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Simply Incredible! PlayStation Anatole (61)
Great version of THPS2 Dreamcast Xeirxes (3)
MAKE WAY ! Nintendo 64 GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002)
Fun, but way too unrealistic PlayStation ZombieDepot (48)
Tony skates onto PC in style. Windows Kartanym (12747)

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Platform Votes Score
Dreamcast 33 3.7
iPhone Awaiting 5 votes...
Macintosh 6 3.8
Nintendo 64 22 3.7
PlayStation 60 4.1
Windows 50 3.9
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Combined User Score 171 3.9

Critic Reviews

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PlayStationRetro Game Reviews (Jun 12, 2015)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 takes the template provided by the fantastic original and improves it with new features, more objectives, better controls and smoother gameplay. It's one of the greatest sports games ever released and I'd definitely recommend it as a starting point for people looking to get into the series.
PlayStationJust Games Retro (May 17, 2015)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is one of those games that I’m pretty sure most everyone has played at some point. Much like the first one, I figure everyone either had it or knew somebody who did. I reiterate that I’d put it at the top of the Tony Hawk mountain as the best in the series, and if you haven’t happened upon it before, I would recommend it vociferously. It’s familiar enough for veterans of the first game to jump into, and the little additions, especially the manual, add enough to the sequel to make sure it’s not Tony Hawk’s Roster Update, not to mention it’s hard not to like a game where you can hop on a charging bull and get points for it. There are a couple flaws, yes, but I’d say THPS2 is still well-deserving of the five-snowflake score, and if you pop it in, I think you’ll remember why.
WindowsCD-Action (Jan, 2001)
Bawi tworzenie i rozwój zawodnika, bawi jazda, zaliczanie zadań, oglądanie powtórek z udanych przejazdów, bawi wszystko. Coby było lepiej, zabawa owa ma naprawdę porządnie zrealizowaną oprawę zarówno graficzną, jak i dźwiękową.O ile grafikę można określić w kilku krótkich słowach - jest szczegółowa, przyjemna dla oka i bardzo dobrze animowana - to dźwiękowi należałoby się kilka osobnych zdań. Pomijając dźwięki towarzyszące toczeniu się kółek, upadkom itp., największym autem udźwiękowienia THPS2 jest muzyka. Idealnie towarzyszy poczynaniom zawodnika, nie nudzi się, i co ważne, podkręca tak, że trudno usiedzieć. Jeśli nie wierzycie, zobaczcie sami w jednej z ramek, co przygrywa w THPS2. Miodzio.
PlayStationCheat Code Central (2000)
What can I say? THPS2 is a must own game that will eventually be available for all systems, except the N64. Don't ask me why they decided to cancel the N64 version, but I really do feel for you Nintendo owners out there. This is a must have, must play game. But once again, I doubt you needed me to tell you that.
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic (Aug 16, 2001)
With award-winning gameplay and ample replay value, Tony Hawk 2 proves itself a worthy sequel.
PlayStationGame Revolution (Sep, 2000)
But to be honest, that's about all I can complain about. This is that rarest of sequels, one that betters the original from start to finish. It's so good it should come with a warning label - or at least some methadone.
PlayStationGaming Age (Oct 17, 2000)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is one of the most solid sequels created. There's a lot more of what everyone loved in the first and the skate park editor provides infinite levels for die-hard fans. The two player still rocks as do the new locals to skate in. Don't wait any longer if you don't have this game - THPS 2 is the most fun and solid purchase any Playstation owner can make.
PlayStationGamesFirst! (Oct 09, 2000)
The Birdman is back, and for those of you out there like me, who thought Tony Hawk's Pro Skater could get no better, we stand corrected: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 proves there is a state of being beyond perfection. With the addition of three new pro skaters, a character editor, and a park editor, THPS2 is one game that will never get old. You really would have been actively not paying attention to not hear about how THPS2 is going to be one of the greatest games released this year. If you haven't played it yet, then this review is just wasting your time. Anything I could say about the game will be for naught once you pop it in and experience the closest thing to Nirvana in this terrestrial plane.
PlayStationGamePro (US) (Nov 29, 2000)
Smile folks! The best skateboarding game ever has just been given the boot by a younger, stronger, and bigger version of itself. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is here, and Activision has made some brilliant additions.
PlayStationGame industry News (GiN) (2000)
Pro Skater is definitely bursting with replay value, and it's also a real blast to play. Any title of this vast quality easily deserves 5 GiN Gems. Just don't expect me to wear Vans, have my hair hanging from the side of my head, or committing felonies on my board.
DreamcastGame industry News (GiN) (2000)
Pro Skater is definitely bursting with replay value, and it's also a real blast to play. Any title of this vast quality easily deserves 5 GiN Gems. Just don't expect me to wear Vans, have my hair hanging from the side of my head, or committing felonies on my board.
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine (Nov, 2000)
Very few perfect scores have ever been given out by Game Informer, and I’ve never scored anything a 10, but games just don’t come better than this. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is the most addictive, playable, and versatile game the PlayStation, or any other console for that matter, has to offer. Neversoft, I tip my hat to your respect and knowledge of skateboarding and of the video game-buying public that very evidently comes through in playing this game.
