Sega Saturn was a good system for its time, it even had games better than their PS1 and N64 competitors. However, The Saturn was unfairly rejected by people because of its lack of games (LOL BERNIE STOLARD) So ultimately the console was forced into a grave by the dreamcast, and it was a dark day for sega. Almost like the companys 3DO or Atari Jaguar, except this didnt suck ass. If you find yourself a sega saturn, BUY IT. It's worth your money. Don't belive me? Check out dat list and dem games.
Sega Saturn Games - NTSC-U/PAL
Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean
A turn-based RPG about some kid, Pike, who saw his parents get assraped by monsters when he was an infant and afterwards he was raised by furries (harpies). Then, his adopted sister is turned to stone and it's up to him and a TALKING SWORD to find the cure and stop those evil magicians from turning the world's races against each other and resurrecting the ancient god, Vlag. YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS GAME.
A neat platformer regarding goddesses, life, creation, and crap like that. Very fun as you go around punching enemies, throwing objects at them, or use you fucking pinball of a bird to destroy them. Sold poorly due to the new age of gaming.
This is a strange tile-based puzzle game that came out on different systems. The concept revolves around feeding animals food, which helps you beat the other player somehow. Unlike the other versions, this one has extra modes and prettier graphics.You might like it if you've played something like Puyo Puyo.
Battle Arena Toshinden URA
A fighting game with swords. What more can you ask for? Although, in this game, you can no longer pussy your way out of every damn attack by dodge rolling.
Like the title says. Your a Bug and you do alot of 2.5D platforman. Has a level where you can race sonic the hedgehog in his sonic & knuckles sprite. Really shoddy graphics compared to now. Has a sequel BUG TOO!
Sequel to Bug! More platforman and whatnot.
In the near future, the world will face an ultimate evil. FUCKING FIRES. It's up to you to save all the citizens, collect crystals, and extinguish those flames with a man on a jetpack. Has neat platforming as well as TPS. It plays better than it sounds.
A platformer with a toy-theme. Probably the first game to pioneer a key as a weapon which is a nice little history lesson. Pretty cool, but a bit average. Still fun though.
Clockwork Knight 2
More of the same. You can play as your rival from the first as well.
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
3D Platforman / FUCK YEAH CROC
Awesome platformer from fox interactive and argonaut. You'll have a really great time with this game, and the only downside is croc's control. (This fucker moves like a tank.) Also on ps1, pc and game boy color. (gbc port is shitty as hell.)
Shoot 'em up
Fuck yeah, Darius. Guide your ship through multiple paths, fighting giant fish robots along the way. Also, this is one of ZUN's favorite games so all you Touhou friends owe an obligation to play this.
Platformer / Puzzle / Action
Unrelated to Landstalker, despite playing similarly at times. Noted for having segments of "platform jumping, puzzle adventure, and fighting". Curiously each of these segments are seperated from each other. The most notable factor about this game are its multiple scenarios. Getting to each depends on the outcome the prologue scenario, which the player may deliberately or accidentally choose a course of action. This offers a neat bit of replay value.
DOODOODOODOODOO DAYTONAAAA remember that? Awesome racing game, also on the dreamcast. Probably one of the best arcade racers for its time. Maybe even today.
Athlete Kings in Europe
Die Hard Arcade
Beat 'em up
Cops fight terrorists using hand-to-hand skills, along with whatever forms of weaponry they come across. Quick Time Events give you a potential heads up on enemies. The sequel is known as Dynamite Cop and on the Dreamcast.
Dragonball Z The Legend
Great DBZ game for everyone whos a fan of the show. Showed the whole story for the first time in America literally YEARS before the show even finished on our shores. Also available on the PS1.
RTS / Tactics
Fuck year, Dragon Force. Nothing to do with that band (this came out years before), this strategy game has you choose one of 8 kingdoms to play as and follow each of their stories. Each kingdom has a certain type of troop they specialize with.
Duke Nukem 3D
Duke in his 3D outing. About as good as you'd expect on a PC, just with a Saturn controller. Always bet on Duke!
Earthworm Jim 2
A slight touch-up of the 16-bit versions, the most notable addition being the higher quality audio. Also features a really goofy looking CG Jim in certain cinematic scenes, but as 2D as ever in-game (Hey, it WAS the 90's. Everyone and their dog jumped on the 3D Gravytrain.).
