The Dreamcast was the successor to the Sega Saturn and Sega’s fifth and final gaming console. It was truly sad to see Sega quit the hardware business, especially with how impressive and polished the Dreamcast was. The Dreamcast eventually met its demise with the launch of the Playstation 2. They simply couldn’t compete with Sony’s library and market growth.
There were some truly fantastic games found on this console and it came with one of the best controllers to this day in my opinion. These factors make it highly collectible. The console and its games go for big bucks presently. Today we want to take a look at our Top 5 Dreamcast Games.
5. Crazy Taxi – This racer screeched on to the Sega Dreamcast and quickly became a favorite for many owners. Players had to rack up the mega-bucks in fares and tips before the timer stopped. It was an insane race against the clock through busy streets, steep hills and back alleys. To keep that meter collecting cash, players had to take the fastest route possible which made the ride…crazy. This meant driving down one-way streets, launching off rooftops and breaking just about every traffic law known to man. This is what made Crazy Taxi such a joy ride for gamers.
4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica – Arguably one of the best entries in this third-person survival horror series, Code Veronica centers around Claire Redfield who is now in search of her missing brother, Chris. To her horror, she discovers Umbrella Corporation’s insidious activities are not isolated to the remote, mid-western city. No. Something much larger is going on here. Flesh-eating zombies and horrific beasts haunt Claire’s every move. Just how far does this twisted conspiracy extend? What is Umbrella Corporation really up to? And who is behind this bio-tech terror? Code Veronica scared gamers like never before with its vibrant graphics and thrilling gameplay.
3. NFL 2K – I’m not even a big football fan but this game was just plain fun. It didn’t hurt that from a far, replays looked amazingly real. The controls were finely tuned and being able to select your plays on the memory card was really cool and prevented your friend from getting a sneak peek at your defense or offense. More than 1,300 motion-captured moves, shot with pro players, referees and stuntmen, were used to make the most realistic sports game of its time. This was a dream come true at launch for sports fans.
2. Soul Calibur – The second game in the Soul series of fighting games, Soul Calibur was developed and produced by Namco. Soul Calibur was ported to and released for the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 with amazing graphics and new features. It was instantly a huge hit. It became one of the best-selling Dreamcast titles of all time. The Sega Dreamcast port is quite often regarded as one of the greatest fighting games of all time.
1. The House of the Dead 2 – Fast thrilling gameplay filled with zombies and creepy atmosphere is one way to describe The House of the Dead 2. Players had to be quick and precise with their light gun in taking out the zombie horde while keeping their eyes open for power-ups and upgrades. Gamers had several modes to choose from including Arcade, Original, Training, Boss, and Ranking. This first-person on-rails shooter was a must for any Dreamcast owner. It was tons of fun, challenging and highly addictive to play.