Top 10 Video Game Companies of All TimeVideo Games are the greatest things ever created by human hands, but which companies are the best?
Nintendo is most likely the only company with a full crossover game (with about every known main video game character in their company), over 20 classic and world-wide know video game franchises, AND tons of different consoles that have both games on PC and other consoles AND their own games that are only playable on their consoles.
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 indeed deserves to be at #1
Revived gaming and the creators of the most well known video games and characters ever! You could ask anyone on the street who Super Mario is and everyone would recognize him and who says no are just sarcastic, even old farts would have at least some clue of who he is. Creators of great consoles like the Wii and many many many masterpiece titles. If Nintendo never decided to make video games. Video games would never exist and would just be a thing from the past. No game company here would exist (except Atari, who pretty much made the gaming industry). So Thank You Nintendo!
Without Nintendo, no epic gamer moments.
If it has been running since the 80s and is still going, it must be doing something right. And what I mean by right, I mean by always being innovative and finding new ways to distinguish their-selves from Sony and Microsoft. heck, there consoles don't always have Nintendo in them (unless you're talking about handhelds, that's a whole nother story.) Speaking of, while Sony struggles with the Vita, Nintendo has dominated the hand held market with the all mighty 3ds! They may not have the best online play (Super Smash Bros. for the 3ds, it won't even work on the New Nintendo 3ds XL! ) and you certainly can't grab a copy of Fallout 4 or Just Cause 3 for the Wii U, but they are the only ones with Mario, Link, Kirby, Fox, and Samus on their consoles. Then the amiibo is just a minor reason to join Nintendo. Also, they have everything! You want platforming? How about Mario, Donkey Kong, or Kirby. Racing? Mario Kart and F-Zero. Adventure? The Legend of Zelda or Metroid should do the trick. So ...more
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
They make a lot of amazing games, like GTA, Red Dead, L.A. Noire, and others, they are definitely one of the best game companies of all time.
"Rockstar Games" is the KING of the Video Game Creators, I used to play Grand Theft Auto IV (4 In Roman Numerals) and the graphics were better than most Computer and other 2009-2020 Stuff (like SCP CB and Grand Theft Auto V, SCP CB and Grand Theft Auto Only by Guns). The only bad stuff are the Controversies that were published by people in the year it was released and etc. If you have a game that is boring, SWITCH TO Grand Theft Auto!
- Matthew Torres, Age 10, 5th Grade.
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!
I noticed no one is mentioning the huge number of underrated mobile games they co-developed. Please tell me I am not alone. Ubisoft games have always felt wholesome.
For the Ubisoft fans go to YouTube and visit Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands and like the video, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands it realising in 12/31/2016 and also go and watch the trailer of For Honor it realising date is Unknown we only know its coming in 2016. Lets al Vote for Ubisoft because Ubisoft is a Great video game company better than Sega, EA, Valve, and RockStar Gaming Ubisoft had made:Assassins Creed Series, Far Cry Series, Splinter Cell series, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (working progress), Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Tom Clancy's The Division (enjoying the great game I am level 34), For Honor (Working Progress), The Crew and The Crew WildRun (enjoying this game also has a Big Big map recomended for car fans), Prince of Persia Series, Raymans Series, Hungry Shark Evolution and World, and Watch Dogs and one last note IMPORTANT "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands map is going to be bigger than the Crew's map so get ready with your assault Rifle)
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 because it unlike EA hasn't been voted the worst game company of the year. (EA twice voted as worst game company of the year) yeah EA may be at bit richer but it isn't always about the money it's sometimes about the emotions the games bring and how emotional attractive they are and that's where Ubisoft shines. kind of. but they do make multi-award winning franchises, like splinter cell Assassin's creed and Far cry I could go on but we'll be here all day. GO! GO! UBISOFT! YOU CAN DO IT!
