1998 was another important year in the video game industry, with several notable events, including:
Release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo, was released in 1998 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.
The debut of Half-Life: Half-Life, a first-person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation, was released in 1998. The game was a critical and commercial success, and it introduced several innovative gameplay mechanics, including scripted sequences and AI-controlled characters.
The launch of the Dreamcast: The Dreamcast, a video game console developed by Sega, was launched in Japan in 1998. The console was the first to include a built-in modem for online play and it featured several innovative games, including Shenmue and Jet Set Radio.
The founding of Rockstar Games: Rockstar Games was founded in 1998 by Sam and Dan Houser, Terry Donovan, and Jamie King. The company would go on to become one of the most successful game developers of the next two decades, with popular franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead Redemption.
Release of Starcraft: Starcraft, a real-time strategy game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, was released in 1998. The game was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to popularize the real-time strategy genre.
Overall, 1998 was a significant year in the video game industry, with the release of several influential games, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Half-Life, and Starcraft. It also marked the beginning of the Dreamcast era and the continued evolution of 3D gaming.
Video Games Released in 1998:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 1998 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
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