DreamcastGaming Target (Nov 20, 2000)
As I sit here and write this, I am seriously debating whether this is the best game ever made or not. You see, as of now, Soul Calibur holds the top spot in my top ten, but I’m really not sure anymore. I just can’t convey in words how great of a game this is. It’s easily the best value, since it could seemingly last forever. Just please purchase it. Now!
100 (Sep 13, 2000)
After playing the first game in this series for 100's of hours I couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel. When I booted the game up I was waiting for a huge kick AND I got it. The intro is better than the one from the first game so I immediately felt that this game wouldn't be a disappointment for all of us THPS fans out there.
PlayStationPlaystation Illustrated (Dec 17, 2002)
Tony Hawk 2 offers even more tricks than before. With the same basic trick controls as the first Tony Hawk game (using directional pad combined with buttons), TH2 offers smooth gameplay with twice the goals as the original. Combining all of this with being able to increase the stats of skaters and build your own park makes Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 a MUST BUY for anyone, even if you're not into skateboarding. Seriously, pick up your copy today (or I'll have to come over and perform a 'face plant' on you!!!).
PlayStationGameSpot (Sep 20, 2000)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. The mere concept of a sequel to last year's surprise hit is enough to send chills down the spines of the game's die-hard fans. Luckily, those chills are not in vain - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is the perfect example of how to make a sequel to an already amazing game. The levels are bigger, the trick catalog is more plentiful, the number of goals per level has been doubled, and the already stunning gameplay has been honed even further.
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine (Nov, 2000)
With the first Tony Hawk release, Neversoft blew my socks off and pumped my veins with adrenaline-filled gaming ecstasy. Now, picture if you will the same experience, only 100 times grander. Tony Hawk 2 is, without a doubt, the most impressive PlayStation release of the year, and one of the best sequels ever created. The addiction is inescapable! All the new features, like the Park Editor and Create-A-Skater, offer infinite replayability set within the same dynamic gameplay atmosphere you love so dearly. Honestly, I could play this game for a lifetime and still enjoy every second of it. I would have joined The Gonzo Gamer in rewarding this game with a phat 10, but background pop-up is still an issue, and choppy framerates alter the multiplayer experience. Other than that, this sequel is perfect.
DreamcastGame Informer Magazine (Jan, 2001)
In the November 2000 issue of the world’s greatest video game magazine, associate editor Jay Fitzloff blew the roof off the scoring scale by giving the PlayStation version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 a perfect rating. Finding it more enjoyable than any other game in recent memory, I almost followed in his footsteps, but before I could sell my soul, I realized the game was in fact far from perfect.
WindowsGamezilla (Mar 06, 2001)
Beyond being a great skateboarding game or a great sports game, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is a fun, addictive, challenging, enjoyable game in general. With so many different ways to play, tons of secrets to uncover, great graphics, a rocking soundtrack, and the ability to create your own skater and skate park, THPS2 is a high water mark for all 3D accelerated titles. With just a few extra multiplayer modes for a single PC, THPS2 would have hit right below 100, but as it is, it still ranks as an awesome 97.
PlayStationPSX Extreme (Sep 19, 2000)
Being the most anticipated games of 2000, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 turned out to be the most addictive game of the year and is my final contender for "Game of the Year" in the PSX Extreme 2000 awards that will be sometime late December. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 will go on sale on the 20th and I hope that you have a pre-order slip for the game because a frenzy may begin, and it could very well sell out everywhere. My final comments on THPS2 is that this is one amazing game that I never expected to get as good as it was now, the visuals, the gameplay, the sound, the control everything about this game is perfection or near perfection. With all of these modes jammed into one 650MB CD, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is without a doubt the most addictive videogame ever created.
WindowsGameZone (Dec 13, 2000)
Overall, the game is almost near perfect. Only small flaws and nuisances take away from the game. The high flying no holds barred action is more than enough to make up for any problems the game might have. If you buy one game this Christmas season...Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 better be on that list.
PlayStationIGN (Sep 19, 2000)
If it could get any better than this, I'm not sure how. We'll know when Neversoft brings out part three for the PS2, I guess. Meanwhile, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is one of the best games to ever grace this or any console. It looks great, it sounds great, it controls perfectly, and it brings you back for more in so many ways. The hidden areas, the hidden gaps, the secret characters (including Officer Dick, a teenage Powell-era Tony, and more), the archive of righteous FMV clips, they're all a great incentive to keep playing, but besides all that, this game is just a ton of fun to play.
DreamcastGame Informer Magazine (Jan, 2001)
The lighting and textures are improved, yet there’s something different about the Dreamcast version of Pro Skater 2 that I can’t quite put my finger on – mostly because it’s blistered after only a few minutes of play. Treyarch did everything it could to perform a Sony-to-Sega transplant, but there’s no avoiding the differences in the two consoles’ controllers. For one reason or another, trick landing just isn’t as tight, causing those who played on PlayStation to instantly notice this version’s flaws before noting its enhancements. Those who missed the Tony Hawk boat in the PS-X sea, however, should run to the store and buy this title immediately. As action games go, there is no other that delivers this much entertainment on so many levels.
