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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 2.9
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.1
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.1

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UOL Jogos (Nov 13, 2003)
Fãs da série não tem como errar em "Underground". E com o novo cenårio com menos restriçÔes e a nova opção de dificuldade, a série agora pode agradar tanto os novatos quanto os campeÔes da prancha.
GameZone (Nov 24, 2003)
All in all, Tony Hawk's Underground has really impressed me. It brings a refreshing vibe to the series with the ability to get off your board. Everything is as polished as one could possibly imagine. The story mode actually works well and incorporates some great level objectives in the game. The truckload of customization features (Create-A-Park, -Skater, -Trick, -Goal, -Deck...) make the game really feels like it's YOUR game. The amount of customization is mind-blowing.
Creativity is where this game shines best. Now, instead of a career mode, you have a story mode that takes you from a poor kid that lives in New Jersey, to a total pro at the end. Now, you can also create your own tricks and boards for your skater in story mode. The park editor has been improved to include building, wires, homes, mailboxes, everything a normal level has, even goals. You get to make your own goals for the parks and even the real levels. You can make all different types of goals that you can really play in the levels. You can always take your goals and save them to your memory card and give it to your friend to try and beat it. Even though the PS2 version has the best features in downloading your face into the game and online play, the Xbox and cube version are still fantastic.
Game Over Online (Oct 28, 2003)
Minor issues aside, T.H.U.G. is easily one of the better titles that’s come out in the past few weeks and easily upholds the greatness of the Tony Hawk series. With an enormous amount of customizable options, absorbing story mode and large mod community, T.H.U.G. provides just about anything a gamer could want in a skateboarding title without grabbing a board and hitting the streets. Combine that with the ability to place yourself into the game with the face mapping feature, and you have a product that could easily be considered one of the best games of the year.
IGN (Oct 28, 2003)
Overall, however, Tony Hawk's Underground is a solid, if not a perfect, outing. The level design is virtually flawless, with a honed mixture of wide open and tight designs. The gameplay is still as stellar as ever: Neversoft's brilliant collage of on-the-fly experimentation and lighting-fast trick-popping is still as addictive as any drug and as intoxicating as any exotic woman.
Als passionierter Skater ist T.H.U.G. mein Liebling unter den Funsport-Spielen. Nirgendwo sonst genieße ich so viel Freiheit, was das Gameplay angeht. Wenn ich mag, darf ich mir mein eigenes Spiel basteln. Klasse, dass Neversoft nun den Spieler in den Mittelpunkt stellt und auch alte Legenden wie Stacy Peralta nicht vergessen hat. Manchmal wirken mir die AuftrĂ€ge zu Fuß oder im Fahrzeug allerdings etwas aufgesetzt. Einen Schuss mehr Gameplay hĂ€tte ich mir da schon gewĂŒnscht. Dennoch eine schöne Abwechslung, die im sechsten Teil sicher noch ausgebaut wird.
N-Zone (Jan 12, 2004)
Ich muss schon sagen, dass mich die Tony Hawk-Reihe jedes Jahr aufs Neue begeistert und ĂŒberrascht. In jedem neuen Teil wird die geniale Spielbarkeit weiter verfeinert und die Levelgestaltung hĂ€lt nun seit Jahren ein derart hohes Niveau, dass man sich ernsthaft fragt, was die Entwickler denn noch alles verbessern wollen. Die Möglichkeit, endlich vom Brett absteigen zu können, wurde sehr gut umgesetzt und in die Missionen mit eingebracht. Man hat nun erneut mehr Mittel, um seine Trick-Kombinationen in schwindelerregende Höhen zu treiben. Einzig die Fahrelemente wirken etwas aufgesetzt. Sicherlich lockern sie das Spiel zusĂ€tzlich auf, aber ehrlich gesagt hĂ€tte man sie sich auch sparen können. Ansonsten kann fĂŒr den Titel - wie auch schon die Jahre davor - eine klare Kaufempfehlung ausgesprochen werden.
Gamesmania.de (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 erfĂŒllt seinen Zweck und rĂŒckt die Neuauflage in ein völlig neues Licht, ohne dabei das geniale Gameplay der VorgĂ€nger zu zerstören. Die Tatsache, dass die Online-Anbindung trotz hervorragend funktionierendem XBox Live! Portal, den PS2 Besitzern vorbehalten bleibt, dĂŒrfte jedoch bei vielen Spielern fĂŒr UnverstĂ€ndnis sorgen. Genrefans greifen dennoch zu und PS2-Besitzer samt Online-Anbindung dĂŒrfen imaginĂ€r noch einen Wertungsbonus von 5 Prozent aufschlagen.
This has been out forever, but we were unable to previously review the GameCube version of THUG. In the interest of giving Nintendo fans their due, let me say that this version has all of the things I both loved and hated about Underground – the awesome levels, the annoying story, the untouchable gameplay, and the inconsistently structured level goals. It’s also probably my least preferred way to play Tony Hawk, if only because it makes me curse the GC’s tiny d-pad and weird, oversized buttons. Also, unlike most popular GameCube titles, it does not feature any online play. That’s a joke, people.
GameSpot (Oct 28, 2003)
Overall, Tony Hawk's Underground is a great-looking game. The levels are large and colorful, and the trick animation is as good as it's ever been. The game runs at a high speed, and, depending on which version you're playing, the frame rate is either completely smooth or mostly smooth. That said, it does have its rough spots. The skater models look fantastic from a distance, but up close they really don't look so hot. This is the same problem the series has had for the past two years, really, as the people you encounter for goals still look a little weird. Only now, you're seeing most of these models--or slightly enhanced versions of them--in the story mode cutscenes, so you get to see a whole lot more of them.
Meristation (Dec 24, 2003)
La quinta entrega de los Tony Hawk recupera lo mejor de la serie y lo adereza con un apartado tĂ©cnico acorde al de las Ășltimas remesas de lanzamientos. Como ya hemos dicho, el espĂ­ritu de la saga de Neversoft se mantiene puro, y los añadidos introducidos no alteran su espĂ­ritu mĂĄs que para mantenerlo actualizado y conservar el interĂ©s de los que alguna vez se han sentido atraĂ­dos por las peripecias del Gran HalcĂłn y sus pupilos. Que no son pocos, precisamente.
JeuxActu (Nov 21, 2003)
Vous savez ce qu’on dit : « Qui aime bien, chĂątit bien ». Alors ne vous mĂ©prenez car tous les dĂ©fauts suscitĂ©s n’entament que trĂšs peu le formidable capital sympathie de ce THUG. Les levels sont vivants, variĂ©s et bien conçus et proposent chacun des dĂ©fis spĂ©cifiques. La bande son est une tuerie et la jouabilitĂ© des phases de skate pures est parfaite. Toutefois, il n’est pas interdit de penser que ce qu’il a gagnĂ© en diversitĂ©, ce THUG l’a perdu en personnalitĂ©. Alors entre vieux cons rĂ©ac’ et progressistes mou du genoux, il est grand temps de choisir son camp

Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 11, 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 !
Lawrence (Nov 05, 2003)
Tony Hawk Underground is fun. But the appeal this year might be more for those that are deep into customization. If you just like to power on and skate, Tony Hawk 4 is only $20 if you don't already own it.
Game Revolution (Nov, 2003)
THUG is a great game, but it’s been a great game for years so if you didn’t like it before, you won’t like it now. But if you’re already a fan, you can’t ask for much more. It’s a massive, exceptional product that expands every aspect of its predecessors without sacrificing much, though it’s a better game on the PS2 than the Xbox or Gamecube thanks to its great online functionality. The Hawkman keeps on rising.
In the end, that's the game's saving grace, and what makes it such a wonderful step up from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. Even if you don't like all the changes, most of them won't affect you to any extreme. You complete them once and they're out of the way a few minutes later, then it's back to hours of sheer enjoyment. Story mode isn't all there is to the game, and you can still attack your high scores, still design your own skate park (with levels of customization never seen before). In short, just about everything that made the series cool to this point is back and better than ever. The whole experience isn't unlike eating a watermelon: you'll need to spit out a few seeds, but otherwise there's no cooler fruit.
N-Europe (Dec 22, 2003)
Having more in common with the underrated Aggressive Inline than it is the revolutionary game many thought it would be; THUG does offer some new and refreshing gameplay elements to prevent this franchise from saturation. Though the new ‘stuff’ has its share of imperfections it is a good step forward nonetheless. People who had high hopes for this game may be disappointed because despite a different package, for the most part it’s still the same candy.
GameSpy (Nov 05, 2003)
Tony Hawk's Underground does so much right and very little wrong. The only way a person wouldn't be able to enjoy this game is if they truly don't gel with the whole extreme skating genre. Casual gamers will hopefully not be intimidated by THUG as they may have been with THPS3 and THPS4, and fans of the series will be right at home from the beginning.
Cubed3 (Nov 21, 2003)
It's a bit of a mixed bag. The skateboarding sections that we know and love are still here and as good as ever, and the storyline gives the game some structure and purpose but we can't help but feel that it didn't need to be changed quite this much. The dull platforming that dogs this game throughout makes it feel like a chore at times. Hawk-maniacs will go mad for it, the rest of us should kick-flip well clear.
Fragland.net (Dec 03, 2004)
In essence there is nothing, absolutely nothing, new about the game. Actvision is milking the Tony Hawk cow, not because they love gamers but because they smell cheap bucks. Adding completely useless options to the game really doesn't make it "new". Gamers should watch out for pirate companies like this. If you really like Tony Hawk games you might enjoy the big levels and the details that have been changed otherwise I would not recommend this game to people who have already purchased THPS3 or THPS4.

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