Best Sega Saturn gamesA list of 82 games created by AmySaturn on 26th March 2017
Radiant Silvergun (J)Saturn
Radiant Silvergun is a vertical scrolling shooter with several weapons and a color-based chain system.
Soukyu Gurentai Otokuyo (J)Saturn
Vertical scrolling shooter by somewhat less known but excellent developer Raizing. Fairly difficult, with a dark theme/setting.
A vertical scrolling shoot 'em up developed by the Japanese developer Cave.
Saturn Bomberman (U)Saturn
Bomberman makes his explosive debut on the Saturn and it is arguably the best game in the franchise.
Panzer Dragoon (U)Saturn
The player is called by a mysterious dragon to destroy an empire that is unlocking ancient powers it cannot comprehend.
Panzer Dragoon 2 Zwei (U)Saturn
The sequel to the original Panzer Dragoon developed by Team Andromeda and released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn
Nights Into Dreams (U)Saturn
"NiGHTS into Dreams..." is a 3D flying game made by Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn. You play as Nights in order to stop the evil Wizeman and his minions.
Daytona USA Circuit Edition (J)Saturn
Straight to console sequel of the arcade racing hit by Sega.
Virtua Fighter 2 (J)Saturn
The second game in the Virtua Fighter series from Sega's AM2, adding two new fighters to the roster as well as impressive graphics for the time.
Virtual On Cybertroopers (U)Saturn
"Virtual On" is an awesome title for the saturn, it has several robots to duke it out! While the control scheme takes some getting use to its definitely worth the play and there is also different strategic styles between all of the robot's attacks like different bombs different special attacks and different ways they all shoot! download this title for some fun!
Fighters Megamix (J)Saturn
AM2 throw together the cast of Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers, together with a plethora of weird and wonderful Sega characters, for a mass 3D brawl
Street Fighter Zero 3 (J)Saturn
Street Fighter Alpha 3, also known as Street Fighter Zero 3, is the third game in the Street Fighter Alpha series. The game has three selectable fighting styles and numerous home releases that brought new features to fans of the arcade version.
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter (J)Saturn
The second entry in the Marvel vs. Capcom crossover series, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter pits fighters from Street Fighter Alpha 2 alongside fighters from Marvel Super Heroes.
Vampire Saviour (J)Saturn
Vampire Savior (known as Darkstalkers 3 outside of Japan) is a fighting game developed by Capcom. The third game in the monster-themed fighter, as far as Capcom fighting sequels go it's pretty standard, some improvements here and there but nothing too drastic.
Pocket Fighter (J)Saturn
A "super deformed" or "chibi" take on the standard Street Fighter format featuring characters from various Capcom fighting series, such as Street Fighter 3, Street Fighter Alpha/Zero, Darkstalkers and Red Earth.
Cyberbots Full Metal Madness (J)Saturn
Cyberbots is a mecha-themed fighting game developed by Capcom.
Waku Waku 7 (J)Saturn
Sunsoft's second 2D fighter for the NeoGeo system.
King of Fighters '97 (J)Saturn
The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth installment in the King of Fighters series and the conclusive installment in the "Orochi Saga".
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (J)Saturn
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special is the sixth installment in SNK's Fatal Fury series, adding returning characters while bringing back the two-plane fight system.
Samurai Spirits 4 (J)Saturn
The fourth game in the popular fighting series. Samurai Shodown IV would take the positive gameplay elements from both Samurai Shodown II and III, combining them to make the second best game in the series according to many fans.
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 X (J)Saturn
Capcom's answer to Tetris, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a puzzle game made and released by Capcom. It features the "super deformed" or "chibi" sprites from Pocket Fighter/Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, and cameos from all over Capcom's fighting universe.,
Puzzle Bobble 2X (J)Saturn
Two great Taito games for your Saturn.
Puyo Puyo Sun (J)Saturn
Satan has enlarged the sun in a devious attempt to get a perfect tan. Arle Nadja embarks on a quest to defeat him in this competitive puzzle game.
Guardian Heroes (U)Saturn
Learn the truth of a mystical sword in this 2D beat-em-up from Treasure.
Silhouette Mirage (J)Saturn
Silhouette Mirage is a gimmicky action platformer developed by Treasure, featuring a polarity system.
Sega Ages - After Burner 2 (J)Saturn
Arcade-perfect port of the classic Sega arcade game.
Sega Ages Fantasy Zone (J)Saturn
Arcade-perfect port of the classic Sega defender-style cute 'em up.
Sega Ages Galaxy Force 2 (J)Saturn
Arcade-perfect port of the classic Sega arcade game.
Night Striker S (J)Saturn
Night Striker S is a game developed by Sega. It is much like Space Harrier and has an excellent soundtrack by Zuntata.
