• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 5 out of 47
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  1. Feb 18, 2014
    This game is truly mind blowing. I mean this game came out in 2001, graphics are good, first online console MMO, story amazing, atmosphere. I remember playing with my friend it was an adventure. It's repayable. The only bad thing is probably its sound quality. Maybe thats just for me.
  2. JubeiT.
    Jan 23, 2002
    I LOVE THIS GAME! So you ask then why did I give it a 9? because its got a terrible story just like every other action/adventure (since this no RPG it just RPG elements like most games do) but 3 words sum it all up: BUY THIS GAME!
  3. BrianW.
    Jun 27, 2001
    This is the best RPG I have ever played. Making new characters and improving them. You can customize your character to all most every race on Earth. Even if you want him to look like a total idiot you can.
  4. BobD.
    Jul 3, 2001
    This wonderfully thought out game brings to life the true aspects of how an online RPG really should be. One of the best I've played in a long time.
  5. JeremyT.
    Jul 5, 2001
  6. Oct 11, 2013
    This game is incredible. I remember when I first booted it up on my Dreamcast, with my special all-new broadband adapter, and then getting onto the server. I was amazed by it all. Incredible graphics, sound gameplay, and holy crap, the weapons were so cool!
  7. Dec 2, 2015
    The dreamcast in collaboration with this game were so far ahead of their times it's incredible to think just how iconic of a gem this game really is. First online console and such a huge diverse MMO this was. They just don't make 'em like this anymore. Absolute classic.
  8. Jul 25, 2016
    One of the best combat games and one of the best Dreamcast games. This game has great gameplay and great combat mechanics. Great music, great graphics, what more could you ask for?
  9. Sep 16, 2019
    This is such an amazing online game! Expansive maps, a variety of character classes, beautiful yet decent graphics, and a great community (at least for Ephinea). This is worth your time.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. CNET Gamecenter
    A graphical and technological marvel that offers slick graphics, smooth online play, and groundbreaking communication features. You owe it to yourself to experience it.
  2. Total Video Games
    Explaining the genius and scarily addictive quality of Phantasy Star Online is tricky indeed, it is something that needs to be played and experienced.
  3. Da Gameboyz
    As a single player game there is room for improvement but overall the stellar graphics, excellent sound and added touch of the online multiplayer ability make PSO a must have for any Dreamcast owner. The Joystick is way up.