2002 was another significant year in the video game industry, with several notable events, including:
The launch of the Xbox Live online gaming service: Xbox Live, Microsoft’s online gaming service, was launched in 2002. The service allowed Xbox users to play games online with others and download game content.
The release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a sequel to Grand Theft Auto III, was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game was set in the 1980s and featured a new story and setting.
The launch of the Game Boy Advance SP: The Game Boy Advance SP, an updated version of Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance handheld console, was launched in 2002. The console featured a clamshell design and a backlit screen.
The release of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, an open-world role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, was released in 2002 for the PC and Xbox. The game was a critical and commercial success and is considered one of the best games in the Elder Scrolls series.
The closure of Sega’s console business: In 2002, Sega announced that it was discontinuing production of its Dreamcast console and would focus on developing games for other platforms.
Overall, 2002 was a significant year in the video game industry, with the launch of Xbox Live and the Game Boy Advance SP, the release of influential games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and the closure of Sega’s console business.
Video Games Released in 2002:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2002 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.