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Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2

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Gaming Target (9.1 out of 10)

It is two-o'clock in the morning right now. You might be asking yourself why on earth I am writing a video game review at this ungodly hour. The answer to that one is simple: I've spent every other waking hour actually playing Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 on my Gamecube. Honestly, Mirra 2 has kept me up late every night since it came into my possession in one of those obsessive "I'll just play one more run, then I'll go to bed." Inevitably hours pass and I'm still playing and still dreading that I'll be tired at work tomorrow but Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 is just that much fun.

Jan 11th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Christ Centered Gamer / Christ Centered Game Reviews ( )

From a Christian perspective, this game does have language. They bleep it out for the most part, but it still is offensive. They also have music by Black Sabbath in it, as well as Godsmack. These two choices offend me, but, what can I do? The game play is good, and you can always turn off the music.

Jun 1st, 2005 · GameCube · read review

NintendoWorldReport (9 out of 10)

With all the high profile games that made it in time for the GameCube launch, it’s no wonder that Dave Mirra 2 was overlooked by many gamers. However, sitting on the shelves these past couple of months hasn’t hurt the game a bit. It’s definitely worth your time and money. If you’re a Tony Hawk fan, you’ll need to invest a little more effort to get used to the differences in control, but if you do this, you’ll likely find a better game for your trouble.

Feb 28th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Game Informer Magazine (8.75 out of 10)

The one thing holding this version back is the fact that Tony 3 showed up first, and is superior to Mirra in almost every way. Still, anyone with a taste for action sports will love getting sick with this game.

Feb 2002 · GameCube · read review

GameZone (8.7 out of 10)

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 is one of the best games of the year on any system. There are a lot of great games out there, so you may be wondering whether or not that statement holds water. Well, let me tell you -- I've played around 20 games have for the GameCube, some of which aren't even due out until next year. Of those 20 games, which include Pikmin, Rogue Leader, Luigi's Mansion, Wave Race: Blue Storm, Super Smash Bros. and Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet -- Dave Mirra 2 is my third favorite. Sales figures show that most gamers are buying three games with their new consoles this Christmas. I assume that most of you already have your first two titles picked out, so make your third game Dave Mirra 2. Make it your first if you can. Christmas won't be here for almost a week, so you still have time to tell Santa what you want. If it's too late though, then rent the game as soon as you can. You'll have a biking-good time!

Dec 18th, 2001 · GameCube · read review

N-Philes (8.5 out of 10)

On the whole, I found Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 to be a thrilling thrill ride. And I have also concluded that is superior to the Tony Hawk franchise, because it tweaked the tiny problems and made a great game out of it. Isaac Newton once said, “"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants," and I think that fits quite well with Dave Mirra. Without Tony Hawk before him, it simply wouldn’t be the great game that it is.

2002 · GameCube · read review

GameSpy (84 out of 100)

If you've already picked up Dave Mirra 2 on another platform, there's little reason to check out the Cube version. While the Xbox and GameCube both sport two extra parks, all three iterations of the game are otherwise almost identical. If you're not burned out on extreme sports yet, and haven't played Mirra on any other platform, then this is a entertaining, and very playable BMX stunt game. Huge parks to crash through, a wide array of famous riders and tricks, and familiar Tony Hawk-style gameplay all add up to a solid offering from Acclaim.

Dec 27th, 2001 · GameCube · read review

Gamezilla (84 out of 100)

This game style may seem like a hit or miss possibility with most gamers. Expecting the latter, I was pleasantly surprised to find it extremely engaging and challenging. The control system for pulling off tricks was intuitive and was picked up quickly but some of the challenges were frustrating. Overall, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 is a solid improvement from the last version and bound to keep most gamers interested for some time.

Jan 2nd, 2002 · GameCube · read review

IGN (8 out of 10)

Acclaim's big GameCube launch title is Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2. Featuring vast levels and an extremely flexible trick system, the ambitious second iteration of the Mirra series improves on some of its past faults but still lacks the spit and polish needed to make it truly great.

Nov 20th, 2001 · GameCube · read review

Thunderbolt Games (8 out of 10)

In Dave Mirra 2, you choose a BMX star from a group of 14 and lead them through levels in order to become one of the best BMX riders in history. Along the way, your earn respect points from other riders by completing objectives that you use to get better bikes. With the bikes, you can complete even more outrageous objectives, span huge gaps, do more complex tricks and unlock new areas.