PlayStationDa Gameboyz (Jul 06, 2004)
This game shows what can be accomplished with time, effort and a great idea. The superb graphics, wonderful sound and ingenious gameplay make THPS2 a must have for any PlayStation gamer. The vibration function is used very well and while some tricks may be easier to pull off using the D-Pad, the analog control also executes nicely. So get some friends over, grab a controller, sit back and have fun because this is a game that will not soon be forgotten. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 earns the Player's Choice Award.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Jun 01, 2001)
It's wonderful to get games of this caliber ported to the Mac. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is fun, fast, and in my opinion, worth the price. The marketing copy says it's "The ultimate extreme sport experience." If that's not the truth, it's pretty darn close. Hey, it's endorsed by the Man Himself, Tony Hawk. What more do you need?
DreamcastVideo Games (Dec, 2000)
Okay, viel Skateboard-Konkurrenz hat Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 auf dem DC derzeit nicht zu fürchten, doch der Sprung in Platin-Weihen ist mehr als begründet. Wochenlange Skater-Sessions auf der Jagd nach immer höheren Highscores perfektionieren euer Fahrverhalten. Immer gewagtere Moves gelingen, immer mehr Levelziele werden erreicht – wirklich motivationsfördernd. Auch technisch glänzt die Simulation. Gewohnt fetzige Crossover-Rhythmen lassen euer Trommelfell vibrieren. Hinzu kommen bezaubernde Motion-Capturing-Effekte, die euren Akteuren fast realistische Wesenszüge verleihen. Selbst der PlayStation-Bruder bleibt in puncto Grafik eiskalt links liegen. Für Skate-Fans gibt’s deshalb keine Wahl: Sofort kaufen heißt die Devise!
PlayStationVideo Games (Sep, 2000)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 spielt zweifellos in einer anderen Liga als seine Mitstreiter. In allen (!!!) Punkten sticht es Konkurrenzen à la Street Sk8er oder Grind Session gnadenlos aus. Beeindruckend, welche Quantensprünge zum Prequel noch möglich waren. Auf die guten alten Tagte kommt die PlayStation noch einmal so richtig ins Schwitzen. Activision tat gut daran, keinerlei Kompromisse wegen eines früheren Erscheinungstermins einzugehen. So hatten die Programmierer genügen Zeit, ein Game fertigzustellen, das auch für Genrekritiker eine wahre „Offenbarung“ darstellt. Ein Toptitel, der sich bald in den Control Media Charts wiederfinden lässt, denn wer hier nicht zuschlägt, ist selber schuld.
WindowsPlayback (Jul, 2006)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 to bezapelacyjnie najlepsza część serii. Dalej było bardzo dobrze, ale wielu graczy z sentymentem powraca właśnie do tej odsłony. Z pewnością atutami gry jest jej oryginalność, świeżość, fajowy tryb rozgrywki, nieziemska grywalność, kapitalna muzyka i bardzo ciekawy multiplayer. Na minus w chwili premiery zapisać nie można było absolutnie niczego. A dziś? Cóż, tylko i wyłącznie grafika. Zagrajcie w Tonego koniecznie, jeśli jeszcze tego nie zrobiliście!
PlayStationMega Fun (Sep, 2000)
Wieder einmal ziehe ich meinen Hut vor Neversoft, die es schaffen, den herausragenden Vorgänger gar noch zu toppen. Was hier aufgefahren wird, dürfte für Sonys graue Kiste nicht mehr überboten werden. Eine DeLuxe-Optik wurde gepaart mit einem Soundtrack, der seinesgleichen sucht. Endlich dachte man auch an einen Editor, der eigene Kreationen zum Kinderspiel werden lässt. Doch wie schon im Prequel bietet Tony Hawk‘s Pro Skater 2 auch ein enormes Motivationspotential. Um wirklich alles zu entdecken, vergehen für Gelegenheitszocker abermals Monate. Eine Sache trübt den Spaß dennoch etwas, nämlich der wirklich knallharte Schwierigkeitsgrad in den fortgeschritteneren Spots. Was euch hier abverlangt wird, ist wahrlich nicht von schlechten Eltern.
WindowsGame Captain (Dec 06, 2000)
Nur Schachspieler dürften diesem Game widerstehen können, alle anderen werden süchtig! Für mich als ehemaligen C64-Jünger, ist THPS2 das erste glungene Funsport Game seit Skate or Die auf meiner alten Spielekiste. THPS2 ist wirkilch eine Droge, denn erst nach Stunden wird dem Spieler klar, daß nicht erst 5 Minuten vergangen sind, sondern das Unterbewußtsein beträchtlich in Mitleidenschft gezogen worden ist.
PlayStationFreak (Jul, 2000)
מצוין, מתאים לכל בעלי הקורדינציה ולאלו שרוצים לשפר אותה, לכל מי שאוהב אתגר ומחפש להצטיין כל הזמן. המסחק הצליח לעלות על קודמו דבר שלדעתי מדבר בעד עצמו. לסיכום מדובר באחד ממשחק הספורט הטובים שיצאו לפלייסטישן.
