Top Ten Best Video Game Developers

The Top Ten
1 Nintendo Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Nintendo not only saved the video game industry, but also revolutionized it. Nintendo has created the most well-known and beloved franchises in gaming history. Time and time again, Nintendo releases video game masterpieces that solidify themselves as timeless classics, destined to be enjoyed for decades to come. The amount of quality and refinement that goes into every Nintendo game promises fun and memorable experiences. Nintendo has been the biggest influence in my life, and made me who I am today, and there is no other video game company in existence that deserves to be #1 other than Nintendo.

I bet if you went out on the street with iconic video game characters from various companies and franchises on sheets of paper and asked pedestrians the names of those characters, Nintendo's characters would be the most recognized. That just says it all. Nintendo does what others can't-they have produced game franchises and consoles that nearly everyone has had some contact with. For other franchises, you have to be more familiar with the gaming scene. But Nintendo goes beyond gaming. It's a pop culture staple, recognized by nearly everyone.

Nintendo has made the most consistent line of gaming systems and games, from the NES to the WiiU. The majority of 'old school gamers' are Nintendo favourers over the other systems, but it's not only the systems that make this company great. They have a variety of games that allow people who are not 'real gamers' to have a video game break, they make the most (and best) video games for kids and should I even mention the kinds of games they make? They have my vote for number one

9 best selling game systems, and at least 5 game franchises not games, GAME FRANCHISES that influenced the world of gaming forever, Nintendo pulled the gaming industry out of the dump, and has topped the market more times than any other company. They should be number one, and it is a damn shame that they aren't the NES, and Mario franchises are considered, by most to be the best home console, and best game franchise of all time. Not Konami, nor Valve, nor Capcom can even come close to comparing.

2 Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog is unique in the industry. Everything you do is a masterpiece, games with a great narrative quality, like Uncharted and The Last of Us. All games released so far are considered great games by critics that allow us to conclude the great competence of the company. It also has excellent developers such as Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley, Anthony Newman, Kurt Margenau and many others. Naughty Dog has revolutionized the way of storytelling in the world of video games. It brought depth and richness to these narratives, all of which made the game still fun. Excellent gameplay, graphics. Today it is the best developer, without a doubt.

Naughty Dog is hands down the best developer out there besides Insomniac Games. And started off with Crash Bandicoot which was the perfect mascot and character for its time. Perfect for the age group that it was directed toward. Moving onto the world of Jak and Daxter set the benchmark of gaming for its era, defining what story telling and gampeplay is really supposed to be. Moving onto the Uncharted series and The Last of Us. Both of these games are absolute masterpieces. They've come a long way from where they started and no one has ever put as much effort into making a video game than Naughty Dog. They are the god of video game developers.

Naughty Dog deserves to be in the top 5 at least. Maybe even top 3. Every single game they have created have been nothing short of magnificent. From Crash, to Jak and Daxter, to Uncharted, to The Last of Us, they have NEVER failed to meet expectations, at first I was fine with their #6 spot but after creating The Last of Us, they deserve the #3 spot in my opinion behind Bethesda and Valve. Rock star makes a great case for #3 too, but I feel like Naughty Dog's story telling, puts them just a hair ahead, I write this review right before Grand Theft Auto V so most likely I would put them at #3 and and at 4 after it releases and I play it, but Naughty Dog deserves a top 5 spot for sure.

Naughty Dog's developers are true innovators. They continuously push the limits of video games with each new release. And can invoke all forms of emotions. With Crash Bandicoot, they can make innocent children laugh. With Uncharted, can give you pure adrenaline, making Indiana Jones' movies to life. Blending the line between Movie acting and Video game acting since the first Uncharted. They truly reached the epitome of progress with The Last of Us. Besides pushing a 7 year old console and utilizing it to it's absolute limit, they set a milestone in acting so incredibly high and giving excellent visuals and fluid animations. Not even mentioning the shiver inducing soundtrack that perfectly fits the gritty mood of the game. With TLOU's cliched but very well realised, depressing story and never before seen acting, it can make a grown man cry

3 Valve Valve Corporation is an American video game developer, publisher and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Half-Life introduced narrative and story telling for FPS, it also had AI that would fight each other. Half-Life 2 is still the standard today for single player campaigns, it has the first real physics interactions in gaming, it introduced top quality facial animations and overall incredible graphics. The Half-Life series set the bar for single player FPS games.

