The Biggest 2024 Video Game Anniversaries List

The Biggest 2024 Video Game Anniversaries List

Notepads at the ready. Yep, its time for the annual list. Those iconic video games to celebrate… the 2024 video game anniversaries list!

2024 brings plenty of exciting video game milestones to celebrate! From ground-breaking console releases to the debuts for your favourite video game franchises. There is plenty to celebrate this year! Whether it’s your Nintendo fighting games or those classic Pokemon releases, influential arcade games or obscure Japanese releases, take a look at the full list below.

Gaming Anniversaries for Content Creators

We’ve all been there, right? What video game content to create? Hopefully this list of 2024 video game anniversaries will help with that! Whether it’s a stunning video game montage snap on Instagram or a retro recap on TikTok, maybe a blog or review – hopefully this list will be helpful for your plans!

If you do find this list of video game anniversaries useful, please do share a link on social. It takes a huge amount of time to compile these yearly lists – mainly due to how different sources list out  different dates!

Without further ado, here is the full 2024 video game anniversaries list to digest:



Artwork of different Nintendo characters in Smash Bros N64

Let’s kick off our 2024 gaming anniversaries list with a look at some of the big game anniversaries for January! It’s a quiet month compared to recent years, but we do have the 25th anniversary of Nintendo’s flagship fighter, Super Smash Bros. and the 35th anniversary of the super challenging sidr-scroller, Golden Axe. Also with a milestone gaming anniversary are Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, plus Worms Armageddon celebrating 20 years.

08/01 Gaplus (ARC) 40th
08/01 Seven Samurai 20XX (PS2) 20th
13/01 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (MULTI) 20th
13/01 The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (MULTI) 15th
14/01 Tennis (FAMICOM/NES) 40th
15/01 WCW Nitro (PS) 25th
21/01 Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (SNES) 30th
21/01 Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB) 30th
21/01 Super Smash Bros. (N64) 25th
21/01 Driver 3 (MULTI) 20th
21/01 Skate 2 (MULTI) 15th
25/01 Resident Evil 2 2019 (MULTI) 5th
25/01 Kingdom Hearts III (MULTI) 5th
27/01 Golden Axe (ARC) 35th
29/01 Worms Armageddon (PC) 25th
29/01 Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (GBA) 20th
29/01 Ninja Blade (XB) 15th
Jan The Black Onyx (PC-8801) 40th
Jan Strider (ARC) 35th


Artwork from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on the Mega Drive

February is a far more packed out month in our 2024 gaming anniversaries list. The month starts strong with anniversaries for Simcity 3000 and Harvest Moon turning 25. Two big heavy-hitters from the 90s Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Super Street Fighter II Turbo turn 30. There’s also a big milestone for classics like Metroid: Zero Mission and Silent Hill. One of the oldest in the list also turns 40, Nintendo’s meaty brawler Punch-Out!!

01/02 SimCity 3000 (PC) 25th
02/02 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (MD/GENESIS) 30th
04/02 Apex Legends (MULTI) 5th
05/02 Harvest Moon 64 (N64) 25th
06/02 X-Blades (MULTI) 15th
08/02 Mario Party (N64) – US Release 25th
09/02 Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA) 20th
10/02 Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (MD/GENESIS) 35th
10/02 Wrath Unleashed (PS2) 20th
10/02 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (MULTI) 15th
11/02 Final Fantasy VIII (PS) 25th
11/02 Samurai Warriors (PS2) 20th
11/02 Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS) 15th
12/02 Hard Drivin’ (ARC) 35th
12/02 Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (PC) 25th
13/02 Tetris 99 (NS) 5th
14/02 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) 10th
16/02 Syphon Filter (PS) 25th
17/02 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (ATARI) 40th
17/02 Punch-Out!! (ARC) 40th
19/02 Wario’s Woods (NES) 30th
19/02 Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2) 20th
19/02 Star Ocean: The Last Hope (XB) 15th
20/02 Tengami (iOS) 10th
23/02 Super Street Fighter II Turbo (ARC) 30th
23/02 Silent Hill (PS1) 25th
25/02 Thief (MUTLI) 10th
25/02 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (MULTI) 10th
25/02 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (MULTI) 10th
26/02 Halo Wars (XB) 15th
26/02 Killzone 2 (PS3) 15th
28/02 Left Alive (PS4) 5th
Feb SimCity (AMIGA/MAC) 35th
Feb Power Stone (DC) 25th


Official artwork of Samus vs Ridley from Super Metroid

There are quite a few big gaming anniversaries in March, with the likes of Streets of Rage 3 and Super Metroid celebrating 30 years, plus some more modern classics like Ninja Gaiden and Far Cry which both turn 20. Yes, 20 in 2024. Other highlights for the month include The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures and Pokémon Snap.

