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Tony Hawk's Underground 2

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
86
3.2
PlayStation 2
84
3.4
Xbox
85
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User Reviews

Better than the last one Windows Twilightseer (252)
Nostalgia isn't everything GameCube Pixelspeech (955)
Much like THUG, but with a cool new twist to it. PlayStation 2 Mattz1010 (17)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 9 3.2
PlayStation 2 19 3.4
Windows 8 3.2
Xbox 9 2.9
Combined MobyScore 45 3.2


The Press Says

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98
GameCubeGame 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.
98
XboxGame 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.
98
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Within a matter of hours, I found myself terrorizing Barcelona with Steve-O on a mechanical bull, tossing beads at girls to make them lift up their shirts in New Orleans, and performing massive combo strings in the streets of Berlin with a nearly mummified child in a wheelchair. In a similar amount of time, I also busted out a beautiful McTwist in Australia, chained together a million-point combo in Boston, and found an amazing new gap in the classic Warehouse level. In many ways, fans of the Tony Hawk series have split into two camps. On one side, you have thrill seekers that are looking for outrageous, death defying stunts. On the other, you have purists that claim that these goals have nothing to do with skateboarding whatsoever. With THUG 2, Neversoft has found the perfect balance between these two elements.
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PlayStation 2Daily Game
Once again, gamers will find themselves performing skate tricks from the comfort of their couches, as Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 (THUG 2) arrives in stores today. The original THUG was quite a leap from the successful formula of the Pro Skater games. Some changes added amusement to the process of working through goals (namely cutscenes and a storyline), while other updates seemed frivolous and disjointed (driving and talking to pedestrians).But with fresh innovations and tweaks to the existing elements, THUG 2 will probably be recognized at the end of the day as one of the best games of 2004.
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GameCubeN-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
WindowsGameSpy
If you enjoyed previous versions of the Tony Hawk games, you're definitely going to enjoy the latest iteration of the series. While PC Tony Hawk fans are probably outnumbered by PS2 Tony Hawk fans, the multiplayer PC lobbies for THUG 2 have been filling up since the game was released, meaning that PC players shouldn't be hurting for online skate rats to challenge. While the game isn't terribly groundbreaking in terms of new additions, when a game is this good, "more of the same" is good enough. And, while Bam Margera and his boys may have somehow oozed their way into the game, that still shouldn't deter anyone who enjoys catching some sick air from picking up a copy of Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
By this point, the mechanics for pulling off tricks have been perfected. The physics and handling for skating have been so thoroughly nailed that at this point Neversoft needs to focus only on improving the graphics and adding features—which it has done an admirable job of here. It’s obvious that full attention was paid to the PC port, as it’s a clear step above his console cousins.
90
WindowsPC Powerplay
Diese Serie scheint gegen Abnutzungserscheinungen resistent zu sein: Undeground 2 macht Spaß wie eh und je, angesichts der über Jahre perfektionierten Spielmechanik habe ich aber auch nichts anderes erwartet. Besonders beeindruckt mich, dass den Designern immer wieder neue abgedrehte Missionsziele einfallen. Und das Leveldesign ist traditionell fantastisch. Es gibt kaum einen Zentimeter, den ich nicht für Tricks nutzen kann, so muss es sein. Davon abgesehen bietet Tony Hawk's Underground 2 wenig Neues und ist mir persönlich zu kurz: Bereits nach circa zehn Stunden haben Kenner der Serie den Story-Modus bewältigt. Dazu kommt das dreiste Level-Recycling der Designer im Classic-Modus, in dem ich die meisten Schauplätze noch aus früheren Teilen kenne.
90
XboxExtreme Gamer
If you liked Tony Hawk Underground, yo u will love this sequel! THUG 2 is one of the most entertaining "pick-up and play" games this year! Team Neversoft can not be stopped; Tony Hawk Underground 2 is a hit.
90
WindowsActionTrip
Verdict? Well, this one will be liked both by hardcore fans of the series and by the newcomers (who will do well by choosing the "easy" level of difficulty. "Insane" level is really insane, at least for a non-sports person like me. And yes, TH now has difficulty settings). This is basically the same game with a lot of new material and several new options and changes in the game play. One such novelty is the focus look, which you gain when you fill the meter and the 360° Natas spin on a fire-hydrant. You are also allowed to show your creativity by creating a skating park or new tricks for your character, and I don't have to mention the enormous replay value that this one possesses. THUG2 is a challenge that is definitely worth seeing and playing.
90
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
Since I first played Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on the Dreamcast, I've been a fan of the series. The Tony Hawk series has always provided an unbelievable amount of gaming content in a package that is entertaining, challenging and funny. The reinvention of the Tony Hawk series to the Underground games has taken what the Pro Skater series had to offer and essentially doubled the content. Along the way, more gags, characters and options have been added in addition to the already bursting at the seams gameplay options.