Counter-Strike is the number 1 online action game series. It's success revolves on its skill-based game-play and clever maps.

Team Fortress 2, despite being 6 years old, is still one of most played FPS today. It has been VALVe's playground for experimentation and is now one of the most versatile FPS to exist. It introduced community-created content as part of a game.

Portal series is the most innovative FPS experience in recent years, if not of all time. It's an entirely new kind of experience with great humour and clever design. You are now thinking with portals.

The Left4Dead series showed us what ...more

Nintendo is only popular by Mario and LoZ series, in fact those series is always have saving princess on it, making it boring, repetitive, and somehow one of the worst, Nintendo produced NDS and Wii, which is my favorite gaming console. Naughty Dog is also only popular with their masterpiece The Last of Us.

But, Valve? This Company was found in 1996, and only 2 years later, they released their first game: Half-Life, one of the best FPS of all time for its realistic AI and Gameplay, not only because Half-Life, but they made a lot of games like Counter-Strike (Best Competitive Online Shooter), Team Fortress 2 (Best Multiplayer Design), Portal 2 (Most Creative Puzzle game), Left 4 Dead 2 (Best Co-op Zombie Game aside Call of Duty Zombies), And more older and newer games, this company by far was the best among the best game company of all time, as they support community, rather than thinking about money, Valve's Steam was a masterpiece as Steam contains 3000+ games and 75000000+ ...more

Nobody trail-blazes like the folks at Valve. Despite their notorious delays, frustrating secrecy, and the existence of the Artifact game, nobody seems to break new ground like they have. Just about every product they put out is of the highest quality, and in my book they are a standard for other developers to strive towards. They also have taken good risks to try and further the gaming industry as a whole, which is what the industry sorely needs right now.

The best would be an understatement for Valve. Seeing that they have never made a single average, let alone bad, game.
In fact they have made some of the very BEST game series including Half Life, Portal, Tram Fortress, DotA and others, none of which were even remotely boring or lacking content. Valve's games set standards for all the games to come. And they made Steam, the best digital distribution service available. Second to none, Valve is the best, of the BEST!

4 Bethesda Bethesda Game Studios is an American in-house development team at Bethesda Softworks established in 2002. Previously synonymous with parent publisher Bethesda Softworks, the studio's name and logo were established with the release of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in 2002. The studio is currently more.

Skyrim is still the best game I have ever played and part of that is because of how extensively Bethesda worked on the game and put so much content and detail into it. Bethesda also gave us a sort of similar (gameplay wise) title in the Fallout series which was also phenomenal. They also pumped out Dishonored and Wolfenstein, both with a similar feel and both excellent and fun. So basically Bethesda has put out a ton of my favourite games, and I think they should be number 2 (after VALVe of course) on the list. Closely followed by Rockstar and Square Enix (Sleeping Dogs anyone?).

TESV Skyrim, this game is the best game I have ever played in my opinion, I got it for Christmas from my brother and my mother, and when I started playing into the game, I was just amazed by everything, I was dying a lot but I was having fun! , because I knew that if I would die, I would have to sit back and think of a strategy on how to kill the boss inside a cave or burrow, and throughout the game I started to learn more about the war, the power of the voice, about alduin reviving dragons, the storyline was amazing, I loved everything about it, and when I was small I loved dragons and I still do to this day, and skyrim had all my dreams come true for a game, the gameplay mechanics are smooth and amazing, I would find small glitches around areas, but I wasn't getting frustrated, I was just dying of laughter because the glitches were really funny. This game, the amount of time it took me to finish it, took about a year, no joke, I was playing this game for so long, I was doing so many ...more

