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RIP THQ/Toy Head-Quarters (1989-2013)


As in "Heathcliff"
Mar 31, 2008

They published the games that I'm fond of.

Home Alone 1 and 2 for SNES, Red Faction series, Saints Row series, Half of WWF/WWE games (mainly N64/PS2 era) and many more.


Jun 3, 2010
Under your desk

You really did publish a whole lot of shit for the majority of your existence, but there were some great games near the end.


Sep 2, 2011
From Kotaku

To All THQ Employees:

We now have the answers we've been seeking through our financial restructuring and
Chapter 11 case. While much will be written, here are the facts of the bids and auction
that occurred t:

Yesterday morning, we received a competing bid for the operating business,
along with Clearlake's offer, and numerous offers for separate assets.
During an auction process that lasted over 22 hours, the final conclusion was
that the separate-asset bids would net more than a single buyer for the majority
of the company.
Shortly, we will, present the results to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which must
concur with our assessment.
The proposed sales of multiple assets is as follows :
Sega agreed to purchase Relic
Koch Media agreed to purchase Volition and Metro
Crytek agreed to purchase Homefront
Take 2 agreed purchase Evolve and
Ubisoft agreed to purchase Montreal and South Park
We expect these sales to close this week.

Some assets, including our publishing businesses and Vigil, along with some other
intellectual properties are not included in the sale agreements. They will remain part of
the Chapter 11 case. We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers, if possible.

What this means for employees

We expect that most employees of the entities included in the sale will be offered
employment by the new owners. However, we cannot say what these owners may
intend, and there will likely be some positions that will not be needed under the
new ownership. You should receive notice this week or early next week if the new
owners intend to extend employment to you. Please note that the terms of your new
employment, including pay and benefits, may be different from the current terms of
your employment with THQ.

If you are an employee of an entity that is not included in the sale, we regret that
your position will end. A small number of our headquarters staff will continue to be
employed by THQ beyond January 25 to assist with the transition. THQ has sufficient
resources to pay these employees for work going forward, and we will be contacting
these employees immediately to ensure their continued employment during this
transition period. We are requesting the ability to offer certain severance pay to
minimize disruption for employees of non-included entities as they determine the next
steps in their careers.

We know you will have many questions about this news. We'll be meeting tomorrow
when we return to talk through this announcement and to answer any questions you
have. You will receive a benefits fact sheet and FAQs with answers to some questions
that may be on your mind. Please review these materials closely.

A personal note

The work that you all have done as part of the THQ family is imaginative, creative,
artistic and highly valued by our loyal gamers. We are proud of what we have
accomplished despite today's outcome.

It has been our privilege to work alongside the entire THQ team. While the company
will cease to exist, we are heartened that the majority of our studios and games will
continue under new ownership. We were hoping that the entire company would remain
intact, but we expect to hear good news from each of the separate entities that will be
operating as part of new organizations.

For those THQ employees who are part of entities that are not included in the sale, we
are confident that the talent you have displayed as part of THQ will be recognized as you
take the next steps in your career.

Thank you all for your dedication and for sharing your talent with the THQ team. We
wish you the best of luck and hope you will keep in touch.


Brian Farrell
Chief Executive Officer

Jason Rubin


Ein Bear

Mar 10, 2011
This is a sad moment in gaming, THQ were a great company who made some awesome games. Goodnight, sweet prince - thank you for the hours of entertainment you gave me :(

1st Course

Aug 10, 2012
For those who care all the games that were published by THQ in the nearly 25 years that they've been around:

