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[[caption-width-right:350:Criterion Games's logo until March 2018. [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/37/Criterion_Games_2018_Logo.png This]] is their current logo.]]

Criterion Games, or Criterion Software as it's officially called, is a video game developer situated in England. It was founded in 1993 to develop games that could showcase the [=RenderWare=] engine, used in titles like the sixth-generation ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', and the ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' series. Their claims to fame are {{Racing Game}}s that are intense and exciting, like, well, ''Burnout''.

They are a subsidiary to Creator/ElectronicArts since August 2004.
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! Games and franchises developed by Criterion Games:
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* ''Scorched Planet''
* ''Sub Culture''
* ''Redline Racer''
* ''[=TrickStyle=]''
* ''Suzuki Alstare Racing''
* ''Deep Fighter''
* ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' series
** ''Burnout''
** ''Burnout 2: Point of Impact''
** ''Burnout 3: Takedown''
** ''Burnout Revenge''
** ''Burnout Legends''
** ''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise''
*** ''Burnout Paradise Remastered''[[note]]Assisted Stellar Entertainment Software, a developer founded by former Criterion employees, in development[[/note]]
** ''Burnout Crash!''
* ''[=AirBlade=]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Black}}''
* ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' series
** ''Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit'' (2010)
** ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'' (2012)
** ''Need for Speed Rivals''[[note]]Assisted Ghost Games in development[[/note]]
** ''Need for Speed'' (2015)[[note]]Assisted Ghost Games in development; mentioned in the credits alongside [[VideoGame/DeadSpace Visceral]] [[VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline Games]][[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline'' [[note]]Assisted Visceral Games in development[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'' [[note]]Assisted [[Creator/{{DICE}} EA DICE]] in developing the speeder bike tutorial[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefrontII2017'' [[note]]Main studio for Starfighter Assault and other starfighter gameplay[[/note]]
[[/index]]
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