90
GameCubePGNx 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
GameCubeGameSpy
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.
90
XboxGamePro (US)
Tony Hawk defines the phrase old school in the realm of professional skating his accomplishments and exploits are legendary. Hawk’s notoriety is also attributed to the franchise of video games that bear his name, and it’s very appropriate that his latest, Tony Hawk Underground 2, is in its own rights old school, thanks to its solid, familiar gameplay and the inclusion of Classic Mode.
90
XboxGameSpy
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.
90
XboxXBox Front
Die Tony Hawk–Serie von „Activision“ ist unsterblich. Bester Beweis dafür ist der neueste Teil der Reihe: „Tony Hawk's Underground 2“ – kurz „T.H.U.G. 2“. Tony Hawk geht bereits zum 6. Mal in der virtuellen Welt auf Highscorejagd und verspricht neue Tricks, bessere Grafik und eine abgedrehte Story. Welche dieser Versprechungen eingehalten werden konnten und was sonst noch wissenswertes zu berichten ist, erfahrt ihr in unserem Review.
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Tony Hawk defines the phrase ?old school? in the realm of professional skating?his accomplishments and exploits are legendary. Hawk?s notoriety is also attributed to the franchise of video games that bear his name, and it?s very appropriate that his latest, Tony Hawk Underground 2, is in its own rights ?old school,? thanks to its solid, familiar gameplay and the inclusion of Classic Mode.
90
PlayStation 2GameSpy
If you're a devotee of Tony's series, you'll be happy with the new game, but you might come away feeling like it's more of the same. Still, as I said before, that's not a bad thing. Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is the best skating game ever made, and while it isn't nearly as groundbreaking as the previous game, it takes everything that made it great and adds some new tricks and a dash of juvenile potty humor, leaving you with the best time you'll have at a skate park this year. Best of all, you don't have to worry about Bam going after your family jewels.
88
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
Many people felt that last year marked the official beginning of the end for the Hawk series, and Neversoft has responded by improving the game and adding more of everything to keep things fresh. That said, it's difficult to see how Neversoft can continue to keep the series going year after year. Of course they've done it for six years, so don't count them out just yet. If you're growing tired of the series, a year off might do you some good, because the game does feel quite a bit like THUG, but if you haven't played a Tony Hawk game in a year or longer, you'll be pretty impressed with THUG 2.
88
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Erstaunlich, wie viel Spaß der sechste Teil einer Serie noch machen kann! Von der ersten Minute an bin ich wieder im alten "Eine Aufgabe noch"-Fieber. Die abgedrehten Ziele und Zwischensequenzen halten mich (trotz hakeliger Gast-Charakter-Steuerung) bei der Stange, zwischendurch vergnüge ich mich im Klassikmodus. Denn darin liegt das Geheimnis dieses Spiels: Die Entwickler haben einfach die besten Elemente aller bisherigen Tony-Spiele kombiniert, dafür fehlen frische Ideen sowie die Aha-Erlebnisse der Vorgänger. Egal, Tony rollt mal wieder ganz vorne mit - nicht zuletzt dank des erstklassigen Soundtracks.
88
GameCubeGameZone
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.
88
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
There's a lot of humor injected into THUG 2, and all of it is in the vein of Jackass-style adolescent mischief (i.e., anything that requires a trip to the ER is funny). The contrasts between Bam's spastic sense of humor and Tony's laid back personality make the "story" bearable. The story line isn't exactly something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and you'll find that it's not as engaging as the first THUG.
87
WindowsPC Action
Im echten Leben würde ich Skateboarder gern ins Gefängnis stecken. Da könnten die dann nach Lust und Laune an Zäunen entlang--grinden oder über Futtertröge hüpfen, ohne anständige Bürger zu belästigen. In der virtuellen Welt jedoch bin ich selbst einer von diesen Unruhestiftern. Tony Hawks neues Abenteuer packte mich deshalb von der ersten Sekunde an und wird mich so schnell nicht mehr loslassen. So ausgefeilt ist kein Konkurrent. Tony Hu Akbar!
86
GameCubeVicioJuegos.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
GameCubeGamesmania
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!
86
XboxGamesmania
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!
86
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
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!
86
WindowsGamesmania
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!
86
XboxGame Chronicles
Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 is bigger and arguably better than last year’s original, which I ultimately had to breakdown and play after I finished this game. Most of the new stuff seemed tacked on for the sake of having something new, and for a skateboarding game I found myself doing a whole lot of stuff “off the board”. It kind of reminded me of all the on-foot missions in Driver 3.