Sega Ages - Outrun (J)Saturn
Arcade-perfect port of the classic Sega arcade racing game.
Sega Ages - Space Harrier (J)Saturn
Arcade-perfect port of the classic Sega arcade game.
Bulk Slash (J)Saturn
A 3D mecha action game for the Sega Saturn.
Burning Rangers (U)Saturn
Rescue the injured and extinguish fires in this 3D platformer from Sonic Team.
Sonic Jam (U)Saturn
A compilation of the first four major Sonic games, plus a plethora of bonus material.
This rare game flexes the Saturn's 2D muscle in a time where the industry was focusing more on 3D graphics.
Metal Slug (J)Saturn
Metal Slug is a 2D run-and-gun platformer for the Neo Geo that's known for its fluid animation, sense of humor, and brutal two-player action.
Akumajo Dracula X - Gekka no Yasoukyoku (J)Saturn
Slightly laggy port of Symphony of the night, with bonus features of an extra area and the option to play as Maria.
Rayman marks the debut for the Ubisoft series of the same name.
Earthworm Jim 2 (U)Saturn
Earthworm Jim 2 is the wacky sequel to the original Earthworm Jim, which was known for it's wacky graphical style and gameplay.
Three Dirty Dwarves (U)Saturn
Three Dirty Dwarves is a 1-3 player action game made by Appaloosa Interactive available for the Sega Saturn and PC.
Rockman X3 (J)Saturn
Mega Man X once again battles to protect humanity. Players fight all new opponents lead by the devious Dr. Doppler as Mega Man X and Zero.
Rockman X4 (J)Saturn
Mega Man X4 is the fourth game in the Mega Man X series. Players can choose to play either as plasma cannon shooting X for attacking at a distance, or sword saber wielding Zero for up close melee action.
Mega Man 8 Anniversary Collectors Edition (U)Saturn
The 8th game in the main Mega Man series, just as fun as the rest, this version is infamous for some legendary bad voice acting.
Panzer Dragoon Saga Disc 1 of 4 (U)Saturn
Panzer Dragoon Saga is an RPG developed by SEGA's Team Andromeda. It is the only RPG in the Panzer Dragoon series, and is frequently named as one of the greatest and most unique Japanese RPGs. The game would be Team Andromeda's last, which disbanded after its completion. The game takes place in an post-apocalyptic world that mixes fantasy with sci-fi. You play the rule of Edge, a hunter who is chosen by a mysterious ancient Dragon. Edge seeks revenge on those who killed his companions and find out why they were attacked. --- A very artistic and beautifully dramatized game. While most RPGs tend to try being massive and epic for the sake of being epic, Panzer Dragoon Saga feels minimalistic and somewhat lonely, which adds far more to the story and design than it takes away. It's a masterpiece, and still as unique now as the day it was released.
Shining Force III (U)Saturn
Shining Force III was the definitive strategy RPG on the Sega Saturn. It was released in 1997 as the first episode of a planned trilogy, but sadly the 2nd and 3rd episodes were only released in Japan.
Shining Wisdom (U)Saturn
Action rpg spinoff to the strategy rpg series Shining Force.
Shining The Holy Ark (U)Saturn
Shining the Holy Ark is a traditional turn based RPG within the 'Shining' series of games, which was released on the Sega Saturn.
Mystaria The Realms of Lore (U)Saturn
Mystaria (later released as Blazing Heroes) is a tactical RPG for the Sega Saturn. Yuo start with a small party, and add new members as the game progresses. This game is one of the few that allows all characters to use area attacks, instead of just spell users. There is also a unique defensive system, that allows you to do much more than simply partially block the damage of an incoming attack. Each character has a certain amount of energy to use each turn, which is consumed for each space moved, and by certain attacks. In general, the more powerful the attack, the less you can move before using it, so you can't move the maximum and then unleash your strongest attack. The story is a little weak, but the gameplay is amazing.
Dragon Force (E)Saturn
Play as one of the eight kingdoms of Legendra as they try to expand their territory and stop the rise of the evil Madruk. Players control the many generals of their kingdom both on a strategic world map and in real time battles.
Magic Knight Rayearth (U)Saturn
The final game released in the US for the Sega Saturn, Magic Knight Rayearth is a 2D Action RPG that follows the manga and anime series of the same name.
Dark Savior (U)Saturn
Dark Savior is an Action RPG Platformer with a seperate Fighting Engine. It stars a bounty hunter named Garian in hunt of an evil monster known as Bilan.
Princess Crown (J)Saturn
An action RPG for the Saturn developed by the team that would eventually become VanillaWare.
A vertically scrolling shoot'em up game. Heralded by many as the first 'maniac shooter' this game could be called the Mother of games like Mushihimesama and DodonPachi.
