The following infographic looks at the most expensive video games ever developed, showing just how much money goes into developing and marketing a video game. Video games can take up to a decade to develop, with many being far more expensive productions than Hollywood movies. The 20 games on the list include some incredible figures and epitomize the lucrative industry that video gaming has become. Increasingly, game developers are utilizing large budgets in the hope of impressive profits once the final copy is released. Although not all big-budget games are successful, many are, particularly where the bulk of investment has been made on the development of the game, rather than marketing for example.