The Best of Game Logos

 

3D movies have been a trend for the last few years. However, the most popular video and PC games have used 3D logos way before that. Here’s a selection of some of the most famous and played games with their awesome logos.

 

Angry Birds by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile

 

Tetris – originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union

 

Super Mario Bros. developed by Nintendo in 1985

 

Lemmings – developed by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by Psygnosis in 1991

 

Sonic the Hedgehog – video game character and the titular protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega

 

 

 

The Secret of Monkey Island 1990 – developed and published by Lucasfilm Games

 

The Sims – developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts

 

 

 

Grand Theft Auto (commonly abbreviated GTA) – created in the United Kingdom by Dave Jones, then later by brothers Dan Houser and Sam Houser, and game designer Zachary Clarke. It is primarily developed by British developer Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design) and published by Rockstar Games.

GTA V

 

 

Call of Duty series- published and owned by Activision and published for Apple OS X by Aspyr Media. Most have been developed primarily by Infinity Ward and Treyarch;

 

 

Sid Meier’s Civilization – created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse in 1991.

 

 

Command & Conquer (often abbreviated as C&C or CnC) initially developed by Westwood Studios between 1995 and 2003, with development being taken over by Electronic Arts with the liquidation of Westwood Studios in 2003.

 

 

 

 

Diablo – developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment on December 31, 1996.

 

 

Battlefield – developed by the Swedish company EA Digital Illusions CE, and published by Electronic Arts.

 

 

 

LineAge – released in the United States in 1998 by the South Korean computer game developer NCsoft.

 

 

Need for speed – published by Electronic Arts (EA) and developed by several studios including Canadian-based company EA Black Box and British-based Criterion Games. It was originally developed by the Canadian-based company Distinctive Software, which became known as EA Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince of Persia – created by Jordan Mechner, originally developed for and released on the Apple II Computer in 1989.

 

Age of Empires – developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. The first title of the series was Age of Empires, released in 1997.

 

Heroes Might & Magic – originally created and developed by Jon Van Caneghem through New World Computing.

 

Street Fighter – developed in Japan by Capcom; released for the first time in August 1987,

 

 

Blackthorne – developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Blackthorne was released for the SNES and MS-DOS in 1994, and with enhanced graphics and a higher color palette for the Sega 32X in 1995 and for Mac OS in 1996.

 

Mortal Combat – created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. The first four renditions and their updates were developed by Midway Games and initially released on arcade machines, and later to home consoles.

 

Wolfenstein 3D – created by id Software and published by Apogee Software. Released on May 5, 1992 for DOS, the game was inspired by the 1980s Muse Software computer games Castle Wolfenstein and Beyond Castle Wolfenstein.

 

 

Duke Nukem – developed by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive Software. The full version was released for the PC (the shareware version was released on January 29, 1996)

 

 

Counter Strike – developed by Valve Corporation which originated from a Half-Life modification by “Gooseman” and Jess “Cliffe” Cliffe.

 

 

Unreal Tournament – co-developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes. It was published in 1999 by GT Interactive.

 

 

Star Wars. The old republic – Developed by BioWare Austin and a supplemental team at BioWare Edmonton, the game was first announced on October 21, 2008, at an invitation-only press event.

 

 

Quake Series – developed by id Software & Raven Software. Published by Activision, Bethesda Softworks

 

 

Halo – created by Bungie and now managed by 343 Industries and owned by Microsoft Studios. First release was in November 15, 2001

 

 

Warcraft Series – created and published by Blizzard Entertainment.First release was in November 1994

 

 

 

 

 

Starcraft – developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The first game of the StarCraft series was released for Microsoft Windows on 31 March 1998.

 

 

League of Legends – developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows

 

Cover image credit @ Michael Crawford






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