FANDOM


See here for a front cover gallery.

C+VG
C+VG-logo

Launch Editor

Terry Pratt

Company

EMAP

ISSN

First Date

November 1981

Final Date

October 2004

Total Issues

278 + 6

Computer and Video Games (often abbreviated to C&VG, C+VG or CVG) was Europe's first magazine to be dedicated solely to video games.

HistoryEdit

Launched in November 1981, C&VG ran for 23 years, ending with its October 2004 issue. Initially published by EMAP, the multi-format magazine was resonsible for many innovations in the videogaming magazine industry, including critical reviewing, notable staff and the Mean Machines section (a console gaming section which broke off into its own title).

Due to declining readership, the magazine was sold onto Dennis Publishing, who themselves, sold the magazine onto Future Publishing in 2004. Future decided not to produce anymore issues of C&VG, instead concentrating on their own multi-format titles GamesMaster and Edge. The Computer and Video Games name did survive, however, as Future used it for ComputerAndVideoGames.com, which several gaming titles were incorporated into.

In 2008, the magazine did return in print form, with a new bi-monthly format, with each issue covering a particular subject.

EditorsEdit

WritersEdit

Please see here for a list of writers who are credited with writing articles or reviews in C+VG.

StatsEdit

ReviewsEdit

Please see here for a list of reviews processed so far.

Figures in brackets show games reviewed but not scored. For the purposes of the Average Score, the Playability will be used until C+VG started to use an overall score. Playability score denoted with a *.

Issue Reviews Avg Score Highest Score Highest Scoring Game Lowest Score Lowest Scoring Game
1 (17) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 (24) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 (15) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 (18) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 (12) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 (17) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 (8) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 (13) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
9 (12) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 (14) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
11 4 (11) 7.5* 8* QS Scramble (ZX81), Borg (Apple II) 7* VIC 6 (VIC-20), Conflict (ZX81)
12 5 (6) 7.0* 9* Omega Race (VIC-20),
Snapper (BBC),
Star Blazer (Apple II)
2* Invaders (VIC-20)
13 8 (7) 7.0* 10* Defender (BBC) 4* Space Raiders (Spectrum)
14 4 (9) 3.0* 5* Great Britain Ltd (BBC) 1* Games 3 (Spectrum)
15 12 (5) 6.2* 8* Boss Chess (VIC-20),
Choplifter (Apple II),
Meteor Storm (Spectrum),
Airstrike (Atari)
3* Games 1 (Spectrum)
16 6 (7) 6.2* 8* Star Raiders (Atari 8-bit) 4* Spookyman (Spectrum)
17 76 (7) 7.0* 10* Pimania (Spectrum),
Planetoid (BBC),
Dragon Trek (Dragon)
3* Adventure A: Planet of Death (Spectrum),
Meteor Run (Dragon)
18 5 (5) 8.2* 9* Choplifter (VIC-20),
Penetrator (Spectrum),
Starship Command (BBC)
6* 3D Tunnel (Spectrum)
19 5 (8) 7.0* 9* Super Glooper / Frogs (ZX-81) 6* Defender (Atari 8-bit),
Schizoids (Spectrum),
Crazy Kong (VIC-20)
20 8 (6) 5.6* 10* Star Maze (Apple II) 3* Blind Alley (Spectrum),
Space Invaders (BBC)
51 35 (1) 7.5* 10* Saboteur, Spellbound, Commando, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Sorcery+ 2* Merlock the Mede, Lucifer's Realm
74 29 (6) 8.4* 10* Nebulus (C64, Spectrum), Buggy Boy (C64), Cruncher Factory (Amiga), Action Force (Spectrum, C64) 4 How to be a Complete Bastard
78 25 7.4/10* 9* Cybernoid, Predator, Knight Games 2, Infiltrator II 4* The Train
79 34 (3) 7.3/10* 10* Barbarian 3* Okinawa
80
81
82 26 (2) 6.8/10 10 Uninvited 0 Mindfighter
83 45 (2) 6.3/10 9 The Legend of Zelda, Starglider 2 1 Hot Shot