Known as "Exhumed" in Europe
Exactly what it says on the box. There's also some unlockable characters and outfits as well.
Galactic Attack / RayForce
Shoot 'em up
A superb shooter for the Saturn with many power-ups and a lock on system. A game to try out if you're a fan for shooters or just own a Saturn in general.
Golden Axe: The Duel
Not too shabby, but a curious genre shift. Give it a shot if you like the series. Just don't expect any beat 'em up-an action.
Beat 'em up / RPG
YES. You know it, you love it, if you don't, you're gonna. Choose your characters from an assorted cast. The game has multi-planar combat with groups of foes, but also makes things interesting by having multiple routes of stages to go to, meaning you have a whole variety of playthroughs to take on. The RPG elements are mainly just boosting your skills up through stats. It's all action otherwise.
House of the Dead
Shoot zombies, RELOAD, Suffer like G did, RELOAD, etc. Had an amusing spin-off known as Typing of the Dead, which plays with similar stages, but typing stuff to shoot zombies, as opposed to using guns.
Keio Flying Squadron 2
Sequel to the Sega CD shmup. Concentrates much more on platforming than shmup action though. You might like it more or less because of this, but it still manages to keep its Parodius-esque spirit alive and well.
Top Down Shooter
THIS GAME IS BRO AS FUCK. Bascially you play as one of a handful of characters killing guards and insane patients in some sort of mental hospital. THATS THE 1ST GODDAMMNED LEVEL. The music is annoying and repetitive as fuck, but extremely goddammned catchy. It has multiplayer, so you and a bro can fuck shit up together. Also on PS1
Magic Knight Rayearth
FUCK YEAH. Don't know about MKR? You don't know shit about 90's anime. That aside, this action-RPG is relatively solid. Each of your girls has different specialties in weapons and elements, making for a slightly more strategic experience. Plays akin to a Zelda/Ys type of game. Has cutscenes along with that Working Designs charm. Notorious for taking FUCKING FOREVER to come out in US.
Marvel Super Heroes
Classic Capcom fightan but instead of X-Men you have more than just X-Men; stuff like Spiderman, Captain America, The Hulk, etc. Also in America on the Saturn.
You play as a undead jazz blues musician who has to stop an undead group of assholes who want to take over the world. Of course like every platformer you gotta help Mr. Bones kick evils ass back to hell. A fun game for anyone into the platformer scene.
MegaMan 8 Anniversary Collector's Edition
Action / Platformer
Megaman 8, same as the Playstation, but with a few extras such as a mini-stage with Woodman, and Cutman has his own too. Also, has a far superior Tengu Man stage song, though you're free to disagree. Really don't know why this version got cut out of The Anniversary Collection on PS2/GC/XB, its the superioir version.
Action / Platformer
Mostly the same as the SNES version, but now has a few cutscenes, along with a delicious CD-quality soundtrack, with damn near every song being remixed or rearranged. Available on the PS1 but both of these remixed versions were released in europe and Japan only. But dont get rageworthy yet, it was ported to the X Collection on GC/PS2 so you can see its enhanced version in america for the first time.
Action / Platformer
Unlike Megaman 8 its an exact port of the Playstation version. Still a fun game, has a great soundtrack. The voices are kind of hit and miss. But hey, it was a 90's Capcom game ya know? Also available on the Mega Man X Collection for PS2/Gamecube so u can nostalgia all over again.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
All the characters from the first 3 MK games in one solid pack! Just look at dat list! Fun too if you love MK.
Night Warriors: Darkstalker's Revenge
Sequel to the first Darkstalkers. It has a crazy cast of characters that are really detailed. It's only on the Saturn so PS1 fans who want all 3 games will just have to get a Saturn.
Nights Into Dreams
Fly through rings and shit. Known for being one of the "killer apps" of the system back in the day. Has a pseudo-sequel of sorts on the Wii, but opinions are mixed on that one, while damn near everyone likes this.
Also ported to PS2 including a version with enhanced graphics, and the regular Saturn (crappy visuals) aswell. Therefore is recommended to get the PS2 version. However, it's NTSC-J, which means japan only. So it's more likely hard to get in a physical form.
