Sierra On-Line

Founded in 1979
Closed in 2008
Status: dead
aka(s): Sierra Entertainment, Sierra, Sierra Online, Sierra Studios

Founded in 1979 in California as On-Line Systems.
Renamed Sierra On-Line in 1982.
Changed name to Sierra Entertainment on February 19, 2002.
In 2008, ownership of Sierra was transferred to Activision and later closed down.
In 2014, Sierra should be re-activated, as the website now suggests.

It is known for Aces, City Building Series, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo, Dragon Slayer, Earthsiege, Empire Earth, F.E.A.R., Frogger series, Gabriel Knight, Geometry Wars, Gobliiins, Ground Control, Half-Life, Homeworld, King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Lode Runner, Lords of the Realm, Manhunter, No One Lives Forever, Police Quest, Quest for Glory, Silpheed, Sorcerian, Spacequest, Spyro, Spyro the Dragon, SWAT, The Legend of Spyro, Thexder, Tribes, Ultima, Ultima: The Age of Darkness, You Don't Know Jack, Yserbius

Releases per year

19802
19816
198210
198334
198434
198512
198615
198738
198829
198920
199036
199129
199242
199329
199426
199534
199630
199721
199817
199916
200019
20015
200214
200315
20048
20054
200620
200723
200824
20146
20159
627 video games with valid date were considered (96.1%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

MS-DOS 123
Windows 116
Mac OS Classic 73
Amiga 50
Apple II E 41
Atari ST 28
Win3.1 28
C64 21
X360 18
Atari 400/800 17
PS2 16
Apple IIGS 15
Tandy Coco 10
Linux 10
Wii 9