WindowsIGN (Oct 23, 2000)
This game is as close as it comes to perfection on the consoles, but it's pretty obvious that PC was never the focus for this title. It's a minimal port of the game, which would be annoying if it wasn't for the tiny fact that it still just happens to be one of the greatest game experiences you'll ever have*. It's bittersweet, because while we should all be happy that Activision even ported this to the PC in the first place, it would have been nice to have seen some tweaking to make it shine on the PC, just as with the Dreamcast version. One especially nice addition, though -- it's great that Activision opted to include some of the tracks from TH1, since most PC gamers haven't had a chance to experience the first game. Thanks, big corporation. We appreciate the ability to manual on the Phoenix downhill park.
Nintendo 64Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2001)
In the last year or so, those of us with PlayStations and Dreamcasts have been perfecting our skateboard Zen. We've learned the art of the manual, multiple vert trick combinations, and crossing gaps off the checklist. Nintendo 64 players may have thought they'd never see the day when they too would be able to enjoy one of the greatest games ever – especially since a port came to Game Boy Advance first – but the time has come. Finally, the Hawk has come back to Nintendo 64!
MacintoshMac Gamer (Oct 02, 2001)
Overall I love this game. The pros definitely outweigh the few cons there are. It has a great replay value. An added bonus is that it is another sports game added to the collection of so few on the Mac. There are always one or two multiplayer games open for others to join on Gameranger. There's also the added incentive to replay the game for bonuses and cheats for beating everything, including: Hidden characters, movies, tricks, and all the cheats you could want. But in order to cheat, you have to win without cheats first. This game can keep you glued to your computer and game pad for days straight, trying to finish the game with all the characters. Have fun, and happy skating!
PlayStationPower Unlimited (Oct, 2000)
Nou; het moge duidelijk zijn: Skate is behoorlijk pro Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. De vele opties en de lekkere bediening maken deze game een absolute topper. Checken die shit, of je nou een skater bent of niet!
Nintendo 6464 Power / big.N / N Games (Sep, 2001)
Technisch konnte Edge of Reality mit dem N64 natürlich keine Wunder mehr vollbringen, doch Grafik und Sound setzten dem ersten Teil noch eins drauf und können fast uneingeschränkt überzeugen. Kleinere Grafikfehler tun dem positiven Gesamteindruck auch keinen Abbruch mehr. Nicht zuletzt der hervorragende Multiplayer-Modus macht aus Tony Hawk‘s Pro Skater 2 eine der abschließenden Perlen für das N64: Ganz klare Kaufempfehlung!
PlayStationThunderbolt Games (Mar 22, 2011)
There’s the core of Tony Hawk 2’s genius, the thing that elevates it to more than just an extreme sports game and something of a generational watershed. By refusing to take itself seriously, it allows us to refrain from doing so ourselves and so before beating oneself up about the days lost, pounds gained and brain cells fried, it’s necessary to stop and ponder what was accomplished. “Absolutely nothing” is a perfectly healthy conclusion. Few nothings, though, are quite this entertaining, and that is, quite possibly, the definition of time well spent.
90 (UK) (Oct 16, 2000)
This is a beautiful, wonderful, and absolutely life-conquering beast of a game… it's the supreme champion of extreme sports gaming, and I just hope that Neversoft don't ruin it by attempting a further update, because I'm absolutely certain they're simply not going to be able to follow this up. Enjoy your slippers, Tony; this is something to tell the grandkids about.
MacintoshMacworld (Oct 01, 2001)
It's rare enough that a sports game comes to the Mac, but what makes Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 unique is that it's not your average sports game--it's an extreme-sports game. It's a challenging one at that, with immeasurable replay value thanks to its multiplayer gaming, customizable skaters, and skate-park editor.
DreamcastThunderbolt Games (Feb 13, 2005)
It must be time to wrap this review up, because I just misspelled mildly, creepy, and randomly added a “d” to the end of “because.” At the end of the day, I really like this game. Correction: at the end of the day, I really love this game. It’s the only sequel to the Tony Hawk series that ever made any substantial leaps at improving the core game. A Dreamcast and a copy of this game will cost you less than Tony Hawk’s Underground 2, which sucks ass. Plus, a Dreamcast is a great system. So there, go buy it.
PlayStationSvenska PlayStation Magasinet (Oct, 2000)
Det är inte bara ett spel, det är ett sätt att förlora all kontakt med omvärlden medan man lär sig nya trick. Om inte svårighetsgraden redan från början var så hög skulle det blivit tio poäng. Men alla borde köpa det ändå.
Nintendo 64Gamezilla (Sep 27, 2001)
Even though I don't play many sports games and have never skateboarded, I really enjoyed playing THPS2. With excellent game play and music and decent graphics, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is well worth playing. With over eight parks, 100 tricks and 13 skaters to master, it is well worth owning. Give it a try; you may be surprised.
PlayStationSuper Play (Sweden) (Nov, 2000)
Eftersom det var spelkontrollen som gjorde Tony Hawk's Skateboarding så speciellt är det inte särskilt oväntat att Neversoft har behållit konceptet. Däremot kom det som en överraskning att det faktiskt gick att utveckla det ännu mer. Precisionen finns kvar men antalet kombinationer är fler och förutom att tima uthoppet från ramper och liknande måste man nu även lära sig att balansera sina slides. Grafiken är också väldigt bra. Ibland önskar man dock att vissa animationer var lite smidigare. Och eftersom det inte finns något annat att klaga på - möjligtvis skulle man kunna tänka sig att spelet hade blivit ännu bättre om Neversoft hade skrivit egen musik som var direkt anpassad för spelet, men Rage Against the Machine är inget dåligt val - känns det extra jobbigt. I övrigt är Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 helt perfekt.
