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'''THQ Inc.''' (short for "'''T'''oy '''H'''ead-'''Q'''uarters") was a video game publisher and developer based in California. Originally a publisher of {{licensed game}}s during the {{NES}} and {{SNES}} [[The8bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames er]][[The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames as]] (a lot of them [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames not very good]]), it had since expanded its product to include original franchises such as ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'', ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', and ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans''.

During the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era, however, THQ had gone through some tough financial times. It closed down several studios, laid off thousands of workers, and moved on from licensed properties based on kids' shows to focus on "high quality-owned [=IPs=]". This all came to a head on December 19, 2012, as THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its fate got sealed when it auctioned off most of its properties on January 23, 2013. It ultimately sold the following properties:

* [[CompanyOfHeroes Relic]] [[DawnOfWar Entertainment]] to {{Sega}}
* The ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series to Nordic Games
* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' and [=THQ=]'s Montreal studios to {{Ubisoft}}
* Creator/{{Volition}} and 4A Games' ''[[VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}} Metro]]'' [[VideoGame/MetroLastLight series]] to [[VideoGame/DeadIsland Deep Silver.]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'' series to [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} Crytek]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' series to Creator/GearboxSoftware
* The license for Wrestling/{{WWE}} games and [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Turtle Rock Studio's]] ''Evolve'' franchise to Creator/TakeTwoInteractive
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! Games published/developed by THQ and its studios:
[[index]]
* ''50 Cent: Bulletproof'' and ''FiftyCentBloodOnTheSand''.
* ''All-Star Cheer Squad''
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''[='=]s GameBoyAdvance games
* ''VideoGame/BeatHazard''[='=]s retail PC release
* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' (now published by {{Sega}})
* ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest'' (developed by DoubleFine; on [[PlayStationNetwork PSN]] and [[XboxLiveArcade XBLA]])
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' (now published by {{Sega}})
* ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}''
** ''VideoGame/DarksidersII''
* ''VideoGame/DeBlob''
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyCreatures''
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dragonica}}'' (from 2009-2010; U.S. publishing is now handled by Creator/GravityInteractive under the name ''Dragon Saga'')
* ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife''
* ''VideoGame/EvilDeadHailToTheKing''
** ''VideoGame/EvilDeadAFistfulOfBoomstick''
* ''VideoGame/EvilDeadRegeneration''
* ''VideoGame/FullSpectrumWarrior''
* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'' (now owned by [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} Crytek]])
* ''Juiced''
* ''VideoGame/LocksQuest''
* ''[[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel Super Hero Squad]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' (now owned by Deep Silver)
* ''MX vs ATV''
* ''VideoGame/{{Quest 64}}''
* ''VideoGame/RedFaction''
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' (now owned by Deep Silver)
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdvance'' (co-published with {{Sega}})
* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' (Now published by {{Ubisoft}})
* ''Splashdown''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Tetris Worlds]]''
* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest''
* ''[[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]] Undisputed''
* ''VideoGame/{{WWEVideoGames}}''[[/index]]
** ''[=SmackDown=]'' series (2000 - 2003)
*** ''WWF [=SmackDown=]''
*** ''WWF [=SmackDown=] 2: [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Know Your Role]]''
*** ''WWF [=SmackDown=] 3: [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Just Bring It]]''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=]: [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Shut Your Mouth]]''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=]: [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar Here Comes The Pain]]''
** ''Raw'' series (2002 - 2003)
*** ''WWE Raw''
*** ''WWE Raw 2''
** ''[=WrestleMania=]'' series (2002 - 2003)
*** ''WWE [=WrestleMania=] [=X8=]''
*** ''WWE [=WrestleMania=] XIX''
** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw'' series (2004 - 2010)
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw 2005''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw 2006''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw 2007''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw 2008''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw 2009''
*** ''WWE [=SmackDown=] Vs. Raw 2010''
** ''Day of Reckoning'' series (2004 - 2005)
*** ''WWE Day of Reckoning''
*** ''WWE Day of Reckoning 2''
** ''WWE'' series (2011 - 2012)
*** ''WWE '11''
*** ''WWE '12''
** ''WWF [=WrestleMania=] 2000'' (1999)
** ''WWF Royal Rumble'' (2000)[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/WWFNoMercy'' (2000)[[/index]]
** ''WWE [=WrestleMania=] 21'' (2005)
** ''WWE Legends of [=WrestleMania=]'' (2009)[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/WWEAllStars'' (2011)
* ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' and ''X-Tension'' (United States only; now self-published by Egosoft)
* ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' (the 2011 version)[[/index]]
* Many properties based on {{Nickelodeon}} cartoons, including:
** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** ''VideoGame/TakAndThePowerOfJuju'' (interestingly; the video games came several years before the cartoon)
** ''VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite'' (a multi-continuity crossover featuring most of the above)[[/index]]
* Many properties based on Creator/{{Pixar}} movies
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