Yes, Skyrim didn't have a good story, Fallout 4 has a good story but almost no choice for the player. Their games may not be flawless, but the gameplay and the story isn't what makes Bethesda Game Studios unique. They are creating whole worlds in which the player can fully immerse and maybe even find a new home. I played every Bethesda game since Oblivion and I loved everyone of them. Oblivion was my childhood, I learned English with Skyrim, because my computer had a problem with Steam and so I played an English crack, New Vegas (I know, Obsidian made this one) showed me that not all FPS games are stupid, Fallout 3 showed me that a Fallout game can have a good story, Fallout 4 gave me hope that Bethesda isn't dead after TESO and was the first Bethesda game with a good combat system.
Thank you Bethesda, I love you.

PS: But I won't pay 60 dollars for TESO, 30 bucks and that's it.

Only really supporting bethesda due to the Elder Scrolls games. I'm actually a Bungie fan, but it didn't make the list haha

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was full of intense hand to hand combat (unless you're an archer like myself) and superb graphics. Considering Skyrim had 500+ hours of gameplay (not including dlc's) and 580+hours with dlc's skyrim creators aced a world with superb interaction of 90% objects. The customizable characters along with decossion making and open world gameplay gave both emotion and created connections between characters. I think with all this included the graphics are perfect in their own right.

Great job Bethesda, hope you get more votes

Razor Adams 154 (360 gamertag)

5 RockStar North Rockstar North Limited is a British video game developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company was founded as Acme Software, in Dundee in 1984, by classmates David Jones, Russell Kay, Steve Hammond, and Mike Dailly, and was renamed DMA Design in 1987.

The magic of most of Rockstar's back catelogue is the the open world nature of them. It sucks when a game ends but most games from Rockstar lets you continue the game in whatever fashion you want even when the storyline ends. In Red Dead Redemption you can still hunt bounties and skin animals to your heart desires. In L. A Noire you can bust endless street crimes. In Grand Theft Auto V there are the taxi missions and tow truck missions among others.

Nintendo may have saved the game industry but even they can't hold a candle to Rockstar's finest. Rockstar also have many of the greatest characters in gaming; Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa, Trevor Phillips, Lemar Davis, Cole Phelps, Rusty Galloway, Hershall Biggs, John Marston and Max Payne among others.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ROCKSTAR GAMES! 1) They actually take time in making their games, in order to make the game as good as possible; unlike Infinity Ward who are lazy. For example, MW3 is exactly the same as MW2. 2) All their games are new and fresh, E. G Grand Theft Auto V will have added submarines, jet planes and 3 playable characters, since Grand Theft Auto IV. 3) They have made some of the best computer game characters ever. 4) The games environments feel alive and look beautiful E. G Red Dead Redemption.

Grand Theft Auto, L.A. noire, Max Payne 3, Red Dead redemption and Bully. I look forward to everything RockStar continues to produce, as they are truly the pioneers of the industry, whether that would be in facial animation, story telling or pushing the boundaries of open world game-play. Alongside with Valve and Naughty dog, currently the best developer.

I only have a few favorite games of all time, and around 3 are Rockstar's games. Incredible studio. They deserve to be above Valve and Bethesda because: Bethesda doesn't make any good games anymore, and Valve literally doesn't make games anymore. But Rockstar just throws out masterpiece after masterpiece. I think they should tie with Naughty Dog, though.

6 Capcom Capcom Co., Ltd., or Capcom, is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter, as well as highly successful games based on the Disney animated properties. more.

Indeed! They also did a really good game for the PS2 Called Under the skin. You play as a Three year old alien called Cosmi fro the Planet Mischief. Every Alien Must go to a new planet to learn mischief, and Cosmi chose Earth, The Hardest challenge, to become a hero.

