2000 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming

2000 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Deus Ex, Hitman: Codename 47, Paper Mario, Mario Tennis, Perfect Dark, Shogun: Total War, SSX, TimeSplitters[1] 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 24 Crazy Taxi Yes (2002) N/A DC, GCN (2001), PS2 (2001) N/A Yes (1999)
January 24 Mario Party 2 N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
January 27 Dragon Warrior Monsters N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
January 31 Nox Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
February 3 Resident Evil Code: Veronica N/A N/A DC 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 19 SNK Gals' Fighters N/A N/A N/A NGP N/A
February 29 BattleSphere N/A Jaguar N/A N/A N/A
February 29 Dead or Alive 2 N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
February 29 Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Yes PS1 N/A GBA (2004) N/A
February 29 Rayman 2: The Great Escape N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
February 29 Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
February 29 Pokémon Stadium[10] 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
Wario Land 3 N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
March 24 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
March 27 Soldier of Fortune Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
March 31 Tech Romancer N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
March 31 MDK2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
April 4 Star Wars Episode I: Racer N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
April 27 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
April 28 Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
April 30 Excitebike 64 N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
April 30 The Misadventures of Tron Bonne N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
April 30 Wild Arms 2 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
May 4 4 Wheel Thunder N/A N/A N/A DC N/A
May 5 Metal Gear: Ghost Babel N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
May 9 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
May 14 Bomberman Max N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
May 22 Metal Slug 2nd Mission N/A N/A N/A NGP N/A
May 22 Perfect Dark N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
May 24 Daikatana Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
May 28 Bomberman 64: The Second Attack N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
June 1 Ground Control Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 4 Space Channel 5 N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
June 7 Dracula: Resurrection Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 12 Tomb Raider N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
June 13 Shogun: Total War Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 22 Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
June 22 Omikron: The Nomad Soul N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
June 26 Deus Ex Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
June 28 Xtreme Sports N/A N/A N/A GBC 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
June 30 Mortal Kombat: Special Forces N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 18 Threads of Fate N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 29 Strider 2 N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
July 31 Spirit of Speed 1937 Yes N/A DC N/A N/A
August 3 Shin Sangoku Musou (Japan) N/A N/A PS2 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 28 Mario Tennis N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
August 30 Spider-Man Yes PS1, GBC, N64 DC (2001) N/A N/A
August 30 WWF Royal Rumble N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
September 12 Parasite Eve II N/A N/A PS1 N/A N/A
September 13 Lego Stunt Rally Yes N/A N/A 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 24 The Little Mermaid 2: Pinball Frenzy N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
September 25 Buffy the Vampire Slayer N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
September 25 Vampire Hunter D N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 26 Destruction Derby Raw N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
September 27 Dragon Warrior I & II N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
October Zeus: Master of Olympus Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 5 Skies of Arcadia N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
October 19 Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers Yes PS1, N64 PS2, DC GBC N/A
October 22 Quake III Arena N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
October 23 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 23 TimeSplitters N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
October 24 Mega Man Legends 2 Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
October 25 Midnight Club: Street Racing N/A N/A PS2 GBA (2001) N/A
October 25 Spyro: Year of the Dragon N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
October 26 FantaVision N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
October 26 Madden NFL 2001 N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
October 26 SSX N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
October 26 Tekken Tag Tournament N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
October 27 Bust-a-Move Millennium N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
October 31 The Grinch N/A N/A DC 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 8 Escape from Monkey Island Yes N/A PS2 (2001) N/A N/A
November 9 The Operative: No One Lives Forever Yes N/A PS2 (2002) N/A N/A
November 9 Counter-Strike (video game) Yes Xbox, Retail and Steam (2003) Linux, Mac OS X (2013) N/A N/A
November 10 Timeline Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 13 Final Fantasy IX Yes (2016) PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 13 Madden NFL 2001 N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
November 13 The Emperor's New Groove Yes PS1 N/A GBC N/A
November 14 Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
November 14 The Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
November 16 Blues Brothers 2000 N/A N64 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 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 20 007 Racing N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 20 Banjo-Tooie N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
November 20 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker N/A PS1 N/A GBC N/A
November 20 Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
November 22 Harvest Moon: Back to Nature N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
November 23 MechWarrior 4: Vengeance Yes N/A N/A N/A Yes
November 23 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
November 27 Xtreme Sports N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
November 30 Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers Yes N64 N/A N/A N/A
December 1 Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge Yes PS1 N/A N/A N/A
December 4 Evil Dead: Hail to the King N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
December 4 Pokémon Puzzle Challenge N/A N/A N/A GBC N/A
December 5 American McGee's Alice Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
December 6 Grandia II N/A N/A DC 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 10 Monster Rancher Hop-A-Bout N/A PS1 N/A N/A N/A
December 13 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker N/A N64 N/A N/A N/A
December 14 Dark Cloud (Japan) N/A N/A PS2 N/A N/A
December 14 Pokémon Crystal (Japan) N/A N/A GBC N/A N/A
December 21 Phantasy Star Online (Japan) N/A N/A DC N/A N/A
December 30 ECW Anarchy Rulz N/A N/A DC N/A N/A

