Out now! Baldur's back in Wireframe #45

By Ryan Lambie. Posted

Another month, another fantastic issue of Wireframe: issue 45 is available to purchase online and in stores from today, the 3 December. If you're out shopping for essentials, Wireframe's available in selected supermarkets and newsagents, but you can also get a copy delivered to your door by ordering it directly from this very website.

So what's inside your fantastical, 116-page issue 45? Well, you'll find all this and lots more besides:

We talk to Larian Studios about reviving an RPG classic with Baldur's Gate III. Find out how the franchise ended up in the Belgian team's hands, the challenges behind making its biggest game yet, and more in our in-depth, eight-page preview. Later on, we track down the key people behind Enter The Matrix, the flawed yet ambitious movie tie-in from 2003, and share our pick of 25 of the finest games from the past generation.

In our Toolbox section, we'll show you how to make a sprawling city using the engine behind Heaven's Vault; veteran developer Rob Hewson provides a guide to avoiding a universe of dev problems when making an indie game; and in Source Code, Mark Vanstone crams a top-down shooter into just a few lines of code.

Larian Studios talk exclusively about Baldur's Gate III.

That still not enough goodness for you? Well, there's still more besides:

  • White Shadows: an expressionistic platformer from Germany

  • Mundaun: monochrome horror in the Swiss mountains

  • Core: inside a free-to-play creative sandbox

  • A look back at the Sega Mega Drive and its rarest titles

  • Video gaming's positive benefits on older players' health

Then there's our usual mix of news, previews and reviews, including our verdicts on Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Art of Rally, Star Wars Squadrons, and a round-up of the PS5 and XBox Series X's launch titles.

PLUS: you can win a bundle of 2K Games titles in our latest competition!

We uncover the fascinating story behind Enter The Matrix - the 2003 game with more ambition than your typical movie tie-in.

Get your copy of Wireframe

Physical copies of Wireframe are available now in selected supermarkets and local newsagents if you're already out shopping for essentials. But you can also order a copy online at the Raspberry Pi Press store - and yes, we'll deliver to just about anywhere in the universe, with free postage in the UK.

Build a sprawling, text-based city to explore with our in-depth guide.


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Our pick of the best games from the past generation.


If you prefer, there's also the option to download a free PDF if you'd like a handy digital version.

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