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Looking for free gaming magazines in PDF format? Check out the Video Game Magazine Archive, which offers a collection of retro gaming, PC, video, and board game magazines from the 1980s to the present day. Best of all, these magazines are available to read online for free!

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Computer and Video Games Magazine – Gaming Magazines PDF


UK: Future

“Computer and Video Games Magazine (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004. Its offshoot website was launched in 1999 and closed in February 2015. It was the world’s first dedicated video games magazine.” – Wikipedia. Video game magazines 80s, 90s. Video games magazines online archive.

Computer Game Manuals Collection – Gaming Magazines PDF

1982-2006 (estimated)

Various Publishers

User manuals for hundreds of computer games.

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Computer Gaming World – Gaming Magazines PDF


CA: Golden Empire

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006. Computer Gaming World back issues. Computer games magazines 80s, 90s. Computer games magazines online archive.

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Cubed Magazine – Gaming Magazines PDF

Issues 2016 – 2017

Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK: Cubed Magazine

“A monthly gaming magazine from the team of volunteers at Cubed Gamers, an international gaming collective offering the best in reviews, comment and features about the games industry.” – Publisher. Old gaming magazines pdf.

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Gambit Magazine – Gaming Magazines PDF

Issues 2014 – 2018

Gambit Magazine

Gambit stands for Games, entertainment, movies, television and technology. The articles mostly appear to be about games. There is also a “news” section. Old games magazines archive.

Game and Gamer Collection – Old Gaming Magazines Online PDF

Archive Collection


This is a collection of magazines and newsletters based around gaming of all sorts: Arcade games, Computer Games, Console Games, as well as Board Games, Role-Playing Games, and any other sort of related entertainment. Collection at the Internet Archive. Old gaming magazines online archive. Board games magazines online

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Game Nite Magazine – Video Game Magazine Archive

2015 – 2020

Shelter Island, US: Serge Pierro

“Game Nite Magazine is a free monthly magazine covering the world of Tabletop Gaming. We cover Board Games, Card Games, Miniatures, and more.” – Publisher. Board games magazines online.

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Games & Puzzles Magazine – Video Game Magazine Archive

1972-1980 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

London, UK: Edu-Games

Games & Puzzles first appeared in 1972 in London. The first editor recruited a team of experts as writers and consulting editors, and it had a good reputation in the games community. It ceased publication in 1981, but was briefly revived in the 1990s. – Wikipedia. Board games magazines online archive.

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The General – Video Game Magazine Archive


Baltimore, MD: Avalon Hill

“The General (1964–1998) was a bi-monthly periodical devoted to supporting Avalon Hill’s line of wargames, with articles on game tactics, history, and industry news. It was the first professionally produced wargaming magazine for the nascent cardboard and hex-map wargaming hobby. Over the years the magazine was variously called The Avalon Hill General, Avalon Hill’s General, The General Magazine, or simply General. With the sale of Avalon Hill to Hasbro in 1998 the magazine ceased.” – Wikipedia. Avalon Hill began producing games for the computer in the early or mid-90s, and the magazine issues of that period reflect the change. The General free back issues of magazines. Board games magazines archive.

PC Zone Magazine – Old Gaming Magazines PDF


UK: Dennis, Future Plc

“PC Zone, founded in 1993, was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom. The last issue of PC Zone went on sale 2 September 2010. ” – Wikipedia. PC Zone back issues. Old gaming magazines pdf online archive. Games magazines 90s.

Playstation PDF Magazine Collection – Video Game Magazine Archive

Magazine collection

Various publishers – up to Present date

At this site there are numerous back issues of various magazines dedicated to games for Sony Playstation game consoles. Titles include: Playstation Max, Playstation Pro, Playstation World, Extreme Playstation, Planet Playstation, Mean Machines Playstation and more. Various Playstation magazines free archive. Video games magazines 90s.

Sims Nation Magazine – Gaming Magazines PDF

Simmer’s Digest Website

Issues 2020 – Present

Simmer’s Digest

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Wireframe FreePDFMagazine – Gaming Magazines PDF

Wireframe Magazine Website


UK: Raspberry Pi Trading

“Wireframe magazine is a monthly magazine that lifts the lid on video games. In every issue, we’ll be looking at how games are made, who makes them, and even guide you through the process of making your own.” – Publisher. Wireframe magazine back issues free. Games magazine online.

Games Magazine Collection – Gaming Magazines PDF

Variety of Magazines

Various Publishers

This Internet Archive collection of computer and video game magazines has dozens of titles and thousands of issues, in English and other languages. Some titles: Advanced Computer Entertainment, Amiga Power, Activisions, Classic Gamer, Consolemania, Dreamcast, Family Computer Magazine, Game Informer, Game Developer, GamePro, Joystik, Mean Machines, Mega Console, Micro Adventurer. Plus many more.

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Websites of More Games Magazines – Video Game Magazine Archive

Free online versions of these games magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

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