Hottest UK Games Studios #1 BEST UK Games Development Companies

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Hottest UK Games Studios #1 BEST UK Games Development Companies

If there’s one tech category where the UK has consistently punched way above it’s weight it’s games development. Since spectrum days and the holy BBC Computer (yes, we’re talking Elite!) the UK has over contributed to the games industry where it is a net exporter to the rest of the world.

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And there’s a reason we’ve hoodwinked a Grand Theft Auto shot into our featured image and that’s because the Rockstar is the studio that created GTA is British (Scottish, to be precise…). So let’s now take a look at the hottest games studios in the UK according to the UKIE which revealed the most successful video gaming experiences released in the UK to-date.

1. Rockstar North

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Rock Star North – UK Games Studios Titan

Most Successful UK Game: GTA V
Also Famous For: Red Dead Redemption II

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2. Traveller’s Tales (“TT”)

Most Successful UK Game: LEGO Batman
Also Famous For: LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Harry Potter

3. Codemasters

Most Successful UK Game: Colin McRae Rally (PS1, PC)
Also Famous For: TOCA, Micro Machines, Brian Lara

4. Sony Studios (i.e. PlayStation London)

Most Successful UK Boxed Game: The Getaway
Also Famous For: EyeToy, F1, Wipeout

5. Sports Interactive

Most Successful UK Boxed Game: Football Manager 2007
Also Famous For: Championship Manager


Biggest UK Games Studios

The UK has a long history of making world class gaming experiences. With the global audience estimated between 2.2 and 2.6 billion people and the global software market expected to grow from $137.9 billion in 2018 to an estimated $180.1 billion by the end of 2021, the opportunities for the UK games industry have never been greater.

Source – UKIE

6. Core Design

Most Successful UK Game: Tomb Raider 2
Also Famous For: Tomb Raider

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7. Eurocom Entertainment

Most Successful UK Game: James Bond 007: Nightfire
Also Famous For: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, Spyro: A Hero’s Tale, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 007: The World Is Not Enough,

8. Criterion Games

Most Successful UK Boxed Game: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Also Famous For: Burnout

9. Rare

Most Successful UK Boxed Game: GoldenEye (N64) and Kinect Sports (360)
Also Famous For: Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong Country

10. Team17

Most Successful UK Boxed Game: Worms
Also Famous For: Overcooked,

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UK Games Studios

Thanks to GfK and UKIE for the data from 1995 – 2018. The list is based on unit sales of physical boxed games and does not include digital. List originally published by Games Industry Biz

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