• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2002

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. A visual feast with each car modeled with incredible care. Everything from the texture work right down to the tiny car logos on the hoods is impeccable. [Oct 2002, p.110]
  2. At early levels, SGT is more accessible than "GT3" and is almost always a joy to play. [11 Oct 2002, p.86]
  3. Easily the best racer of this year, Sega GT 2002 has also become a serious competitor to reigning king "Gran Turismo 3."
  4. From start to finish, it's a class act, and one that you'll obsess over for months to come. [XGamer]
  5. Excellent AI, controls and sound design combine their respective strengths to make a package that's stronger than the sum of its parts.
  6. 88
    The biggest criticisms I have for this game are the limited number of tracks and the huge amount of time it takes to get cool stuff.
  7. 88
    There are just enough extras and different modes to really make this game a must-have.
  8. The longest racing game available for Xbox.
  9. 85
    "Rallisport Challenge" is much more specialized, and, arguably, better executed, but Sega GT 2002's experience is much more comprehensive.
  10. I consider this title a pretty good Sega rendition of "Gran Turismo 3." [Oct 2002, p.90]
  11. It borrows from the best of Sony's series, but its own unique GT mode, aggressive A.I. and simplified upgrade system make SGT feel like a very different game. [Oct 2002, p.202]
  12. Although the handling is solid, and the visuals sport some cool effects, the inclusion of only 12 tracks does serious damage to the lasting appeal.
  13. GT 2002's only real issue is a relative lack of racetracks, but the game has enough depth to overcome that problem.
  14. An extremely well-designed, very playable game with a fair learning curve and gorgeous visuals. Well done. [Fall 2002, p.102]
  15. Has the cars, moments of originality and the track designs to threaten even the mighty Project Gotham Racing and if the graphics were a little more impressive it may just have pipped it.
  16. The game has great features, just not enough of them to compete with the likes of Gran Turismo. Had SegaGT 2002 had more cars and a lot more tracks we might be singing a different tune.
  17. Were it not for the lack of Xbox Live support, the somewhat tedious pace of the Career mode..., Sega GT would be nothing less than a "Gran Turismo" killer.
  18. The game features quality graphics, sound, controls, and options but doesn't really sign above the competition in any of the aforementioned categories.
  19. It's not quite as big as "GT3" in terms of races and events, but there's still plenty of gameplay, and expansion disks and online capability on the horizon.
  20. Whatever you make of Setga GT's game structure, there is little you can say about the game's graphics other than "awesome." [Sept 2002, p.70]
  21. If you just want something to race in circles while oohing and aahing over the purty but extremely exaggerated lens flare, this isn't for you. Sega GT 2002 is a game with substance.
  22. It's always just race after race after race with same amount of cash and the same prizes without any incentive outside of buying a new car or tuning the existing one. Frankly, it gets dull.
  23. 70
    Despite the great visual and sound package, Sega GT's gameplay isn't tuned for a fun ride: Competitions can be won only through buying the best parts - and not through your driving.
  24. The AI is a pushover, the course design is rather bland, the trackside graphics are blander, and the game length is too short.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. JMAN51
    Jul 8, 2004
    Yeah its not GT3 but it is still the best sim racing game on Xbox, until Forza comes out this Fall which will hopefully be able to challenge the GT series. There are minor things I dislike in this game but most are things in GT3 I wish Sega GT 2002 had. Full Review »
  2. David
    Feb 16, 2003
    This game would be great if I were any good at it.
  3. Boilingpoint
    Dec 31, 2002
    Great, Excellent, Fabulous... Just a few choice names to describe this wonderful game. True graphically it's no better than the Sony's infamouse GT3, (which is no bad thing) however, the gameplay is where this one wins out, much, much stronger, with far better AI. I could go on, but put in basic terms, get it, enjoy it and have fun... Full Review »