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Score Breakdown Based on 984 ratings
  1. 10 (114)
  2. 9 (196)
  3. 8 (314)
  4. 7 (187)
  5. 6 (70)
  6. 5 (46)
  7. 4 (14)
  8. 3 (14)
  9. 2 (13)
  10. 1 (16)

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  • User Rating 7.8

    A well executed game with moderately high replay value. This was better than the sequel, but it didnt blow me away.

    Rated on July 07, 2007 by mhaun

    This game is above average and I dont think anyone questions that. However, This is not on par with Mario, Sonic, Aero, DK, this is not a top of the line chain. It may be fun but it has its bad moment...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2

    A creepy adventure game that requires a little patience.

    Rated on February 07, 2006 by Tatersalad927

    This was another one of the first games I played growing up, and I only remember that it was fun, but a bit weird at the same time. You are a dolphin, obviously, but your mission is to swim around th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7


    Rated on August 01, 2008 by Link5863

    Graphics: 9 Very nice for a Sega Genesis title. It appropriately captures the look of the ocean with the water color and effects, the background, the rock and coral design of the level and the design...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Very challenging adventure game that still seems fun. This is remembered as a classic.

    Rated on December 15, 2006 by SegaBeat

    Gameplay: Here, you play as a Dolphin named Ecco. (pretty obvious considering the title) You swim through parts of the ocean to uncover the game's story. You often have to ask certain dolphins and ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Ecco may be old but its still a fun and sometimes frustrating challenge.

    Rated on August 21, 2007 by barnthepirate

    This game is still good and if you take the time to grasp the concept it really is an original game. The graphics by 16-bit standards are still decent altough not mind blowing.You get to see neat ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Other Genesis fans may enjoy Ecco the Dolphin, but this Genesis fan doesn't.

    Rated on June 29, 2010 by Blueguy93

    Gameplay: 5/10 Graphics: 9/10 Sound: 10/10 Value: 6/10 Tilt: 6/10 Final Score: 5.8/10 (D) For those wondering why I don't give a lot of games a 6.0, here's one. I can't believe I liked this ga...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    Swim with the fishies

    Rated on March 21, 2006 by flinnha

    This is a really unique game for the Genesis, and also one of my favorites. You are Ecco, the dolphin (duh). You eat little fish for health, and also have to breathe air. You have two seperate mete...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    One of a kind. My First genesis game ever.

    Rated on November 28, 2006 by plalm

    Yep, this was my first genesis game ever, aside from Sonic the Hedgehog, which came with the system. I played this game for hours upon hours. And even though they were only genesis graphics, this ga...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Great adventure!

    Rated on April 03, 2006 by animaonline

    I remember i used to play this game a lot, it's a great game with pretty good graphics, good sound and great Gameplay, this was probably my favorite game for Sega Genesis, I think even those who don’t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    A wonderfull idea exectuted perfectly.

    Rated on December 17, 2006 by rety5

    The Idea of Ecco is for you to controll a dolphin named (as you probably guessed by now) Ecco through the deep blue to find his family. Gameplay: Swimming around may get a little tedious for some ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.