User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Dreamcast)

90
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Great version of THPS2 Xeirxes (3) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (31 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
100
The Video Game Critic
With award-winning gameplay and ample replay value, Tony Hawk 2 proves itself a worthy sequel.
100
Game industry News (GiN)
Pro Skater is definitely bursting with replay value, and it's also a real blast to play. Any title of this vast quality easily deserves 5 GiN Gems. Just don't expect me to wear Vans, have my hair hanging from the side of my head, or committing felonies on my board.
100
Gaming Target
As I sit here and write this, I am seriously debating whether this is the best game ever made or not. You see, as of now, Soul Calibur holds the top spot in my top ten, but I’m really not sure anymore. I just can’t convey in words how great of a game this is. It’s easily the best value, since it could seemingly last forever. Just please purchase it. Now!
98
Game Informer Magazine
In the November 2000 issue of the world’s greatest video game magazine, associate editor Jay Fitzloff blew the roof off the scoring scale by giving the PlayStation version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 a perfect rating. Finding it more enjoyable than any other game in recent memory, I almost followed in his footsteps, but before I could sell my soul, I realized the game was in fact far from perfect.
95
Game Informer Magazine
The lighting and textures are improved, yet there’s something different about the Dreamcast version of Pro Skater 2 that I can’t quite put my finger on – mostly because it’s blistered after only a few minutes of play. Treyarch did everything it could to perform a Sony-to-Sega transplant, but there’s no avoiding the differences in the two consoles’ controllers. For one reason or another, trick landing just isn’t as tight, causing those who played on PlayStation to instantly notice this version’s flaws before noting its enhancements. Those who missed the Tony Hawk boat in the PS-X sea, however, should run to the store and buy this title immediately. As action games go, there is no other that delivers this much entertainment on so many levels.
90
Thunderbolt Games
It must be time to wrap this review up, because I just misspelled mildly, creepy, and randomly added a “d” to the end of “because.” At the end of the day, I really like this game. Correction: at the end of the day, I really love this game. It’s the only sequel to the Tony Hawk series that ever made any substantial leaps at improving the core game. A Dreamcast and a copy of this game will cost you less than Tony Hawk’s Underground 2, which sucks ass. Plus, a Dreamcast is a great system. So there, go buy it.
90
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Neversoft have bettered their best, with even more secrets, tricks, courses, options and skaters than before. While some simulations lose sight of fun in their quest to provide yet more realism and features, this cannot be said of THPS2. With a veritable plethora of secrets and hidden areas, and an easy-to-pick-up control system, it's hard to have anything but fun while playing this. The best skate sim ever, and one of the best sports or arcade titles ever on the Dreamcast. Essential, even for owners of the first game.
88
4Players.de
Ein wirklich geniales Game! Wer schon vom Vorgänger in den Bann gezogen wurde, der wird den zweiten Teil einfach lieben. Dieses Skateboarding-Spektakel darf einfach in keiner Dreamcast-Sammlung fehlen. Der verbesserte und erweiterte Karriere-Modus, ein umfassender Skater- und Park-Editor, der fetzige und stimmungsvolle Soundtrack sowie das ausgezeichnete Gameplay sind nur einige der Kaufgründe für diesen überragenden Titel aus dem Hause Activision. Berechtigt stellt man sich da die Frage: Was will man eigentlich mehr? Der Titel bietet auf lange Sicht nämlich einfach alles um für Wochen, wenn nicht gar Monate, zu unterhalten -wollen doch die zahlreichen Strecken, versteckten Skater, Videos zu den jeweiligen Akteuren und Cheats erst einmal freigespielt werden.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Au final, THPS 2 ne change en rien de ses versions sur les autres supports et c'est tant mieux. Il demeure un véritable régal à tous points de vue en offrant un excellent niveau de gameplay et surtout une durée de vie tout à fait intéressante. La Dreamcast de son côté lui fait bénéficier de tout son potentiel pour le plus grand plaisir des yeux, en bref, on en salive encore...
75
Gamezone (Germany)
Der zweite Titel der Sk8er-Reihe ist mit einigenVerbesserungen wieder mal sehr gelungen. Eine Unzahl an Trick´s, viele Area´s und jede Menge Board´s. Der Spielmodi ist wieder einmal sehr herausfordernd, so müssen verschiedene Punkte in einem Gebiet erreicht, eine Anzahl an Trick´s gestanden und versteckte Items gefunden werden. Abgesehen davon, dass ein eigener Boarder erstellt werden kann, ist es auch möglich neue Sk8-Parks zu gestalten.
70
Gamekult
Une fois de plus, Tony Hawk 2 est à la hauteur de sa réputation et réussit avec brio sa conversion sur Dreamcast. On regrette cependant que cette adaptation n'apporte aucun élément supplémentaire aux précédentes versions. Il n'en reste pas moins qu'en matière de jeux de skateboard, Tony Hawk 2 reste une référence et que désormais tous les possesseurs de la console de Sega pourront effectuer les tricks hallucinants de ce jeu hors pair.