• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2000
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Arcade racing fans will be drooling over this game for a long, long time.
  2. Much more than a straight forward port of the decent arcade driving game, Rush 2049 on the home consoles packs in vehicular combat and insane stunt driving for a pleasing combination of addictive gameplay formulas.
  3. Actually outshines its arcade brother in terms of gameplay, graphics and last ability.
  4. A fast and beautiful arcade racer that's thin on the single-player experience but thick with multiplayer fun.
  5. A quirky save system and confusing front end keep it from greatness, but still a fantastic game!
  6. The new "wing" feature allows you to fly through the streets of San Francisco with added control along with the ability to create new stunts and tricks.
  7. With more shortcuts and goodies than you can shake a futuristic stick at, this game's got what it takes to leave the competition in the dust.
  8. 90
    Excellent track design, sweet graphics, and big replay value make Rush 2049 the best arcade racer for the Dreamcast.
  9. You're going to have to stick with the game for a while if you hope to unlock everything it has to offer, but I sincerely doubt that, that will be a problem as each mode is as fun and engaging as it is unique.
  10. If you're looking for a simulation, this ain't it. But then, that's hardly the point.
  11. With a multitude of elements that let it transcend that narrow and often underrated genre, racing fans and those simply seeking a wild, entertaining experience would do well to check it out.
  12. Easily the best installment yet with slick and fast visuals, an awsome multiplayer mode and an enormous amount of modes, tracks and secrets to explore.
  13. It came as quite a surprise to me when Rush 2049 was not only a blast to play, but offered up an impressive amount of replay value as well.
  14. Its solid visuals, imaginative tracks, tight control, and over-the-top physics model make it a winner in the arcade racing genre.
  15. 90
    If anything, the Dreamcast version just looks outstanding.
  16. 70
    Rush offers a comprehensive package and, whilst it is not uncommon to find games which offer such variety, it is rare to find a gem of a game like San Francisco Rush 2049 where it not only has the width, but the depth too.
  17. Friends are the key to the fun factor of San Francisco Rush 2049, so don't expect much if you play it alone.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. JustinM.
    May 5, 2005
    10
    This game is the best i rank number 1!
  2. MishuM.
    Apr 20, 2005
    10
    Very very very very gooooood game.
  3. Aaron
    Apr 4, 2005
    10
    Great game all-a-round!!! great graphics, cars, tracks, etc.