Picks By Michelle Lynn Tackett & Shawn Tackett
It is not hard for me to think of my top 10 favorite video game companies, (this includes the devs and publishers, 1st, 2nd or 3rd party). This list is based on how much we love the companies games, and how many games are in our collection. So, here we go.
10: Bethesda, I love Bethesda games. Skyrim and Doom 2016 are my favorite Bethesda games, but I also love Fallout 4. My favorite Bethesda game is Skyrim.
9: Sega, Ah, one of the old timers. Sega has revolutionized gaming a lot of times and created some of the best games ever for a console. If I had to pick one favorite game, it would be Sonic Mania Plus. What a love letter for Sonic the Hedgehog fans.
8: Namco Bandai, I love their fighting games so much. Soul Calibur, Tekken and Dragon Ball are all legendary. I also love the Dark Soul series, but nothing gets me excited like a Namco/Bandai fighting game. My favorite Namco/Bandai game is Tales of Vesperia.
7: Capcom, Capcom makes some of my favorite games of all time, from Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Mega Man, Street Fighter and Resident Evil. They have some of the best franchises of all-time and make quality games on a regular basis. My favorite Capcom game of all time is Mega Man 11.
6: Square/Enix, SE is one of the best when it comes to JRPGs, games like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger have kept SE in business for decades. My favorite SE game of all time is Octopath Travler.
5: Intelligent Systems, One of the best RPG makers of all-time. Paper Mario and Fire Emblem have some of the best RPG entries of all time. Intelligent Systems live up to their name. They know how to make quality games. My favorite Intelligent systems game of all time is Fire Emblem Awakening.
4: Platinum Games, One of the best when it comes to action games. Platinum have made classics like Madworld, Viewtiful Joe, Bayonetta and Nier. Their upcoming Nintendo Switch game called Astral Chain looks amazing. Favorite Platinum Game, Bayonetta 2.
3: Retro Studios, They have only made 6 games, but wowzers! What games they are. They have done 3 Metroid Prime games, 2 DKC games, and Mario Kart 7 is a triumph of level design. Metroid Prime destroyed GTA for game of the year in 2002. My favorite Retro Studios game is Metroid Prime.
2: Monolith Studios. the most talented people from Square left in 1999 and formed this company. They make some of the best games on the market. They have helped with BOTW, Splatoon 1 and 2, and of course, the Xenoblade series. My favorite game of Monolith Studios is Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
1: Nintendo EAD, was there ever any doubt? Masters of design and philosophy of how games should be made. No company makes better games than Nintendo. From Mario, to Pokemon, Zelda, Splatoon, Metroid and others. Nintendo is above the rest when it comes to excellent games. My favorite Nintendo game, too many to count!
10: Panic Button, if you need a great Switch port, go to Panic Button! They do incredible Switch ports pushing the console, showing what it can do. Favorite game, Doom 2016.
9: Square/Enix, I love their colorful JRPGs and SE has tons of them! Dragon Quest Builders is my favorite game.
8: Limited Run Games, they bring out lots of indie darling. Favorite game, Golf Story.
7: Nicalis a company not afraid to take chances with creative and different games. Favorite game, the Binding of Isaac.
6: Namco/Bandai they have so many good fighting, action, rpg and classic games. Favorite games, Namco Museum, Smash Ultimate and Tales of Vesperia.
5: Retro Studios, one of the best in the industry, creating great games that revolutionize genres. Favorite game, DKCTF
4: Monolith Soft, one of the best studios around. So much talent and experience. Favorite game, Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
3: Good Feel, they make Yoshi games, do I need to say anything else? Favorite game, Yoshi’s Crafted World.
Platinum Games, they are so creative and imaginative. They make some of the best games you’ll ever play. Favorite game, Bayonetta 2.
1: Nintendo EAD, from Koizumi, to Miyamoto, no one has the talent that ?Nintendo does. They’re the best around. Favorite game, Mario Odyssey and Mario Maker 2.
Who are your favorite video game companies?
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