1999 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming

1999 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Mario Party, Sonic Adventure, Pokémon Snap,Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver' ,Heroes of Might and Magic III, Super Smash Bros., Pokémon Stadium, Donkey Kong 64, Ape Escape, Mario Golf 64 and Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.

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Notable releases[edit]

Video game platforms
DC Dreamcast
GBC Game Boy Color
N64 Nintendo 64
PS1 PlayStation
Mac Classic Mac OS / macOS
Win Microsoft Windows
Notable releases of the year 1999
Release Title Windows 5th Gen 6th Gen Handheld Arcade
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
February 1 WCW Nitro N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
February 8 Mario Party N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
February 11 Final Fantasy VIII 2000 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 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
February 28 MLB 2000 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
February 28 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
March Need for Speed: High Stakes June PS1 N/A N/A N/A
March 1 Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko N/A PS1, N64 N/A GBC N/A
March 3 Heroes of Might and Magic III Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
March 4 Pepsiman N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
March 15 The King of Fighters '98 N/A PS1 N/A N/A 1998
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 19 King of Fighters R-2 N/A N/A N/A NGP 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 20 Yogi The Easter Bear: The Video Game Yes N/A N/A GBC N/A
April 30 Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring N/A PS1 N/A N/A 1998
April 30 Aliens versus Predator 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 (Pokémon Stadium in North America) N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
April 30 Super Mario Bros. Deluxe N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
May Midtown Madness Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
May 12 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike N/A N/A DC (2000); PS2, Xbox (2004) N/A Yes
May 28 Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
May 31 Ape Escape N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
June 8 Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 19 Counter-Strike (video game) Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 17 Descent 3 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 18 Heavy Gear II 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 28 Pokémon Pinball N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
June 30 Croc 2 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
June 30 Driver October 11 PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 1 Attack of the Saucerman Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 7 Dungeon Keeper 2 Yes N/A 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 23 Jagged Alliance 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
July 26 Mario Golf N/A N64 N/A GBC N/A
July 27 NCAA Football 2000 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 31 Biomotor Unitron N/A N/A N/A NGP N/A
July 31 The New Tetris N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
July 31 Outcast Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
July 31 Seven Kingdoms II 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 Yes PS1 DC (2000) N/A N/A
August 27 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
August 31 All Star Tennis '99 N/A N64, PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 31 Gauntlet Legends N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
August 31 Jet Moto 3 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
August 31 Madden NFL 2000 Yes PS1, N64 N/A N/A N/A
August 31 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Yes PS1 (2001) DC (2000) GBA (2002) N/A
August 31 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater N/A PS1, N64 (2000) DC (2000) N/A 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; GC (2003) N/A N/A
September 9 Soulcalibur N/A N/A DC N/A Yes
September 17 Flight Unlimited III Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
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 30 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 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 Final Fantasy VI 2015 PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Freespace 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
September 30 Pac-Man World N/A PS1 N/A GBA (2004) N/A
October 4 Disciples: Sacred Lands Yes N/A N/A N/A 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 (North America) N/A N/A N/A GB; GBC N/A
October 22 Grand Theft Auto 2 Yes PS1 DC (2000) GBC (2000) N/A
October 29 Rayman 2: The Great Escape October 31 PS1 (2000); N64 DC, PS2 (2000) N/A N/A
October 31 Nocturne Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 31 Pharaoh Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 31 Ballistic N/A PS1 N/A GBC, iOS (2008) 1998
October 31 Septerra Core Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 31 South Park: Chef's Luv Shack November 30 N64, PS1 DC N/A N/A
November 2 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 10 Rippin' Riders Snowboarding N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
November 11 Medal of Honor N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 11 Age of Wonders Yes N/A 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 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned Yes N/A 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 22 Unreal Tournament Yes N/A DC (2001), PS2 (2000) N/A N/A
November 23 Dark Arms: Beast Busters N/A N/A N/A NGP 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 Yes
November 30 South Park Rally December 31 PS1, N64 (2000) DC (2000) N/A N/A
December 2 The Legend of Dragoon (Japan) N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
December 2 Quake III Arena Yes N/A DC, PS2 (2000) N/A N/A
December 11 Gran Turismo 2 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 20 Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure N/A N/A N/A NGP N/A
December 22 Harvest Moon 64 N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
December 29 Shenmue (Japan) N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
December 30 Battlezone II: Combat Commander Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 31 Zombie Revenge N/A N/A DC N/A N/A

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Metacritic (MC) and GameRankings (GR) are aggregators of video game journalism reviews.

