Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!
User reviews: Very Positive (764 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 19, 2012

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"One of the most stylish video games ever made. Looks great in "HD", too."

About This Game

Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!

Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!

Key Features:

  • Heritage Collection treatment:
    Now available via PC Digital download, Jet Set Radio is part of Sega’s Heritage Collection series and now features lush HD visuals, developer interviews, and amazing fan-created graffiti.
  • Classic Beats:
    Skate to the funky tunes of Pirate Radio! Jet Set Radio still features 29 of 30 tracks from the original Dreamcast release.
  • Express yourself:
    Choose from a massive catalog of classic and new graffiti or create your own and use it to tag walls, billboards, cars, and even rival gang members!
  • The gang’s all here:
    Recruit more than 10 playable characters to your gang, each with their own unique graffiti!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or newer
    • Processor:Pentium 4 or Athlon CPU > 1Ghz or newer
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256Mb video RAM or more (256Mb video RAM or more)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Game of my childhood, thank you Sega
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Rollerskating and graffiti? F**K YEAH!

This blend of vandalism and skating is amazing. Who would've thought this was a great combo?

BUY THIS GAME NOW!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Have you ever wanted to be a rollar-blading punk, rollin' around the city tagging walls, and stickin' it to the man?
No? Maaaan ♥♥♥♥ you get out of here yes you have. This game is known far across the land for it's kickin' soundtrack, beats so thick you could bounce a coin off 'em. Also, it's so old GBA could run it, so don't sweat the specs. Only worry is the keyboard controls suck harder than your EX girlfriend, so grab an Xbox 360 controller and get going.

Now the objective of the game is simple, roll around the city, tag some walls, and keep away from the fuzz. However, this is all done to the sweet sonic sound that will be oozing out of the audio device of your choosing. It also helps that this game has graphically dated better than you could ever dream of. (Oh snap son.) You might get one Jet rank on your first playthrough. Might. If you wanna get Jet on every mission you must first study the anicent urban staking gurus.

There are moments where this game gets janky, though. Even with the right controller getting your character to move how you want can be like trying to guide a small badger through a den of hungry lions. Or sorta like that. Only less guiding the badger through the den and more like the badger just ♥♥♥♥♥ing out, The game also lasts about as long as Chaos Knight's mana bar in a teamfight.

HOWEVER. Deep down you know you don't just want this game, you need it. You NEED to grind on that rail, you NEED to tag that wall, you NEED to UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF LOVE
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
If your computer monitor is at a resolution below 1336x768, the launcher options will be unreadable and the keyboard controls are abysmal. Also the game will not save. I've noticed many people have asked for help on the official SEGA forums and this issue still hasn't been resolved.

This game has been on Steam since 2012. It's very frustrating knowing that these bugs have gone unfixed.

The game itself is very good. Although I do not recommend you get it from Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Would be a good game, only there is no saving.
It says there is, but when you save, and quit the game, you'll be kicked back to the opening tutorial if you start the game and try to load your file. It doesn't matter how far you got. You will be forced back to the beginning.
I do not recommend this to anyone, unless you like all your hard-earned progress completely erased each time you start the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Don't buy this even if it is really cheap.
I couldn't get the game to save, unless i just left it running.
If sega were to fix this gamebreaking bug this game would be 'OK' at best but only with a controller.
Im off to go get my hands on an old xbox with the better version Jet set radio future.
Unless they plan to port Jet set radio future to steam, and fix this bug sega can go ♥♥♥♥ themselves with a rake.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
10/10 got shot by cops for skating.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
what a good game.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
horrible, game does not save at all. very bad bug. great game if you could save. you have to start from the beginning each time you play
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Dreamcast/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Not gonna lie. Any and all nostalgia for this game is lost. The art and music is still great, the concept is still good, but the gameplay is just terrible. Like, unbearably bad. I mean it was a first for its time so that kind of stuff is expected, but there is no excuse for a game this bad being rereleased and still having the glitchy gameplay. Hate me for it, but Sonic '06 has better gameplay IMO.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Holy ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ the controls are 0/10

Combine terrible controls with impossible to avoid policemen = This game.
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27.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Unlike its contemporaries, which incorporated more simulator-esque aspects into their design with indepth skating mechanics that sought to emulate their real-life mechanics, Jet Set Radio is at heart an arcade game. It plays fast and loose with the concept of inline skating, even automating aspects like grind tricks to further simplify the controls.

It doesn't lose any difficulty as a result, and this is a game that demands you learn how to play it.

This isn't the best port. Graphical glitches objects popping-in are the norm, bugs are everywhere (I encountered a particularly annoying one where my game refused to save until I just gave up and reinstalled it), and the new tutorial gives vague and in one occasion flat-out wrong information required to complete it - as well as skipping over integral parts of the gameplay such as wallride jumping.

It's nearly unplayable with a traditional keyboard and mouse scheme, there's no level select for retrying story missions, there's no retry level in the game itself (you simply have to exit back to the hub to retry a level), and the game doesn't display the requirements for high rankings or even how scoring works.

Despite all this - and despite it being really important that you know all this before purchasing - I absolutely recommend playing this game. That wonderful experience of mastering mechanics you'll initially suck at, learning the levels inside and out, the famous OST and the sheer amount of style that this game exudes make this a game worth more than just buying, but a game that's worth getting pretty bloody intimate with.

So get with it, so you too can understand UNDERSTAND, UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND, UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF LOVE.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
how come whenever i beat the first mission it crashes and i have to start over?
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
So much fun, and yet so simple. The soundtrack is just Perfect :)
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Basically the best video game adaptation of The Warriors.
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11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
TIGHT!
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
classic sega game great visuals great soundtrack just dont have anything to argue about it if i could i would give it 2 thumbs up
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Alright. This Dreamcast classic is a bit on the touchy side for me. All Dreamcast titles had their issues, but the gameplay is so hard to control. If you go a certain speed, you are NOT going to make that rail. If you go too fast, you're going to FLY PAST that rail. Time to compare to its sequel, Jet Set Radio Future. JSRF does not have that freaking timer that the first one has, which allows you a lot more time to get to explore each level. It also causes a lot less stress, so you're less prone to screw up whatever stunts you're trying to accomplish. The music is nice, but the variety is a lot better on JSRF as are the level designs. Truly, the nostalgia and beauty of the game is very nice. The story isn't all that shabby, and it IS fun to an extent. I do recommend it since it is cheap, but don't be too surprised about how much the controls suck.
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
It can be fun at times, but it's really annoying trying to find the extremely particular ways of getting to the right parts of the map
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