01/03 Dead or Alive 6 (MULTI) 5th
02/03 Ninja Gaiden (MULTI) 20th
03/03 Empire: Total War (PC) 15th
03/03 Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii) 15th
03/03 Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X (MULTI) 15th
04/03 Pepsiman (PS1) 25th
05/03 Resident Evil 5 (MULTI) 15th
08/03 Devil May Cry 5 (MULTI) 5th
09/03 Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC) 20th
11/03 Hearthstone (PC) 10th
11/03 Dark Souls II (MULTI) 10th
12/03 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising (PC) 15th
12/03 Wheelman (MULTI) 15th
14/03 Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) 10th
15/03 Battlefield Vietnam (PC) 20th
16/03 EverQuest (PS1) 25th
18/03 Streets of Rage 3 (MD/GENESIS) 30th
18/03 Sonic Drift (GG) 30th
18/03 Shin Megami Tensei II (SNES) 30th
18/03 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (GC) 20th
18/03 Katamari Damacy (PS2) 20th
18/03 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (MULTI) 10th
19/03 Super Metroid  (SNES) 30th
19/03 King of Fighters R-2 (NGP) 25th
21/03 Phantasy Star II (MD/GENESIS) 35th
21/03 Pokémon Snap (N64) 25th
22/03 RollerCoaster Tycoon (PC) 25th
22/03 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (MULTI) 5th
23/03 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (PC) 20th
23/03 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (PC) 25th
23/03 Far Cry (PC) 20th
24/03 Beetle Adventure Racing (N64) 25th
24/03 Need for Speed: High Stakes (PS) 25th
25/03 The Elder Scrolls: Arena (DOS) 30th
26/03 Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors (GBA) 20th
29/03 Crisis Zone (PS2) 20th
29/03 Yoshi’s Crafted World (NS) 5th
30/03 H.E.R.O. (ATARI) 40th
Mar Boulder Dash (ATARI) 40th
Mar X-COM: UFO Defense (DOS) 30th
Mar Daytona USA (ARC) 30th


Photo of a Game Boy DMG original console

Nintendo’s iconic GameBoy console takes centre stage for April’s gaming anniversary list. The handheld powerhouse (DMG version) first landed 35 years algo in Japan, taking the world by storm. Other 2024 gaming anniversaries in April include the likes of Pokémon Pinball and Mega Man Zero 3, plus the slightly confusing anniversary of Pokémon Stadium (the first game in the west, but the second Stadium in Japan).

01/04 Digimon Racing (GBA) 20th
02/04 Final Fantasy VI (SNES) 30th
04/04 WonderSwan released 25th
07/04 Team Fortress Classic (PC) 25th
07/04 Alias (MULTI) 20th
07/04 The Godfather II  (MULTI) 15th
09/04 Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (MULTI) 15th
14/04 Pokémon Pinball (GBC) 25th
15/04 Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA) 20th
16/04 Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child (MULTI) 15th
16/04 World War Z (MULTI) 5th
20/04 Hitman: Contracts (MULTI) 20th
21/04 Super Mario Land (GB) 35th
21/04 Game Boy console (DMG) released 35th
21/04 Alleyway (GB) 35th
22/04 Crimson Tears (PS2) 20th
23/04 Mega Man Zero 3 (GBA) 20th
23/04 Mortal Kombat 11 (MULTI) 5th
25/04 River City Ransom (NES) 35th
28/04 Super Bomberman 2 (SNES) 30th
29/04 River City Girls Zero (SNES) 30th
29/04 Pikmin 2 (GC) 20th
30/04 Pokémon Stadium (Stadium 2 in JP) (N64) 25th
30/04 Child of Light (MULTI) 10th
April Head On (ARC) 45th
April Gokujo Parodius (ARC) 30th
April NBA Jam (MULTI) 30th


Official artwork from Street Fighter III with various different Street Fighter characters

May is a little quieter when it comes to big gaming anniversaries in 2024. The likes of Super Mario Bros. Deluxe on the Game Boy Colour, plus the likes of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Super Monaco GP. Other milestone anniversary games for May include the more recent Plants vs. Zombies, Watch Dogs and even the first beta version of Minecraft.

