Top 10 Video Game Companies of All Time

Video Games are the greatest things ever created by human hands, but which companies are the best?
The Top Ten
1 Nintendo Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Nintendo was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta by craftsman Fusajiro Yamauchi and originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. After venturing into various lines of business during the 1960s and acquiring a legal status as a public company, Nintendo distributed its first console, the Color TV-Game, in 1977. It gained international recognition with the release of Donkey Kong in 1981 and the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Mario Bros. in 1985. more.

Nintendo is the best of the best, there is no doubt. Nintendo has innovated the Video Game industry, as well as taken it to new levels. With household names like Mario, Zelda, Kirby, and Metroid, how can they be beaten? Good quality games, always brilliant storylines, and some pretty good consoles. Nintendo's games composes of my entire childhood, even today I play Nintendo games, they make them so well you can't help but want to replay them. Once you've got hooked on Nintendo you'll never settle for any other, Nintendo is the backbone to the industry itself.

Nintendo took the time when videogames were a flop, and changed that. They took the world by storm with their nes, and are still doing that with the switch. Live on, Nintendo!

Nintendo has incorporated so much creativity, innovation, and amazing story lines over the years that they end up paving the path of the industry time and time again. Even if it weren't for that, Nintendo still keeps the embodiment of the gaming experience a top priority. No installing your game like on the Xbox one, most games offer local multiplayer, and DLC is only offered on games already completely packed with content (unlike EA). That is what gaming is about whether it's smash bros. with a buddy on the couch or perhaps a lone adventure in Zelda. Nintendo is keeping the spirit of good fun gaming alive.

Nintendo games compared to other games like Xbox and Play Station are like legends compared to mediocre games you can find and download anywhere. In terms of innovation, diversity, quality, storylines, characters, power-ups, history, lore, hours spent, and especially childhood magic, Nintendo takes the cake with games that ANYONE can love and be challenged to death by! There's so many series and titles. Where do I start?
It's honestly like trying to compare other DJ's to Daft Punk. Literal peasants compared to GODS I tell you! Nintendo is the face of the industry for a reason.

2 Rockstar Games

Perfection is what Roackstar is all about! They dosen't release game unless its gonna be a MASSIVE hit! They are the one who are sure to hold the game of the year award for every game they release! Whether its Grand Theft Auto series, Red dead redemption, Max payne or even bully Rockstar does its best! The best thing of this developer is that the Tiny details they have in their games. Go see the IGN list of tiny details in Grand Theft Auto V, you will come to know why rockstar is most loved game company now. They are the one who pay attention on every detail a game should have. WOW! I love this company so much. They are the reason my childhood was awesome!

Rockstar Games almost never disappoints people. Grand Theft Auto is obviously their big-selling title and flagship franchise, but they've also released other good quality titles like Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Bully, Manhunt, and quite strangely enough, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis. They started in 1997 when they worked with DMA Design (now Rockstar North) to release a game known as Grand Theft Auto (originally known as Race'N'Chase). The game was a massive commercial success and around the time of the release of Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar Games purchased DMA Design (at the time called DMA Design Limited) and rebranded them as Rockstar North. They then noticed Red Dead Revolver was canned by Capcom because Angel Studios couldn't get the game released. In hopes to save the game, they bought the studio and rebranded them as Rockstar San Diego. Throughout the many years of its existence, its had some controversial moments, big hits, and lots of new studios opening as ...more

It is one of the best gaming industry because they made game which prove the next gaming level they made Grand Theft Auto san andreas it is a open world game they made in such a perfection way where player can eat foods play video games, they can dance, customize the player by going to saloon and also we can go to gym to make muscle, we can also learn new combat style we can customize the car also. Rockstar is one of the best video game industry

Rockstar games are the its best company because of Grand Theft Auto.
grand theft auto games were amazing I never get bored of playing each and every one of them. there is also Max Payne wich is one of the best third person games of all time. And lets no forget Red Dead Redemption a Grand Theft Auto set in the wild west its story was among the best of all time and the open world makes it even more good.And ManHunt wich is considered as one the most violent video games of all time. And finally Bully a great open world game where you play as 15 year old jimmy it's a very fun game

3 Ubisoft Ubisoft Entertainment SA is a French multinational video game developer and publisher, headquartered in Rennes, France.