18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul
18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2
2 Games in 1 Double Pack: Finding Nemo / Monsters Inc.
2 Games in 1 Double Pack: Hot Wheels Velocity X / Hot Wheels World Race
2 Games in 1 Double Pack: The Incredibles / Finding Nemo: The Continuing Adventures
2 Games in 1: Disney Princess & The Lion King
2 Games in 1: Disney's Brother Bear / The Lion King 1 1/2
2 Games in 1: Finding Nemo & Finding Nemo: The Continuing Adventures
2 Games in 1: Finding Nemo & The Incredibles
2 Games in 1: GT 3 Advance: Pro Concept Racing & MotoGP
2 Games in 1: LEGO Knights' Kingdom + Bionicle
2 Games in 1: Sonic Advance & ChuChu Rocket!
2 Games in 1: Sonic Advance & Sonic Battle
2 Games in 1: Sonic Battle & ChuChu Rocket!
2 Games in 1: Sonic Pinball Party & Columns Crown
2 Games in 1: SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge & Rugrats Go Wild
2 Games in 1: The Incredibles + Finding Nemo
2 Games in 1: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie / Battle for Bikini Bottom
2 Games in 1: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie / Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams
3 Games in 1: SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge / Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party / Tak and the Power of Juju
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
A Bug's Life
Action Man: Search for Base X
Advent Rising
Aeon Flux
Age of Empires: Mythologies
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Aliens: Thanatos Encounter
All Grown Up! Express Yourself
All Star Cheer Squad
All Star Cheer Squad 2
All Star Karate
Alter Echo
Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms
American Girl: Julie Finds a Way
American Girl: Julie Saves the Eagles
American Girl: Kit Mystery Challenge!
American Girl: Mia Goes for Great
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Back to School
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Game Time
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade
Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
ATV Offroad Fury 2
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth
Baby Pals
Back At The Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games
Baja: Edge of Control
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
Barbie: Groom and Glam Pups
Barbie: Jet, Set & Style!
Baseball Advance
Bass Masters Classic
Bass Masters Classic: Tournament Edition
Bass Strike
Bassmasters 2000
Battle of the Bands
Beat City
Big Beach Sports
Big Beach Sports 2
Big Beach Sports 2-Pack
Big Family Games
Big Mutha Truckers
Big Mutha Truckers 2
Bionicle: Maze of Shadows
Black Belt Challenge
Black Stone: Magic & Steel
Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest
BloodRayne 2
Blue's Clues: Blue's Big Musical
Bo Jackson's Hit and Run! Baseball and Football
Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It?
Bob the Builder: Fix it Fun!
Boxing Fever
Bratz 4 Real
Bratz: Forever Diamondz
Bratz: Girlz Really Rock
Bratz: Rock Angelz
Bratz: Super Babyz
Bratz: The Movie
Bravo Air Race
Britney's Dance Beat
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling 2
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling 3D
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King
Cars Mater-National Championship
Cars: Mater-National Championship
Cars: Race-O-Rama
Cars: Radiator Springs Adventure
Cartoon Network Block Party / Cartoon Network Speedway Double Pack
Casino Chaos With Las Vegas Players Collection
Castrol Honda Superbike Racing
Championship Motocross 2001 featuring Ricky Carmichael
Championship Motocross featuring Ricky Carmichael
Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars
Colin McRae Rally
Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes 2
Company of Heroes: Anthology
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Costume Quest
Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice
Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride
Croc 2
Dance Paradise
Daniel X: The Ultimate Power
Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy
Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle
Dark Arena
Dark Summit
Darksiders II
de Blob
de Blob 2
Deadly Creatures
Deepak Chopra's Leela
Desktop Tower Defense
Destroy All Humans!
Destroy All Humans! 2
Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
Destruction Derby 64
Devil Dice
Devil's Third
Disney Princess
Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks
Disney/Pixar Collection
Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Disney's Brother Bear
Disney's Brother Bear / Disney Princess
Disney's Hercules
Disney's Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist
Disney's Mulan
Disney's Pinocchio
Disney's The Lion King 1 1/2
Disney's Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games
Dood's Big Adventure
Double Pack: Finding Nemo / The Incredibles
Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair
Drake & Josh: Talent Showdown
Drakensang: The Dark Eye
Drawn to Life
Drawn to Life (JP sales)
Drawn to Life Collection
Drawn To Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
Dream Day: Wedding Destinations
Drome Racers
Dynasty Warriors 2
Dynasty Warriors 3
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
Elements of Destruction
Elizabeth Find M.D.: Diagnosis Mystery, Season 2
Emergency 2012
Evil Dead: Fistfull of Boomstick
Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Evil Dead: Regeneration
Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time!
Fantastic Pets
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98
Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue
Finding Nemo: Nemo's Underwater World of Fun
Finding Nemo: The Continuing Adventures
Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates: The Revenge of Captain Hook
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Full Spectrum Warrior
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
G Darius
G1 Jockey
G1 Jockey 3
Gallop & Ride!
Game Show 2-Pack
Games Explosion!
Ghost in the Shell
Girl Time
Gitaroo Man
GT Advance / GT Advance 2 / GT Advance 3 / MotoGP
GT Advance 2: Rally Racing
GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing
GT Advance Championship Racing
Hello Kitty: Happy Party Pals
Hey Arnold! The Movie
Home Alone
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Homefront 2
Hot Wheels Velocity X
Hot Wheels World Race
Hot Wheels: Burnin' Rubber
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge
Hot Wheels: Track Attack
Hot Wheels: World Race
In the Hunt
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Iridion 3D
James Bond Jr.
James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion
Jaws Unleashed
Jet Grind Radio
Jewel Quest 6: The Sapphire Dragon
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
Juiced: Eliminator
Just In Time Translations
Kessen II
Kong: King of Atlantis
Kung Fu Panda 2
Legends of WrestleMania
LEGO Knights' Kingdom
Let's Ride! Dreamer
Let's Ride! Friends Forever
Let's Ride! Silver Buckle Stables
Let's Ride: Sunshine Stables
Lizzie McGuire: On the Go!
Lock's Quest
Madden NFL 2000
Madden NFL '95
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
Matchbox Cross Town Heroes
Megamind: Mega Team Unite
Megamind: The Blue Defender
Megamind: Ultimate Showdown
Merv Griffin's Crosswords
METRO 2033
Metro: Last Light
Mia Hamm Soccer 64
Micro Machines V3
Mission Runway
Monster High: Ghoul Spirit
Monster House
Monster Truck Madness
Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena
MotoGP '06
MotoGP '07
MotoGP 2
MotoGP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology
MotoGP: URT - Ultimate Racing Technology
Ms. Pac-Man
MTV Sports: Pure Ride
MTV Sports: Skateboarding Featuring Andy McDonald
MX 2002 Featuring Ricky Carmichael
MX SuperFly featuring Ricky Carmichael
MX Unleashed
MX vs. ATV Reflex
MX vs. ATV Unleashed
MX vs. ATV Unleashed: On the Edge
MX vs. ATV Untamed
MX vs. ATV: Alive
My Boyfriend
My Farm Around the World
My Little Pony Crystal Princess: Runaway Rainbow
My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party
Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
Nancy Drew: The Model Mysteries
NBA Live 96
NBA Live 98
Neighborhood Games
New Legends
NHRA Drag Racing: Countdown to the Championship
Nickelodeon Vol. 1 4-Pack
Nicktoons Unite!
Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots
Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island
Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy
Nicktoons: Movin
Nicktoons: Unite!
Nuclear Strike 64
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
Pass the Pigs
Paws & Claws Pet Vet 2: Healing Hands
Paws & Claws Pet Vet: Australian Adventures
Paws & Claws: Dogs & Cats Best Friends
Paws & Claws: Marine Rescue
Paws & Claws: Pampered Pets
Paws & Claws: Pampered Pets 2
Paws & Claws: Pet Resort
Paws & Claws: Pet Vet
Paws & Claws: Pet Vet 2
Paws & Claws: Regal Resort
Penny Racers
Phantasy Star Collection
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition
Piglet's Big Game
Ping Pals
Power Rangers Double Pack
Power Rangers: Dino Thunder
Power Rangers: Ninja Storm
Power Rangers: S.P.D.
Power Rangers: Time Force
Power Rangers: Wild Force
Prehistorik Man
Pride FC: Fighting Championships
Princess in Love
Purr Pals
Puss in Boots
Puyo Pop
Quest 64
Race Drivin'
Ratatouille: Food Frenzy
Ray Tracers
Red Faction
Red Faction II
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Armageddon - Path to War
Red Faction: Battlegrounds
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Road Rash 64
Road Riot 4WD
Robo Pit
Rocket Power: Beach Bandits
Rocket Power: Dream Scheme
Rocket Power: Extreme Arcade Games
Rocket Power: Gettin' Air
Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue
Rocket Power: Zero Gravity Zone
Rocket Riot
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Rugrats Studio Tour
Rugrats: Castle Capers
Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party
Rugrats: Royal Ransom
Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt
Rugrats: Search For Reptar
Rugrats: Time Travelers
Rugrats: Totally Angelica
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Saban's Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue
Sabre Wulf
Saints Row
Saints Row 2
Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare
Saints Row 2: The Unkut Pack
Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed
Saints Row: The Third
Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem
Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked
Scooby-Doo! Who's Watching Who?
Scripps Spelling Bee
seaQuest DSV
Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game
Sega Arcade Gallery
Sega Smash Pack
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru: 11 Hitome no Suspect
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
Shining Soul II
Short Track Racing: Trading Paint
SimCity 2000
Small Soldiers
Sonic Advance 3
Sonic Battle
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
SplashDown: Rides Gone Wild
