Phantasy Star Online

Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
Released: January 29th, 2001
Connection: Modem, Broadband
Max Players: 4
Official Server Shutdown: 
NA: October 1st, 2003
JP/EU: March 31st, 2007
Server Revived: December 17th, 2003
Hosted by:
Dreamcast-Talk |
Sylverant | (Master)
Multiplayer, Text Chat, Messaging, DLC

Manual | Server Status | Leaderboard


Pioneer 2 finally completed its long voyage to the new home world. But as the ship entered orbit, an enormous explosion shook the entire planet, and all contact with the thousands of people already there was lost. Now, in the first worldwide online console RPG, players from around the globe must unite to discover what has happened. Phantasy Star Online continues in the tradition of one of the most popular series of all time, and becomes a revolutionary and truly global gaming experience in an online, persistent world.

  • Locate team members on servers that each support up to 1,000 players simultaneously.
  • Real-time combat featuring many of the original weapons and enemies from previous Phantasy Star games.
  • Revolutionary communication system breaks down language barriers.
  • Create your own character by modifying race, profession, body proportion, hair, outfit, and more.
  • Play online, offline, or a combination of both.




5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
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A unique online JRPG for a unique online console

May 31, 2024

PSO was the game I heard about on YouTube that was unofficially brought back to life outside of the Sega Dreamcast’s lifespan, so eventually I bought and tried it to make use of my own system…

As of now, I still have a working copy of a GD-ROM with the same Serial Key registered on it.

I used to be registered well enough that I could log into the servers in-game to register for the online events on Sylerant; I also spent time with Teal’c (pcwzrd) and made it onto YouTube through the Dreamcastic Channel, so I support that PSO has gotten bigger even after official support ended.

Most of all, I played this gem because people lovingly brought it back in the first place so I could experience role-playing on my Sega Dreamcast even though Sega currently left the console market.

From what I’ve read, making a new console would be too expensive for Sega at this point, but I’ll safely say that the Dreamcast-and this very game-has a very active community going for it.

I am happy to leave feedback for this game and make history fighting for Ragol as a Hunter.

If anyone is tired of modern consoles, or looking for something new, then Pioneer 2 awaits you.

Kyle Judd Van Halbgott

The Hours Fly By

July 7, 2021

An incredible MMO which I would highly recommend to any Dreamcast gamer. I’ve put 187 hours in and have barely scratched the surface of what PSO has to offer. Completely worth whatever amount you pay for it. It’s the real deal.


Best online experience I ever had.

April 29, 2021

To get to my point, I honestly believe that this is the best online game for the Dreamcast and the 60 hours I had put into the game felt great every step of the way.


The Dream Come True

October 31, 2020

So incredibly worth playing online for and chatting with people online. As soon as I booted into the lobby, I wanted to hold back tears of joy. If anyone is curious about getting into and joining the Dreamcast Online community, you owe it to yourself to experience it.

Pachuco Dreams

Easiest Online Dreamcast Game to Get Into

August 12, 2020

I love PSO! Since I was a kid I wanted a dreamcast and remember wanting to play this game very fondly. Well 2020 is here and I finally picked up a dreamcast, dreampi and a copy of version version 1 and was in! No extra patcher needed, no DMZ, nothing. First, I tried offline mode just to get a hang of the controls and understand the gameplay mechanics, which I strongly recommend – although it’s much more difficult offline because there’s no one to help you or heal you. On my first night playing I met a bunch of cool people who were all super helpful and friendly. I chose to be a Hunter, but there are other races as well with different specialties and weapon types. After a few days of playing V1 I quickly realized most people play V2 and burned myself a copy of the PSO Ives Pack. V2 is the exact same game as V1 but just with more levels, items, and other fun stuff! Last recommendation is to get a Dreamcast keyboard to play this game as it makes chatting with people and planning the game much easier.