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Rockstar Games
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"I got caught up in the money... the power... I don't give a shit, oh fuck man..." - Big Smoke
Founded: December 1998
Founder: Sam Houser
Dan Houser
Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States
Key people: Sam Houser (president)
Services: Rockstar Game Services
Parent: Take-Two Interactive
Subsidiaries:
Rockstar North (DMA Design)
Rockstar Leeds (Möbius Entertainment)
Rockstar San Diego (Angel Studios)
Rockstar Dundee (Ruffian Games)
Rockstar India
Rockstar Toronto
Rockstar New England
Rockstar Lincoln
Rockstar London
Website: https://www.rockstargames.com/


Rockstar Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher based in New York City. The company was established in December 1998 as a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive.

They're best known for creating the Grand Theft Auto, Midnight Club, Red Dead and Max Payne franchises.

Why They Suck Now

Note: Most of the reasons can be attributed to executive meddling from Take-Two Interactive.

  1. Like all other hated companies (i.e. Konami and Blizzard), they went greedy.
  2. They only care about and milk the Red Dead and Grand Theft Auto series to death and ignore their other franchises like the Manhunt, Midnight Club, Max Payne, and Bully franchises. They even canceled Bully 2 because of this.
  3. The infamous "Shark Cards" in GTA Online, which, you have to pay these in order to gain money easily in GTA Online. Grinding in GTA Online is an extremely sluggish process, even completing the biggest heist available, the Diamond Casino heist, will only yield you around 1 million dollars, and some of the best vehicles and assets in the game costs around 3 million.
    1. This has been partially remedied with the Cayo Perico heist.
  4. They and the voice actors parted ways on bad terms. For example, after Michael Hollick argued with Rockstar over him not being paid enough after his work for Grand Theft Auto IV; he received $100,000 in total for his work while the video game grossed $600 million in total. As a result, Hollick refused to do voice acting again in Episodes from Liberty City.
  5. Crunch culture is running rampant. Sam Houser himself is a workaholic, and expects his employees to do the same. During Red Dead Redemption 2's development, they forced their employees to work 100 hours/week.
  6. Rockstar and Nintendo did not have a good relationship with each other, as they refused to release the GTA titles on their consoles (excluding the handhelds), and only a select few of their games were released on said consoles, like Bully: Scholarship Edition and Manhunt 2 on the Wii, and L.A. Noire on the Switch.
  7. Similarly to Bethesda constantly re-releasing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they have re-released Grand Theft Auto V too many times. Considering that the game released in 2013 and is available for three different console generations, this can be seen as them trying to milk the game as much as they can before they release a new Grand Theft Auto game.
    • Their obsession with GTA Online got so bad that they had to confirm that GTA VI would have singleplayer in an interview!
    • On the subject of Grand Theft Auto, they haven't released the last game in the 3D Universe (or III) era, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories for mobile devices, despite all the previous GTA III era games (minus GTA Advance) being released on there.
  8. They have been releasing all the Saints Row-esque stuff to GTA Online such as jet bikes and flying DeLorean DMC 12s. Thinking about this through, they ended up (unironically) ripping-off several gameplay mechanics, from an ex-GTA clone, who used to try to rip off the original pre–2008 GTA games.
  9. People have been kicked out of the GTA Online lobbies for no reason. It's rather easy telling how bad the admins are.
  10. Rockstar hasn't made any changes to the chaotic PC port of GTA Online to alleviate hackers and modders plagued into the official servers.
  11. Even back then, they have a handful of subpar games like Earthworm Jim 3D under their name.
  12. Their PC ports (except for Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V) are poorly optimized or programmed for example: while GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas run fine, they can be glitchy if you uncap the framerate. GTA IV runs poorly even on powerful GPUs without any tweaks. In Bully, at times the textures won't even load without a mod. Red Dead Redemption 2 suffers from stuttering, texture pop in and frequent crashes. To make matters worse Rockstar doesn’t bother to fix these issues (though RDR2 was updated and now the port is improved).

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2 still was a success.
  2. Unlike 2K, they didn't focus on loot boxes.
  3. After Take-Two Interactive attempted to discontinue OpenIV, heavy fan backlash occurred and Rockstar re-released it along with an apology.
  4. Before Grand Theft Auto Online hit their reputation hard, they used be good and have enough qualities to be on the Awesome Games Wiki.

