Video Games Released in 1996

Last Updated on: August 22nd, 2021

Video Games Released in 19961996 in Review:

1996 was another important year in the video game industry, with several notable events, including:

  1. The launch of the Nintendo 64: The Nintendo 64 was launched in 1996, and it was the first 64-bit game console to be released. The console was a significant success, with popular games like Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and GoldenEye 007.
  2. Release of Resident Evil: Resident Evil, a survival horror game developed by Capcom, was released in 1996. The game became a huge success and spawned a popular franchise that continues to this day.
  3. The debut of Tomb Raider: Tomb Raider, an action-adventure game developed by Core Design, was released in 1996. The game was a major success and spawned a popular franchise that has sold over 66 million copies worldwide.
  4. Release of Quake: Quake, a first-person shooter game developed by id Software, was released in 1996. The game was a significant technical achievement, with advanced 3D graphics and online multiplayer support.
  5. The founding of Valve Corporation: Valve Corporation was founded in 1996 by former Microsoft employees Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington. The company would go on to become one of the most influential game developers of the next two decades, with popular games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Portal.

Overall, 1996 was a significant year in the video game industry, with the launch of a major game console, the release of several influential games, and the debut of a popular franchise. It also marked the beginning of a new era of 3D gaming, as developers continued to push the limits of the technology.

Video Games Released in 1996:

Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 1996 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.

Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.