Sega GT Online Xbox

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2004
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
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  1. 74
    Whats unfortunate is there is no real difference in graphics from Sega GT 2002, which is disappointing. I would have liked to have seen better car models, car damage and effects. Why is it that games which claim excellent realism, often the cars handling is poor?
  2. 72
    For all its faults, Sega GT Online is a good arcade racer -whilst the likes of TOCA and Project Gotham go for simulation, Sega GT gives you an old-fashioned (and some would say out-dated) arcade feel.
  3. 70
    This isn't the best buy if all you want is an online racer. That's, by far, GT Online's weakest aspect, which is why the final score is drastically lower than the original.
  4. I have major issues with the steering being too sensitive, but most everything seems to chug along quite nicely. Outfitting cars and stocking up the garage is always fun, but prepared to invest some time to do so.
  5. Despite improvements, the game does look visually dated, and as such can't hope to top PGR2 in a beauty competition.
  6. The game runs smoothly and offers decent competition from the cpu cars.
  7. At every turn, Sega GT Online screams "middle of the road", beset with every GT cliché in the book and with few noteworthy features beyond the obvious online antics to make it stand out from the overcrowded ranks of Gran Turismo wannabes.
  8. While the $20 price tag might seem like a great reason to pick up Sega GT Online, it’s not.
  9. If you have played Sega GT 2002 at all, in any way, stick clear of this title, and avoid that empty feeling you'll get from paying money to play it.
  10. The $19.99US price point doesn’t make it a complete write-off.
  11. Regardless of which online game type you decide to compete in, any game that you play will be stricken by a pretty severe amount of lag.
  12. Edge Magazine
    60
    Ultimately, owners of Sega GT should ask themselves whether a handful of new elements and the online component are worth the investment (even at the reduced price). [Feb 2004, p.107]
  13. GMR Magazine
    60
    GT Online's price merely makes it attractive in a low-budget, disposable way. [Jan 2004, p.90]
  14. games(TM)
    60
    The unmistakable quality persists but only the keenest fans are likely to find the online component draw enough to upgrade, while the same newbie-repelling difficulty as before may struggle to attract fresh followers. [Jan 2004, p.115]
  15. The online experience as a whole needs some serious work. I’m not sure if it’s lag-related, or simply poor coding, but it’s not unusual to see cars sort of “stutter” their way ahead of or behind you in turns. Collision detection is also fairly shoddy online.
  16. 60
    If you expect the budget price to reflect the game's poor online performance, you shouldn't be too disappointed. If you demand the same performance and quality in your games that you do in your cars, you'll probably want to pass this one over.
  17. The offline modes of Sega GT Online are completely intact and even deeper than before, with more cars and tracks, so at $20 it's a fantastic deal if you haven't already played it. But if, instead, you're looking for the best online racing game, Sega GT Online just isn't it.
  18. I would suggest at least getting the buggy parts of the Live experience cleaned up before you release a game like this to the public.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JamesI.
    Jan 9, 2005
    9
    This is THE BEST racing sim for XBOX. The simulation - the feel of the cars as you race them is nearly identical to Gran Turismo 3 - the This is THE BEST racing sim for XBOX. The simulation - the feel of the cars as you race them is nearly identical to Gran Turismo 3 - the single greatest racing sim ever created. Project Gotham 2 by contrast is awful with its "honking" noise every time you hit something, and the over all feel is way off from what should be expected from a racing sim. The only real shortcoming is the inability to have more than one single game save. Full Review »
  2. Uter
    Feb 6, 2004
    8
    It's a good game, that would have been better if the other racers on xbox didn't exist. it can't really comete with projectIt's a good game, that would have been better if the other racers on xbox didn't exist. it can't really comete with project gotham 2, or rallisport challenge. sega gt is a bit of a rip off of gran turismo, but that's not really a bad thing. Full Review »
  3. GarrettS.
    Jan 31, 2004
    10
    I love this game!!!