UBISOFT has always revolutionised the gameplay in every aspect through their games that has been non hesitatingly copied/borrowed onto other games.

Eagle vision in AC series, wallrun in POP, Naval combat in AC, Open Wild Safari of Farcry have been seen in many other games also after Ubisoft has shown them how to use it.

The best thing is that UBISOFT always offers a great storyline with twists and turns, I remember they really blow my mind out with the Warrior Within storyline.

Guys come on, ubisoft is number 1! Think of assassins creed, farcry, watch dogs is coming out. Think of the graphics, the stories, the realities the features, the details! How is nintendo number 1? The wii sucks, on the ds the only fun games are mario and sonic but that doesn't last long! But I played assassins creed 2 three times in a row for FUN! And I bought them on steam but then again on cd because I wanted them so yeah... Pick ubisoft

Ubisoft must be in Top 3 as I think the prince of Persia series, Assassins Creed Series are so Legendary that none of the other game developers have ever thought of, far cry series and One and Only,
TOM CLANSY: THE DIVISION which is going to release in 2016, this game is going to make the history in the gaming industry, going to break all the records ever been made, they have developed whole New York City in this game. Ubisoft make so extremely amazing games that it must be in top 3.

UBISOFT is the best video game company ever I all of their titles Splinter Cell, Far Cry, ASSASSIN'S CREED and even Rayman!
And I can prove EA sucks, they have gotten worst video game company of the year two years in a row! Their probably going for a thrid! Put Ubisoft at the top because they are the BEST!

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

Portal was one of the first "fps" games I probably ever played. After doing research into the Portal Universe I stumbled upon Half-Life 2 and played one of the best action FPS games out there. I own pretty much every game Valve has ever released. I love the company and in every way they are probably the best. The fact that they give the player what they want, they spend all the time in the world perfecting their games, and they ask for very little in return makes them one of my favorite game developers. Although they take long periods to make their games, they're all worth the wait. I'm a bit irritated by the loss of communication on the subject of Half Life 3, but I'm sure it'll be one of the best games ever made. Valve has a lot to compete with, what with all the amazing games coming out recently, but I'm sure they'll surpass even the infamous "The Last of Us. " I'm sure that once the XBOX One and the PS4 come out, Half Life 3 or Half Life 2 Episode 3 will be around the corner.

Valve - the best video game company; point-blank. I would just leave it at that, but I think I should elaborate just why Valve is equal to, or even better than, Nintendo.

First of all, they have made possibly the best and most revolutionary FPS of all-time: Half-Life; the best online game out there: Team Fortress 2; and arguably the most innovative game of all-time: Portal.

Valve has made amazing games, that's only a small portion of what they have done / are doing. Valve has had so much success due to their amazing care for the community, and their way of working - all workers at Valve are free to be creative, and their isn't a such thing as a "boss" at Valve.

A lot of people may use Xbox Live, but even more people use Valve's video game distribution software: Steam. And if you ask someone who has used both of the services, they will quickly say "Steam > Xbox Live" any day.

Last but not least, they have the best CEO of all-time: Gabe Newell - the leader ...more

Of all the companies I can think, none seems to be better company than Valve.

They started as just a bunch of fans, and made the higher influential masterpiece of a game Half-life. Unlike other companies who frown on software modifications, they completely embraced it which brought Counter Strike to Gaming, a game series that to this day remains one of the most often played comparative games of all time. They then made Half-Life 2, which was even better than the first one, and introduced Steam. Which now is bar none the most popular digital distribution system on the web, has more Active users than either PSN or Xbox Live, and is a platform for any indie developer to make a hit game. Then they worked with modders and independent developers again to bring us Portal, and didn't stop making games. They went from being a company that made really damn good games, to owning like, 50% of the market for PC games.

