In case you weren't paying attention in 1999, the situation for the Dreamcast 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. Our list of the best Dreamcast games includes puzzle games, fighters, RPGs, sports, racing, rhythm, and typing (yes, typing). The Dreamcast was a glorious buffet of gaming excellence.
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. Our time with the console was all too brief, but it's still home to some fantastic experiences. Here are the best Dreamcast games of all time.