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Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1981

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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 award ever.

This is a list of the best games published in 1981 according to Electronic Games Arcade Awards.

  • 1981
  • Asteroids Videogame of the Year
    Atari VCS
  • Auto Racing Best Sports Game
  • Computer Baseball Best Computer Sports Game
    Apple II
  • Jawbreaker Best Computer Action Game
    Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64
  • Kaboom! Best Audio-Visual Effects
    Atari VCS
  • Missile Command Best Solitaire Game
    Atari VCS
  • Pac-Man Best Commercial Arcade Game
    Namco Pac-Man
  • Quest for the Rings Most Innovative Game
  • Star Raiders Computer Game of the Year
    Atari 400/800
  • Tennis Best Competitive Game
    Atari VCS
  • Warlords Best Pong Variant
    Atari VCS

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