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Experts Tell Us the Best Dreamcast Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Dreamcast Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Sturmwind

This product was recommended by Dan Alder from Levvvel

I loved this game and it’s one of the best I played. It was fun and engaging from beginning to end. the graphics and backgrounds look marvelous especially through vga, and the soundtrack is excellent. There’s a lot of action and chaos on the screen and the boss battles are challenging and fun. What’s better is if they create a series to this or an addition to the line.

Headhunter

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

There aren’t many options for stealth action on the Dreamcast, but Headhunter scratches that itch nicely. You play as Jack Wade, a top-class bounty hunter who wakes up in hospital with an unfortunate case of amnesia. Learning that his former boss in the Anti-Crime Network has been killed, he sets out to solve both mysteries. The game does a great job of showing what the Dreamcast was capable of visually, and the award-winning soundtrack by Richard Jacques is just as impressive. Best of all, the plot has plenty of twists and turns that’ll keep you hooked to the very end.

Seaman

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

The Dreamcast is renowned for hosting some bizarre and innovative games, and this virtual pet game designed by Yoot Saito is one of the strangest. Seaman requires you to raise a fish with a human face, by ensuring that its tank is kept clean and appropriately warm, and interacting with it – which includes using the Dreamcast microphone to talk to it. Of course, the Seaman isn’t particularly pleasant to look at, and it can be rather condescending and outright insulting to converse with, but that’s all part of the game’s very weird charm. Oh, and Leonard Nimoy’s the narrator, too

Sonic Adventure (Sega Dreamcast)

This product was recommended by Katherine Brown from Spyic

This is one of my most loved dream cast games. Sonic Adventure is a platform game that requires players to explore open-world maps and complete various missions. I love the suspense created at each level. It’s fun to explore the maps and explore new missions. There are mini-games, skill levels, boss battles, and pop-up video cut scenes. Sonic Adventure is an action-adventure game with exploration elements.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

This product was recommended by Chris Matthews from Gamerabble

Dreamcast is still one of the all-time great gaming systems that never got its fair time in the spotlight. One of the greatest game to appear on the console was Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. This game added even more over-the-top frenetic energy to the fighting genre and an enormous roster of fighters from both Marvel Comics and Capcom Games(56) with 3 v 3 tag team battles, any individual fight gave near limitless variety and excitement to every match. To this day, people still hold competitions with this classic.

Evolution 2

This product was recommended by Emily Appelbaum from Family Destinations Guide

This is the sequel for the Evolution series that gain much popularity in it is first released for the Sega Dreamcast platform. I remember having fun playing this game being a fan of turn-based battle games. There’s so much to do here aside from fighting, you need to collect treasures and solve puzzles that will take you further into the game’s story. What I like most in turn-based battle games like this is how you can take advantage of the mechanics of the game to easily defeat enemies especially dungeon bosses that requires good analytical skills. This game also allows you to customize your character’s special abilitiesso that you can cater to their specific playstyle in order to utilize those abilities.

Bleam for Dreamcast

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

Got a rating of 8 on 10. The game allows the Dreamcast to apply the PlayStation ps1 original.

Ghost Blade

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

One among the best, with a rating of 4.3 on 5. You can use the ace n shoot the arcade. It had got a new elaborate scoring system too.

Resident Evil Code Veronica

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

Well, it goes around the story of Clarie, from resident evil 2. She was searching for his brother, whereas here it is about following her to Europe as she continues to explore an Umbrella headquarters.

Crazy Taxi

This product was recommended by Shaun Savage from Try Hard Guides

Crazy Taxi is one of the best and most fun games to play on the Sega Dreamcast. You will hop in your taxi cab and race to find your next fare. Once you have someone willing to get in your cab, you are off to the races to get them to their location as quickly as possible. To get to your destination, you will be looking for various shortcuts, and attempting to avoid obstacles. There’s a great soundtrack, and the driving gameplay is incredibly fun. You will find yourself losing hours just shuttling around customers!

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

This product was recommended by Tony Grenier from Instrumental Global

This is a game that is all about running and getting gold coins. This iconic game catches the eye of the player because of its fast-moving characters and colorful world background. This game has a lot of different storylines and not to mention its different game modes. It is a good multi-player game and it adds to the intensity of the game.