Feb 20th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (78 out of 100)

(PAL version)
Einen gewaltigen Minuspunkt bekommt die Grafik. Hier und da tauchen Pop-Ups und grafische Patzer auf, die nicht hĂ€tten sein mĂŒssen. Die KamerafĂŒhrung ist auch nicht immer die beste, sie versperrt dir des Öfteren die Sicht, so dass dein Fahrer deswegen eine Bruchlandung hinlegt Und an eins solltest du dich direkt gewöhnen: Das Spiel ist recht langsam. Verlange also keine spektakulĂ€ren Geschwindigkeiten von deinem Biker, denn die bekommt er ganz bestimmt nicht hin. Auf dem klasse Soundtrack lassen sich dafĂŒr Interpreten wie Ozzy Osborne, Sum 41 und Rage Against The Machine hören. Richtig viel Spaß macht der Multiplayer-Modus. bei dem du gegen einen Freund 13 Games absolvieren musst - unter anderem, wer am lĂ€ngsten grindet oder den besten Trick hinlegt. Nimmt man also die beschriebenen MĂ€ngel in Kauf. sorgt Dave Mirra mit seinen weitlĂ€ufigen Leveln, dem Multiplayer-Modus und der Vielzahl an Tricks fĂŒr stundenlange Unterhaltung.

Apr 2002 · GameCube

Deaf Gamers (7.8 out of 10)

If anything could be said against Dave Mirra 2 it's just that as a game it lacks that indefinable quality that makes a good game great. Maybe it's because it doesn't attempt to add flair to it's solid formula. In my opinion it's better than Matt Hoffman's Pro BMX in that it handles better and the tricks don't seem so over the top. If extreme titles are your thing, you'll be be happy with this title. It doesn't go out of it's way to appeal like some other titles in the genre but it doesn't really need to. Dave Mirra freestyle BMX 2 is a worthy addition to the genre.

2002 · GameCube · read review

Gamesmania.de (78 out of 100)

Dave Mirra 2 ist ein ausgezeichnetes "Gute-Laune-Spiel". Viele Moves, Aufgaben, belebte Level und eine angenehme Lernkurve verleihen der ĂŒberarbeiteten PrĂ€sentation das nötige Leben. Allerdings ist Acclaim's Extremsport-Spiel auch in der zweiten Generation wieder einen Schritt von der Spitze des Genres entfernt und so besteht keine wirkliche Sucht-Gefahr.

May 13th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (78 out of 100)

Wenn man schon nicht viel fĂŒrs Auge bekommt, gibt es wenigstens einiges auf die Ohren. Wie es sich fĂŒr ein Extremsport-Spiel gehört, braucht man einen ordentlichen Soundtrack. Und den kann Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 mit Leuten wie Ozzy Osborne, The Cult. Sum 41 und Rage Against The Machine durchaus bieten. Auch die Soundeffekte kommen gut rĂŒber Das Zwitschern der Vögel oder das Hupen der Autos sorgen fĂŒr die passende AtmosphĂ€re. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 kommt zwar nicht an Tony Hawk heran, sorgt aber dank der weitlĂ€ufigen Umgebungen und der zahlreichen Tricks fĂŒr stundenlange Unterhaltung.

Jan 2002 · GameCube

NGC Magazine (75 out of 100)

There are some presentational issues that hold DM2 back from quite making the extreme-sports elite. To start with, the textures are a little weak (probably a by-product of the move from the PS2), while the camera mechanics all too often hinder your view and make things frustrating. That, and the lack of a two-player split-screen mode, contrives to keep Tony Hawk's 3 firmly at the top of the pile.

May 2002 · GameCube · read review

GamePro (US) (3.5 out of 5)

The standard trick setup using all of the buttons is straightforward, but consistently pulling off wheelies and manuals can be a chore the analog stick is too loose. Still, you can perform the tons of available air tricks without a hitch. Plus there’s a surplus of multiplayer games that can keep you and a friend busy for hours. Freestyle BMX 2 is a good, solid biking game but rent it first to make sure it’s the right BMX game for you.

Dec 21st, 2001 · GameCube · read review

GameSpot (6.9 out of 10)

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 does not suffer from any single huge, crippling flaw; rather, a handful of smaller problems plague the game and keep it from achieving BMX greatness. If you're looking for some BMX action, you could certainly do worse, but Acclaim and Z-Axis could certainly do better.

Nov 21st, 2001 · GameCube · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (13 out of 20)

Si l'arrivĂ©e de Dave Mirra sur Gamecube ne rime pas forcĂ©ment avec originalitĂ©, elle permettra tout de mĂȘme aux amateurs de BMX, prĂȘts Ă  accepter son orientation arcade et ne possĂ©dant pas la version PS2, de dĂ©couvrir un titre plutĂŽt sympathique.

May 14th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (6 out of 10)

Avec des niveaux énormes et des figures en quantité, Dave Mirra 2 aurait pu ramasser la mise. Mais le gameplay et la réalisation sont trop imparfaits.

May 2002 · GameCube · read review

Entertainmentopia (C)

While Dave Mirra 2 triumphs over the clearly genetic and generic Mat Hoffman, it certainly doesn’t bring the extreme sports genre any new life or stabilization. The genre looks to be getting full and worn, and with the recent announcement of Tony Hawk 4, there may not be very much left to introduce into the mix. Clearly a rental title, and hopefully revised for a killer third game release, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 is still the best BMX game around, but that isn't saying too much.

Nov 18th, 2001 · GameCube · read review

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Critic reviews added by nyccrg, Wizo, RhYnoECfnW, Big John WV, Alsy, Patrick Bregger, Jeanne, Tim Janssen.