The game is seen in a Third - Person Perspective. And you have to prank people to earn coins, and complete the mission whatever it be in 10 minutes or less.

Pranks include:

Hula Hoops
Karaoke (Turn people's faces white with your tone deaf singing! )
And many more!

P.S. You will be attacked in your alien form, so you can transform into people to hide from them. There is also a stage similar to Resident Evil!

Resident Evil, Megaman, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, Okami, Ace Attorney, Viewtiful Joe, Dead Rising, Ghosts n' Goblins and the Disney games for the NES. Those are all masterpieces that make Capcom deserve a place in the Top 10.

Coming out with great games like every single decade. Megaman, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Dead Rising, Most consistent video game company

What?! Capcom has the greatest game ever! Megaman, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter. I could go on and on!

7 Bioware

To be frank, I hated games when I was young. All my friends played some sort of video games like World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto, Halo etc. I never liked any of the games back then as I don't find satisfaction on shooting some random people in the face for no reason, nor do I find constant grinding entertaining. The biggest downfall for games at the time though was I couldn't find any game that was immersive or story-compelling enough for me to play, and so I resort to books and movies. However all that changed just a few years ago when I stumbled upon Mass Effect 2 & Dragon Age Origins.

Both these games are unique in their own way but one thing is common though is that they have one heck of a story and incredible characters that almost feels human. Choices made by me matters in these two games and for the first time I actually feel immersed into the story of a game. Dragon Age filled my hopes for a fantasy world where nothing is truly black or white while Mass Effect 2 set ...more

Really love Bioware's games. Played the entire Mass Effect trilogy and all three Dragon Age games. I'm very much hoping they will continue making such amazing games and won't focus fully on multiplayer games. Storytelling is definitely their best quality. Mass Effect 3's ending genuinely made me sob. (EA, keep your hands off this company and let them make their games.)
Really respecting Bioware. I mean, they made the Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC. Hands down, best DLC I have ever played in my entire life.

For me, BioWare sets the standard for character development. Their NPC's are well-rounded and realistic, as are (most) of your interactions with them. They also lead the industry in allowing character choice to customize the player experience without detracting from the overall narrative. Hands down, BioWare has made the most compelling grand scale narratives in gaming (Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect).

"BioWare's vision is to create, deliver, and evolve the most emotionally engaging games in the world."And I dare to say they managed to live up to it so far,this company could easily be considered the best RPG games developer on the market.

8 Square Enix Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company that is best known for its role-playing video game franchises, which include the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts role-playing game series.

I personally disagree with this. Their biggest hits (except Chrono Trigger. That was amazing) where just lucky shots. Final Fantasy was kind of Square's last resort at a good game, before going out of business because they made flop after flop at the time. Back in 2003, Kingdom Hearts was also risky, because the mix of Disney and Final Fantasy characters seemed stupid, but somehow it was really fun. But Kingdom Hearts isn't good anymore because of its prequals and midquels, making the plot of the entire series way too hard for a kid to follow, because let's face it: That's where the original game was marketed at.

From Chrono Trigger to Nier Automata, currently playing Octopath Traveler. Square Enix is the best J-RPG game company to date. Their games doesn't let you grind, instead they make you go through the story with whatever you have at the time. Every Square Enix game you have is full of emotion and relatable characters (sometimes they feel like anime characters) which I instantly care for. And boy is the environment magical.

Don't know why this isn't in the top ten, this company made games like Final Fantasy XII and Kingdom Hearts, who doesn't love those? I know how Valve can be in first place, they're not only one of the most well known companies (who am I supporting here?) they're one of the smartest, but I think SE deserves a stop in the top ten.

Kingdom Hearts is reason enough, and the later installments in the Final Fantasy series are, even if they aren't as good as the earlier ones, still some really awesome games. And if we go back even further we have Chrono Trigger, which even after two decades is one of the best games ever made.

