Video games are one of the greatest forms of entertainment on planet earth. Video games come in many genres and many ways within said genre. However, like all things, video games don’t come cheap. In fact some video games take millions of dollars to make, just to make sure they give the best satisfaction you can get from playing their game. In fact many games are more expensive than people give them credit for. So here is the 10 most expensive video games to make in current history.
Destiny is the latest in the MMO first person shooter genre. It is also the most expensive game made to date. Destiny spent about $140 million, and that is during the beta. The game is said to have costed $500 million dollars.
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2. Grand Theft Auto V
The latest installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand theft auto V has also been the most expensive game for Rockstar to date. Grand Theft Auto V costed about $265 Million.
3. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars the Old Republic is a massive MMO taking place in the universe of arguable the best sci-fi movie ever made. The game is incredibly expensive to make, costing around $200 Million. However it quickly made the money it has spent to make this gaming.
4. Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy is one of the first video games that comes to peoples minds when they hear the word RPG video game. What made the game costly wasn’t game play, but the cut scenes, which were at the time of its release movie like. This would make the game costly, and it would take around $145 Million to make.
5. Max Payne 3
Max Payne is a third person shooter made by the popular game company, Rockstar games. Max Payne was a well received game, despite this max payne wasn’t successful in the amount of copies they wanted to sell. The game took about $105 Million to make, but the game only sold around 440,000 copies during its initial launch. However they were able to sell up to 4 million copies with in a year.
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6. Too Human
Too human is game made by a canadian game developer Silicon Knights. At first it was supposed to be on playstation, however that failed and eventually nintendo would want to give it a try, and that failed. It wasn’t until microsoft took intrest in it in which the game would see release. The game costed about $100 million dollars.
7. Disney Infinity (2013)
Disney Infinity is relatively new on the gaming scene in turns of game franchises. To add the game has grown over some time adding to the cost that it was needed to add content to the game, and yes that does count for the cost of the game in general. However the updates will be ending due to the fact that it has been announced that the game won’t be receiving anymore. The game costed around $100 million dollars to initially make.
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8. Tomb Raider (2013)
Tomb Raider (2013) is a remake of the original Tomb Raider. This game as you can tell was very expensive to make. In fact the game cost around $100 Million to make. Sadly to Squre Enix, the problem for this game was the fact it didn’t sell the target sales it was looking for. The game sold around 3.4 million copies, when their sales goal was around 5-6 million games.
9. Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is another example of Rockstar games abilities to make fun and beautiful video games. This is also another expensive game that they have made. Red Dead Redemption follows a similar pattern that Grand theft Auto does, only instead of a modern cities and neighbor hoods, it takes place in the wild west. The game $100 Million to make.
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10. Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV was one of the most popular games out there, and was one of the most played games around the years of 2008 to 2013. This open world game was very successful, however it was the most panned Grand Theft Auto game to date. This game cost around $100 million dollars.