Soul Calibur

This product was recommended by Janice from SkyGenius

The beating game Soul Calibur is now one of the three most important Beat ’em Up series. The start of the series marked the first 3D fighting game in which the characters could smash their heads with different weapons. The varied weapons ensured that the game reflected an unprecedented variety of fighting styles. Especially since the range also had to be taken into account. In addition, the game ensured unprecedented freedom of movement within the arenas, as your movements were correctly reproduced in the depths of the room. Unique in this genre to date.

Shunme

This product was recommended by Janice from SkyGenius

Shenmue was praised to heaven even before it was released in 2000. The most expensive video game production of all time at the time should not disappoint in the end. With impressive technology and unprecedented freedom of play, the masterpiece around Ryo Hazuki played its way into the hearts of the players. The game was supposed to establish a new genre that represents the pioneer of today’s ubiquitous open-world games. Shenmue had mechanics that were appealing to all types of players. Starting with the cool fights, through exciting RPG elements, to the legendary forklift races. If you just wanted to make yourself comfortable, treat yourself to a cold lemonade near the arcade and take a seat in the arcade machines of the 1980s. The varied cutscenes also led to the quick-time events one that has become an indispensable part of games these days.

Virtua Tennis

This product was recommended by Janice from SkyGenius

Thanks to Virtua Tennis at Dreamcast, tennis games were finally fun. Compared to all previous downsizing of the sport around the yellow felt ball, Sega’s variant was characterized above all by its easy accessibility and ingenious playability. In addition, eight licensed tennis professionals made it into the game, all of whom came up with their own strengths and weaknesses. Virtua Tennis was a real fun grenade, especially in multiplayer mode against up to three friends.

Phantasy Star Online

This product was recommended by Janice from SkyGenius

As the first console game of its kind, the online role-playing game is doing pioneering work. With three varied character classes, each with four specializations, and a game world that was huge for the time, PSO had enough potential for hundreds of hours of fun. Not least thanks to automatic translations using predetermined parts of sentences, the title opened up online games to a significantly larger audience. Especially the randomly generated science-fiction world also came up with cool boss opponents and a captivating hack ‘n’ slay combat system.

Jet Set Radio

This product was recommended by Janice from SkyGenius

The Dreamcast is closely linked to unique and innovative game ideas. Of course, the cool jet set radio should not be missing. Take inline skates, add a good portion of graffiti, add cool fights against rival gangs, garnish the whole thing with the unique cel-shading graphic style that the title made popularly and you have one of the coolest videos games of all time In particular, the unique graphic style, for which the game has won countless prizes, has become an integral part of the history of video games and makes the arcade-heavy jet set radio a timeless masterpiece.

Skies of Arcadia

This product was recommended by Janice from SkyGenius

Role-playing games were few and far between at Dreamcast. In addition to the equally successful Grandia 2, the grandiose adventure Skies of Arcadia about the sky pirates has burned itself into our memories. With impressive battles on the ground and in the air and a gripping storyline, the RPG will at least remain unforgettable. Especially the unique and freely accessible airships and the possibility to build your own pirate hideout made Skies of Arcadia a very special experience. In addition, the title waited with countless hidden secrets and a cool title system in which we could make a name for ourselves as pirates of heaven.

Bomberman Online

This product was recommended by Jake Smith from Absolute Reg

Bomberman Online takes the classic arcade game to the next level with complex maps, new and exciting game mechanics, and online play. It has a single-player story mode that offers a great challenge, but the fun really starts when you play with your friends. Truly one of the highlights of the entire series!

Ikaruga

This product was recommended by Atish Ranjan from FeedBeater

The game was developed and published by Treasure in 2001. This is a unique shooting game that involves different stages and difficulty level of games. We recommend you to buy this game if you are interested in shooting games with good user interface and visual effects.

Maken X – Sega Dreamcast

This product was recommended by Yuuna Morishita from The Japanese Way

This game will be one of your favorites once you got it! The graphics of the characters of this game will blow your mind. I was impressed by the unique focus on attacks that happen in the game. Also, this game triggers the challenge and adventure desire inside your soul, for many reasons. First, even if you are a good player the latest stages are a challenge! Once you think that you finish the game a new brach just comes up with interesting modifications in storyline, and characters. Highly recommended.

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Written by Zak Parker

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