• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2011
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    83
    It's a little small, and most of it is available individually through XBLA or Steam, but what's here is gold.
  2. May 23, 2011
    79
    The four games in this collection may not be the most famous out of the Dreamcast line-up, but they cover a broad field of game types. If you can overlook the awful main menu, you get a lot of good games for just a few bucks.
  3. Feb 28, 2011
    70
    It's a decent collection if you've never owned the system, with plenty of Achievements and nostalgic value for everyone else. However, it could've been so much more. This isn't a dedicated gift, it's almost the equivalent of a mildly tasteful fruitcake.
  4. Feb 23, 2011
    70
    Like I mentioned earlier, don't expect anything here in terms of features. This disc is truly just an excuse to sell these titles at retail.
  5. Mar 14, 2011
    68
    Dreamcast Collection is a fun way to think about past times. The only drawback is that these are not the best games in Sega's portfolio and that not all of them aged really well.
  6. Mar 4, 2011
    65
    After all these years, Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5: Part 2 and SEGA Bass Fishing are still pretty good. It's a shame that some of the games have a lot of mistakes in them due to their old age. But for only 29,98 Euro you can buy yourself a piece of history.
  7. Mar 2, 2011
    65
    The Dreamcast Collection makes us appreciate the previously released Mega Drive Collection all the more, though not to be scoffed at, it contains four of the Sega Dreamcast's classic titles, and is no doubt an essential purchase for Sega fans without Xbox Live access.
  8. Apr 4, 2011
    60
    The lack of extras and choice of games makes this harder for me to recommend than I would like to. The fact that you get four reasonably good games in one package is nice, but knowing the size of these games there is no reason why between 6 and 8 games could not be included in a compilation.
  9. Apr 1, 2011
    60
    There's also the point that you'll need to put the disc in every single time you play, whereas if you grab each game from the Marketplace, it sits on your hard drive and can be booted sans-disc.
  10. Apr 1, 2011
    60
    If this is your only Dreamcast experience, you'll wonder what all the fuss was about. [May 2011, p.93]
  11. Mar 16, 2011
    60
    While it would be easy to slam this Collection due to all of its alterations and lack of optimization, the very fact that these games are on a disc instead of being lost to the digital download ether is a huge plus in its favor. If you still own a Dreamcast or have the means to get one (they're cheap and the games featured on this disc, aside from SC5:2, are even cheaper), this title is hardly the best option unless you're a fan of saving work and consolidating game collections.
  12. Mar 8, 2011
    60
    Dreamcast fan would be honestly sad about this compilation, once again SEGA puts a couple of game released everywhere, lastly on XBLA and PSN, such as Sonic and Crazy Taxi. There are a lot of old SEGA IPs to rediscover but it seems that it's never going to happen.
  13. Mar 4, 2011
    60
    Two great and two...not-so-great moments from SEGAs gaming history are included in this package. Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi surely worth the money, but it is clear that this collection was in need of some more well-known and loved games.
  14. Feb 27, 2011
    56
    The disc's overall presentation values are terrible but this is currently the only way to play Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5: Part 2 on your 360.
  15. 55
    Though the compilation's $30 price is alluring, gamers' found memories would probably serve them just as well. [May 2011, p.79]
  16. Feb 27, 2011
    54
    Dreamcast Sampler would have been a more apt title. After putting together the wonderful Ultimate Genesis Collection and the stellar Sega Ages line, it's hard not to feel like Sega dropped the ball with Dreamcast Collection.
  17. Apr 11, 2011
    50
    The lack of actual Dreamcast versions, the utterly pointless inclusion of Sega Bass Fishing, the nonexistent nostalgic extras and the lack of effort in presentation all make Dreamcast Collection an unfaithful representation of the glorious Dreamcast era.
  18. Mar 31, 2011
    50
    The fact this is the best SEGA can come up with after years of waiting for Dreamcast re-releases does not say much for the publisher's ability to evaluate the worth of its own back catalogue.
