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Video games awards

Since the early days of video gaming history, the best of the best were awarded honors and accolades. Nowadays, video game awards are often seen on YouTube channels or even on TV, but in the past century (the 80s and the 90s) the primary source of golden medals was the plethora of video game magazines around. I'm talking about printed magazines like Edge, Crash, etc.; there was no Internet!

These are some of the many video game awards past and present, and the video games awarded (not only for DOS or Windows) are some of the best in the history of video gaming.

Type Award
hall of fame All-TIME 100 video games TIME.com
award BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards
award CODiE Awards
award Electronic Games Arcade Awards

Electronic Games was the first dedicated video game magazine published in the United States and ran from October 15, 1981 to 1997 under different titles. The magazine is notable for holding the first Game of the Year Award ceremony, called the Arcade Awards.

GOTY Eurogamer Game of the Year
award Game Critics Awards (E3)
GOTY Game Informer Game of the Year
GOTY Game Informer Greatest Games (pre-1996)
GOTY Games magazine Game of the Year award
GOTY Gamespot Game of the Year
award Gamespot Greatest PC Games of all Time
award Golden Joystick Awards
award Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs)
GOTY Mobygames Game of the Year

Mobygames is perhaps the biggest video game database on the Internet, as many of you already know. What you might now 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 review scores. That's why the GOTY chart can change from time to time.

GOTY Omni Magazine Game of the Year
award Spotlight Awards (GDC)
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