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You were Skater of the Year, on top of the world, making magazine covers, and in with all the pros. But when you went for the biggest shot of your life, you got jacked by the cops and put in jail. Now, on the day of your release, you're heading back to the streets of San Vanelona to make a name for yourself once again. With the help of familiar faces like Slappy, Mikey, and Sammy, you'll make your way back to the top and to the magazine covers once again.

skate 2 is the sequel to the breakout skateboarding hit from Electronic Arts. All the familiar elements of the previous game have been brought back and refined. The flickit controls have been improved, and many new tricks have been added. There are still two career paths, Thrasher and Skateboard Mag, and staples of the previous game like Own the Spot and skate.reel have also returned.

New is the addition of an advance bail system, where you are graded on how stylishly you can hurt yourself, as well as the ability to step off the board and move objects around. You can even create and share your own spots made from movable objects.


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User Reviews

A great game, with a major flaw. Xbox 360 Kyle Wolfe (4)

Critic Reviews

1UP PlayStation 3 Jan 21, 2009 A- 91
1UP Xbox 360 Jan 21, 2009 A- 91
GamingXP PlayStation 3 Feb 16, 2009 86 out of 100 86
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
XboxAddict Xbox 360 Jan 31, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeux Vidéo Network Xbox 360 May 18, 2009 16 out of 20 80 PlayStation 3 Jan 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN Australia PlayStation 3 Jan 19, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Edge PlayStation 3 Jan 22, 2009 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 3 Jan 29, 2009 70 out of 100 70


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1001 Video Games

skate 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German version

In the German version, the brands Mystery Skateboards and Lost were removed, probably because they have the sig rune in their logo which was also used by the Nazi SS.

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