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Game Shark (Apr 22, 2005)
Replay value is enormous, the game is a blast to play even though the main story mode is over relatively quick. As I said at the beginning of the review, when you buy Tony Hawk, you know what you are getting up front and it doesn’t disappoint – I just wish it had infrastructure online play.
I never thought I'd see the day when I was so impressed by a handheld port of a console game, but that day has indeed come. And I'm very glad it's here.
This is one of the hardest reviews I've had to write in a long time - and that's a good thing. Why? Because the usual complaints we journalists wheel out to critique handheld versions of console games have been rendered moot by Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix for PSP. Simply, this is not a "version' of THUG 2, it is THUG 2. Everything you'd expect from the Tony Hawk series - great graphics, refined controls, and huge 3D levels - is here. Amazingly, Shaba Games have squeezed this massive title into a tiny UMD without compromising any of the things that make the franchise great.
The graphics, sounds, and controls are almost spot-on perfect replicas of their console counterpart. This is the best portable version of any Tony Hawk game to date - this is a launch title you should have in your library.
Gaming Age (Mar 21, 2005)
If you are a fan of the series or have enjoyed the game in the past, then there shouldn't be any question; Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix is one of the must have games for the PSP launch.
PGNx Media (Mar 24, 2005)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix is a great port of a great game. The game’s gameplay remains strong on the PSP. The four new levels, graphical fidelity, and wireless multiplayer make this PSP remix worthy of purchase, particularly if you skipped over THUG 2 last year.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Aug 26, 2005)
The one slight annoyance are the loading times, which can be a bit frustrating, but hanging on for the game to begin makes it all worthwhile. Capturing the escapades of Tony and Bam's world tour on Sony's handheld can't have been the easiest to pull off, but the developers have accomplished it with aplomb.
Darkstation (Mar 15, 2005)
To be honest, before playing Tony Hawk Underground 2: Remix, I must say I think I was one of the games biggest skeptics. I say this because I really didn’t think the game could possibly recreate the glory of the series on such a small device. But to my relief I was proven wrong, as THUG 2: Remix as it does provide a great PSP experience that will definitely make fans of the series very satisfied.
Game Chronicles (Apr 08, 2005)
If you loved Hawk in your home then you’ll definitely want to take him out on the road with you. Both the classic and story modes are structured around quickly achieved objectives that you can knock off in quick game sessions whenever you have a free moment – the very definition of portable gaming.
TotalPlayStation (Mar 16, 2005)
It's the PS2 version of THUG2 gone handheld, and it lost nothing in the translation. The new added levels are a perfect fit and there is no better example of how to pack a console game's worth of content on a UMD. Period.
Yahoo! Games (Mar 24, 2005)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix gives PSP owners a massive, compelling experience, while at the same time making the hardware look golden. After all, it's not only a port of a best-selling console game -- it's better! Even if you've already toured the world with Bam and Tony on another platform, THUG 2 Remix should be high on your PSP shopping list.
GamePro (US) (Mar 22, 2005)
It was expected--the release of Tony Hawk on the PSP. It was not expected, however, that Remix would bring so much to a portable system. Instead of completely copying the console version of THUG2, Remix actually has brand new levels to explore. Of the 13-single player levels, four are original: Las Vegas, Atlanta, Kyoto, and Santa Cruz. Each of these new towns offers a lot to see and do, and contains the same outlandish and creative challenges that really test your skating prowess. Besides the single-player surprises, Remix also holds plenty of multiplayer modes. Up to four-people can compete in 10 wireless games, which all run smoothly without any hindrances.
GameSpy (Mar 24, 2005)
THUG2 Remix is a bit of an oddity among the PSP launch titles. Even though many of them bear the name of longtime franchises, they're mostly original games. Remix is the only game I can think of that's almost entirely a port. If you've grown weary of the gameplay then I can't really recommend this game. The new content isn't enough to justify a purchase. If you're aching for action sports on the go then this is the only game in town. That said, I don't expect to see a better PSP action-sports game until Tony Hawk next visits the system.
Armchair Empire, The (Apr 27, 2005)
In fact, though it isn't my favorite launch game on the system, THUG2: Remix probably is the best value, with hundreds of challenges and on-line mode for when they have been completed. Anyone who has enjoyed the other incarnations of the THUG and THPS games will likely find a lot to love in THUG2: Remix.
Game Over Online (May 30, 2005)
In the end, THUG2 Remix is currently one of the better titles out for the PSP. If you like the older games or are new to the series and want to get a game to show off some of the cooler features of the PSP, this would be my recommendation. Go get your skate on.
GameZone (Mar 21, 2005)
THUG 2 Remix plays very well and the PSP is a great way to experience the depth and challenge of this game on the go. If you want a great soundtrack underscoring dynamic skateboarding action, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Remix is the game you want to own.
