Year: 2000
Publisher: Sega

We think this game started the whole cel-shaded graphics era. After Jet Grind Radio blew everyone’s minds upon release, a slew of games featuring this title’s cartoon sheen started popping up everywhere. Mad respect to this OG. The music was memorable and it fit the game’s theme perfectly. We controlled Beat as we skated all over Japan and laid down tags, evaded police, and landed sweet tricks. Thank the gaming Gods because they’re blessing us with an HD re-release of this classic.