Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!
User reviews: Very Positive (751 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Game of my childhood, thank you Sega
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
wow nice
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
10/10 got shot by cops for skating.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Dreamcast/10
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
what a good game.
Posted: October 19
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
this is the best simulation of china
i know because im from there
well i watch chinese cartoons and read chinese comics so i consider myself chinese XD :)
china always waste moni on attack cahper to kill graffirrttti artists and now there porr
yes and music is very chinese too
very good game chinese/jaopana
Posted: September 24
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5.8 hrs on record
Great gameplay and design. Just port Jet Set Radio Future already.
Posted: September 30
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2.4 hrs on record
Basically, the main reviews you'll see when you go to buy the game do not mention that you absolutely NEED a controller/gamepad to play this game. Jet Set Radio is an amazing game, and the graphics on PC look great, but the controls are god-awful. You can't even do the basic objective (tagging various spots across the city) with a keyboard and mouse. It completely requires an analog stick. So before you buy this game, make sure you have Better DS3 or something else to make your console controller compatible with your PC.
Posted: September 24
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4.0 hrs on record
Great game and I was amazed that this use to be a sega saturn game! As old as it is the graphics are not bad at all. The actual game itself is short but since I died a lot from the funky physics it felt quite lengthy. The game also has quite a few unlockables from beatin the game repeatedly but for the harder charachter unlocks it just feels sometimes unfair to even complete the challenges. I absolutely hated the tokyo time square sort of level since if you fell off ( or were shot off from the helicopter, or were zapped off) you would have to take an elevator up constantly. Another annoyance that comes up with the elevator is that whenever you go up to escape the thugs below you HAVE to watch a cutscene of them being angry with losing you. In the game there is so much waiting through unnecessary cutscenes mid level. Its fuunny te see your charachter jump completely at a 90 degree angle at a rail and seem your charachter grind that horzontal rail.
If you liked he Tony Hawk games I think this would be enjoyable enough for you. Honestly theres a lot of annoyances in the game but when you have mastered the mechanics you will feel pretty cool when you make a combo streak of a 100. I also have to give props to the final boss. I aso have to consider how old this game really is and the extra features and goodies that were brought to this port.

6/10 LIKED
P.S. The more this game is bought, the more likely for the sequal port "Jet Set Radio Future" which is the superior game and one of my favorites.
Posted: September 24
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8.0 hrs on record
The best thing about this version of Jet Set Radio is that it DOES include the soundtrack and levels from the NTSC Dreamcast version (most ports I've seen cut those out). That means you get Grind Square, the best level in the game, with Rob Zombie, Cold and Professional Murder Music blasting while you soar through the air spraypainting apache helicopters from one powerline to the next!

Seriously though, if you can't get your hands on the original Dreamcast version, this is the next best thing. The graphics hold up great in HD (so long as you don't pay much attention to the wood-block pedestrians), the controls with a gamepad are slick, and the potential to mod the game for custom grafitti tags opens the floodgates for your own creativity. And if you've never played Jet Set Radio before, $5 gets you a wild and brutally challenging experience with a culture straight out of MTV's best years.

One warning: This is not a long game by any stretch. You'll easily finish a playthrough in one sitting if you know what you're doing. At $5, the game is basically a dollar an hour of story. Thankfully, the extra tasks such as collecting all graffiti souls, unlocking all characters and getting JET on every level are so brutally tough that completionists can attack this game for weeks.
Posted: September 25
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0.4 hrs on record
This game for me is the purest form of nostalgia. I honestly don't have any bad memories while playing this game, even if there was something going on, I sat down and played an hour or two of JetSet and I felt better again. By far my favorite Dreamcast game.

The PC port is flawless, with the one small downside that it runs at 30 FPS vs 60 FPS, but I honestly don't even notice it much while playing with a controller. The graphics look pretty good in HD, and I'm very glad they didn't redo the textures.

Overall, I love this game and am so happy that I found out there was a PC version. Would buy for full price if it hadn't been on sale on the Humble Store.
Posted: September 25
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7.1 hrs on record
This is a fantastic game, and I'd still be playing it on the dreamcast if I hadn't lost the disc. It's not the most active game, but there's something intensely satisfying about mapping a perfect route and executing it with a simple series of button taps and joystick pushes. I imagine serious fighting game players must feel the same way. The graphics are clean and stylish, and the the music is classic.

And man, does that shot of Shibuya make me nostalgic.
Posted: September 25
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12.7 hrs on record
Although the gameplay is very bare, it's a great classic with an amazing soundtrack.
Posted: September 29
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9.3 hrs on record
Childhood game so colorful best soundtrack in my opinion and rollerskating i wonder how many games have this sort of content that blew everyones mind.
Posted: September 30
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46.3 hrs on record
i like dreamcast games beter than new games
Posted: September 26
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0.5 hrs on record
vandalism simulator
Posted: September 27
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10.2 hrs on record
This game needs a soundtrack badly
the game is amazing,
you play (can) as a dog.
10\10
Posted: September 25
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0.4 hrs on record
This game honestly needs an Xbox controller.
Posted: September 25
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1.1 hrs on record
So much fun, and yet so simple. The soundtrack is just Perfect :)
Posted: October 7
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