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Submitted by kythlyn 415d ago | opinion piece

The Top 5: Game Development Studios

This week the Gamer Horizon crew list off their all time favorite video game development studios. (3DS, Bethesda, Dev, GameCube, Naughty Dog, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Valve, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Sizzon  +   415d ago
my top 5 would maybe be like this:

1. Valve
2. Naughty Dog
3. Rockstar Games
4. Kojima Productions
5. Sony Santa Monica
MONKEYDLUFFY  +   415d ago
Have you played anything by nintendo EAD?
WeAreLegion  +   415d ago
I think we would all put Nintendo in the top ten, at least. It's just hard for me to do that, given that their teams switch around so much.
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badboy776  +   415d ago
No Order my top. Can't think of 5 to Hard.

1.Nintendo
2.Rockstar
3.Sony-Naughty dog,Santa Monica,London etc...
ShinMaster  +   415d ago
It's 2013. Nintendo was at their best 2 decades ago.
I DEFINITELY would put them in the Top 10, but there are game developers out there making more immersive and innovative games today. I'm not gonna rob developers of the credit they deserve because of what Nintendo did years ago.

Also Nintendo EAD is made up of multiple teams(5 or 6) responsible for different games. That's like me giving credit to Worldwide Studios as a whole. I'd be ganging up on the rest. Ok, even if that doesn't make much sense, it's time to take off the nostalgia goggles.
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Sizzon  +   415d ago
Yes, but I don't play on Nintendo platforms that much these days, I know the Mario platformers and Zelda adventure games are all amazing, it's just so many of them.
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noctis_lumia  +   414d ago
i am 25 year old i am not a kid anymore
nintendo games are good when u r kid
gedden7  +   415d ago
Sorry when was the last time Valve made a game?
WeAreLegion  +   415d ago
This year.
ShinMaster  +   415d ago
L4D games, Portal games, CS:GO, Dota 2
_QQ_  +   415d ago
DOTA 2 is def in the top 5 games this year.
stragomccloud  +   415d ago
Sony Santa Monica ahead of any of Nintendo's lead dev teams. You've been drinking too much of the kool-aid, son.
WeAreLegion  +   415d ago
Mine:

1. Naughty Dog
2. Valve
3. Rare (The original Rare)
4. Rockstar
5. Bethesda

I'd like to add Sucker Punch, but they need more games under their belt.

Clover almost made it, too. :/
gedden7  +   415d ago
Well then that list is HORRIBLE..

1. Nintendo
2. Naughty Dog
3. Ubisoft
4. Crytek
5. Sony Santa Monica

All these "game" devs are known to have great quality in multiple games that they make not just one game or series...

Each i could name about about 2-4 GREAT games that are separate IPs..
truechainz  +   415d ago
Interesting how different everyone's list in the article was.
My personal opinion:

1.Classic Rare
2.Nintendo
3.Squaresoft (not enix)
4.Valve
5.Naughty Dog

Man imagine if Rare was still as strong with all the same devs making games today. That would be amazing.
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ShinMaster  +   415d ago
1. Rareware*
ThePsychoGamer  +   415d ago
1: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
2: Nippon Ichi Software
3: Insomniac
4: Valve
5: Gust

Can't go wrong with those devs
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Phoceenatic  +   415d ago
Not current but my all time favorite (in no particular order)

1. Nintendo
2. Atlus
3. Sega AM2
4. Konami
5. SNK
ToZanarkand86  +   415d ago
Sega AM2 are my all time favourite development studio. Virtua Fighter, Outrun, and my favourite game of all time - Shenmue.
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N2NOther  +   415d ago
Thanks all for reading and commenting! I can't believe none of us picked Valve!
kythlyn  +   415d ago
Look closer.
N2NOther  +   415d ago
Yeah. :( I wanna change my list!!!
fonger08  +   415d ago
Love discussing all-time favorites!

All-Time: Currently:
1. Nintendo 1. Rockstar
2. Squaresoft 2. Bethesda
3. Bethesda 3. Nintendo
4. Factor-5 4. Naughtydog
5. Rockstar 5. Take-Two
Phoceenatic  +   415d ago
So do I but It looks like someone out there hates everyones lists.
fonger08  +   415d ago
It's because we don't have any Sony exclusive studios as #1.
N2NOther  +   415d ago
Naughty Dog is my number one.
_QQ_  +   415d ago
Its a hard list, i would say Inhouse Nintendo and Blizzard for sure. anything else would be reeeeally difficult to decide.
If i had to pick individual guys i would say Kojima, Tetsuya nomura, Aonuma,takahasi, and Miyamoto.
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NeartheSun  +   415d ago
My TOP 5:

1.Sony Studios (Team ICO/Sony Santa Monica/Naughty Dog and the others)

2.Capcom

3.Bethesda

4.From Software

5.Namco Bandai Games and Konami

runners-up: Monolith Soft; ThatGameCompany; Irrational Games and Platinum Games
JoSneak  +   415d ago
almost all of them are publisher...
NeartheSun  +   414d ago
It doesn't matter if they develop or publish the games, many things that you can associate with them are excellent.
Venox2008  +   415d ago
My top 5

Platinum Games\Clover
Nintendo
Konami\Kojima
Suda51\Grasshopper
Old Rare
FlyingFoxy  +   415d ago
I would have to go with

Valve
Team17 (Worms series)
Raven Software (SoF2, great online game)
ID Software
Rockstar

Most of above would be from older titles they made, to be my favorite.
BosSSyndrome  +   415d ago
lol everyone knows LJN is the best.
/s
stragomccloud  +   415d ago
1)Nintendo
2)Old Squaresoft
3)Naughty Dog
4)Bioware
5)Valve
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HighResHero  +   415d ago
Off the top of my head and i'm sorry to be forgetting a few:
1)Classic Nintendo Studios
2)Classic Rareware
3)Classic Capcom studios.
4) Classic Squaresoft
5) Sony first/second party studios

Valve is disqualified(for now) for wanting me to login every time to play my Steam games. I'm also forgetting probably dozens of studios that deserve to be mentioned. I hope their influnce lives on as we enter the next golden age of gaming.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   415d ago
Nintendo EAD
Game Freak
Platinum Games
Atlus
Nintendo's Rare
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DualWielding  +   415d ago
Atlus
olliec9493  +   415d ago
I'd have liked to see CD Projekt Red on there somewhere
Thoth2020  +   414d ago
At E3, CD Projekt Red got us beer. When their demo crashed, we got more beer.
kythlyn  +   414d ago
Funny that you mention CD Projekt Red... I mentioned them in my contribution for next week's list. That will be on the site on 11/14. You're right though, they're an excellent developer, assuming you appreciate their post release content and patches instead of blaming them for releasing their games too early! Either way, their games are great.
thomasmiller  +   414d ago
with all the hit games they have, nintendo will always be number one with me!

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