Awards and Honors


HALF-LIFE 2

Half-Life 2 has been named "PC Game of the Year" 2004 by:

  • Game Reactor Magazine (Sweden)
  • Guardian UK Reader's Choice Awards
  • SpikeTV's Video Game Awards
  • Gamebiz.com.au
  • Filefront.com
  • Eurogamer
  • Shacknews.com Reader's Choice Awards
  • Gamespy.com
  • Edge Magazine
  • Voodoo Extreme.com
  • IGN.com
  • Mediacritic.com
  • Playboy.com
  • "Here" Magazine (Canada)
  • Play Magazine (USA)
  • JIVE Magazine
  • OCModShop.com
  • VG.no
  • Driverheaven.net
  • Gamearena.com.au
 
  • FZ.se
  • Associated Press
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • PC Guru
  • PC Zone UK (Editor and Reader's Choice)
  • PopSoft (China)
  • PC Gamer (US)
  • Academy of Arts and Interactive Sciences
  • Xbitlabs.com
  • CPU Magazine
  • BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)
  • Animation Magazine
  • PC Games (Australia)
  • Game Developer's Choice
  • MeriStation.com (Spain)
  • ComputerSweden
  • PC Games Reader's Choice Awards (Germany)
  • PC World magazine
  • Future Media's 2005 Golden Joystick



HALF-LIFE
"Best Game of All Time" - PC Gamer
Half-Life was named "Best Game of All Time" by PC Gamer magazine in its November 1999, October 2001, and April 2005 issues.

The original Half-Life has been named "PC Game of the Year" by:


  • Computer Game Developer Spotlight Awards
  • The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards
  • PC Gamer
  • PC Games
  • PC Accelerator
  • Computer Gaming World
  • Houston Chronicle
  • CNET GameCenter
  • Gamespot Reader's Poll
  • Antagonist Games Network
  • Adrenaline Vault
  • Teen People Online
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Blue's News
  • Gamers World
  • Game Over Online Magazine
  • Download.net
  • Gamer's Depot
  • Gamezilla
  • Digital Entertainment On-Line
  • Loony Games
  • sCary's website
  • Game Asylum
  • Voodoo Extreme
  • Intelligamer
  • Electric Games
  • The Electric Playground
  • Game Power
  • PC Player (German)
  • PowerPlay (German)
  • Gamesmania (German)
  • NBC Giga (German)
  • Missil.net (Sweden)
  • Daily Telegraph (UK)
  • Gry Komputerowe magazine (Poland)
  • Pelit magazine (Finland)
  • Slitz (Sweden)
  • PC Home (Chinese Edition)
  • Megascene (Austria)
  • PC Gamer (UK)
  • PC Format (UK)
  • .NET (UK)
  • Ultimate PC (UK)
  • Game.EXE (Russia)
  • Speltorget (Sweden)
  • Generation 4 (France)
  • ECTS Interative Entertainment Award 1999 (Game.EXE - Russia)
  • ECTS Interative Entertainment Award 1999 (France)
  • ECTS Interative Entertainment Award 1999 (Eastern Europe)
  • Best Action Game & Game of the Year by the readers of PC Zone Benelux (Holland)
  • Play Online Magazine (Japan)



Counter-Strike

Counter-Strike has won the following awards:

  • Action Game of the Year 2000 -- Gamepen.com
  • Action Game of the Year 2000 -- Actiontrip.com
  • Online Game of the Year 2000 -- GameSpot UK and US
  • Special Award for Multiplayer Gaming 2000 -- Gamespy.com
  • Action Game of the Year 2000 -- Gamespot US, Readers Choice
  • Game of the Year 2000 -- VoodooExtreme Readers Choice
  • Best Multiplayer 2000 -- Electronic Playground
  • Revolutionary PC Game 2000 -- Game Revolution
  • Best Online Game 2000 -- Game Revolution
  • Best Multiplayer Game -- Game Developer 2001 Spotlight Awards
  • Special Achievement in Gaming -- Game Developer 2001 Spotlight Awards
  • Online Game of the Year 2000 -- Computer Games
  • Game of the Year 2000 -- Gamers.com