• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2000
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. This is the type of game that mothers hate.
  2. 90
    2049 features great new standard racing tracks spilling with amazing shortcuts at every turn and a new coins system that unlocks secrets.
  3. Its solid visuals, imaginative tracks, tight control, and over-the-top physics model make it a winner in the arcade racing genre.
  4. The added improvements, like the new wings, will ensure gaming pleasure for months to come.
  5. A fun, if not exactly classic, future-racer, riddled with shortcuts and offering plenty to do. Pales in comparison to "F-Zero X," though.
  6. 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.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    10
    Rush 2049 is an amazing racing game and has an intense trick system that allows you to fly through the air spinning the car around and doing insane twists. The game will provide you with countless hours of fun. I know I say this a lot, but it's easily one of the best games for the N64. Full Review »
  2. Dec 16, 2012
    9
    It's a real shame that San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't get as much attention as the other racing titles because this game is overflowing with content. A deep and exciting single player mode, multiplayer that supports 4 players and is just as good as Mario Kart 64's multiplayer mode, crazy physics, a crap-ton of shortcuts, wings, and some pretty cool music. There were some annoyances like the camera going a little crazy in stunt mode at times and the fact that you can only race on Alcatraz in the arcade port (seriously, how cool would that be for this version?). But looking at the big picture, there are very few flaws in this game. The amount of unlockables, support for the Expansion Pak, and detailed graphics make this an amazing experience. Not only is it easily in the top 5 for N64 racing games, but it really is a serious contender for number 1, and that is not an exaggeration. Full Review »