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!
They stuck to make videogames. And for the most part fun has been the forefront of what they do. Is it always a massive success? No but I've never heard of a nintendo game being outright bad or unplayable mediocre is about as bad as Nintendo games get and for good reason. They polish a game before release. Pretty sure there's a quote about not rushing a game out the door. Crazy thing is I don't really play all that many nintendo games these days.507 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.
Because they make more money and they make best video games161 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.
Used to be great, now they're trash
Assassins creed franchise does it for me. Almost the only game I play now
Rainbow six siege. enough said216 Comments
Very good company which have had some hiccups along the way, but overall have made some very memorable games. A special mention to them for continuing the Fallout Franchise after fans were being starved of any new Fallout game. - War_Never_Changes
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
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.
Fallout... The best video game series I ever played. - CnCF_0878104 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.
Awesome games plus educational games like portal 2 and left for dead is fun have not played half life 2 but looks good
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)160 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
Why the heck is EA here? Used to be great, not anymore - atlanticore709
Electronic arts sucks
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.174 Comments
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 - fwed44 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
EVERY, and I mean it with EVERY franchise Naughty Dog has come out with is great. The Last of Us is my favorite game of all time too!
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 bandicoot76 Comments
My username on Roblox and Youtube is KeybladeAwsome2178, how can I not love Sqaure Enix for Kingdom Hearts?
I love sleeping dogs
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
Needs to be top 3. To be honest Squaresoft was way better before merging with Enix.35 Comments
Sonic Speed! - sonictiger
I think Sega should be Number 2!
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
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.66 Comments
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 - MilesRS77741 Comments
This should be number 2
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 now36 Comments
Sea of Thieves is the best - MrSnuffleupagus
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.17 Comments
This should not be number 1 but it should be higher
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...14 Comments
15?! I'm extremely surprised to see Blizzard at 15. I suppose it depends on your priorities.
I've seen few PC game companies that put as much attention to not just fixing bugs but truly balancing their games. The only complaint I've ever had for them was that the original "Warcraft - Orcs and Humans" had a balance issue with armies of water elementals. Given that it was ages ago I'll give them a pass.
Blizzard doesn't release crap.
15.Too wrong rank given to a legendary company
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."
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.65 Comments
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.40 Comments
You can't not give credit to Mojang for making Minecraft. - War_Never_Changes
The game which started my video game life
Soz but Mojang definitely made Minecraft! It was Microsoft that bought Mojang! Mojang is the best!48 Comments
#18? Seriously? Metal Gear and Silent Hill franchises alone should have them in the 5-10 range at worst.
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 NES16 Comments
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.20 Comments
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!
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 up17 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
Star Wars. enough said4 Comments
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.2 Comments
This should be way higher. They did produce the highest grossing franchise of all time. - TheElectricPenguin
I love playing pokemon I have all the reagins
They're great! - neehawgamer
Gotta Catch Em All!16 Comments
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 said4 Comments
Even their bad games are good.
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.
They made dark souls, that's all. Graphics? seriously just take a look at dark souls 31 Comment
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
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 game10 Comments
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!
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 kombat3 Comments
I don't even know what they made
Journey, Flower <3 top!
Zombies was kinda meh, but it was still good.
Multiplayer: Really buggy.
Campaign: My favorite, ever.
Zombies: A good improvement, but some of the maps are way too hard or way too easy.
Multiplayer: Top Five Multiplayers, for sure.
Campaign: Alex Mason's story is riveting and heartfelt.
Black Ops 2:
Zombies: An amazing leap forward, but only the later maps.
Multiplayer: Super fun and crazy.
Campaign: The most heartbreaking thing, killing Mason. Up there with Soap's death.
Black Ops 3:
Zombies: Oh I could never praise it more. Shadows, at first, wasn't good, but with skill and memorization it is amazing. Eisen is amazing. Zetsubou is good. Gorod is outstanding. Revelations was a perfect, but horrible ending. I can't rave more about this game.
Multiplayer: Just shooting fun. Acceptable.
Campaign: No. Sorry BO3 but this puts you quite down.
Black Ops 4:
Zombies: Hopeful beginning, rocky middle, seems to ...more - TheElectricPenguin
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.11 Comments
A studio and a company who is thriving to be respectful to employees in respect to work condition, and customer value but lets see, how much farther they can go with this good nature, is yet to see or reveal
One of the best game companies atm. They released a total of 16 free DLC for their masterpiece The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. They released two incredible paid DLC's for The Witcher 3 and they are worth every penny. They listen to their fanbase and update their games regularly. A great company filled with passionate people who make near perfect games.
A consumer friendly company that respects workers and has great titles.16 Comments
While their games are confusing, Professor Layton made the company shine.
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.2 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.
Some of my favorite childhood games - myusernameisthis
Every 2000s kids childhood. The LEGO games are what started my video game “way of life” and the same is for many others. Nostalgia at its best!
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. - playstationfan661 Comment
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. - Harri66610 Comments
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.
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.
Love their games
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 saga1 Comment
Some of my favorite childhood games. - myusernameisthis
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
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
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Updated 22 Apr 2019
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