Nights, but with christmas themed outfits, rings, and stages. Happy Holidays!
You can play as Sonic in this one!
You ride a dragon and shoot down enemies. Fuck yes. Each of these were known for being relatively hard to find, but also rather fun.
Also on the 2500 Collection for PS2 with enchanced graphics, as well as the option for the original graphics. 2500 collection games are Japan only though!
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei
More dragonan and shootan.
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Yet more Dragonan and shootan! Now with RPG elements! The next game in the series, the very rare Panzer Dragoon Orta, was on Xbox. This game is also hard as fuck to find in America with very few copies made.
Cute 'em up
Konami's self-parody of Gradius. Features similar stages and enemy types, but disguised as much goofier variants, such as a cat-battleship, and sweets factory, and more. Has higher quality sound and multiplayer, IIRC.
Fuck year, Rayman! This game showed us all that 2D gaming wasn't dead. Fun as fuck but it can also be hard as hell sometimes. Has a awesome sequel. Game also available on PS1, and the Atari Jaguar.
About the same as the Playstation version. Its Just as good no complaints so you can have a fun time killing zombies on your saturn.
Hell yeah. Has a classic story mode that can be played with 1 or 2 players, Dinosaur helpers to ride on in place of Rooeys, and of course, battle mode! This battle mode is famous for having characters from different Hudson series, such as Master Higgins and Bonk, allowing 8 players, and even having online mode! Technically, you can play with 10 players, but this disables some of the power-ups, disables dinosaurs, and alters the stage and players slightly. It's up to you on whether you'll want to go with 8 or 10.
Sega Rally Championship
GAME OVER YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! That's really all you need to know about this game. Other then that, it's just a neat racing game, made none other by, Sega.
Sega Worldwide Soccer
Soccer for the Saturn. That's pretty much it.
Shining Force 3
Came out in 3 scenarios. US only got Scenario 1. A fan translation exists for scenarios 2 and 3, but there are some minor bugs. While nearly all of the text is translated, it has yet to be "refined".
Shining The Holy Ark
First-person RPG. Has similarities to Golden Sun in various animations, music, and atmosphere.
Zelda like entry in the Shining series!
Shinobi X in Europe
Action / Space Sim
Similar to Star Fox, but more fast paced, more power-ups, and more intense. Like Star Fox, you talk to your buds throughout the mission to make you feel like you aren't playing alone.
Racing / Tails Doll / Can you feel the sunshine?
This game isn't as good as other Sonic games but is still fun to play with others. It has a GOOD soundtrack (if you like Brit pop) and does an original job with its racing technique rather than rip off Mario Kart or use some shitty boards. Also on PC, and on the Gamecube's (PS2 in Europe/Japan as well) Sonic Gems Collection. FUN FACT: This is the game that created that whole creepypasta Tails doll/can you feel the sunshine thing.
Has the 4 main Genesis games (1, 2, 3, Sonic And Knuckles) along with full lock-on ability for Sonic and Knuckles. Works with 2 and 3 normally, and unlocks the Blue Sphere extended-mini-game with Sonic 1. There's also a 3D Sonic world to explore a bit, but nothing on Adventure's level.
Not actual ports, all the games were programmed from scratch for the Saturn! Sonic can spin-dash in sonic 1!
Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels
FPS / Strategy
A game that combines gameplay of Doom and acts similar to the old Aliens vs. Predators game. The only thing though is you have a squad with you in which you can customize your gear and fight creatures in a struggle for survival in a the Warhammer 40,000 like universe.
Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams
First entry in the alpha/zero series. Very good has alot of new characters not seen in Street Fighter II and has great 2d graphics. Also on PS1, Game Boy Color, Arcade, PSN, and PS2 via the Street Fighter Alpha Anthology collection.
Street Fighter Alpha 2
The story of Street Fighter's origins is told through Ryu fighting an evil sonmabitch named Akuma. You also get some Final Fight characters thrown in for some reason. It's on the Alpha Anthology Collection on the PS2 as well as the PS1, and SNES for a weird reason. Get it if you love street fighter and button mashin' Named Street Fighter ZERO 2 in Japan. Better name if you ask me since it's a prequel. Alpha is the first letter in the greek alphabet, and is thus a fine name for a prequel.
