Top Ten Best Video Game Developers


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21Rockstar GamesRockstar Games, Inc. is a multinational video game developer and publisher best known for their Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead, Midnight Club, Max Payne, Bully, and Manhunt games.

Ok lets get one thing straight Rockstar is a good company but don't give them credit for work that isn't theirs rockstar north based in my home city edinburgh, scotland the are the creators of the Grand Theft Auto games now and always will use to be DMA who made the original Grand Theft Auto games now Rockstar North there are only 4 Grand Theft Auto Games the didn't make and Rockstar Leeds made them and that is Liberty city stories, Vice city stories, Chinatown wars and Grand Theft Auto Advanced

Best company ever helped make:
Grand Theft Auto V
LA Noire
Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar is the bomb they made Grand Theft Auto v Grand Theft Auto vi

The best game developers..

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22Irrational Games

An game company that revolutionized story telling, A.I. , and graphics that were amazing for the time.

A great company that gave us System Sock 2 and The Bioshock series.

Irrational knows how to make games. They take time with games and it shows. Truly, their games are the pinnacle of video games as an art form.

System Shock 2 was a masterpiece. So was bioshock

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23From Software

Quality over quality. That's their belief. And make our games super fun and challenging

The company full of sadists. You've got to love them

Praise the Sun! Do I need to say anything.

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24Electronic ArtsElectronic Arts, Inc., also known as EA Games, is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California.

This company is bad, but they make good games like Mass Effect, Dead Space, The Sims, Battlefield, and much more.

Good games, but they try to earn money with almost EVERYTHING!

It should on number 1 which is not. Battlefield, Need For Speed, Dead space, Command And Conquer, These are unbeatable games.

Greedy, make amazing games and let you pay for it so high.

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25Digital Illusions CE (DICE)

Great multiplayer experience with their games! Awesome quality and game engine from these guys.

This must go higher! Battlefield series, Mirror's Edge, and now STAR WARS!

BEST DEVELOPER EVER. Screw Valve And Those Half-Life And Counter Strike Fanboys.

Mirror's edge, bf3 and 4 and now battlefront

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262K Games2K Games, Inc. is an American global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of video games, like Borderlands, Civilization V, The Darkness, NBA 2K and more recently, WWE 2K.

Bioshock 1, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, NBA 2K series, Mafia series, XCOM series, Civilization series, NHL 2K series, the list goes on and on... Definitely not the best game developer but still, 60? This studio should be in top 15. I voted for 2K games not because it's the best in my opinion but because it's in the most undeserved place of all the gaming developers on this list.

I have No idea why 2K are in 58 place they deserve 6-7 place every game made by there guys is awesome great idea good gameplay best time playing them. But the Call of Duty guys should give chance to game that are not Call of Duty or other fps multiplayer games

This series will go a long way. This company also made the loved borderlands they must be one of top ten

Lol, 2K is evil. They suck. Why are they even here?

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27CD Projekt RED

They made the witcher as good as they could, given the budget. Released it. It was good, so money started rolling in. Then they improoved it with enchanced edition, not just patches. Talking about patches, final patch removed all copyright protection. How thoughtful is that? No copyright protection for witcher 2, instead they wanted to file lawsuits directly against illegal downloaders. People complained, they dropped the idea. Instead they appealed to people just to buy games and support the developers. There is something inspiring about all of this. Perhaps when they get rich they will become corporate, but for now Rohan will answer...

Give it 5-10 years and nobody else will even come close to CD Projekt. They haven't developed many games, but the ones they have made have been excellent and well ahead of their time graphically. This dev has a lot of talent working for them. Plus they're a dev who really knows how to listen to it's fans. The Witcher 3 will put them much higher on the list and Cyberpunk 2077 should solidify their spot in the top.

Polish developers of The Witcher Series, one of the few developers who listen to their customers and fix everything wrong in their games.

The witcher is overrated and I got over it quickly - matthewwilliams2

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29Bohemia Interactive

BI Studios have done a fantastic job in their genre of development tactical/military sim and for sure has created some of the best games ever like Operation Flashpoint, ArmA Cold War Assault, ArmA 2, ArmA 3, and rising masterpiece DayZ which could be one of the best games of the decade.

