Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List

Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List

2020 is here! As we leap forward into a new decade with new adventures, let’s take a look at some of the biggest classics. It’s all about the big video game anniversaries of 2020 – with a lot in store! From the devilish 10th anniversary of Bayonetta, to the mammoth 30th birthday of Final Fantasy, there’s a lot to celebrate this year!

So, why not tuck into our big video game anniversaries of 2020 list? Hopefully some of these key dates will help with your gaming content, videos, snaps & streams!

If there are any games, franchises or hardware missing from the list, do let us know!


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Mario Party

05-Jan Bayonetta (Multi) 10th
05-Jan Darksiders (Multi) 10th
10-Jan The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA) 15th
11-Jan Crazy Taxi (DC) 20th
11-Jan Resident Evil 4 (GC) 15th
13-Jan Bust-a-Move (SNES) 25th
19-Jan HuniePop (PC) 5th
20-Jan Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (Multi) 5th
20-Jan Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (Multi) 5th
23-Jan Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (DC) 20th
24-Jan Mario Party 2 (N64) 20th
26-Jan No More Heroes 2 (Wii) 10th
31-Jan The Sims (PC) 20th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Super Mario Bros 3

02-Feb Resident Evil – Code: Veronica (DC) 20th
02-Feb Star Trek Online (PC) 10th
03-Feb SpongeBob HeroPants (Multi) 5th
09-Feb BioShock 2 (Multi) 10th
10-Feb Vagrant Story (PS) 20th
12-Feb Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) 30th
13-Feb NEW Nintendo 3DS console released 5th
13-Feb The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) 5th
14-Feb Star Fox Assault (GC) 15th
16-Feb Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) 10th
16-Feb Ristar (MD/Genesis) 25th
17-Feb Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (Multi) 5th
18-Feb Pokémon Shuffle (3DS) 5th
20-Feb Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U) 5th
23-Feb Heavy Rain (PS3) 10th
23-Feb Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (Multi) 10th
24-Feb Dragon Ball XenoVerse (Multi) 5th
25-Feb Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Multi) 5th
27-Feb Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires 5th
28-Feb Fight Night Round 2 (Multi) 15th
29-Feb Dead or Alive 2 (DC) 20th
29-Feb Pokemon Stadium (N64) 20th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Chrono Trigger

01-Mar Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (Xbox) 15th
01-Mar Mega Man 10 (Wii) 10th
02-Mar Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Multi) 10th
02-Mar Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 (PC) 5th
02-Mar SpongeBob’s Boating Bash (Multi) 10th
05-Mar Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Multi) 5th
08-Mar First Nintendo World Championship 30th
09-Mar Final Fantasy XIII (Multi) 10th
09-Mar Yakuza 3 (PS3) 10th
10-Mar Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Multi) 5th
10-Mar Meteos (DS) 15th
10-Mar Panzer Dragoon (SAT) 25th
11-Mar Chrono Trigger (SNES) 25th
13-Mar Pokémon Dash (DS) 15th
14-Mar Mario’s Picross (GB) 25th
14-Mar Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (DS) 10th
15-Mar Silent Hunter III (PC) 15th
16-Mar Command & Conquer 4 (PC) 10th
16-Mar God of War III (PS3) 10th
16-Mar Infinite Space (DS) 10th
16-Mar Metro 2033 (Multi) 10th
16-Mar Resonance of Fate (Multi) 10th
17-Mar Battlefield Hardline (Multi) 5th
17-Mar Descent (PC) 25th
17-Mar Nintendo announces Switch console 5th
20-Mar Game Boy Play It Loud! Series launched 25th
21-Mar Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB) 25th
21-Mar Wario Land 3 (GBC) 20th
22-Mar God of War (PS2) 15th
23-Mar How to Train Your Dragon (Multi) 10th
23-Mar Red Steel 2 (Wii) 10th
23-Mar Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS) 10th
23-Mar Thief II (PC) 20th
24-Mar Mega Man 7 (SNES) 25th
28-Mar Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Multi) 15th
30-Mar Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (DC) 20th
31-Mar Tekken 5 (PS2) 15th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Zelda: Majora's Mask

