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Darksiders, Red Faction, and the Last THQ Franchises Up For Sale

by Ron Duwell | February 27, 2013February 27, 2013 4:00 pm PST

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Most of THQ and their largest properties have already been bought up and distributed by many of the biggest publishers out there. However, a lot of surprisingly good name recognition still remains on the table from games that didn’t get bought up the first time through.

Either EA, Activision, and the other big kids on the block either genuinely don’t want these titles, or they are waiting to pick them up at a bargain price compared to what they would have paid in the first auction back on January 22nd.

The remaining major names which are sure to get picked up before the end of the auction include the popular Darksiders action adventure series, the Martian based FPS shooter Red Faction, the classic space-opera RTS Homeworlds, and THQ’s off-road racing series MX vs ATV. Jumbled together in the junk pile THQ has labeled “Lot 5 – OWNED SOFTWARE,” a few more notable titles like Destroy All Humans, Supreme Commander and Drawn to Life can be found.

The entire list of games up for sale has been divided into six categories. Check out the entire list below.

Lot 1 – Owned Software

  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction Armageddon
  • Red Faction 2
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla

Lot 2 – Owned Software

  • Homeworld
  • Homeworld 2

Lot 3 – Owned Software

  • MX Alive
  • MX vs ATV Untamed
  • MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • MX vs. ATV Alive Tournament
  • MX Unleashed
  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed
  • MX vs ATV Reflex
  • MX vs. ATV: On The Edge

Lot 4 – Owned Software

  • Darksiders
  • Darksiders 2

Lot 5 – Owned Software

  • All Star Cheer Squad
  • All Star Cheer Squad 2
  • All Star Karate
  • Baja: Edge of Control
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Beat City
  • Big Beach Sports
  • Big Beach Sports 2
  • Big Family Games
  • Crawler
  • Deadly Creatures
  • Deep Six
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Destroy All Humans! 2
  • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
  • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
  • Dood’s Big Adventure
  • Drawn to Life
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  • Elements of Destruction
  • Fantastic Pets
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 1
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers
  • Juiced
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
  • Lock’s Quest: Construction Combat
  • Neighborhood Games
  • Pax Imperia
  • Stuntman: Ignition
  • Summoner
  • Summoner 2
  • Terranium
  • The Outfit
  • Titan Quest
  • Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
  • World of Zoo
  • de Blob
  • de Blob 2
  • uDraw

Lot 6 – Licensed Software

  • Costume Quest
  • Daniel X (SueJack)
  • Deepak Chopra’s Leela (Curious Holdings)
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! (Harper Collins)
  • Jeopardy
  • Jeopardy 2
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Let’s Ride Best of Breed
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2
  • Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
  • Nexuiz
  • Paws & Claws Marine Rescue
  • Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D
  • PurrPals 2
  • Rio
  • Rocket Riot
  • Screwjumper (Frozen Codebase)
  • Scripps Spelling Bee (Scripps)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
  • Stacking
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Truth or Lies
  • Vampire Legends: Power of Three (dtp)
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Wheel of Fortune 2
  • World of Zoo
  • Worms 2
  • Worms: A Space Oddity
  • Worms: Open Warfare 2 (Team 17)
  • Worms Battle Islands
  • Worms Open Warfare
  • You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision)

THQ expects to have the final auction wrapped up by the middle of May. All bids are due by April 15th. If anybody out there has ever dreamed of owning the rights to a video game, you never know, you might get lucky snagging something from the junk pile. Any takers?


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...