2000 was also the year of many interesting and enjoyable video games. The best-selling console for a video game, PlayStation 2, was also released in 2000. After that, Microsoft joined the gaming console industry with the Xbox gaming platform. The best of 2000 video games are listed below to spark your thirst;
Developed by Neversoft and published by Activision, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2x is a single and multiplayer skating video game. It was released on September 20, 2000, for the platform. The game consists of numerous game modes. First is the career mode, in which the player must finish mission objectives; 2nd is a free-play mode in which the player can enjoy skating without completing any goal. The last is a multiplayer mode with a wide range of team matches.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo. It was published for the console Nintendo 64 on April 27, 2000. It was released globally in 2000 as the sixth primary installment of the series, The Legend of Zelda. It was the second game in the series to incorporate 3D visual effects.
3. Dues Ex
Deus Ex is an action-adventure role-playing video game published by Eidos Interactive and created by an ion storm. The first game release was on June 23, 2000, for Microsoft Windows. Then in 2002, the modified version of the game was published on the console, PlayStation 2.
4. The Sims
The Sims is a life simulated video game published on February 4, 2000, by Electronic Arts and developed by Maxis. It’s a replica of virtual everyday routine in a house in the suburbs in an imaginary town. It was released for the console Microsoft Windows on February 4, 2000, and Mac OS on July 25, 2000.
5. Banjo Tooie
Developed and published by Rare, Banjo Tooie is a single and multiplayer action-adventure video game. It was first released on November 20, 2000, for Nintendo 64. It was a game sequel of the Banjo-Kazooie. One of the 2000 video games, Bango Tooie, was the second game of that series.
6. Diablo II
Developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo II is an action-adventure PC video game. The multiplayer video game was first released on June 29, 2000, for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and macOS platforms. One of the best 2000 video games got an award in action role-playing nominees.
7. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
A Japanese role-playing video game, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, is an action role-playing video game. Developed by Heartbeat and ArtePiazza, the game was published on august 20, 2000, by Enix on PlayStation. Dragon Warrior VII had been an instant hit after release by selling 4.06 million copies by April 6, 2001.
8. Final Fantasy IX
Developed and published by Square, Final fantast IX is the ninth episode game of the Final Fantasy series. The action role-playing video game with single and multiplayer mode was first released on PlayStation on July 7, 2000. Final Fantasy IX is considered one of the greatest 2000 video games, with almost 5.5 million copies sold by 2016 in the whole world. The game was also awarded by Console RPG of the Year and the best interactive video game.
9. Metal Gear Solid
Developed and published by Konami, metal gear solid is an action-adventure, single or multiplayer stealth video game. It was released on April 24, 2000, for the game boy color, a console created by Nintendo.
10. Resident Evil – Code: Veronica
Resident Evil – Code: Veronica is a single-player horror video game created and published by Capcom. It was released on February 3, 2000, for the Dreamcast. It is a major game episode of the series Resident Evil published on a different platform, Dreamcast, other than PlayStation.
11. jet set radio
A simulation sports video game: Jet set radio is an action-adventure video game. Developed by Smilebit and published by Sega, the game was released on June 29, 2000, on the platform Dreamcast.
12. Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark is an action shooter video game developed and published by Rare. The game was first released on June 30, 2000, for Nintendo 64. Perfect Dark consists of some interesting game modes, such as campaign mode, in which the player must complete several stages to proceed through the plotline. Moreover, many multiplayer modes like a co-operative mode and standard online multiplayer setups with computer-controlled opponents.
13. Skies Of Arcadia
Skies of Arcadia is a single-player action role-playing video game developed by overworks. Sega first published it on October 5, 2000, for the Dreamcast console. It is referred to as one of the best 2000 video games for the Dreamcast console.
14. Vagrant Story
Developed and published by Square, Vagrant Story is an action-adventure role-playing video game. The game was first released for the PlayStation on February 10, 2000.
15. Medi Evil 2
The action-adventure game; Medi Evil 2 was developed by SCE Cambridge Studio and published by Sony Computer. It was released on April 21, 2000, for the PlayStation console. It is the second game episode and sequel of the series, Medi evil.
Single-player shooter game: Counterstrike was developed and published by Valve. It was first released on November 9, 2000, for Microsoft Windows. After that remake of the game was also released for Xbox, OS X, and Linux. It was the first game episode of the series counter strike.
17. Thief II
Thief II: The Metal Age is a single-person stealth shooter video game created by Looking Glass Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. For Microsoft Windows, its release was on March 21, 2000. It was the sequel of the Thief, and its foundation was based on it.
18. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a single-multi player, action role-playing video game with a sequel to Baldur’s Gate. Developed by BioWare and published by Interplay Entertainment, it was released for Microsoft Windows in September 2000.
19. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
developed by Westwood Pacific and collaborated with Westwood Studios for publication, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is a real-time strategy video game. On October 25, 2000, it was released for Microsoft Windows with single and multiplayer mode.
20. Icewind Dale
An action role-playing video game: Icewind dale, was developed by Black Isle Studios and released by Interplay Entertainment on June 29, 2000, for Windows. Icewind Dale had sold over 350,000 copies globally by early 2001. Then, By April, sales had crossed 400,000 copies, making it listed in one of the best 2000 video games.