Other InfoEdit

Issue Cover Date Release Date Pages Price Editor Publisher
1 November 1981 October 1981 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
2 December 1981 18 November 1981 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
3 January 1982 16 December 1981 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
4 February 1982 16 January 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
5 March 1982 16 February 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
6 April 1982 16 March 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
7 May 1982 16 April 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
8 June 1982 May 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
9 July 1982 June 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
10 August 1982 July 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
11 September 1982 August 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
12 October 1982 September 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
13 November 1982 October 1982 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
14 December 1982 16 November 1982 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
15 January 1983 16 December 1982 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
16 February 1983 16 January 1983 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
17 March 1983 16 February 1983 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
18 April 1983 16 March 1983 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
19 May 1983 16 April 1983 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
20 June 1983 May 1983 132 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
21 July 1983 16 June 1983 156 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
22 August 1983 16 July 1983 124 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
23 September 1983 16 August 1983 148 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
24 October 1983 16 September 1983 164 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
25 November 1983 16 October 1983 196 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
26 December 1983 16 November 1983 220 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
27 January 1984 16 December 1983 172 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
28 February 1984 16 January 1983 172 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
29 March 1984 16 February 1983 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
30 April 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
31 May 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
32 June 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
33 July 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
34 August 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
35 September 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
36 October 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
37 November 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
38 December 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
39 January 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
40 February 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
41 March 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
42 April 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
43 May 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
44 June 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
45 July 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
46 August 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
47 September 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
48 October 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
49 November 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
50 December 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
51 January 1986 16 December 1985 164 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
52 February 1986 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
53 March 1986 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
54 April 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
55 May 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
56 June 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
57 July 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
58 August 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
59 September 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
60 October 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
61 November 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
62 December 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
63 January 1987 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
64 February 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
65 March 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
66 April 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
67 May 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
68 June 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
69 July 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
70 August 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
71 September 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
72 October 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
73 November 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
74 December 1987 15th November 1987 196 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
75 January 1988 164 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
76 February 1988 140 £1.00 Eugene Lacey EMAP
77 March 1988 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
78 April 1988 132 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
79 May 1988 15th April 1988 132 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
80 June 1988 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
81 July 1988 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
82 August 1988 15th July 1988 116 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
83 September 1988 16th August 1988 132 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP

NotesEdit

In 1989 there were 2 Issue 93's (oops!)

IssuesEdit

C+VG Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1981                     C+VG Issue 1
1
C+VG Issue 2
2
 
1982 C+VG Issue 3
3
C+VG Issue 4
4
C+VG Issue 5
5
C+VG Issue 6
6
C+VG Issue 7
7
C+VG Issue 8
8
C+VG Issue 9
9
C+VG Issue 10
10
C+VG Issue 11
11
C+VG Issue 12
12
C+VG Issue 13
13
C+VG Issue 14
14
 
1983 C+VG Issue 15
15
C+VG Issue 16
16
C+VG Issue 17
17
C+VG Issue 18
18
C+VG Issue 19
19
C+VG Issue 20
20
C+VG Issue 21
21
C+VG Issue 22
22
C+VG Issue 23
23
C+VG Issue 24
24
C+VG Issue 25
25
C+VG Issue 26
26
 
1984 C+VG Issue 27
27
C+VG Issue 28
28
C+VG Issue 29
29
C+VG Issue 30
30
C+VG Issue 31
31
C+VG Issue 32
32
C+VG Issue 33
33
C+VG Issue 34
34
C+VG Issue 35
35
C+VG Issue 36
36
C+VG Issue 37
37
C+VG Issue 38
38
 
1985 C+VG Issue 39
39
C+VG Issue 40
40
C+VG Issue 41
41
C+VG Issue 42
42
C+VG Issue 43
43
C+VG Issue 44
44
C+VG Issue 45
45
C+VG Issue 46
46
C+VG Issue 47
47
C+VG Issue 48
48
C+VG Issue 49
49
C+VG Issue 50
50
 
1986 C+VG Issue 51
51
C+VG Issue 52
52
C+VG Issue 53
53
C+VG Issue 54
54
C+VG Issue 55
55
C+VG Issue 56
56
C+VG Issue 57
57
C+VG Issue 58
58
C+VG Issue 59
59
C+VG Issue 60
60
C+VG Issue 61
61
C+VG Issue 62
62
 
1987 C+VG Issue 63
63
C+VG Issue 64
64
C+VG Issue 65
65
C+VG Issue 66
66
C+VG Issue 67
67
C+VG Issue 68
68
C+VG Issue 69
69
C+VG Issue 70
70
C+VG Issue 71
71
C+VG Issue 72
72
C+VG Issue 73
73
C+VG Issue 74
74
 
1988 C+VG Issue 75
75
C+VG Issue 76
76
C+VG Issue 77
77
C+VG Issue 78
78
C+VG Issue 79
79
C+VG Issue 80
80
C+VG Issue 81
81
C+VG Issue 82
82
C+VG Issue 83
83
C+VG Issue 84
84
C+VG Issue 85
85
C+VG Issue 86
86
 
