All week we’ve been wallowing in Sega-soaked self pity, lamenting the Dreamcast’s tragically short lifespan. From 1999 to 2001 it managed to go from “Sega’s big comeback” to “whoops, out of business” despite a strong, diverse lineup of first and third party titles. With only so much cash to dump onto a system that had mere months to live, thousands of gamers were forced to pass on anything but clear-cutsystem-sellerslike Sonic, Soul Calibur and 2K Sports.
Naturally this led to dozens of “also ran” titles that cried out for your attention, only to be sentenced to mass bargain bin graves the likes of which we wouldn’t see again until Rock Revolution. Collected here are 22 of the very best Dreamcast games that met such undignified ends.
Contributing editors: Brett Elston, Henry Gilbert, Matt Keast, Joe Newman, Mikel Reparaz