Top 10 Video Game Companies Of All Timeloganruckmanman Video Games are the greatest things ever created by human hands, but which companies are the best?
The Top Ten
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 sucksV 425 Comments
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.
Good company bully,max payne Grand Theft Auto seriesV 139 Comments
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)
Valve and Blizzard games look really fun.I want to play games by Valve really badly.-LitSavageV 146 Comments
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
UBIDOFT HAS MADE MANY BEST SELLING GAMES LIKE PRINCE OF PERSIA, SPLINTER CELL, FAR CRY AND ASSASSINS CREED. BUT MY FAVOURITE IS ASSASSINS CREED AND SPLINTER CELL.
No lags no bugs just clean gameV 193 Comments
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.
what noV 141 Comments
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."
Bethesda doesn't have shady practices like Capcom, and they ...more
THEY ARE THE GOD OF GAMES!V 79 Comments
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!
I love Sony it should be number one because sony made the Playstation 2
the best selling video game console ever that is why they should be number one
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
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.
Sega managed to make a legendary video game character. You can probably guess who it is. That's right! Sonic the Hedgehog! I'm glad that Sega is at least on this list.V 46 Comments
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.
Grand Theft AutoV 71 Comments
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!
Anyone who does not vote Square Enix should burn in hell.V 28 Comments
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
Best fighting game street fighter iv. I played it for like 6 months and still it isn't boring..
I love Marvel vs Capcom. really fun gameV 34 Comments
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.
HALO IS THE BEST SERIES OF GAMES EVER CREATED!V 18 Comments
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
Best graphics everV 32 Comments
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":
Diddy Kong Racing
Wizards & Warriors
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Donkey Kong 64
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 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.V 15 Comments
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."
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 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".V 54 Comments
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.
They have Great quailty games along with good graphics Call of Duty defines this company and makes it strive to the max and will always be specialV 35 Comments
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.
Best game company it made minecraft the best gameV 38 Comments
DBZ GAMES ALL THE WAY BABY YEAH HIGH QUALITY GAMES ARE MADE BY 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
They are the best in the world
DRAGON BALL ALL THE WAY!V 8 Comments
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
PESV 14 Comments
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 BioshockV 15 Comments
Honestly, without Gamefreak, the Nintendo would have a hole in it's soul. When Pokemon came out Nintendo was finally complete. It should be in the Top 2 with Nintendo. Gamefreak deserves it, besides, everyone loves Pokemon! Gotta catch 'em all, as they say.
Pokemon! Are you kidding! Pokemon has been popular ever since they came out, will be popular even if they go out of business (which will never happen) and will still be popular even if the entire human race would go extinct!
They gave us pokemans. They made our favorites like charizard, pikachu, and Mewtwo. Those aren't my real favorites I was just trying to fit in.
If gamefreak wouldn't have been there Nintendo would never have been this much successful.V 9 Comments
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
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.
The co-creator of Robopon Sun Version.
I love you! - SwampertBABY
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 saidV 4 Comments
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
Monkey Island, Star Wars and Indiana Jones! - ShaunFan04V 4 Comments
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
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!
The walking dead, Game of thrones, and the wolf among us. Best games I've ever played from telltale games! If your into good storyline games, I recommend telltale games
They make Tales of Monkey Island! Enough said. - ShaunFan04V 8 Comments
Europa universalis series, Crusader kings series, Hearts of iron series.
Each of their games has something new and improves massively over the last.
Paradox is pretty much the master of the grand strategy genre. Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria, Hearts Of Iron, and a lot more.
Their games are very accurate in terms of history.
Best and most open devs, free patches, great, addictive strategy gamesV 3 Comments
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 peopleV 4 Comments
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!
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 - toyV 2 Comments
I don't even know what they made
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.
This is the true call of duty but then Activision took over and completely changed the sjow!V 9 Comments
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
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
While their games are confusing, Professor Layton made the company shine.
Too awesome to be number one so I had sex with myself.V 3 Comments
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.
Beyond: Two Souls
Detroit: Become Human
Do I need to say anything else
Okay I guess I do THEY ALL HAVE MULTIPLE ENDINGS
Belongs To Konami, But They re so Good They Should Be Alone
Should be on nr 1 spot this list is corrupt
Gameloft doesn't concentrate in very big game project; however, they likely to focus on small, entertainment game which everybody can play at anywhere. You can't play A game on the bus, it's very silly to bring out the laptop and actually play it. Gameloft games design for fun, interactive for all ages. Best for killing time and short entertainment.
Best when it comes to small perfect ideas
It's should be in higher rate game
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
Created Age of Empires, one of the best RTS games of all time
I really liked the sly chooper games and the infamous
This company sucks. They make cheap ass games that. You can beat in 1 Day.
Company doesn't suck due to the popularity of their Disney Infinity 2.0 game. - playstationfan66
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.
CLUB PENGUIN IS TRASH. I'M GLAD IT WILL BE DELETED. DISNEY CREATES HORRIBLE GAMES. THEIR ONLY GOOD GAME IS DISNEY INFINITY. ALL THEIR OTHER GAMES ARE TRASH.
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