IGN (Mar 18, 2005)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix is a nearly perfect extended port of the console version. Everything, literally everything, that was in the console versions can be found here. There are a few issues with the control setup, though after playing for a bit you can get used to them. It's possible that a few very picky purists will take no exceptions for console precision, but I consider myself an old-school THPS junkie and I didn't have many problems after playing for a bit. In all, THUG 2 Remix is a great portable game in that you can pick it up, session for a bit on the bus, complete a few goals and then flip into sleep mode when you get where you're going. If you're a fan of the series and are getting a PSP, you certainly should pick this up.
But if you're one of those gamers who can string together a single trick combo across an entire sprawling level and who discovers every goal, gap and unlockable character, the fact that you're enjoying genuine Tony Hawk action in the palm of your hand is flat-out gnarly. Do the kids still say gnarly these days? Rad? Wicked? You get the idea.
Deeko (2005)
Even though THUG 2 Remix has just a few new features, stripped down it's still just a port of the PS2 game. This is not a bad thing. It still has miles and miles of replay value. It nice to know a game like this can be taken anywhere. Because there's really nothing better than being able to grind rails, spin nines and land the big combo in true portable style. A true Hawk fan will consider this an excellent addition to their PSP library.
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix could be the best Tony Hawk game ever, but we can't help but feel that the series has reached its peak now.
MAN!AC (Aug, 2005)
Fast würde "Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix" in den gleichen Sphären wie auf den großen Konsolen skaten. Die Grafik hat ein paar Vereinfachungen hinnehmen müssen, die Ihr aber erst auf den zweiten Blick bemerkt - der technische Aspekt der Portierung ist gelungen. An der spielerischen Potenz des Rollbrett-Epos gibt es nichts zu meckern, zumal die exklusiven Szenarien eine willkomene [sic] Ergänzung darstellen. Nur ein Problem bremst den Spaß: Die Steuerung ist nun einmal auf normale Joypads ausgelegt und verliert bei der Umsetzung an Zugänglichkeit - besonders die Kamerakontrolle und der Wechsel zwischen Fußmarsch und Skateboard fällt negativ auf. Das macht speziell die ohnehin schon knackigen Klassik-Aufgaben noch ein Stück schwerer.
GameSpot (Mar 16, 2005)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix is, first and foremost, a great game. But with its ability to successfully mimic the console versions, it's an impressive technical achievement, too. If you played the console versions to death, the PSP's new levels probably won't be enough to warrant another purchase. But if you've stayed away from the Tony Hawk series for a while, this is a great chance to get reacquainted with it.
Game Revolution (Mar, 2005)
In truth, though, that’s just about the only way in which THUG 2 Remix doesn’t ace its port to the PSP. How in the world they managed to squeeze all the info from the console versions into this one without the PSP suffering a heart attack is beyond me, though it proves that the handheld can handle some depth. If you’re a fan, rest assured this is just as good as you hoped or bad, depending on how much free time you have.
82 (Sep 03, 2005)
Das »Remix« im Namen ist eher ein Euphemismus – vier neue, zugegebenermaßen sehr gute Levels, der Rest entspricht exakt der großen Vorlage. Und das macht das Game zu einem Jekyll & Hyde-Hybriden: Zum einen ist THUG 2 Remix ganz klar das beste Handheld-Skatespiel - irrsinnig viele Skate-Tricks, abwechslungsreiche und herausfordernde Levels, trotz eckigem Design, Verwischproblemen und Pop-Ups immer noch ganz ansehnliche Grafik, ein grandioser Soundtrack sowie abgefahrene Aufgaben erfreuen mein Spielerherz. Auf der anderen Seite erreicht das Spiel nie die Klasse von THPS 2 oder 4, zu viele Verschlimmbesserungen (allen voran die Fahrzeuge sowie das nervende Herumgelaufe mit fürchterlicher Kamera und zickiger Steuerung) ziehen dem Gold-Award den Zahn. Für Skater-Fans mit PSP ein Muss, aber irgendwie ein leicht schmerzhaftes. Nichts Neues im Tonyland also – bewährte Qualität, die langsam etwas ausgelutscht wirkt, mit der einen oder anderen Macke, an denen Fans zurecht herummaulen dürften.
Worth Playing (Apr 24, 2006)
Whether or not you should buy THUG 2 Remix all depends on whether you've played it in a less-remixed version on a console. If you have, and you're okay with paying for the same game, albeit in portable form with four additional levels, go ahead. For everyone else, I highly recommend Tony Hawk Underground 2 Remix for all of your on-the-go, authority-defying needs.
80 (UK) (Sep 14, 2005)
A good game then, and worthy of a high score - but I still wouldn't buy it. And now I sound apologetic about it too. Cos, um, er, something about the demographics, multiple perspectives, mumble-mumble. But it's okay! Because you know what you like! And you can always just wait for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, which is out in October.
Modojo (Mar 31, 2005)
Activision always delivers when it comes to portable versions of its Tony Hawk franchise and THUG 2 Remix for the PSP continues in this tradition of excellence. It's not a perfect port, but for a first generation title, when you factor in all that the developers managed to cram into this game including the additional content, this is definitely one of the system's best games. While you're probably foaming at the mouth for Lumines and Ridge Racer be sure to also pick up THUG 2. Sure, it's not a perfect game, but you really get your monies worth.
