online database of video games

MobyGames is an online gaming website for computer and video games. It is also a review site which allows their critics to give their opinion's on any video game. The site has a lot of video game information. Their goal is to be a huge game database and allow users to add information to the website by providing screenshots and adding the names of the people who worked behind a video game.

MobyGames' official logo
Type of site
Available inEnglish
Created byJim Leonard and Brian Hirt
RegistrationOptional, Free
LaunchedMarch 1, 1999; 25 years ago (1999-03-01)
Current statusactive

As of July 17, 2012, the site includes 131 gaming platforms (video game consoles, computers and handheld devices including mobile phones.) They also have more than 67,000 game entries,[1][2] in 40 years of gaming. GameFly bought the site in 2010.[3]


  1. Ports for different platforms count towards this number. Without ports, compilations or special editions the number of unique titles is over 30,000. MobyGames: Game Browser
  2. MobyGames database stats. Retrieved from MobyGames 2012-07-17. Archived 2012-05-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Report: MobyGames Acquired By GameFly Media". Gamasutra. 2011-07-02.
  • Jean Swanson, Dean James, The Dick Francis Companion, Berkley Trade; Berkley Pr edition (July 29, 2003), ISBN 978-0-425-18187-4
  • Sheri Graner Ray, Gender Inclusive Game Design: Expanding The Market (Advances in Computer Graphics and Game Development Series), Charles River Media; 1 edition (September 2003), ISBN 978-1-58450-239-5

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