- 1992 in video gaming
Namcoreleases "Suzuka 8 Hours", " Bakuretsu Quiz Ma-Q Dai Bouken", " Super World Stadium '92", " Super World Stadium '92 Gekitouban", " Final Lap 3", " F/A", " Cosmo Gang the Puzzle", " Exvania", " Super World Court", " Knuckle Heads", " Lucky and Wild" and " Air Combat".
Origin Systemsreleases " Ultima VII: The Black Gate" for the PC.
Midway Gamesreleases the "Mortal Kombat" arcade game, which features bloody "fatalities", digitized characters, and started a franchise of games and movies.
* August —
Segareleases the " Virtua Racing" arcade game, one of the first 3D polygonal racing games.
October 15— Sega releases the controversial " Night Trap" video game for the Mega-CDconsole.
* Blue Sky Productions releases "", the first ever first-person 3D CRPG.
id Softwarereleases " Wolfenstein 3D", credited with putting the first-person shootergenre for the PC on the map.
Nintendoreleases " Kirby's Dream Land" for the Game Boy, the first game featuring the character Kirby.
* Interplay publishes "Alone in the Dark", widely considered the first
Segapublishes " Sonic the Hedgehog 2" ( Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, Game Gear), which features the first appearance of Super Sonicand Miles "Tails" Prower.
Super Mario Kart" (Nintendo, Super Famicom/SNES), the first in the " Mario Kart" series, spawned the mascot/ go-kartsubgenre of racing games
* "" was released for the
Game Boy, introducing Warioto the Marioseries
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis" was released by LucasArts. It was considered one of the most advanced adventure games of the time and was a breakthrough for LucasArts' SCUMMgames
Dune II" was released by Westwood Studios, creating the template for the modern real-time strategygenre.
Virgin Gamespublishes " The 7th Guest", which becomes a best seller.
* Accolade publishes "
Star Control 2".
Variereleases " Super F1 Hero" on December 18 of this year. This game was made in collaboration with legendary Japanese Formula Onestar Satoru Nakajima.
JVCreleases the Wondermegaconsole in Japan, a Sega Mega Driveand Sega Mega-CDput into one console (later released as the X'eye in North America)
Philipsreleases the CD-imultimedia home console
Super Nintendo Entertainment Systemreleased in Europeand Australasia
Segareleases the Sega CD(an add-on for the Sega Genesis) in North America, almost a year after the equivalent Japanese launch
Taito Corporationcreates the Wowowhome console (unreleased)
TTI(Turbo Technologies Inc.) releases the TurboDuohome console
AtariGames Corp. v. Nintendoof America, Inc.
Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.
Activision(as Mediagenic) files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
* New companies:
Wow EntertainmentInc. (AM1), Humongous Entertainment
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