Recent Awards

  • 2015 – John Romero – DOOM inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame
  • 2015 – Brenda Romero – GDC Choice Award, Ambassador Award
  • 2014 – Brenda Romero – Fulbright Scholar / Ireland (6-week commission to study Irish game industry)
  • 2014 – Brenda Romero – Business Insider, "The 100 Most Influential Tech Women on Twitter" (May)
  • 2013 – Brenda Romero – Top 10 Game Developers of 2013, Gamasutra
  • 2013 – Brenda Romero - Lifetime Achievement Award, Game Developers Conference, Women in Gaming
  • 2013 – Brenda Romero - Forbes “12 Women in Gaming to Watch”
  • 2013 - John Romero (sound design), Brenda Romero (lead design) - GANG Award for Best Audio in a Casual, Indie or Social Game, Ghost Recon Commander

John Romero

Personal

  • 2012 July – Tech Hall of Fame, The Next Web
  • 2012 July – Apple II Forever Award, KansasFest
  • 2011 October – Most Influential Person in Facebook and Social Games (#1), AOL’s Games.com
  • 1999 – MIT Technology Review TR100, Innovators Under 35
  • 1998 – Time Magazine, CyberElite 50 (#36)
  • 1998 October – Entertainment Weekly, Power Issue, 101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment #95
  • 1998 September – Texas Monthly Magazine, Texas 20
  • 1997 – Time Magazine, CyberElite 50 (#40)
  • 1996 – Gamespot, The Most Influential People in Computer Gaming of All Time, #7

id Software Technology

  • 2007 – National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Emmy, User Generated Content, for technology developed in part during and by Mr. Romero while at id Software.
  • 2006 – National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Emmy, Development of 3D Software Engines, for technology developed in part during and by Mr. Romero while at id Software.

Ravenwood Fair

  • 2011 – Game Developers Choice Online Award, Nominee, Best Social Network Game
  • 2011 – Game Developers Choice Online Award, Nominee, Best Online Game Design
  • 2011 – Game Developers Choice Online Award, Nominee, Best Audio Design
  • 2011 – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Social Networking Game of the Year Nominee

Ghost Recon Commander

  • 2013 February - GANG Award for Berst Audio in a Casual, Indie or Social Game
  • 2012 September – Golden Joystick, Nominee, Best Browser/Flash Games

Hyperspace Delivery Boy

  • 2007 – Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine, Best Software Awards > Touch Screen

Quake

  • 2012 November – Time Magazine, Top 100 Games of All Time
  • 2012 – Metacritic, 25 Best-reviewed PC Games of All Time (#11)
  • 2009 July – GameTrailers.com, Top 10 Breakthrough PC Games of All Time, #7
  • 2004 – GameSpot.com, Top 10 First Person Shooters
  • 2001 – GameSpy, Top 10 Games of All Time, #5
  • 2001 – Stomped, Reader’s Poll - Game of the Millenium
  • 2000 – GameSpot.com, Top Games List, #2
  • 1997 – Computer Game Developer’s Conference (CGDC), Spotlight Award - Best Online/Internet Game
  • 1997 – Computer Game Developer’s Conference (CGDC), Spotlight Award - Best Music Soundtrack
  • 1997 – Computer Game Developer’s Conference (CGDC), Spotlight Award - Best Sound Effects
  • 1997 – PC Games, Editor’s Choice - Breakthrough Game
  • 1997 – Computer Gaming World, Action Game of the Year
  • 1997 – Computer Gaming World, Special Award for Technological Achievement
  • 1997 – Linux Journal, Reader’s Choice Awards, Most Played Linux Game
  • 1997 – Computer Gaming, Best Game of the Year
  • 1997 – Computer Gaming, Best Action/Adventure Game of the Year
  • 1996 – Gamecenter, Action Game of the Year
  • 1996 – Gamecenter, Game of the Year
  • 1996 – PC Computing Magazine, MVP Award - Best CD-ROM Game
  • 1996 – GameSpot, Editor’s Choice
  • 1996 – Computer Gaming World, 150 Best Games of All Time (#5)
  • 1996 – Next Generation Magazine, Top Games List, #9
  • 1996 – Computer Gaming World, Hall of Fame

DOOM II

  • 2012 – The Telegraph, The Best Violent Video Games of All Time
  • 2012 – G4TV, Top 100 Video Games of All Time #12
  • 2012 November – GamesRadar, The 100 Best Games of All Time, #57
  • 1995 – Software Publishers Association, CODIE award, Best Action/Arcade Program
  • 1995 – Mac User Editor’s Choice for Best New Action Game
  • 1994 – Computer Gaming World, Game of the Year
  • 1994 – Computer Games Strategy Plus, Action Game of the Year
  • 1994 – 33rd Annual Origins Awards, Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Computer Game

