Planet Dreamcast's Scores

  • Games
For 105 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 95 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 20 Sno-Cross Championship Racing
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 105
  2. Negative: 9 out of 105
105 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics, particularly the character models and animation, are stunning. The fighting is both strategic and intense, fun to watch and fun to play.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the second you turn on your Dreamcast, you'll realize you're stepping into a game world like no other, and you may never want to leave.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the niggling flaws (mostly carried over from the PC version), Quake III Arena is a first-rate title for the Dreamcast, and probably the best PC-to-console FPS port yet.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With it's innovative full 24-hour racing mode, beautiful graphics, solid control, and tons of details, Le Mans finds itself in the company of the finest racers gamers have ever seen.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you do plan on going online with NBA 2k2 keep in mind that it might be convenient to have a Dreamcast keyboard handy, when setting up a game. It makes communication much easier.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A phenomenal game. The controls are easy to learn but offer enough depth to satisfy the most hard-core sports gamer. Graphically, the game is stunning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's going to be a long time until Capcom, or anyone else, manages to top it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a sequel that improves on the original and gives experienced players a reason to shell out another $40, Tennis 2K2 is a smashing success. I think I just made a tennis pun, but I'm not sure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It picks up from where "Quake III Arena" left off in terms of AI, on-line capabilities, and graphics
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're satisfied with updated rosters, win-loss records online, and some tweaks to an already excellent AI, this is the game for you. If you were expecting NFL2k2 to go out with the mother of all bangs on the Dreamcast, you may be mildly disappointed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The battle system surpasses that of any other RPG on the market, and you'll be going out of your way to hunt down innocent little monsters and deliver them to their final reward.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a must-have if you bust your Dreamcast out at parties, but not a must-have for everyone's collection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that you must have this game. Even though it has a light story, even though it doesn't have much to offer solo players, PSO is a brilliant game--and what's more, it's a promise of amazing things to come in the Dreamcast's final days and in Sega's new future.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is without a doubt one of the best 3D platformers I have ever played on the Dreamcast, or on any other console for that matter.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I loved Shenmue. But as great as I thought that game was, nothing could have prepared me for Shenmue II.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With UFC, I experienced a sub-par game with great graphics and a main menu that you get to see a whole lot of.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bizarre neglected to focus on polishing MSR's overall driving experience. Not that MSR is a bad game, but there are at least a few other Dreamcast racers I would have to recommend before it. "Test Drive: Le Mans," anyone?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It doesn't completely live up to its predecessor in all areas (ease of play, final boss), but in others (arena design, Adventure Mode) it's actually better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For somebody who doesn't play many shooters and is not "hardcore," I had a blast with Bangai-O... It does what it sets out to do very well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Daytona 2001 returns to the much truer arcade-style control, at the expense of that initial accessibility.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best 2D fighters ever made...It’s got everything you could want: nice graphics, spot on control, solid play mechanics, and it’s loads of fun to play. It’s nice to have a fighting game that requires some real strategy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I feel that in spite of the few omissions, with its incredibly tight control, beautiful graphics, and excellent multiplayer modes, F355 Challenge takes the crown for best Dreamcast racer yet, and is a strong contender for best sim racer of all time!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Street Fighter series continues to offer a depth of play that allows masters of the game to truly be masters. Anyone who considers themselves a fighting game fan should own this title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The graphics and depth are sure to please even the most critical racing fan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you persist and have the time to learn Ecco's massive levels, however, you'll find it immensely rewarding, especially once you reach Atlantis itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If nothing else, Typing of the Dead is kooky, fun and inventive, and a worthwhile addition to any Dreamcast enthusiast’s library. Uh, provided you own one of those keyboards.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game features superb graphics, a great soundtrack, detailed environments, and good control. And while there are a few problems with enemy AI and cheap weaponry, there is still a lot of fun to be had with this title.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game. It takes everything you loved about the first game and adds even more. The new courses are great, and the addition of the Crazy Hop does wonders in terms of opening up the gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You simply need to keep giving Seaman a few minutes of your time each day, and you'll be rewarded with a freak show the likes of which you've never seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are smooth and clean, the controls are tight, and the characters are pretty funny. It won't blow your mind, but it's good fun while it lasts.