9 Rare Rare is a British video game developer located in Twycross, Leicestershire. The company was established in 1985 by Tim and C hris Stamper, founders of Ultimate Play the Game. During its early years, Rare was backed by an unlimited budget from Nintendo, primarily concentrated on Nintendo Entertainment more.

The thing that makes Rare so great is the fact that they perfect any genre they touch. Tell them to make a platformer, they give you Banjo-Kazooie. Ask them for a racer, you get Diddy Kong Racing. Fighting game? Take Killer Instinct. Say what you will about their tenure with Microsoft, that doesn't change the fact that they made the best life simulator on 360 (Viva Pinata). Even their Kinect games have that Rare charm to them, and I'm looking forward to their newest game, a pirate adventure game called Sea of Thieves.

To be honest Rareware lost their magic when they were bought-out by Microsoft. However, under Nintendo they were unstoppable and truly original. They also had a fantastic sense of humour and never limited themselves to a particular franchise or genre. They played a vital role in the creation of the FPS genre as we know it today yet chose to branch into beat-em-ups, platformers, racing and adventure games; all of which received the highest critical acclaim.

For me Rare's involvement as a developer of N64 games was their highest achievement...

-Perfect Dark
-Blast Corps
-Jet Force Jemini
-Conker's Bad Fur Day
-Donkey Kong 64
-Diddy Kong Racing

But special mention must also be made of their SNES greats including (but not limited to)...

-Donkey Kong Country (series)
-Starwing/Starfox (depending on region)
-Killer Instinct

Rareware gets my vote for 'historical' reasons. Nintendo, Blizzard, Retro ...more

Rare sould at least be in the top 3, if not 1. Goldeneye alone redefined fps's and is still one of the most ledgendary shooters to date. Anyone who had an N64 owned Goldeneye an loved it. ln short RARE IS MEGA. Were they fell off is when they started making all those kiddie games " leave that to nintindo boys ".

Loosely using Jontrons terms, when Rare came along it was not about the high score it was about the adventure. That's what is rare about Rare Ware.

10 id Software ID Software is a video game developer, founded in February 1, 1991 by John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, Adrian Carmack (Not related to John Carmack), and Jay Wilbur. They made heavy contributions to the video gaming industry, as they are considered the founders of the fps genre, with classic games more.

Being the company that pretty much invented first person shooters and is responsible for creating the quake engine, which many current 3d engines derive from heavily in one way or another, AND being the company that made Quake, arguably the first full 3d game in history, I think these guys deserve to be a bit further up the list. Their lack of innovation lately lets them down a bit, but they're definitely pioneers.

This is the most important company of all time in the context of the First person shooter games. All it's technology has been used by other companies like VALVe (The source engine has some stuff from the ID Tech engine 2 and half life 1 is ENTIRELY done with some of John Carmack's engines). And their games are some of the best games I have ever seen: Doom, Quake, Rage, Wolfenstein,... 11/10

Due to id Software being one of the most influential companies in the industry (wrote the books on FPS), I would like to believe they should be higher on the list. However, I can understand why it is not in the top 10 due to their current relevance in the industry. Hopefully, the relative success of Doom 4 will change that in the near future!

These guys need to be in the top 10 at least. One of the most important studios in the industry, or at least they are historically one of the most important.

The Contenders
11 Ubisoft Montreal

I've played almost all games made by Ubisoft Montreal. I love each and every game of theirs and the way they've connected Far Cry, Watch Dogs and Assasssin's Creed into one universe. I'm gonna vote for ubisoft

It should be upper than rockstar. They beat Max Payne with Splinter cell, they beat Grand Theft Auto with Watchdogs. Ubisoft is entirely better than rockstar. It should be number one in this list, just compare its games qualities. Please vote for Ubi...

Units oft vs rockstar was in my mind for a while, but ubisoft is the victor. In 2013 alone they released so many good games. Assassins creed 4, Splinter cell blacklist, Rayman Legends, and in 2012 they made far cry 3. I can't wait for watch dogs.

