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The Top Gaming Blogs & Game Review Sites, Ranked

Updated July 25, 2020 4.6k votes 1.1k voters 40.9k views83 items

List RulesVideo game blogs and websites that are still actively maintained.

If you’re a video gamer, you’ll want to check out the top gaming blogs and game review sites weekly—if not daily. However, not many people have time to check every single gaming blog and gaming review website, so it usually just comes down to checking a few select ones. So which ones should get the lion’s share of your daily browsing time? These are the top ones according to gamers.

In the early days of blogging, users would traditionally find blogs about video game reviews, previews, cheats, tips, and related subjects using blog search engines, including Technorati, Icerocket, Google Blog Search and others. Since the explosion of social media services such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and others, search has become less and less significant as a traffic draw. Now, getting a particular blog post or article to go "viral" on Facebook will have far greater significance than optimizing visibility in search engines. Add in the volume of links submitted to aggregation sites and services like Reddit and StumbleUpon, and it's easier than ever to find video game news sites and blog posts.

So what makes a gaming blog or website truly great? Is it regular updates? Editorial articles? Unbiased reviews? The answer is probably a combination of all those qualities and more. The top sites usually have plenty of editorial articles along with previews and news of upcoming games as well as the usual reviews. In addition, many top gaming blogs maintain their own live streaming channels on Twitch and YouTube. That way, you can watch other people play bad video games instead of having to play them yourself.

So which gaming blogs and websites do people usually like? Some of the top video gaming blogs include sites such as GiantBomb, which was created by ex-GameSpot editors Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis. In a twist of fate however, the parent company of GameSpot acquired Giant Bomb a few short years later.

Other top gaming blogs and game review sites according to fans include Polygon and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Most of these gaming blogs are cross-platform, covering the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and PC. There are a few that are platform specific however, such as PC Gamer, PlayStationLifeStyle, and Nintendokusou.

So vote for your favorite gaming blogs below so that others may check out the top sites as well. Curious to see where your favorite site is ranked? Use the search function at the top of the list to find it. If you don’t see a particular gaming blog listed, then add it so that others may vote of it. After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive list of gaming blogs.

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    191
    147

    Rock Paper Shotgun

    rockpapershotgun.com
  • 2
    79
    90

    Polygon

    www.polygon.com
  • 3
    70
    70

    Game Informer

    gameinformer.com
  • 4
    61
    59

    Games Radar

    gamesradar.com
  • 5
    109
    135

    GiantBomb

    giantbomb.com
  • 6
    75
    79

    PC Gamer

    pcgamer.com
  • 7
    105
    143

    Gaming Debugged

    www.gamingdebugged.com
  • 8
    21
    29

    The Escapist

    escapistmagazine.com
  • 9
    232
    88

    Gamezinger.com

    Gamezinger.com
  • 10
    72
    4

    Super Gamesite 64

    supergamesite64.com
  • 11
    46
    69

    Blue's News

    bluesnews.com
  • 12
    110
    37

    Dodland.com

    Dodland.com
  • 13
    50
    10

    ghettogamer.net

    ghettogamer.net
  • 14
    46
    14

    Twinfinite

    https://twinfinite.net - Video Game News, Reviews, Original Shows

  • 15
    39
    29
  • 16
    20
    8

    8Bit/Digi

    https://8bitdigi.com/
  • 17
    31
    47

    Destructoid.com

    destructoid.com
  • 18
    17
    27

    TechRaptor

    techraptor.net
  • 19
    12
    10

    Gamecheckup

    gamecheckup.com
  • 20
    7
    4

    If This Then That

  • 21
    15
    18

    MyGamesLounge

  • 22
    15
    19

    Mcmgaming.com

    Mcmgaming.com
  • 23
    12
    19

    GamersHell

    gamershell.com
  • 24
    5
    5

    GameLoon.net

    GameLoon.net
  • 25
    5
    5

    miuki.net

    miuki.net

    Miuki Yamiyuto - Your Guide to Geek Culture (in Pink, Maybe)