What is your top 3 favourite game studios?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Greentoast11, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Greentoast11

    Greentoast11 Seasoned Vault Dweller

    Jul 3, 2015
    Write your top 3 game studios in any format you like but preferably in list format and some notes our explanation beside each one if you like.

    1. inXile Entertainment
    2.Obsidian Entertainment
  2. AlbertCole

    AlbertCole First time out of the vault

    Mar 27, 2016
    Obsidian Entertainment: They developed a big part of my favorite games. I'm thinking of examples like KotOR II, Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol or Pillars of Eternity. Then, if you consider the studio as the true successor of the famous Black Isle Studios, there are also classics like Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment. So yeah, I consider Obsidian #1.

    CD Projekt RED: This studio holds up values that should be standard for all (big) studios in the industry. They began quite modestly and evolved to one of the big players. They created an amazing trilogy, proved, that open world and consistent storytelling are possible and with GOG they hold up DRM-free distribution of videogames.

    (Pre-EA) BioWare: BioWare made a lot of good games in the past. I'm thinking of classics like the Baldur's Gate series but also more modern series like Dragon Age or Mass Effect. The studio changed a lot since EA stepped in though. It began with the demise of the founders and with each game more and more core-developers left the studio. Probably EA will shut it down some time.
  3. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    I guess Obsidian because I like the RPG's they create. InXile because they're on a kickstarter spree for RPG's. And finally... Fuck it, Dennaton. I love Hotline Miami.
  4. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    Obsidian (or the Black Isle Umbrella)- I think this is a given by now considering I'm on the forum. But I've made it my life's mission to play every Obsidian release (Just bough Alpha Protocol today so I'm looking forward to starting that). I would say Inixille, but I've not played enough games by them to really judge. So for now, I'm going to kind of group them with Obsidian along with Black Isle Studios, which reminds me I should really play more BIS outside Fallout.

    Kojima Productions- Kind of cheating as I've only really played the Metal Gear series from these guys. But considering Metal Gear is my favourite series, it feels criminal not putting Kojima's company on here.

    Rockster/Bioware- Again, I'm cheating on this as I put two companies at a tie. I would say Rockstar for making open-world interesting. Most companies (Ubisoft) don't really know how Open World Works, Rockstar just make their games interesting. San Andreas is just a fun game overall and I adore GTAV.
    Bioware, mostly because I like KOTOR, Neverwinter Nights and Mass Effect. When they get things right, they really get things right. While I admit ME3 has its flaws, I find a lot of them were down to EA. Otherwise, I genially enjoy their releases.

    Honorable mentions go to
    Sega AM2
    Project Soul (Pre Soulcalibur V)
    ID Software (Pre Rage, I still need to play Doom 3 through)
    Bungie (During the Halo days, but mostly because I had good memories playing Halo)
  5. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    Kojima Productions
    Obsidian (although with Avellone gone this could change)
    Platinum Games
  6. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    There are way too many to count, but my favorite games tend to come from the following these days:

    Obsidian Entertainment
    Larian Studios
    From Software
    Harebrained Schemes
    Firaxis Games
    CD Projekt Red
  7. Paladin Waffles

    Paladin Waffles You only live twice.

    Nov 17, 2014
    Rockstar, I've loved every game that these guys have made except for bully.
    Obsidian/Black Isle Fallout 1, 2, NV and kotor 2.
    Bethesda, they've made games that I've consistently enjoyed for years even if their games have shallow quest design. I like them better than bioware, even old school bioware to be honest. EDIT Changed my mind actually, Valve is my 3rd choice now.

    Weird question though, am I the only person here who doesn't like Baldur's Gate and enjoys Fallout 1 and 2 immensely more? I've only played Baldur's Gate 1 and I haven't tried Baldur's Gate 2 yet but I couldn't stand the first one, does not hold up well at all, even the "enhanced" edition, which is overpriced btw. I loved Dragon Age 1 and I've seen plenty of people on the codex (reputable I know) and in other circles say that it has nothing on Baldur's Gate. I didn't see that at all and I put 15 hours into it, I'd rather play Daggerfall honestly... Apples and Oranges though.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  8. AlbertCole

    AlbertCole First time out of the vault

    Mar 27, 2016
    I like the classic Fallouts better too, but you should give Baldur's Gate 2 a try. In many ways it's better then the first part.
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  9. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    From Software
    Larian Studios
  10. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    CD Projekt Red
  11. Wepwawet

    Wepwawet First time out of the vault

    Jan 14, 2016
    Eurocom (only for their one game, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. I don't think they're alive anymore though)


  12. FlashBash64

    FlashBash64 The High Roller

    Mar 20, 2016
    I could name a ton of Indie companies, so I'll only do well known ones.

    Rockstar, Valve, and Obsidian, in no order.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  13. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    Jul 2, 2015
    Obsidian/Black Isle, Bioware, and Double Fine/LucasArts.

    Simply put, these folks are responsible for some of my favorite games of all time.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  14. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    CD Projekt Red
  15. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    Are you allowed to pick defunct companies like Troika? Otherwise my list would've included Pandemic somewhere.
  16. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Oh I forgot Paradox!

    Let me change it...

  17. olestra

    olestra Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 26, 2016
    just what come to mind right now:

    quantic dream
    old lucas arts
    creative assembly --if however on earth they made such an on-point alien sequel can be ever be repeated
  18. AlbertCole

    AlbertCole First time out of the vault

    Mar 27, 2016
    Who would've thought that a strategy specialist could craft such a good survival-horror game?
  19. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    Obsidian Entertainment
    From Software
    Firaxis Games