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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever its shortcomings may be, Project Justice remains an incredibly entertaining game, bubbling over with personality and humor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid final online title for the Dreamcast, and offers some insane party-game enjoyment, despite the fact that you have to pay for online play. However, the game is quite inexpensive, and is available at most stores for only $29.95, which might allow you to shell out for two months of online gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    if you're looking for an accurate match-up between the two companies, forget it. For the rest of us though, Capcom just delivers some good, old-school 2-D fighting action, and we all need some of that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game whose worst flaw is that it's dumbed down just a bit too much for its own good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphically, Spider-Man is quite impressive. Treyarch, the company behind all of Neversoft's Dreamcast conversions, has outdone itself on this title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it has all the makings of a great game, its ho-hum presentation, standard graphics and gameplay, missing online play and overall lack of innovation make this a game to pass on if you can.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vanishing Point remains a blazing fast, satisfying and addictive racing game. Unfortunately, before you can really enjoy it, you'll need to find a way to work around the trash AI.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good game, and it does offer new online gameplay, unfortunately you'll have to pay a monthly fee to access any of it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The result is something that comes close to being a masterpiece for its uniqueness within the racing genre and the sheer fun of its gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A quality puzzle game with lots of replayability, tons of gameplay modes, and a nifty theme that's great for kids and adults alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It delivers everything which made the original Resident Evil so fantastic but on a bigger and grander scale. At a budget price, it's difficult to go wrong with this unless you already own it on PSX.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of online gaming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While I really enjoyed the combat engine, I can't play through Starlancer and not think that it's a mere shell of a game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of a true college feel and the bungling of the option may be enough to discourage many from playing what is otherwise a fine football game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily one of the better Dreamcast shooters behind "Gunbird 2" and "Bangai-O." Just be prepared to die. A lot. You'll get better in time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you missed out on RE2, are interested exactly how the storyline of Code Veronica came about, and don't mind the semi-dated graphics, Resident Evil 2 is a gripping adventure at a budget price.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has its glorious moments and it has its "what the hell were they thinking" moments.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pacing of the game may have you dozing off at times, but with a little persistence you will find one of the most underrated games of 2001.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fun, simple, and another good reason for dial-up Internet users to get online with the Dreamcast, but AFO isn't going to win any awards for depth or longevity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There is so much gameplay in this disk, that it would really be a shame to miss it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dreamcast owners looking for the "Diablo" experience on their console will have a good time with Record of Lodoss War.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A pretty good game and something that I would recommend any horror fan to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a brilliant, well-executed game with a few nagging shortcomings that keep it from reaching its true potential.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because Mat Hoffman is based on the first Tony Hawk game, there are a lot of tweaks and additions that I believe will give "THPS2" fans a sense that something is missing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You can look past the aged graphics, there is a great survival horror title here to be had.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some real challenges and interesting missions here for those of you who are console flight sim enthusiasts (yes, all three of you).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The way Acclaim brought freestyle biking to a console is just awesome. While Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is not perfect, it has enough good aspects in it to overlook the little bad things.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lots of hidden stuff to unlock, new levels, characters, and weapons. It is a fun, fast paced game, that is packed full of features and great online gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    One incredibly lame game. When it isn't busy being ugly or hard to control, it seems to take great joy in killing you without allowing you the chance to first defend yourself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Giga Wing 2 takes pride in the details. With a higher resolution and an impressive 3D engine, the graphics look much sharper than any shooter on the Dreamcast console.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gore alone will keep you entertained at first, but once you discover the game's detailed graphics and subtle effects you'll be hooked.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the length is a bit disappointing, "Another World" and the Agent Academy do help keep things interesting beyond the (very fun) main game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A game that will torture you with terribile acting, when it isn't putting you to sleep.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    D2
    Although D2 is as stylish as other Warp titles have proven to be, it just isn't any fun. A myriad of other complaints make this a rental, at best.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    "But there is no joy in Mudville -- Visual Concepts has struck out."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a well done arcade shooter and the perfect game to toss in when you have some time to kill.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Much to my disappointment, Iron Aces turns out to be a really great idea dragged way the hell down by far too many bad design decisions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I've never been a fan of vehicular combat titles, and this game hasn't changed my mind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It isn't that the game isn't solid and fun. It's just that most players will wonder why they didn't just stick a couple of bucks in the arcade machine instead.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I really don't see me pulling it out to play as often as I'd like thanks mainly to a complete lack of levels. Razor Freestyle Scooter is a very good game, a solid game, but doesn't do enough to push it past simply being a distant "kiddie" Tony Hawk.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mediocre effort and use of the license. With only 22 wrestlers and subpar graphics and gameplay, the game should only appeal to desperate Dreamcast owners.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that has some problems, but its great storyline, great characters, and trmendous amount of humor moves its minor gameplay flaws into the shadows.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's fun and replayable -- what more could anyone want?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sets a standard for AI programming, and it's a good game... if you like raising and training virual pets... Don't be surprised if you complete the game in one sitting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even with all its modes of play, a bad game is still a bad game, no matter how many servings it offers. Sno-Cross is simply a bad racing game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Control and camera issues, and the strange stop-n-go gameplay that Illbleed sports may be too annoying to make people want to endure the game's six levels. If you can get past those problems, then you may find something that is actually pretty enjoyable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The feeling of surfing has never been realized so well, and the game itself is just a joy to play. If you're interested in a change of pace, consider picking this one up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    ZR will just drive you nuts. Satisfaction, it seems, goes to the quick, not the dead.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it may look like Tempest, and sound like Tempest, it just ain’t Tempest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You get amazing graphics, good gaming music, and some arcade style gameplay that is fun for the casual gamer, but might leave feature-loving gamers looking for more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The variety of ways to progress in the game should keep them glued to the set. But be warned: there's very little here for us older gamers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The variety of ways to progress in the game should keep them glued to the set. But be warned: there's very little here for us older gamers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game's attempts at arcade racing are very flawed, through poor level design which completely misses the scope for amazing "in your face" arcade levels, poor unrewarding game physics and also through badly implemented extra modes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While this is not a perfect real-time strategy game, it is simplified enough that most hardcore Dreamcast fans will probably find it to be enjoyable, without having to worry about all of the problems, like resource management, that plagued some PC gamers.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not only is the game lacking in innovation, but it's dragged way, way down by uneven and confusing mini games, far too many load-time interruptions and horrible, sophomoric music.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Creative abortion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game stunk. Bad graphics and terrible gameplay ruined a game with a cool license and awesome soundtrack.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of lazy design strapped onto a fantastic idea, this game uses its license to fool unsuspecting fans of Raimi's films, and of survival horror games in general, into thinking it might live up to its title.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Death Crimson OX dies the slow death of mediocrity. While no single element of the game is horrible, none of it is good either.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not an awful game. It just isn't a good game. It isn't anything. It feels like it happened by accident (an artist tripped and accidentally made a McGrath model).