Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. StephanieS.
    May 18, 2002
    10
    How the hell would a great game like this get rated so badly!!?? Well, the controls could be better my ass, your a dolphin. HELLO!!!! I mean, any game that you con be and control a dolphin has to be damn good. You can do flips out of the water!! Holy SH*T!!!
  2. AndreaF.
    May 7, 2002
    7
    This game has outstanding graphics and sound, along with imaginative puzzles and unique ideas. However, the camera angles trip you up and the control is somewhat off. Also it is not very difficult to finish.
  3. PhilS.
    Oct 5, 2001
    8
    The game could be more clear about what you are suposed to do to get to the next level.
  4. Joe
    Aug 21, 2001
    10
    Every bit as good as the old version.
  5. Jen
    Jun 26, 2001
    5
    Although the graphics are wonderful, the gameplay itself isn't really that impressive. The camera angles are bad and the handling could have been better.

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#16 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
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#2 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. CheckOut
    70
    A graphical dream stuck in a gameplay nightmare.
  2. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    A beautiful game that comes close to "classic" status, but doesn't quite deliver.
  3. Dreamcast HQ
    70
    And while the game itself is straightforward in gameplay, the difficulty of the puzzles are almost outrageous.