Great Games By Defunct Studios

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Created May 16, 2018 by Top Dawger
Game developers come and go - it's a tough business, where only the strongest survive. Some studios were with us for years, the others made one or too successful titles and were closed - at least, their way was bright. Let's remember the studios I wish were still with us - and celebrate their achievements.
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    Cliff Bleszinski made many games during his career. He worked alone, then founded Epic Games and developed 15+ titles, including Gears of War, and finally started Boss Key Productions in 2014. Unfortu…
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      Black Isle is a legendary studio. It went down in the history of videogames with the first two titles in the Fallout series. It's hard to overrate the influence of this game on the RPG genre and the p…
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        Bullfrog Productions was a British video game developer, founded in 1987 by Les Edgar and Peter Molyneux. They gained popularity with their third title, Populous. Soon after that they joined EA, their…
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          Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was the only title by 38 Studios. Despite the fact that famous game designers, writers and musicians - Ken Rolston, R. A. Salvatore, Todd McFarlane, and Grant Kirkhope pa…
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            Delphine Software was a very productive developer. Besides extremely beautiful cinematic platformer Another World, they made over 20 other titles, including the Moto Racer series. However, Another Wor…
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              Kaos Studios was created by former members of Trauma Studios to focus on first-person shooters only. They worked as a subsidiary of THQ from 2006 till 2011. During this time they made two games - Fron…
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                A small Australian studio Team Bondi made one of the best neo-noir detective games of all time - L.A. Noire. Their appointment with Rockstar Games that published the game, was a success. However, the …
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                  You surely know the titles, developed by Pandemic Studios: Star Wars: Battlefront , Destroy All Humans!, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, The Saboteur, Batman: The Dark Knight. All of them are creativ…
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                    Irrational Games has a long history. They were known as 2K Boston; in 2017 the studio announced it had rebranded itself as Ghost Story Games, founded by 12 of the former Irrational members. While Ghos…
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