1999 games and expansions scoring at least 88/100 (MC) or 87.5% (GR)[4][5]
Game Publisher Release Date Platform(s) MC score GR score
Soulcalibur Namco August 5, 1999 Dreamcast 98/100 96.56%
Chrono Cross Square November 18, 1999 PlayStation 94/100[6] 92.28%[7]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Activision August 31, 1999 PlayStation 92/100 93.67%
Unreal Tournament GT Interactive November 30, 1999 Microsoft Windows 92/100 93.57%
Gran Turismo 2 Sony Computer Entertainment December 11, 1999 PlayStation 93/100 92.42%
Homeworld Sierra Entertainment September 28, 1999 Microsoft Windows 93/100 88.81%
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Nintendo May 10, 1999 Game Boy Color N/A 92.63%
System Shock 2 Electronic Arts August 11, 1999 Microsoft Windows 92/100 92%
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Electronic Arts February 12, 1999 Microsoft Windows 92/100 91.88%
Age of Empires II Microsoft September 30, 1999 Microsoft Windows 92/100 91.81%
Medal of Honor Electronic Arts October 31, 1999 PlayStation 92/100 87.31%
Crash Team Racing Sony Computer Entertainment September 30, 1999 PlayStation 88/100 91.78%
FreeSpace 2 Interplay Entertainment September 30, 1999 Microsoft Windows 91/100 91.58%
NFL 2K Sega September 9, 1999 Dreamcast N/A 91.53%
Pokémon Silver Version Nintendo November 21, 1999 Game Boy Color N/A 91.35%[7]
Planescape: Torment Interplay Entertainment December 12, 1999 Microsoft Windows 91/100 90.63%
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Eidos Interactive August 16, 1999 PlayStation 91/100 88.16%
The Longest Journey IQ Media Nordic November 18, 1999 Microsoft Windows 91/100 88%
Mario Golf Nintendo June 11, 1999 Nintendo 64 91/100 87.32%
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Ubisoft November 5, 1999 Microsoft Windows N/A 90.7%
Ape Escape Sony Computer Entertainment May 31, 1999 PlayStation 90/100 90.44%
Final Fantasy VIII Square February 11, 1999 PlayStation 90/100 89.42%
Beetle Adventure Racing Electronic Arts February 28, 1999 Nintendo 64 90/100 89.1%
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Ubisoft October 29, 1999 Nintendo 64 90/100 88.83%
Syphon Filter 989 Studios January 31, 1999 PlayStation 90/100 86.93%
Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo November 22, 1999 Nintendo 64 90/100 86.73%
Pokémon Gold Version Nintendo November 21, 1999 Game Boy Color N/A 91.35%[7]
Shenmue Sega December 29, 1999 Dreamcast N/A 89.34%[7]
Wipeout 3 Sony Computer Entertainment September 8, 1999 PlayStation 89/100 87.17%
Resident Evil 2 Capcom October 31, 1999 Nintendo 64 89/100 86.93%
Grandia Entertainment Software Publishing June 24, 1999 PlayStation 89/100 85.87%
Descent 3 Interplay Entertainment June 17, 1999 Microsoft Windows 89/100[6] 84.36%[7]
Flight Unlimited III Electronic Arts September 17, 1999 Microsoft Windows N/A 88.5%
NBA 2K Sega November 10, 1999 Dreamcast N/A 88.3%
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Capcom September 22, 1999 PlayStation N/A 88.21%
NBA Live 2000 EA Sports October 31, 1999 Microsoft Windows N/A 88%
Worms Armageddon Team17 January 29, 1999 Microsoft Windows N/A 87.71%
All-Star Baseball 2000 Acclaim Entertainment May 1, 1999 Nintendo 64 N/A 87.69%
EverQuest Sony Online Entertainment March 16, 1999 Microsoft Windows 85/100 87.68%
Mario Golf Nintendo August 10, 1999 Game Boy Color N/A 87.65%
Driver GT Interactive June 25, 1999 PlayStation 87/100 87.57%
RollerCoaster Tycoon Hasbro Interactive March 31, 1999 Microsoft Windows N/A 87.54%

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN Staff (May 4, 1999). "Say Hello to Project Dolphin". IGN. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "1999 Winners". 1999 Winners. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dreamcast beats Playstation record". BBC News. November 24, 1999. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Best Video Games for 1999". Metacritic. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Highest-Ranking Games of 1999 (with at least 10 reviews)". GameRankings. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Best Video Games for 2000". Metacritic. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Highest-Ranking Games of 2000 (with at least 10 reviews)". GameRankings. Retrieved August 7, 2019.