The history of video games dates back to the 1950s when academic researchers began developing simple games and simulations as part of their research. The first commercially successful video game, Spacewar!, was created in 1962 by Steve Russell at MIT. The 1970s saw the rise of arcade games such as Pong, which became a cultural phenomenon. The 1980s brought about the home console revolution with the release of the Atari 2600, followed by the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985. The 1990s saw the emergence of 3D graphics and the birth of popular franchises such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario. The 2000s marked the era of online gaming and the rise of mobile gaming. Today, video games are a multi-billion-dollar industry with a wide variety of genres and platforms, from console and PC gaming to mobile and virtual reality.
List of Video Games by Release Year
Here is a rundown of each video game release year we have a game listed under beginning with 1971 and progressing to today. Click on a year listed below to get a full listing of all the games we have listed for it.