They are one of those rare game devlopers like Valve what actually listens to community and supports them. Even when new game from OPF/ARMA series comes out. Like when Arma 3 game out from being public ALPHA/BETA, year after that Gamespy shutted down. And still they released patch for arma 2 multiplayer, even when most of community moved to Arma 3. That shows they do care about community. Also they made addon creating contest for arma 3 called "Make ARMA not war"

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Konami is the best suikoden, metal gear, snatcher, contra, and castlevania and so many other good series truly amazing game company

Metal Gear solid series, Fox engine

Too bad they turned. They were awesome back then.

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31Telltale Games

Tales From The Borderlands to The Walking Dead to The Wolf Among Us, This company are the Ultimate story tellers! Whether they leave you laughing, or crying, they ALWAYS make a great story!

All the games they're making. From Sam & Max to The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among us. They're one of best developers of all time.

They have awesome games and I feel like every each game that they make is masterpiece.

They always put a heavy focus on story, and that's what I like about them.

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32Epic Games

Jazz jack, unreal/unreal torment, gears of war. that's all that needs to be said

They don't make that many games anymore but they revolutionised graphics and keep doing it

Epic Mega Games has developed some true classics like Unreal, UT99, UT2004, and Gears of War. Unreal and Unreal Tournament had a "unreal" multiplayer system, Coop, DM, TDM, and CTF! Plus many mods and the Unreal Engine is still one of the best engines around.

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They gave batman games the justice they deserve. Great story, fun gameplay, great visuals, tight controls and great characters and the writing is fantastic

They have done justice to superhero games and made Batman one of the most beloved fictional protagonists with hardcore gamers.

Batman Arkham beats any other Batman story in every way including the dark knight and batman the dark knight returns!

There the best anyone remember BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM OR CITY

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34SCE Santa Monica Studio

A one track pony does not make a top five position. Take your head out your arse guys.

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35Namco Bandai

. . . and there's my favorite game: TEKKEN. -

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36Game Freak

Game Freak has made several different games besides Pokemon, however, let me point out that Pokemon is the second/third best-selling franchise in Game Boy Original- soon-to-be 3DS games. Only behind Mario and Mario Bros. , the two best known franchises ANY video game.

Game freak is awesome and has a lot of potential they will be in the top in a few years

Pokemon, Pulseman, Drill Dozer, HarmoKnight and Yoshi!
All amazing games! Why isn't Game Freak in the top 10? - BlazikenBro

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All Call of Duty games by Treyarch are amazing. The storyline is really good. The multiplayer is amazing and the Zombies is breathtaking. Treyarch all the way.

Treyarch should be well above activision

Best Developer Why? Bo1, Bo2, WaW. They were amazing! Nice gun Bo1 Nice Killstreaks Bo2 And Call of Duty WaW was Just A Classic. Most of the love goes to Bo1 Because Just watch a Video of all of them And you will see To me best Developer of all time.

You must all be 13 year old virgins.

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38HAL Laboratory

Super Smash Bros, Mother, Kirby and Adventures of Lolo. Four of my favourite franchises were made by HAL.

The Kirby Series
Super Smash Bros. Melee, the best Smash game of the three

They may not have made that many well known games, but these games are so classic, Hal just can't be overlooked.

This compagny is so good. Super Smash Bros, Kirby... Sakurai, Iwata, they all worked here. This compagny is really good in my opinion.


They made some awesome games for SEGA consoles.

40Sierra Entertainment

Many people forgot this company, which is unfortunate. They made a lot of great games, such as the Swat series/police quest and is now defunct. The Swat series is one of the most Tactical Games in the world, as you can order your Swat Officers, you mostly have to be slow, and you must try to capture suspects than kill them. Many people are forgetting the tactical games with good gameplay, and we need to keep Tactical Games alive.

Nice one! I can't remember playing a bad Sierra game... I really enjoyed the King's Quest games, the Space Quest games, and Leisure Suit Larry!

Really improved the Tactical genre of gaming with Swat 3 and Swat 4 and helped develop Half-Life! Sierra is a legend.

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