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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (30 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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UOL Jogos (Nov 13, 2003)
Fãs da série não tem como errar em "Underground". E com o novo cenário com menos restrições e a nova opção de dificuldade, a série agora pode agradar tanto os novatos quanto os campeões da prancha.
GamePro (US) (Oct 29, 2003)
The biggest name in skateboarding takes a back seat to a nation full of wannabes in Tony Hawk?s Underground?and the results represent a fresh start for the series.
GameSpy (Nov 05, 2003)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater continues to be a video-game phenomenon. With four monster hits already under its belt, developer Neversoft has released the latest game in the series -- Tony Hawk's Underground. And it's another winner. This time, the skate-mad Neversoft takes extreme fantasy boarding in a different direction. The mantra of THUG is that you are the star -- literally. With an entertaining story mode, the ability to map your own face onto a skater, and some seriously sweet online multiplayer gaming, THUG on the PlayStation 2 is one of the best games you'll play this year.
GameZone (Nov 11, 2003)
When Activision and Neversoft first released Tony Hawk Pro Skater, they created an instant hit to an otherwise dead genre. Since that time, Neversoft created four more games in the series and each version is far superior to its predecessor, both in gameplay and graphics. For the fifth version, Neversoft has decided to expand the storyline in the game, and make it more personal. How does this change up the gameplay, and is it as fun as its predecessors? Read on to find out!
IGN (Oct 28, 2003)
No, it's not a skateboarding revolution, dufus. But Neversoft, the development team responsible for the skateboard-videogame upheaval of the late 1990s, has indeed handed over the controls to the kids. Tony Hawk's Underground (THUG), the fifth title in as many years as its existence, gives players more customization, more control and more to do in this year's model that it's become a tough task to get it all down on paper.
The Pro Skater series can be broken up into two halves: THPS 1-3, and post-Tony 4. In the former, you had relatively small levels with a set time limit to accomplish as many goals as possible. The latter, which THUG is the second installment of, makes larger levels where you have to seek out goals – which are undertaken one at a time. While I prefer the old-school Pro Skater philosophy, Underground is a step up from Tony 4 and breaks new ground in many areas.
Game Revolution (Nov, 2003)
What do candy bars, free drinks and Beatles songs have in common? You never get sick of them. You might take a break for fear of diabetes, a wicked hangover or impure thoughts of Yoko, but after a day or so it’s like someone hit the reset button and you’re good to go again.
Meristation (Nov 22, 2003)
La quinta entrega de los Tony Hawk recupera lo mejor de la serie y lo adereza con un apartado técnico acorde al de las últimas remesas de lanzamientos. Como ya hemos dicho, el espíritu de la saga de Neversoft se mantiene puro, y los añadidos introducidos no alteran su espíritu más que para mantenerlo actualizado y conservar el interés de los que alguna vez se han sentido atraídos por las peripecias del Gran Halcón y sus pupilos. Que no son pocos, precisamente.
PSX Extreme (Jan 20, 2004)
Neversoft has done an admirable job of keeping the Tony Hawk series fresh, though it seems like they finally may be running out of ideas. The car driving marks a first time in the series that a new idea simply falls flat on its face, and the ability to get off your board, when used improperly, does the same. That being said, the online mode, which allows you to download and upload created parks, and take on people from all over the country in a variety of events, might be an indication of what's in store for future incarnations of the game. The online content is solid, and then menus are easy to use, making it clear that the PS2 version of the game is the one to purchase if you have the option. If you're a fan of the series, then there is enough new here to keep your interest, but if you're growing a little tired of the games, then a rental might suffice.
GameSpot (Oct 28, 2003)
While the classic Tony Hawk gameplay is still fantastic after all this time, the new story mode doesn't make as dramatic of a change as it probably could have. When it comes to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, there are some standards that have remained constant throughout the entire series. In the game's career mode, you picked a professional skater and went from level to level, completing goals that really didn't have much to do with being a professional skater.