DOOM

  • 2015 May – Rock Paper Shotgun –"The 50 Best FPS Ever Made", #1
  • 2012 November – Time Magazine, Top 100 Games of All Time
  • 2012 November – ComplexGaming, The 50 Best PC Games of All Time, #18
  • 2009 July – Game Trailers, Top 10 Breakthrough PC Games of All Time, #1
  • 2009 – Game Informer Magazine, Top 10 Games of All Time, #6
  • 2009 – Empire Magazine, The 100 Greatest Games, #7
  • 2008 – Entertainment Weekly, Top Games List, #3
  • 2008 September – Stuff Magazine, 100 Greatest Games, #8
  • 2007 – Computer and Video Games Magazine, The 101 Best PC Games Ever, #8
  • 2007 – PC World, Best Tech Products of All Time
  • 2006 – GameSpot.com, The Greatest Games of All Time
  • 2005 – IGN.com, Top 100 Games of All Time, #39
  • 2005 – Game Informer, Top Games List, #5
  • 2004 – Gamespot.com, Top 10 First Person Shooters
  • 2004 – PC Gamer, Most Influential Game of the Decade
  • 2003 – Retro Gamer, Top Games List, #9
  • 2003 – Entertainment Weekly, Top Games List, #2
  • 2003 – IGN.com, Top 100 Games of All Time, #44
  • 2001 – GameSpy.com, Top 50 Games of All Time, #1
  • 2001 – GamesRadar.com, Top Games List, #5
  • 2001 – Game Informer, Top 100 Games of All Time #5
  • 2000 – GamesRadar.com, Top Games List #4
  • 2000 – GameSpot.com, Top Games List, #2
  • 1997 – Linux Journal, Readers Choice Awards, Most Played Linux Game (Runner Up)
  • 1996 – Computer Gaming World, 150 Best Games of All Time (#5)
  • 1994 – European Computer Trade Show, Computer Game of the Year
  • 1994 – PC Gamer, Game of the Year
  • 1994 – Computer Gaming World, Game of the Year
  • 1994 – PC Magazine, Award for Technical Excellence
  • 1994 – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Best Action Adventure Award
  • 1994 – Golden Triad Award, “In Recognition of the Product’s Superior Quality”
  • 1993 – GamesRadar UK, Platinum Choice Award and Game of the Year
  • Computer Gaming World, Hall of Fame

Wolfenstein 3D

  • 2012 – The Telegraph, The Best Violent Video Games of All Time
  • 2012 – G4, Top 100 Video Games of All Time
  • 2011 – Playstation Universe, Unforgettable Gaming Moments
  • 2009 – 1UP.com, Execptional Boss Fight
  • 2007 – IGN, Top 100 Games of All Time
  • 2006 – The Phoenix, 15th Greatest Videogame Boss in Videogame History
  • 2003 – IGN, Top 100 Games of All Time
  • 1996 – Computer Gaming World, 150 Best Games of All Time (#97)
  • 1993 – Best New Home/Hobby Entertainment
  • 1993 – Best Entertainment Software
  • 1993 – Software Publishers Association, CODIE award, Best Arcade/Action Game
  • 1992 – PC Gamer, Top 8 Games Ever
  • 1992 – Compute, Best Arcade/Action Game
  • 1992 – PC World, Most Popular Game
  • 1992 – VG&CE, Best Action Game
  • 1992 – VG&CE, Most Innovative Game
  • 1992 – Shareware Magazine, Editor’s Choice Award
  • 1992 – PC/Computing, Best Entertainment Software (Finalist)
  • 1992 – Computer Gaming World, Hall of Fame

Commander Keen

  • 1992 – Shareware Industry Awards, Best Action Game
  • 1992 – Shareware Industry Awards, Innovation

Brenda Romero

Personal

  • 2013 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Game Developers Conference, Women in Gaming

  • 2013 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Nominee, Game Developers Conference, Woman in Gaming

  • 2013 - Forbes "12 Women in Gaming to Watch"
  • 2010 – Woman of the Year, Charisma+2 Magazine
  • 2010 – Microsoft 2010 Women in Games, Game Design Award, Nominee
  • 2009 – Train, Vanguard Award, IndieCade
  • 2009 – Train, IndieCade Finalist
  • 2008 – Women in Games: The Gamasutra 20, Recognized as one of the top 20 women in games
  • 2007 – Next Generation, one of only six “outstanding female game developer[s]”
  • 2006 – Next Generation, “100 Most Influential Women in the Game Industry”
  • 2006 – New Radical, Radical Game Designer, Nerve Magazine, “The 50 artists, actors, authors, activists and icons who are making the world a more stimulating place”
  • 2005 – GamerGod.com, Top 10 Most Interesting People of 2005, #3
  • 2005 – Guardian Unlimited, Top 10 Most Interesting People of 2005, #5

Ghost Recon

  • 2013 February - GANG Award for Berst Audio in a Casual, Indie or Social Game
  • 2012 – Golden Joystick, Nominee, Best Browser/Flash Games, September 2012

Ravenwood Fair

  • 2011 – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Nominee, Social Networking Game of the Year
  • 2011 – Game Developers Choice Online Award, Nominee, Best Social Network Game
  • 2011 – Game Developers Choice Online Award, Nominee, Best Online Game Design
  • 2011 – Game Developers Choice Online Award, Nominee, Best Audio Design

D&D Heroes

  • 2003 – Official Xbox Magazine’s Editors Choice Award
  • 2003 – Gamer’s Pulse Editor’s Choice Award

Wizardry 8

  • 2002 – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Finalist, Computer Role Playing Game of the Year
  • 2001 – Computer Games Magazine, 2001 RPG Game of the Year (Tie)
  • 2001 – GameSpot, Best Single Player RPG, Top Ten Best PC Games
  • 2001 – GameSpy, Runner Up - PC RPG of the Year
  • 2001 – Games Domain, Games Domain Highly Recommended Game
  • 2001 – RPG Vault, Lifetime Achievement Award, RPG of the Year: Honorable Mention
  • 2001 – GamePen, Best RPG of 2001, Best PC Game of 2001 Nominee
  • 2001 – GamePen, Editor's Choice Award
  • 2001 – ActionTrip, Editor's Choice Award
  • 2001 – FBI Reviews, Best RPG of 2001, Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
  • 2001 – RPGDot, Best Single Player RPG in 2001