25 Best 4-Player SEGA Dreamcast Games

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Despite being a financial flop in its own time, the SEGA Dreamcast is sort of a cult classic of home consoles thanks to its slew of unique, revolutionary features and memorable gaming experiences – many of which being fan-favorite four-player games.

The best four-player SEGA Dreamcast games aren't just amazing multiplayer titles either; they're simply among the best the system has to offer. Suffice it to say, if you're looking to add to your Dreamcast collection, many of these four-player games are quintessential must-haves.

Please note that this list will only include one game from a given franchise, but we will add any relevant entries (i.e. prequels, sequels, etc.) too, so make sure to look out for the “Other Great 4-Player Games In The Franchise” section under select titles.

Also, note that this list only includes couch co-op and split-screen games – meaning, games whose four-player modes require an online connection for multiplayer are excluded.

The 25 Best 4-Player SEGA Dreamcast Games:

1. Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament
  • Metacritic Score: 90
  • Genre: First-Peron Shooter
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Description: “Whether you're a novice or a hardcore 3-D shooter fan – the tournament you've been waiting for is ready. Step into the arena. And experience a groundbreaking stand-alone Unreal game. A new kind of single-player experience. A ruthless multiplayer revolution.”

What The Critics Say: “The overall best first-person shooter on the Dreamcast.” – IGN

2. Quake III Arena

Quake III Arena
  • Metacritic Score: 93
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
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Description: “Fight or be finished! Compete with up to 4 people via split, quad-screen, and internet gameplay. Compete in free-for-all, team deathmatch, capture the flag, and tournament modes.”

What The Critics Say: “Don't expect depth, merely an ongoing rush of pure gaming high. Bliss!” – Games Radar

3. Samba de Amigo

Samba de Amigo

Description: “Samba de Amigo, developed by the world-renowned Sonic Team, adds Latin flavor to SEGA Dreamcast. With a crazy cast of characters, mucho music, and a new Maracas Controller, Samba de Amigo will bring you a fiesta of fun!”

What The Critics Say: “Quite simply fantastic. The most universally appealing Dreamcast title yet.” – Games Radar

4. Power Stone 2

Power Stone 2
  • Metacritic Score: 87
  • Genre: Fighting
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Description: “The world's most revolutionary fighting game does it again! Power Stone 2 takes go-anywhere, grab-anything combat, and introduces awesome new innovations to the hit arcade fighting series. Now, up to four players wage insane battles in fully interactive, multi-level stages. Master over 120 different items used in battle – weapons, vehicle traps, power-ups and more! As if chaotic swashbuckling battles weren't enough, combine forces with other players to battle monstrous bosses to win the game!”

What The Critics Say: “It's in full-on four-player mode that Power Stone 2 attains genius status. As long as you've got three mates up to speed on the game, you literally won't be able to put your joypads down.” – Games Radar

5. San Francisco Rush 2049

San Francisco Rush 2049
  • Metacritic Score: 84
  • Genre: Racing
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Description: “The original arcade racing game with three action-packed games in one!”

What The Critics Say: “With a multitude of elements that let it transcend that narrow and often underrated genre, racing fans and those simply seeking a wild, entertaining experience would do well to check it out.” – GameSpot

6. Ooga Booga

Ooga Booga
  • Metacritic Score: 81
  • Genre: Action / Fighting
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Description: “Wage all-out war in a wacky Polynesian game world. Strap on your grass skirt because you're the Big Hakhuna, battling for the heart of the volcano goddess, Ooga Booga!”

What The Critics Say: “Like “Mario Party,” “Bomberman,” and “Super Smash Bros.” before it, the amusement level in this ridiculous frenzy increases exponentially with the number of people in the room.” – GamePro

7. Test Drive Le Mans

Test Drive Le Mans
  • Metacritic Score: 93
  • Genre: Racing
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Description: “The officially licensed game of the 24 Heures du Mans, with the world-famous Le Mans circuit & 9 other ACO approved tracks.”

What The Critics Say: “It is truly a game you will come back to, day after day, week after week, aiming to unlock every car, break every record, and experience the excitement of the 24 Heures du Mans.” – GameSpot

Other Great 4-Player Games In The Franchise: Test Drive V-Rally

8. Virtua Tennis

Virtua Tennis
  • Metacritic Score: 92
  • Genre: Sports
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Description: “Perfect your game, triumph in world tournaments, and propel yourself to the coveted #1 ranking in the world!”

