Year released: 1995

It’s hard to argue the Sega Saturn was an underachiever in the west, held back by an overpriced and muddled launch in North America.

Due to its ill fortune, it's hard to pin down a system seller per se, and while it found its critical darlings in games such as Guardian Heroes, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Nights into Dreams, it's probably the console release of AM2's Virtua Fighter 2 that impressed the most initially, representing a vast improvement over its rushed port of a predecessor, and a worthy and technical rival to Tekken 2 on the Playstation.

Simultaneously featuring a style more aerial than the first Virtua Fighter, yet more grounded than Tekken, Virtua Fighter 2 taxed the Saturn's designers, as it was a notoriously hard console to develop 3D games for due to its botched architecture, making the results even more impressive.