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The Top American Game Developers 

El Gamer Grande
Updated June 14, 2019 8k votes 1.1k voters 142.6k views

American video game developers list includes some of the top game designers in the US. These are video game developers currently headquartered in the United States. Video game development is a specialized type of software development focusing on games. These games can be for any type of computer whether it be game consoles such as Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo, mobile platforms such as the iPhone or iPad, or traditional computers such as PC and Macintosh.

Who are the top American game developers? What companies have the best game developers? Developers often further specialize into a specific type of genre, whether it be RPG's, FPS's, or RTS's. Unlike regular software development, game development can also trek into the territory of Hollywood, requiring work from writers, artists, and actors to complete their projects.
list ordered by
1
Rockstar Games is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry
Located in: New York City
Founded in: 1998
2
Valve Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Digital distribution, Software, Video game
Located in: Bellevue, Washington
Founded in: 1996
3
Naughty Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Santa Monica, California
Founded in: 1986
4
Blizzard Entertainment ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry
Located in: Irvine, California
Founded in: 1991
5
Sony Computer Entertainm... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Located in: San Diego
Founded in: 1994
6
Obsidian Entertainment ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Obsidian Entertainment Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Santa Ana, California
Founded in: 2004
7
Insomniac Games is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Burbank, California
Founded in: 1994
8
Sega is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry
Located in: San Francisco, California
Founded in: 1951
9
id Software is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Mesquite, Texas
Founded in: 1991
10
Activision is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game industry, Prepackaged Software
Located in: Santa Monica, California
Founded in: 1979
11
Infinity Ward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry, Software development
Located in: Encino, California
Founded in: 2002
12
Telltale Games is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry
Located in: San Rafael, California
Founded in: 2004
13
Epic Games is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Epic Games Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Cary, North Carolina
Founded in: 1991
14
WB Games is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top American Game Developers
WB Games
Located in: Chicago
Founded in: 1988
15
Bungie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Bellevue, Washington
Founded in: 1991
16
THQ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Agoura Hills, California
Founded in: 1989
17
Cloud Imperium Games is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Cloud Imperium Games Video game industry, Video games
Located In: Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas
18
Gearbox Software is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Plano, Texas
Founded in: 1999
19
Atari is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Consumer electronics, Video game, Video game industry
Located in: New York City, New York
Founded in: 1972
20
Take Two Interactive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Take Two Interactive
Located in: New York City
Founded in: 1993
21
Volition, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Volition, Inc.
Located in: Champaign, Illinois
Founded in: 1996
22
Activision Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Santa Monica, California
Founded in: 2008
23
Raven Software is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Located in: Middleton, Wisconsin
Founded in: 1990
24
Visceral Games is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Visceral Games Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
25
Maxis Software is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Maxis Software
Located in: Emeryville
Founded in: 1987