2022 Video Game & Gaming Anniversaries – A Complete List!

2022 Video Game & Gaming Anniversaries – A Complete List!

Can somebody tell me where 2021 disappeared to? A new year, a fresh list of gaming milestones! Today let’s look at the 2022 video game and gaming anniversaries list. There are a lot of amazing franchises celebrating big birthdays this year, plus a handful of iconic games and recent favourites.

If you create content and/or want to celebrate, check out our 2022 video game and gaming anniversaries list below for a full rundown – plus a YouTube video with some highlights, too!

2022 video game anniversaries highlights

Whether it’s fighting game favourites like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, or RPG greats like Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy, there are a lot of big names on our list! We’ve also got the retro origins of some long-lasting series, like the original Metal Gear, Harvest Moon, Mega Man and GTA.

2022 video game anniversaries full list

So, let’s take a look at the full line-up of 2022 gaming birthdays, starting with Diablo, Ms. Pac-Man in January, and wrapping up the year with Final Fantasy and Gran Turismo In December.


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Final Fantasy VII

03/01 Diablo (PC) 25th
05/01 Milkmaid of the Milky Way (Multi) 5th
08/01 Rez (PS2) 20th
10/01 New Shield Android TV released 5th
11/01 Super Adventure Island 30th
12/01 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) 35th
12/01 WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii) – EU release 15th
12/01 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition 15th
12/01 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4/VITA) 5th
13/01 Ms. Pac-Man (ARC) 40th
14/01 Tengai Makyō (SAT) 25th
18/01 Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) 5th
19/01 Valkyria Revolution (MULTI) 5th
21/01 PaRappa the Rapper 2 (PS2) 20th
22/01 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC) 20th
22/01 Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS) 15th
22/01 Forever Kingdom (PS2) 20th
24/01 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (MULTI) 5th
24/01 Yakuza 0 (PS4) 5th
25/01 Vampire Rain (360) 15th
26/01 Dragon Quest II (NES) 35th
28/01 Romancing SaGa series 30th
29/01 Double Dragon IV (PS4/PC) 5th
31/01 X-Men (ARC) 30th
31/01 Final Fantasy VII (PS1) 25th
31/01 Virtua Fighter 4 (PS2) 20th
31/01 Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3/360) – US Release 10th
31/01 Soulcalibur V (PS3/360) 10th
Jan Mega Man 8 (PS1) – US Release 25th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Mario Kart 64

02/02 Fire Emblem Heroes (MOB) 5th
03/02 Sonic Advance series 20th
05/02 DoDonPachi (SAT) 25th
06/02 Capcom Puzzle World (PSP) 15th
08/02 Cooking Mama: Cook Off (WII) 15th
10/02 Mario Kart 64 (N64) – US release 25th
11/02 Sonic Adventure 2: Adventure Battle (GCN) 20th
12/02 State of Emergency (PS2) 20th
12/02 Wii Play (WII) 15th
14/02 Dual Hearts (PS2) 20th
16/02 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) 10th
20/02 Contra series 35th
20/02 Sonic and the Secret Rings (WII) 15th
21/02 Halo Wars 2 (PC/XBONE) 5th
21/02 Night in the Woods (MULTI) 5th
22/02 Jet Set Radio Future (XBOX) 20th
22/02 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (WII) 15th
23/02 Nier: Automata (PS4) 5th
24/02 Wonder Momo (ARC) 35th
24/02 The Last Story (Wii) – EU Release 10th
24/02 Hollow Knight (PC) 5th
26/02 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) 10th
27/02 The Lost Vikings 2 (SNES) 25th
28/02 Independence Day (PS1/PC) 25th
28/02 Shadow Man: 2econd Coming (PS2) 20th
28/02 SSX (360/PS3) 10th
28/02 Horizon Zero Dawn (PC/PS4) 5th
Feb Haunted House (Atari) 40th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Zelda: Breath of the Wild

