Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

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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.


Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast The guardian...
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast A whale!
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Dolphins that have altered themselves.
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Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 11, 2000 88 out of 100 88 PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Gaming Target Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 13, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 04, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74 PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2002 73 out of 100 73 PlayStation 2 Mar 18, 2002 70 out of 100 70 PlayStation 2 Feb 26, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60 PlayStation 2 May, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52


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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.


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.

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