Monolith Productions

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Monolith Productions, Inc.
Subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
Founded October 1994; 22 years ago (1994-10)[n 1][1]
Founders Brian Goble
Garrett Price
Paul Renault
Toby Gladwell
Brian Waite
Jace Hall
Headquarters Kirkland, Washington, USA
Products Video games
Owner Time Warner
Number of employees
100+(2004)[2]
Parent Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (2004–present)
Website www.lith.com

Monolith Productions (or simply Monolith) is a Kirkland, Washington-based video game developer founded in October 1994 by Brian Goble, Garrett Price, Paul Renault, Toby Gladwell, Brian Waite and Jace Hall.[1] The company is known for their games Blood, the No One Lives Forever series, F.E.A.R and more recently, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Monolith is also known for the development of the graphical game engine LithTech, which has been used for most of their games and premiered with Shogo: Mobile Armor Division in September 1998; they also used Brian Goble's Windows Animation Package 32 engine for their 2D games. Between 1997 and 1999, Monolith also published games – some developed by the studio, some by third parties.

In 2004, Monolith Productions was acquired by Warner Bros., a subsidiary of Time Warner.[3]

List of video games[edit]

1997–2003[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Metacritic Score (PC)
Amiga DOS GBA Lin Mac PS2 Win Xbox
1997 Blood No Yes No No No No No No 82/100[4]
1997 Claw No No No No No No Yes No N/A[5]
1998 Rage of Mages[A] No No No No No No Yes No N/A[6]
1998 Get Medieval No No No No No No Yes No N/A[7]
1998 Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No 88/100[8]
1998 Blood II: The Chosen No No No No No No Yes No 72/100[9]
1999 Gruntz No No No No No No Yes No N/A[10]
1999 Rage of Mages II: Necromancer[A] No No No No No No Yes No N/A[11]
1999 Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator[A] No No No No No No Yes No 72/100[12]
1999 TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter 2 No No No No No No Yes No N/A[13]
1999 Gorky 17/Odium[A] Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No N/A[14]
2000 Sanity: Aiken's Artifact No No No No No No Yes No 73/100[15]
2000 The Operative: No One Lives Forever No No No No Yes Yes Yes No 91/100[16]
2001 Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles No No No No No No Yes No N/A[17]
2001 Aliens versus Predator 2 No No No No Yes No Yes No 85/100[18]
2002 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way No No No No Yes No Yes No 91/100[19]
2003 Tron 2.0 No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes 84/100[20]
2003 Contract J.A.C.K. No No No No No No Yes No 56/100[21]
Notes

A These games were published, not developed, by Monolith Productions.

2005–present[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Metacritic Score
Lin PS3 PS4 Win X360 X1
2005 The Matrix Online No No No Yes No No 69/100[22]
2005 F.E.A.R. No Yes No Yes Yes No 88/100[23]
2005 Condemned: Criminal Origins No No No Yes Yes No 78/100[24]
2008 Condemned 2: Bloodshot[A] No Yes No No Yes No 82/100[25]
2009 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin No Yes No Yes Yes No 79/100[26]
2012 Gotham City Impostors No Yes No Yes Yes No 65/100[27]
2012 Guardians of Middle-earth No Yes No Yes Yes No 56/100[28]
2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 84/100[29]
2017 Middle-earth: Shadow of War No No Yes Yes No Yes
Notes

A The metacritic score came from the PlayStation 3 version of the game.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although its stated on the official Monolith website the company was founded in October 1994, according to a 2006 interview with Jace Hall, the company was founded in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keefer, John (March 31, 2006). "GameSpy Retro: Developer Origins". GameSpy. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ Fahey, Rob (January 16, 2004). "Monolith Productions appoints new CEO". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ Thorsen, Tor (August 12, 2004). "Warner Bros. buys Monolith Productions". GameSpot. Archived from the original on January 12, 2006. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Blood for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Claw for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rage of Mages for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Get Medieval for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shogo: Mobile Armor Division for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Blood II: The Chosen for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Gruntz for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rage of Mages II: Necromancer for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter 2 for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Odium for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Sanity: Aiken's Artifact for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  16. ^ "The Operative: No One Lives Forever for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Aliens versus Predator 2 for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  19. ^ "No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Tron 2.0 for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Contract J.A.C.K. for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ "The Matrix Online for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  23. ^ "F.E.A.R for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Condemned: Criminal Origins for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Condemned 2: Bloodshot for PlayStation 3 review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  26. ^ "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Gotham City Impostors for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Guardians of Middle-earth for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for PC review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 

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