List of video game magazines

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This is a list of video game magazines. The primary focus of the magazines in this list is or was video game journalism for at least part of their run. For general computing magazines that may also cover games, consult the list of computer magazines.

Overview[edit]

Journalist reporting and evaluation of video games in periodicals began from the late 1970s to 1980 in general coin-operated industry magazines like Play Meter[1] and RePlay,[2] home entertainment magazines like Video,[3] as well as magazines focused on computing and new information technologies like InfoWorld or Popular Electronics.[4]

However, dedicated magazines focusing primarily on video game journalism wouldn't appear until late in 1981, when several magazines where launched independently of each other at about the same time. Computer and Video Games premiered in the U.K. in November 1981.[5] It was soon followed by Electronic Games in the US, founded by Bill Kunkel, Arnie Katz and Joyce Worley, who had previously written the "Arcade Alley" column in Video.[6] While Electronic Games covered arcade and console games as well as computer software, Computer Gaming World was focused entirely on the latter.[7] The video game crash of 1983 badly hurt the market for North American video game magazines. Computer Gaming World, founded in 1981, stated in 1987 that it was the only survivor of 18 color magazines for computer games in 1984.[8]

Meanwhile, in Japan, the first magazines entirely dedicated to video games began appearing from 1982, beginning with ASCII's LOGiN, followed by several SoftBank publications and Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq. The first magazine dedicated to console games, or a specific video game console, was Tokuma Shoten's Family Computer Magazine, which began in 1985 and was focused on Nintendo's Family Computer (Nintendo Entertainment System in the West). This magazine later spawned famous imitators such as Famicom Tsuushin (loosely, "Famicom Journal") in 1986 (now known today as Famitsu) and Nintendo Power in 1988.[9]

In the mid-2000s, the popularity of print-based magazines started to wane in favor of web-based magazines.[10] In 2006, Eurogamer's business development manager Pat Garratt wrote a criticism of those in print games journalism who had not adapted to the web, drawing on his own prior experience in print to offer an explanation of both the challenges facing companies like Future Publishing and why he believed they had not overcome them.[11]

List[edit]

