Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 99
    One of the best games of all time. There, I've said it.
  2. Dreamcast owners can enjoy what is easily the best version of the game to be released thus far.
  3. Nose/tailslides, nose/bluntslides, varial flips, a multitude of new grabs, expanded inverts, lip tricks, manuals, and more realistic switch skating are all included.
  4. The graphics, by the way, are brilliant. The textures are realistic, the framerate hauls, the characters look great and there's very little pop-up.
  5. The 2-player mode is outrageously fun.
  6. More game play, more parks, more sounds and more options than you can shake a stick at - Tony Hawk's just got better.
  7. 100
    Once you get the controls down, you're in for the greatest board meeting of your life.
  8. The comparison between THPS2 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation can be directly correlated to a comparison of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.... Because Spears (like the Dreamcast version) is four times as enhanced as Aguilera, she is recognized as a better product.
  9. Nothing on Dreamcast comes close to matching this game in terms of action and fun.
  10. Featuring improved graphics and tighter control, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is all but assured legendary status.
  11. This game is a must have for any skateboarder or skateboard fan, and if you are a person looking for a game that will hold your attention span longer than an infomercial about George Foreman's lean mean cooking machine, by all means head to your local game retailer and purchase a copy of this game.
  12. Rewarding gameplay, close to infinite replay value.
  13. Tony Hawk 2 manages to take everything that made the first game so damn cool, and cranks it up to 11.
  14. Remodeled player models, higher resolution textures, even better lighting features all top the list of Dreamcast over PlayStation improvements.
  15. There's enough skaters, objectives, levels, and secrets to unlock to keep you going for weeks, if not months, and even after you've mastered the entire game, you'll be coming back for more.
  16. THPS2 takes the original game, pulls it into the garage, and puts the whole supercharger extras package on, and peels out to you. The skateboarding experience punches up 2-3 notches to a game that is definitely worthy of your attention.
  17. 92
    Skateboarding fanatics will eat this game up.
  18. The tricks are so easy to perform that even a person with little or not interest in the actual sport can have a great time. This is a title than is fun for virtually anyone.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 15, 2013
    the best tony hawk game in the series and the dreamcast version is the better version the video audio quality is really good definitely a must own game even if you're not into skateboarding Full Review »
  2. PotHead
    Sep 9, 2002
    Awesome, its hard to smoke a siggi in the game...its the best skateboarding
  3. WeeWorn
    Jun 24, 2001
    I am the master of this game. Although it seems easy enough to play the first time you pick it up, the nuance is incredible. The subtlety of tricks is so addictive. I love it. Full Review »