They did all of this while listening to their fans, changing their ...more

Valve is the best not only because their games are fabulous, but because I truly believe that they are attentive and care about their fanbase. On top of that, and perhaps more significantly-their steam platform is probably the most fundamental and essential driver for the indie game movement, which has opened up opportunities for small gaming developers and true game production artists to push the game development industry deeper into the realm of art, as well as diversity, originality, and creativity. Go valve!

5 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.

Just wanting to say that if you ignore Sonic for now, Sega actually has a great selection of games which includes Shin Megami Tensei via Atlus (by extension, Persona), Bayonetta, Yakuza, Phantasy Star, Valkyria Chronicles and Ecco the Dolphin among many others.

Also, I get the feeling that Sega is only judged by just one franchise when they themselves have other titles that have so far, done rather well themselves.

In my opinion, Sega is a respectable gaming company, but unfortunately, they don't know what to do with their flagship character and franchise. Look into other series's to see Sega's potential.

Alright; inspirational speech time. sega has had it's ups and downs, but all they do is stress the importance of staying true to them! they may have failed a few times, but we know it will eventually turn out alright.

Here is one thing that Sega does better than Nintendo. They care about there fans. Now I still really love Nintendo but it feels like they don't give a single crap about there fans and they take down many fan games which were amazing and had lots of effort put into them. However with Sega they let there fans create fan games and never take them down. Heck the official sonic youtube channel said they loved the fan games the Sega fans make are great.

Uh, Sega IS going downhill. Their newest Sonic the Hedgehog games have been critically panned as some of the worst games on the market. I mean, they have history in the video game industry, but now their Sonic games aren't Sonic games, they're constant, ignorant attempts to be cool. And if you say they're trying to change that, forget it. It's been happening for over a decade. I hate saying it, but Sega is gone.

6 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 led by executive producer Todd Howard.

Okay first off, if you've ever remotely tried to make a game you know all about the complex protocols and coding that go into creating the game. This is Extremly true when it comes to game quality and performance. Bethesda puts a lot more effort and time into creating their games, more so than other companies that have been listed above them. Not to mention Bethesda games are VERY popular more so than the games created by higher ranking companies. It's not about the quantity but the quality of the game, and Bethesda is a primary example of Quality vs. Quantity.

I was torn between Bungie and Bethesda actually. Bungie made us Halo, Bethesda has Elder Scrolls. Considering Bungie will not be making anymore Halo games, and Bethesda is working on ESO, I had to go with Bethesda.

Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series has already set the bar for open world RPG games, and I believe ESO will revolutionize the MMO genre, breaking free from WoW-style gaming and all its clones.

Companies like Capcom have shady practices, trying to drain consumers dry with massive DLC or locked content that must be purchased.

EA has a habit of buying rights to games and then creating a sub-par game, which they did with Spore, or the Mass Effect sequels.

Other companies that continue to re-use their own franchises are really annoying. Nintendo keeps making Mario and Zelda games, Activision keeps cloning its own Call of Duty games, and they somehow think they can call their crap "new."

Bethesda doesn't have shady practices like Capcom, and they ...more

Not only did they make the awesome, highly rated fallout games, this company also took in other game developers and helped them make awesome games as well, like id software with the Doom series, Arkane with the Dishonored series, Machine Games with the Wolfenstein games, or Tango Gameworks with the Evil Within series. Bethesada doesn't even try to take all the glory for all these creations either, they know how to credit the certain games to their respective creators and still recognize each of the game studios as their own. Just go to their website and you can find a certain page that praises all the five of the game studios they work with, giving them glowing reviews.

Bethesda, ah, Bethesda. Great company. Still not #1. Top 5? Maybe. But I saw a comment saying its works are always "new" and not repetitive. Other companies aren't repeating themselves they're making new games with different mechanics and different plots, and giving them original names like "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" instead of "Fallout", "Fallout 2", and "Fallout 3". Besides, while Bethesda has its Fallouts and Elder Scrolls, try naming 3 other games it's known for. By the way, ESO sucked.

