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Jet Set Radio (Series) Review

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Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Jet Set Radio is an action game where you play a skating youth traversing Tokyo, spraying graffiti and evading authorities. It was influenced from late 90s Japanese pop culture such as the rhythm game PaRappa the Rapper.

Jet Set Radio received acclaim for its graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay. It won several awards and was nominated for many others. A Game Boy Advance version, developed by Vicarious Visions, was released in 2003, along with versions for Japanese mobile phones. In 2012, Jet Set Radio was digitally re-released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS, followed by releases for Windows, PlayStation Vita and Android. A sequel,
  • Jet Set Radio (2000) on Dreamcast
  • Jet Grind Radio (2003) on Game Boy Advance
  • Jet Set Radio (2012) digitally re-released Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS, PC, PlayStation Vita and Android.
  • Jet Set Radio Future (2002) on original Xbox in 2002.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2012

Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative, Open World, Simulation and Sports

Developer: @Sega


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Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 10 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Jet Set Radio usually costs £6.49. 

Jet Set Radio

PlayStation Store PS Vita £6.49
PlayStation Store PS3 Free
PlayStation Store PS3 £6.49
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 with frequent moderate violence and occasional mild language. During the course of the game, police will try to apprehend the player's character. This can involve the use of firearms, the effect of which is non-realistic. The police officers will occasionally use mildly offensive language such as *!@?*, hell and damn. The player can create new graffiti by using a virtual keyboard which will allow any words to be used. Newly created graffiti is only available on the console on which it was created.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Jet Set Radio Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Sega) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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