Nintendo 64Gaming Target (Oct 03, 2001)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is a game that shouldn’t be missed by anyone—that’s for sure. But the real question lies in, if you should purchase the N64 version instead of one for a different console. Price wise, the Nintendo 64 title will be more expensive than any of the others that were released previously, but if your console collection it limited to N64, it’s a safe bet that THPS2 is the greatest skating game available to you.
PlayStationDarkstation (2000)
Over all THPS 2 is one of the most fun games of the year and is graphically splendid as well. You should buy this game if you have a PlayStation, or enjoy a fun and exciting game that every one I have ever met likes. You should not, however, buy this game if you don't like skateboarding as you wouldn't appreciate the finer points of the game.
PlayStationCincinnati Enquirer (Oct 25, 2000)
Kudos to developers Neversoft and publishers Activision for finding a way to make an already fantastic game more interesting and challenging. If you'll excuse me, I've got to perfect my "540 frontflip" and "Mute Grab" if I want to win the contest in Marseilles.
90 (UK) (Mar 01, 2001)
Neversoft have bettered their best, with even more secrets, tricks, courses, options and skaters than before. While some simulations lose sight of fun in their quest to provide yet more realism and features, this cannot be said of THPS2. With a veritable plethora of secrets and hidden areas, and an easy-to-pick-up control system, it's hard to have anything but fun while playing this. The best skate sim ever, and one of the best sports or arcade titles ever on the Dreamcast. Essential, even for owners of the first game.
WindowsActionTrip (Nov 14, 2000)
So, if you need a relaxing game, something quick and attractive, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is your ideal solution. If you love skateboarding, kkhhhm, I think you know what to do. And even if you're not into skating, you are sure to love Pro Skater 2. Just don't get too hooked on it... you already are? Well, then just don't try doing some of the tricks in your living room, dammit!
PlayStationPGNx Media (Sep 14, 2002)
Tony Hawk 2 is not only the best skateboarding game on Playstation, it’s also one of the best games the system has to offer. Tony Hawk 2 is a must buy for skating fans and non-skaters alike. With many modes and great gameplay, Tony Hawk delivers everything a quality game should plus a lot more. What a great way to finish off the Tony Hawk series on Playstation. Buy it as soon as you can. You won’t be disappointed at all and will continue to play THPS2 for a very long time.
Nintendo 64Mag'64 (Oct 28, 2001)
Und beim Hauptfeature, dem Moven bildet Tony Hawk mit 1080 zusammen nach wie vor die Spitze dieser Spiele. Wem der erste Teil Spaß machte sollte zugreifen und sich die Zeit bis zum GameCube ein weiteres Stück verkürzen. So Schluß jetzt...., wo ist mein Board?
88 (Jan 04, 2001)
Ein wirklich geniales Game! Wer schon vom Vorgänger in den Bann gezogen wurde, der wird den zweiten Teil einfach lieben. Dieses Skateboarding-Spektakel darf einfach in keiner Dreamcast-Sammlung fehlen. Der verbesserte und erweiterte Karriere-Modus, ein umfassender Skater- und Park-Editor, der fetzige und stimmungsvolle Soundtrack sowie das ausgezeichnete Gameplay sind nur einige der Kaufgründe für diesen überragenden Titel aus dem Hause Activision. Berechtigt stellt man sich da die Frage: Was will man eigentlich mehr? Der Titel bietet auf lange Sicht nämlich einfach alles um für Wochen, wenn nicht gar Monate, zu unterhalten -wollen doch die zahlreichen Strecken, versteckten Skater, Videos zu den jeweiligen Akteuren und Cheats erst einmal freigespielt werden.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Dec, 2000)
Für Tony Hawk 2 macht sogar ein Sportspiel-Muffel wie ich eine Ausnahme. Nach dem glänzenden Vorgänger war ich besonders gespannt auf Tonys ersten PC-Auftritt. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Konvertierungen hat das Spiel den Plattform-Sprung sehr gut überstanden. Nur manche Menüs und der umständliche, auf Joypads ausgelegte Editor erinnern noch an die Konsolen-Herkunft. Gar nicht genug loben kann ich die Musik im Spiel. Zusammen mit dem rasanten Spielablauf bringt der Soundtrack den Adrenalinspiegel in ungeahnte Höhen. Motiviert strebe ich immer wieder nach neuen Kombinations-Rekorden und klebe förmlich am Joypad. Dieses Stück Hardware ist übrigens unbedingt nötig, um das Spiel voll genießen zu können.
87 (Nov 02, 2000)
Auch auf dem PC schafft es Tony Hawks spielend, die momentan noch spärliche Konkurrenz an die Wand zu fahren und sich im Bereich Fun-Sport einen Ehrenplatz in der Galerie zu ergattern. Ausgefeilte Steuerung, anspruchsvolle Level, klasse Musik, Secrets ohne Ende und nicht zuletzt der Editor sorgen für ein langes, verletzungsfreies Skateboard-Vergnügen, nicht nur für Freaks.