FarCry, Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy...enough said. And the main difference is that all those franchise are from that single same studio in Montreal. They deserve better than 6th.

12 Sega Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with multiple offices around the world.

Not only did they make the most incredible mascot, which I adore so much, I even have a Tattoo of him. But the also did extremely well back in the 90's catching up to Nintendo, which might not sound like much but if you think about it, Nintendo were HUGE back then so for another company to come up with a new mascot and catch up to Nintendo Is incredible.
The Sonic games are incredible, I've been a HUGE Sonic fan my whole life, I don't care what these new 3D games are like because I still play the hell out of them, and the quality is unmistaken. I LOVE speed and I'm glad SEGA were around to bring us that, Sega should be at least 9th or 10th on the list tbf.

Sega created sonic, shenmue, and the best consoles. Agree or disagree doesn't matter. The fact is without sega, you wouldn't have online gaming. The dreamcast allowed for online gaming right out of the box. Even before that there was a net link for the Saturn, and even one for the genesis

They created good games in their time, it's just tgey went downhill with Sonic '06 and giving their Sonic license to one of the worst ever, idiotic and evil company, Big Red Button to create Sonic Boom, which was a living hell.

Let me list the games. Shinobi, Sonic, Phantasy Star, Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Altered Beast, Shining Force, The list goes on

13 Blizzard Blizzard was founded under the name Silicon & Synapse on February 8, 1991 by Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce, and Allen Adham. They primarily made ports of other games for other studios until 1993, when they made Rock N Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings . In 1994, They became Chaos Studios, Then Blizzard more.

Even though Blizzard is catering to a bit of a niche crowd, they manage to have a massive fanbase of dedicated and loyal people. And even though the games they make may not be appealing to everyone, they are all quality games with a lot of money and work put into them. Also, Blizzard's story department are geniuses. The stories in WoW, Diablo and StarCraft are just amazing with a super rich lore. Blizzard is just the best dev out there right now

This list makes me realise there are so many good game developers out there. But Blizzard is the only developer (not counting Westwood because it was usurped, and I was a huge fan of RTS at the time) who I've run to a gaming store or their website to purchase every one of their games. They are so intent on providing a fun gaming experience in every one of their games, it flaws me every time.

Blizzard has the most stellar creatively unique and imaginative game developers out there. Each outstanding game they create has a vast ever-expanding universe, each with their own story and intriguing lore from StarCraft, Diablo, Warcraft, and Overwatch! Blizzard has the greatest jaw-dropping cinematics hands down! I've always imagined if they'll ever create an MMOFPS like StarCraft Universe someday! A gamer can dream.

I have played most of their games I am even playing beta version of Heartstone and it is very addictive... They are created games with best gameplay and best animated graphics... I feel they are better than Valve.

14 Insomniac

Spyro, Resistance and Sunset Overdrive alone deserve giving Insomniac a spot in the top 10, but Ratchet and Clank makes this developer top 5 worthy. Ratchet and Clank is just so much fun. Also, the new Spiderman game looks amazing. Best developer behind Naughty Dog

Ratchet and clank is the most unique game I have ever played. These games are one of my favorites of all time. Insomniac really puts time and creativity into their games. Thank you for the great games.

They would be much better if it weren't for Universal interactive studios and they could keep the Spyro franchise.

I'm going with insomniac because spyro the dragon introduced me to games and is still my favorite game ever made.

15 From Software

From Software is my favorite company of all time (along with gamefreak and Nintendo). If you hate From's games you probably aren't a hardcore gamer.

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.

16 Bungie Bungie, Inc. is an American video game developer located in Bellevue, Washington, United States. The company was established in May 1991 as Bungie Software Products Corporation by University of Chicago undergraduate student Alex Seropian, who later brought in programmer Jason Jones after publishing more.

Bungie has the best ears when it comes to listening to their community. They NEVER fail to impress, their skyboxes are unmatched, their gun controls and mechanics are flawless, they sold the #1 game of all time on Xbox, Destiny is a massive flagship game that is still going strong (especially after the release of The Taken King ), and they never fail to get their community involved with feedback and improvements.

