Video Games Released in 1999

Last Updated on: November 20th, 2022

Video Games Released in 19991999 in Review:

1999 was another important year in the video game industry, with several notable events, including:

  1. The launch of the Sega Dreamcast in North America: After its launch in Japan in 1998, the Dreamcast was released in North America in 1999. The console was well-received by critics but faced tough competition from the Sony PlayStation 2, which was released the following year.
  2. The release of Super Smash Bros.: Super Smash Bros., a fighting game developed by Nintendo, was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. The game featured a unique gameplay style that allowed players to use popular Nintendo characters to fight each other.
  3. The release of Final Fantasy VIII: Final Fantasy VIII, a role-playing game developed by Square, was released in 1999. The game was a commercial success and helped to further popularize the role-playing game genre in the West.
  4. The debut of the Sega Dreamcast VMU: The Dreamcast VMU (Visual Memory Unit) was a memory card with a built-in LCD screen and buttons that could be used to play mini-games. The VMU also allowed players to transfer data between the memory card and the Dreamcast console.
  5. The founding of Riot Games: Riot Games was founded in 1999 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill. The company is best known for developing the popular online game League of Legends, which was released in 2009.

Overall, 1999 was a significant year in the video game industry, with the launch of the Dreamcast in North America, the release of influential games like Super Smash Bros. and Final Fantasy VIII, and the debut of the Dreamcast VMU. It also marked the beginning of the rise of online gaming with the founding of Riot Games.

Video Games Released in 1999:

Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 1999 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.