Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
80
3.8
PlayStation 2
72
3.5
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Description

Hundreds of years in the future, mankind and dolphins live peacefully together and share the earth. Dolphins, who are much more intelligent than they seem, act as the earth's caretakers, while dolphins and humans explore the galaxy. An alien force, known as the Foe, seeks to end this happy existence. The Foe damages the Earth's defense system, and alters history for the worse. One extraordinary dolphin, Ecco, must travel through time to set things right.

Ecco is a 3d underwater adventure game. There are more than 25 aquatic environments to explore. Ecco must communicate with other ocean creatures and learn to manipulate his environment if he is to succeed in defeating the Foe.

Screenshots

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Inside a building.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Greetings geezer.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Frolicking Ecco.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast ...glows oddly above the water.

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Critic Reviews

4Players.de Dreamcast Jul 31, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 11, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Dreamcast Jun, 2000 86 out of 100 86
NowGamer Dreamcast Apr 26, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 07, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Sep, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 13, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 2 Mar 18, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Feb 25, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

David Brin

The original storyline for this game was written by science fiction author David Brin. Brin has won two Hugo Awards, one for Startide Rising and one for The Uplift War. Both novels are part of the Uplift series, and guess what: very intelligent dolphins play a big role in the series.

Extras

Included with the European version of this game is a product catalogue that showcases amongst other things the unreleased Half-Life port for the Dreamcast.

Information also contributed by Bolley Bollington

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