Name[a] Founded[b] Defunct[c] Country[d] Publisher[e] Topics[f] Refs[g]
360 Magazine 2005 2012 United Kingdom Imagine Publishing Xbox 360
360 Gamer 2005 2014 United Kingdom Uncooked Media Xbox 360
4Players Magazin 2000 Germany Computec Media GmbH Video game journalism
Ação Games 1991 2002 Brazil Editora Abril, Editora Azul General video gaming [additional citation(s) needed]
ACE 1987 1992 United Kingdom Future Publishing (1987–1989)
EMAP (1989–1992)
Atari ST, Amiga, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and newly released machines [12]
Aktueller Software Markt 1986 1995 Germany Tronic Verlag General video gaming
Amiga Action 1989 1996 United Kingdom Europress Amiga games magazine which merged with Amiga Computing in 1996. [13]
Amiga Force 1992 1994 United Kingdom Europress Impact Amiga games magazine [14]
Amiga Format 1989 2000 United Kingdom Future Publishing Amiga games magazine
Amiga Joker 1989 1996 Germany Joker Verlag Amiga games magazine [15][16]
Amiga Power 1991 1996 United Kingdom Future Publishing Amiga games magazine [17][18]
Amstrad Action 1985 1995 United Kingdom Future Publishing Amstrad CPC
Amtix 1985 1987 United Kingdom Newsfield Publications Ltd. Amstrad CPC games magazine; merged with Computing With The Amstrad [19][12]
Atari Age 1982 1984 United States The Atari Club Atari related topics [20]
Bad Influence! Magazine 1992 1992 United Kingdom Europress general video gaming
Bazinama 2002 2019 Iran ? Iranian video game magazine
Big K Magazine 1984 1985 United Kingdom IPC Magazines Ltd Commodore 64 games
CD-Action 1996 Poland Bauer Video games [21]
Commodore Force 1993 1994 United Kingdom Europress Impact Commodore 64 games [22]
Commodore Format 1990 1995 United Kingdom Future Publishing Commodore 64 games magazine
Comptiq 1983 Japan Kadokawa Shoten Multi-media games [23]
Comp Ace 2007 Japan Kadokawa Shoten Bishōjo games and visual novels
Computer and Video Games 1981 2004 United Kingdom Future Publishing Home computing, arcade games, video games; web-based magazine defunct as of February 2015. [24][12]
Computer Gamer 1985 1987 United Kingdom Argus Specialist Publications Computer game topics
Computer Gaming World 1981 2006 United States Ziff Davis PC game topics, occasional console game topics
Crash 1983 1992 United Kingdom Newsfield & Europress Sinclair Spectrum, SAM Coupé [12]
CU Amiga
(previously: Vic Computing [1982–1983]; Commodore User [1983–1990])
1983 1998 United Kingdom EMAP Commodore computers; started as computer magazine; by 1985 mostly games coverage. [25]
DC-UK 1999 2001 United Kingdom Future Publishing Dreamcast games magazine
Dengeki G's Magazine 1992 Japan ASCII Media Works Bishōjo games and Seinen manga
Dengeki Hime 1997 2014 Japan ASCII Media Works Eroge and Visual novels
Dengeki Maoh 2005 Japan ASCII Media Works Seinen manga, light novels and video games
Dengeki Nintendo
(previously: Dengeki SUPER Famicom [1993–1996]; Dengeki NINTENDO64 [1996–2001]; Dengeki GB Advance [2001]; Dengeki GAMECUBE [2002–2006]; Dengeki Nintendo DS [2006–2012]; Dengeki Nintendo for Kids [2012–2013])
1993 Japan Media Works (1993–2008)
ASCII Media Works (2008–)
Nintendo related topics [26][27][28][29][30][31]
Dengeki PlayStation 1995 2020 Japan Media Works (1995–2008)
ASCII Media Works (2008–)
PlayStation games [32][33]
Diànzǐ Yóuxì Ruǎnjiàn 1994 2012 People's Republic of China China Association for Science and Technology China's first video game magazine. Covered PC and console gaming, anime, music, etc. [34]
Donya ye Bazi 2005 2014 Iran Donyaye Bazi Organization First Official Iranian Game Magazine [35]
Edge 1993 United Kingdom Future Publishing Console, PC, Arcade, Mobile games [36]
Electric Brain 1989 1993 United Kingdom Space City Publishing Console games [37]
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games 1982 1984 United States Fun & Games Publishing Inc. Video, computer and arcade games [20]
Electronic Games /
Computer Entertainment
1981 1985 United States Reese Communications
(previously: Reese Publishing Company [1981–1983])
Video, computer and arcade games [38][20]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 1989 2009 United States Sendai Publishing (1989–1996)
Ziff Davis (1996–2009)
Video game journalism [39][40]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 2010 2015 United States EGM Media Video game journalism [41]
Expert Gamer
(formerly EGM² [1994–1998])
1994 2001 United States Sendai Publishing (1994–1996)
Ziff Davis (1996–2001)
video game strategy guides and cheat codes
Famitsu
(Shūkan Famicom Tsūshin (週刊ファミコン通信, "Weekly Famicom News") [1991–1996]
Famicom Tsūshin (ファミコン通信, "Famicom News") [86–91]
1986 Japan ASCII (1986–2000)
Enterbrain, Inc.(2000–)
Multiformat video game news
FUN! Online Games Magazine 2009 2010 United States Beckett Media Children's online games [42]
Game Developer 1994 2013 United States UBM Tech The premier magazine for working (and aspiring) video game creators [43]
Game.EXE
(Previously Toy Shop [1995-1996])
1997 2006 Russia Computerra Video Games
Game Industry Report Magazine ? 2006 United States GNB News Group All aspects of the video game industry in the US [citation needed]
Game Informer 1991 United States Funco (1991–2000)
GameStop (2000–present)
Articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles. [44][45]
GameFan (formerly Diehard GameFan) 1992 2000 United States DieHard Gamers Club (1992–1996)
Metropolis Media (1996-1998)
Shinno Media (1999–2000)
Video game news –focus on Anime and RPG games, Dave Halverson first video game publication [46]
GameNOW 2001 2004 United States Ziff Davis Spinoff of EGM geared to younger audience
Game Players[h] 1989 1998 United States GP Publications (1989–96)
Imagine Publishing (1996–98)
Video game journalism [47]
GamePro 1989 2011 United States IDG (1989–2008)
GamePro Media (2008–2011)
General video gaming [48][49]
Games for Windows: The Official Magazine 2006 2008 United States Ziff Davis Windows Games in partnership with Microsoft [50][51]
The Games Machine 1987 1990 United Kingdom Newsfield Publications General Video Gaming
The Games Machine (Italy) 1988 Italy Aktia Italian PC game magazine. PC and console gaming online.
GamesMaster 1993 2018 United Kingdom Future plc (1993–2003, 2006–2018)
Summit Media (2003–2006)
Multiformat video games [52]
Gamereactor 1998 2015 Denmark Gamez Publishing A/S PC, Mobile and video game consoles
Gamest 1986 1999 Japan Shinseisha Arcade games
GameStar 1997 Germany IDG Entertainment Media (1997–2015)
Webedia (2015–)
PC games [53]
gamesTM 2002 2018 United Kingdom Future Publishing UK-based computer and video games magazine [52]
GameWeek Magazine 1995 2002 United States Cyberactive Media Group General video gaming
Giochi per il mio computer 1997 2010 Italy ? Italian video game magazine
GMR Magazine 2003 2005 United States, Canada Ziff Davis PC games, Console games
Hobby Consolas 1991 Spain First Hobby Press, then Axel Springer Spanish video game magazine specialized in console gaming [54]
Hobby's Jump 1983 1988 Japan Shueisha Shōnen manga and video games
Hoog Spel 1990 2000 The Netherlands Rangeela B.V. Dutch gaming magazine [55]
Hyper Magazine 1993 2019 Australia Next Media
(1993-2018)
Future plc
(2018-present)
Video games
Interaction Magazine 1991 1999 United States Sierra Entertainment PC games [56]
Joystick Magazine 1988 2012 France Hachette Filipacchi Médias PC games
LeveL 1995 Czech Republic ? PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS
LeveL 1997 Turkey ? Turkish edition of Czech magazine
MCV 1998 United Kingdom Future Publishing business-focused topics of video games
Mean Machines 1990 1992 United Kingdom Emap Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, NES, Game Boy, Amstrad GX4000, Game Gear Splite
Mean Machines Sega 1992 1997 United Kingdom Emap Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Mega CD, Game Gear, Sega 32X and Sega Saturn
Mean Machines PlayStation 1996 1997 United Kingdom Emap PlayStation
Megami Magazine 1999 Japan Gakken Anime and Video games
Mega 1992 1995 United Kingdom Future Publishing Mega Drive games magazine
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 1992 1995 United Kingdom Maverick Magazines Mega Drive, Mega–CD, 32X
Mega Power 1993 1995 United Kingdom Paragon Publishing Mega Drive games
MegaTech 1991 1994 United Kingdom EMAP
(1991-1993)
Maverick Magazines
(1993-1994)
Sega Mega Drive
Mega Zone 1989 1995 Australia Elwood, Vic.: Megazone Publications
Micromanía 1985 Spain HobbyPress (1985–1998)
Axel Springer AG (1998–2012)
BlueOcean Publishing (2012–present)
PC games [57][58][59][60][54]
Monthly Arcadia 1999 2015 Japan Enterbrain Video games
MyM 2012 2018 United Kingdom MCM Central 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One [61][62]
N64 Magazine (Italy) 1999 2000 Italy Play Press Nintendo games magazine
NEXT Generation 1995 2002 United States Imagine Media 32-bit consoles, covers the video game industry rather than the games themselves
New Computer Express 1988 1991 United Kingdom Future Publishing Multiformat home computer magazine
NGC Magazine
(previously: N64 Magazine [1997–2001])
1997 2006 United Kingdom Future Publishing Nintendo games magazine
Nintendo Force 2013 United States MagCloud/NF Publishing LLC Nintendo games [63]
Nintendo Fun Club News 1987 1988 United States Nintendo of America Official Nintendo consoles coverage. Started in 1987 as a newsletter; discontinued in favor of Nintendo Power.
Nintendo Gamer
(previously: NGamer [2006–2011])
2006 2012 United Kingdom Future Publishing British magazine covering Nintendo products [64]
Nintendo La Rivista Ufficiale 1997 2012 Italy MER7 Italian Nintendo related topics
Nintendo, le magazine officiel 1993 2000 Australia Catalyst Publishing Australian Nintendo related topics
Nintendo Magazine System 1993 2000 Australia Catalyst Publishing Australian Nintendo related topics
Nintendo Magazine System (UK) 1992 2006 United Kingdom Emap United Kingdom Nintendo related topics
Nintendo Power 1988 2012 United States Nintendo of America (1988–2007)
Future U.S. Publishing (2007–2012)
Official Nintendo consoles coverage [20]
Nintendo World (Brazil) 1998 2017 Brazil Editora Tambor Nintendo related [65][66]
Nintendo World (UK) 1999 2000 United Kingdom Future Publishing Nintendo games magazine
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) 1999 2001 United Kingdom Dennis Publishing UK Dreamcast related topics
Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) 1999 2001 United States Imagine Media US Dreamcast related topics
