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
19815
198210
198332
198434
198513
198615
198737
198835
198921
199034
199130
199243
199332
199427
199534
199630
199721
199817
199916
200019
20015
200215
200315
20048
20054
200620
200723
200824
20146
20159
636 video games with valid date were considered (97.3%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

MS-DOS 126
Windows 114
Mac OS Classic 69
Amiga 50
Apple II E 40
Win3.1 33
Atari ST 27
C64 21
X360 18
Atari 400/800 17
Tandy Coco 17
PS2 16
Apple IIGS 14
Wii 9
Linux 9