88 (Nov 25, 2003)
Doch warum dann keinen Award, wenn doch alles eitel Sonnenschein ist? Ganz einfach: Das Spiel bietet zwar viel Neues, wovon aber einiges schlicht Murks ist: Die Aufgaben sind zum überwiegenden Teil beim ersten Versuch zu schaffen und erst kurz vor dem Ende wird die Schwierigkeitsschraube plötzlich nach oben gedreht. Auch das Autofahren ist steuerungstechnischer Müll und wirkt extrem aufgesetzt. Selbst das Herumlaufen klappt dank missratener Kameraführung mehr schlecht als recht. Könnte man das einfach weglassen, würde es sich nicht so auf den Spielspaß auswirken. Da man aber nicht um diese Verschlimmbesserungen herumkommt, bleiben dem neuen Tony die Wertungshöhen des vierten Teils verwehrt. Ein klasse Spiel, ohne Frage – aber ohne die Klasse des Vorgängers.
88 (Dec 30, 2003)
Da igual que no seas un gran aficionado del mundo del skate, este juego te enganchará como el que más. Banda sonora de lujo, un modo historia larguísimo y por si fuese poco un modo online con el que retar a personas que estas a cientos de kilómetros de tu casa ¿Alguien da más? Está claro que Tony Hawk's Underground es el líder indiscutible del género, solo sus hermanos mayores le podrían hacer competencia, pero este título es superior a anteriores entregas.
88 (Nov 24, 2003)
Mit Tony Hawk's Underground versuchen die Entwickler von Neversoft endlich neue Wege einzuschlagen und dem guten alten Tony den Staub aus dem Gesicht zu wischen. Der schön inszenierte Storymodus erfüllt seinen Zweck und rückt die Neuauflage in ein völlig neues Licht, ohne dabei das geniale Gameplay der Vorgänger zu zerstören. Die Tatsache, dass die Online-Anbindung trotz hervorragend funktionierendem XBox Live! Portal, den PS2 Besitzern vorbehalten bleibt, dürfte jedoch bei vielen Spielern für Unverständnis sorgen. Genrefans greifen dennoch zu und PS2-Besitzer samt Online-Anbindung dürfen imaginär noch einen Wertungsbonus von 5 Prozent aufschlagen.
JeuxActu (Nov 21, 2003)
Vous savez ce qu’on dit : « Qui aime bien, châtit bien ». Alors ne vous méprenez car tous les défauts suscités n’entament que très peu le formidable capital sympathie de ce THUG. Les levels sont vivants, variés et bien conçus et proposent chacun des défis spécifiques. La bande son est une tuerie et la jouabilité des phases de skate pures est parfaite. Toutefois, il n’est pas interdit de penser que ce qu’il a gagné en diversité, ce THUG l’a perdu en personnalité. Alors entre vieux cons réac’ et progressistes mou du genoux, il est grand temps de choisir son camp…
85 (Nov 20, 2003)
Chaque année, Tony Hawk revient comme pour réaffirmer sa position de leader sur le secteur. Underground marque un tournant dans la série sans pour autant lui faire perdre son niveau de qualité. Au contraire !
Diehard GameFan (Nov 04, 2003)
To sum it up, this is a very good game. For any fan of the Tony Hawk series, it’s a must own, because quite frankly, it’s heads and tails above THPS4. And it’s also a good starting point in the series, because it goes at a very easy pace for the majority of the game. The only reason that I didn’t score it much higher is that it feels incomplete. There is a vast amount of clipping, much more than I’ve seen in any THPS game before it, and that’s inexcusable. In some places, it just feels like the game was rushed. But despite that, it is a very enjoyable series, and deserves a rent at the very least.
70 (UK) (Dec 01, 2003)
Although Activision will tell you that Tony Hawk's Underground (or THUG) is more than just the fifth Tony Hawk title in as many years, these days Neversoft's extreme sports skating franchise operates on much the same terms as any other sports game - you get a new version every 12 months and it'll probably have enough gimmicks and marketing devices on top of last year's feature list to hook you in.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 12, 2007)
It's funny - when you're on a skateboard, everything looks like a ramp or a rail! It's also fun to explore and uncover secret areas. Underground has on-line capabilities and even a feature that lets you download an image of your own face and super-impose it on your character! If Underground was trying to take the series in a new direction and expand its scope, then its mission was accomplished. Personally I still prefer the original recipe Tony Hawk, but I admire this game's ambition.
Eftersom jag tillsammans med Thomas spelade Tony Hawk's Underground för någon månad sedan kan jag inte säga att jag blev besviken då jag satte mig framför det färdiga resultatet, men alla som förväntar sig ett Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 kommer utan tvekan att bli både besvikna och ledsna om de spenderar sina surt förvärvade slantar på detta spel som inte på något sätt är värt att bära Tony Hawks namn.