The source published a top-10-list of the best developers chosen by 10.000 gamers. Dice placed first. Even 2k Czech and Blizzard Entertainment are named. The complete list through the link.
No way. Naughty Dog is the best.
Dice Is ONE of The Best Developers and DICE is great but EA is holding them back
Clearly Naughty Dog isn't the best if 10000 voted and it was wrong. DICE have been producing great games for ages unlike Naughty Dog who haven't produced nearly as many good games. I'm not saying Naughty Dog are bad, far from it they're pretty good but DICE helped revolutionise PC gaming into what it is today.
Actually both consoles are holding DICE back, Pc is where they make the best games and when Battlefield 3 deploys in its PC gloriness finally it won't be held back by consoles. If you look at Battlefield BC2 on a PC you can CLEARLY see it is so superior even though it is still from a console port.
DICE being the best developer is only some peoples opinions, I never heard of them untill now and I'm a Gamer, I'd say one of the Best Developers in my Opinion is R* because they often take gambles, like being sued LOL, they also make complex games. Another good Developer is Nintendo, but these are just my opinions.
Valve is the best
@gtamike "Valve is the best " LOL!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! thats funyy. are you high XD!!!! ?
Wow, some naughty dog fanboys here.... Be nice people :) by the way, Dice is awesome (IN MY OPINION)
You never heard of DICE? Granted, you might be a gamer but you surely don't know a shit about gaming industry... In my opinion the best developers AT THE MOMENT are: Naughty Dog, DICE, Santa Monica studios, Bioware, Blizzard, Guerilla and Infinity Ward (well, IW used to be before all the shit) ;). Honorable mentions: Remedy, Insomniac games, Media Molecule, Studio Liverpool and Sucker Punch. Probably Polyphony Digital and Team Ico will join that club but they haven't really delivered THIS GEN (sure GT5 prologue was great, but I'm still waiting for GT5). Someone might consider Epic and Bungie as top developers as well, but I haven't really enjoyed their games that much. R* and SE have dropped the ball this gen...for me that is. Still their games manage to sell like crazy so they must be doing something right. Actually I really enjoyed FF13 but it's not the same than pre-FFX games.
Lol, I was gonna agree with you Epicor. But then you ranked IW as one of the best developers...... :\
So true. They are just feeding off on what Ninja Theory had said about a week ago, about Naughty Dog being best console game developer.
Dude its all about Polyphony Digital. How many other devs would spend the amount of time they do making sure the game is perfect? Some Devs today seem to rush out their games, spending no time checking quality, for money.......cough Infinity Ward cough. Edit: Not to mention giving gamers a chance to become real life racing drivers (in partnership with Sony).
The thing about polyphony digital is that they already made a profit from GT5. But than again other developers make billions and refuse to spend more than 20 million on their game *coughs*IW*coughs* GTA5p has made enough money to pay off the development on GT5p and GT5. They could take as long as they want they are under no pressure apart from the pressure of the fans and Sony who I am sure just cant wait for GT5 to sell millions on PS3s in days.
@Guntrol Infinity Ward making billions? What? http://www.bingegamer.net/2... http://www.geek.com/article... Also, not every developer has a couple of mil in their pockets. Appreciate the games that come out, not the budget that governs them.
That wasn't Infinity Ward's fault really, Activision was pushing to release the game for that exact release date that was set. Plus they weren't paid yet for the work they did on CoD4.
i call turn 10 no content locked on the cd constantly refreshing the game adding ginvg away free dlc and credits etc
What?! You honestly believe PD delayed GT5 because of Forza 3? GT5 was delayed for mutiple reasons, they had to wait for EA and Nascars contract to end to begin development on the nascar part of the game, then Sony made them set the date for spring to launch with Move, then when move got delayed, they made them set it for fall because of 3D and to launch with Move as a launch title. Seriously, Turn 10 is nothing compared to PD, Prolouge was better than Forza 3 and it was a "demo"
Naughty Dog certainly is a great dev but I wouldn't call them the best. The best imo is Blizzard. Starcraft, Diablo 2, Warcraft2-3, that's every gamer's childhood right there. Everything they touch turns to pure gold.
Sorry but those games were not part of my childhood and I am a gamer. You do know that gaming started in the 70's right? So a lot of gamers were adults before those games even released.
... and especially Rallisport Challenge 2 (my favourite race/rally game of ALL TIME!), and Battlefield 1943! (We need more maps!!!) I just love the way the levels in their game look, with gorgeous lighting which just adds a tremendous deal to the beauty of a level.
is getting a bit ahead of ourselves. Ide say they are one of the better developers but not in the best. I do like what they've done though.
honestly it really depends. ND can still be considered the most solid CONSOLE dev out there, but i also agree DICE are quite amazing =D
10 gamers wow.
Naughty dog only produce on PS3 though so no doubt 360 and wii gamers will not vote for them where as dice produce for the two nex gen consoles. There is no true way to make it a fair vote. DICE is good though you cannot deny that EA done good by hiring them.
There are so many good developers including Dice, but come on there are far better games than Bad Company 2. I enjoyed Modern Warfare 2 way more than I did BC2. What about Bioware, Bungie, Infinity Ward, Epic Games, Blizzard, Naughty Dog, some other of Sony's 1st party and the list goes on....
Did they mean 10,000 with a comma? Or is this a clever way of getting hits when in actuality then only polled 10 gamers? Because honestly, who cares what 10 random gamers think? Actually, who cares what 10,000 gamers think? It only matters what you think. Besides, didn't we all grow out of "blah blah blah is the BEST!" Some favs: BioWare Naughty Dog That Game Company Rockstar Insomniac
From a PC website? Surprising results
Isn't 10.000 gamers just 10 gamers?