01-Apr Snake’s Revenge: Metal Gear 2 (NES) 30th
05-Apr Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (Multi) 15th
08-Apr Pokémon Rumble World (3DS) 5th
13-Apr Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Multi) 10th
15-Apr Mortal Kombat 3 (ARC) 25th
19-Apr Psychonauts (Multi) 15th
20-Apr Fire Emblem – Japan (NES) 30th
23-Apr Satellaview released for SNES (Japan) 25th
26-Apr Guild Wars (Multi) 15th
27-Apr Nier (Multi) 10th
27-Apr Samba de Amigo (DC) 20th
27-Apr Super Street Fighter IV (Multi) 10th
27-Apr The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Japan (N64) 20th
28-Apr Super Bomberman 3 (SNES) 25th
30-Apr Excitebike 64 (N64) 20th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Super Mario Galaxy 2

01-May First E3 Expo held in LA, California 25th
01-May Pokémon Emerald (GBA) 15th
01-May Sega Saturn released in the US 25th
05-May Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Multi) 15th
05-May Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Multi) 5th
11-May Lost Planet 2 (Multi) 10th
18-May Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Multi) 10th
18-May Red Dead Redemption (Multi) 10th
19-May The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Multi) 5th
22-May Perfect Dark (N64) 20th
23-May Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) 10th
25-May Blur (Multi) 10th
28-May Bomberman 64: The Second Attack (N64) 20th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Earthbound / Mother 2

04-Jun Space Channel 5 (GC) 20th
05-Jun EarthBound / Mother 2 (SNES) 25th
10-Jun Xbox 360 S console released 10th
10-Jun Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) 10th
13-Jun Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS) 15th
17-Jun Deus Ex (PC) 20th
21-Jun Battlefield 2 (PC) 15th
21-Jun Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Multi) 15th
22-Jun Transformers: War for Cybertron (Multi) 10th
23-Jun Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS) 15th
23-Jun Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4) 5th
25-Jun Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition – Japan (3DS) 5th
29-Jun Diablo II (PC) 20th
29-Jun Jet Set Radio (DC) 20th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Final Fantasy

01-Jul Virtual Boy released in Japan 25th
07-Jul Final Fantasy IX (PS) 20th
07-Jul killer7 (Multi) 15th
11-Jul Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS) 10th
11-Jul Former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away 5th
12-Jul Final Fantasy (NES) 30th
12-Jul Virtua Tennis (DC) 20th
21-Jul Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES) 25th
21-Jul Mario Tennis (N64) 20th
27-Jul Dr. Mario (Multi) 30th
27-Jul Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (OC) 10th
29-Jul Worms 4 (Multi) 15th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Super Mario World

04-Aug Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (Multi) 15th
05-Aug Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) 25th
11-Aug Paper Mario (N64) 20th
17-Aug Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Multi) 10th
22-Aug Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS) 15th
22-Aug Nintendogs (DS) 15th
25-Aug Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS) 15th
29-Aug Mario Superstar Baseball (GC) 15th
30-Aug Spider-Man (Multi) 20th
31-Aug Castle Crashers (PS3) 10th
31-Aug Metroid: Other M (Wii) 10th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - PlayStation Release

01-Sep Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Multi) 5th
01-Sep PS1 console released in the US 25th
01-Sep Rayman (Multi) 25th
07-Sep Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (PSP) 10th
07-Sep Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Multi) 10th
10-Sep Super Mario Maker (Wii U) 5th
12-Sep Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS) 10th
13-Sep Burnout Revenge (Multi) 15th
14-Sep Halo: Reach (X360) 10th
14-Sep The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (Multi) 10th
15-Sep PlayStation Move launched 10th
18-Sep Pokémon Black and White – Japan (DS) 10th
19-Sep Game Boy Mico console launched (US) 15th
20-Sep Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (PS) 20th
21-Sep Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (PC) 20th
21-Sep Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (GBC) 20th
22-Sep Ultimate Spider-Man (Multi) 15th
26-Sep Another Code: Two Memories (DS) 15th
26-Sep Wing Commander (PC) 30th
28-Sep Mega Man 3 (NES) 30th
29-Sep PS1 console released in Europe 25th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Skies of Arcadia

