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

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 is the KING of video games. From the Mario series to Kirby series, all are unique in thier own ways. Is and always will be the kind of video games.

I'm a true Nintendo Fan!
I played most of the company's games, read the magazines and I'm hoping to join it's fan club.
Nintendo is the king of games in the universe!

Nintendo is by FAR the beat video game company EVER.They bring out consoles, games, hardware, and the list goes on.its sad to see that many xbox and sony PlayStation owners say Nintendo is garbage.Well, heres a bit of trivia, without no SNES, there would be no "l" or "r" buttons.Without N64, no anolog stick, without Wii, no motion controls, without NES No VIDEO GAMES.Nintendo games hardly have glitches or lagging.They know how to make games.From Mario to Splatoon, these are all colorfull and fun games.Nintendo, I Love you, and we do too! Keep it up!

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2 Rockstar

Rockstar without a doubt should be in the top 10. They don't release a video game unless its gonna be MASSIVE. With ground breaking titles under their belt, such as the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, LA Noire and their upcoming title, Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar never ceases to amaze.

Created my favourites games such as the Grand Theft Auto series, RDR and L.A. noire

GRAND THEFT AUTO... Enough said.


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3 Valve

valve made the source engine which has been continuously powered their games since half-life 2. They never bend themselves down to trends and continue to push the limits of what they can do. Half-Life is not a game franchise like Call of Duty, Tony Hawk, or even Mario. Half-life is a revolution, and so is Portal, and so is Team Fortress and so is Left 4 Dead. The Orange Box was a testament to their loyalty towards their fans, and the fans respond well to them because of that. Valve rocks.

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 is the essence of quality over quantity. Although it has very few releases each one seems worth the wait! When your think of the "best fps" or "best multiplayer game" "best co-op" and"best puzzle" valve is certain to be somewhere near the top of the list. Now I'm just waiting for them to release a groundbreaking strategy game and have all the bases covered (that and half life 3)

Almost every game made by them has been considered the absolute best.

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

UBISOFT For the Win! EA doesn't make games, it just publishes them! UBISOFT SHOULD BE AT number 1. It is independent and makes great games. No doubt Assassin's Creed is at the top of the list.

Assassins creed franchise does it for me. Almost the only game I play now


Can I get job in your company.../?

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5 EA 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.

NFS, FIFA, Crysis, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Army of Two, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Burnout, Dragon's Age, The Sims, Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and list goes on and on and on... EA has to be at No. 1

What is the best about EA, excepting cutting-age graphics, is the epicness. I play crysis series again and again and I simply can't get enough. When I see EA on the cover of a game, no doubt I'll buy it. It deserves the 1st place.

Need for speed, crysis, Godfather, The sims, MoH. After giving the world games like that it should be at number 1. I don't understand what is wrong with the peoples.? ! @#$%

Woah woah woah, slow down, although EA has good games, they don't even come close to Nintendo games.

Its awesome

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6 Bethesda 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.

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.

This company is amazing, they have always provided quality games! (Not including fallout series, never played it)

Every game they have released has always been worth its money as they do not care for deadlines, they will take their time (2-3 years) to make it the best they can!

With that they have also given all the players the tools to create their own version of the game, free of charge! These kits are VERY advanced!

Also recently I bought a copy of Skyrim legendary edition which gives you the game and ALL DLC for £20, if you buy that all seperate, that will cost roughly £40, I stole from them!

They do not care about money, do not care for deadlines and will ensure they create quality games by taking their time. Also they pay VERY close attenuation to game-play and environment (environment meaning trees, bushes etc not how many pixels in a texture)

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."

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7 Sony Computer Entertainment

This company have successfully made video games mature with titles like Metal Gear Solid, God of War, Uncharted, and the list goes on...

Because of Play Station 3 and the graphics for Madden NFL 12. Just kidding. They have the best graphics of all time with the best games like MLB the Show

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!

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.

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8 Sega

Sega are the best the very best and that's an end of it every game they make has something unique about and there always innovating there own ideas propel say it's been going Down hill rubbish they are just nintendo fans who can't take that Sega is better and old goats who want to live in the 16 bit gameing world there are lots of companies who HAVE made good games but Sega STILL makes good games.

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.

I hate it since I loved Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations, and Sonic Lost World. Hopefully Sonic 2017 will bring them back. - DCfnaf

AWESOME COMPANY! Maker of the Total War series, which is hugely popular with everybody! Awesome strategy game maker!