01/03 Nintendo 64 Released (EU/AU) 25th
03/03 Nintendo Switch Released 5th
03/03 Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WII U / NS) 5th
04/03 Turok series 25th
06/03 Def Jam: Icon (MULTI) 15th
06/03 Spectrobes (DS) 15th
06/03 Mass Effect 3 (MULTI) 10th
06/03 Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3/360) 10th
08/03 Fatal Frame series (US) 20th
10/03 Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) 5th
12/03 007: Agent Under Fire (GCN) 20th
13/03 God of War II (PS2) 15th
13/03 Journey (PS3) 10th
13/03 FIFA Street (PS3/360) 10th
14/03 Games for Windows – Live released 15th
18/03 The Goonies II (NES) 35th
18/03 Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (ARC) 30th
18/03 Tekken 3 (ARC) 25th
20/03 Shining Force (MD/Genesis) 30th
20/03 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1) 25th
20/03 Armored Core 4 (PS3/360) – US Release 15th
21/03 Blast Corps (N64) 25th
21/03 Mass Effect: Andromeda (MULTI) 5th
22/03 Resident Evil Remake (GC) 20th
26/03 Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (PC/360) 15th
26/03 Star Wars Jedi Knight II (MULTI) 20th
28/03 Savage Skies (PS2) 20th
28/03 Kingdom Hearts series 20th
28/03 Tekken 4 (PS2) 20th
28/03 Rain World (PS4/PC) 5th
29/03 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS) 10th
31/03 Need for Speed II (PS2) 25th
Mar Desert Strike (MD/Genesis) 30th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Star Fox 64

04/04 Persona 5 (PS4) – US/EU Release 5th
04/04 Armored Core 3 (PS3) 20th
05/04 Dungeon Siege series 20th
09/04 Super Paper Mario (WII) 15th
11/04 SNES launches in EU 30th
11/04 Yooka-Laylee (MULTI) 5th
12/04 Candy Crush Saga (WEB) 10th
13/04 Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) – US Release 30th
16/04 Spider-Man (Movie) 20th
18/04 Trials Evolution (360) 10th
19/04 Dig Dug series 40th
19/04 Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS) 10th
22/04 Double Dragon series 35th
22/04 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl – US Release 15th
25/04 Phillips Cdi Launched 30th
25/04 Lost Kingdoms 20th
25/04 Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (PS2) 20th
25/04 What Remains of Edith Finch (PC/PS4) 5th
27/04 Kirby series 30th
27/04 Star Fox 64 (N64) 25th
28/04 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) 5th
30/04 Fighters Megamix (SAT) 25th
Apr VGA cables for PC monitors (IBM / PS2) 35th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Smash Bros Melee

01/05 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (PC) 20th
01/05 Lucasfilm Games founded 40th
03/05 GameCube released (EU) 20th
05/05 Wolfenstein 3D 30th
08/05 Sid Meier’s Pirates! (C64) 35th
15/05 R-Type (ARC) 35th
15/05 Super Mario Bros. (NES) – EU release 35th
16/05 Final Fantasy XI (PS2) 20th
24/05 Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) – EU release 20th
25/05 Mario Strikers Charged (WII) 15th
27/05 Electronic Arts (EA) founded 40th
28/05 TD Overdrive (XBOX) 20th
29/05 Medal of Honor: Frontline (PS2) 20th
29/05 Shadowrun (PC) 15th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Super Street Fighter

01/06 Tomb Raider: Anniversary 15th
02/06 Shantae series 20th
06/06 Dirt 4 (MULTI) 5th
10/06 Street Fighter II (SNES) 30th
13/06 Carmageddon series 25th
14/06 NES Open Tournament Golf (NES) 35th
14/06 Persona 4 Golden (PSP) 10th
14/06 Dead by Daylight (MULTI) 5th
15/06 Heroes of Ruin (3DS) 10th
18/06 Neverwinter Nights series 20th
20/06 Sonic Jam (SAT) 25th
21/06 Ys series 35th
23/06 Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) 15th
24/06 Eternal Darkness (GCN) 20th
26/06 Dungeon Keeper (PC) 25th
27/06 Dino Stalker (PS2) 20th
27/06 WiiWare Announced 15th
30/06 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (MULTI) 5th
Jun Dizzy (C64/ZX Spectrum) 35th
Jun Harvest Moon series 25th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Super Mario Sunshine