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

Sometimes, I'm just having a bad, bad day. Let's say, for some reason, I can't get any kills at Fortnite, my Minecraft world looks ugly, I'm not racing well at Forza, I'm raging at my mom at Overcooked!, I've got all the Rocket League out of my system, I'm bored of Sea of Thieves, Cuphead's just-well, you know, impossibly hard, you know what I do? I load Battlefront and take out my frustration at the Stormtroopers. I get myself some peace and quiet and customize my car in NFS. EA can always cheer me up, even when I hate gaming. Thank you, EA, for improving my life so much.

EA may have some very big name titles under their belt, however, half of those have been ruined by the company over the years. EA doesn't even personally design the best games the company owns like the Mass Effect and Dead Space series (both created by Bioware which EA bought out). They care more about money than the creation of great games, making them one of the worst companies in my books.

Nintendo never really takes risks. The only reason Nintendo has about 4 different franchises is that they they never take chances on games like The Saboteur, one of EA's most underapriciated 3rd person sandbox games. Who needs a pre school plumber who pisses about with bimbos when you can have an Irish mechanic/saboteur who pushed the Third Reich out of France.

EA should be the best game developers in the world! It is the one company that is truly spends times in its games. It made Battlefield for crying out loud, revolutionizing shooters! How much more awesome video games do you need? It made Crysis, Dead Space, FIFA, and Mass Effect (just to name a few). Battlefield all the way!

8 Sony Computer Entertainment

Awesome company. Made my favourite game on earth, Infamous Second Son! Really loved the game. Delsin really looks cool with his powers: Smoke, Neon, Video and Concrete. Also karma bombs add up to the beauty. Orbital Drop, Radiant Sweep and Hellfire Swarm. Trivia is cool. Good and Evil karma have increased my liking of the game. Good: Protector, Guardian, Champion, Paragon and True Hero.
Evil: Thug, Criminal, Bioterrorist, Most Wanted and Infamous.
I would rate it a ten-star game.

Sony computer entertainment has the best exclusive games such as uncharted and many more. It has sold much more of their consoles than any other console company in the world. PS2 was the most succesful console ever made and it is the most sold console ever.

Sony should be at #1, because they have the best consoles you will ever play, and they are even better than Nintendo and Microsoft because Sony has the most powerful consoles ever.

I love so much Sony computer entertainment. She make better games then Nintendo and the PS3 is my favorite games console of all times. Best company ever!

9 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.

The go to company for your RPG fix.
Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, the Mana series, Chrono Trigger. Their list goes on. You may find a new favorite by playing their games.

Really guys, EA is above this?

And I'm just gonna be honest, Valve kinda sucks now. I like half-life and portal as much as the next guy, but they've proven that they care more about making money by selling other people's games than making their own.

Square in my opinion should be at #4. They're game changers to say the least, and while they're not as influential as they once were, they still make some of the greatest games each year and I think people anticipate Square games more than any other company's games period.

Final Fantasy Franchise. No other reason to mention anything. But if I must, Chrono trigger, the only video game company to spend 130 million on a film and lose 100 million of it knowing it was going to happen. They made it for the fans. And they are now the ONLY company that bases their games on story rather than easy hands on gameplay

I am sure no gamer has lived without hearing about the Final Fantasy franchise. Putting that aside. Square Enix has made some awesome games!
Some that come to mind are The World Ends With You, the Bravely series, Kingdom Hearts, and Chrono Trigger!
When one thinks of a JRPG, it's generally a Square Enix game.

10 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.

I absolutely love MVC, Street fighter and Mega Man and here's why

Mega man 2 is hard but fun (I don't play after I get past the masters cause it's pointless after that to me

MVC [Marvel V.S. Capcom] is absolutely phenomenal and I am shocked every time another game comes out but the scary part to me is that they haven't made or even announced another game since Disney got marvel so could this be the end of an era?

Last but not least is Street Fighter. This is the reason I play the capcom characters in MVC because this made me learn that superheroes aren't the only good fighters

Capcom is one of the best video game companies in the world. They did a major reboot of the classic 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System game which was often known as DuckTales: Remastered.

Your games are all awesome...
After I grow up I would like to be a game designer and work in your company... $$ all the best for your other games
Thank u!

Come on they made resident evil, devil May cry, megaman, ace attorney, dragons dogma, dead rising, and strider. How are they only no.11?