They gave us Super Monkey Ball, Shenmue, Classic Sonic, need I say more?

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9 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. - Alpha101

Their quality of work is unquestionable. Naughty Dog and Blizzard should share the top honors, and I don't care in which order but they should.

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.


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10 Square Enix 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.

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

Kingdom hearts may be one of the best games ever

They made star Ocean and Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. I do like the 64 but square Enix beats everyone!

Square enix have survived making games for a long time and my favourite video games from them to me is kingdom hearts and final fantasy series

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The Contenders

11 Capcom Capcom more.

Love your games love resident evil and dmc games.

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!

Best fighting game street fighter iv. I played it for like 6 months and still it isn't boring..

Megaman's my favorite.

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12 Bungie 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.

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.

Bungie created the game that moved about half of the Xbox's off their shelves. Without them, 80% of these companies in this list would not be where they are today without Bungie. Remember Reach.

It's pretty sad that the developer that made the most successful sci-fi video game franchise, and on top of that, has so much community spirit, is so low on this list.

Bungie is very consistant via updates and expansions. They keep players on their toes and I think they deserve to make it top 3

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13 Microsoft 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.

One of the best gaming companies atm with titles such as halo, gears of war, Forza and many more.

360 is one of the best systems I have ever owned I have never once had a problem out of either one of my x-boxes I have owned them for 3 years now

It holds Call of Duty, that's good enough for me to vote this company up

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. - monsterhigh200

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14 Blizzard

Name one game that Blizzard developed that's bad... You can't, because it doesn't exist. Sure you can poke fun at their 80's and 90's titles for not aging well, but in terms of gameplay? That stuffs still golden. Blizzard is a company that dedicates itself to making a game right, and holding themselves to a consistent and lofty standard, even if that means canceling a project that was in development for a decade. They don't release bad games. It's that simple. Their core titles; Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft, and soon to be Overwatch, are all unparalleled in their genre.

Famous for it's RTS titles, but then heading towards RPGs, everything Blizzard touches is gold. There's not a single Blizzard game (and yes, including it's classic SNES titles) that I don't rate a 9. - afpabon

Blizzard should easily be top 5... Just because it's a bunch of casuals here doesn't mean a terrible company like EA should be ranked so high. I mean they released the same game two years in a row for the Wii, and they are supposedly better than the legendary company that is Blizzard? Haha

Blizzard may not be perfect, but they always release quality and they keep working on their games and assume content.

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15 Rare 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.

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!

Here's your "and more":

Perfect Dark
Killer Instinct
Diddy Kong Racing
Wizards & Warriors
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Donkey Kong 64
Goldeneye 007

Yeah, that's a lot of classics.

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.

Rare is this low because it WAS a good gaming company - Akro007

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16 Activision 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.

Just to point out, Uncharted 3 came out in 2011, not 2013. Also, your right, Call of Duty was a disaster for this company. I mean, Activision has literally become the milking ground for overrated games after they started releasing them every year.

No. Just no. Call of duty shouldn't be something that pulls the quality up of a company. It's just the same rehash of the same game. Again, again, and aagain.

They released the awesome Call of Duty! And then they released it again. And again. And again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again and again.

Activision games:

Spiderman Wii u

Angry Birds

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17 Konami Konami

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...

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.

They made legendary games like Castlevania, Lifeforce and Contra on the NES

Who is up for Dance Dance Revolution Disney Channel Mix? - monsterhigh200

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18 Namco-Bandai


Often did other games (ThunderCats, Nickelodeon, Power Rangers, Monster High, Barbie, Disney, Despicable Me and Cartoon Network) as D3Publisher of America, Little Orbit and Bandai. - playstationfan66

The only games I know from them is tekken and pac man

Namco Should Be First! They Created

Pac - Man
Katamari Series
Rolling Thunder

And So many more I can't even Count!

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19 Mojang 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.

Created Minecraft! Nothing more to say

Minecraft filled the empty space Lego left in my heart. It is my absolute favorite game, and I really want to thank Markus Persson for making it happen!

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.

Definitely the best

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20 2K Games 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.

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!

Borderlands, Bioshock, NBA, 2K just makes great games with outstanding qualities!

2K Are just outstanding they have made some of my most favorite games and they should be up in the top 10 not number 18 they should be number one outstanding and keep it up

Love this company They created my two favorite games Borderlands and Bioshock

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