2001 was a very important year for video games. The Playstation 2 was released worldwide in 2001, the Nintendo Gamecube and the XBOX, the first Microsoft game console followed later in the year, but the Sega Dreamcast Production was stopped.

Big games like Final Fantasy X, Halo: Combat Evolved, Onimusha Warlords, Dead or Alive 3, Luigi’s Mansion, and Super Smash Bros Melee were released for the new consoles while the Dreamcast got Sonic Adventures 2 and Phantasy Star Online outside Japan. 

The PC got a ton of great games in 2001 like Baldurs Gate II, Black & White and Civilization III among others and the arcades got more fighting games like Tekken 4 and King of Fighters 2001.

Game characters like Master Chief from Halo, Tidus and Yuna from Final Fantasy X and Phoenix Wright are popular till today.

 

 

Video Game Characters first seen in 2001 featured on Game-Art-HQ

 

Angel-KOF

Angel

Anima

Anima

Auron

Auron

Christie (DOA)

Christie

Christie-Monteiro

Christie

Claude GTA

Claude

Cortana

Cortana

Craig Marduk

Craig Marduk

Dante

Dante

Felix

Felix

Ice-Climbers

Ice-Climbers

Igniz

Igniz

Ixion

Ixion

Jecht

Jecht

K9999

K9999

King Boo

King Boo

Lulu

Lulu

Master-Chief

Master Chief

May

Phoenix-Wright

Phoenix Wright

Raiden

Rouge-the-Bat

Rouge the Bat

Shadow-the-Hedgehog

Shadow

Shadow Hag

Steve Fox

Tidus-(FF)

Tidus

Wakka

Wakka

Yojimbo

Yuna

Yuna