The Contenders
11 Naughty Dog

How is this not #1? At least put it in the top 3! Let me name some games for you.

The Last of Us
The Uncharted Series
The Crash Bandicoot Series
The Jak and Daxter Series

All of these games I have just named are outstanding. I grew up playing Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter. They were two of the very first games I've ever played, and two of the best. Over the following years, the Uncharted games came into play. Each of the Uncharted games have great graphics, an even better storyline, and fun and smooth gameplay. The Last of Us just came out this year, and to most people is the best game of the year, and possibly the best game of all time. Must I go on? Naughty Dog for the win.

How are they not number one or at least top 3 or 5. I mean come of they started off by giving us the crash bandicoot series which was amazing during that time but they didn't stop there then they gave us the greatest series of games ever... Uncharted from the graphics, to the gameplay, to the fantastic voice acting by Nolan North to the gameplay that makes you feel emersed in the game as if it's something your living through despite them not be FPS or at the very least an amazing blockbuster movie. Finally, they gave another great game with another blockbuster movie story and that is The Last of Us I can not explain to y'all how great this company is especially in there stories they should be number 1 point blank period they are the BEST.

Name one bad game. Can't be done. They gave us the first four Crash Bandicoot games which are all classics. On the next gen, they started with Jak and Daxter, a good game with the same concept as Crash. After feedback about how their games were aimed toward younger gamers, they blew us away with the darker, more mature Jak II. When the PS3 arrived on the scene, they walked away from the cartoon environment and gave us the modern Indiana Jones, Uncharted. The beautiful settings, challenging gameplay, and hooking storyline made the Ucharted series one of the most memerable. Now at the end of this gen gaming consoles, we have The Last of Us, which speaks for itself.

Mostra underrated company in the world... that's all I have to say... Every game they did was a hit. This company just doesn't have bad projects... This rank is ridiculous.. Naughty dog is way way better than EA, and slightly better than Bethesda and capcom.
The last of us, crash, uncharted, jack and daxter.. All said.

12 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 System (NES) games . During this time they created successful titles such as Wizards & Warriors, Battletoads, and R.C. Pro-Am . Rare became a prominent second-party developer for Nintendo, who came to own a large minority stake of the company . During this period, Rare received international recognition and critical acclaim for games such as Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect more.

Like many of the companies on the list Rare is not what it once was but their place in gaming history has been cemented by their N64 releases alone and their NES output is underrated too.

How is rare so far down this company and Nintendo made gaming popular and more mainstream. Without goldeneye and perfect dark you can forget about all your rubbish first person shooters you get now a days. I can't mention rare and not mention BANJO KAZOOIE!

Rare is the epitome of video game development. Like Tim Stamper (one of the founders) said in the 80's: "We worked seven days a week, 8am till 1 or 2 in the morning. I don't feel it's any good having engineers who only work 9 to 5 because you get a 9 to 5 game. "

Rare made a ton of classics that Nintendo gets undue credit for. How can you forget games like Donkey Kong 64, Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, and Goldeneye007? Just a few in a big list of classic games that Rare made.

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 Entertainment Inc. after being bought by Davidson & Associates. Then, they made their first big game, Warcraft: Orks & Humans, then proceeding to make other great games, like Diablo and Overwatch. Eventually, Activision bought 429 million shares from majority owner Vivendi, and created Activision Blizzard.

Much like Valve, Blizzard works with the mentality of quality over quantity. We only have as much as 3 main Diablo games and 2 main Starcraft games because of this. They don't spend their efforts trying to crank out as many games as they can in the quickest time, they instead use all their efforts on perfecting the few games they have. The sequel to games may take longer this way, but in turn they are much better-made than if Blizzard had rushed out the game sequels. This same idea also applies to World of Warcraft, instead of making lots of sequels to it, Blizzard instead just kept on adding to the initial game. The updates like Wrath of Lich Kind, Mists of Pandaria or Battle for Azeroth could have just been stand alone sequel games, but Blizzard vouched to have all that add on to WoW instead, deciding that it would be better to improve the first game more and more than make them a bunch of smaller sequels. This mentality of quality over quantity is what I like the most in video ...more

Blizzard has been around a long time, they have released many games that all succeeded greatly, and while some of those games died out from lack of players, it was never because they were bad, it was simply because they had aged. I have known blizzard games most of my life, I can't speak for console players, but I have never seen a pc game that could take down blizzard. They own the RTS genre almost entirely, they have one of the most successful mmorpgs of all time, they always have amazing art to the point where honest trailers said "cut scenes so beautiful", and "with gameplay so good it threatens to crush the genre competition entirely".