WindowsPC Joker (Dec, 2000)
Ein Hit mit Ecken und Kanten also, aber dennoch ein Hit. Erstens wegen des Spaßes. den das Game vermittelt. Zweitens wegen des auf dem PC unverbrauchten Genres. Und nicht zuletzt auch wegen der drei Levels aus Teil eins, die PC-Skater quasi als kostenlose Dreingabe erhalten.
Nintendo 64IGN (Nov 12, 2001)
However, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a game you should no go without, especially if you enjoyed the original. If you don't own a Dreamcast, and you're not purchasing a next-generation console within the next year and you will actually still play your Nintendo 64 over the next few months then I suggest purchasing it. The fact is, THPS2 is still the best skateboarding game on the market. And the N64 version comes with the same addiction factor.
86 (Sep 18, 2002)
For the real hardcore addicts, who can’t just get enough of it, there's still the possibility to create your own level. You can even share them with other players via the super information highway on the various fan sites. Now go forth and Skate!!! May gods speed be with ya'll!!!
WindowsGameSpot (Nov 03, 2000)
It may not be the best-looking PC game available, but Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 has a solid look and a level of replay value that's unmatched by any game of its type. The career mode will keep pulling you back as you try to unlock every park, but later on you'll find yourself trying to find all the secret items and attempting to complete all the objectives for each stage. It's also fun to go into the single session or free-skate mode just to see what kind of trick combinations you can string together. There can be a steep learning curve if you're not willing to take the time to understand how different tricks function and how they're landed, but this can be overcome quickly with a few free-skate sessions in the first park.
Nintendo 64Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2001)
I am a Tony Hawk 2 addict, so I would advise you to get a PS-X just to play this game the way it was meant to be. If that is not an option, though, don’t use it as an excuse to not play this game. Tony Hawk is simply gaming nirvana.
Nintendo 64Gamezone (Germany) (Oct 12, 2001)
All die Tricks, die schon beim Vorgänger so viel Spaß gebracht haben, sind auch jetzt wieder enthalten. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 setzt allerdings noch einen drauf, denn es gibt zusätzlich Hunderte von weiteren Tricks wie Nose/Tailslides, Nose/Bluntslides, Varial Flips, zahlreiche neue Grabs, erweiterte Inverts, Lip Tricks, Nollies, Manuals und realistischeres Switch-Skating. Und wen es mal hinhaut, der wird feststellen, dass selbst die Stürze noch authentischer geworden sind.
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Dec 07, 2000)
Dit spel tilt het subgenre van de extreme sportspellen enorm de hoogte in met zijn career mode, park editor en zijn replay value die je voor vele uren aan de monitor gekluisterd houdt.
85 / (Nov 23, 2005)
De acuerdo a la época en que fue hecho, el juego está bien logrado, bien animado y resulta muy divertido. Gráficamente, tiene varias cosas positivas, como son los personajes, escenarios y objetos, pero hay puntos específicos que disminuyen su realismo. El sonido es realmente bueno y está bien logrado. En el menú y en el juego en sí, el sonido es muy bueno y la música es adecuada. El juego es fácil de jugar y tiene varios modos de juego. La diversión que nos proporcionarán es destacable, ya que con sus modos de juego y con los videos te vas a divertir por mucho tiempo, volverás una y otra vez al juego. Tony Hawk no te va a defraudar, eso es seguro.
85 (Sep 25, 2000)
Tony Hawk's Skateboarding 2 signe donc une très belle performance et devrait sans nul doute devenir rapidement une référence en matière de jeux de skate. Son gameplay saisissant et sa réalisation impeccable en font un titre réaliste et incroyablement distrayant, pour le plus grand bonheur du public averti tout en restant accessible aux autres joueurs. Sans conteste, une belle réussite.
85 (Nov 09, 2000)
Après avoir attendu tout ce temps, les amateurs de skate ont enfin droit à leur titre, et non des moindres, puisque Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 devrait faire date dans l'histoire des jeux de sports de glisse. Ce soft est en effet une mine à de nombreux points de vue alliant un gameplay du tonnerre à une réalisation impeccable.
85 (Jan 05, 2001)
Au final, THPS 2 ne change en rien de ses versions sur les autres supports et c'est tant mieux. Il demeure un véritable régal à tous points de vue en offrant un excellent niveau de gameplay et surtout une durée de vie tout à fait intéressante. La Dreamcast de son côté lui fait bénéficier de tout son potentiel pour le plus grand plaisir des yeux, en bref, on en salive encore...
