 deserved

From the archive: Extra terrors trial.

Friday the 13th review

Press axe to Jason.

Strafe review

Two steps sideways, one step back.

Take on Mars review

Crossing the Weir.

AvoidRollercoaster Tycoon World review

Exit through the thrift shop.

RecommendedTyranny review

Grist to the mill.

Shadow Warrior 2 review


Adr1ft review

Re-entry level.

Prospekt review

Shephard Commander.

FeatureThe Sims' social simulation is even more affecting now than it was 15 years ago

Splines they are a changin'. Looking back at Maxis' original.

Trine 3 review

Depth perceptions.

FeatureBlack & White combined the sublime with the stupid

Where the falling angel meets the rising ape.

Lichdom: Battlemage review

Pain in the arcane.

FeatureHow Left4Dead changed my life for the better

A little story about the wonder of a sadly departed games magazine and Valve's excellent co-op shooter.

LA Cops Early Access review

First responder.

Maia Early Access review

First contact.

FeatureDeveloping by the sword

Exploring the challenge of creating authentic and entertaining melee combat systems in games.

RecommendedArma 3 review

Combined arms.

DayZ alpha review

Hiking prices.

FeatureJedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast retrospective

An elegant game for a more civilised age.

FeatureBelayed potential: The art of videogame climbing

Getting to the crux of why there are so few climbing games, and how that could change in the near future.