Battle Garegga (J)Saturn
Vertically scrolling shoot-em-up by Raizing, noted among hardcore fans for its challenging "rank" system.
Layer Section (J)Saturn
Vertically scrolling shoot 'em up released in 1993 as Rayforce in the Arcade. The subsequent home versions released in 1995 for Sega Saturn were titled 'Layer Section' in Japan, and 'Galactic Attack' in the US and Europe.
Layer Section II (J)Saturn
Vertical shoot 'em up from Taito and Working Designs and sequel to RayForce/Galactic Attack.
Kingdom Grand Prix (J)Saturn
Kingdom Grand Prix is a fantasy-themed vertically scrolling shooter with racing elements developed by Raizing.
Thunder Force Gold Pack 2 (J)Saturn
Second of the two compilations released for the Saturn, this one has Thunder Force 4 and Thunder Force AC, an arcade port of the third game.
Thunder Force V (J)Saturn
Thunder Force V is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up developed by Technosoft. The fifth game in the series, made the jump to 3D graphics making it dated in that department, but is nonetheless a step up in gameplay from even the fourth game.
Gunbird 2 (J)Saturn
Gunbird is a fantasy-themed vertically scrolling shooter developed by Psikyo.
Strikers 1945 (J)Saturn
Strikers 1945 is a military-themed vertically scrolling shoot 'em up developed by Psikyo with some pretty cool mech bosses.
Strikers 1945 2 (J)Saturn
Strikers 1945 2 is a vertically scrolling shooter developed by Psikyo. An amazing sequel making major improvements.
Sengoku Blade Disc 1 of 2 (J)Saturn
Sengoku Blade is a japanese mythology-themed horizontally scrolling shooter developed by Psikyo. It is the only horizontal shmup Psikyo ever made, but it works quite well.
Darius Gaiden (J)Saturn
Darius Gaiden is a side scrolling shoot-em-up and remains one of the greatest shoot-em-ups of all time. Originally released for arcade in 1994 and later ported to Sega Saturn, the entire game can be played alone or cooperatively with 2 players.
Metal Black (J)Saturn
A shoot-em-up that inspired Border Down on Dreamcast.
Gradius Deluxe Pack (J)Saturn
Gradius Deluxe Pack is a compilation containing the first two games in the series.
Detana Twinbee Yahho! - Deluxe Pack (J)Saturn
Detana Twinbee Yahhoo is a compilation of Detana Twinbee and Twinbee Yahhoo, two excellent cute 'em ups developed by Konami.
Salamander Deluxe Plus Pack (J)Saturn
Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus contains both Salamander and the arranged western version Life Force, as well as the wonderful Salamander 2.
Gokujou Parodius Da! - Deluxe Pack (J)Saturn
A compilation of Parodius Da and Gokujou Parodius, two games from the cute 'em up Gradius parody spinoff series by Konami.
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius - The Real Condition (J)Saturn
The third game in the Parodius cute 'em up series, with the chatting announcer guy.
Sexy Parodius (J)Saturn
The fifth game in the cartoony series of Gradius clones.
Cotton Boomerang (J)Saturn
Cotton Boomerang is a really pretty horizontal cute 'em up developed by Success, with a non-conventional but excellent weapon system.
Game Tengoku - The Game Paradise (J)Saturn
Game Tengoku is a vertically scrolling arcade-themed shoot 'em up developed by Jaleco.
Blast Wind (J)Saturn
A Vertical shooter for the japanese Saturn, Blast Wind was made by the team behind the Thunderforce games and features gorgeous graphics and great music.
Hyper Duel (J)Saturn
Hyper Duel is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up developed by Technosoft, the company famous for the Thunder Force series. This game lets you transfrom into a Mech for extra firepower.
Guardian Force (J)Saturn
Guardian Force is a vertically scrolling tank-based shoot 'em up developed by Success.
Twinkle Star Sprites (J)Saturn
Competitive shooter with flavors of Galaga, Fighting Games, and Sailor Moon.
Purikura Daisakusen (J)Saturn
Purikura Daisakusen is an isometric top-down run 'n gun developed by Atlus.
Assault Suit Leynos 2 (J)Saturn
Saturn-exclusive sequel to the Genesis side scrolling mech title released as "Target Earth" in the U.S.
Bubble Symphony (J)Saturn
Bubble Symphony is a sequel in the classic arcade platformer series of Bubble Bobble developed by Taito.
Shienryu is a vertical scrolling arcade shooter that was originally released in arcades and was later ported to the Sega Saturn. It was recently released on the North American Playstation store as a PSone Import Classic.
Albert Odyssey (U)Saturn
Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean is a turn based Japanese role-playing game developed by Sunsoft and published in North America by Working Designs July 1997.