5 Great Sega Dreamcast Games - IMPLANTgames

5 Great Sega Dreamcast Games - IMPLANTgames

Since it’s release in 1999, the Sega Dreamcast has remained my favorite game console of all time. Sega was at their creative peak with a never ending stream of awesome new games, arcade ports were still relevant with simple, yet fun, gameplay mechanics. And the Dreamcast enjoyed a massive technical leap over the competition for an entire year.

To celebrate the awesome that was, on today’s episode of 5 Games, we are going to take a look at 5 great games for the Sega Dreamcast.

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Five 60 FPS Dreamcast Games

Five 60 FPS Dreamcast Games

For many, the Sega Dreamcast remains the greatest game console of all time. Sega was at their creative peak with a never ending stream of awesome new games, the console ushered in online gaming for many, and the graphical capabilities were a massive leap above the generation of systems before it.

In addition to a true 480p resolution, the Dreamcast also raised the bar in terms of frame rate, with a ton of games featuring buttery smooth, 60 frames per second, gameplay. On today’s episode of 5 games, we are going to look at 5 such titles.

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Video Review: 4x4 Evolution (Sega Dreamcast)

Video Review: 4x4 Evolution (Sega Dreamcast)

4x4 Evolution is an off-road racing game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Gathering of Developers for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. The game was revolutionary for its day, allowing online cross platform play with the Dreamcast, PC and Mac, thanks to Sega’s support of the Windows CE operating system.

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Retro Face/Off: Daytona USA (Saturn/Dreamcast)

Retro Face/Off: Daytona USA (Saturn/Dreamcast)

Daytona USA is a racing game developed by AM2 and originally released in arcades in 1994. The game was a massive success, and it still isn’t hard to stumble upon working units at bowling alleys, campgrounds, and laundromats, despite the fact arcades are all but dead in North America. It’s a testament to just how popular and timeless the game truly is.

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Video Review: Shenmue (Sega Dreamcast)

Video Review: Shenmue (Sega Dreamcast)

With Sony's North American launch of the PlayStation 2 having supply issues, Shenmue was Sega's last chance to save it's failing hardware business. The burden placed on Shenmue to be successful, and save the company, was immense. There will never be another game with so much pressure behind it.
 
Under these circumstances, Shenmue was released to North American gamers in the winter of 2000.

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Video Review: ChuChu Rocket (Sega Dreamcast)

Video Review: ChuChu Rocket (Sega Dreamcast)

ChuChu Rocket was Sonic Team’s second title released for the Sega Dreamcast, and the first Dreamcast game allowing online multiplayer, thanks to it's built-in modem.

The reason ChuChu Rocket was so critically acclaimed back in 2000 was the multiplayer, both local and online. In many ways, Sonic Team was able to capture the magic of many popular Nintendo 64 games, which were often better with 4 players huddled around the television.

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Video Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Dreamcast)

Video Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Dreamcast)

Sonic Adventure 2 was released in the summer of 2001, a few months after Sega announced they were discontinuing the Dreamcast and becoming a third party developer.
 
Sonic Adventure 2 was met with high acclaim upon release, with the press and gamers alike proclaiming it one of the best Dreamcast games, ever. A swan song of sorts.

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