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Favourite Game Developer Tournament - Round 5

Retro Studios 178 20.87%
Square/Square Enix 225 26.38%
CD Projekt Red 184 21.57%
SIE Japan Studio 154 18.05%
Westwood Studios 20 2.34%
Ninja Theory 18 2.11%
Blizzard North 26 3.05%
343 Industries 20 2.34%
Turn 10 Studios 18 2.11%
IO Interactive 10 1.17%

Round 5 developers and some of their more well-known games/series:

Retro Studios (Metroid Prime series, Donkey Kong Country series since 2010)

Square/Square Enix (Final Fantasy series, SaGa series, Dragon Quest series, Kingdom Hearts series, Vagrant Story, Parasite Eve series, Chrono series, Xenogears, etc.)

CD Projekt Red (The Witcher series)

SIE Japan Studio (Ape Escape series, LocoRoco series, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, and co-developed numerous titles including all of Team Ico's games, the White Knight Chronicles series, Patapon series, and more)

Westwood Studios (Command & Conquer series, Lands of Lore series, Dune series, The Legend of Kyrandia series, Eye of the Beholder series)

Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DmC: Devil May Cry, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice)

Blizzard North (Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction)

343 Industries (Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: The Master Chief Collection)

Turn 10 Studios (Forza Motorsport series)

IO Interactive (Hitman series, Kane & Lynch series, Freedom Fighters)


Results from round 4:

Insomniac Games 221 28.52%
Guerrilla Games 220 28.39%
Rare 112 14.45%
Good-Feel 27 3.48%
Cavedog Entertainment 9 1.16%
Paradox Development Studio 32 4.13%
Media Molecule 19 2.45%
Gearbox Software 11 1.42%
Bungie 37 4.77%
id Software 87 11.23%

Bolded = proceeding to the next stage
Italicised = will get a second chance in the bonus round


There's still time to submit your favourite developer lists, if you want to ensure your favourite devs are included in the tournament. Just post your list here.

Last edited by Machina - on 31 October 2018

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Square Enix easily.

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Went for SIE Japan Studio due to Knack.

I would have voted for Square, but unfortunately they've been put alongside that piece of shit square enix. Is square enix even a dev though? I thought they were just a publisher.

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 31 October 2018

I voted for Retro even if I am unsure how great they still are.

that was the easiest poll ever, the butcher of blaviken has my vote

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Square might not be the same company at present but its overall output is extraordinary.

Also, I’m super surprised 343 made the shortlist.

Easy choice with Square here. They've made many of my all time favourite games since the early 90s.

I can't believe round 4 was determined by one vote lol


And I voted for the winner. You're welcome everyone.

Square should be in front. I mean some good games from each of them, but with the history of Square there are simply lots and lots of great games.

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Blizzard North for me. Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is my favourite and most-played game, so it's an easy call.