These are the people of QUALITY not the quantity. The experiences I had through each chapter of each of their games was fantastic, literally..
A little detail in their games was able to magnify the words epic, and legendary. They don't aim for the masses of casuals like a Miley Cyrus album does. They don't follow trends, if you find the opposite you're mistaken because they're the origins of today's trends. *cough cough valve cough*
You always find the greatest in the midst of such lists. Some really lucky kid on Facebook have 69 million likes greater than the greatest of mankind, but then you think to yourself why is that, and you realize the majority base of the population who have access to technology are children in the phase of exploration and learning. Those were my two cents. bai

Every single game they've made was an absolute hit. Overwatch? Top of the charts for a good year until Fortnite came out. World of Warcraft? I've played it since I was a kid and people are still talking about it. It has its own movie! Hearthstone? Awesome. Starcraft? Awesome. Diablo? Awesome. Heroes of the Storm? Awesome. The amount of care and dedication they put in every game is astounding, their animation is gorgeous, and I can only dream to be a part of their team someday. I'm not kidding when I say Blizzard has changed my life. And it definitely deserves a higher spot on this list.

14 Namco-Bandai

Pacman is to video games like Mario is to video games. Even if you've never touched a game in your life, you know Pacman.

15 Microsoft Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

Go Nintendo! Nintendo innovates the gaming industry by trying new things and if it fails, they try again and just in case, for every system played on a T.V. there will always be a handheld to support it. Nintendo makes, Microsoft takes. Microsoft and Sony always copy Nintendo to make more money. And without Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony wouldn't be here. What genres of games do Microsoft and Sony have? Sports, sports, sports. Shooters, shooters, shooters. Blah, blah, blah. That's it. Only sports and shooters. Microsoft ruins children's future by littering their mind with bad thoughts like "kill everyone you see! " or "it's okay to kill people, no one will mind! " At least Sony has less shooters than Microsoft. Microsoft recycles the same idea every time like "we can just make more versions of Xbox and PlayStation! We only made like... 30 versions! We'll just make more shooters! The fans never get bored of killing people for no reason! " People waste their life playing shooters. What ...more

Fun Fact: When MS bought Rare, half the staff quit because of their strict cookie cutter game development policies (and the other half probably wish they did). Rare is a ghost of its former self, and then you know that Microsoft has truly been there.

Microsoft is one of the most gaming companies in the world because they did Microsoft Kids which consists of Creative Writer, Fine Artist and Scholastic's The Magic School Bus.

Microsoft didn't make Halo, Bungie did and kept it an Xbox exclusive. So, really, BUNGIE should be 11 and not Microsoft. And Call of Duty? That was made by Activision.

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.

These are the guys behind Halo, which is said to be revolutionary to the FBS game industry. That means that every unique thing that Halo brought to the genre was coined by Bungie studios. I respect a gaming company that tries out different methods to the formula and tries to think outside the box when making games.

With Halo: Combat Evolved, Bungie pretty much carried Microsoft through the sixth generation console era. A company that practically carried a whole console deserves some credit.

To add on to that, they are possibly developing another franchise that will change the way we play video games - Destiny.

Yea there is many game companies that have provided us with good games but with halo and it being considered the best first person shooter and I also believe that it is. It was one of the games that really got me into first person shooter games.

Halo is arguably the greatest videogame of all time. #12?
Yea sure. The experience Bungie gifted us with Halo CE and Halo 2 could never be surpassed. Those where the golden years of gaming. Today there are good games but not as iconic as Halo was back then. Not really.