Notes[edit]

Electronic Arts released re-editions of SimCity 3000, SimCity 3000 Unlimited, SimCity 3000 UK edition, SimCity 3000 Korean edition, SimCity 3000 Chinese edition, SimCity 3000 Japanese edition, SimCity 3000 Edition mondiale (not the same as World Edition) and SimCity 3000 World Edition. They were considered as updates in the beginning, but revealed themselves as full and distinct games.

Hardware[edit]

Business[edit]

Acquisitions[edit]

Critically acclaimed titles[edit]

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

2000 games and expansions scoring at least 88/100 (MC) or 87.5% (GR)[11][12]
Game Publisher Release Date Platform(s) MC score GR score
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Activision September 20, 2000 PlayStation 98/100 94.75%
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Activision November 7, 2000 Dreamcast 97/100 94.86%
Perfect Dark Nintendo May 22, 2000 Nintendo 64 97/100 94.55%
NFL 2K1 Sega September 7, 2000 Dreamcast 97/100 94.5%
Metal Gear Solid Konami April 27, 2000 Game Boy Color N/A 95.61%
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Interplay Entertainment September 21, 2000 Microsoft Windows 95/100 93.97%
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo April 27, 2000 Nintendo 64 95/100 91.95%
Final Fantasy IX Square July 7, 2000 PlayStation 94/100 92.72%
Jet Set Radio Sega June 29, 2000 Dreamcast 94/100 91.9%
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Crave Entertainment May 22, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 94%
Resident Evil – Code: Veronica Capcom February 2, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 93.79%
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Ubisoft March 21, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 93.05%
SSX EA Sports October 30, 2000 PlayStation 2 93/100 92.39%
Quake III Arena Activision October 22, 2000 Dreamcast 93/100 92.15%
Skies of Arcadia Sega October 5, 2000 Dreamcast 93/100 90.59%
NBA 2K1 Sega October 31, 2000 Dreamcast 93/100 89.69%
Le Mans 24 Hours Sega November 13, 2000 Dreamcast 93/100 89.5%
Paper Mario Nintendo August 11, 2000 Nintendo 64 93/100[13] 88.81%[14]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Activision February 29, 2000 Nintendo 64 N/A 92.4%
Vagrant Story Square February 10, 2000 PlayStation 92/100 91.97%
The Sims Electronic Arts January 31, 2000 Microsoft Windows 92/100 89.74%
Dead or Alive 2 Tecmo February 29, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 91.37%
Virtua Tennis Sega July 12, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 91.37%
Banjo-Tooie Nintendo November 20, 2000 Nintendo 64 90/100 91.31%
Deus Ex Eidos Interactive June 17, 2000 Microsoft Windows 90/100 91.03%
Madden NFL 2001 EA Sports October 26, 2000 PlayStation 2 91/100 90.78%
Spyro: Year of the Dragon Sony Computer Entertainment October 24, 2000 PlayStation 91/100 90.59%
The Operative: No One Lives Forever Fox Interactive November 9, 2000 Microsoft Windows 91/100 88.34%
DOA2: Hardcore Tecmo October 26, 2000 PlayStation 2 91/100 87.38%
Mario Tennis Nintendo July 21, 2000 Nintendo 64 91/100 87.32%
