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Top Video Game Developers

June 21, 2010

Many game companies have been in the gaming industry but which game companies are worth a mention? Well here’s a list of the top game companies out there.

Clover Studios

Now these top dogs deserve a place because of making Okami. Not many games allow you to play as a god, but in Okami you get to play as Amaterasu. Amaterasu is a white wolf who has to restore light back in the darkened areas of Nippon. The game is a mix between, action, platform and puzzles. You also use the Celestial brush to execute attacks, draw bridges and much more! I remember the time where you are free to draw a face on a piece of paper and stick it on your face, you then roam around an ice cave with a piece of paper with your drawing on it, stuck on your face.

Atlus

Now these guys have been making some really awesome RPG’s lately. Take the Persona series for instance. I’d rather play that than any Final Fantasy that has been out within the last 5 years. They’ve also made a 2D RPG called Odin Sphere, which is another very addicting game. The persona series and Odin Sphere win this developer a spot on this list.

Konami

One of my favourite developers of all time. They’ve been making games for years, from football to the Metal Gear Solid series. This developer did not lose the plot like Capcom and Square Enix have this generation. This developer has delivered us games such as the Metal Gear Solid series, the Pro Evolution series, The Zone of the Enders series and some memorable DS games such as The World Ends With You (my favourite DS game). Also how about one of the greatest RPG series, Suikoden or maybe the classic game Contra?

Square Enix

This developer has really lost its touch this generation but we can never forget the classic games it made in the previous generation such as Final Fantasy I to X. FFX in my opinion was the final FF that was actually good. The rest were pretty boring, especially the worst one in the series FFXIII. They’ve also developed one of my favourite game series, Kingdom Hearts. Who would have thought Square Enix characters would be with Disney characters in one game? Well they are in this series. Lots of people talk about how the series seems childish, but I tell them to eat shit and die. What about the classic Chrono Trigger? It was also remade on the DS and it still was addicting to replay after all these years!

Santa Monica Studios

These bad boys brought us the God of War series and what a classic game that is. They were able to make Kratos’s character come to life with the latest installment in the series God of War III. They’ve also helped in developing another excellent online game which I’m sure you’ve all heard of, Warhawk. A game where you can use vehicles and run around spraying and praying. You have to give these guys credit for bringing these two perfect titles to the PS3.

Nintendo

One of the most respected and reputable game companies around. Come on, we all know Nintendo’s first party exclusives always turn out to be awesome. The recent Super Mario Galaxy 2 proves so! Nintendo was the company/developer that pretty much drove the gaming industry in the right direction. By introducing characters such as Mario, Kirby, Luigi, Donkey Kong and Samus! We all know how much we played on our Nintendo’s and SNES back when we were young. No matter what direction Nintendo takes forward, they will always have a soft spot in our hearts. Plus it introduced us to the Gameboy and along came with it another classic game Tetris.

They also made Wii Sports…..

Sega

What happened to Sonic? Doesn’t matter because the Sonic games were indeed really enjoyable back at the time where Mario was released. Sega and Nintendo used to be though competitors as both companies had a range of excellent titles. Anyone remembers Shenmue? Powerstone? ChuChu Rocket? Sonic Adventure? Although the Dreamcast failed in sells but it was one hell of a console. It was also one of the first consoles to introduce online gaming.

Capcom

These guys have lost respect from me and many gamers through out the years especially because of how much they love money! Then again I remember myself playing Street Fighter II on the SNES when I was 6 years old and I forgive them. From games such as Resident Evil, Marvel VS Capcom and Street Fighter, this game’s company has left its mark in the gaming industry although it has been losing its touch this generation.

Rockstar

These guys took sandbox games to another level with the Grand Theft Auto series. Nudity, drugs, violence you name it. Every game they create is controversial. Grand Theft Auto, Bully, Warriors and who can forget about the very violent Manhunt? Who knew that killing people with plastic bags can be fun or maybe slicing someone’s throat with a piece of glass. They also developed another classic game called Max Payne. A game that introduced slow motion bullet time during gameplay.

