Poor animation and basic gameplay, but this oldie still kind of managed to make the cut. Clearly outdated by today's standards, but it must hold a place in some people's hearts, if only for its gory nature.
Most people thought it was too short and some other people thought it was rather poor looking. They might have a point, but that doesn't change the fact that its sheer fun factor cannot be beaten. Pick it up and have a good time.
F1 WORLD GRAND PRIX for Dreamcast
A quality version of this F1 game. Video System did a good job supplying Dreamcast owners with more than just a spruced up N64 version. Apart from the far too sensitive steering system there's little wrong with it, it's just that its sequel rendered this one kinda obsolete.
Its graphics are rather outdated and generally it's little more than a very basic hack and slash, but Gauntlet Legends is great fun in multiplayer and has enough levels, bosses and secret rooms to keep you entertained for weeks.
KISS: PSYCHO CIRCUS
I always felt this game looked rather good; it's running on a solid engine with little glitching and generally clean texturing. It's just that there was little thought put into the levels, that look good, but generally offer little more than the endless slaying of those annoying crab creatures.
A terribly underrated action game. Sure, it's rather tough to get into, but persevere and you'll gradually start to love this game. Its multiplayer mode is a blast and not to be missed.
SEGA RALLY 2
This poor PAL conversion hardly made the impact its Saturn prequel once did. The framerate is poor, the steering system just doesn't feel right and the lack of any online multiplayer functions is another sad omission. With MSR, Ferrari F-355 Challenge, 4 Wheel Thunder, V-Rally 2 and Vanishing Point around..well..
Stomping around the city with a big battle-robot may seem like fun, but this game isn't all that good. The single player mode gets dull rather quickly and the multiplayer mode just ain't fun (the poor multiplayer level design doesn't help either). Give it a miss, I'd say.
Seen by many as one of the few quality Sonic games in 3D. There's a 'feel good' vibe to the game that most people must have liked. Apart from that it contained some incredible scripted scenes (remember the Orca?) and a new level of speed sensation and freedom. Question is; does it all hold up these days? The answer is; pretty much.
SONIC ADVENTURE 2
Better levels (although the Knuckles / Rouge ones got major amounts of flak for being too dull), a cool ranking system, plenty of unlockables and some very enjoyable multiplayer games.
In my opinion these all push SA2 slightly over SA1.
STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 3
I was a little disappointed with this one. It's got plenty of characters and modes of play, but somehow it just doesn't feel right. If you got the money get the 4MB-RAM enhanced Saturn version instead.
Compared to the wealth of golf games on the Saturn, you'd be surprised to find this was one of your few Dreamcast options. Thankfully, it's pretty good, with decent graphics, several modes of play and a bonus croquet game. An append disc with more courses (like in Japan) wouldn't have hurt, though.
A much overlooked racer, this. Vanishing point offers plenty of cars, a good selection of tracks and -perhaps its best bit- a stunt driver mode, that (unlikely the ones found in most other games) actually is great fun. Its tournament mode (the main thing) can be rather frustrating but there's little else to moan about.
Prior to the Dreamcast launch this looked like one of the hottest projects around. In the end it sadly turned out to be a limited racer with a poor sensation of speed. There's plenty of content in the form of tracks, moves and challenges but most of them were poorly executed.
VIRTUA FIGHTER 3TB
We waited ages for a Saturn version and because that never happened, this Dreamcast version became a case of 'too little too late'. Next to Soul Calibur it looks ever so basic, graphic and gameplay-wise.
VIRTUA STRIKER 2
Weeeell, bit of a tough one, this. I spent many happy hours playing this game in the arcade, but with recent (still flawed) versions of FIFA and PES around, I'm inclined to say; time to move on. If you want to play a Dreamcast football game my game of choice would be 90 minutes.
'A good looking but incredibly frustrating racing game' would sum Wacky Races up nicely. It racers, tracks and power-ups are all well thought-out and look great but your fun is often spoiled by the unfairness of it all (especially the cheating CPU). If you like a tough challenge then perhaps this is the game for you.
WALT DISNEY WORLD QUEST: MAGICAL RACING TOUR
Another 'fun' racer. Cute characters? Check. Snow/Castle/Western tracks? Check. Cheating AI 'that always keeps up no matter how hard you hit them'? Check. Those legendary Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy? Err..no. Not as bad as you might think, but get Looney Tunes Space race or Wacky Races instead.
Content wise the Dreamcast version of Worms Armageddon was spot-on. It were the annoying loading times, clumsy interface and painfully slow AI movement that made this into one of the poorest versions of Worms around. Get Worms World Party instead.
With a combination of fighting, shooting and gore you'd say Zombie
Revenge would be a sure-fire hit. Sadly, the game's crazy difficulty level mars an otherwise fine game. There's a cool House of the Dead level in there, but good luck making it that far..