Honored Sources

It's your turn to shine, game critics.

It’s your turn to shine, game critics.

Here is a simple index that contains all the sources and critics we’ve honored.  It includes links to the honored sources, as well as links to any relevant articles here at VGRHQ.

To learn about how we select our Honorees, please visit the Our Method page.

Honored Sources/Publications


Arcade Sushi


Brash Games


CGM (Comics Gaming Magazine)
Critical Hit


Den of Geek
Digital Spy
Digital Trends
DualShockers (Special Honored Source)






Game Informer
Game Revolution
GamesBeat (VentureBeat)
Game Rant
Gaming Age
Gaming Trend
Giant Bomb
God is a Geek


Hardcore Gamer
Hooked Gamers






Kill Screen




Machinima (InsideGamingDaily)
Metro UK
 (Special Honored Source)


Nintendo Life (Special Honored Source)
Nintendo Insider


OnlySP (Special Honored Source)


PC Gamer
PlayStation LifeStyle
 (Special Honored Source)
PlayStation Universe (PSU) (Special Honored Source)
Post Arcade (Financial Post)
Pure Xbox
PS Nation



Rely On Horror (Special Honored Source)
RPGFan (Special Honored Source)
RPG Site




The Daily Dot
The Digital Fix
The Escapist
The Guardian
The Independent
The Jimquisition
The Koalition
The Telegraph






We Got This Covered (WGTC)





