1999 in video gaming

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Events[edit]

Notable releases[edit]

Video game platforms
DC Dreamcast
GBC Game Boy Color
N64 Nintendo 64
PS1 PlayStation
Mac Mac OS / OS X
Win Microsoft Windows
Notable releases of the year 1999
Release Title Windows 5th Gen 6th Gen Handheld Arcade Notes
January 13 NCAA Final Four 99 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
January 15 WCW/nWo Thunder N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
January 21 Super Smash Bros. N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
January 31 Guardian's Crusade N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
January 31 Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
January 31 Silent Hill N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
January 31 SimCity 3000 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
January 31 Irritating Stick N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
February 8 Mario Party N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
February 11 Final Fantasy VIII N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
February 12 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
February 24 Street Sk8er N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
February 28 Heroes of Might and Magic III Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
February 28 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
February 28 MLB 2000 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
February 28 Army Men 3D N/A PlayStation N/A N/A N/A
February 28 Beetle Adventure Racing N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
March Need for Speed: High Stakes Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
March 1 Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
March 16 EverQuest Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
March 18 UmJammer Lammy N/A PlayStation N/A N/A N/A
March 21 Pokémon Snap N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
March 31 RollerCoaster Tycoon Yes N/A Xbox (2003) N/A N/A
April 7 Team Fortress Classic Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
April 10 Warzone 2100 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
April 30 Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
April 30 Pokémon Stadium 2 (Pokemon Stadium 1 in North America) N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
May 12 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike N/A N/A DC (2000); PS2, Xbox (2004) N/A Arcade
May 31 Ape Escape N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
June 11 Descent 3 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 12 Counter-Strike Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 24 Persona 2: Innocent Sin N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
June 30 Dungeon Keeper 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 30 Croc 2 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 1 Attack of the Saucerman Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 14 Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Japan) N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
July 27 NCAA Football 2000 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 31 Outcast Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
August 11 System Shock 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
August 12 Syphon Filter N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 16 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 27 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
August 31 Madden NFL 2000 Yes PS1 N64 N/A N/A N/A
August 31 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater N/A PS1, N64 (2000) DC (2000) N/A N/A
August 31 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Yes PS1 (2001) DC (2000) GBA (2002) N/A
September 1 Tiny Tank: Up Your Arsenal N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 9 Sonic Adventure 2004 N/A DC; DX, GC (2003) N/A N/A
September 9 Soulcalibur N/A DC N/A N/A Arcade
September 22 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis 2000 PS1 DC (2000); GC (2003) N/A N/A
September 28 Homeworld Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 29 Suikoden II Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Grand Theft Auto 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Crash Team Racing N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Pac-Man World N/A PS1 N/A GBA (2004) N/A
October 11 Jet Force Gemini N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
October 14 Sonic Adventure N/A N/A DC (PAL & Europe) N/A N/A
October 19 Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition N/A N/A N/A GB; GBC N/A
October 29 Rayman 2: The Great Escape October 31 PS1 (2000); N64 DC, PS2 (2000) N/A N/A
October 31 South Park: Chef's Luv Shack November 30 N64, PS1 DC N/A N/A
October 31 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 2 Asheron's Call Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 10 Half-Life: Opposing Force Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 11 Medal of Honor N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 16 Tomorrow Never Dies N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 18 Chrono Cross (Japan) N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 19 The Longest Journey Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 21 Pokémon Gold and Silver (Japan) N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
November 22 Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Yes PS1 DC (2000) N/A N/A
November 23 SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 24 Donkey Kong 64 N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
November 24 Ultima IX: Ascension Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 26 Garou: Mark of the Wolves N/A N/A DC (2001); PS2 (2005), Xbox (2009) N/A Arcade
November 30 South Park Rally December 31 PS1, N64 (2000) DC (2000) N/A N/A
November 30 Unreal Tournament Yes N/A DC, PS2 (2000) N/A N/A
December 2 Quake III Arena Yes N/A DC, PS2 (2000) N/A N/A
December 2 The Legend of Dragoon (Japan) N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
December 12 Planescape: Torment Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 17 Mario Party 2 (Japan) N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
December 29 Shenmue (Japan) N/A N/A DC N/A N/A

Hardware[edit]

Business[edit]

Lawsuits[edit]

  • Nintendo v. Bung Enterprises Ltd.; Nintendo sues Bung over patent infringement
  • Sony Corporation v. Bleem LLC

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN Staff (4 May 1999). "Say Hello to Project Dolphin". IGN. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "1999 Winners". 1999 Winners. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Kahney, Leander (3 July 2013). "July 3, 1999: Gobbling Up a Pac-Man Record". Wired. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dreamcast beats Playstation record". BBC News. 24 November 1999. Retrieved 13 October 2013.