Brian Reynolds, a founding member of Firaxis Games (along with others), left Firaxis to found a new company based on their desire to apply the complexity and concepts of the turn-based strategy genre to the real-time strategy genre.
On January 15, 2008, worldwide video game developer, THQ acquired the developer.
On March 18, 2009, THQ announced that due to declining economic conditions, it would close Big Huge Games unless an outside buyer could be found in the next 60 days. Fortunately, on May 27, 2009, 38 Studios announced that they were acquiring Big Huge Games and retaining 70 employees out of approximately 120 who were at THQ.
- 2003 - Rise of Nations
- 2004 - Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots (Expansion)
- 2006 - Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
- 2007 - Catan
- 2007 - Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (Expansion)