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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (GameCube)

86
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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Game Informer Magazine
Although I've described the game as two separate entities, Neversoft has bridged the gap between them to create an irresistible package born of the classic mold but with an invigorating twist.
91
N-Zone
Mein Gott, wie machen die Jungs von Neversoft das nur immer? Jedes Jahr liefern sie eine noch bessere Version des Vorzeige-Trendsportspiels ab. Wo soll das nur hinführen? Angefangen bei dem total abgefahrenen und cool inszenierten Story-Modus, der teilweise wie eine interaktive Folge von Jackass anmutet, bis hin zum Klassik-Modus, der dem Spieler eigentlich ein Spiel im Spiel eröffnet. Hier haben alteingesessene Tony-Fans die Möglichkeit, alle Levels nach den alten Regeln zu spielen, - einfach cool. Tony Hawk´s Underground 2 bietet alles, was eine Genre-Referenz bieten muss. Zum Glück haben die Entwickler die unpassenden Renneinlagen aus dem Vorgänger eingestampft. Technisch gibt es zwar hier und da Ruckeleinlagen zu ertragen, die aber das Spielgeschehen nicht beeinflussen, und deshalb drücken wir da gern ein Auge zu. Die Musik umfasst das volle Spektrum der Skater-Szene und ist dadurch über jeden Zweifel erhaben.
90
PGNx Media
Although the game is titled “Tony Hawk’s Underground 2," THUG 2 features a healthy dose of Viva la Bam’s Bam Margera. Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 (“THUG 2”) is the sixth game in the Tony Hawk series and as such includes only mild changes to the already great gameplay. While this isn’t really a problem, as the fundamental gameplay is excellent and some of the new additions are pretty cool, it does make you wonder how long Neversoft can pull off these yearly sequels.
90
GameSpy
In many ways, if you played the last game in this popular skateboarding series, Tony Hawk's Underground, then you've already played the new one, not surprisingly titled Tony Hawk's Underground 2. Most of the gameplay has remained the same, the graphics have improved ever so slightly, and the types of goals are a lot like its predecessor. Basically, it's more of the same, wrapped up in a slightly more sophomoric, mean-spirited package, thanks to the ubiquitous prescence of MTV bad boy Bam Margera. That's not a bad thing, of course, as the game is still the best way to get the ollies out of your system without risking a broken ankle.
88
GameZone
Speaking as a fan of the series ever since it popped up on the Sega Dreamcast, the Tony Hawk games never ceased to impress me. Color me impressed when the series made a dramatic change with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and then dazzle us with a great fourth offering. When Tony Hawk’s Underground came out, I began to worry that the series might just lose it’s charm. In fact, I began to feel that I’ve seen and done everything this series has to offer but then comes Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 and much like The Godfather’s Michael Corleone it just keeps pulling me back in . . . gladly I might add. GameCube fans rejoice . . . another skating classic is born.
86
VicioJuegos.com
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 es sin duda de los mejores, por no decir el mejor, de los juegos de este tipo. Gustará a los que no tienen preferencia por estos juegos y encantará a los fans. Bastante recomendable, sobretodo ahora que ha bajado de precio a 20€.
86
Gamesmania
Auch im sechsten Teil der Serie versteht es Neversoft mit viel Kreativität frische Ziele auf den Schirm zu zaubern. Sogar diejenigen unter Euch, die die letzten Tonys zu übertrieben fanden, werden durch den Klassik-Modus zufrieden gestellt. Die neuen fahrbaren Untersätze lassen sich nur teilweise problemlos steuern. Bei den Jump'n'Run-Passagen wurde auch etwas geschlampt, da die Kollisionsabfrage nicht immer optimal ist. Ansonsten heißt es wie schon so oft für alle Skate-Fans: Roll on!
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Ce volet de Tony Hawk fait un pas supplémentaire dans la folie grâce à toute la bande de Jackass. Le mode histoire s'en trouve bien plus fun et déjanté. Pour ceux qui préfèrent un jeu un peu plus propre sur soi, il y a de toute manière le mode classique pour revenir au gameplay originel de la série.
85
1UP
Neversoft may have just about painted itself into a corner with Tony Hawk's Underground 2. If anybody who's not already the hardest of the hardcore exhausts what this game has to offer...well, they're the hardest of the hardcore now.
84
4Players.de
Gelegentlich träume ich selig lächelnd von Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. Tolles Spiel. Hat mich auf Monate hinaus bestens unterhalten. Dann verwischt die Szenerie, und geht nach kurzer Zeit in den vierten Teil über. Das Grinsen wird breiter: Die Spielbarkeit vom zweiten Teil, mit jeder Menge neuer und intelligenter Ideen. Hach. Oh.. ich spüre eine Störung der Macht: Richtig, Tony Hawk’s Underground war eine zwiespältige Sache – und der Nachfolger ist es auch, wie ich leider feststellen muss, während ich langsam erwache. Mal ganz davon abgesehen, dass ich die Story-Zentrierung auf Bam Margera und die allgemeine Verjackassung nicht wirklich gut finde, sind es einfach mal wieder die nett gemeinten, aber schwammig bis lausig umgesetzten Ideen, die dem Spiel nicht nützen, sondern es verschlechtern – allen voran das elend nervige Herumlaufen mit der elend nervigen Kamera und der elend nervigen Steuerung.
83
IGN
After an onslaught of extreme games that came and went and Activision's curious pursuit of the most eccentric regions of extreme sports, such as wakeboarding, the world is left with one -- and thankfully, the best -- of them all, the Tony Hawk series. Going into its sixth iteration, Neversoft's Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is the culmination of six years or refinement, experiment, and expansion from a series that rewrote the way action videogames are played. Not to mention making Activision, Neversoft, and Tony Hawk himself very rich and very popular in the process.
83
Game Revolution
Tony Hawk is 36 years old. He was married for eight years and has three sons. He's an entrepreneur, a cultural icon, a video game pioneer and the greatest skateboarder to ever enter a vert ramp. So why is he running around barfing on cops, flicking boogers at pedestrians and trashing absolutely anything he can get his board on?
82
GameSpot
All in all, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is a strong skateboarding game, though if you've remained devoted to the series, you might not be so impressed with its changes. Nevertheless, the gameplay remains fast, fluid, and exciting. The visuals are, for the most part, pretty sharp, and the story mode, though short and devoid of much of the character development that made up most of the previous game's story, is still fun to blast through. So fans of the series will definitely have some good times with THUG2, though you'll probably also come away feeling that THUG2 is merely more of the same.
81
Game Over Online
If you've picked up a controller in the past six years, you've become accustomed to the domination of the extreme genre by Tony Hawk. The Birdman has single handedly revolutionized the skateboard game with solid controls, tons of characters and expansive environments packed with ramps and half pipes. What�s more, when the franchise seemed to get a bit stale with its lineup of pro skaters, Hawk turned the field on its ear with THUG. Last year�s title was an ambitious game that cast the player in the role of a fledgling skater trying to achieve his dreams of skating superstardom. This year�s sequel presents a separate take on your boarding aspirations. Grab your favorite board, because we�re grabbing big air in Tony Hawk Underground 2.