Top 10 Video Game Studios That Were Killed By Activision

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The Top Ten

1 Neversoft Neversoft

Neversoft was founded in 1994. And was purchased by Activision in 1998. They were responsible for the Tony Hawk games 1999-2007. They also made the Guitar Hero games 2007-2010. And also made the first 3D Spiderman game, and Gun. Unfortunately Neversoft merged with Infinity Ward, and was later shutdown by Activision in 2014. - RadioHead03

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2 Radical Entertainment Radical Entertainment

Radical Interactive was a video game company founded in 1991, and they were well known for many games like The Simpsons Hit & Run, Hulk Ultimate Destruction, Scarface: The World Is Yours, and the Prototype Games. Activision purchased the company in 2008, and Activision shut them down around the 2010’s after the poor results on Prototype 2. - RadioHead03

3 Sierra Entertainment Sierra Entertainment

Ah Sierra Entertainment. A well known company that made the Quest Of Glory games, the Half-Life games, the Geometry War games, Space War games, The Beast Within, F.E.A.R, and a few licensed titles. Activision purchased the company around 2008, and merged them with Blizzard Entertainment. Activision brought back the Sierra name around 2014, but it didn’t really last long. - RadioHead03

4 Red Octane Red Octane

Red Octane was responsible for the Guitar Hero games. After 2009, Activision shut them down. - RadioHead03

5 Shaba Games Shaba Games

Shaba Games was responsible for Grind Session. Activision loved that game so much, they asked Shaba to work on games for Activision. They made ports for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 for the PlayStation 1, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Remix for the PlayStation Portable, and Tony Hawk’s Project 8 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. They also worked on a Smash Bros knockoff, Shrek Super Slam(GOTY), a Wake boarding game, and a Spiderman game. But in 2008, Spiderman Web Of Shadows did poorly in sales and reviews. And Activision pulled the plug on them in 2008. - RadioHead03

6 Bizarre Creations Bizarre Creations

Bizarre Creations was responsible for the Project Gotham Racing games, the Geometry War games, The Club, Blur, and James Bond Blood Stone. Activision purchased the company in 2011 to make Blur and James Bond Blood Stone. But I guess both of those games didn’t do so well, so Activision pulled the plug on them in 2011. - RadioHead03

7 Luxoflux Luxoflux

Luxoflux was Activision’s best bud since 1998 with the release of Vigilante 8. Luxoflux worked on the first 2 Vigilante 8 games, Shrek 2 the game, the True Crime games, a Star Wars Demolition game, Kung Fu Panda the game, and Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen the game. But since Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen did poorly in reviews and sales, Activision closed them down in 2009. - RadioHead03

8 Underground Development

Underground Development was originally Z-Axis. Z-Axis was responsible for Thrasher Skate & Destroy, the Dave Mira games, Aggressive In-line, the controversial BMX XXX, and X-Men The Game. Activision purchased the company around 2006, and left them in the dust. Around 2007 or 2008, Activision renamed Z-Axis too Underground Development. And in 2010 Activision pulled the plug on them. - RadioHead03

9 Budcat Creations

Budcat Creations was responsible for the PS2 ports of the later Guitar Hero games, PS1 Madden games, and the PS2 port of psychonauts. Then, Activision shut them down in 2010. - RadioHead03

10 7 Studios

7 Studios was responsible for some PC ports like Shrek The Third. And they made other ports for handheld devices. Activision shut them down around 2011. - RadioHead03




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