01/07 Kid Icarus series – US Release 35th
03/07 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (PC) 20th
05/07 Leisure Suit Larry series 35th
13/07 Metal Gear series 35th
14/07 Mario Paint (SNES) 30th
18/07 Gungrave 20th
19/07 Super Mario Sunshine (GCN) 20th
21/07 Splatoon 2 (NS) 5th
27/07 The World Ends with You (DS) 15th
28/07 New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) 10th
28/07 Miitopia (3DS) – US/EU Release 5th
31/07 Virtua Tennis 2 (PS2) 20th
31/07 Aggressive Inline (GC) 20th
Jul Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Atari) 40th
Jul Megami Tensei series 35th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Goldeneye

07/08 Sam & Max Save the World (PC) 10th
12/08 Street Fighter series 35th
14/08 Darksiders II (MULTI) 10th
14/08 Persona 3 (PS2) – US release 15th
15/08 Sonic Mania (MULTI) 5th
19/08 Medieval: Total War (PC) 20th
20/08 Pitfall (Atari) 40th
21/08 Bioshock series 15th
22/08 The Legend of Zelda series – US release 35th
25/08 GoldenEye 007 (N64) 25th
25/08 Super Monkey Ball 2 (GCN) 20th
27/08 Mario Kart series 30th
28/08 Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (FDS) 35th
28/08 Guild Wars 2 (PC) 10th
29/08 Mafia series 20th
29/08 Ark: Survival Evolved (MULTI) 5th
29/08 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (NS) 5th
Aug Tron (ARC) 40th
Aug ColecoVision released 40th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Oddworld

01/09 Turok: Evolution 20th
01/09 Championship Manager series 30th
06/09 Destiny 2 5th
07/09 Mark of the Ninja (360) 10th
10/09 Battlefield 1942 (PC) 20th
11/09 Breath of Fire III (PS1) 25th
11/09 Hexen II (PC) 25th
12/09 Phantasy Star Online (GC) 20th
15/09 Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) 5th
16/09 Pole Position (Atari) 40th
18/09 Oddworld series 25th
18/09 Borderlands 2 (MULTI) 10th
19/09 Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (MULTI) 5th
19/09 Echo (PS4/PC) 5th
24/09 Ultima Online (PC) 25th
24/09 Postal (PC) 25th
24/09 Lord of the Rings (XBOX/GBA) 20th
25/09 Halo 3 (360) 15th
25/09 Dead or Alive 5 (360/PS3) 10th
26/09 Total Annihilation (PC) 25th
26/09 Lego Island (PC) 25th
26/09 Super Pac-Man (ARC) 40th
26/09 Bomberman 64 (N64) 25th
26/09 PaRappa the Rapper (PS1) – EU Release 25th
27/09 Dragon Quest V (SNES) 30th
28/09 Golf Story (NS) 5th
29/09 Croc series 25th
29/09 Cuphead (MULTI) 5th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Mortal Kombat

01/10 Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (MULTI) 20th
02/10 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (MULTI) 20th
02/10 Project Gotham Racing 4 (360) 15th
02/10 Resident Evil 6 (PS3/360) 10th
03/10 Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2) 20th
04/10 Crash of the Titans (MULTI) 15th
05/10 Maniac Mansion (C64) 35th
05/10 A Hat in Time (PC/MAC) 5th
08/10 TimeSplitters 2 (MULTI) 20th
08/10 Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (GC) 20th
08/10 Mortal Kombat series 30th
10/10 Fallout series 25th
10/10 Portal series 15th
10/10 The Orange Box 15th
15/10 Sega CD launched (US) 30th
15/10 Night Trap (Sega CD) 30th
15/10 Mortal Kombat 4 (PS4) 25th
15/10 Age of Empires series 25th
15/10 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (MULTI) 15th
16/10 007 Legends (PS3/360) 10th
17/10 Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) 5th
17/10 South Park: The Fractured but Whole (MULTI) 5th
18/10 Q*bert (ARC) 40th
18/10 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series 20th
18/10 Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! (NES) 35th
20/10 New-Style Super NES released (US) 25th
21/10 Mario Party 4 (GCN) 20th
21/10 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB) 30th
23/10 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 (MULTI) 20th
23/10 Hotline Miami (PC) 10th
23/10 Forza Horizon series 10th
26/10 The Witcher series 15th
27/10 Super Mario Odyssey (NS) 5th
27/10 Assassin’s Creed Origins (MULTI) 5th
27/10 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 5th
29/10 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2) 20th
30/10 The Simpsons Game (MULTI) 15th
30/10 Shin Megami Tensei series 30th
30/10 Assassin’s Creed III (MULTI) 10th
30/10 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (MULTI) 10th
31/10 Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS1) 25th
Oct NEC PC-9800 Released 40th
Oct First polygon-based Arcade (SEGA) 30th
Oct Zool (amiga) 30th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - GTA