04/05 Red Dead Revolver (MULTI) 20th
05/05 Plants vs. Zombies (MULTI) 15th
06/05 Magic Carpet (MULTI) 30th
06/05 Midtown Madness (PC) 25th
10/05 King’s Quest (PCjr) 40th
10/05 Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (GBC) 25th
12/05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) 35th
12/05 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (ARC) 25th
19/05 Bionic Commando (MULTI) 15th
21/05 Oculus Quest released 5th
21/05 Beat Saber (MULTI) 5th
21/05 Team Sonic Racing (MULTI) 5th
24/05 Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA) 20th
25/05 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (MULTI) 20th
27/05 Watch Dogs (MULTI) 10th
May Super Monaco GP (ARC) 35th
May Grank Trak 10 (ARC) 50th
May PC-8000 series launches 45th
May Karate Champ (ARC) 40th
May Flicky (ARC) 40th
May Microsoft Flight Simulator 2.0 (PC) 40th
May Silicon & Synapse renamed Blizzard Entertainment 30th
May Minecraft – Initial beta 15th


Official Mario Golf artwork from the Nintendo 64 game. N64 Mario characters including Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser.

June starts off with the 15th anniversary of The Sims 3 and Sonic Advance 3 turning 20. Mario Golf and Donkey Kong 94 have gaming milestone anniversary dates during the month, too. Other highlights include the likes of Shovel Knight and Persona 2. Can you believe Super Mario Maker 2 turns 5 this year? Madness!

02/06 The Sims 3 (MULTI) 15th
02/06 Red Faction: Guerrilla (MULTI) 15th
05/06 Populous (AMIGA) 35th
07/06 Sonic Advance 3 (GBA) 20th
08/06 Ridge Racer 2 (ARC) 30th
11/06 Mario Golf (N64) 25th
14/06 Donkey Kong 94 (GB) 30th
17/06 Descent 3 (PC) 25th
17/06 Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2) 20th
18/06 Heavy Gear II (PC) 25th
19/06 Counter-Strike Beta Rollout (PC) 25th
22/06 Ape Escape (PS) 25th
24/06 Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PS) 25th
25/06 Driver (PS) 25th
25/06 Battlefield Heroes (PC) 15th
25/06 Google Cardboard released 10th
26/06 Shovel Knight (3DS) 10th
28/06 Super Game Boy accessory released 30th
28/06 Super Mario Maker 2 (NS) 5th
June Bomb Bee (ARC) 45th
June The Tower of Druaga (ARC) 40th
June Sabre Wulf (ZX) 40th
June Pipe Mania (AMIGA) 35th
June Theme Park (DOS) 30th


Close-up shot of Mario from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

When it comes to 2024 gaming anniversaries, July is definitely the quietest with only a small handful of milestone dates. We start the month with Zero Wing turning 40, joined closely by Darkstalkers. July also sees the likes of Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door and Gradius V turn 20, too!

01/07 Zero Wing (ARC) 35th
11/07 Dragon Quest IX (DS) 15th
12/07 Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (ARC) 30th
15/07 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2) 20th
20/07 Star Wars: TIE Fighter (DOS) 30th
22/07 Mega Man V (GB) 30th
22/07 Gradius V (PS2) 20th
22/07 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC) 20th
26/07 Fire Emblem: Three Houses (NS) 5th
27/07 Mother (FAMICOM) 35th
29/07 Digimon Rumble Arena 2 (PS2) 20th
July TIE Fighter (DOS) 30th
July The Jungle Book (MD/GENESIS) 30th


Earthbound anniversary artwork depicting various towns from the SNES game

August is also a fairly quiet month when it comes to big gaming anniversaries in 2024! However, there are big heavy hitters like Doom 3 and Earthworm Jim, plus the likes of the first Soulclibur game, too! August also sees milestone dates for Earthbound and the very first Need for Speed release.

