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It’s time to put your hood up, shave your head, and don your haunting mask.

This month it’s all about Assassins from Agent 47 to Conner Kenway and what better way to kick start the holiday season with our massive Assassin’s Creed 3 review. Is it really the biggest game of 2012? We’ve got the definitive verdict.

We’ve also gone hands-on with Halo 4 and talked to 343 Industries on picking up where Bungie left off.

You can also look out for hands-on impressions with the first couple of hours from Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3, and a first look at Splinter Cell: Blacklist – and yes, we’ve quizzed the developers on all the above.

You’ll also discover why Forza Horizon is the best Forza yet, why Fable: The Journey is the bravest Kinect game, and why we think Dishonored’s Corvo is the luckiest guy in Dunwall.

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