2000 was another important year in the video game industry, with several notable events, including:
The launch of the PlayStation 2: The PlayStation 2, a video game console developed by Sony, was launched in Japan in 2000. The console was highly anticipated and sold out quickly, and it went on to become one of the best-selling consoles of all time.
The release of The Sims: The Sims, a life simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, was released in 2000. The game was a commercial success and spawned numerous sequels and expansion packs.
The founding of Xbox: Microsoft entered the video game industry in 2000 with the founding of the Xbox division. The first Xbox console would be released in 2001.
The release of Diablo II: Diablo II, an action role-playing game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, was released in 2000. The game was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to popularize the action role-playing genre.
The acquisition of Bungie Studios by Microsoft: In 2000, Microsoft acquired Bungie Studios, the developers of the popular game series Marathon and the upcoming game Halo: Combat Evolved.
Overall, 2000 was a significant year in the video game industry, with the launch of the highly successful PlayStation 2, the release of influential games like The Sims and Diablo II, and Microsoft’s entry into the console market with the founding of Xbox. It also marked the beginning of Microsoft’s acquisition of game development studios, starting with Bungie Studios.
Video Games Released in 2000:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2000 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.