Thunderbolt Games (Apr 15, 2005)
Anyhow, if you’ve never played a Tony Hawk game before, this is the most complete out of all of them and it’s worth a purchase. Lastly, if you’ve been playing the series and you’ve gotten bored, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 probably won’t restore your love for the franchise, and you might want to wait for the price to drop.
Operation Sports (Apr 19, 2005)
If you're a huge THUG fan, then the new levels alone may make it worth your while, but if you haven't played a Tony Hawk game in some time, this is a perfect place to hop back in, and be delighted at what that new PSP of yours is capable of.
The biggest change in this portable edition is the inclusion of four new levels – Kyoto, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Santa Cruz – and some minor tweaks to the levels first seen in THUG2. But in terms of graphics, control and suicidal action, Remix is every bit as thrilling as its PS2 cousin and a perfect introduction for anyone who hasn’t already been charmed by Tony’s gnarly stunts.
UOL Jogos (May 03, 2005)
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.
I won't say that THUG2R is the reason I bought my PlayStation Portable but it is certainly one of the better games available right now. Almost everything from the console version has been faithfully ported, from the Story and Classic modes to the Create-a-Skater, Face Mapping, and Create-a-Graphic modes. It's a fun, impressive package that Tony Hawk fans shouldn't miss out on.
Video Game Talk (May 22, 2005)
I was quite impressed with Tony Hawk Underground 2: Remix. While I have not had any experience with the original THUG game (only games from the Pro Skater line), I enjoyed playing this game. THUG2 is challenging and offers a multitude of options to keep you coming back for more. I was also pretty happy with the 53 songs included in the music track. However, I was disappointed there was no option to play MP3s from your memory stick in game. Overall, this is a fun and challenging game that should keep you busy for a while.
G4 TV: X-Play (Jul 27, 2005)
Sadly, there's no support for infrastructure play, but up to four players can take advantage of 11 competitive game modes in ad hoc play, and the wireless competition works wonderfully. There's even an option to skate with a custom skater bearing your own face, by importing an image when creating a skater. Simply put, there are few launch releases that pack in so much content. That it's all great stuff means Tony Hawk's Underground 2: Remix is both one of the best PSP titles out there, and a textbook example of how to do a port right.
1UP (Mar 24, 2005)
Remix, underneath it all, contains everything that made that single-level demo a summer's long obsession, tight control, level designs full of creative trick run opportunities, and an awesome combo system. Nothing beats landing that huge minute-long combo. As for me, I still enjoy it most with a two-minute time limit and a high score to beat.
PSX Extreme (Mar 21, 2005)
THUG2 Remix is the best handheld conversion the franchise has ever seen, as it manages to retain the fundamental basics that make the Tony Hawk series so well received year in and year out. If you're a fan of the series, or you'd like to get back into the series, this is the title to pick up for your PSP. Providing the old gameplay and blending it with the new, THUG2 doesn't alienate its original fan base and that's a welcome treat -- for me, at least.
Mobile Tech Review (May, 2005)
While portability, 4 exclusive levels, and 4 person wireless play are all well and good, I'd recommend waiting for a price drop and playing it on your PC or console of choice instead for the better control and extra buttons.
75 (Sep 02, 2005)
Malgré ses petits défauts propres à la conversion PSP, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 reste une valeur sûre dans le domaine. La richesse des tricks et sa durée de vie conséquente lui assure donc une place de choix dans la logithèque de la portable. En attendant le prochain épisode...
74 (Apr 11, 2005)
Newcomers aren’t encouraged to jump into the series by starting off with Remix, but fans of the series will appreciate what Remix brings to the table. Simply put, THUG 2: Remix is a great addition to the Tony Hawk series, but all things considered, this game offers only an average gameplay experience due to stiff controls and cumbersome goals.
As a skateboarding game, THUG2:Remix works well enough. Don’t expect anything more.
Bordersdown (Jul, 2005)
Born of hardware that is aching to reach the heights of its home console inspiration, Remix scoops the cachet of instant recognition from its older sibling and it’s only after investing some time with the game that the subtle differences start to emerge. First generation PSP games seem set to define themselves in their attempt to emulate the PS2 and by this measure, the game falls only slightly short. This is by no means the definitive Tony Hawk, but if you’re yet to play THUG 2, it’s certainly a solid enough arena to start.
Gaming Target (May 31, 2005)
I know American Wasteland is coming out this fall, but seriously, if any franchise needs a year off, it's Tony Hawk - as good as it still is, the appeal is quickly losing its luster. Either reinvent this franchise (like, say, Resident Evil 4 did), or quietly kill it off for a while until you do. For Tony's sake.
68 (Jul 07, 2005)
Overall, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Remix is a great game for first time players. But keep your eye out for the future release of Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland.
Overall, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Remix is a great game for first time players. But keep your eye out for the future release of Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland.
Games TM (May, 2005)
In all, the task of cramming the most concise Hawk´s title to date onto a UMD has been largely successful, proving that Sony´s handheld can offer console-standard gaming on the move. It´s just a shame that THUG 2 is far better proof of this than it is a game suited to the PSP´s slight size.