Metascore
97

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 99
    One of the best games of all time. There, I've said it.
  3. Dreamcast owners can enjoy what is easily the best version of the game to be released thus far.
  4. 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.
  5. Rewarding gameplay, close to infinite replay value.
  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 graphics, by the way, are brilliant. The textures are realistic, the framerate hauls, the characters look great and there's very little pop-up.
  9. Nose/tailslides, nose/bluntslides, varial flips, a multitude of new grabs, expanded inverts, lip tricks, manuals, and more realistic switch skating are all included.
  10. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    Featuring improved graphics and tighter control, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is all but assured legendary status.
  11. Dreamcast HQ
    90
    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.
  12. AllDreamcast
    100
    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.
  13. Antagonist
    99
    Tony Hawk 2 manages to take everything that made the first game so damn cool, and cranks it up to 11.
  14. Game Fan
    98
    Remodeled player models, higher resolution textures, even better lighting features all top the list of Dreamcast over PlayStation improvements.
  15. Dreamcast.net
    96
    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.
  16. Da Gameboyz
    92
    The 2-player mode is outrageously fun.
  17. Sega X
    92
    Skateboarding fanatics will eat this game up.
  18. Daily Radar
    100
    Nothing on Dreamcast comes close to matching this game in terms of action and fun.

Awards & Rankings

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14
#14 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
6
#6 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 64
  2. Negative: 20 out of 64
  1. Feb 8, 2018
    0
    Tony Hawk games are very overrated. The games do not stand the test of time and do not belong in the top games of all time list.
  2. Dec 27, 2017
    0
    Upon release, this was an awesome game with an amazing soundtrack. It's a shame that only one of those two withstood the test of time...
  3. Dec 27, 2017
    10
    This game is the best, I really liked it a lot. The music really stands the test of time.