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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.
Average score: 83% (based on 78 ratings)
Average score: 4.3 out of 5 (based on 10 ratings with 1 reviews)
I love skateboarding, so I decided to try out skate 2. It was awesome. It had a wide selection of tricks, and glitches, as well as bails. The hall of meat was a way for the creators to get the player to hurt themselves on purpose for money and fame. You can make your own custom character for campaign, free skate and online play. You can show up your friends in a game of skate. A game where you place the tricks, or try and copy the other players tricks. Or you could have a bail competition. You could customize your board to comply with your style, you can have your chucks loose or tight. The tricks will blow your mind, with all of the combo moves you can do.
Really, I do not have anything wrong to say about this game, except for one major flaw. It will get extremely boring after a while. The tricks can get dull after a while, unless you move a ramp, or a chair to enhance your jump. Your tricks will get limited in most areas of the game. But overall, its a good game.
The Bottom Line
If you are a skateboarder or just a fan, I would tell you to buy this game. Even if you do not skate, you should still give skate a try, because this game can totally change your opinion.
Xbox 360 · by Kyle Wolfe (3) · 2010
1001 Video Games
skate 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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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X360A achievement guide
X360A's achievement guide for Skate 2.
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Game added by j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.
Game added May 26th, 2009. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.