|Founded||October 25, 1994|
|Headquarters||Kirkland, Washington, United States|
Number of employees
|Parent||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
Co-founder Brian Goble had this to say regarding the company name.
At the time we formed the company, DOS was still the OS of choice for games. Because of this, we knew we had to come up with a name that was 8 characters or less (for 8.3 filenames). We had been researching story and technology ideas for our demo CD and we were watching a lot of movies. "Monolith" came up, was semi mysterious, wasn't taken, and was 8 characters. Perfect.
The company is best known for the Blood, No One Lives Forever and F.E.A.R series. Monolith developed the LithTech game engine which was used for most of their games starting with Shogo: Mobile Armor Division in September 1998. Between 1997 and 1999, Monolith also published games–some developed by the studio, some by third parties.
|Shogo: Mobile Armor Division||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Blood II: The Chosen||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter 2||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|2000||Sanity: Aiken's Artifact||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|The Operative: No One Lives Forever||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|2001||Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Aliens Versus Predator 2||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|2002||No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|2005||The Matrix Online||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Condemned: Criminal Origins||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|2008||Condemned 2: Bloodshot||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|2009||F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|2012||Gotham City Impostors||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Guardians of Middle-earth||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|2014||Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|2017||Middle-earth: Shadow of War||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|1998||Rage of Mages[A]||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|1999||Rage of Mages II: Necromancer[A]||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator[A]||No||No||No||No||Yes|
- @MonolithDev (October 2, 2019). "October 25th is Monolith's 25th Anniversary. Twenty. Five. Years. In the business. And we've got a lot of fun stuff planned this month to celebrate. Stay tuned here for a big ol' look back at a long history of #gamedev" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Fahey, Rob (January 16, 2004). "Monolith Productions appoints new CEO". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
- Thorsen, Tor (August 12, 2004). "Warner Bros. buys Monolith Productions". GameSpot. Archived from the original on January 12, 2006. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
- Keefer, John (March 31, 2006). "GameSpy Retro: Developer Origins, Page 12 of 19". GameSpy. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007.