Video Games Released in 1997

Last Updated on: April 19th, 2023

Video Games Released in 19971997 in Review:

1997 was another important year in the video game industry, with several notable events, including:

  1. Release of Final Fantasy VII: Final Fantasy VII, a role-playing game developed by Square, was released in 1997. The game was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to popularize the role-playing game genre in the West.
  2. Release of GoldenEye 007: GoldenEye 007, a first-person shooter game developed by Rare, was released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64. The game was a critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the best games of all time.
  3. The debut of Grand Theft Auto: Grand Theft Auto, an open-world action game developed by DMA Design, was released in 1997. The game was controversial for its violent content, but it was a commercial success and spawned a popular franchise.
  4. Release of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, a platformer game developed by Konami, was released in 1997. The game was a critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the best games in the Castlevania series.
  5. The launch of the Nintendo 64DD: The Nintendo 64DD was launched in Japan in 1997. It was an add-on to the Nintendo 64 that allowed for rewritable magnetic disks to be used. However, it was not successful, and it was discontinued in 2000.

Overall, 1997 was a significant year in the video game industry, with the release of several influential games, including Final Fantasy VII, GoldenEye 007, and Grand Theft Auto. It also marked the beginning of the open-world genre and the continued evolution of 3D gaming.

Video Games Released in 1997:

Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 1997 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.













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