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Submitted by Pozzle 1114d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Games Developed By Konami

GS writes: Like many modern great video game companies, Konami got its start far away from the game development industry. Started in 1969 as a jukebox company in Japan, it only took a few years for the company to transition to manufacturing arcade cabinets rather than jukeboxes. From there, the company took off relatively quickly, moving from developing their first arcade game in 1978 to developing their first computer games only for years later. Konami survived the video game crash of the early 1980s due in large part to its focus on its Japanese market; when Nintendo saved the industry, Konami was ready and waiting to develop for Nintendo’s new Famicom system, later released in the United States as the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was on this console that the company made a name for itself, releasing such now-famous titles as Metal Gear, Contra, Gradius, and Castlevania. That was only the beginning for Konami, though, as the company would go on to develop dozens and dozens of other hit games over the next couple of decades. Of all the game development companies active today, perhaps none have developed as many hit games as Konami, and indeed, Konami is the largest company I will be discussing in this list series as other companies — such as Nintendo, Sega, and Vivendi — are better analyzed through their individual subsidiaries’ game libraries. Due to Konami’s size, I will be restricting items on this list to one game per series. (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Contra, Metal Gear Solid, PS2, PS3, Retro, Silent Hill 2, Xbox 360)

Transporter47  +   1114d ago
technically metal gear is develop by Kojima Productions and published by Konami
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ZidaneNL  +   1113d ago
Kojima Productions is actually a subsidiary of Konami...
knowyourstuff  +   1113d ago
Once again, super nerdy gamers have to argue semantics, the most pointless argument of all, and go on and on about developer vs publisher, and who is a developer and who is a publisher, and get completely off topic, wasting everyone's time.

Yes, Konami is a publisher, and yes, it pays developers to develop games, and its function is to finance, market and distribute the game.

Now that we have that cleared up - every Metal Gear ever made, plus Zone of the Enders 2. Nuff said.
sh0ryuu  +   1113d ago
Kojima Productions didn't exist until 2005. So, you know...
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1114d ago
metal gear solid easily.
Jakev5253  +   1113d ago
developed? Konami? seriously?
ZBlacktt  +   1113d ago
No surpise here at all....
TronEOL  +   1113d ago
It would honestly seem very easy to make a list of games developed under Konami. Especially when all those games are fairly well known, and mostly excellent games.
majiebeast  +   1113d ago
I would put TMNT higher.
TheLyonKing  +   1113d ago
Mystical Ninja? or was that published cause that is an amazing game.
ChipChipperson  +   1113d ago
Looking at the thumbnail picture,gee, I wonder what game will be on that list.
Hicken  +   1113d ago
ZOE only gets honorable mention? For shame...
Rhezin  +   1113d ago
WE NEED MORE 2D SIDE SCROLLER CASTLEVANIA!
KingofGambling  +   1113d ago
Oh Yeahhhh! some recognition for Suikoden II one of my favorite jrpg of all time. I was very fortunate to buying the game for 30 bucks since the game is very limited to the public. Oh and Konami start production on Suikoden VI please.
johnsonbat  +   1113d ago
Metal Gear all the way. Pro Evo 5 was awesome too.

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