The Ring: Terror's Realm (known simply as Ring (リング Ringu) in Japan) is a survival horror video game developed and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan and published by Infogrames in North America. It was released for Dreamcast on February 24, 2000 in Japan and August 22, 2000 in North America. It is based on the Ring series of novels by Japanese author Koji Suzuki, which also inspired the Japanese film Ring (1998) and its American remake, The Ring (2002).
Meg Rainman is a newly-hired researcher at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States. Her boyfriend Robert is among four workers at the CDC who have died mysteriously on the same day, and the only thing that connects them is a program found in their computers, called "RING." When the CDC is put under lockdown, Meg finds herself imprisoned in the center with her co-workers, inside the CDC Meg must find out the truth behind Robert's death and the "RING."
- Meg Rainman: The Game's protagonist and main character, takes Robert's Position at the CDC after he dies at the start of the game.
- Robert: Researcher at the CDC, was working on the Ring virus before he and three other colleagues die on the same day.
- Jack Nikson: Works as a reporter, neighbour and friend of Meg and Robert.
- John Brad: Boss at the CDC.
- Chris: Co-worker at the CDC, works on the ground floor.
- Kathy: Co-worker at the CDC, has a striking resemblance to Tina Turner, likes to cause trouble and is girlfriend of Lukino.
- Timothy: An old doctor working at the CDC.
- Lukino: The CDC's security chief, has six piercings, two on both ears and one on the nose and left eye, and is boyfriend of Kathy.