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  • Mobygames awards: Games of the Year

    Mobygames awards: Games of the Year

    16th July 2022top games and awards
    Mobygames is perhaps the biggest video game database on the Internet, as many of you already know. What you might not know is that Mobygames has a Games Of The Year award... well... sort of. The "best games" are automatically chosen among the ones with the highest critic scores. That's ...
  • The best first-person party-based RPGs according to you

    The best first-person party-based RPGs according to you

    18th June 2022RPG, top games and awards
    Party-based role-playing games with a first person perspective became popular after the release of Dungeon Master in 1989. Before Dungeon Master only a handful RPGs used first-person as a point of view, the Bard's Tale and Wizardry series among others.Dungeon Master managed to create a very neat user interface without ...
  • The beginning of Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

    The beginning of Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

    14th May 2022RPG, top games and awards
    Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is a first-person 3D RPG set in the Ultima universe created by Richard Garriott. Ultima Underworld was designed by Paul Neurath, developed by Blue Sky Productions and released by Origin Systems in 1992. It was followed by Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds.More info about ...
  • The all time 100 best video games at Time.com

    The all time 100 best video games at Time.com

    4th September 2021top games and awards
    TIME magazine compiled a comprehensive list of the 100 best video games of all time for every platform that ever existed, according to them.Take a look and judge for yourself. Did you play most of them? Are you too young to know what Asteroid is?1970sAdventureAsteroidsBreakoutHunt the WumpusPongSpace InvadersThe ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards: Games of the Year 1979

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards: Games of the Year 1979

    6th March 2021top games and awards
    Electronic Games was a magazine published in the 1980s and the 1990s entirely focused on video games (one of the first ones, if you think about it). Every year, Electronic Games magazine held a Game of the Year "Arcade Awards".These are the best games published in 1979 according to Electronic ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1981

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1981

    23rd January 2021top games and awards
    asElectronic Games was a magazine published in the United States between the 1980s and the 1990s. It was one of the first computer magazines entirely dedicated to video games, and it wasn't that common in the early 80s.The Arcade Awards was perhaps the first "game of the year" type ...
  • The best PC games according to Rock Paper Shotgun

    The best PC games according to Rock Paper Shotgun

    12th December 2020top games and awards
    In 2017 Rock Paper Shotgun compiled a list of the 75 greatest PC games of all time. While a majority of them were published in recent years, there are quite a few good old classics we know and love that deserve to be in any PC "top games" chart.1990Red Baron1992Dune ...
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1997

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1997

    7th November 2020top games and awards
    In 1997 Princess Diana died in a car crash, Hong Kong returned under China rule and the stock markets crashed (again). The first Harry Potter book is published in United Kingdom, scientists cloned the first sheep (Dolly) and Microsoft released Interet Explorer 4 (yes, four).Cinemas were full of people watching Titanic, ...
  • CODiE Awards 2000: Half-Life, Links, Pharaoh

    CODiE Awards 2000: Half-Life, Links, Pharaoh

    12th September 2020top games and awards
    The year 2000 brought one classic to the PC video gaming world, still remembered today: Half-Life. That wasn't the only game deserving an award, but it's undeniable that Half-Life was a milestone not only in first-person shooters, but also in the whole history of PC gaming.In history, we all woke ...
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly Game of the Year awards

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Game of the Year awards

    22nd August 2020top games and awards
    Electronic Gaming Monthly is a video game magazine founded in 1988 (a long time ago!). Amazingly, it's still alive and well, in digital form. Each year, the editors of Electronic Gaming Monthly chose a Game of the Year among games realeased for almost every system.Double Dragon 1988for Arcade, NES, SMSGhouls ...
  • CODiE Awards 1999: Starcraft, Unreal, Lego Loco

    CODiE Awards 1999: Starcraft, Unreal, Lego Loco

    4th July 2020top games and awards
    In 1999 we surpassed 6 billion inhabitants in the whole world. In Europe, the new currency - called EURO - replaces national currencies. In the USA, Napster is released, and if you don't remember it, go looking for it on wikipedia! Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 5 (five!).Movies released in 1999: Star Wars: The ...
  • CODiE Awards 1998: Diablo, Red Alert, Riven

    CODiE Awards 1998: Diablo, Red Alert, Riven

    16th May 2020top games and awards
    In 1998 happened something that would later change the whole world and the way we use the Internet: Google was founded. In the U.S.A. Bill Clinton is having trouble with Monica Lewinsky. In Russia the Rouble devaluates quickly. Microsoft releases Windows 98 (now abandonware...?). Some of the most popular ...
  • CODiE Awards 1997: Tomb Raider, Monty Python, Links

    CODiE Awards 1997: Tomb Raider, Monty Python, Links

    11th April 2020top games and awards
    In 1997 quite a few interesting things happened. Scientists cloned Dolly the sheep, Hong Kong was handed over to China by the UK, the Mars Pathfinder probe landed on Mars. In fiction, the first book of Harry Potter is published in the UK, Titanic literally hit cinemas all over the world ...
  • CODiE Awards 1996: Dark Forces, Ascendancy, IndyCar Racing 2

    CODiE Awards 1996: Dark Forces, Ascendancy, IndyCar Racing 2

    29th February 2020top games and awards
    In 1996 quite a few things happened. Charles and Diana got divorced, France finally stops nuclear tests in the Pacific, Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64 and the mad cow disease hits Britain. Deep Blue defeats chess champion Kasparov, Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3 and Windows NT 4.The 1996 CODiE awards go to an almost ...
  • CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    12th January 2020top games and awards
    In 1995 America Online granted access to the internet. The Oklahoma City bombing and the nervine gas attack in Japan happened. In 1995 Microsoft presented its own operating system Windows 1995 to the world.Some CODiE Awards winners made the history of video gaming. Doom 2 was an excellent sequel to one of the ...
  • The best abandonware games of 2019

    The best abandonware games of 2019

    4th January 2020top games and awards
    2019 has ended. Each game in the "top abandonware games" chart of Abandonware DOS received many votes. This means that you, dear visitor, care about these games, you loved them when they were released and they left something in you... a pleasant memory, a warm feeling of nostalgia maybe?This ...
  • CODiE Awards 1994: Myst, SimCity 2000, IndyCar Racing

    CODiE Awards 1994: Myst, SimCity 2000, IndyCar Racing

    7th December 2019top games and awards
    1994 was the year of Myst. To me, the huge success of Myst was a mystery. Myst was an ok game, different from many other titles, but I didn't see it as a groundbreaking innovative product. I know that many of you will frown reading this, but it really didn't ...
  • Windows 3.1 classic games

    Windows 3.1 classic games

    8th November 2019top games and awards
    Long before the first successful Windows operating systems, Microsoft developed Windows 3.1 (an "operating environtment"). Games that ran under Windows 3.1 weren't so many. In fact, most of them are little more than puzzle games, card games and simple strategy games. That doesn't mean Windows 3.1 lacked good games; in fact, a few ...
  • 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 ...