Top 10 Worst Video Game Developers

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The Top Ten

1 Electronic Arts Electronic Arts Electronic Arts, Inc., also known as EA Games, is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California.

They don't make bad games but they make you pay for everything.

They have great games, but they are commonly ruined by DRM, forced DLC, unfinished and broken products.

Example: SimCity: the game had a feature where you always had to be online to play it, even if you weren't playing online. The problem was, on launch day, the servers weren't ready, so literally nobody could play it.

They don't listen to gamers who are playing and notice bugs, failures etc. Patches don't work or don't fix the major problems. Patience of gamers are being tested to the max.

So here is my beef with big name developers. Over the last 10 or so years games keep getting easier and easier. Any console game I play I automatically have to put it on the hardest difficulty just to have somewhat of a challenge. My second point is that once an idea takes off these companies will keep pumping this stuff out and barely changing a thing (assassins creed? ) finally DLC is a thing, and the sad part is that we accept this as the norm. What happened to Expansion Packs? DLCs are the worst things to ever happen to the gaming industry, which is why I only stick to PC games and play games that are made by indie developers that still have a passion for what they do. This all stems back to EA because they were the ones that laid the foundation to single handily ruin the gaming industry.

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2 LJN LJN LJN Toys, Limited was an American toy company and video game publisher in operation from 1970 to 1995. It manufactured toy lines and released battery operated water guns and video games based on licensed properties from movies, television shows, and celebrities.

Every good movie you watch some of the worst license games ever put that all together you have the rainbow company that is terrible - htoutlaws2012

The Angry video game nerd explains what the colors of the LJN rainbow really mean
(we all know there is no gold at the end of this rainbow) - MJfan119

Angry Video Game ranks LJN the worst game developers ever. There poop.

LJN made a lot of awful games. in my opinion I hate LJN. - Fullwalking

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3 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.

Make a game and ship it out. If it's popular, make the game again and release it the following year. Then repeat the process until people are sick of it. That is only half of Activision in my opinion. It's bad enough that their flagship franchises are milked endlessly, but their decision making seals the deal for me.

They don't care about you, your problems with their games, and they don't care about even the quality of the games being made. All they want is a bottom line, and they know that people buy for the name alone. Outside of Call of Duty, their games range from mediocre to overmilked, all the way down to terrible. SpongeBob Heropants is a shining example of how not to make or publish a game, even for licensed gaming standards. They even ditched the Wii u and went with publishing for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which is bull. I have a Wii u, and if I haven't already vowed never to give these penguin suited bastards my money for ditching the Wii u, the only game I ...more

The genius behind the Call of Duty games was NOT due to Activision's money-grabbing bull! They rush the games they create and put no effort into creating what the fans want! MW2 was the last good game they published, and by the way, that was one of the best video games created! But when a game gets popular, they stop trying to make something great, and instead focus on making it look good so people will give them their money. Call of Duty Ghosts is a GREAT example of that! And MW3 was terrible, not as a Call of Duty game, but as Modern Warfare game. It was alright in comparison with every other Call of Duty game they created, but it was a downgrade of everything that made its predecessors great.

While Call of Duty ghosts had arguably one of the best, if not best story in any Call of Duty campaign, the multiplayer all but ruined the game for all the Call of Duty fans out there. Now, I'm a halo guy personally, but I love the Modern Warfare series! They did all those fans of ...more

Thanks to Activision's Greed.. They ruined destiny and most of their Call of Duty games.. Now Activision is turning almost 50% of every game they publish into DLC... And Destiny... Wow... After paying 90 bucks they want me to pay another 40 bucks for the next destiny dlc which would have already been in the game knowing that the House of wolves Dlc was premade since the start.. They just had to talk about the next DLC 1 month later.. Call of Duty will always be the same..

*cough* *cough* Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare *cough* *cough* - Fullwalking

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4 Stellar Stone Stellar Stone Stellar Stone, LLC was a video game developer founded in 2000 and based in Santa Monica, California. The company developed games offshore in Russia and Ukraine, with a small staff and low budget.

