To commemorate the Sega Dreamcast's 10th anniversary, I thought I needed to do something a little special.
Listed below, you will find 10 of the best Dreamcast games ever released. Some are certainly better than others (I'll let you decide on that), but they all hold a special place in my gaming heart. And I'm willing to bet they might hold a special place in yours.
Let's take a look.
Jet Grind Radio Jet Grind Radio seems one of the most unique games released for the Dreamcast.
Using a cell-shaded design that fits perfectly with the game's story, you're a rollerblading graffiti gang member who wants to tell everyone in the city who is in charge. To do so, you need to cruise around town and "tag" the streets.
Why I love it: Jet Grind Radio, like many of the games I loved from the Dreamcast days, offered a unique idea that gamers responded well to. It was fun and willing to "push the envelope" a little. That should be commended.
NFL 2K1 NFL 2K1 was one of the best football games ever released. It featured outstanding visuals for its time, the controls were great, and the gameplay was even better. It provided me with the most exciting football experience of its time.
Why I love it: When the NFL 2K series was in its prime, I forgot about the Madden series. Yes, it was that good. Today, we're stuck with Madden. And each time I hike the ball in Madden NFL 10, I'm left wondering what the NFL 2K series would look like today. Hmm.
Phantasy Star Online If you never played Phantasy Star Online, you missed out on one of the most compelling games ever released for the Dreamcast.
Phantasy Star Online was the first online home console game ever released. The title allowed gamers to hack and slash their way through the story, while partnering up with gamers across the Web.
Overall, the game's online experience wasn't great compared to what we have today, but it started the online-gaming era. It should be commended for that.
Why I love it: The game's story was good, but just being able to hook up to the Web and play with others online was an incredible feat at the time. It was my entree into the online-gaming world.… Read more