On September 9, 2014, the Sega Dreamcast hit the 15th anniversary of its US launch. In case you weren't paying attention in 1999, the situation for the system wasn't ideal. Coming off of the disastrous Saturn boondoggle, the Dreamcast seemed like a beacon of hope--Sega's preemptive strike on the next generation, with gloriously crisp-looking graphics and a bevy of exciting early releases. And it was great, with the console playing host to some of Sega's most creative games of all time, not to mention stellar third-party exclusives.
Yet, while the games were fantastic, the Dreamcast itself didn't catch on as quickly as Sega needed, and the release of the PlayStation 2 sapped a lot of momentum from the little white console. Sega pulled the plug on active Dreamcast support in March 2001, with the last officially licensed games coming out within a year's time. Devastating as that decision was, the Dreamcast still served as home to scads of amazingly memorable games during its short shelf life, and we're counting down the top 50 essential experiences on the console. What topped our definitive list? Read on to find out!