1989 C+VG Issue 87
87
C+VG Issue 88
88
C+VG Issue 89
89
C+VG Issue 90
90
C+VG Issue 91
91
C+VG Issue 92
92
C+VG Issue 93
93
C+VG Issue 93a
93a
C+VG Issue 94
94
C+VG Issue 95
95
C+VG Issue 96
96
C+VG Issue 97
97
 
1990 C+VG Issue 98
98
C+VG Issue 99
99
C+VG Issue 100
100
C+VG Issue 101
101
C+VG Issue 102
102
C+VG Issue 103
103
C+VG Issue 104
104
C+VG Issue 105
105
C+VG Issue 106
106
C+VG Issue 107
107
C+VG Issue 108
108
C+VG Issue 109
109
 
1991 C+VG Issue 110
110
C+VG Issue 111
111
C+VG Issue 112
112
C+VG Issue 113
113
C+VG Issue 114
114
C+VG Issue 115
115
C+VG Issue 116
116
C+VG Issue 117
117
C+VG Issue 118
118
C+VG Issue 119
119
C+VG Issue 120
120
C+VG Issue 121
121
 
1992 C+VG Issue 122
122
C+VG Issue 123
123
C+VG Issue 124
124
C+VG Issue 125
125
C+VG Issue 126
126
Cover missing
127
Cover missing
128
Cover missing
129
Cover missing
130
Cover missing
131
Cover missing
132
Cover missing
133
 
1993 Cover missing
134
Cover missing
135
Cover missing
136
Cover missing
137
Cover missing
138
Cover missing
139
Cover missing
140
Cover missing
141
Cover missing
142
Cover missing
143
Cover missing
144
Cover missing
145
 
1994 Cover missing
146
Cover missing
147
Cover missing
148
Cover missing
149
Cover missing
150
Cover missing
151
Cover missing
152
Cover missing
153
Cover missing
154
Cover missing
155
Cover missing
156
Cover missing
157
 
1995 Cover missing
158
Cover missing
159
Cover missing
160
Cover missing
161
Cover missing
162
Cover missing
163
Cover missing
164
Cover missing
165
Cover missing
166
Cover missing
167
Cover missing
168
Cover missing
169
 
1996 Cover missing
170
Cover missing
171
Cover missing
172
Cover missing
173
Cover missing
174
Cover missing
175
Cover missing
176
Cover missing
177
Cover missing
178
Cover missing
179
Cover missing
180
Cover missing
181
 
1997 Cover missing
182
Cover missing
183
Cover missing
184
Cover missing
185
Cover missing
186
Cover missing
187
Cover missing
188
Cover missing
189
Cover missing
190
Cover missing
191
Cover missing
192
Cover missing
193
 
1998 Cover missing
194
Cover missing
195
Cover missing
196
Cover missing
197
Cover missing
198
Cover missing
199
Cover missing
200
Cover missing
201
Cover missing
202
Cover missing
203
Cover missing
204
Cover missing
205
 
1999 Cover missing
206
Cover missing
207
Cover missing
208
Cover missing
209
Cover missing
210
Cover missing
211
Cover missing
212
Cover missing
213
Cover missing
214
Cover missing
215
Cover missing
216
Cover missing
217
 
2000 Cover missing
218
Cover missing
219
Cover missing
220
Cover missing
221
Cover missing
222
Cover missing
223
Cover missing
224
Cover missing
225
Cover missing
226
Cover missing
227
Cover missing
228
Cover missing
229
 
2001 Cover missing
230
Cover missing
231
Cover missing
232
Cover missing
233
Cover missing
234
Cover missing
235
Cover missing
236
Cover missing
237
Cover missing
238
Cover missing
239
Cover missing
240
Cover missing
241
 
2002 Cover missing
242
Cover missing
243
Cover missing
244
Cover missing
245
Cover missing
246
Cover missing
247
Cover missing
248
Cover missing
249
Cover missing
250
Cover missing
251
Cover missing
252
Cover missing
253
Cover missing
254
2003 Cover missing
255
Cover missing
256
Cover missing
257
Cover missing
258
Cover missing
259
Cover missing
260
Cover missing
261
Cover missing
262
Cover missing
263
Cover missing
264
Cover missing
265
Cover missing
266
Cover missing
267
2004 Cover missing
268
Cover missing
269
Cover missing
270
Cover missing
271
Cover missing
272
Cover missing
273
Cover missing
274
Cover missing
275
Cover missing
276
C+VG Issue 277
277