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Codemasters
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GENIUS AT PLAY™
Founded: October 1986
Founder: Richard Darling
David Darling
Headquarters: Southam, England, United Kingdom
Key people: Frank Sagnier
Subsidiaries: Slightly Mad Studios
Website: https://www.codemasters.com/


The Codemasters Software Company Limited, trading as Codemasters (previously known as Code Masters), is a British video game developer and publisher founded in 1986 by brothers Richard Darling and David Darling. The headquarters of Codemasters is located in Southam, England. Over 700 people have been working at Codemasters since 2019. In 2005, Codemasters was considered as the best independent publisher by the British game trade magazine "Develop".

They are known for making racing games such as DiRT (formerly Colin McRae Rally), F1 and GRID/TOCA series. Previously they were known from the Operation Flashpoint, Dizzy and Micro Machines game series.

The studio got the exclusive license to the World Rally Championship (WRC) series in June 2020 which will begin as a five-year deal in 2023, with plans to release their first game in 2024.

Why They And Their Games Rock

Them

  1. They made one of the most iconic series that is supposed to commemorate one of the greatest rally drivers in history.
  2. Unlike 2K or Electronic Arts, they have their dignity for their F1 series (which are published every year), trying to make a high-quality product. A worthy example is F1 2016 to the latest installment titled F1 2020.
  3. This is one of the few large companies that doesn't add microtransactions to their games. Instead, in the DiRT or F1 series, as in DOOM Eternal, there are in-game currencies that you receive.
  4. Codemasters, despite making F1 games for every year, decides at least to change anything big, unlike EA.
  5. They helped release several games from smaller developers, such as Worms 4: Mayhen from Team17 or the Overlord series from Triumph Games and Climax Studios.
  6. They used to make fairly original series like Micro Machines, which is one of the first to be played as a toy vehicle with maps happening in parts of the house.

Their Games

  1. The graphics in their games look different, although in most cases it is decent, such as the F1 and DiRT series.
  2. Great soundtrack. Their soundtrack is usually fun to listen to and memorable. For example in DiRT Rally.
  3. Fairly precise controls.
  4. A perfect camera.
  5. Good level design.
  6. In F1 games, there is a casual mode for beginners or ordinary people who do not usually have contact with games.
  7. Decent artificial inteligence.
  8. High amounts of replay value.

Bad Qualities

  1. At the moment, they only make racing games.
  2. They ignore old franchises that have been enjoyed by the community like Dizzy, Operation Flashpoint or MTV Music Generator.
  3. In the past, they published a large number of crappy games, such as an American Idol, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust, Dirty Dancing: The Video Game, Overlord: The Fellowship of Evil or Colin McRae Rally (2013).

List of video games

Dizzy

  • Dizzy – The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure (1987)
  • Treasure Island Dizzy (1988)
  • Fantasy World Dizzy (1989)
  • Fast Food (1989)
  • Bubble Dizzy (1990)
  • Dizzy Panic! (1990)
  • Magicland Dizzy (1991)
  • Dizzy: Down the Rapids (1991)
  • Fantastic Dizzy (1991)
  • Crystal Kingdom Dizzy (1992)
  • The Excellent Dizzy Collection (1993)
  • Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk (2011)

Robin Hood

  • Super Robin Hood (1986)
  • Robin Hood Legend Quest (1992)

Micro Machines

  • Micro Machines (1991)
  • Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament (1994)
  • Micro Machines V3 (1997)
  • Micro Machines V4 (2006)
  • Micro Machines World Series (2017)

Colin McRae/DiRT

F1

  • F1 2009
  • F1 2010
  • F1 2011
  • F1 2012
  • F1 Race Stars (2012)
  • F1 2013
  • F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition (2013)
  • F1 2014
  • F1 2015
  • F1 2016
  • F1 2017
  • F1 2018
  • F1 2019
  • F1 2020

Overlord

  • Overlord (2007)
  • Overlord: Raising Hell (2008)
  • Overlord: Minions (2009)
  • Overlord: Dark Legend (2009)
  • Overlord II (2009)
  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil (2015)

