2000 in video gaming

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2000 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Deus Ex, Hitman: Codename 47, Paper Mario, Perfect Dark, Shogun: Total War, SSX, TimeSplitters and The Sims.

Events[edit]

Notable releases[edit]

Video game platforms
DC Dreamcast
GBC Game Boy Color
N64 Nintendo 64
PS1 PlayStation
PS2 PlayStation 2
Win Microsoft Windows
Notable releases of the year 2000
Release Title Windows 5th Gen 6th Gen Handheld Arcade
January 20 Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
January 24 Mario Party 2 N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
February 3 Resident Evil Code: Veronica N/A N/A DC; PS2 (2001); GC (2003) N/A N/A
February 4 The Sims Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
February 10 Vagrant Story N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
February 29 Rayman 2: The Great Escape N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
February 29 Resident Evil Code: Veronica N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
February 29 Pokémon Stadium N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
March 4 Kessen N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
March 21 Thief II: The Metal Age Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
March 24 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
March 24 Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Yes PS1 N/A GBA (2003) N/A
March 27 Soldier of Fortune Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
April 27 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
May 22 Perfect Dark N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
June 1 Ground Control Yes PC N/A N/A N/A
June 7 Dracula: Resurrection Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 13 Shogun: Total War Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 26 Deus Ex Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 29 Diablo II Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 29 Icewind Dale Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 29 Jet Set Radio N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
June 29 Marvel vs Capcom 2 N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
June 30 Homeworld: Cataclysm Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
July 18 Threads of Fate N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 15 Chrono Cross N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 24 Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
August 26 Dragon Quest VII (Japan) N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 30 Spider-Man N/A PS1, GBC DC (2001) N/A N/A
September 15 Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force Yes N/A PS2 (2001) N/A N/A
September 19 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 24 Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 27 Dragon Warrior I & II N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
October 5 Skies of Arcadia N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
October 6 American McGee's Alice Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 23 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 24 Mega Man Legends 2 Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
October 25 Spyro: Year of the Dragon N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 6 Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 N/A PS1 (2002) DC N/A N/A
November 6 Crash Bash N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 6 Incredible Crisis N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 6 The World Is Not Enough Yes PS1, N64 N/A GBC N/A
November 6 Shenmue N/A DC N/A N/A N/A
November 9 The Operative: No One Lives Forever Yes N/A PS2 (2002) N/A N/A
November 13 Final Fantasy IX N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 17 Tomb Raider Chronicles Yes PS1 DC N/A N/A
November 17 Sacrifice Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 19 Hitman: Codename 47 N/A PC N/A N/A N/A
November 20 Banjo Tooie N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
November 23 MechWarrior 4: Vengeance Yes N/A N/A N/A Yes
December 6 Grandia II 2002 N/A DC; PS2 (2002) N/A N/A
December 7 Giants: Citizen Kabuto Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 7 Mario Party 3 (Japan) N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
December 14 Dark Cloud (Japan) N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
December 21 Phantasy Star Online (Japan) 2001 N/A DC N/A N/A

Hardware[edit]

  • December 9 — Bandai's WonderSwan Color handheld in Japan is released.
  • Sega's Naomi 2 arcade console is released.
  • Toymax's Activision TV Games controller/console.

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