Street Fighter Collection
A collection of Street Fighter games. Probably the only explanation I can give, but still awesome because of that.
The Legend of Oasis
Successor and Prequel to Beyond Oasis on the Genesis/Mega Drive. Has similar concepts of utilizing elemental spirits.
Three Dirty Dwarves
Beat 'em up
A rather silly beat 'em up where you control three dwarves, each with unique abilities, as you fight through various levels in a rather silly environment/world. The art style is pretty awesome.
Ever wanted to be a cop and shoot them fuckin' assheaded criminals? Well today's your lucky day because Virtua Cop has exactly that.
Virtua Fighter Remix
Same as the original, but with more polygon improvements, texture mapping, and improved gameplay.
Virtua Fighter 2
It has better graphics, models, more players and stages than the first game (hey, it's a fighter, of course the sequels improve upon the prequels). Also has a port on the Genesis, if you like 2D fighting ports.
Virtua Fighter Kids
Cutesy Virtua Fightan. Just what you'd expect from the series. Supposedly, it was actually made to test a new facial engine at the time, but was entertaining enough to become its own game. A bit more upbeat than 2 in style, music, and gameplay.
Virtual On: Cyber Troopers
This game is the shit! Take control of a handful of robots and unleash the fury!!! Each robot has a unique arsenal of weapons to demolish your opponent in an awesome 3D fighter. In order for them to port this to the Saturn they had to get rid of crap like framerate and resolution, but don't let that stop you.
Even so, if you can't find the arcade version of this game, then this will do nicely.
Wipeout, except actually trying to look futurey.
X-Men Children of the Atom
One of Capcom's first entry to Marvel fightan. Pretty good, at least this one and the sequel are in engrish on the Sega Saturn and in America.
Sega Saturn Games - NTSC-J
Akumajo Dracula X - Gekka no Yasoukyoku
A.K.A. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on the Saturn. Still the fucking awesome game you know and love. Never came out in America. DAMMIT BERNIE STOLARD! THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!
Longer load time, and more slowdown than PS1, but it has extras and such (Protip: Save to external RAM cart to avoid slowdown).
Shoot 'em up
A crazy shoot 'em up with bullets EVERYWHERE. You gain EXP to boost your main gun and shoot so many bullets that it practically takes up the whole screen. Is considered to be the first bullet hell game.
Shoot 'em up
It seems like the minions of hell have won the war against the angels and they rewrite history and make up there own rules where love is punishable. Are you gonna take that!? It's a fairly fun SRPG, like Final Fantasy Tactics. Also, the beginning and ending of the game are decided for you as soon as you pick your black-winged master.
Cute 'em up
Control a loli witch in a side-scrolling shoot 'em up. That's pretty much all you need to know about this game.
Very similar to Resident Evil if not advanced except that you are underwater and instead of fighting zombies you fight mutants. It's definitely fun if you liked Resident Evil or just like survival horror. Beware, you can't fuck around in this game since you ARE UNDERWATER AFTER ALL. You need oxygen to keep yourself alive which is kind of a hassle, but it works.Released in Europe and Japan only. Also Europe's final Saturn game as well. So this does have English in it (probably).
Devil Summoner Soul Hackers
A Shin Megami Tensei game. Take control of a bunch of hax0rs called the "Spookers" and go into the intrawebs and fight against the John the demons using demons of your own (on the internets of course) via GUMP (some Demon Summoning Program shaped like a gun like Persona 3). Like any SMT game you can gain loyalty over demons, install software, and fuse demons.
Shoot 'em up
A fun crazy bullet-hell (sort of) shooter. Improved over the first game as you gain awesome power-ups and such. If you want a challenge try getting all 13 golden bees without dying. GOOD LUCK!
Dragon Force 2
Elevator Action Returns
Action / Shooter
A light-hearted RPG about treasure hunting and what not. Also on PS1 in America, but if you have a Saturn this might be cool to.
Shoot 'em up
King of Fighters '95
Unchanged from 94, except the Team Edit option. Aside from that it's basically KOF '94. Also the hand on the cover looks a little weird.