  19. Mar 30, 2011
    50
    At the current price, this is a horrendous deal. [Issue#70, p.92]
  20. Mar 24, 2011
    50
    Simply grab them each separately (preferably when they each appear in the inevitable sale), and your life will be a whole lot more fulfilled.
  21. Mar 23, 2011
    50
    A weird and over-priced collection with a strange selection of "classics". Nothing has been done to polish the games up, either.
  22. Mar 15, 2011
    50
    Although the quality of at least three of the four games included is unquestionable, the Dreamcast Collection suffers from the lack of a real optimization, especially from a technical standpoint, that disfigures in comparison with many other recent remakes.
  23. Mar 9, 2011
    50
    Where's Jet Grind Radio or House of the Dead 2? Where's Phantasy Star Online or Virtual On? Sonic Adventure is not the best the Dreamcast had to offer, not by a long shot.
  24. Apr 17, 2011
    40
    A really sad collection that's just trying to milk money out of the Dreamcast brand and nostalgia.
  25. Apr 7, 2011
    40
    Dreamcast Collection is an odd hodge-podge of games. Sonic Adventure is nearly unplayable, while Sega Bass Fishing is simply boring. The remaining games, Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Crazy Taxi, are not strong enough elevate this collection by themselves.
  26. Mar 14, 2011
    40
    A really small collection without any of the greatest Dreamcast Games. Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Crazy Taxi may be interesting if you haven't played them before (or the far superior sequels to Crazy Taxi). But they good games are cheaper to buy via Xbox Live Arcade directly instead.
  27. Mar 11, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
  28. Mar 8, 2011
    40
    Overall, the Dreamcast Collection is best left to the bargain bins and flea markets. While it is enjoyable to go down memory lane one last time, this Dreamcast Collection is anything but a definitive Dreamcast Collection.
  29. Mar 30, 2011
    33
    A lazy, irritating, muddled mess of a package. Despite a degree of enjoyment to be found in the serene arena of Sega Bass Fishing, none of the four games on offer have any right being here.
  30. Mar 4, 2011
    30
    Quotation forthcoming.
  31. Mar 22, 2011
    25
    With the Dreamcast Collection, Sega finds yet another way to disappoint their fans. Instead of releasing a comprehensive disc full of must-own games, this once-mighty company chooses four games at random. Throw in some questionable design decisions (like not being able to switch games without exiting the disc) and you have one of the worst compilations I've played in years!
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. Feb 26, 2011
    0
    Way to make a good first impression, Sega. 4 games- two of which are already on xbla/psn, a sequel to a series no one in north america has played before, and....a fishing game. Without the fishing controller that made it fun (at the time). Of all the awesome DC games that Sega made they choose these. Pathetic. Full Review »
  2. Aug 15, 2011
    0
    How can Sega call four games a collection? How can this represent the amazing feat that was the Sega Dreamcast?
    To release content that was
    already available on XBLA was either an incredibly stupid move or a greedy one. Lets hope that Sega rectifes this abomination and gives us something that will truey give this console the great respect it deserves. Full Review »
  3. Jul 16, 2012
    4
    Ugh. This was such a goddamn let down. The games on them were great, sure. But the fact that the ONLY new thing on the ENTIRE DISC was a crappy menu with low-res backgrounds and rehashed music was a real kick to where you find it hurts. There's not even any new achievements. They all have their XBLA achievements, and Crazy Taxi has the same awards. I thought I was just thinking oddly, but when I got bored of SEGA Bass Fishing I wanted to quit and try another. Only thing is; quitting a game quits the DISC. That's when it hit me - these games ARE their XBLA titles. Not even a single new thing, just a menu. A downright **** one.

    If you can't get the internet, and you want some XBLA goodness, give this a shot. You MIGHT enjoy a couple of these games.

    If you have Xbox Live; get those instead!
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