Games with the most expensive production cost

Listed below is a list of games with biggest production costs in the world, until 2011. Best games of Playstation, Xbox, PC etc, are very exciting and fun to play. However, not all gaming fans know very well how much it cost by the game producers to make those good games are. Although just a game, many of those games that cost of production requires a very expensive cost. Of course, these games making cost have been adapted to their target market. So very unfortunate if the games that made with high creativity and professionalism, pirated and sold cheaply. This will certainly complicate the gaming world. This is a list of games with the most expensive production cost in world so far.

1. Grand Theft Auto IV
Production cost: U.S. $ 100 million.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The making of this game involves more than 1000 people, who need time to work on this game for 3.5 years. They were assigned to research the city of New York, with cameras that record traffic for 1 month. In addition they asked for opinions of more than 2000 people. Each song is priced at $ 10,000 outside the licensing and royalties, making this game became the most expensive games to date.

Grand Theft Auto IV preview

2. Gran Turismo 5
Production cost: U.S. $ 80 million.

Gran Turismo 5

Gran Turismo is renowned as one of the best racing game in the world. Gran Turismo V becomes the biggest & best racing game ever released. The plan, this game takes time for a period of 5 years, with a collection of more than 1000 cars, made​realistic as the original and very extreme.

GT 5 preview

3. Shenmue
Production cost: U.S. $ 70 million.


This game has held the record for games with the most expensive production costs for 10 years. Costs required to make this game is $ 70, for the Sega Dreamcast. This game presents the areas that can fully explore, such as weather systems and the detail is very good, as well as the features are displayed. However, sales of this game is not good.

Shenmue preview

3 thoughts on “Games with the most expensive production cost

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    Yeah…. Its really wonder for me. GT is great game, but I never think that that game need so much cost to make it?

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    I think soccer game like winning eleven or PES is higher cost, but not.

  • at

    Wow, the cost of making those games is very big …. cost a fantastic amount. I almost do not believe for a game it should cost that much.


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