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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 title description
hall of fame All-TIME 100 video games TIME.com A list of the top 100 video games of all time according to website time.com.
award BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards BAFTA stands for British Academy of Film and Television Arts and is annually hosted since 1998.
award CODiE Awards The CODiE Awards are annual awards given within the software industry. The name "CODiE" is derived from the word "code".
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 The winners of the Eurogamer Game of the Year are chosen by the site's editors.
award Game Critics Awards (E3) The Game Critics Awards are annual awards held after the E3 video game conference since 1998.
GOTY Game Informer Game of the Year 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.
GOTY Game Informer Greatest Games (pre-1996) 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.
GOTY Games magazine Game of the Year award The winners of the Games magazine Game of the Year award are chosen by Games editors.
GOTY Gamespot Game of the Year The winners of the GameSpot Game of the Year are chosen by GameSpot editors.
award Gamespot Greatest PC Games of all Time The winners of the GameSpot Game of the Year are chosen by GameSpot editors.
award Golden Joystick Awards The Golden Joystick Awards is the second oldest gaming award ceremony and is the longest running video game award. As of 2014, it is the biggest video game award show in terms of the number of votes cast.
award Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs) The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization of industry professionals and presents a series of annual Interactive Achievement Awards.
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 The games chosen as the year's best by Omni magazine, which was active from 1978 to 1995.
award Spotlight Awards (GDC) The Spotlight Awards (GDC) was hosted annually by the Game Developers Conference from 1997 to 1999. Its focus was on the video and computer game industry.
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