Rockstar San Diego

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Rockstar San Diego, Inc.
Formerly called
Angel Studios, Inc. (1984–2003)
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1984; 33 years ago (1984)
Headquarters Carlsbad, California, U.S.
Key people
Steve Martin (studio manager)
Parent Rockstar Games

Rockstar San Diego, Inc. (formerly Angel Studios, Inc.) is an American video game development studio under the Rockstar Games umbrella, located in Carlsbad, California. The studio pioneered open world racing games with the Midtown Madness and the award-winning Midnight Club series. It is also responsible for the "Red Dead" series of western games, Red Dead Revolver in 2004 and Red Dead Redemption in 2010. The studio also houses the RAGE Technology Group which developed the RAGE engine that is used in almost all Rockstar games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V. The studio was acquired by Take-Two Interactive in November 2002.

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
as Angel Studios
1996 Mr. Bones Sega Saturn
1998 Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr. Nintendo 64
1998 Virtual Jungle Cruise DisneyQuest
1999 Resident Evil 2 Nintendo 64
1999 Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Slugfest Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color
1999 Midtown Madness Microsoft Windows
1999 Savage Quest Arcade
1999 Pirates: GameWorks Arcade
2000 Midtown Madness 2 Microsoft Windows
2000 Midnight Club: Street Racing PlayStation 2
2000 Smuggler's Run PlayStation 2
2001 Smuggler's Run 2 PlayStation 2
2001 Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open PlayStation 2, Xbox
2001 TransWorld Surf PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
2002 Smuggler's Run: Warzones GameCube
2003 Spy Hunter 2 PlayStation 2, Xbox
as Rockstar San Diego
2003 Midnight Club II PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
2004 Red Dead Revolver PlayStation 2, Xbox
2005 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Xbox (with Rockstar Leeds)
2006 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix PlayStation 2, Xbox
2006 Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis Xbox 360, Wii (with Rockstar Leeds)
2008 Midnight Club: Los Angeles PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2008 Midnight Club: L.A. Remix PlayStation Portable (with Rockstar London)
2009 Midnight Club: Los Angeles – Complete Edition PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2010 Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (with Rockstar North)
2010 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (with Rockstar North)
2011 L.A. Noire PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 (with Team Bondi and Rockstar North)
2012 Max Payne 3 PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 (as part of Rockstar Studios)
2013 Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One (with Rockstar North)