What The Critics Say: “One of the best single or multiplayer Dreamcast games out there, and yet another must-have title.” – IGN

9. Bomberman Online

Bomberman Online
  • Metacritic Score: 80
  • Genre: Party / Maze
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Description: “Brace for impact! Blast your way through the levels by destroying your opponents with strategically placed bombs. You need to use your bombs effectively, but you also better know when to run! Brand new stages and frantic new modes create an endless chain reaction of fun!”

What The Critics Say: “One of the most complete Dreamcast game packages I've seen in a very long time.” – IGN

10. Worms World Party

Worms World Party
  • Metacritic Score: 79
  • Genre: Strategy
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Description: “Worms World Party is the pinnacle of evolution for strategy gaming enthusiasts. With ‘Worms' already having a reputation for being a party animal, there is just no reason not to come.”

What The Critics Say: “One of the most captivating aspects of Worms is the diverse array of options available for each game, effectively making it possible that no two games of Worms are alike.” – GameSpot

Other Great 4-Player Games In The Franchise: Worms Armageddon

11. Looney Tunes: Space Race

Looney Tunes: Space Race
  • Metacritic Score: 83
  • Genre: Racing
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Description: “Join your all-time favorite cartoon characters in a hilarious rocket-powered ride through the galaxy. Loaded with outrageous pranks and comical commentary, it's a winner-take-all race for the inter-galactic championship!”

What The Critics Say: “It's the multiplayer mode that ultimately makes this well worth your pennies.” – Games Radar

12. ChuChu Rocket!

ChuChu Rocket!
  • Metacritic Score: N/A
  • Genre: Action / Puzzle
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Description: “It's cat n' mouse chaos in space! Lead your mice to their get-away rockets before your rivals can sneak the scary space cats on board!”

What The Critics Say: “In short, Sonic Team has created a party experience for the ages – like Bomberman, the best idea is to grab a bunch of friends and go head-to-head.” – GameSpot

13. Project Justice

Project Justice
  • Metacritic Score: 80
  • Genre: Fighting
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Description: “A group of long-time friends now unite in the pursuit of honor and excellence. Setting all past rivalries aside, they band together to uncover the mystery behind an unusual series of events. Join over 20 playable characters, each with their own unique skills and custom attacks, as they compete in 3-on-3 battles in beautifully rendered 3-D worlds. Assemble your team and perform incredible fighting combos all for one united goal… Project Justice!”

What The Critics Say: “How many fighting games out there allow you to (a) fight a guy wearing Speedos, (b) fight AS a guy wearing Speedos, or even (c) beat up a guy wearing Speedos as the school nurse? None. No other game can bring you crazy characters like Project Justice can… a top-notch game.” – Game Revolution

14. Demolition Racer: No Exit

Demolition Racer: No Exit
  • Metacritic Score: 77
  • Genre: Racing
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Description: “Incredible cumulative Real-Time Damage effects – smoke, fire, hoods, and trunks fly, tires wobble, and cars show hardcore damage as it happens.”

What The Critics Say: “If you like sheer pointless destruction and your dad won't give you his car keys, then DR: NE is the next best thing.” – Game Revolution

15. Dead Or Alive 2

Dead or Alive 2
  • Metacritic Score: 91
  • Genre: Fighting
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Description: “The world has become a very chaotic and disoriented place ever since the tragic murder of Fame Douglas, the sponsor of the legendary ‘Dead or Alive 1 World Combat Championship'. We must now rely on you to ensure that the world returns back to a state of peace. With 12 characters to choose from, your mission is to win the championship and save the world from the Tengu Disaster that will take place at the century's end. Your ability to battle using various fighting techniques will determine your character's fate. Will you fight for life or fight to the death?”

What The Critics Say: “DoA2: Hardcore's innovative style of play, coupled with blazing-fast graphics makes this a title to own – even if you already have Tekken Tag Tournament.” – GameSpy

16. Re-Volt

  • Metacritic Score: N/A
  • Genre: Racing
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Description: “Maraud in museums! Rip up the new rooftop level! Trash toy stores! Blast through botanical gardens! Smash up supermarkets! And blaze a trail through the Wild West! At 300 scale MPH, your miniature size arsenal delivers full-size damage!”

What The Critics Say: “… Re-volt has one helluva multi-player mode. Even with 4 players, the game runs smoothly, and thanks to the combat system, includes tons of opportunities for hi-jinks. If you're looking for a good multi-player racer on the Dreamcast, this is it.” – IGN

17. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear

Rainbow Six Rogue Spear
  • Metacritic Score: 75
  • Genre: Tactical First-Person Shooter
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Description: “Lead the Rainbow team of elite multi-national special operatives against two deadly terrorist organizations. Life or death missions will take you to real-world settings across the glove, including a Jumbo Jet airplane and a famous art museum.”

