• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2000

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. AllDreamcast
    If Jet Grind Radio doesn't walk away with Game Of The Year honors this year, it certainly deserves the award for being the most original in both graphics and gameplay.
  2. Antagonist
    Heck, one of the coolest games EVER! A combination of punk sensibility, fantastic music, great gameplay, and just plain awsomeness.
  3. CheckOut
    A game that lets you live out those teenage fantasies we've all had about joining a gang, rollerblading through the streets with total abandon and tagging the hell out of anything with a flat surface.
  4. CNET Gamecenter
    A visually gorgeous game that combines awesome graphics, fresh gameplay, irresistible music, and incredible design in a polished package that is a true original.
  5. It is wonderfully eclectic, irresistibly irreverent, and visually delectable.
  6. Daily Radar
    Delivers on every level -- gameplay, graphics, sound and, especially, originality. Greedy as we are, we can only complain that there isn't even more goodness.
  7. 100
    A supremely replayable action game that is fun, cool, relatively challenging, very edgy in tone (cops shooting at graffiti-spraying teenagers?) and very unique.
  8. Dreamcast HQ
    Maybe I'm just being picky, but I found the camera positioning quite annoying at times, especially in the last section of the final boss.
  9. Dreamcast.net
    Its action packed, has exceptional control and is simply a treat to gaze upon.
  10. Game Fan
    A knock-you-on-your-ass game that's so good it should be considered a felony not to own it.
  11. With its fresh attitude and fun gameplay, this is a great alternative to sniffing paint cans in the morning.
  12. 90
    The simple, but challenging gameplay will suck you in.
  13. Believe the hype. Jet Grind Radio is top-notch in every way and there's absolutely no excuse for not adding it to your Dreamcast library.
  14. If you own a Dreamcast, you really would be an unadulterated fool not to purchase this game. For JSR, quite simply, rocks.
  15. A game full of redefinitions, forcing you to really rethink what you expect out of a game from an audio/visual standpoint while delivering some exciting, balanced gameplay at the same time.
  16. I consider it one of the best games to be released in the past 3 years.
  17. Great. It's just too short. It's original, stylish, cool, enjoyable, and is definitely meant to be played LOUD. I just couldn't believe it when after a few day's sporadic play I'd defeated all three gangs.
  18. The most visually innovative and stunning game to hit any console. Oh yeah, it's a lot of fun too.
  19. 100
    A game that captures the essence of why most of us started playing games in the first place -- skill, speed, innovation and style, with gameplay that's as fun to watch as it is to play.
  20. 96
    It is, without a doubt, the biggest breath of fresh air to sweep through gaming in a good long while, and no Dreamcast owner's library would be complete without it.
  21. From the second you turn on your Dreamcast, you'll realize you're stepping into a game world like no other, and you may never want to leave.
  22. Sega X
    The smooth controls and gameplay will keep you coming back for more, while the dynamic graffiti design system and online abilities will ensure much long term value.
  23. Spank!
    There's plenty of challenging levels and the most blinkered PS2 stalwart would have to admit that it looks amazing.
  24. Total Video Games
    Its beautiful, fast, fun, and full of style, there's nothing out on the market like it so expect to be surprised the first time you see it in action.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#7 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 73
  2. Negative: 10 out of 73
  1. PeterF.
    May 1, 2006
    This is positively amazing for a game this early, especially for the Dreamcast.
  2. JT
    Sep 20, 2004
    AWESOME. That's all that can be said.
  3. Stan
    Jun 27, 2004
    This game COULD have been awesome. It has great looks, great sounds, great level design... but it controls so poorly, and the camera is so This game COULD have been awesome. It has great looks, great sounds, great level design... but it controls so poorly, and the camera is so bad, it gets nearly unplayable sometimes! You may not notice in early levels, but later JGR just ceased to be fun. Full Review »