17 Mojang Mojang AB is a Swedish video game developer founded in May 2009 under the name Mojang Specifications by game programmer Markus Persson, best known for creating the popular independent game Minecraft, a sandbox game.

Why is this 17th? They're the first gaming company to only publish one type of game (Minecraft) and still be successful! How crazy is that! Now for my list of qualities that make a good company and how much I rate it.

.is very unique: 10/10

.is crazy but cool: 10/10

.lots of games made: 4/10

.good updates: 1,000/10

.unique logo: 1,000,000,000,000/10

.extreme achievements: googolplex/10

Overall: So amazing it blows my head off

They're a good company, but one game isn't enough to call them the greatest company ever. Minecraft was revolutionary, sure, but what else have they done? In what other way have the changed the industry other than cramming YouTube with unprofessional ten-year-olds doing unoriginal playthroughs?

Minecraft is by far the most open minded game ever with all of the possibilities and to add on to that mods for Minecraft are close to the easiest and most abundant than any other game I know.

Minecraft made Mojang change a lot sadly Microsoft owns it now
I believe Microsoft will change Minecraft a lot.
The Game of Mojang was so good that Microsoft wanted to buy it even when there are Better Games such as Call of Duty bo3

18 Activision Activision Publishing, Inc. is an American video game publisher. It was founded on October 1, 1979 and was the world's first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles.

Oh this company. Started out as a simple company, became even more awesome over the years, until the great disaster that is Call of Duty. They started milking the series, which is normal for companies (For example, God Of War) but after a while, things went out of hand. Modern Warfare 2 was the last game for them. After that, they started killing off the main character in every campaign, copying other games when it came to weapons, online in general, maps etc, graphics went from good to bad (Ghosts) and let's not forget about the price of every single game. Uncharted 3 came out in 2013, Black Ops came out earlier. Still costs more because why not.

Skylanders was a GENIUS idea! They legit made a game where you buy toys and they come to life on screen! I loved everything about Skylanders. They might have made Call of Duty, but don't forget about one of their AWESOME game series, SKYLANDERS! Every game brought something new to the table and a brand new story. Also the music is iconic to me and the chapters were so good.

Activision is one of the most inexpensive gaming companies. They did Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Pitfall but licensed other games such as Barbie, Nickelodeon, Disney, Rovio, The Simpsons, Spider-Man and Tony Hawk. They also did Teen Digital Diva (a edutainment PC game).

I hate how people do not like this company just because it makes Call of Duty games. It makes other wonderful games to and should be admired for it not hated on for making a best selling franchise.

19 Konami Konami Holdings Corporation is a Japanese entertainment company that formed in 1969. Konami does a high amount of distributing products such as slot machines and arcade games, anime, video games, and trading / game cards. Konami also

Konami deserve to be higher, they were one of the greats. There's too many games to mention really, going from early titles like Frogger, Scramble and Pooyan, all the way through the NES era of Castlevania, Contra, Gradius, then the SNES era with Turtles in Time and Sunset Riders, and Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill on PS1. Sports games like Blades of Steel, Hyper Sports, ISS.

Just a huge, huge body of work

This company should go from #18 to the top 5. It is indeed legendary, and thus, should not be thrown under the bus while companies like EA retain a number 4 spot. Metal Gear and Silent Hill are reasons ENOUGH why they should be much, much higher on this list.

The Metal Gear series, Silent Hill 2, Zombies ate my Neighbors; all of which awesome games. Konami should be to of the list, because they have done much more greater games than all of the above, especially Activision.

Just metal gear solid. It's enough... Ok pokemon is very popular and call of duty is THE game these days but I think Metal Gear Solid is a masterpiece of games... Complete story many videos too good gameplay...

20 LucasArts LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC is an American video game publisher and licensor. Until 2013, it was also a video game developer.

They made one of the best franchises ever and along with that came some of the best video games ever.

Responsible for their Indiana Jones games.

Star wars games... Come on!