WindowsGamer's Pulse (Nov 06, 2000)
All in all, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 definitely has the potential to be an insane amount of fun. The levels are great, the tricks are great, but the implementation is just awful. I know that some of it probably is not so bad on the consoles (as they have no desktop to crash to), but the PC version is in serious need of some sort of patch. As it is, I'd grab a console version thus far.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Dec, 2000)
Auf diese PlayStation-Umsetzung habe ich lange gewartet: Tony Hawk ist dank intuitiver Steuerung, herausfordernden Missionen und groovigem Soundtrack eines der besten Sportspiele des Jahres.
iPhoneIGN UK (Apr 05, 2010)
One of gaming's best gets a worthy rebirth on iPhone. It's definitely got some issues -- don't expect spot-on controls -- but the greatness of this classic outweighs any of those concerns. THPS2 on iPhone maintains the fun and challenge of the original. It will even hurt the hell out of your fingers after a while. They say you can't go home again, but this is pretty close.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jan 12, 2001)
Even if there were more than just a few skateboarding releases for the PC, a title would have to be nothing short of outstanding to top Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. As it is, this product clearly dominates the sparsely populated genre with its fast-paced, high-flying style and addictive gameplay. The lack of robust multiplayer support is disappointing, but the highly replayable single-player modes are enough to attract fans of extreme skateboarding as well as anyone that’s just looking for some fast-moving, stunt-filled fun. Neversoft has performed to the same level of quality that made their first Pro Skater such a success, and were able to cross the sometimes dangerous gap between console and PC without losing their footing. After a few hours of Pro Skater 2, you might even be tempted to check out deck prices at your local sports shop.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Feb, 2001)
All this being said, I’m hard pressed not to recommend THPS2. While visually it’s far from perfect, the fact remains that the game is still as addictive as anything in a Hollywood medicine cabinet. So it all comes down to this: If you’ve ever fantasized about bringing home some X-Games gold, or if you’ve ever just wanted to say that you can pull of a 720 nollie judo kick, you’ll definitely have fun whiling away the hours on your virtual deck. Just be aware that while this game is fun as hell, it’s far from perfect.
80 (UK) (Jul 15, 2010)
Is it a good port? The PSone-era visuals are perhaps a little too faithful for their own good, and older iOS handsets struggle a tad with the frame-rate. If you happen to have a third gen or above, though, you'll be able to enjoy it as intended. The lack of multiplayer and a few soundtrack changes may irk some, but overall this is a surprisingly enjoyable conversion that old hands will get a lot out of.
PlayStationPSM (Nov, 2000)
Tony Hawk 2 has everything that made the first game successful and more. The game can get pretty frustrating at times, but it's just so damn fun that you'll always come back for more. It's not as fresh and original as the first game, but it's a worthy sequel that fans will spend weeks, even months, enjoying.
WindowsGameGenie (2000)
The PC version is only a port of the PlayStation game, and nothing more. The addition of features to take advantage of the PC is limited at best, and the game really could have been special with the addition of PC-like graphics, enhanced (existent?) multiplayer, and the ability to create larger and more complex parks. Trust me, Tony Hawk 2 should not be missed, but it is not the PC game that everyone wanted it to be.
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Dec 29, 2000)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is een aantrekkelijke Playstation conversie die door vele fans zal worden verslonden.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Jul 05, 2001)
When the game arrived with an actual manual, I was all set to learn some tricks and start having some real fun. Of course, it's not that easy. Despite a brief explanation on basic and trick controls, there's still a lot of playing to be done before you're ready to appear on ESPN2.
PlayStationGameplanet (Sep 28, 2000)
It's hard to know what else to say about TH2 that many of you don't already know. In fact we can dare to say that many of the true skateboarding fans out there have already bought this game, and are probably playing it right now. If by some miracle some of you are actually reading this review, then you are most likely thinking about how many superb things about this game that I have forgotten to mention.
PlayStationGame Critics (Oct 16, 2000)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 picks up right where its predecessor left off. The goal is still to take a skater through a series of stages -- completing sundry tasks in each in order to advance to later stages. These tasks run the gamut from collecting the five letters of the word "skate," to besting a predetermined high score, to finding mysteriously hidden tapes. There are even competitions thrown into the mix as a way for players to show off their skills and advance further. And it's all made easy thanks to Neversoft's control scheme -- that is still ingenious to this day -- which allows for all manner of stunts and tricks to be performed almost anywhere in the sprawling 3-D stages.
80 (Dec 07, 2000)
I have to admit that the additions to the game are commendable. They add some variety and enhance an already enjoyable gaming experience. However, this doesn't mean the game is monumentally better in the long run. With so much added to the game in the form of new moves and level objectives, the game takes on the feeling of a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1.5. The objectives are essentially unchanged, which entail performing tricks, searching for items and repeating the process all over again on each progressing stage. It's also hard for me to forget that it was only four months ago that I was playing the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. As much fun as that game was, playing a sequel this soon that calls for more of the same, quickly becomes repetitive. The added moves and game personalization do help to a degree, but unless you are the most die-hard skating fan, any effects could be fleeting.
WindowsDa Gameboyz (2000)
If you have even a remote interest in skateboarding, get this game. If you don't, you will after going a few rounds on this all-out skating frenzy. The producers of THPS 2 (Activision and Neversoft) obviously went through a lot of time and effort to make this game a realistic skating extravaganza…it has definitely paid off for them (and us as well!). Activision has created a rock-solid gaming experience with superior graphics, music and playability. This is not a game that will be turned into a coaster, used for skeet shooting, or gathering dust motes in a remote corner of my office. It will be played and enjoyed -isn't that the mark of a truly successful game? You be the judge.
