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Climax Group, also known as Climax Studios, is a British independent video game development company. It was founded by Karl Jeffery in 1988 and is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Former studio Climax Racing (formerly Climax Brighton) was acquired by Disney Interactive Studios[1] and rebranded Black Rock Studios. Climax is now a single studio, the Portsmouth-based Climax Studios.[2]

List of games[]

Title Platform(s) Year Notes
FIFA Road to World Cup 98 Sega Saturn 1997 Soccer Sim
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing PlayStation 1998 Racing Title
Sim Theme Park PlayStation 1999 Published by EA Games
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs Nintendo 64 2000 Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy
ATV Quad Power Racing PlayStation 2000 Rally / Offroad Racing
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue PlayStation 2000 Action
Lego Alpha Team Game Boy Color 2000 Action
Warriors of Might and Magic Game Boy Color 2000 Action
Lego Racers Game Boy Color 2000 Racing
SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge PlayStation, Game Boy Advance 2001 2D platformer
Power Rangers Time Force PlayStation 2001 Action
Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction PC 2002 Mech Sim
MotoGP Xbox 2002 Racer
Rally Fusion: Race of Champions PlayStation 2, Xbox 2002 Rally
ATV Quad Power Racing 2 Nintendo GameCube, Xbox 2003 Rally
MotoGP 2 PC, Xbox 2003 Racing
Speed Kings Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox 2003 Racing
The Italian Job Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox 2003 Mission Based Driving
Hot Wheels World Race Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2 2003 Racer
Serious Sam: Next Encounter Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2 2004 Climax Group's first developed First Person Shooter
Serious Sam Advance Game Boy Advance 2004 The Game Boy Advance Serious Sam game was released the same day as its Nintendo GameCube counterpart.
Sudeki Xbox, PC 2004 Although the Xbox edition came out in 2004, it was not until 2005 that the PC version was released.
Disney's Lilo & Stitch 2: Hamsterveil Havoc Game Boy Advance 2004 2D platformer
ATV Offroad Fury 3 PlayStation 2 2004 Off Road Racing
Tron 2.0: Killer App Xbox 2004 Sci-Fi First Person Shooter
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 2004 Futuristic Racing
Crash 'N' Burn PlayStation 2, Xbox 2004 Racing
Volvo: Drive for Life Xbox 2005 Simulation
ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails PlayStation Portable 2005 First PlayStation Portable game developed by Climax
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Xbox 2005 Shooter
Lizzie McGuire 3: Homecoming Havoc Game Boy Advance 2005 2D Platformer
MotoGP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology PC, Xbox 2005 Racer
The Wild Game Boy Advance 2006 2D Platformer
MotoGP '06 Xbox 360 2006 First 7th Generation Home Console game by Climax
Crusty Demons Xbox, PlayStation 2 2006 Although the title appeared on both the Xbox and PlayStation 2, the latter was not released simultaneously with the Xbox edition.
W.I.T.C.H. Game Boy Advance 2006 2D platformer
ATV Offroad Fury Pro PlayStation Portable 2006 Racing
ATV Offroad Fury 4 PlayStation 2 2006 Racing
Ghost Rider PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable 2007 Action
Disney's Meet the Robinsons Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS 2007 First Nintendo DS title by the Climax Group
Viva Pinata PC 2007 Port of the Xbox 360 title of the same name by Rare
Silent Hill: Origins PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 2007 Horror action adventure, and the first Silent Hill title produced outside Konami
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Nintendo DS 2008 Racing game challenger by Climax Studios.
Overlord: Dark Legend Wii 2009 Overlord: Dark Legend is an exclusive Wii game in the Overlord series. The game was a runner up for IGN's Best of E3 2009 Wii Awards.
Overlord: Minions Nintendo DS 2009 Overlord: Minions is the Nintendo DS exclusive to the Overlord series. The Xbox 360, PC and PS3 versions of Overlord are not developed by Climax.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Wii, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 2009 The lead platform is the Wii, whilst the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 editions are ports. Winner of IGN's Best Wii Game of E3 2009 Awards.[3]
Rocket Knight PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Steam 2010 Platformer, shooter
Gormiti : The Lords of Nature Wii, Nintendo DS 2010 Platformer

Cancelled titles[]

Climax has also developed a number of games that were never released, or cancelled in the middle of development. There are five games known to have been cancelled after they were announced. These games are: Warhammer Online (2004) for the PC; Stunt Driver for the PS2; SX Superstar for the PS2; Rally Fusion: Race of Champions for the Nintendo GameCube; Ghost Rider for the Xbox. Many of these titles were ports which did not eventuate.[4]


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