They are certainly up there. Such a great company. They are probably the best for PS3 devs though, no doubt.
No, 10,000 people voting does not confirm that. Millions of gamers in the world are not represented by 10,000. A majority does not confirm a fact, it just confirms the majority opinion (of a suspect source, a PC gaming site), nothing more. It carries weight, but it's still subjective, so you can lay off that one, Conloles... I feel they're one of the best, and I have a huge liking for them, but c'mon, a survey isn't irrefutable proof unless you're trying to prove how that many people feel. If you go off the majority, you'd see that the Wii is the best console this gen...You wanna defend that one?
Give us Battlefield 3 already!
Maybe Arguably.....but all they have made is fps to my knowledge ... Except for mirrors edge
the title is misleading.it's about pc games only. "Over 10,000 readers of the magazine PC ACTION, whose website you just visited, voted for their favorites from and elected the most anticipated PC games"
dice made games exclusively for the ps3 with nothing holding them back. imagine the sheer quality on that one
dice made games exclusively for the pc with nothing holding them back. imagine the sheer quality on that one
dice made games exclusively for the 360 so they can use the uh...uh... nah cant think of anything sorry
i havent seen that much pc games that match ps3 exclusives. yeah crysis is pretty advanced but what else? nothing
Fail Aryan. Your a PS3 fanboy, but apparently you know every single game that came out only on PC too, and can accurately judge that PS3 exclusives are better. Don't embarrass yourself now.
For dedication to fans, Critereon certainly deserves a nod.
To 10,000 GERMAN Gamers think DICE is #1. It's a .de site...
Even better: 10.000 PC Action readers think Dice is #1. It's a PC Mag so they didn't give their readers, obviously mainly PC gamers, the option to vote for a console dev.
Instead of brainlessly disagreeing, why can't people give a counter proof to what I've been stating? It is a PC Mag, people were voting for PC devs. Fact!
"To 10,000 GERMAN Gamers think DICE is #1. It's a .de site" I don't follow. What does being German have to do with one's appreciation of game development?
I wonder how many people are too scared/angry/scarred to mention Square after this past year?
or they just dont think they are any good aynmore.
Dice is good, but Sony's first party studios are better
what would happen if naughty dog and dice made a game???
lol dice,give me a break hahaha
I'm sticking firmly with Rockstar.
DICE is all about the gamers,BAAAAAAD COMPAMY series F T W!!
I'd say DICE is a great developer but I'd have to nominate Atlus, Bungie, Bethesda or Nippon Ichi for that title, as well.
They are without doubt the best FPS developer out there.
I don't know, id software and valve could definitely give them a run for their money.
Bungie wants a word with you...
The Halo franchise and Marathon are the only FPS games Bungie is known for. id software and valve are experienced old timers in the FPS genre.
There are so many great developers you can't really say one is better than the other. Dice, Noughty Dog, Polyphony Digital, Rockstar, Santa Monica, Criterion and many more. They are all great in their own way.
even buying the nfs there doing.my 2nd fav racing dev to pd. also sony Liverpool for the wipout over the years
Apart from Midnight Madness 3 and some games from the early 90's they have done nothing more than a multiplayer game called BF. BF is fun online and all but talented my ass. They have done the same game over and over, at some point it's bound to turn out good.
platinum games/clover studio is the best... :) ,then nintendo,komami, capcom..
DICE is good in my regard producing the best rally game ever surfaced the market and pity that it wont be nr 3 in the line cause Rallisport challenge 2 is one of the best in the genre. Firaxis is also one of my favourite since they produce the Civilisation franchise for the PC and they also did a spinof that worked for the consoles. Naughty Dog for the likes of Jak & Daxter and this generation the Uncharted trilogy. Bioware for the Knights of the Old Republic and other great games. Squaresoft for the best FF games, nr 6,7,8 and 9 after they went together with Enix most of their offering have been garbage. Turn 10 for the Forza trilogy and i cant wait to hear about their next project. Probably alot more good devs out there that i forgot to mention.
Dice are my fav devs they deserve the praise year after year they deliver the goods ps3 , 360 , pc.
I'm going to go with Valve. DICE may give its players free modifications of the original maps (OMG!), but Valve has given its gamers 100 times more for free.
Bioware is no 1.Baldur's gate,KOTOR,NWN,Mass effect,Dragon age-their catalogue justifies it. My bests are- 1)bioware 2)blizzard 3)bethesda 4)valve 5)naughty dog
not surprised with DICE at number 1. Naughty Dog isn't 1, because they are exclusive and thus dont show their product across all platforms to gain more popularity.
I greatly respect DICE.The battlefield and Mirrors Edge series are welcome in my gaming platforms anyday
They're great devs...not the best.
First developer that pops up in my mind is Rockstar no doubt about it
wow that's BS guys sucker punch should be a strong contender not first but even they beat DICE also im sure im not the first but ND masterd the online the co-op the single player they made a perfect game also IW did make MW1 and that was easily one of the best games this gen really dice? BFBC2 sucked donkey balls it failed big time it was boring to many campers u get shot from across the map no it sucked wtf this is just funny
As a PC gamer who gets to play games maxed out in Full HD like the developers intended...(yes I'm bragging) As much as I love DICE (Bad Company 2 is the Sh!t) I'm going to go with Valve as best developer. Portal- Counter Strike - Left 4 Dead - Half Life Nuff Said! When DICE releases Battlefield 3 in all it's PC only glory they will move up very close to Valve.
Nice avatar =) a truly amazing series it was, hopefully we get another STALKER soon.
portal? portal = too easy. left 4 dead? another zombie game? nah. Counter Strike is the sh.1t though. valve is nowere near the quality of DICE in the past decade.