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Guild Wars has been honored with a variety of exceptional awards. At release, in April 2005, Guild Wars received numerous accolades including Editor's Choice, Game of the Month, Gold Awards, and other significant recognition. With the publication of 2005 Game of the Year Awards, Guild Wars again appeared on the "Best of" lists of many publications and websites. Here is a listing of some of the awards that Guild Wars has received:

Recent Awards:


1up.com - April 2006:

  • Best Role-Playing Game

Computer Games Magazine – March 2006:

  • Best Game (No. 4)
  • Best MMO Debut
  • Best Technology

IGN Best of 2005 Awards:

Play Magazine – February 2006 Issue:

  • PC Game of the Year
  • Best Action RPG
  • Best Graphics – Artistic
  • Honorable Mention – Best Original Score

Voodoo Extreme PC Game of the Year Awards:

GameSpy's Game of the Year 2005:

Worthplaying:

Metacritic:

Accolades and Awards at Release:

  • GameSpot: Review – 9.2/10 – Editors Choice Award
  • GameSpy: Review – 4.5/5 – Editors Choice
  • GameZone: Review – 9.3/10 – Editors Choice Award
  • ActionTrip: Review – 93/100 – Editors Choice Award
  • bit–tech.net: Review – 9/10 – Excellence Award
  • PC Games Source: Review – 94% – Editors Choice Award
  • GamingExcellence: Review – 9.2 – Editors Choice
  • WorthPlaying: Review – 9.1/10 – Editors Choice Award
  • Gamezone.de: Review (German) – 9.2 – Gold Award

Print Awards:

  • MaximumPC – August 2005 Issue Review – 9/10 Kick Ass Product Award
  • Computer Gaming World – July 2005 Issue: Review – 4/5 Editors Choice Award
  • Computer Games Magazine – July 2005 Issue: Review – 5/5 Editors Choice Award
  • Game Star – July 2005 Issue: Review – 85/100 Gold Award
  • Game Informer – July 2005 Issue: Review – 8.75/10 PC Game of the Month