86
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Ein Kleinbus hält quietschend inmitten der Halfpipe. Der Skater, der nicht mit dem plötzlichen Verkehrsaufkommen gerechnet hat, klatscht gegen die Fahrertür. Als er wieder zu sich kommt, findet er sich mit seinen Kumpels in dem Wagen wieder - von Männern mit Masken entführt. Bei den Kidnappern handelt es sich um jene Truppe, die in der MTV-Sendung Jackass regelmäßig die ältere Generation in ihrer Befürchtung bestätigt, dass die heutige Jugend den Untergang der Zivilisation einleitet.
86
PlayStation 2IGN
What Tony Hawk's Underground 2 has going for it is multi-fold. On the one hand, you've got the cleanest, silkiest mechanics of any skateboarding game that ever was. It's still just as fast and responsive and the gameplay just as addicting as ever. That said, having switched from the PS2 site to the Xbox site this past spring, I came to the sharp realization that many others have already reached some time ago -- while this game works pretty well on the Xbox controller, and is a strain on the GameCube and PC, it's designed perfectly to play on the PlayStation 2's Dual Shock controller. The placement of the face buttons, the ease of the four shoulder buttons, and the general ergonomic shape of the controller will assuredly bring the greatest joy to the PS2 owner. It'll also bring the greatest joy for other reasons, too, but I'll get to the online bit later.
85
XboxMeristation
Una vez más, es un placer contar cada año con la mejor saga de deporte alternativo de al mano de Neversoft. Un titulo hecho a medida para los amantes del mundo del monopatín, con un control y una variedad de juego a prueba de bombas. El juego contiene una banda sonora que más de una superproducción de cine quisiera.
85
PlayStation 2Meristation
Una vez más, es un placer contar cada año con la mejor saga de deporte alternativo de al mano de Neversoft. Un titulo hecho a medida para los amantes del mundo del monopatín, con un control y una variedad de juego a prueba de bombas. El juego contiene una banda sonora que más de una superproducción de cine quisiera.
85
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.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
XboxJeuxvideo.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
GameCubeJeuxvideo.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
GameCube1UP
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.
85
Xbox1UP
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.
85
PlayStation 21UP
This is like a Thanksgiving dinner of Tony Hawk. You're going to feel stuffed and ready for a nap afterwards, and some players may even refuse dessert. It proves that the formula still works, but it may also cause some observers to sigh with relief at the knowledge that Neversoft is working on an original game for next year.
84
Windows4Players.de
Gelegentlich träume ich grinsend 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.
84
Xbox4Players.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.
84
GameCube4Players.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.
84
PlayStation 24Players.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.
84
XboxIGN
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.
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GameCubeIGN
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
GameCubeGame 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?
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XboxGame Revolution
Make no mistake: Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is a very solid game and a no-brainer for those who have yet to experience the series. Neversoft has refined the gameplay to the point of it being almost a meditation exercise, letting you grind, manual, revert and flip with a Zen-like calmness. But despite the fact that Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 is stuffed to the gills with the gameplay that has made the series a phenomenon, it doesn’t actually pull off many new tricks, and like the man himself, is starting to show its age. Flicking boogers at dad might work for Bam, but we expect a little more out of our elder skatesman.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
Make no mistake: Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is a very solid game and a no-brainer for those who have yet to experience the series. Neversoft has refined the gameplay to the point of it being almost a meditation exercise, letting you grind, manual, revert and flip with a Zen-like calmness. But despite the fact that Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 is stuffed to the gills with the gameplay that has made the series a phenomenon, it doesn;t actually pull off many new tricks, and like the man himself, is starting to show its age. Flicking boogers at dad might work for Bam, but we expect a little more out of our elder skatesman.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Despite the inclusion of the number "2" right in the game's title, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is the sixth Tony Hawk game that has been released in as many years. Over these past six years, the series has created a genre and, with every entry, reshaped that genre. Early installments in the series basically rewrote the book on the rewarding combo system every year, but with the gameplay already in a rock solid state, the more recent entries have made more subtle changes. THUG2 hangs on to the great gameplay of the previous games, makes a few minor tweaks, and wraps it all up in a new Bam Margera-centric package. The result might be more satisfying for those who haven't seen most of this stuff already done before in previous Tony Hawk games.
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PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, que nos encontramos ante un juego grandioso en todos y cada uno de sus aspectos. A partir de ahora, emular a Tony Hawk o viajar por diferentes ciudades del mundo será un placer. Siempre haciéndolo con nuestra PlayStation 2 de por medio, claro.
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GameCubeGameSpot
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.