This is a movie company

21 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 like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. They were bought by ZeniMax Media on June 24, 2009

They should be in the top 5. They are one of the most influential game studios in gaming history. id software is no doubt a legendary company. With masterpiece titles like Doom and Quake. Created the FPS genre, made PC Gaming great, modding, online multiplayer, their id tech engines which has lead to game engines like Unreal, Source and IW engine (COD engine) and even to this day, from the very roots of the engines there are some quake code still there. Without this company. No Valve or Infinity Ward. No Half Life, no Call of Duty, no Counter Strike, no Team Fortress 2 and the list can just go on and on. Without this company, we wouldn't be playing awesome games on our PCs since consoles would otherwise been superior, we wouldn't be playing with each other online. id software rocks and there is no denial, a legendary company who influenced gaming so much that their legacy will never be forgotten.

Besides their revolutionary Doom series, what I like about id software is that they aren't against working with other video game companies and sharing their creations with them, whether it be associating with Bethesada or working with Valve to make the Gold Source engine, which then made the game Quake. Despite how popular id software is with their Doom games, they are still humble enough to work with and recognize other game creators, and I really like that about them.

Id software is responsible for FPS multiplayer being a thing; Quake's introduction to the market in 1996 set the groundwork for legendary titles to come such as Unreal Tournament and all of your modern day multi-player shooters like Call of Duty and Halo.

The creators of the Room series, as well as the Wolfenstein series and the Quake games in association with Valve. Some great and influential game creators right here.

22 2K Games 2K 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.

Man, did they do way better with their sports games than ea did. Nhl 2k11 feels way more realistic than EA's nhl 21, and the game is a whole decade older than nhl 21, which says something. But, they ended the series with 2k11, so now they only can do NBA 2k for sports.

This evil company, lol... really? I like how the Visual Concepts fiasco of employees being severely underpaid and devs losing their jobs goes unnoticed. This company is owned by Take Two Interactive... a.k.a SATAN! I vote this to be removed from this list. Purely diabolical people work for 2K!

I love this company for reviving XCOM, my favorite TBS which I have play since I was a kid and so far the most challenging strategy game I know. None of video game developer has bring XCOM back to life except 2K, thank you so much!

Borderlands is probably the best looter shooter of all time, in my opinion. The world is so unique and distinguishable from every other franchise.

23 Playdead

I have already pretty much everything that makes Playdead stand out from all these others in a mile long comment in my remix. Here it is if you wanted that explanation: "Playdead studios are the creators the two most uniquely amazing games I have ever seen, (and you may have heard me gush lots about these games before): Limbo and Inside. To summarize everything I have said about these two before, Limbo and Inside are unlike any other game out there, mainly because they are much more than a mere game, they are both unique experiences. Both of them serve as psychological experiences, most comparable to what you get when you watch a silent film without context, although they are a bit more than that. I can't even guess how the few people at Playdead conceived such experiences that the games Limbo and Inside give, but they managed to come up with worlds so unique and abstract and put them on perceivable games.
Then there is the fact that Playdead is an indie company, so all this was ...more

They are the creators of the amazing Limbo and Inside. To put in simple terms, some of the most insane and hypnotic games ever. These guys are something else!

24 Atlus

Persona 4 alone should put them in the top 10. The whole SMT series, Persona, Catherine, and a slew of other greats, and you have a fantastically underrated game developer.

Persona 5 the best. Catherine the best. I just like them.

25 Undertow Games

This company was founded by Regalis after creating the beta of SCP: Containment Breach. This is a small indie-game company that works very hard on their games. I generally respect indie game developers more than triple AAA game companies because indie devs work harder. Indie game teams, like Undertow Games, don't have the mass resources that big AAA video game companies have, yet they still manage to make a pretty decent video game with the little resources they have. Undertow Games would've had to have worked much harder than any big cooperation to make a game as good as Containment Breach. The other thing I like more about indie developers than AAA developers is that indie devs tend to be more interactive with their fanbase, and Undertow is very interactive with their fans. They have changed and updated the SCP game so many times in response to what the fans want (not many big game companies work like that!) Undertow Games is a great example of what I love about indie game ...more

The creators of Scp: Containment Breach, which is a awesome and interactive horror game. They are also working on another horror game called Barotrama, which also looks pretty neat. Some dang good devs here.

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