Ugh don't get me started Big Rigs or that taxi game terrible. - htoutlaws2012

They made big rigs over the road racing which is the crappiest game ever

They made big rigs over the road racing!

Unfinished garbage games.

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5 Zynga Zynga Zynga is an American provider of social video game services founded in July 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.

Seriously, are they even a gaming company? They steal games from other people, specially indie devs! Ugh, they are literally leaking with money, yet they need ideas from other people. Most of the time their games are usually littered with micro-transactions the literal bane of gaming. literally EA's little brother.

Worst ever gaming developer! They were the ones who introduced time-sync in their games and introduced trade between real cash and in-game currency as a way to earn money because they made their games slow as Hell.

I have been a fan of their games back in 2011, but their micro-transactions and game requesting system are the worst business practices on Earth!

I've never been a fan of social video games, especially these micro-transactions ones. - Scourge21

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6 Digital Homicide Digital Homicide

...Which game company ever decide to sue critics saying their game sucks? This one.

The company behind classics like temper tantrum and the slaughtering grounds

Easily the worst developers, by far. They're the Amy's Baking Company of gaming. - MKBeast

Their like the "North Korea" of the game industry. Punish anyone who doesn't heil the great Digital Homicide.

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

Ubisoft is without a doubt the worst company in the gaming business. They do all sorts of bull business practices like season passes, overpriced DLC, microtransactions, etc.. Also, remember Uplay? The online service that's trying its hardest to not compete with Steam and Origin. Ubisoft is also a master of milking franchises. They annually release Assassin's Creed games, and they all look the same. I'm willing to bet $500 dollars that Ubisoft will milk the Far Cry franchise as well. Far Cry 4 was basically Far Cry 3. Far Cry Primal also looks like another Far Cry 3. Remember when the Far Cry franchise had variety in every release? Far Cry 1, Far Cry 2, and Far Cry 3 looked and played completely different from each other. Well, now it has lost all its charm. Not only is Ubisoft doing bull business practices, they are also an incredibly lazy developer, as is evident with the annual releases that are basically the same thing different year. Ubisoft started those bull business practices ...more - TheMusicNerd

Have put out numerous games on Steam that just plain don't work (conflicts between Steam and Uplay) and they refuse to do anything about it. The one time I tried to do something about it I went to their forums and found thousands of other people with the same issue and the official response on the forums was always the same 'we can't help you on the forums, you need to open a support ticket.' So I did, and support responded about 2 weeks later saying that they could not help and for those issues I needed to post on the forums. I opened another support ticket explain that it was the forums that had told me I needed to go through them and they simply never responded. Upon reading up a little more I discovered that this was very normal for Ubisoft and at that point I decided to never buy their games again.

Makes a lot of buggy games that require a lot of computer power for graphics that aren't that impressive. Do I even have to tell about they making the same game over and over and just giving it different names? They're the most greedy company in this list, not to mention all its lies.

Download a game, can't connect with friends. Need to download a EXTERIOR EXE TO UPDATE THEIR GAME! Then will play that game, THE STUPID LAUNCHER NEEDS TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME AGAIN BUT I HAVE THE GAME ALREADY.


I hate this company, this is THE WORST COMPANY IN THE WORLD

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8 Phoenix Phoenix

Terrible rip-offs that not even an Elementary School student would think of. I don't think even they know their own source material.

Barry Hatter and the Sorcerer's Broomstick. Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys. Dalmatians 3. Must I say anymore?

These people are probably the last people on earth that care about the gaming industry. People are just easily tricked into seeing otherwise.

Yet another poorly-disguised subsidiary of LJN...

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9 King King

How the heck is Sega...SEGA higher than this abomination of a company? This should be in the top ten! Their games are awful, they're pointless, and they're cash cows. They don't care about you, they care about money. Candy Crush has 12,000,000 different types of micro transactions and aggravating business practices. They also tried to trademark the words "Candy" and "Saga" instead of trademarking the combo "Candy Crush". Instead, they got AWAY with trademarking the word candy and every game on the App Store with that word got TAKEN DOWN. - DCfnaf

They are a ver arrogant company, trying to play big fish, little fish with indy companies that are making games or made games that have nothing to do or were made before candy crush.