Spongebob Squarepants / Fairly Odd Parents Double Pack
SpongeBob SquarePants Featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
SpongeBob SquarePants: Double Pack
SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger
SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam!
SpongeBob SquigglePants
SpongeBob SquigglePants 3D
SpongeBob vs The Big One: Beach Party Cook Off
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis
SpongeBob's Boating Bash
SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip
SpongeBob's Truth or Square
SpongeBob's Truth or Square (US sales)
Sprint Cars: Road to Knoxville
Stacking: The Lost Hobo King
Star Wars Episode I: Obi-Wan's Adventures
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon
Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles
Star Wars: Yoda Stories
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
Stuntman: Ignition
Summoner 2
Summoner: A Goddess Reborn
Super Monkey Ball Jr.
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Swamp Thing
Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams
Tak and the Guardians of Gross
Tak and the Power of Juju
Tak: Mojo Mistake
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge
Taz-Mania 2
Teen Titans
Tetris Evolution
Tetris Worlds
Tetris Worlds (Online Edition)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius vs. Jimmy Negatron
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Jet Fusion
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser: Challenge
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
The Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin Da Rules
The Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin' Da Rules
The Fairly Odd Parents: Clash with the Anti-World
The Fairly Odd Parents: Enter the Cleft
The Fairly Odd Parents: Shadow Showdown
The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules
The Flash
The Granstream Saga
The Great Waldo Search
The Incredibles
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
The Incredibles: When Danger Calls
The Last Airbender
The Lawnmower Man
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game
The Outfit
The Penguins of Madagascar
The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again!
The Pinball of the Dead
The Polar Express
The Punisher
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Time Warp
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!
The Revenge of Shinobi
The Ripping Friends
The Rugrats Movie
The Rugrats Movie (GBC)
The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons: Road Rage
The Sopranos: Road to Respect
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Wild Thornberrys: Chimp Chase
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2000
Tiny Token Empires
Titan Quest
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
Tomb Raider starring Lara Croft
Toxic Grind
Triple Play 2001
Truth or Lies
uDraw Studio
uDraw Studio: Instant Artist
UFC 2009 Undisputed
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System
UFC Undisputed 2010
UFC Undisputed 3
Vampire Legends: Power of Three
Virtua Tennis
Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War - The Complete Collection
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Platinum Edition
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command
Wayne Gretzky Hockey
Wayne's World
WCW Nitro
WCW vs the World
WCW vs. nWo: World Tour
WCW/nWo Revenge
WCW/NWO Thunder
Wheel of Fortune
Where's Waldo?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 2nd Edition
World Championship Paintball
World Cup 98
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars
World of Zoo
Worms: A Space Oddity
Worms: Battle Islands
Worms: Open Warfare
Worms: Open Warfare 2
WWE '12
WWE '13
WWE All Stars
WWE Crush Hour
WWE Day of Reckoning
WWE Day of Reckoning 2
WWE Raw 2
WWE Road to WrestleMania X8
WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2008
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011
WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain
WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006
WWE Survivor Series
WWE WrestleMania 21
WWE Wrestlemania X8
WWE Wrestlemania XIX
WWF Betrayal
WWF No Mercy
WWF Royal Rumble
WWF SmackDown!
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
WWF With Authority!
WWF WrestleMania 2000
You Don't Know Jack
Zoey 101
Zoey 101: Field Trip Fiasco
Zoo Tycoon 2 DS
Zoo Tycoon DS


Jun 23, 2010
Thanks for growing beyond your license whore ways and giving us some great original games THQ. Even if my favorite games of yours were the licensed Warhammer 40K games.

What the equivalent of a 21 gun salute for Space Marines?

21 MeltaGun headshots at Orks, brother.


Mar 17, 2010
The one positive in all this is that WWE games may finally become fun again. I wanted a new publisher for them for a long time, though not like this.

Ploid 3.0

Jun 6, 2004
I never really noticed Deep Silver. I really hope they can do Saint's Row justice, well if that IP comes with Volition.


Sep 28, 2010
They made great games along these years. I've played some, still have others to play in the Backlog, I will not forget you THQ I will remember your good years when the Credits of my games start to roll.


Jun 5, 2010
I wonder if it needs to be mentioned, but just because THQ is no more does not grant you permission to pirate their old games, even those that are no longer held be anyone.


Dec 5, 2008
I wanna thank THQ for Pit Fighter. One of the first fighting games I ever played. RIP.