Top 10 Video Game Companies of All Time

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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 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.

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2 Rockstar 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.

The Masters of open world video games.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is the 3rd best selling and one of the most profitable and fun games out there years after launch!

Rockstar knows what people want, they launch great games and work hard for their profits, they really care unlike others in the video game market.

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3 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.

They gave us Far Cry, South Park games and Watch Dogs 2 - codgtamk34

Greediest video game company, but doesn't mean there games aren't good, that is, with exception to Far Cry 5. - Danganronpa

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

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

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)

They may not have many games, but the games they have released are top notch, they also are very reliable. I enjoy Steam and the way Valve does business with game developers and customers.
100/10 would worship GabeN again. - Stalin

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5 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 ...read more.

So many good games yes they are not liked by everyone but some of the best world design ever! Played skyrim fallout 3 and fallout 4 many many times and enjoyed it every single time

Fallout... The best video game series I ever played. - CnCF_0878

great

All good games are form Bethesda, fallout, doom even bioshock

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6 Sony Computer Entertainment

Well, they don't innovate but they advance rapidly in hardware. - CnCF_0878

By the way... Sonic The Hedge Hog - fwed

WHY IS THIS HERE - fwed

SONIC SHOULD BE FIRST - fwed

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7 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

If you like this company you don't play that many games

I really dislike this company! - Mememaker

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.

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8 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.

Tomb Raider, Life is Strange, Kingdo, Hearts, and the upcoming Avengers game which looks awesome. - codgtamk34

I love sleeping dogs

Needs to be top 3. To be honest Squaresoft was way better before merging with Enix.

I just got Lara Croft GO, and I love it! It's so much fun, and I just had to vote for them.

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9 Sega 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.

Sonic is so underrated. You want to know why sega is the best? Because they can take bad game after bad game and turn around and make a game like Sonic Colors or Sonic Mania

I love Sega because of the best video game series ever, Sonic. - PhoenixAura81

*starts singing sonic theme* - GleamingShadow

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.

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10 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

Most of my favorite games are by Naughty Dog

This needs to be number 1 because the uncharted series was amazing and so was crash bandicoot and naughty dog has the best graphics and crash bandicoot

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.

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The Contenders

11 Capcom 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. ...read more.

Resident Evil and Ace Attorney! Why is this company not in the top 5!

Devil may cry, deadrising, mega man, street fighter, resident evil, monster hunter.

Can't go wrong with megaman - GleamingShadow

Should at least be in the top 5 - MilesRS777

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12 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.

what

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

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

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

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13 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 ...read more.

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.

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":

Banjo-Tooie
Perfect Dark
Killer Instinct
Diddy Kong Racing
Battletoads
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.

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14 Namco-Bandai Namco-Bandai

This should not be number 1 but it should be higher
Galaga
Dig-dug
PAC man
Xevious
Mappy
All the classics

Mascot Pac man

PACMAN. Enough said. - Pokemonfan10

HOLD UP... Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, SEGA and Valve over NAMCO?! I may be a Nintendo fangirl, but seriously, the company that made Pac-Man on 17, this is wrong...

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15 Blizzard

15.Too wrong rank given to a legendary company

The dedication of Blizzard from start to now has been nothing but 1,000% the are titles or expansions that people don't like parts of, but who cares. The games they make aren't just games they're stories of other worlds we just didn't know about until blizzard told us about them. And the innovations they've made to bringing people together is not touched by as anyone to this day.

Blizzard until 2016, was immersed in developing games for their audience. Once Activision seemed to use Battle.net as a platform for Activision games, things started to go different. If their current games were better, they would be higher than 15. But they are still a solid company.

nice

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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.

They ruined crash bandicoot, but they still made some good games. - myusernameisthis

SKYLANDERS! - ArcticWolf

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.

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17 Konami 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

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...

Konami sucks I can't forgive them for what they did to kojima - Dvafan2

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

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18 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 ...read more.

All of my favorite games come from this amazing company.

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.

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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.

The game which started my video game life

Soz but Mojang definitely made Minecraft! It was Microsoft that bought Mojang! Mojang is the best!

They didn't even make minecraft, they just bought it... - Danganronpa

...oh... - Mememaker

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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.

Best company makes best game. I love NBA 2K19

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!

Mafia 3 who didn't know

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

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

Monkey Island, Star Wars and Indiana Jones! - ShaunFan04

Star wars games... Come on!

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

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22 Atlus

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

They made some of the best video games of all time

Persona and my personal favourite Catherine, Atlus deserve respect! =D

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.

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23 Marvelous USA
24 Gamefreak

I love playing pokemon I have all the reagins

They're great! - neehawgamer

Gotta Catch Em All!

GameFreak is the real deal

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25 id Software 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 ...read more.

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 company that created epic games like DOOM, Quake, Castle Wolfenstein...

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.

DOOM...'enough said

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26 Nippon Ichi Software
27 Hudson

The company that made Mario Party great.

They made bomberman and published Mario party 1-ds

They made Robopon Sun Version for me. Aww.. Thanks. Hudson. - SwampertBABY

28 Telltale Games Telltale Games Telltale Incorporated, doing business as Telltale Games, is an American video game developer based in San Rafael, California. The company was founded in October 2004 by former LucasArts developers Kevin Bruner, Dan Connors and Troy Molander, following LucasArts' decision to leave the adventure game ...read more.

Was one of my favourite video game companies before they shut down, which is a shame. It's such to see such a great company go down in shambles, but they'll always have a place in video game history for starting the trend of games where your choices matter. - Danganronpa

They shut down permanently.

The best! They made wolf among us, walking dead, and even a borderlands series! You make your own decisions and they have consequences. They're good at making stories and suspenseful things. Fantastic!

