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  • CODiE Awards 1993: A-Train, Links 386, Wolfenstein 3-D

    CODiE Awards 1993: A-Train, Links 386, Wolfenstein 3-D

    5th October 2019top games and awards
    In 1993 the games awarded by the CODiE Awards weren't exactly important. The only one that stands out after all these years is Wolfenstein 3-D, the father of Doom and its sequels.1993A-Train Best Strategy ProgramDark Seed Best Fantasy Role Playing/Adventure ProgramLinks 386 Pro Best Sports ProgramSimLife Best Simulation ProgramStunt Island: ...
  • Game Informer Greatest Games

    Game Informer Greatest Games

    3rd August 2019top games and awards
    The winners of the Game Informer Game of the Year are chosen by Game Informer editors. During their earlier years of publication they would give awards for the best game on each console available at the time, occasionally giving an award to the overall best game of the year.Here's ...
  • CODiE Awards 1992: Lemmings, Civilization, SimAnt

    CODiE Awards 1992: Lemmings, Civilization, SimAnt

    10th July 2019top games and awards
    In 1992 two major hits saw the light: Lemmings and Civilization. Both spawned countless sequels, still published to this day.If you were a fan of combat flight simulations, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (by LucasGames) was the obvious choice.And let's not forget SimAnt, one of the weirdest (in a ...
  • Gamespot Greatest PC Games of all Time

    Gamespot Greatest PC Games of all Time

    8th June 2019top games and awards
    GameSpot is a popular website about video games and one of the oldest video gaming sites on the Internet. This chart was published a while ago on an oldest version of the current GameSpot site.The winners of the GameSpot Game of the Year were chosen by GameSpot editors.Here's ...
  • Game Critics Awards (E3): 2000

    Game Critics Awards (E3): 2000

    23rd March 2019top games and awards
    The Game Critics Awards is a annual award event that happens just after the very popular E3 video game conference. The Game Critics Awards take place since 1998.In 2000, Black and White won a lot of prizes (good for you Peter Molyneaux). Neverwinter Nights was a personal favourite: it deserved both ...
  • Game Critics Awards (E3): 1999

    Game Critics Awards (E3): 1999

    2nd February 2019top games and awards
    The Game Critics Awards is a annual award event that happens just after the very popular E3 video game conference. The Game Critics Awards take place since 1998.In 1999, Freelancer was the game to play and won four prizes. A few of these winners still have a cult following: Outcast, Homeworld, ...
  • Game Critics Awards in 1998: Homeworld, Half-Life, Grim Fandango

    Game Critics Awards in 1998: Homeworld, Half-Life, Grim Fandango

    15th September 2018top games and awards
    The Game Critics Awards are annual awards held after the very popular E3 video game conference since 1998. As you can see, 1998 saw the birth of great classics for every kind of gamer: Half-Life for shooter lovers, Homeworld for RTS gamers, Grim Fandango for adventure addicts and Alpha Centauri for the ...
  • A bunch of games for Windows

    A bunch of games for Windows

    18th August 2018top games and awards
    The name of the site is Abandonware DOS, but some of the games hosted here are games for Windows. I'm talking about old and abandoned games for Windows, not easy to make them run properly if you're not using a Virtual Machine.I don't usually add many Windows games but ...
  • CODiE Awards 1990: SimCity, Carmen Sandiego, Space Quest 3

    CODiE Awards 1990: SimCity, Carmen Sandiego, Space Quest 3

    4th August 2018top games and awards
    1990 was a seminal year in videogames. The last decade of the millennium saw the birth of two genres: city building simulations and god games.The first was represented by the first chapter in a long series of sims: SimCity. There are not many well known city building games around ...
  • CODiE Awards 1989: Tetris, Battle Chess, King's Quest 4

    CODiE Awards 1989: Tetris, Battle Chess, King's Quest 4

    7th July 2018top games and awards
    In 1989 Tetris was the single most awarded game. The fact that it was a puzzle game based on a very simple concept and made by a nice russian man has contributed to the Tetris myth. Thank you Alexey Pajitnov.1989 was a very important year in world history. Just think at ...
  • CODiE Awards: 1988

    CODiE Awards: 1988

    10th March 2018top games and awards
    In 1988 I was a proud owner of a Commodore 64. A couple of years later I bought an Amiga, but 1988 I was still playing Ultima 5 on 5 1/4 disks. I didn't know a thing about PCs, even less about PC gaming. Older people I knew at the time used PCs to work on ...
  • CODiE Awards: 1987

    CODiE Awards: 1987

    2nd September 2017top games and awards
    In 1987 was a grim year remembered for awful facts: Unabomber in Salt Lake City, the Black Monday crash, a typhoon in the Philippines. Thankfully, it was a great year for videogames. Here are the CODiE Awards for 1987. From the official site: "The SIIA CODiE Awards were established in 1986 so that ...
  • CODiE Awards: 1986

    CODiE Awards: 1986

    14th July 2017top games and awards
    The SIIA CODiE Awards are one of the oldest still around. The first games were awarded in 1986. Cold war was a reality, USSR was a superpower and most of you weren't even born.Here's a description from the official site: "The SIIA CODiE Awards were established in 1986 so that pioneers ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1992

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1992

    21st April 2017top games and awards
    What happened in 1992? Quite a lot! Bosnia Herzegovina declares independence, starting the war we all know about. The Maastricht treaty is signed and the European Union is officially born. Microsoft releases Windows 3.1: the DOS era is slowly coming to an end. 1992 also gave us some video game classics such as ...
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1999

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1999

    13th January 2017top games and awards
    The Spotlight Awards was a video game awards event hosted in the 1990s at the now popular GDC (Games Developers Conference). The Spotlight awards took a lot of gaming platforms into consideration, but 1999 awarded many PC games.The best video games for 1999 according to the Spotlight awards were:1999Baldur's Gate ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1984

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1984

    17th December 2016top games and awards
    Electronic Games was a computer magazine focused entirely on early video games. Every year, the Electronic Games Arcade Awards crowned a few Games of the Year. This is a list of the best games published in 1984, the year that Ghostbusters came out. 1984Agent USA Electronic Educational Game of the YearApple ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1983

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1983

    20th October 2016top games and awards
    Electronic Games was a computer magazine focused entirely on early video games. Every year, the Electronic Games Arcade Awards crowned a few Games of the Year. This is a list of the best games published in 1983.19833-D Sky Attack Mini-Arcade Game of the YearTomytronic 3DAdvanced Dungeons & Dragons Best Adventure ...