Their games are pointless. There's nothing wrong with that. There's always time for a distraction. The problem is that they try to cash with the games by addicting people and then forcing them to buy. I had luck escaping...

They made candy crush, and Pet Rescue. to be honest I don't like their games at all - Fullwalking

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10 Phoneix Games Phoneix Games

It's so bad it made the list twice - htoutlaws2012

Made Dalmations 3 and Animal Soccer World, two sins sent to us by the devil.

It's so made, it made it to the top ten TWICE.

MUST BURN IN VIDEO GAME HOLE.

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The Newcomers

? Naughty Dog Naughty Dog

Delay of certain framchises to bring out Uncharted all the time. Yeah there was the odd The Last of Us recently, but Uncharted is just milked at this point - Soldierhero

The Contenders

11 Titus Software Titus Software Titus Interactive SA, previously Titus France SA, was a long-running French software publisher that produced and published video games for various formats over its lifetime.

The worst French company ever, made the most memorable bad game of all time superman64 and later did robocop which was also terrible. - htoutlaws2012

Don't get me started on superman64. - tranhotwheel04

Superman 64 Is Literal Crap

Superman 64... - MKBeast

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12 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

I used to love this company, until there is nothing else to love about it. They don't have the slightest respect for their developers. Once they outlive their usefulness they get reassigned to be a part of security guards, cleanup crew, factory workers. Lately, they realized that gamers care about the people who create their favorite games. So, they decided not to give people credit when it's earned. They want to keep the gifted ones at Kojima's level enslaved rather than watch them grow and gain fame. It's one thing to play with your fans emotions by turning their favorite games into an embarrassment like what happened with Castlevania which ended up being an erratic violence pachinko game. But to turn on the people who helped the company succeed and make their lives a living hell is just plain evil.

Arguably the most controversial at the moment, Konami's franchises have slowly been diminishing, to the point where their are petitions to give the franchise rights to over companies. Also, with the apparent mistreatment of employees, some have to call into question how long the company will last.

Aside from throwing away a game with so much potential that came from the greatest horror franchise of all time, all there needs to be said is that firing Kojima is possibly the worst business decision made by a video game company. They love digging their own grave don't they?

THEY QUIT SILENT HILL I LOVED SILENT HILL IT WAS SO FUN AND SPOOKY BUT THEY STOPPED IT ALL I HAVE LEFT IS EVERY SILENT HILL GAME. IT MAKES ME CRY.

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13 Tiger Electronics Tiger Electronics Tiger Electronics is an American toy manufacturer, best known for its handheld LCD games, the Furby, Giga Pets, and the 2-XL robot product, and audio games such as Brain Warp.

Tiger is smart when it comes to selling, but all they make is outdated games, hell the games are digital watch technology. I still don't understand how they got to be a huge hit back at the 80's and 90's though, they were even outdated THEN. Somebody please explain to me how they got to be a huge hit and I will give you a back-rub, I guess.

There's one word that describes Tiger's games perfectly: Outdated. - lite64

Do they even count as games?

Definitely a terrible company. They use recycled beeping noises for most of games in the 80's and 70's. The graphics are more less than a slideshow of graphics. The only reason they are still around is they produce licensed shovelware games for dirt cheap to people still gullible to buy them for the youngest kids.

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14 Accolade Accolade Accolade, Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher of the 1980s and 1990s. Headquartered in San Jose, California, it was founded in 1984 by Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead after leaving another game developer and publisher they had founded, Activision.

Bubsy 3D. Need I say more?

Bubsy game and the 3d one that sucked - tranhotwheel04

They made the worst game ever made and bubsy and bubsy 3d accolade is the worst compony tied with 343 indstries -

Their terrible mascot was a cat and they even made a cartoon! But some games wich are not based on Bubsy for Example is Test Drive, wich was a great Racing game series. - MinecraftHater

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15 Microsoft Studios Microsoft Studios Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Games for Windows, Steam, Windows Store, and Windows Phone platforms.

