List of Dreamcast network games
The list of Dreamcast network games consists of games for the Sega Dreamcast that had some form of Internet connectivity. Most games were hosted by SegaNet and GameSpy networks in the United States. The Europe online service was called Dreamarena and ran in a partnership between Sega Europe and BT. In Japan, the service was managed by Isao.Net. When support for the Dreamcast ended in 2001, Internet connectivity ended soon afterwards with most games losing online multiplayer, access to downloads that unlock additional features, and leaderboards. As of the end of 2013, the only games playable are:
- Doom (unofficially ported to Dreamcast)
- Maximum Pool
- Phantasy Star Online/Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2
- Planet Ring
- Quake III Arena
- Sega Swirl
Planet Ring and Phantasy Star Online/Ver. 2 are cases in which both games had their online multiplayer restored by homebrew developers and require additional software to be played online.
Most of the games offering online capabilities also included a simple web browser or more elaborate webrowsers created by PlanetWeb that offered e-mail access, chat rooms, and voice chat via the Dreamcast Microphone. While Sega pushed its Sega.net Internet service, planetweb browsers permitted the user to configure the Dreamcast to connect to most dial-up ISPs and with the Dreamcast Broadband Adapter (BBA), some broadband ISPs. By the end of 2013, the dramatic drop of dial-up ISPs has made access difficult for most users and the Dreamcast BBA has become a rare and costly peripheral for the Dreamcast console. Compounding both is the difficulty to configure the Dreamcast to access the internet.
Dreamcast network games
- 4x4 Evolution (cross-platform)
- 4x4 Evolution Demo (cross-platform)
- Aero Dancing
- Alien Front Online (microphone support)
- Bomberman Online
- Capcom vs SNK Millennium Fight 2000 (Japan only)
- Capcom vs SNK 2 (Japan only)
- Chōkō Senki Kikaiō for Matching Service
- ChuChu Rocket! (keyboard/mouse support)
- CR Hissatsu Shigotonin Pachitte Chonmage @VPACHI
- Crazy Taxi 2 (Japan only)
- Daytona USA
- F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa
- Frame Gride
- Gundam Battle Online
- Guru Guru Onsen (Japan only)
- Heavy Metal Geomatrix (Japan only)
- Hundred Swords
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure for Matching Service
- Mobile Suit Gundam E.F.F Vs Zeon & DX
- NBA 2K1
- NBA 2K2
- NCAA College Football 2K2
- NFL 2K1
- NFL 2K2
- Quake III Arena (keyboard/mouse support)
- Phantasy Star Online (Although the last official server was shut down as late as 2007, multiple unofficial servers exist to allow the online multiplayer to continue.)
- Rune Jade
- Sakura Taisen Online: Paris no Yuugana Hibi
- Sakura Taisen Online: Teito no Nagai Hibi
- Sega Tetris
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Japan only)
- Street Fighter Zero 3 Saikyo-ryu Dojo for Matching Service
- Super Puzzle Fighter II X for matching service
- Super Street Fighter II X for Matching Service
- Taisen Net Gimmick - Capcom & Psikyo All Stars
- The Next Tetris: On-Line Edition
- Treasure Strike
- Vampire Chronicles for Matching Service
- World Neverland Plus
- World Neverland 2 Plus
- World Series Baseball 2K2
Vs Link Cable games
- Aero Dancing F
- Aero Dancing I
- Aerowings 2
- F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa Hold X+Y to expose link option in menu
- Sega Rally 2 (Japanese version only)
- Sega Tetris
- Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram
- 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker - online rankings
- 4x4 Evolution - download tracks
- Cosmic Smash - online rankings
- Crazy Taxi 2 - online rankings, extra content (e.g. 'Another Day' files)
- DC Squares - online rankings (website interface)
- Dead or Alive 2 Limited Edition - online rankings
- Denpashonenteki Kenshoseikatsu Soft Nasubi No Heya
- Fast Striker Ver. 1.5 - online rankings (website interface)
- Floigan Bros. - extra content
- Grauen No Torikago Kapitel 1 -Keiyaku- - Requires Online Connection
- GunLord - online rankings (website interface)
- Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio US) - upload graffiti
- Maqiupai - online rankings (website interface)
- Metropolis Street Racer - online rankings
- Neo XYX - online rankings (website interface)
- Project Justice - upload characters (Japan only)
- Rayman 2: The Great Escape - 3 exclusive mini-games, 2 of which are seen on other R2 ports
- Sakura Taisen 3 - download events
- Sakura Taisen: Kinematoron Hanagumi Mail - Mail Software
- Samba de Amigo - download music
- Sega GT - download ghost car data, online rankings
- Sega Marine Fishing - downloads
- Sega Rally 2 - online rankings
- Shikagami no Shiro 2 - online rankings (Japan) (website interface)
- Skies of Arcadia - download weapons, new levels
- Sonic Adventure - download events, menu themes
- Sonic Adventure 2 - download events, menu themes, new levels
- Shenmue - download VMU icons, sega classic games, Shenmue Passport
- Street Fighter Alpha 3 - upload scores, extra content (grade ranking matches)
- Trizeal - online rankings (Japan) (website interface)
- Virtua athlete 2k - online rankings
- SegaNet - for online gaming in North America
- Dreamarena - for onine gaming in Europe
- Dreamcall - for free long-distance telephone services using the Dreamcast Microphone.
- Dream Flyer - for emailing (Japan only).
- Dream Library - download and play Mega Drive and PC Engine games
- Gamefaqs.com - hosts downloadable VMU files.
- GameSpy - for third-party online gaming.
- PlanetWeb Homepage - build webpages, download flash programs, download VMI, Email access, play games.
- DreamKey - Versions from 1.0 to 3.1 (Europe only).
- Dream Passport - Various versions mouse keyboard and broadband support (Japan only).
- PlanetWeb - Unofficial version 3.0 is keyboard, mouse, flash and broadband compatible (North America only).
- Sega Web Browser - Official web browser licensed by Sega with revisions from 1.0-2.6 (mouse, voicechat, broadband support).
- XDP - Unofficial web browser with a high number of features.
- WebTV - Microsoft Web TV for Dreamcast built with Windows CE.
The late introduction and adoption of the Dreamcast BBA resulted in the unique problem that while some network games could be played via the dial-up modem they may not have been able to use the BBA. Games with explicit support for the are Bomberman Online, Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2, POD, Quake III Arena, the 2k2 sports series, and Unreal Tournament. Not included are all of the Dreamcast games that only allow homepage internet access.