02/08 Earthworm Jim (MULTI) 30th
03/08 Doom 3 (PC) 20th
05/08 R-Type II (ARC) 35th
05/08 Soulcalibur (DC) 25th
07/08 SteamWorld Dig (3DS) 10th
08/08 Five Nights at Freddy’s (MULTI) 10th
11/08 System Shock 2 (PC) 25th
12/08 P.T. (PS4) 10th
14/08 Sega Genesis released in the US 35th
16/08 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (PS) 25th
24/08 Metroid Prime: Trilogy (Wii) 15th
25/08 The King of Fighters ’94 (ARC) 30th
25/08 Batman: Arkham Asylum (MULTI) 15th
26/08 Zelda Game & Watch released 35th
27/08 EarthBound (SNES) 30th
29/08 TurboGrafx-16 released in the US 35th
31/08 The Need for Speed (3DO) 30th
31/08 Shadow Man (N64) 25th
Aug Lunar Lander (ARC) 45th
Aug Temple of Apshai (PET) 45th
Aug Dragon Quest / Dragon Warrior (US Release) 35th
Aug Battlecorps (SEGA CD) 30th


Official art of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Depicting a rural Pokemon town with sunset

As summer ends, the lists of 2024 gaming anniversary dates grow bigger! Some solid milestone releases this month to celebrate! The 25th anniversary of the Dreamcast in the US, plus some key dates for Pokemon fans too – Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver plus Pokémon Emerald having key anniversaries. September also includes Resident Evil 3 and Donkey Kong 3 join the fun!

01/09 Atari Lynx released in the US 35th
01/09 Guitar Hero 5 (MULTI) 15th
02/09 The Sims 4 (MULTI) 10th
03/09 Second Sight (MULTI) 20th
08/09 Burnout 3: Takedown (MULTI) 20th
08/09 Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (MULTI) 15th
09/09 Neo Geo CD released in the US 30th
09/09 SEGA Dreamcast released in the US 25th
09/09 NFL 2K (DC) 25th
09/09 Destiny (MULTI) 10th
10/09 Dragon Slayer (PC-8801) 40th
10/09 Wipeout 3 (PS) 25th
12/09 Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (DS) 15th
13/09 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 10th
13/09 Borderlands 3 (MULTI) 5th
14/09 Call of Duty: United Offensive (PC) 20th
14/09 The Sims 2 (PC) 20th
14/09 Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (PS2) 20th
14/09 Fable (XB) 20th
15/09 Need for Speed: Shift (MULTI) 15th
15/09 Galaxian (ARC) 45th
16/09 Pokémon Emerald (GBA) 20th
17/09 Flight Unlimited III (PC) 25th
20/09 Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) 10th
20/09 Nintendo Switch Lite released 5th
20/09 Untitled Goose Game (MULTI) 5th
20/09 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (NS) 5th
21/09 Star Wars: Battlefront (MULTI) 20th
22/09 System Shock (DOS) 30th
22/09 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS) 25th
22/09 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (PC) 25th
27/09 Age of Empires II (PC) 25th
28/09 Donkey Kong 3 (FAMICOM/NES) 40th
28/09 Homeworld (PC) 25th
28/09 Kingsley’s Adventure (PS) 25th
29/09 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (PS) 25th
30/09 Myst IV: Revelation 20th
30/09 FreeSpace 2 (PC) 25th
30/09 Forza Horizon 2 (XB) 10th
30/09 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (MULTI) 10th
Sep Balloon Fight (ARC) 40th
Sep S.T.U.N. Runner (ARC) 35th
Sep Master of Magic (DOS) 30th
Sep Puyo Puyo 2 (ARC) 30th
Sep Virtua Cop (ARC) 30th


Official artwork from Grand Theft Auto depicting a driving car in the classic GTA art style

Let’s kick off spooky month with the 40th anniversary of Devil World. There are quite a few big milestone gaming anniversary dates in the month – including the likes of Crash Team Racing, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Killer Instinct. Other big milestone releases for October include Nocturne, Point Blank and the original Bayonetta!