Valve

Aperture science. We do what we must because….we can. A games company that brought you games such as Half Life, Portal, Day of Defeat & Counter Strike. The longest game I played in my life was Counter Strike: Source. If I remember correctly I played that shit for around 2 years and wouldn’t get bored of it. The best adventure I had in first person shooters was when playing Half Life 2. Being Freeman and killing crabs with the crowbar, it can’t get better than this.

Okay let’s go.

Namco

This company will always be remembered for the awesome games it brought to the arcades such as Space Invaders, Pac Man and the fighting game Tekken. The company has died down along the years but it doesn’t mean it will be forgotten especially if the first games you played were on the Atari. Space Invaders with a huge joystick brings back memories.

Team Ico

The most innovative company in my opinion. These guys brought us only 2 games. Ico and Shadow of The Colossus. These 2 games brought new gameplay elements to the gaming industry and now every gamer would expect a game that’s totally different to the competition each time they are developing one. Now every gamer out there is anxiously anticipating The Last Guardian which without a doubt will be another great title to play.

Naughty Dog

Who doesn’t love these guys? If you were young when these guys were around you must have played Crash Bandicoot or the spin-off racing games or Jak & Daxter or Uncharted 2, which is game of year, of the year, of the year. These guys have been only improving since they’ve made Crash. A highly respected games company and who knows what they’re working on right now. Maybe Uncharted 3?

Blizzard

One game, World of Warcraft. I’m not much of a fan of MMO’s but this game must have made Blizzard a shit load of money and still is. Yet they still have previous games such as Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo. Many games that PC gamers all around the world continue playing till this very day. Yet every now and then this games company will release an expansion pack for World of Warcraft so the experience never dies out.

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26 comments

  1. Er, Konami didn’t make The World Ends with You.


  2. Also, you rarely talked about Starcraft for Blizzard. It’s a freaking Nation Sport in Korea, and when Starcraft 2 releases it will be one hell of a day there also.

    But everything else, I agree with you.


  3. How could you possibly leave Bioware off this list?


  4. I propose that instead of saying “top list” people start naming it “Favorite sh*t gathered by personal favoritism.”

    At least it would be honest.


  5. Leaving Bioware and Id off this list make it of dubious credibility.


  6. lol, Clover Studios, Atlus, Sega, Capcom, Namco, AND NO UBISOFT, atleast Ubisoft Montreal Dumbass, seriously this is one of the worst top 10 list I have ever read in my life!


  7. FUCK nintendo, valve, namco and capcom!!! Who the FUCK cares about space invaders, its not like it took some great developer to make that u dumbass! They haven’t made anything of worth in YEARS especially nintendo!!! Some could argue u shld put ubisoft in there, i am NOT one of them even though AC was good, too much ripping and repetitiveness!! U should have put Guerilla Games on there mate, no one has match their graphic and lighting quality besides ND. Clover studios deserve to be there, Okami was AMAZING!! U should have replaced Valve with Insomniac, who cares about a fucking FPS with basic graphics, they couldn’t even manage a decent port. The 1st half life was good, but still only a FPS which is easy as piss to program, u dont give devs props for making a fps that shit is too easy!!


  8. Bioware should without a dubt be on the list… lots of studios should be removede… fail…!


  9. I can’t agree with most of the developers on this list.


  10. good post!!


  11. Sony Santa monica and Rockstar games are my fav, God of war 3 was awsome so is red dead redemption.


  12. Max Payne was made by Remedy not by Rockstar.


  13. This is really unbelivable. I cannot believe in this article.


  14. Square Enix need to up their game. FF XIII was not the hit they hoped. Last Remenant was also pretty poor.

    Let’s hope FFXIV gives them a new lease of life


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  17. hey let me say by starting with wht the flip r u guy tlkin about yes in agreement you sir you kind of but stuff to your opinion of what you like but dont get me worng you had some facts as well but and well saga bank rupt nvr will come back srry they had there time yes good company yes but not good enough to last unfortunatly but over all I liked how you went for the top 10 game developers and ubisoft had some good games but they were not great so yeah they dont really desrve a title really


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