King of Fighers '96
Getting rid of dodge for evasive maneuvers and a couple of tweaks in gameplay and you have KOF '96. Now you can perform a Mega Super Special Move instead of a regular one.
King of Fighters '97
Langrisser V: The End of Legend
Layer Section 2 / RayStorm
Shoot 'em up
Assault Suit Leynos 2
Platformer / Action
Lunar: The Silver Star
Lunar: Eternal Blue
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
From the people at Capcom and Marvel who brought you X-Men vs. Street Fighter comes Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter! Street Fightan and Spider Manan everywhere. Like before, probably more better than the PS1 version so this would be recommended.
Run 'n Gun
Metal Slug on your Saturn. If you don't have a Neo Geo or the anthology why not?
Nanatsu Kaze no Shima Monogatari
A combat-free platform game presented as an interactive storybook with beautiful visuals and sprite work. Unfortunately it is very dialogue-dependent and there is no translation effort planned as of current.
Night Striker S
A humble, yet nonetheless breathtaking rail shooter by Taito. Incredibly short, even by arcade game standards but makes up for this with branching paths for extra replay value just like in Darius. If that's not enough for you, this version of the port contains a special mode too.
Basically one of Trolljimas early works before Metal Gear Solid (not Metal Gear the original, that came way before). I mean really, it even has Meryl Silverburgh in the screenshot. But a very good game nonetheless.
Shoot 'em up
A slow-paced yet very challenging vertical shmup with a shockingly dark story and amazing boss battles. Widely considered as one of the best games of the genre.
Real Bout Fatal Fury Best Collection
Segata Sanshirou Shinken Yuugi
Minigame/ Being a Badass
AWWWW YEAH! Segata Sanshiro in his very own game! If you like segata (why even ask?) Buy this shit right now because segata knows where you live. Ok not really but still its good.
Sengoku Blade / Tengai
Shoot 'em up
If you're expecting standard Psikyo shooting, think again. This is one of their harder horizontal titles. Also, robo-samurai and delicious titty monster!
Senkutsu Katsuryu Taisen: Chaos Seed
Cute 'em up
Just Parodius with a sexy setting. Hey, sex! something /v/ will never have (with a woman anyways) But I kid I kid. Anyways it is a fun shooter made for fanservice purposes. And I suppose if macroism is your thing by the screenshot you might buy this for any amount.
Shining Force III Scenario 2
The continuation of the first scenario, which was the only one to see a NA release, it's just as great, and it's been fan-translated, akthough the translation itself is still in it's beta phase..
Shining Force III Scenario 3
The end of Shining Force III's tale; again, fantastic for any fan ofthe Shining series or SRPGs in general. A fan-translation is still in the works.
Shinrei Jusatsushi Taroumaru
Run 'n Gun
How many Run 'n Guns can you name? Not many, try this one sir!
Beat 'em up / Being a Badass
Street Fighter Zero 3
Basically Street Fighter Alpha 3 on the Saturn. Same game as the PS1/Dreamcast just on the Saturn. It would be worth a find since it is pretty good.
Gather the 108 Stars of Destiny, populate your fort, and wage war against a tyrannical empire in the JRPG that began the revered series. Available in English for the PSOne and on PSN. Ported to the PSP along with its sequel, but it never saw an NA release.
Thunder Force Gold Pack 1
Shoot 'em up
Thunder Force Gold Pack 2
Shoot 'em up
Thunder Force V
Shoot 'em up
Twinkle Star Sprites
Shoot 'em up
CUTENESS OVERWHELMING~! A cast of whimsical characters compete against one another for a single wish from the great Twinkle Star. Mixes the chaotic shmup environment with competitive puzzle elements for a wonderfully potent concoction. While there is single-player, this game was MADE to be played with a friend!
The most complete of all TSS releases. Includes an exclusive character, voice work for EVERYTHING and a Sailor Moon intro (D'AWWW)!
A heavily story-driven steampunk story with music by none other than Ian McDonald of King Crimson. Although it hasn't been translated, there are full translations of the script on the Internet. A must-play for fans of the SPRG.
Action-Adventure / Platformer
X-Men vs. Street Fighter
This is basically what the title says. It's really fun with in game tag team unlike the Playstation version. Unfortunately, unlike the Playstation version, this one never came out across our shores so it might be a hard find.