Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
79
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 The form of a Foe
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast The dolphin dictator Mutaclone can't afford to let you win.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Using the power of metamorphosis.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Leave the controls alone long enough and Ecco looks at you with confusion.

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jul 04, 2000 17 out of 20 85
NowGamer Dreamcast Apr 26, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Gaming Target Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 07, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 13, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Video Games Dreamcast Jun, 2000 73 out of 100 73
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Super Play (Sweden) Dreamcast Jul, 2000 6 out of 10 60

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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.

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