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DarkMatterMan4500

7 months ago
Score 3
I actually have a good friend of mine in real life who loves some of their games.
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Mudkipmaster69

7 months ago
Score 5
Many of us do, but that doesn't mean they are a good company.
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DarkMatterMan4500

7 months ago
Score 2
That's actually true. Just like Electronic Arts and Konami, they are notorious for milking some of their franchises.
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Paprika

7 months ago
Score 3
With the emphasis on multiplayer that Rockstar has now and not the single player experiences that made them famous in the first place, you can all get ready for Grand Theft Auto 76.
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Glitchedblood

7 months ago
Score 8
I can't wait for GTA V to appear on the Xbox Series Y and the PS6 in 2030!
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Paprika

7 months ago
Score 3
And I can't wait for it to appear on Xbox Series Z and PS7 in 2040.
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Kringe

7 months ago
Score 3

"Same thing make us laugh, make us cry...."

- Big Smoke
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Ilikemoney

7 months ago
Score 2
i know i'm bad at evidence but i'll let other people add more reasons to this, yep i made this page
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Zeephare

7 months ago
Score 2
Rockstar will port their lovely GTA V for the PlayStation 10 and Xbox Series XXXX earlier than ClownDev will finish his "game".
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Glitchedblood

7 months ago
Score 1
nah, he'll be in a court case soon
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Mr. Dready

7 months ago
Score 2
I still believe most of this is Take2's Fault.
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Lamborghini446

7 months ago
Score 4
Fuck Take-Two.
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BonkersTheToonyCat

7 months ago
Score 3
Poor rockstar ;-; Goddam Take-Two
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RyMann37

6 months ago
Score 4
Damn... Even Blizzard’s relationship with Nintendo turned out to be better despite them going downhill.
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DarkMatterMan4500

4 months ago
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Couldn't agree more.
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Mr. Dready

6 months ago
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Seems like Skyrim finally has a worthy opponent.
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Space0720

5 months ago
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WTSN#13: GTA 4 runs fine for me (25-30 fps) even with 2DFX installed despite I have a low-end GT 710.
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Mr. Dready

5 months ago
Score 1
They’re still some people who have these issues.
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DarkMatterMan4500

3 months ago
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Take-Two Interactive is slightly worse than Electronic Arts and Sega.
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Mr. Dready

one month ago
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For me, currently i have a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050Ti and an Intel Core i5 760 CPU, and if i play the game on max settings, it runs so slow, but if i tweak the settings by switching a few settings to low or medium, the game runs fine.
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Mr. Dready

5 months ago
Score 2
They won't Make Gta 6 because GTA 5 makes money.
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DarkMatterMan4500

4 months ago
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You never know.
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ThePCGamer

4 months ago
Score 0
Damn, another good company that went bad
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GRAND-DUCHY

4 months ago
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Is it just me or Red Dead Redemption 2 is their ONLY game for the 8th generation?
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Zeephare

4 months ago
Score 4
Unfortunately, yes. Blame their cow, which is GTA V, including its multiplayer.
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HunterZolomon

one month ago
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I started Max Payne series from beggining to finish. MP1 was going good, didn't started to MP2 and 3

Max Payne 1 lacks subtitles sigh
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MysteriousEdits

one month ago
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Talk about constantly milking a franchise over and over again. Rockstar is constantly milking a game over and over again. How many more console generations does Lamar need to roast Franklin on?
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YukariWayne

one month ago
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Developing a complex video game isn't easy, it can take a few years.
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Glitchedblood

one month ago
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Then why are they making said complex game on EVERY FUCKING CONSOLE GENERATION?
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HammerBro101

one month ago
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It's really sad to see what Rockstar Games has become.
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Mr. Tenno

2 days ago
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Oh Rockstar, you are not the same company you once were
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Mr. Dready

one day 23 hours 35 minutes ago
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Seeing an announcement from Rockstar games: Oh what is it please tell me is GTA 6 tell me is GTA 6.
Revealing what it is: GTA 5 Again?! You gotta be joking.

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