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Activision October 25, 2000 Microsoft Windows 91/100 85.77%
Mario Tennis Nintendo November 1, 2000 Game Boy Color N/A 90.78%[14]
Donkey Kong Country Nintendo November 4, 2000 Game Boy Color N/A 90.38%
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Nintendo September 21, 2000 Game Boy Color N/A 90.2%
Crazy Taxi Sega January 24, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 90.19%
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Capcom March 30, 2000 Dreamcast 90/100 90.15%
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 Codemasters July 7, 2000 PlayStation 90/100 88.82%
Grandia II Game Arts August 3, 2000 Dreamcast 90/100 88.81%
Madden NFL 2001 EA Sports August 22, 2000 PlayStation 90/100 88.65%
Jane's F/A-18 Electronic Arts January 11, 2000 Microsoft Windows N/A 88.43%
NHL 2001 EA Sports September 28, 2000 Microsoft Windows 90/100 86.75%
Rayman Revolution Ubisoft December 22, 2000 PlayStation 2 90/100[13] 85.17%[14]
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role THQ November 21, 2000 PlayStation 90/100 84.27%
Wario Land 3 Nintendo March 21, 2000 Game Boy Color N/A 90%
Phantasy Star Online Sega December 21, 2000 Dreamcast 89/100[13] 89.88%[14]
Sacrifice Interplay Entertainment November 17, 2000 Microsoft Windows 89/100 89.53%
Counter-Strike Sierra Entertainment November 9, 2000 Microsoft Windows 88/100 89.2%
Thief II Eidos Interactive March 23, 2000 Microsoft Windows 87/100 89.14%
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Microsoft August 24, 2000 Microsoft Windows 88/100 89.11%
EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark Sony Online Entertainment April 24, 2000 Microsoft Windows 86/100 89.08%
Excitebike 64 Nintendo April 30, 2000 Nintendo 64 88/100 89.07%
Homeworld: Cataclysm Sierra Entertainment June 30, 2000 Microsoft Windows 89/100 88.64%
Samba de Amigo Sega April 27, 2000 Dreamcast 89/100 86.15%
WWF No Mercy THQ November 17, 2000 Nintendo 64 89/100 85.27%
Madden NFL 2001 EA Sports August 28, 2000 Nintendo 64 89/100 84.82%
Metropolis Street Racer Sega November 3, 2000 Dreamcast 87/100[13] 88.59%[14]
Diablo II Blizzard Entertainment June 29, 2000 Microsoft Windows 88/100 88.58%
MDK2 Interplay Entertainment March 31, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 88.08%
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord Battlefront.com May 31, 2000 Microsoft Windows N/A 88%
Ultimate Fighting Championship Crave Entertainment August 29, 2000 Dreamcast 88/100 87.8%
Superbike 2001 EA Sports October 6, 2000 Microsoft Windows 88/100 87.32%
NHL 2001 EA Sports September 26, 2000 PlayStation 88/100 84.11%
Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche vs. KA-52 Hokum Empire Interactive July 31, 2000 Microsoft Windows 86/100 87.96%
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Eidos Interactive January 27, 2000 Dreamcast N/A 87.94%
PGA Championship Golf 2000 Sierra Entertainment June 1, 2000 Microsoft Windows N/A 87.77%
Steel Beasts Shrapnel Games September 24, 2000 Microsoft Windows 86/100 87.58%

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