Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. 70
    The wonderful level designs and slick character animations are hampered by draw-in, some slowdown, and poor collision detection.
  2. Game Informer
    Anyone with a taste for action sports will love getting sick with this game. [Feb 2002, p.87]
  3. One of the best games of the year on any system.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    What gives Mirra the slight edge over its competition is the game’s modifier system that, at the press of a button, lets you tweak and customize nearly every trick in the game. [Feb 2002, p.164]
  5. Extremely engaging and challenging. The control system for pulling off tricks was intuitive and was picked up quickly but some of the challenges were frustrating.
  6. 84
    Huge parks to crash through, a wide array of famous riders and tricks, and familiar Tony Hawk-style gameplay all add up to a solid offering from Acclaim.
  7. Loses points for its camera and sometimes frustrating design, but it's too fun to ignore.
  8. 80
    Featuring vast levels and an extremely flexible trick system, the ambitious second iteration of the Mirra series improves on some of its past faults but still lacks the spit and polish needed to make it truly great.
  9. In this journalist’s opinion, it was a lot easier to perform tricks on the GameCube version of this game than the Xbox version, thanks to Nintendo’s comfortable and form-fitting controller.
  10. The game offers an astounding amount of length and replayability in single player mode, not to mention thirteen types of multi-player games and secrets to unlock.
  11. Some quiet and mildly distracting gaming, but also instils the feeling that you’d rather ditch your ride in favour of something sexier like, dare we say it, a skateboard.
  12. Nintendo Power
    The sound track? Sublime and Ozzy Osbourne - it doesn't get any better than that. [Dec 2001, p.168]
  13. [It] does not suffer from any single huge, crippling flaw; rather, a handful of smaller problems plague the game and keep it from achieving BMX greatness.
  14. With the excessive amount of tricks available, well planned and superbly designed skate parks, and solid soundtrack, it almost makes you forget that there's a guy named Mat Hoffman waiting in the wings.
  15. 70
    A huge improvement over the original PlayStation version.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2001
#12 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 4, 2004
    Good game... sometimes controls dont work but it does have the slimjim guy beefy spicy!!!!!!
  2. RyanM.
    Sep 24, 2002
    It's trying to be the Tony Hawk of biking, but its nowhere close. it's boring afer about 3 days, it's incredibly mediocre.
  3. TerrenceB.
    Jun 29, 2002
    This game is one of a kind, you play it and you cant stop its so fun.The tricks are incredible and the dave mirra freestyle bmx revolution This game is one of a kind, you play it and you cant stop its so fun.The tricks are incredible and the dave mirra freestyle bmx revolution will keep going with a great game that has the best crashes ive ever seen. LoL. Full Review »