DreamcastGamezone (Germany) (Apr 27, 2001)
Der zweite Titel der Sk8er-Reihe ist mit einigenVerbesserungen wieder mal sehr gelungen. Eine Unzahl an Trick´s, viele Area´s und jede Menge Board´s. Der Spielmodi ist wieder einmal sehr herausfordernd, so müssen verschiedene Punkte in einem Gebiet erreicht, eine Anzahl an Trick´s gestanden und versteckte Items gefunden werden. Abgesehen davon, dass ein eigener Boarder erstellt werden kann, ist es auch möglich neue Sk8-Parks zu gestalten.
WindowsPC Player (Germany) (Nov, 2000)
Extrem- und Fun-Sportarten bürgen traditionell für grottig schlechte Computerspiele. Doch Tony Hawk's Pro Skater gilt zurecht als einsame Lichtgestalt. Die vielen versteckten Extras in den Levels machen das Programm zum reinsten Skateboard-Adventure. Bei der Steuerung habe ich allerdings das dumpfe Gefühl, dass mehr drin steckt, als ich jemals rausholen werde. Die höheren Kombo-Wellen erschließen sich nur mit Gamepad, perfektem Timing und Fingerverknotungs-Bereitschaft. Wenn man (von der mickrigen Anleitung im Stich gelassen) ewig im ersten Level festhängt, hält sich der Spaß in Grenzen. Wer aber genug Geduld und Geschick aufbringt, bekommt eine erfrischende, erstaunlich tiefgründige Sportspiel-Alternative geboten.
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer (Jan, 2001)
Jag vet inte varför jag får recensera alla skatespel som dyker upp på redaktionen. Jag som aldrig stått på en skateboard i hela mitt liv (och tur är väl det). Men jag ska inte klaga. Inte om alla skatespel är i samma klass som THPS2.
WindowsGry OnLine (Feb 22, 2001)
THPS 2 z czystym sumieniem mogę polecić każdemu. Nawet jeżeli do tej pory nie interesowałeś się tym sportem i nie wiesz co to jest grab czy flip to masz doskonałą okazję aby się (bezboleśnie :-) ) przekonać czy odpowiada Ci taka forma spędzania wolnego czasu. Jeśli zaś jesteś jednym z tych, którzy na desce spędzają każdą wolną chwilę to nie zastanawiaj się dłużej tylko biegnij do sklepu po THPS 2 gdyż jest to zdecydowanie najlepsza gra traktująca o skateboardingu, która zapewni Ci wiele godzin doskonałej rozrywki.
WindowsAbsolute Games ( (Nov 02, 2000)
Однако, как ни крути, на одной атмосфере, физике выше среднего и анимации персонажа слишком далеко не уедешь. Даже на доске. Но удовольствие от расслабленных катаний — гарантировано. А если надоест кататься в одиночку, — есть три режима сетевого мультиплеера (в том числе и известная "лошадь", когда один скейтер пытается повторить трики другого). Кушайте на здоровье.
DreamcastGamekult (Dec 23, 2000)
Une fois de plus, Tony Hawk 2 est à la hauteur de sa réputation et réussit avec brio sa conversion sur Dreamcast. On regrette cependant que cette adaptation n'apporte aucun élément supplémentaire aux précédentes versions. Il n'en reste pas moins qu'en matière de jeux de skateboard, Tony Hawk 2 reste une référence et que désormais tous les possesseurs de la console de Sega pourront effectuer les tricks hallucinants de ce jeu hors pair.
WindowsGamekult (Nov 11, 2000)
Tony Hawk 2 offre au PC ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de jeu de skateboard. Les graphismes sont fins et adaptés au PC et la durée de vie est vraiment très élevée. Le nombre de figures est impressionnant et l'éditeur de skate park un petit bijou. La difficulté est pourtant un peu trop élevée pour les joueurs qui ne se sont pas fait les dents sur le premier Tony Hawk sur PlayStation ou Dreamcast. Cependant, pour les fans du genre, professionnels du trick et accro de la manette, ce jeu pourrait bien être le meilleur qu'ils aient jamais vu.
PlayStationGamekult (Oct 19, 2000)
Tony Hawk 2 est certainement ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de jeu de skateboard. Les graphismes sont exceptionnels pour un jeu PlayStation et la durée de vie est inépuisable. Le nombre de figures est impressionnant et l'éditeur de skate park un petit bijou. La difficulté est cependant un peu trop élevée pour les joueurs moyens et il manque un système permettant d'explorer librement les niveaux, complexes. Cependant, pour les fans du genre, professionnels du trick et accros de la manette, ce jeu risque d'être le meilleur qu'ils aient jamais vu.
60 (Dec, 2001)
Mais si vous êtes un fan de skate, et si vous n’avez ni gameboy advanced, ni playstation, alors nous ne saurions vous recommander Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 : il permet une bonne introduction au petit monde très fermé du skate. Je laisse le mot de la fin à mon voisin de 15 ans, rideur quotidien à Bercy, Rodolphe dit "Rod" : " Un jeu, c’est pas la réalité, c’est pas les sensations. Venez à Bercy, vous saurez ce que c’est le skate ". En bref, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 est un jeu moyen.