1998 in video gaming

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1998 saw the release of many successful titles, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Half-Life, StarCraft, Metal Gear Solid, Pokémon Red and Blue, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Resident Evil 2, Unreal, Fallout 2, Thief: The Dark Project, Grim Fandango, Baldur's Gate, Xenogears, The King of Fighters '98, SoulCalibur, Mario Party, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro the Dragon, and Sonic Adventure.

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Video game platforms
GBC Game Boy Color
N64 Nintendo 64
PS1 PlayStation
Sat Sega Saturn
Win Microsoft Windows
DC Dreamcast
Notable releases of the year 1998
Release Title Windows 5th Gen 6th Gen Handheld Arcade Notes
January 12 Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes N/A PS1 DC (1999) N/A Yes
January 21 Resident Evil 2 1999 PS1; N64 (1999) DC (1999); GC (2003) N/A N/A
January 29 Panzer Dragoon Saga N/A Saturn N/A N/A N/A
January 31 Gex: Enter the Gecko N/A PlayStation N/A N/A N/A
January 31 Skullmonkeys N/A PlayStation N/A N/A N/A
February 11 Xenogears N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
February 26 Tenchu: Stealth Assassins N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
March 13 World Cup 98 April 30 PS1; N64 (May 18) N/A N/A N/A
March 19 Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
March 29 Parasite Eve N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
March 31 StarCraft Yes N64 (2000) N/A N/A N/A
March 31 Blasto N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
March 31 1080° Snowboarding N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
April 7 Warhammer: Dark Omen [1] March 31 [2] PS1 N/A N/A N/A
April 30 Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
April 30 Point Blank N/A PS1 N/A DS (2005) Yes (1994)
May 5 Einhänder N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
May 12 Gran Turismo N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
May 22 Unreal Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
May 31 Jersey Devil N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
May 31 Vigilante 8 N/A PS1, N64 N/A N/A N/A
June 30 Banjo-Kazooie N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
July 14 F-Zero X N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
July 31 Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
July 31 Heart of Darkness August 31 PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 21 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Yes PS1, N64 (1999) DC (2000) N/A N/A
August 31 Mega Man Legends 2001 PS1, N64 (2001) N/A N/A N/A
September 1 MediEvil N/A PS1 N/A PSP (2005) N/A
September 3 Metal Gear Solid 2000 PS1 GC (2004) N/A N/A
September 10 Spyro the Dragon N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 10 Resident Evil: Director's Cut N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 27 Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit Yes PS1 (March 25) N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Fallout 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Pokémon Red and Blue N/A N/A N/A GB N/A
September 30 G-Darius N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
October Caesar III Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 10 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
October 21 Turok 2: Seeds of Evil N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
October 30 Grim Fandango Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 30 Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 30 SiN Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 30 Heretic 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 31 Blood II: The Chosen Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 31 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
October 31 Apocalypse N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
October 31 No One Can Stop Mr. Domino! N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 1 Delta Force Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 10 Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
November 19 Half-Life Yes N/A PS2 (2001) N/A N/A
November 21 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N/A N64 GC (2002; 2003) 3DS (2011) N/A
November 21 Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 30 StarCraft: Brood War Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 30 Thief: The Dark Project Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 30 Baldur's Gate Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 30 The Settlers III Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 30 Starsiege: Tribes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 3 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Yes N64 (December 7) N/A N/A N/A
December 4 Magic and Mayhem Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 12 Falcon 4.0 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 12 South Park 1999 N64, PC (1999), PS1 (1999) N/A N/A N/A
December 14 Mario Party N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
December 17 Suikoden II N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
December 23 Chocobo's Dungeon 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 23 Sonic Adventure 2004 N/A DC; DX, GC (2003) N/A N/A
December 31 Akuji the Heartless N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A

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