Imagine, if you will, a company that lives on the philosophy of [[TheMockbuster creating movies that heavily imitate current feature films for the sole purpose of getting a quick buck.]]

Now apply that philosophy to making games for mobile phones, iOS, and Android, except with a lot more effort put into it.[[note]]Though this may vary depending on the game - some like ''Asphalt'' do show some AAA-level production values, while others just fail to keep up with the games they imitate.[[/note]]

Thus you have '''Gameloft S.A.''', a developer of portable titles that are playable and graphically polished but not quite perfect reproductions of titles such as ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'', and many others. They are an offshoot of French megadeveloper Creator/{{Ubisoft}} (the two companies' founders are brothers), and thus are also responsible for creating portable versions of Ubisoft's franchises, such as ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' and ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}''. Some of their games are even licensed titles in their own right. Their ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' clone, for example, stars the cast of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movies, one of their Temple Run clones, has [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe the Minions]], and their copy of the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' series is a tie-in for ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. They've also partnered with Hasbro to make ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' games.

This formula has made Gameloft one of the most successful mobile developers, but the message Gameloft's success sends makes them one of the most controversial. To console and PC developers, it says that gamers want mobile versions of all these games, and if Gameloft doesn't provide them, someone else will. To other mobile developers, it says that you can be successful simply by [[FollowTheLeader copying someone else's idea]] and doing a half-decent job of it. The actual quality of their games is similarly mixed, characterized by high production values for IOSGames but weak voice acting and story, and slightly outdated gameplay mechanics.

Considering that many of the games they rip off of are nowhere to be found on iOS devices (with some exceptions; ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII,'' for one, has been released on the iOS and Android), Gameloft is in fact one of the few companies that is making the iPod a competitive gaming device. They also freely admit to copying other games, defending themselves by pointing out [[http://www.destructoid.com/gameloft-game-industry-has-one-new-idea-a-year-191678.phtml the lack of originality in the rest of the game industry.]] Given that the company itself was established by one of the Guillemot brothers, it wouldn't be surprising for Gameloft to come up with a portable remake of a popular Ubisoft title, albeit usually with an altered storyline and gameplay - for example, the mobile ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' games differed significantly from their home console and PC counterparts, although the basic premise remains the same. They appear to have done away with producing mobile versions of Ubisoft properties starting in the early 2010s, however, as games starting from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' no longer have mobile counterparts, with Ubisoft themselves developing companion apps and/or portable spinoffs based on their games.

They are now moving into downloadable console titles, publishing games like ''Dungeon Hunter Alliance'' and ''Modern Combat'' for the [=PlayStation=] 3, as well as ''Let's Golf 3D'' for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS.

Their monthly Gameloft Video Podcast can be found on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gameloft their YouTube page.]]

A [[TheWikiRule wiki]] for the Gangstar series can also be found [[http://gangstargameloft.wikia.com/wiki/Gangstar_Wiki here]].

!!{{Mockbuster}} games by Gameloft:

|| '''Gameloft Title''' || '''Inspiration''' ||
||''VideoGame/EternalLegacy'' ||"Our favorite [=JRPGs=]" (most of the plot and game mechanics are modeled on ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'') Also is somewhat similar to ''VideoGame/ChaosRings'', if only because of platform. ||
||''Dungeon Hunter'' ||''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}, VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' ||
||''Blades of Fury''||''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''||
||''Gang$tar'' and ''VideoGame/{{Driver}}: Speedboat Paradise''||''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', in both ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' varieties. The 3rd iOS game in the series is subtitled "[[VideoGame/SaintsRow City of Saints]]".||
||''Guitar Rock Tour'' ||''VideoGame/GuitarHero''
||''[[Videogame/NearOrbitVanguardAlliance N.O.V.A.]]''[[note]]Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance[[/note]]||''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''Franchise/DeadSpace'', ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' ||
||''Modern Combat'' ||''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', ''VideoGame/{{HomeFront}}'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' and so on||
||''VideoGames/BrothersInArms'' ''Global Front'' and ''Sons of War''||''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar''||
||''Hero of Sparta'' ||''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' ||
||''Real Football'' ||''VideoGame/ProEvolutionSoccer'' ||
||''Sacred Odyssey'' ||''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''||
||''Shadow Guardian'' ||''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' ||
||''Soul of Darkness'' and ''Wild Blood'' ||The first one is a Metroidvania, and the second one a ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' rip-off ||
||''Zombie Infection'' ||''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' ||
||''GT Racing'' and ''Asphalt''||''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'', ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'', ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer''||
||''Brain Challenge'' ||''VideoGame/BrainAge'' ||
||''Star Front: Collision'' ||''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' ||
||''Rise of Lost Empires'' ||''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' ||
||''Cannon Rats'' ||''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' ||
||''VideoGame/IceAge Village'' ||''Franchise/TheSmurfs Village''
||''Crystal Monsters'' ||''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ||
||''Order & Chaos'' ||''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''[[note]]Gameloft has now copied almost every single one of Creator/BlizzardEntertainment's games[[/note]] ||
||''Backstab'' ||''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'''s gameplay with the plot of ''{{Sharpe}}'' ||
||''9mm'' ||''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', ''VideoGame/TrueCrime'' and ''VideoGame/DeadToRights''||
||''Silent Ops'' ||''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', though they also made ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'' for Ubi.||
||''Six Guns'' ||''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', ''[[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare Undead Nightmares]]'' to be specific ||
||''Heroes of Order & Chaos'' ||''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''[[note]]and other MOBA games[[/note]] ||
||''Diamond Twister'' ||''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}'' ||
||''Block Breaker Deluxe'' ||''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}'' ||
||''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Kart'' ||''VideoGame/MarioKart'' ||
||''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' ||''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' / ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]''[[note]]Yes, they ripped off Franchise/{{Batman}} with ''Batman''.[[/note]] ||
||''Film/MenInBlack 3'' ||''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' ||
||''Gameloft Live standalone app'' ||''Xbox Live'' ||
||''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' ||
||''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyGameloft'' ||''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsTappedOut'' ||
||''Film/IronMan3'' ||''VideoGame/TempleRun'' ||
||''ComicBook/SpiderManUnlimited'' ||''VideoGame/TempleRun'' ||
||''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Minion Rush''||''[[VideoGame/TempleRun Temple]] [[RuleOfThree Run]]''||
||''Blitz Brigade'' ||''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' ||
||''VideoGame/CastleOfMagic''||This one is a bit unique: Rather than copy any one game, it instead [[ReferenceOverdosed borrows directly from a large number of classic 8- and 16-bit platformers]].||
||''Shark Dash''||''VideoGame/CutTheRope'' ||
||''Pastry Paradise''||''VideoGame/CandyCrushSaga''||
||''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}: Fast as Lightning''||
||''VideoGame/DisneyMagicKingdoms''||''The Simpsons: Tapped Out'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy: The Quest for Stuff''||