01/10 Seven Kingdoms II: The Fryhtan Wars (PC) 25th
02/10 Skylanders: Trap Team (MULTI) 10th
03/10 Prince of Persia (Apple II) 35th
04/10 Mortal Kombat: Deception (MULTI) 20th
04/10 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 (MULTI) 20th
05/10 Devil World (FAMICOM/NES) 40th
05/10 Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (PC) 20th
06/10 Alien: Isolation (MULTI) 10th
10/10 Doom II (DOS) 30th
11/10 Sega Rally Championship (ARC) 30th
11/10 Jet Force Gemini (N64) 25th
13/10 BloodRayne 2 (MULTI) 20th
13/10 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) 15th
14/10 The Evil Within (MULTI) 10th
15/10 Pac-Man World (PS) 25th
15/10 Disco Elysium (MULTI) 5th
16/10 Dead or Alive 2 (ARC) 25th
18/10 Clu Clu Land (FAMICOM/NES) 40th
18/10 Sonic & Knuckles (MD/GENESIS) 30th
19/10 Crash Team Racing (PS) 25th
20/10 Borderlands (MULTI) 15th
26/10 Grand Theft Auto Advance (GBA) 20th
26/10 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2) 20th
27/10 Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden (FAMICOM) 35th
27/10 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3) 15th
27/10 League of Legends (PC) 15th
28/10 Killer Instinct (ARC) 30th
28/10 Grand Theft Auto 2 (MULTI) 25th
28/10 Nocturne (PC) 25th
28/10 Mario Power Tennis (GC) 20th
29/10 Pac-Land (ARC) 40th
29/10 Rayman 2: The Great Escape (MULTI) 25th
29/10 Bayonetta (MULTI) 15th
31/10 Luigi’s Mansion 3 (NS) 5th
Oct Warrior (ARC) 45th
Oct Deus Ex Machina (ZX) 40th
Oct DuckTales (NES) 35th
Oct Vette! (DOS) 35th
Oct Cruis’n USA (ARC) 30th
Oct Point Blank (ARC) 30th


Official artwork from Donkey Kong Country on the SNES, showing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong swimming

As we creep up to the end of the year, let’s look at some more entries in our 2024 gaming anniversaries list. Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Theme Park World kick off the month with 25th anniversary dates. Joined by The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Halo 2 and the GameCube classic, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Other key dates include Metal Gear Solid 3 and Half-Life 2. Wrapping up November are two big Donkey Kong milestones – Donkey Kong 64 and Donkey Kong Country, plus the 25th anniversary for Pokémon Gold & Silver.