Honored Critics

Agnello, Anthony John (First Honor: Resident Evil HD Remaster Review)
Ahern, Colm (First Honor: Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review)
Andrews, Stuart (First Honor: Gears of War 4 Review)
Andriessen, CJ (First Honor: MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death Review)
Apostolico, Marcello (First Honor: Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster)
Appleton, Rory (First Honor: UFC Review)
Ashbaugh, Matt (First Honor: Minecraft Review)
Ba-oh, Jorge (First Honor: Splatoon Review)
Bailey, Kat (First Honor: Drakengard 3 Review)
Banas, Graham (First Honor: Daylight Review)
Barder, Ollie (First Honor: Attack on Titan Review)
Becotte, Chase (First Honor: NBA 2K17 Review)
Bennett, Colette (First Honor: I Am Setsuna Review)
Bertz, Matt (First Honor: Dishonored 2 Review)
Blondeau, Elias (First Honor: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X Review)
Bonthuys, Darryn (First Honor: DOOM Review)
Boxer, Steve (First Honor: The Evil Within Review)
Bramwell, Tom (First Honor: Assassin’s Creed Unity Review)
Brewster, Kat (First Honor: Pokemon Go Review)
Bronmans, Casper (First Honor: American McGee’s Grimm Review)
Brown, Luke (First Honor: Life is Strange: Episode 1 Review)
Brown, Peter (First Honor: Gravity Rush 2 Review)
Burns, Steven (First Honor: Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion Review)
Byrne, Adam (First Honor: Axiom Verge Review)
Carsillo, Ray (First Honor: Mafia III Review)
Carter, Chris (First Honor: RIGS: Mechanized Combat League Review)
Castle, Matthew (First Honor: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review)
Cavalli, Earnest (First Honor: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Review)
Chadwell, Dustin (First Honor: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Review)
Concepcion, Miguel (First Honor: Dark Souls III Review)
Cork, Jeff (First Honor: Sacred 3 Review)
Cunningham, Becky (First Honor: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Review)
Cunningham, James (First Honor: The Metronomicon Review)
D’Argenio, Angelo M. (First Honor: Lost Dimension Review)
Davis, Jacob (First Honor: Worms Battlegrounds Review)
Davis, Laura (First Honor: Mario Kart 8 Review)
Davison, Pete (First Honor: Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland Review)
Fanelli, Jason (First Honor: Madden NFL 15 Review)
Farokhmanesh, Megan (First Honor: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review)
Fenner, Robert (First Honor: Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Review)
Forgie, Leigh (First Honor: Xeodrifter Review)
Gerstmann, Jeff (First Honor: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Review)
Giralt, Eric (First Honor: Trillion: God of Destruction Review)
Gies, Arthur (First Honor: Metrico Review)
Good, Owen S. (First Honor: MLB 17: The Show Review)
Greene, Gavin (First Honor: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review)
Grisham, Richard (First Honor: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review)
Grubb, Jeffrey (First Honor: NES Remix 2 Review)
Guarino, Mike (First Honor: Watch Dogs 2 Review)
Halliday, Sophie (First Honor: Mousecraft Review)
Hannley, Steve (First Honor: NHL 16 Review)
Hargreaves, Jim (First Honor: Virginia Review)
Harmon, Josh (First Honor: The Witness Review)
Heemsbergen, Derek (First Honor: Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Review)
Hern, Alex (First Honor: Overwatch Review)
Hoggins, Tom (First Honor: Forza Horizon 3 Review)
Holzworth, Chris (First Honor: Murdered: Soul Suspect Review)
Hurley, Leon (First Honor: Hitman Episode One Review)
Hussain, Tamoor (First Honor: ReCore Review)
Ingenito, Vince (First Honor: Borderlands 2 Vita Review)
James, Dean (First Honor: Koi Review)
Jasko, Joe (First Honor: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Revelations DLC Review)
Jenkins, David (First Honor: Grim Fandango Remastered Review)
Jones, John-Paul (First Honor: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Review)
Kearney, Kirsten (First Honor: The Elder Scrolls Online Review)
Kelly, Rosh (First Honor: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Review)
Kendall, Philip (First Honor: Abzu Review)
Kingett, Robert (First Honor: Inspirational Critic Interview)
Kollar, Philip (First Honor: inFamous: Second Son Review)
Kreinberg, David (First Honor: DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review)
Langshaw, Mark (First Honor: Velocity 2X Review)
Lawton, Josephine (First Honor: Fortified Review)
LeBoeuf, Sarah (First Honor: Phoenix Wright Trilogy Review)
LeClair, Kyle (First Honor: Let It Die Review)
Ledford, Jon (First Honor: Amplitude Review)
Lester, Jonathan (First Honor: Trials Fusion Review)
Lewis, Murray (First Honor: The Fall Review)
Little, Riley (First Honor: Mario Party: Star Rush Review)
Lopes, Goncalo (First Honor: Metroid Prime: Federation Force Review)
Loveridge, Sam (First Honor: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Review)
Lugo, Jakejames (First Honor: Tekken 7 Review)
MacGregor, Kyle (First Honor: Hohokum Review)
Mackey, Bob (First Honor: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice Review)
Maguire, Matt (First Honor: Wolfenstein: The New Order Review)
Martin, Liam (First Honor: Rock Band 4 Review)
Mazique, Brian (First Honor: NBA 2K18 Review)
McCarter, Reid (First Honor: Her Story Review)
McCormick, John Cal (First Honor: Ghostbusters Review)
McElroy, Justin (First Honor: Batman: Arkham Knight)
McKeand, Kirk (First Honor: Ratchet & Clank Review)
Mejia, Ozzie (First Honor: Rocket League Review)
Michalik, Nathan (First Honor: Lords of the Fallen Review)
Milburn, Keith (First Honor: PlayStation VR Worlds Review)
Milliken, Colin (First Honor: Nier: Automata Review)
Misa, Nathan (First Honor: Sly Trilogy Vita Review)
Mitchell, Richard (First Honor: Transistor Review)
Moriarty, Colin (First Honor: Crimsonland Review)
Mozafari, Laurence (First Honor: Horizon: Zero Dawn Review)
Newman, Heather (First Honor: The Sims 4 Review)
Nunes, Timothy (First Honor: MLB 14: The Show Review)
Oestreicher, Jason (First Honor: Street Fighter V Review)
Orry, Tom (First Honor: Mighty No. 9 Review)
Oxford, Nadia (First Honor: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review)
Parish, Jeremy (First Honor: The Last Of Us: Remastered Review)
Parkin, Simon (First Honor: Road Not Taken Review)
Peckham, Matt (First Honor: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Review)
Plagge, Kellie (First Honor: Splatoon 2 Review)
Plessas, Nick (First Honor: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review)
Prahl, Kyle (First Honor: The Order: 1886 Review)
Reilly, Luke (First Honor: Driveclub Review)
Reynolds, Whitney (First Honor: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review)
Rich/GameSpew (First Honor: Severed Review)
Richardson, Andy (First Honor: Demon Gaze Review)
Rignall, Jaz (First Honor: Helldivers Review)
Roberts, David (First Honor: Dragon Quest Builders Review)
Robertson, John (First Honor: Bravely Second: End Layer Review)
Romero, Ishmael (First Honor: The Witcher 3 – Blood and Wine Review)
Saltzman, Mitchell (First Honor: Just Cause 3 Review)
Savage, Phil (First Honor: Tropico 5 Review)
Sayers, Simon (First Honor: Whispering Willows Review)
Schaefer, Emma (First Honor: Super Mario Odyssey Review)
Schilling, Chris (First Honor: Entwined Review)
Schwartz, William (First Honor: No Man’s Sky Review)
Seedhouse, Alex (First Honor: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review)
Senior, Tom (First Honor: XCOM 2 Review)
Shepard, Kenneth (First Honor: Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Review)
Sheard, Dominic (First Honor: Critic Spotlight Interview)
Shoemaker, Brad (First Honor: Hellblade Review)
Simpson, Kurtis (First Honor: Deus Ex: The Fall Review)
Sleeper, Morgan (First Honor: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review)
Sliwinski, Alexander (First Honor: Dragon Age: Inquisition Review)
Smith, Rob (First Honor: Watch Dogs Review)
Stapleton, Dan (First Honor: Mass Effect: Andromeda Review)
Steighner, Mark (First Honor: Persona 5 Review)
Sterling, Jim (First Honor: Godzilla Review)
Sullivan, Lucas (First Honor: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review)
Tack, Daniel (First Honor: Wasteland 2 Review)
Takahashi, Dean (First Honor: Halo 5: Guardians Review)
Tan, Nick (First Honor: Ultra Street Fighter IV Review)
Taormina, Anthony (First Honor: Until Dawn Review)
Tassi, Paul (First Honor: Assassin’s Creed Origins Review)
Tim, Geoffrey (First Honor: Child of Light Review)
Tito, Greg (First Honor: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 Review)
Thompson, Dan (First Honor: Injustice 2 Review)
Thurmond, Joey (First Honor: Bastion Review)
Utley, Matt (First Honor: Far Cry Primal Review)
Valdes, Giancarlo (First Honor: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Review)
VanOrd, Kevin (First Honor: Watch Dogs Review)
Vazquez, Suriel (First Honor: (The King of Fighters XIV Review)
Vincent, Brittany (First Honor: Bound by Flame Review)
Wahlgren, Jon (First Honor: Super Smash Bros. Wii U Review)
Wallace, Kimberly (First Honor: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster)
Watts, Steve (First Honor: Star Fox Zero Review)
Whitehead, Dan (First Honor: Sniper Elite 3 Review)
Whittaker, Matt (First Honor: God of War: Collection Vita Review)
Wilson, Jason (First Honor: World of Final Fantasy Review)
Wolinsky, David (First Honor: Tomodachi Life Review)
Wood, Chandler (First Honor: Knack 2 Review)
Yasvinski, David (First Honor: NHL 17 Review)