01/11 Super Mario Galaxy (WII) 15th
01/11 Super Star Wars (SNES) 30th
01/11 The Curse of Monkey Island (PC) 25th
03/11 Call of Duty: WWII (MULTI) 5th
04/11 Ratchet & Clank series 20th
05/11 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (MULTI) 15th
06/11 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (WII) 15th
07/11 Sonic Forces (MULTI) 5th
08/11 Mario Party DS (DS) 15th
10/11 Sonic Mega Collection (GC) 20th
11/11 Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS) 10th
12/11 Resident Evil Zero (GC) 20th
13/11 Crysis series 15th
13/11 Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (MULTI) 15th
13/11 Call of Duty: Black Ops II (MULTI) 10th
14/11 Space Quest II (DOS) 35th
15/11 The Legend of Zelda (NES) – EU  release 35th
15/11 Harry Potter (MULTI) 20th
16/11 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (MULTI) 20th
16/11 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (MULTI) 10th
17/11 Metroid Fusion (GBA) 20th
17/11 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series 20th
17/11 Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS) 5th
18/11 Sonic R (SAT) 25th
18/11 Metroid Prime series 20th
18/11 Wii U Console Released (US) 10th
18/11 New Super Mario Bros. U (WII U) 10th
18/11 Nintendo Land (WII U) 10th
19/11 Link’s Crossbow Training 15th
20/11 Rock Band series 15th
20/11 Mass Effect series 15th
21/11 Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (GBA) 20th
21/11 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (MD/Genesis) 30th
21/11 Diddy Kong Racing (N64) 25th
21/11 Tomb Raider II (PS1) 25th
27/11 Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES) 25th
28/11 Grand Theft Auto series 25th
29/11 Far Cry 3 (MULTI) 10th
30/11 Wii U Console Released (EU) 10th
Nov Microsoft Flight Simulator series 40th
Nov Worms 2 (PC) 25th


2022 Gaming Anniversaries - Final Fantasy

01/12 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (NS) 5th
02/12 Zelda: Four Swords (GBA) 20th
04/12 Star Wars (NES) 35th
04/12 Rambo (NES) 35th
04/12 Mega Man 5 (NES) 30th
05/12 Nine Parchments (MULTI) 5th
06/12 Final Fantasy V (SNES) 30th
09/12 Quake II (PC) 25th
10/12 Fatal Fury 2 (ARC) 30th
11/12 Klonoa series 25th
13/12 Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) 20th
13/12 Zelda: Master Quest (GC) 20th
13/12 River Raid (Atari) 40th
14/12 World of Illusion (MD/Genesis) 30th
15/12 Dungeon Master (Atari) 35th
17/12 Mega Man series 35th
18/12 Mega Man Legends series 25th
18/12 Final Fantasy series 35th
19/12 Panzer Dragoon Orta 20th
20/12 Phantasy Star series 35th
20/12 Streets of Rage 2 30th
23/12 Ecco the Dolphin series 30th
23/12 Gran Turismo series 25th
31/12 Dragon & Princess (PC-8001) 40th
Dec Dune II (DOS) 30th

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