BMX Simulator

  • BMX Simulator (1987)
  • Pro BMX Simulator (1988)
  • BMX Simulator 2 (1989)

Jet Simulator

  • Jet Bike Simulator (1988)
  • Championship Jet Ski Simulator (1989)

Pinball

  • Advanced Pinball Simulator (1988)
  • Psycho Pinball (1994)

Operation Flashpoint

  • Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (2001)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer (2002)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Elite (2005)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (2009)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River (2011)

Grand Prix Simulator

  • Grand Prix Simulator (1987)
  • Grand Prix Simulator II (1989)

TOCA/GRID

  • TOCA Touring Car Championship (1997)
  • TOCA 2 Touring Cars (1998)
  • TOCA Race Driver (2002)
  • TOCA Race Driver 2 (2004)
  • TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator (2004)
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 (2006)
  • Race Driver: Create & Race (2007)
  • Race Driver: GRID (2008)
  • GRID 2 (2013)
  • GRID Autosport (2014)
  • GRID (2019)

Brian Lara Cricket

  • Brian Lara Cricket '96 (1996)
  • Brian Lara Cricket '99 (1999)
  • Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 (2005)
  • Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 (2007)
  • Brian Lara 2007 Pressure Play (2007)

Mike Tyson Boxing

MUSIC / MTV Music Generator

  • MUSIC - Music Creation for the PlayStation (1998)
  • MUSIC 2000/MTV Music Generator (1999)
  • MTV Music Generator 2 (2001)
  • MTV Music Generator 3: This Is the Remix (2004)

IndyCar Series

  • IndyCar Series (2003)
  • IndyCar Series 2005 (2004)

Various games

  • Ghost Hunters (1987)
  • Professional Ski Simulator (1987)
  • 3D Starfighter (1987)
  • ATV Simulator (1987)
  • Fruit Machine Simulator (1988)
  • The Race Against Time (1988)
  • 4 Soccer Simulators (1989)
  • Operation Gunship (1989)
  • MiG-29: Soviet Fighter (1989)
  • 750cc Grand Prix (1989)
  • The Ultimate Stuntman (1990)
  • Kwik Snax (1990)
  • Italia 1990 (1990)
  • Tilt (1991)
  • Paris To Dakar Rally (1991)
  • Miami Chase (1991)
  • FireHawk (1991)
  • Big Nose the Caveman (1991)
  • CJ's Elephant Antics (1991)
  • Big Nose Freaks Out (1992)
  • Bee 52 (1992)
  • Pete Sampras Tennis (1994)
  • The Realm Online (1996)
  • Jonah Lomu Rugby (1997)
  • No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking (1999)
  • Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing (2000)
  • Insane (2001)
  • Severance: Blade of Darkness (2001)
  • Prisoners of War (2002)
  • I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike (2003)
  • American Idol (2003)
  • Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (2004)
  • Perimeter (2004)
  • Second Sight (2004)
  • Worms 4: Mayhem (2005)
  • Manchester United Soccer 2005 (2005)
  • RF Online (2006)
  • Dance Factory (2006)
  • ArchLord (2006)
  • Rainbow Islands Revolution (2006)
  • Bubble Bobble Revolution (2006)
  • Maelstrom (2007)
  • Heatseeker (2007)
  • Hospital Tycoon (2007)
  • Rafa Nadal Tennis (2007)
  • Bullet Witch (2007)
  • Clive Barker's Jericho (2007)
  • Impossible Mission (2007)
  • Sensible World of Soccer (2007)
  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (2008)
  • Bliss Island (2008)
  • Dirty Dancing: The Video Game (2008)
  • Emergency Mayhem (2008)
  • James Pond: Codename Robocod (2008)
  • Bella Sara (2008)
  • You're in the Movies (2008)
  • Rise of the Argonauts (2008)
  • Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009)
  • Damnation (2009)
  • Fuel (2009)
  • Ashes Cricket 2009 (2009)
  • Dragonlogy (2009)
  • International Cricket 2010 (2010)
  • Bodycount (2011)
  • Toybox Turbos (2014)
  • Onrush (2018)

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