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Top: Criterion Games's logo from 2009 to 2018.
Bottom: Criterion's logo since March 2018.

Criterion Games is a video game developer situated in Guildford, England. It was founded in 1996 as a division of Criterion Software (founded in 1993) to develop games that could showcase the RenderWare engine, used in titles like the sixth-generation Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and their own Burnout series. Their claims to fame are Racing Games that are intense and exciting, like Burnout (natch) and Need for Speed.

They are a subsidiary to Electronic Arts since August 2004.


Games and franchises developed by Criterion Games:

  • Scorched Planet
  • Sub Culture
  • Redline Racer
  • TrickStyle
  • Suzuki Alstare Racing
  • Deep Fighter
  • Burnout series
    • Burnout
    • Burnout 2: Point of Impact
    • Burnout 3: Takedown
    • Burnout Revenge
    • Burnout Legends
    • Burnout Paradise
      • Burnout Paradise Remasterednote 
    • Burnout CRASH!
  • AirBlade
  • Black
  • Need for Speed series (2010–2013, 2020–present)
    • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
      • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (2020)note 
    • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
    • Need for Speed Rivalsnote 
    • Need for Speed (2015)note 
  • Battlefield Hardline note 
  • Star Wars Battlefront (2015) note 
    • Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) note 


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