Issue 14 of Ares Magazine featured a game called The Omega War, a two player game of strategic warfare for control of North America in the 25th century. Issue 14 came out in the spring of 1983.
The first issue of Ares Magazine featured a game called "WorldKiller, The Game of Planetary Assault." There's also an interesting article on the "most significant science fiction and fantasy games" by (among others) Greg Costikyan. It's a nice little piece of history and a glimpse to what was state of the art nearly forty years ago.
Issue 12 of Ares Magazine (January 1982) featured a complete board game called Star Trader, The Game of Intestellar Exploitation and Piracy. The board looks really neat.
The internet archive has a digital copy of the old SPI science fiction and fantasy gaming magazine Ares. Issue #11 features a full board game called "Albion Land of Faerie."
Steve Jackson Games is in the process of developing a new edition of the classic game Illuminati. You can get the new Illuminati playtest files here.