Valve works very differently from those other big video game companies. Many of those other companies try to pump out a video game every year or two, believing that the more games they have, the better. However, Valve believes in quality over quantity, which is what I appreciate more about them; I would argue that it is better to have a few high-quality games than just have a lot of games, and that is what Valve does. If they worked the same way as, say, the COD series, then we would likely have a Half-life 12 and maybe a Portal 9 by now, but they don't work like that. Valve strives to only release a new game in a series if it a great, mind-blowing game that does the previous games justice without trying to repeat what they did before. That is why we have only had as much as Half-life 2 in the HL series until just recently when they made Half-life: Alyx after so long. The long wait is worth it, Half-life: Alyx once again blew minds in a new way, it was even dubbed as the greatest VR ...more
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.
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 company that made PC Gaming even greater. id software made it great first but Valve came in and made it greater. Now we have Steam, the most popular and beloved PC game platform out there. Behind the legendary title Half-Life and with Half-Life 2 showed how physics in video games could actually effect on gameplay and now they have revolutionized VR. PC Gaming wouldn’t be as enjoyable without them.
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.
It was hard to decide bethesda or nintendo becus bethesda is known for making fallout and big ass maps to explore. And nintendo is known for making family friendly games that everyone likes
This is the best video game company of all time. Take a look at the Doom series. They also make The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Wolfenstein games.
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
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.
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
They used to be great back in the day, but they started milking Sonic, Sonic games aren't bad but they really need to stop milking it.
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.
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.
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!
How is this lower than EA? They make tons of good games compared to EA.
The Final Fantasy franchise is a masterpiece, not flawless but awesome.
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.
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.
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.
Life Is Strange just ruined me for life. It as such an amazing and immersive experience to play as a lesbian teen...No other game has ever come as close to my heart as LiS.
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.
Should be in the top. Just Capcom did incredible games like Street Fighter II, Devil May Cry, God Hand, Megaman and Resident Evil 4.
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
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 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 an awesome company because it created some off my favorite games such as dk country conker's bad fur day banjo kazooie perfect dark etc and there very creative so is good choice for the list.
Battletoads is the hardest video game I have ever played and goldeneye007 is my second favorite first person shooter and the best rare game ever, plus donkey kong country.
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 is hands down the best gaming company going. The amount of time and effort they put into their games is immense. When they make a game it instantly becomes the best in it's genre. And the longevity of their games is legendary. Wow came out in 2004... There are people playing it that weren't even born then. Unlike most other companies above them in this list, they never release an unfinished product. To my frustration I remember Diablo 2 being pushed back and back and back, but the wait was worth it, and better than releasing something sub par such as many games are these days due to rushed release times. Blizzard: "What, you wanna release for Christmas? Ha... too bad... it's not a perfect shining gem yet."
I really don't know why blizzard is not even in the top 10. It's the #1 game publisher in the metacritic's 2020 list of game publishers. Overwatch is one of the best multiplayer games. Starcraft was the greatest RTS in history. World of warcraft was the greatest mmo in history.
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".
The only games I know from them is tekken and pac man
They are the best in the world
Every anime game you played
Make the best dbz games. aw yeah
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.
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.
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.
They make the best consoles, might not be dirt cheap but hey, if you want the best go with XBox.
They may not make games but they are the biggest company on the marker
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.
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 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
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
I would vote for this, but recent controversy with Hideo Kojima and poor quality of games recently is making me wonder whether this company is as great as it used to be.
They made one of the best franchises ever and along with that came some of the best video games ever.
They made movies so I don't think they should be here
Responsible for their Indiana Jones games.
Star Wars battlefront is a great game
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, Bioshock, NBA, 2K just makes great games with outstanding qualities!
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.
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.
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.
Id software essentially created the FPS we know today with the Wolfenstein and Doom franchises, and created the engines that most modern games run on. True innovators.
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 ...more
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 and my personal favourite Catherine, Atlus deserve respect! =D
Persona 5 the best. Catherine the best. I just like them.
They made some of the best video games of all time
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