Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. With only a few camera issues to stomach and a raised eyebrow given to the level of difficulty (especially in later stages), Ecco's 25+ stages of fluid, gorgeous gameplay show it has the brawn to back up its beauty.
  2. With only a few camera issues to stomach and a raised eyebrow given to the level of difficulty (especially in later stages), Ecco's 25+ stages of fluid, gorgeous gameplay show it has the brawn to back up its beauty.
  3. 100
    A game with a porpoise, and that porpoise is to entertain the witty and insightful gamer. This is not a fishy fighting game.
  4. 100
    A game with a porpoise, and that porpoise is to entertain the witty and insightful gamer. This is not a fishy fighting game.
  5. 100
    It is rare that a game this difficult can be this entertaining, but Ecco delivers the goods with a huge splash.
  6. 100
    It is rare that a game this difficult can be this entertaining, but Ecco delivers the goods with a huge splash.
  7. From the moment the title screens blinks on your television, to the time you finally force yourself to slap your dorsal fin on the "off" switch, you're bombarded with brilliance and visual splendor the likes we've haven't seen in ages.
  8. From the moment the title screens blinks on your television, to the time you finally force yourself to slap your dorsal fin on the "off" switch, you're bombarded with brilliance and visual splendor the likes we've haven't seen in ages.
  9. The best-looking game I have seen in a long while and it combines that with a great main character, an engaging story and fabulous locations.
  10. The best-looking game I have seen in a long while and it combines that with a great main character, an engaging story and fabulous locations.
  11. 92
    The audio is wonderful and matches the graphics, though the storyline is fairly pointless, and there's a certain childlike quality to it that could annoy but was fine with me.
  12. 92
    The audio is wonderful and matches the graphics, though the storyline is fairly pointless, and there's a certain childlike quality to it that could annoy but was fine with me.
  13. From the first instant that this GD-ROM starts spinning until the final level is finished, Ecco's gorgeous graphics, amazing soundtrack, and unique premise will captivate players.
  14. From the first instant that this GD-ROM starts spinning until the final level is finished, Ecco's gorgeous graphics, amazing soundtrack, and unique premise will captivate players.
  15. It's absorbing, beautiful, plays well, and will provide many, many hours of adventuring.
  16. 91
    It's absorbing, beautiful, plays well, and will provide many, many hours of adventuring.
  17. If there was one thing that I had to moan about, it would be the story which involves Humans and Dolphins travelling outer space in little bubbles, until an evil alien species invades the earth and it's up to Ecco to save the day whilst the rest our up in space...
  18. If there was one thing that I had to moan about, it would be the story which involves Humans and Dolphins travelling outer space in little bubbles, until an evil alien species invades the earth and it's up to Ecco to save the day whilst the rest our up in space...
  19. 89
    There's still much to do, and with some patience and an appreciation of exploration, "Ecco the Dolphin" can end up more fun than a barrel of sea monkeys.
  20. 89
    There's still much to do, and with some patience and an appreciation of exploration, "Ecco the Dolphin" can end up more fun than a barrel of sea monkeys.
  21. If you like solving riddles and whatnot, "Ecco" can be a very enjoyable experience. If you don't, then you may want to simply give the game a rent and see what you think of it.
  22. If you like solving riddles and whatnot, "Ecco" can be a very enjoyable experience. If you don't, then you may want to simply give the game a rent and see what you think of it.

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