Telltale Games is one of the best developer when it comes to story driven games. They also let YOU choose how the story unfolds. They also don't define whats the "Good" or "Bad" choice / ending is, but they let you make the choice based on how you would handle that situation brought to you in the game

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29 Rocksteady Studios

These guys created the arkham franchise, got my vote

I think warner Bros. Games should be number one and naughty dog should number two and Sony should be number three on the list because those three companies take there work seriously.

Batman arkham series for the win

Rocksteady for the win!

30 Warner Bros. Games Warner Bros. Games

Warner bros by Far these guys will be at the top of the food chain in no time!

Super games like batman, mortal kombat, dc universe, and other titles

Mortal Lombard is the best in that company I don't get you people

Yes mortal kombat

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31 Thatgamecompany

I don't even know what they made

Journey, Flower <3 top!

32 Treyarch

Black Ops

This company, if this hadn't existed I wouldn't have

Zombies need I say more

The reason Call of Duty is good, and with other companies also.

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33 FromSoftware

They made dark souls, that's all. Graphics? seriously just take a look at dark souls 3

Dark Souls, enough said. Sure, they don't have the cutting edge graphics like EA or Ubisoft but the quality of the gameplay is phenomenal. From the environments to clever level design, from plot to AI, they are the best.

Good company? No. Good games? Yes.

Dark Souls and Bloodborne...that's it

34 Insomniac Games

I think it was the best company of video games

They gave us classics like Spyro and Rachet & Clank. Enough said.

They made Sunset Overdrive which is awesome

These games are all epic.

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35 Level-5

While their games are confusing, Professor Layton made the company shine.

36 Gearbox Software

Should be higher then blizzard

Their Borderlands series is brilliant.

Sure,Aliens:Colonial Marines is crap,but the other games are fun,epic,and with great stories.

Also,the cel-shaded graphic style in Borderlands is really awesome.

37 TT Games

Some of my favorite childhood games - myusernameisthis

TT is the best video game company of all times! Lego Marvel Super Heroes!

TT Games is the alternative name of Traveler's Tales whom they did Muppet RaceMania, A Bug's Life, Toy Story and Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. - playstationfan66

Lego star wars. enough said. - ChefSkinner

38 NetherRealm Studios NetherRealm Studios NetherRealm Studios is an American video game developer based in Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded in 2010 replacing WB Games Chicago and Midway Games, which purchased assets in 2009 that were formerly owned by Midway Games Chicago after Midway filed for bankruptcy.
39 Atari Atari Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA.

The first company that spawned the revolution everyone takes for granted now that is video games. However, they are also the company that almost ruined it.

They were once the best gaming company till 1983 when it went all downhill ever since - Hunterlane871

if it wasent for them, there wouldint be a gaming industry - jimmypagejr3

They were great, but got too greedy and ruined the gaming industry with pacman 2600 and ET, then they went almost bankrupt and half divided to make Activision, while the other half went to make the 5200, they made loads of unsuccessful consoles and then became a third party developer, and brought rollercoaster tycoon. - Harri666

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40 Paradox Interactive

No strategy game can beat Stellaris.

Can I just say, this would be number 1 if they ever release Victoria 3

Amazing and communicative developers that listen to the fans, the very best grand strategy games you'll ever see, also released the Hearts of Iron, Europa Universalis, Crusador Kings, and Victoria series, as well as Stellaris and City Skylines. Amazing dev company!

Europa universalis series, Crusader kings series, Hearts of iron series.

Each of their games has something new and improves massively over the last.

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42 THQ THQ THQ Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher. Founded in 1989, the company developed products for home video game consoles and handhelds, personal computers and mobile devices. Its name derived from "Toy Headquarters" during its time as a toy manufacturer in the early 1990s. In 2012, ...read more.

Only WWE. Saints Row I used to love this game but now is just a ripoff of Grand Theft Auto and is ridiculous its not even funny. And Johnny Gat is just a show off.

RIP, THQ, for creating Nickelodeon, Barbie, Bratz, Disney and American Girl video games. They will be missed. - playstationfan66

They went bankrupt and now 2K is making WWE games it is true - toy

First at all I only lije the wwe saga

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43 Midway Midway

midway is the best game company in the world and if you don't like midway, then you aren't a fan of Mortal Kombat

Midway is beast! They ruled the arcade scene in the 80s (Rampage, Spy Hunter, Defender, etc) and then came out with Mortal Kombat which changed fighting games forever and introduced the ESRB rating system. Don't forget the NBA Jam and NFL Blitz series that revolutionized sports gaming with its over the top, in your face style.

44 Koei

Love their games

good

45 Kingsisle Entertainment
46 TravelerTales Games

Some of my favorite childhood games. - myusernameisthis

47 PopCap Games

I enjoyed Bookworm Adventures

PopCap makes fun games, I even plan to work there for my future

Popcap games are great games too. The have many time waster games. Easy games. A lot of their games are just fun. You be a judge of some of them.
easy games with some great content. Fun and low hard driver space used.

I love Plants vs zombies and peggle! - Pastakirby7

48 Tecmo
49 Ensemble Studios

Age of empires is my favorite game till now, thanks to ensemble studio's for creating it.

Created Age of Empires, one of the best RTS games of all time

50 Disney Interactive Studios

Best company ever

Company doesn't suck due to the popularity of their Disney Infinity 2.0 game. - playstationfan66

This company sucks. They make cheap ass games that. You can beat in 1 Day.

Club Penguin, Toontown Online, POTCO, some of the biggest games have come from Disney, it is unfortunate they have decided to drop a majority of them.

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