Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,445 reviews) - 88% of the 1,445 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 19, 2012

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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


    • 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
159 of 171 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Sprayed some grafitti downtown
Rolled down faster than the speed of sound
Police and SWAT came after me
Couldn't catch up to my blades and sick tricks
Got away and back in my garage
Fired up the pc, and played this game
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Do you understand the concept of love?

If you don't: Play this game.

If you do: Play this game.

If you're half and half: Play this game.

Just play this game already.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Jet Set Radio

Not Jet Set Radio Future
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
If you were around for the Dreamcast's brief lifespan, you'll remember some of the stylized, imaginative, and just plain "they would never approve this as a full budget disc release today" games that marked the system's legacy, shortly before it flamed out amongst the likes of the Playstation 2 and the XBox. Jet Grind Radio, as we knew it in North America, was a big deal at the time, thanks in no small part to the cel-shaded graphics ("it looks like a cartoon!") and its absurd premise of street ruffians with magnetic inline skates tagging their turf with graffiti while evading an escalating police onslaught tantamount to the Five-O's response in a Grand Theft Auto game. Apparently urban vandalism is an offense so severe as to warrant an "execute on sight" approach by the logic of JSR's universe, and yet tagging is the only thing that can stop an evil corporate overlord with a giant turntable on top of a skyscraper from using a forbidden vinyl record to summon the devil. Look, if you weren't already drawn in by the aesthetic, the plot isn't going to make converts of anyone.

I'll be the first to admit more than a little bit of bias due to the affection that I and others from my gaming generation have for the Dreamcast. Without making a wholesale "you kind of had to be there" qualifier in my endorsement of Jet Set Radio, the fact is that some of its gameplay aspects haven't held up very well. The controls never felt quite right while trying to stick a rail and initiate a grind, a skill that is crucial to master if you're going to get a handle for traversing the game's maps to make all your tagging goals within the time limit. Sometimes it feels like the geometry could have been a little more forgiving, other times it's the camera that causes you to fumble around in empty space before plummeting past your intended rail, and even after hours of play it's hard to get a feel positioning your character for grinds. Tricks were never supposed to be the game's selling point, but every time a half pipe shows up, the weird space-time dilation of your skater's momentum that occurs combined with the camera's abrupt low swoop gives me a sense of mild vertigo. I usually end up just skating up the side of the pipe and coming to a stop so I can scoot my way forward to the tagging point I'm supposed to hit. Fun.

The PC port supplements the basic Dreamcast controls by adding camera control with the right analog stick, which while not an unwelcome addition, doesn't add much benefit while trying to navigate levels that were never designed to be these massive sprawling cityscapes. The result is that panning the camera around makes the environment seem a little more claustrophobic. JSR's graphical aesthetic still holds up pretty well, although as a game originally intended for 480i televisions, some of the seams start to show on a modern high resolution monitor. The primitive models for bystanders stand out much more in comparison to your articulate skater, and some of the textures are just butt ugly.

Still, time hasn't done much to dilute Jet Set Radio's charm, and I can't rightly call it a bad game despite its more frustrating gameplay moments (there's that bias showing again, whither goest thou, objectivity?). Some will undoubtedly be less tolerant of the clunky controls than I was during my revisit of it, and had it been framed as a regular inline skating game with less heart and a celebrity endorsement and Offspring songs, I probably wouldn't have given it much of my time either. If you want to briefly reconnect with the good feels that JSR gave you back in the day, this port will scratch that itch. But if you still have a (functioning) Dreamcast sitting in the attic, you might as well dust that off and fire up some of the other classics from that era.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
This game is awesome! Brings back memories of my Dreamcast days. I actually thought it wouldn't be as good as i remember it, thought it might have aged badly. I was wrong it's better than i remember. This game has everything, cool music, visually appealing graphics, variety in levels and a choice of characters. At the moment its on sale at £0.79. Its a steal at that price. By the way it works with an Xbox pad which is a bonus and controls are fairly easy.
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