This is almost insulting to see this compnay so far down on the list. They deserve way more props than 12th place. They deserve at least 5th. I believe that if they catered to the PC community more, they'd get even bigger recognition. In my opinion, Bungie is one of the best gaming developers of all time. Their legacy continues and they never fail to impress.

I voted for Bungie because I know where they are headed. Though they are currently in a primitive condition, due to their recent split with Microsoft, they will rise to be as well-known as Valve and Rockstar in the next 10 years, that I can assure you. They are already very popular due to their community spirit, and for creating the most successful sci-fi video game franchise of all-time: Halo.

And as if that wasn't enough, they are currently working on what looks to be the game that will have possibly the biggest effect out of all next-gen games: Destiny - a highly innovative FPSMMO that will take players to the stars.

Now that they are an independent company, and not under the money-grabbing grip of Microsoft, they will gradually start making subsidiary companies to make games for them, and they will begin to publish their own games. When this happens, Bungie will officially have made it where they deserve to be.

One of the few gaming companies that don't sell out the their developer, They know what they are doing and I give my full support to the company. They have made some of the most popular titles in gaming and deserve to be higher.

Bungie has created beautiful universes that immerse the player. The Halo series are a monument to competitive multiplayer FPS and their innovation is genius. Destiny is looking amazing so far.

17 Eidos Interactive Eidos Interactive was a British software technology developer and video game publisher, now operating as Square Enix Europe.

Tomb Raider, Enough said. Now owned by Square Enix.

Eidos and square enix are the same

18 Rockstar Games Rockstar 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

They make amazing game eg Grand Theft Auto / red dead / L. A noire / bully every thing they make is gold

If you are a Grand Theft Auto fan, then you will love Rockstar!

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

19 CD Projekt RED

Highest rated and achieving game of all time. They turnout an alright novel series into a world renowned series and showed the world would a narrative adventure video game can become. Witcher 3. CD-Projekt Red keeps making successes one after another.

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.

Have you played the Witcher 3!? It truly is the best game I have played, I have never been so immersed in such a vast world, with such good lore and history behind it. The characters became like real people. With two massive expansion packs, including a whole new region that both came for free! How can this not be the best game dev ever

20 Kojima Productions

Kojima should be right up there, at least at 3, you know a game developer is loyal to its customers when they literally were thinking about cancelling metal gear solid 5, but chose not to, saying "with mgs5 were taking quality over sales" not to mention metal gear solid is one of the gaming industries most respected franchises with one of if nit the best on-going story! Kudos to kojima and can't wait for mgs5!

Kojima should be even lower are you kidding me? How can you make zone of the enders the 2nd runner and then just forget about that series? And then when we finally get hope of a sequel get a "laugh out loud jk, the RERELEASE didn't sell well so no one must want it", no people just don't want to spend $30 on a game they already have, he's a one trick pony who only does mgs any more

Kojima was one of Konami's key developers. However, Konami fired him. Konami should be bankrupt and be abandoned for their such dumb actions.

Kojima is way better than Naughty Dog and Rockstar

21 Namco Bandai

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

Terrible company

22 Infinity Ward Infinity Ward is an American video game developer. They developed the video game Call of Duty, along with five other installments in the Call of Duty series.

Maybe if every Call of Duty they made had the same quality as Modern Warfare 1, but since they aren't, I really don't think they're one of the best.

Always a big fan of the Call of Duty Games Infinity Ward Develops. Can't Wait to see Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Infinity Ward has made No. 1 shooter game, Call of Duty, can't believe it's not counted as top 10!

I think they shouldn't had add infinity ward to 15. Dice should been like number 3

23 Hudson Soft

If Love Bomberman but sadly its died with Konami

24 Bohemia Interactive

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"

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.

The king, queen, and court jester of simulation games.

25 Squaresoft

This company became Square Enix.

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