Official Nintendo Magazine (Australia) 2008 2013 Australia,
New Zealand
Future Publishing Australia & New Zealand Nintendo related topics
Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) 2006 2014 United Kingdom Future Publishing UK Nintendo related topics
Official PlayStation Magazine (Australia) 2007 Australia Citrus Media Australian PlayStation related topics
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1995 2004 United Kingdom Future Plc UK PlayStation related topics
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine 1997 2007 United States Ziff Davis US PlayStation related topics, succeeded by Future's PlayStation: The Official Magazine
Official Xbox Magazine 2001 2020 United Kingdom
United States
Future PLC
Future US
Xbox related topics [67]
The One 1988 1996 United Kingdom EMAP Amiga, Atari ST, PC
Oyungezer 2007 Turkey Seti Publishing PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS
Page 6 1982 1998 United Kingdom Page 6 Publishing The Atari 8-bit range and Atari ST
Personal Computer Games 1983 1985 United Kingdom VNU PC games [12]
PC Accelerator 1998 2000 United States Imagine Media Men's magazine-style PC games coverage
PC Engine Fan 1988 1996 Japan Tokuma Shoten NEC Consoles
PC Format 1991 2015 United Kingdom Future Publishing PC magazine
PC Gamer 1993 United Kingdom
United States
Future Publishing PC games
PC Games 1992 Germany Computec Media AG PC games
PCGamesN 2012 United Kingdom Network N PC games
PC Mania 1998 2009 Bulgaria PC Mania PC games
PC PowerPlay 1996 Australia Future Australia PC games
PC Zone 1993 2010 United Kingdom Future plc PC games
PCW Plus
(previously: 8000 Plus [1986–1992])
1986 1996 United Kingdom Future Publishing Amstrad PCW computers
Pelaaja 2002 Finland H-Town Oy Finnish gaming magazine
Pelit 1992 Finland Fokus Media Finland Oy The oldest and most popular videogame magazine of Finland
Planet PC 1999 2001 United Kingdom ? PC games
Play 1994 2013 People's Republic of China Science Popularization Publication China's first PC-gaming-specific magazine [68]
Play Magazine (UK) 1995 2016 United Kingdom Imagine Publishing PlayStation consoles
Play Meter 1974 2018 United States Skybird Publishing Coin-op and arcade games [69]
Player One 1990 2000 France Média Système Édition Console games [70]
PlayStation: The Official Magazine 2007 2012 United States Future US PlayStation related topics, successor to Ziff Davis' OPM upon discontinuation of PSM
PlayStation Official Magazine (Italy) (previously: Ufficiale PlayStation Magazine [1996–2000]; Ufficiale PlayStation 2 Magazine [2000-2002]; PlayStation 2 Magazine Ufficiale [2002–2006]; PlayStation Magazine Ufficiale [2006–2012]) 2002 Italy Il Mio Castello (1996–2000)
Future Media Italy (2000–2002)
Play Media Company (2002–2012)
Lunasia Edizioni (2013–)
Italian PlayStation related topics
PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) 2006 United Kingdom Future Publishing UK PlayStation related topics
PlayStation Underground 1997 2001 United States Sony Computer Entertainment America PlayStation, PlayStation 2
PSM: Independent PlayStation Magazine (PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation 2 Magazine [2000–2005]
PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation Magazine [1997–2000])
1997 2007 United States Imagine Media (1998–2003)
Future Network USA (2003–2005)
Future US (2005–2007)
PlayStation family news
Swipe Magazine (previously: Pocket Gamer: Mobile Games + Apps [2007-2011]) 2007 2013 United Kingdom Steel Media Ltd Mobile games
Power Play 1993 2000s Germany Magna Media PC games [71]
Power Unlimited 1993 The Netherlands VNU Media (1993–2007)
HUB Uitgevers (2007–2013)
Reshift Digital (2013–)
Dutch gaming magazine
PSM3
(previously: PSM2 [2000–2006])
2000 2012 United Kingdom Future Publishing Sony video game consoles and PlayStation games [72]
PNM (Pure Nintendo) 2011 United States MagCloud/Pure Media LLC All things Nintendo related
Raze Magazine 1990 1991 United Kingdom Newsfield Sega Master System, NES
Retro Gamer 2004 United Kingdom Live Publishing (2004–2005)
Imagine Publishing (2005–2016)
Future Publishing (2016–)
Retro games from multiple platforms, often via an Emulator
Saturn Power 1997 1998 United Kingdom Future Publishing Sega Saturn games
Secret Service 1993 2001 Poland ProScript Polish game magazine, video games - all platforms
Secret Service 2014 2014 Poland Idea-Ahead Polish game magazine, video games - all platforms
Sega Force 1992 1993 United Kingdom Europress Impact Sega games magazine
Sega Magazine 1994 1995 United Kingdom EMAP Official Sega publication; relaunched as Sega Saturn Magazine (1995-1998).
Sega Power
(previously: S: The Sega Magazine [1989–1990])
1989 1997 United Kingdom Future Publishing Sega video games
Sega Pro 1991 1996 United Kingdom Paragon Publishing Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive
Sega Saturn Magazine 1995 1998 United Kingdom EMAP Sega Saturn games. Official Sega publication; the successor to Sega Magazine (1994-1995).
Sega Visions 1990 1995 United States Sega of America (1987–89)
Sega/The Communique Group (1990–1992)
Sega/Infotainment World (1992–95)
Official Sega magazine, competed with Nintendo Power [73]
Sinclair