You know the game rare replay well rare were going to put it on Wii u but since Microsoft own them they said make it exclusive to Xbox one I do not want it on any other console this is true this is why banjo kazzoie conkers bad fur day cannot be on virtual console Wii u or Wii and also why conker live and reloaded and banjo nuts and bolts is exclusive to Microsoft consoles screw Microsoft Nintendo should buy rare back

Bought greatest game company ever, Rare and made Rare into garbage

They destroyed Rare, they'll have have Rare develope Viva PiƱata for DS but nothing released from the N64 days released on Wii Virtual Console or sequels of past games from the days of 64 on Nintendo's. consoles.

Their stupidity started when they bought Rare in 2002. - MinecraftHater

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16 Color Dreams Color Dreams Color Dreams is an American company formerly known for developing and publishing unlicensed video games for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.

Then they changed to Wisdom Tree and made those terrible bible games that The Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed. Bible games are terrible and have no point. - MinecraftHater

They're NES games were unlicensed and weird.

This company is very strange. - RalphBob

EA, Ubisoft, THQ, Sega, and Activision are above this? What is wrong with people. - RalphBob

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17 Capcom Capcom ...read more.

Capcom used to be badass in the eighties and nineties, but they have fallen like Sega and Atari, but EVEN WORSE. Capcom is almost bankrupt ed now and there's a good reason, Capcom treats their fanbase badly, they didn't bring Mega man back even though almost all of their fans demanded for it, they have turned Resident Evil from a horror shooter to a mindless generic shooter, and they have been just milking Street Fighter for all it has, gee, I wonder why they are going bankrupt. - PinataonSugar

No megaman, No resident evil, No castlevania, Making Street Fighter bad, and that comes to my conclusion: CAPCOM has died. Rest in piece CAPCOM. In the 19's you were good, but you dumped some franchises. So now, you can go downhill.

Oh boy... Where do I begin?... We started from having games that could be counted as "masterpieces", now most of those franchises are either dead or being treated like dog crap! They really need to step in their A-game... A lot!

HOW IS THIS PUTRID COMPANY NOT AT THE TOP OF THIS LIST AFTER YEARS OF DEBACLE UPON DEBACLE?! From https(:)//www(.)theregister(.)co(.)uk/2016/09/23/capcom_street_fighter_v/, "Capcom's Street Fighter V for PCs includes a knock-out move: a secret rootkit that gives any installed application kernel-level privileges. This means any Malicious software on the system can poke a dodgy driver installed by SFV to completely take over the Windows machine."

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18 Wisdom Tree Wisdom Tree Wisdom Tree is an American developer and publisher of Christian video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, PC, Mac, and Sega Genesis, headquartered in Pima County, Tucson, Arizona, United States.

They are making fun of the bible and christian religion by creating weird games about the bible and make a lot of fusions of christian religion and video games. By doing that, they think they never get sued.

All games they made are either somewhat Bible games or there just ripoffs of good games (ex Wolfenstein 3D.) - htoutlaws2012

All hail the religious part of Color Dreams (another terrible developer)

What did the world's best-selling copyrighted book of all time do to deserve the LJN treatment, anyway... no, What's on second!

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19 WB Montreal WB Montreal

They decided it would be better to make DLC and milk us dry of our money than trying to give us a product that works.

They pretty much slapped Arkham fans in the face, and also cut all my relations from DC. - WonkeyDude98

WB ruined Arkham game series

Their PC ports work better on an atari!

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20 THQ THQ

This needs to get off right now. They made the best SpongeBob game and one of my favorite games ever, SpongeBob battle for bikini bottom. Get it off right now.

Yeah, they made great Wrestling Games and Battle for Bikini Bottom was amazing too. - peaceswagtv

They only were completely terrible during the NES era. Afterwards they became a mixed bag where they made some good games and some bad.

I'll never understand just how? They make legendary wrestling games. - htoutlaws2012

It's on here because it ruined a great franchise in Red Faction with RF:A. A garbage game that was FAR worse than ANY of it's predecessors!

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