01/11 The Nomad Soul (PC) 25th
02/11 Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! (PS) 25th
02/11 Killzone (PS2) 20th
03/11 Theme Park World (PC) 25th
03/11 Dragon Age: Origins (MULTI) 15th
04/11 The Lion King (MULTI) 30th
04/11 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA) 20th
04/11 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (MULTI) 10th
04/11 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (MULTI) 10th
08/11 Septerra Core (PC) 25th
08/11 EverQuest II (PC) 20th
08/11 Death Stranding (PS4) 5th
09/11 Halo 2 (XB) 20th
09/11 Jak 3 (PS2) 20th
09/11 Need for Speed: Underground 2 (MULTI) 20th
10/11 Medal of Honor (PS) 25th
10/11 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MULTI) 15th
11/11 Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (GG) 30th
11/11 Age of Wonders (PC) 25th
11/11 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA) 20th
11/11 Assassin’s Creed Unity (MUTLI) 10th
12/11 New Super Mario Bros. Wii (WII) 15th
14/11 Sega 32X add-on released for Mega Drive/Genesis 30th
15/11 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (DOS) 30th
15/11 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC) 20th
15/11 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (MULTI) 5th
16/11 Tomorrow Never Dies (PS) 25th
16/11 Half-Life 2 (PC) 25th
17/11 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) 20th
17/11 Assassin’s Creed II (MULTI) 15th
17/11 Left 4 Dead 2 (MULTI) 15th
18/11 Chrono Cross (PS) 25th
18/11 The Longest Journey (PC) 25th
18/11 Mario Party 6 (GC) 20th
18/11 Viewtiful Joe 2 (MULTI) 20th
18/11 Dragon Age: Inquisition (MULTI) 10th
18/11 LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS3/4) 10th
19/11 Half-Life: Opposing Force (PC) 25th
19/11 Shenmue III (MULTI) 5th
21/11 Donkey Kong Country (SNES) 30th
21/11 Pokémon Gold & Silver (GBC) 25th
21/11 Nintendo DS released in the US 20th
21/11 Super Mario 64 DS (DS) 20th
21/11 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 10th
22/11 SEGA launches the Sega Saturn 30th
22/11 Unreal Tournament (PC) 25th
22/11 Donkey Kong 64 (N64) 25th
23/11 King’s Quest VII: The Princeless Bride (DOS) 30th
24/11 Kung-Fu Master (ARC) 40th
24/11 Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (PC) 25th
25/11 Final Fight (ARC) 35th
27/11 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2) 20th
28/11 Excitebike (FAMICOM/NES) 40th
Nov 1942 (ARC) 40th
Nov Speed Race (ARC) 50th
Nov Tank (Arcade) 50th
Nov Asteroids (ARC) 45th
Nov Tail Gunner (ARC) 45th
Nov Monaco GP (ARC) 45th
Nov Microvision handheld launches 45th
Nov Sheriff (ARC) 45th
Nov Knight Lore (ZX) 40th
Nov Power Glove launched for the NES 35th
Nov Leisure Suit Larry III (DOS) 35th
Nov Street Racer (MULTI) 30th
Nov Virtua Fighter 2 (ARC) 30th


Close-up of the Nintendo DS console

The final month in our 2024 gaming anniversaries list. There are quite a number of milestone dates, including The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Mario Party 2 and Shenmue. We also have the release of the Nintendo DS in Japan, which turns 20. Yes, 20, in 2004. The very first PlayStation console also turns a hearty 30 this year, too!

01/12 South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack (DC) 25th
02/12 The Revenge of Shinobi (MD/GENESIS) 35th
02/12 The Legend of Dragoon (PS) 25th
02/12 Quake III Arena (PC) 25th
02/12 Nintendo DS released in Japan 20th
03/12 Sony launches first PlayStation console 30th
07/12 It’s Mr. Pants (GBA) 20th
07/12 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) 15th
08/12 X-Men: Children of the Atom  (ARC) 30th
09/12 Tekken (ARC) 30th
11/12 Gran Turismo 2 (PS) 25th
11/12 Angry Birds (MOBILE) 15th
12/12 Planescape: Torment (PC) 25th
12/12 PlayStation Portable released in Japan 20th
13/12 Hydlide (PC-6001) 40th
15/12 Marble Madness (ARC) 40th
15/12 Bad News Baseball (FAMICOM/NES) 35th
15/12 Herzog Zwei (MD/GENESIS) 35th
15/12 Bonk’s Adventure (TG16) 35th
15/12 The Final Fantasy Legend (GB) 35th
16/12 Sword of Vermilion (MD/GENESIS) 35th
16/12 Mega Man X2 (SNES) 30th
16/12 King’s Field (PS1) 30th
17/12 Mario Party 2 (N64) 25th
20/12 Dragon Buster (ARC) 40th
21/12 Ys I & II (TG16) 35th
22/12 Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES) 35th
22/12 Badlands  (ARC) 35th
22/12 Batman: The Video Game (NES) 35th
22/12 Valkyrie Profile (PS) 25th
26/12 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) 15th
27/12 Heretic (DOS) 30th
28/12 Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) 20th
29/12 Shenmue (DC) 25th
30/12 Battlezone II: Combat Commander (PC) 25th
Dec Super Xevious (ARC) 40th
Dec Karateka (Apple II) 40th
Dec The Uncanny X-Men (NES) 35th
Dec Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (DOS) 30th
Dec Biker Mice from Mars (SNES) 30th
Dec ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron (MD/GENESIS) 30th


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1 comment

  1. Nightingale says:

    The first Titanfall turns 10 in March, i was surprised that it wasn’t in this list.

    January 18, 2024

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