5 Most Expensive Games Ever Developed

Video games have been so widespread and popular today. So many non-gamers have also transitioned to gaming as a hobby and a pastime – especially at this time of lockdowns and pandemic. Aside from its worldwide fame, the developers also earn lots of money! Video games make a luxurious, grand feeling among the players by putting them in a fantastical worldview.

This list will show you the most expensive games developed ever – you should try them out and check if they are worth millions of dollars!

  1. Red Dead Redemption – 95 MILLION DOLLARS

    Red Dead Redemption II (PS4)

    Red Dead Redemption is an action or adventure game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. This game series was produced in the year 2010. And it is making its place in the list of the world's most expensive games. This game took more than six years to produce and was delayed several times. According to the New York Times, Red Dead Redemption used up 80 million to 100 million dollars.

    Red Dead Redemption II is set in America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

  2. Grand Theft Auto V 265 MILLION DOLLARS

    Grand Theft Auto V

    When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

    Rockstar Games, the developer, spent about 265 million dollars to create this game. This was the most expensive game at that time. Grand Theft Auto V breaks the record of best-selling games within 48 hours! It sold over 9.3 million copies – large sales in a small amount of time.

  3. Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War 100 MILLION DOLLARS

    Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

    COD Black Ops Cold War is the first Call of Duty game since Modern Warfare 3. It was developed by Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. In December 2020, it was confirmed that the game had sold 5.7 million digital units. Within its first six weeks of release, the game earned $678 million. Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War was then named as the best-selling game of 2020 and also ranked it as the twentieth best selling video game in the United States by lifetime dollar sales.

    As elite operatives, you will follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters Woods, Mason and Hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making.

  4. Cyberpunk 2077 174 MILLION DOLLARS

    Cyberpunk 2077

    Cyberpunk 2077 was the hottest game of 2020 and was published by CD Projekt Red. It had a total cost of a whopping 174 million dollars! It has a team of 500 people exceeding the number of workers for The Witcher 3 in 2015.

    Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character's cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.

  5. Ghost of Tsushima 86 MILLION DOLLARS

    Ghost of Tsushima

    The Ghost of Tsushima won so many awards, nominations, and commendations that there are too many to mention! It sold more than 2.4 million units in the first 3 days making it PlayStation 4's fastest selling first-party original IP debut. What's even more expensive is that it took 86 million dollars to develop!

    In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, Khotun Khan. As the island burns in the wake of the first wave of the Mongol assault, samurai warrior Jin Sakai stands as one of the last surviving members of his clan. He is resolved to do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.

Now, all you've got to do is try out these games for yourself and check if they were worth spending tons of money for!

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