Take-Two Interactive Software is a game studio headquartered in New York City. Its two major publishing labels are Rockstar Games, best known for Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne; and 2K Games, the studio behind the Bioshock series and Civilization. Many of their games are skewed toward older teens and adult gamers, and the levels of violence in some of them have generated no shortage of controversy (including the attention of former attorney Jack Thompson, who has been the company's most visible and vocal critic ever since the release of GTA III).
Games published/developed by 2K Games:
- Borderlands (developed by Gearbox Software)
- Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
- Carnival Games
- The Darkness
- Duke Nukem Forever (Saved From Development Hell by Gearbox Software)
- Major League Baseball 2K
- NBA 2K
- NHL 2K
- Nicktoons MLB
- Serious Sam
- Sid Meier's Pirates!
Games published/developed by Rockstar Games:
- Grand Theft Auto
- LA Noire
- Lemmings (from back when Rockstar North was known as DMA Design. It seems they lost the license when they went from being an independent company to being a subsidiary of Take-Two)
- Max Payne
- Midnight Club
- Red Dead Revolver
- Smuggler's Run
- State of Emergency (first game only; the sequel was published by SouthPeak Games)
- The Warriors - based on the Cult Classic film.
Other Take-Two Games and Franchises
- Freedom Force (developed by Irrational Games who would later become 2K Boston and create Bioshock before become Irrational again.)
- Spec Ops
- Martian Gothic: Unification
- SWAT 4, by way of being an Irrational Games game.