01-Oct Game Gear Colour console released in Japan 30th
01-Oct Time Crisis (Arcade) 25th
03-Oct Wii Party (Wii) 10th
04-Oct Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (DS) 10th
04-Oct Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (DS) 10th
04-Oct Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (Multi) 10th
05-Oct Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Multi) 10th
05-Oct Skies of Arcadia (DC) 20th
11-Oct Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (Multi) 10th
12-Oct Medal of Honor Reboot (Multi) 10th
15-Oct The Secret of Monkey Island (PC) 30th
17-Oct Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) 10th
18-Oct F.E.A.R. (PC) 15th
18-Oct Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) 15th
19-Oct Fallout: New Vegas (Multi) 10th
23-Oct TimeSplitters (PS2) 20th
24-Oct Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix (GC) 15th
24-Oct Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP) 15th
24-Oct Mega Man Legends 2 (PS1) 20th
24-Oct Spyro: Year of the Dragon (PS) 20th
25-Oct Call of Duty 2 (Multi) 15th
25-Oct Civilization IV (PC) 15th
25-Oct Soul Calibur III (PS3) 15th
26-Oct Fable III (X360) 10th
26-Oct Rock Band 3 (Multi) 10th
26-Oct Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Multi) 10th
26-Oct Tekken Tag Tournament (PS2) 20th
30-Oct SSX (PS2) 20th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - SNES / Famicom Launch

01-Nov Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (Multi) 15th
02-Nov James Bond 007: Blood Stone (Multi) 10th
04-Nov Microsoft Kinect launched 10th
05-Nov GameFAQs website launched 25th
07-Nov Guitar Hero  (Multi) 15th
07-Nov Mario Party 7 (GC) 15th
08-Nov Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (PS2) 15th
09-Nov Call of Duty: Black Ops (Multi) 10th
09-Nov Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (Multi) 10th
10-Nov Fallout 4 (Multi) 5th
10-Nov Steam Machine released 5th
14-Nov Mario Kart DS (DS) 15th
16-Nov 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (Multi) 10th
16-Nov Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Multi) 10th
16-Nov Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Multi) 10th
16-Nov Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Multi) 15th
16-Nov Sonic Colors (Multi) 10th
17-Nov Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (X360) 10th
17-Nov Tomb Raider Chronicles (Multi) 20th
20-Nov Banjo-Tooie (N64) 20th
20-Nov Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES) 25th
21-Nov Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) 10th
21-Nov F-Zero – Japan (SNES) 30th
21-Nov SNES console launched in Japan 30th
21-Nov Super Mario World – Japan (SNES) 30th
22-Nov Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) 15th
22-Nov Xbox 360 console launched (US) 15th
24-Nov Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) 10th
24-Nov Nintendo reveals N64 at Spaceworld, Japan 25th
29-Nov Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS) 10th
30-Nov Epic Mickey (Wii) 10th
30-Nov Sega Mega Drive released in Europe 30th
30-Nov Super Meat Boy (PC) 10th


Big Video Game Anniversaries of 2020 List - Pokemon Crystal

01-Dec Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (SNES) 25th
01-Dec Final Fight 3 (SNES) 25th
01-Dec Worms (Amiga) 25th
05-Dec Mario Tennis: Power Tour (DS) 15th
05-Dec Super Mario Strikers (GC) 15th
05-Dec Xbox 360 console launched (EU) 15th
07-Dec Mario Party 3 – Japan (N64) 20th
07-Dec World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (PC) 10th
09-Dec Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (PC) 25th
14-Dec Commander Keen (PC) 30th
14-Dec Pokémon Crystal – Japan (GBC) 20th
15-Dec Tales of Phantasia (SNES) 25th
21-Dec Phantasy Star Online (DC) 20th
22-Dec Kingdom Hearts II (PS2) 15th
22-Dec Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2) 15th
29-Dec Dead or Alive 4 (X360) 15th

Big video game anniversaries of 2020 – Game Highlights

I feel old! Some games feel as if they came out yesterday, but these iconic gems were released over a decade ago. Nintendo greats like Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns and even Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver turn 10 this year.

Some of the other big video game anniversaries of 2020 include the 25th anniversary of iconic SNES RPGs EarthBound and Chrono Trigger ­– two adventures that cemented their place in turn-based history. Enjoy destroying friendships with multiplayer party games? Pokemon Stadium turns 20 this year. That’s right, we lept over hurdles with rattata two decades ago.

This year we’re also celebrating franchises that started something new. Year 2000 was all about the simulation. Two greats – Virtua Tennis and Mario Tennis made their debut 20 years ago, joined by the life simulator – The Sims.

Of course, it’s great to dive right back through the years, but what about more-recent hits? The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Super Mario Maker and Fallout 4 turn 5. Awww, so young!

Big video game anniversaries of 2020 – Console Releases

Of course, gaming is all about the games! But 2020 will also be a year for celebrating big console birthdays! The Mega Drive and SNES hit big milestones, as well as the Virtua Boy and PS1 console!

Sources: imdb, wikipedia, funstockretro


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