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XboxGameSpot
Despite the inclusion of the number "2" right in the game's title, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is the sixth Tony Hawk game that has been released in as many years. Over these past six years, the series has created a genre and, with every entry, reshaped that genre. Early installments in the series basically rewrote the book on the rewarding combo system every year, but with the gameplay already in a rock solid state, the more recent entries have made more subtle changes. THUG2 hangs on to the great gameplay of the previous games, makes a few minor tweaks, and wraps it all up in a new Bam Margera-centric package. The result might be more satisfying for those who haven't seen most of this stuff already done before in previous Tony Hawk games.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is nog steeds een topskategame. De hardcore Tony Hawk-skaters zullen niet zo veel nieuwigheden aantreffen, maar desondanks zijn de goede dingen even goed en soms zelfs beter geworden. Ook grafisch is alles dik in orde. De nieuwkomers zullen er dus veel plezier aan beleven, de pc-gamers die de vorige editie noodgewongen hebben moeten missen, ook.
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GameCubeGame 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.
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WindowsMeristation
Los veteranos en el juego estarán de acuerdo conmigo, en que si bien es cierto que los juegos de Tony Hawk, son de patinar y destrozar papeleras, llega un momento en el que todo esto se vuelve bastante pesado y repetitivo. La opción del modo historia, parecía arreglar eso, pero no termina de ser un nuevo giro de tuerca a la misma repetitiva idea. Desde mi humilde entender, una misma dosis de esta base, unida a una persecución por parte de la policía (al romper muchas farolas) o unas carreras entre skates, serian nuevas fórmulas para mejorar nuevos productos, pero es sólo una idea de un humilde jugador que perdió su camiseta del 'Feria del Sello'
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Fãs da série podem ficar decepcionados com a ausência de grandes novidades em termos de jogabilidade, mas quem curte "Jackass" provavelmente vai ter motivo de sobra para querer explorar essa edição maluca.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
You don't have to be a connoisseur of the Tony Hawk series to realise that it's not just about skateboarding any more. Even a cursory evaluation of the box artwork ought to tell you that. Over the years it's lost the big brash pictures of skateboards and the 'Pro Skater' title, and for this, the second Neversoft boarder to bear the Tony Hawk's Underground name, you actually have to pay attention to spot the lone skateboard in a montage of vans, cannons, bulls, modified lawnmowers and Jackass presenters.
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XboxKombo.com
The inclusion of classic mode should’ve been a boon to Tony Hawk fans. Unfortunately, story mode is neutered as a result, and the evolution of the series has passed the structure of classic mode, making it a less rewarding experience as well. THUG2’s Xbox version has now become a largely inferior version to the PS2’s, and there’s no sign of that changing in sight. While, at it’s core, THUG2 houses the same great gameplay of it’s forebears, it has the worst execution of any Tony Hawk game. After the amazing THUG, this one registers as a huge disappointment. The worst Tony Hawk game yet.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Néanmoins, au final, THUG 2 reste ce qu'il a toujours été, un très bon exutoire bourré d'idées et détenteur d'un gameplay fantastique doublé d'un bon jeu tout simplement. En revanche, il serait intéressant désormais qu'Activision tente de peaufiner un peu plus ses conversions. Grindez sur ces barres métalliques empreintes de plaisir ludique.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
THUG 2 est le 6ème épisode des aventures de Tony Hawk et de sa bande, mais seulement le 4ème à être sorti sur PC. (Eh oui Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 et Tony Hawk’s Underground 1 n’ont jamais étés adaptés sur PC … allez savoir pourquoi …)
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XboxPlay Magazine
Bottom line: someone needs to rescue NeverSoft if not the world from this franchise. If developers and publishers want to make multi-faceted games, I’m all for it, but I believe they need to take the time to make each facet of gameplay at least good. As much as this is the deepest Tony Hawk game ever—incorporating crazy levels of customization from characters to actual parks, tricks and missions, online gameplay, the ability to map your own visage onto your skater and much more—it’s also as rough around the edges as any game I’ve ever played, and privy to some of the worst art I’ve ever seen.
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WindowsJoystick (French)
Pêchant par manque de réelles nouveautés, THUG2 a un peu de mal à faire oublier son prédecesseur. Ceux qui auront retourné le précédent opus dans tous les sens risquent donc de ressentir un goût de déjà-vu. Constat mitigé, on en attendait franchement plus. A réserver aux inconditionnels ou aux nouveaux venus.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
Fãs da série podem ficar decepcionados com a ausência de grandes novidades em termos de jogabilidade, mas quem curte "Jackass" provavelmente vai ter motivo de sobra para querer explorar essa nova edição maluca.
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PlayStation 2GotNext
Only diehard fans of the series need apply. It has been four years waiting and I think I am finally through with the Tony Hawk series after so many disappointments. Neversoft fed into their own hype and never did much to improve on the series and it is finally taking its toll. If you have been enjoying these games year in and year out, then you will surely enjoy THUG2, but don't go into it expecting anything new as you'll surely be disappointed.