• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2002
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. It's been developed so that the more you play it, the more you enjoy it. And there's enough depth and unlockables--not to mention a two-player mode--that this one is far less likely to collect dust than any other racers you may have in your collection.
  2. It's "SSX Tricky" on water. [Jan 2003, p.176]
  3. More extreme sports fun, but this time it's all wet. Finishing is only half the battle: performing tricks factors into the final standings. [Feb 2003, p.92]
  4. Performing stunts is easy -- almost too easy, if you ask me.
  5. Doesn’t offer anything new to players who have played "Wave Race" and "Jet Moto."
  6. An uneventful, but not altogether unenjoyable racing game that fails to distinguish itself from the pack. [Dec 2002, p.120]
  7. If you’re looking for a technically gorgeous title that truly shows off the depth of its environments to the limits of the system hardware, X2O does a beautiful job of giving the player amazing water effects.
  8. Features some great tracks and can be fun to play at times, but it does not have the challenge or features to give it real staying power.
  9. A good middle-of-the-road trick-based racer that should please fans of the genre, and it's an accessible entry point for newcomers as well.
  10. The lack of creative ideas and thinking made this a pretty bland watercraft game.
  11. 70
    Doesn't really try to do anything new at all, and so it comes off as just another basically average and forgettable game.
  12. A knockoff game but one well enough done in the abscence of a new version of the game it's imitating to warrant your time.
  13. 70
    Would have appeared more innovative and garnered a higher Fun Factor rating if not for its blatant similarities in presentation, features, competition modes, FMVs, and even screen layouts with "SSX Tricky."
  14. I thought this game was fun... for 10 minutes. Every time I fired the game up I really wanted to see that "SSX Tricky" splash screen instead. "SSX" is just a lot more fun and satisfying.
  15. The characters are designed to attempt coolness; instead, they just say unfunny one-liners to each other - that's inexcusable. [Holiday 2002, p.54]
  16. I’d liken Jet X20 to playing a not as much fun or polished version of "SSX."
  17. Unfortunately, frustrating AI, boring course variety, and uninspired tricks give this game a slightly above average, generic feel.
  18. Thoroughly under-produced, lacking balance and sophistication. Problems with accessibility and core gameplay combine with a confusing, illogical level design and an uninspiring back-story to create a game that I wouldn't recommend.
  19. 60
    A solid, fun addition to the extreme water sports genre. Borrowing liberally from "SSX's" winning bag of tricks, the game proves entertaining, if not innovative.
  20. Jet is not a wolf in sheep's clothing, it's a sheep in sheep's clothing. It's just what you would expect and nothing more.
  21. 58
    Any sense of coolness quickly evaporates as soon as you pick up a controller as Jet X2O suffers from a control scheme that is twitchier than a two year old on speed.
  22. Decent graphics and gameplay aside, it just isn't terribly fun, and we've already seen a lot of these gameplay ideas in better games like the "SSX" series.
  23. Where Jet X20 falls short is in providing a single, consistent experience. The way racing and tricking are implemented, it is impossible to concentrate on both at the same time.
  24. A solid attempt at watercraft racing that will satisfy less demanding players, but it's a hard game to recommend when earlier games in the genre have done just about everything better.
  25. Lack of online play, so-so visuals, and familiar gameplay doesn’t really bode well in the end.
  26. "SSX" looked better two years ago, and the water comes nowhere near equaling that in last year's "Splashdown." [Dec 2002, p.160]
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DevinP.
    Jun 16, 2004
    10
    Sweet.
  2. Stephane
    Jul 21, 2003
    10
    Extreemly Fun and addicting. Awsome stunts and super good graphics. A must for any racing fan who wants a game a bit diffrent than cars and bikes.