Programs

1982 1985 United Kingdom ECC Publications ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum computers
Sinclair User 1982 1993 United Kingdom ? Sinclair Spectrum
SKOAR! 2003 2017 India Jasubhai Digital Media Pvt. Ltd. Indian game magazine [74]
SNES Force 1993 1994 United Kingdom Europress SNES Magazine
ST Format 1989 1996 United Kingdom Future Publishing Atari ST games magazine
ST/Amiga Format 1988 1989 United Kingdom Future Publishing Atari ST and Amiga games magazine
Strana Igr 1996 2013 Russia Gameland Russian game magazine
Super Play
1992 1996 United Kingdom Future Publishing SNES magazine
Super PLAY 1993 2009 Sweden Swedish game magazine
Świat Gier Komputerowych 1992 2003 Poland ? Polish video game magazine
Tilt 1982 1994 France Editions Mondiales S.A. PC and Console gaming [75]
Tips and Tricks 1995 2007 United States LFP (Larry Flynt Publications) Video game strategy guides, codes and walkthroughs [76]
Total! 1993 2000 United Kingdom MVL-Verlag (1993–1995)
X-Plain Verlag (1996–2000)
Nintendo games; brand licensed from UK magazine, but independent content [77]
TurboPlay 1990 1992 United States L.F.P., Inc. TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx-CD, Turbo Duo, TurboExpress, SuperGrafx
Velikiy Drakon 1993 2004 Russia Video-Ace Video games [78]
Videogaming Illustrated 1982 1983 United States Ion International, Inc. Video games [20]
Video Games Magazine 1982 1984 United States Pumpkin Press Video games [79]
Video Games Player 1982 1984 United States Carnegie Publications Corp. Video games [80]
VideoGames - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine
(previously VideoGames & Computer Entertainment [1988-1993])
1993 1996 United States L.F.P., Inc. Video games, PC games and arcades
V Jump 1993 Japan Shueisha Video games and Shōnen manga
Xbox World 2003 2012 United Kingdom Future Publishing Xbox video game consoles and Xbox games [72]
X-One

(PreviouslyX360

[2005-2013])

2005 2015 United Kingdom Imagine Publishing Xbox 360, Xbox one
XtremPC 1998 2010 Romania PC games, game consoles
X64 1997 2000 France Edicorp Publications Nintendo games magazine
Your Sinclair 1984 1993 United Kingdom Dennis Publishing (1984–1990)
Future Publishing (1990–1993)
Sinclair Spectrum, SAM Coupé [81]
Zero 1989 1992 United Kingdom Dennis Publishing Amiga, Atari ST, PC games
Zzap!64 1985 1992 United Kingdom Newsfield Publications (1985–1991)
Europress Impact (1991–1992)
Commodore 64 games [12][22]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Title of the publication; in case the title was changed during a magazine's run, older titles are attached in brackets.
  2. ^ The year of first publication
  3. ^ The last year of publication, if the magazine is defunct; if the print edition of a magazine brand is discontinued, the magazine is listed as defunct.
  4. ^ Country of publication; if a magazine was circulated in multiple countries, only the country of origin is given.
  5. ^ The name of the publisher; if the publisher changed during a publication's run, all publishers are given with their respective publication years in brackets.
  6. ^ Brief summary of the general range of topics, platforms and genres covered.
  7. ^ References for all used information
  8. ^ Game Players was renamed to Ultra Game Players in 1996, and then to Game Buyer in 1998.[47]

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