What The Critics Say: “It's long and challenging, and it features a unique style of gameplay that mixes thoughtful planning with tense action.” – GameSpot

18. Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends
  • Metacritic Score: 59
  • Genre: Hack & Slash / Dungeon Crawler
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Description: “One to four players pit themselves against the vile Demon Skorne and his rampaging armies. Save the realms using power-ups, magic spells, and Items of Legend at your disposal. Increase your character's abilities as you play in preparation for the final confrontation – Skrone himself!”

What The Critics Say: “… while the replay value of the game is truly remarkable, at its heart, Gauntlet Legends is, at very minimum, a two-player game.” – IGN

19. Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge

Frogger 2: Swampy's Revnenge
  • Metacritic Score: 74
  • Genre: Action
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Description: “Frogger is back for an all-new adventure! It's fast and furious action from start to finish for Frogger and his new friend, Lillie Frog. Help them save the Frog Babies from Swampy the Crocodile. This is the best Frogger ever!”

What The Critics Say: “I totally came in expecting swallow a fly… little did I know that this game would draw me in so quickly and completely that I would come away liking it.” – IGN

20. Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness

Ms Pac-Man: Maze Madness

Description: “Chomp your way through mystical worlds to rescue Professor Pac. Free the lost worlds of Pac-Land from the horrid witch Mesmeralda. Videogame's most famous and favorite heroine is back to save the day!”

What The Critics Say: “Featuring over 180 puzzles, easy-to-learn gameplay and some great extras — including three cool multiplayer modes and the original arcade version of Ms. Pac-Man– the return of the first lady of videogames is one that's impressive, if not quite triumphant.” – Daily Radar

21. Spawn: In The Demon's Hand

Spawn: In The Demon's Hand
  • Metacritic Score: 62
  • Genre: Action
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Description: “The legendary hellbound comic anti-hero comes to life. straight from the blockbuster arcade game, this home version kicks it up a notch with even more features and modes of play. Up to 4 players can battle in the “death match-style” Battle Royal Mode or choose from a computer-controlled teammate to take on Team Battle Mode. All your favorite characters from the Spawn series are faithfully recreated in the ultimate death match challenge.”

What The Critics Say: “A couple of hiccups, but they don't stop Spawn: In The Demon's Hand from being one of the best multiplayer games on the market.” – Gaming Age

22. Outtrigger

  • Metacritic Score: 73
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter / Third-Person Shooter
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Description: “The safety of the world is in your hands. Prepare to join the ranks of Interforce and combat terrorism on a global scale. Whether playing with people in the same room or competing online with gamers across the nation, the action in Outtrigger never stops.”

What The Critics Say: “The four-player split-screen mode is yet another feather in the Dreamcast's cap for multiplayer games, and despite the lack of an on-line mode I’m more than happy.” – Total Video Games

23. Sonic Shuffle

Sonic Shuffle

Description: “Join Sonic and friends in the ultimate party game. Illumina, the Guardian Angel, needs your help. The mysterious monster Void has locked up the power of the Precioustones, and it's up to you to guide Sonic and his friends through incredible game boards to recover them. Play with up to 3 friends to find out who will be the first to save the land of Maginaryworld. Play mini-games, fight bosses, work your way through special events and more, in Sonic's latest adventure!”

What The Critics Say: “Can be tedious in one-player mode, but it's clearly intended for multiplayer fun. Although it's the only party game for Dreamcast, Sonic Shuffle deals a great hand for all to play.” – GamePro

24. Red Dog: Superior Firepower

Red Dog: Superior Firepower
  • Metacritic Score: 73
  • Genre: Action
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Description: “As commander of the Red Dog assault vehicle, your job is to rid our people of the now aggressive Haak forces occupying the continents of Earth. You'll utilize Red Dog's advanced weaponry and armor as you engage in a variety of search and destroy, escort, and defense missions.”

What The Critics Say: “Classic blast-everything-in-sight gameplay that's wildly entertaining and highly addictive.” – CNET Gamecenter

25. SEGA Smash Pack: Volume 1

SEGA Smash Pack: Volume 1
  • Metacritic Score: 76
  • Genre: Compilation
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Description: “The ultimate package deal. 12 SEGA hits all on one disc!”

What The Critics Say: “Plenty of reasons to come back whether it's that nostalgia itch or genuine cravings for some Virtua Cop blasting. You'll never grow tired of it.” – IGN

Honorable Mentions

While those are the “must-have” four-player Dreamcast games, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other multiplayer titles worth grabbing. In fact, the Dreamcast has a ton of incredible four-player experiences designed specifically for the console's four controller ports.

These are just another handful of quality recommendations – if interested, click the links to see pricing at eBay:

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