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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.


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Critic Reviews Feb 18, 2002 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Apr 10, 2002 4 out of 5 80 Feb 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Mar 04, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74 Feb 07, 2002 73 out of 100 73 Mar 18, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Gameplanet Feb 25, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PlayFrance Apr 08, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65 Feb 26, 2002 61 out of 100 61 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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Kartanym (12780) added Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (PlayStation 2) on Mar 07, 2002
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