Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. While Underground tried to seamlessly mix its diversity, humour and gameplay, it was always obvious when you were being dragged away from the combo system at the heart of the series. Thankfully, THUG2 makes a much better fist of keeping classic Tony Hawk's gameplay at the heart of the tasks. Even when skating as Benjamin Franklin or a shrimp vendor, the focus remains on skateboarding. [Dec 2004, p.102]
  2. If you like deliberately subjecting yourself to frustration for little or no reward, surrounded by a group of idiots mocking you, super glue a coin to the ground and attempt to pry it away while screaming obscenities at the top of your voice. It'll be cheaper than wasting your money on this.
  3. Bouts of bad behavior distributed between T. Hawk-style fun, the highs and lows of the THUG 2 experience truly boggle the mind with various goals so flawed in execution it feels as if the programmers passed out on their keyboards. [Nov 2004, p.58]
  4. 50
    The entire single-player campaign just ruins what could have been a truly excellent sequel to what was a flawed but strong new entry into a well-established franchise. Instead, it feels as if Neversoft did not want to improve on what needed work and then prayed that players would not notice.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RyanM.
    Dec 25, 2004
    8
    Tony hawk games have been getting a bit stale and this game does little to push the series forward, but it keeps the solid gameplay that wasTony hawk games have been getting a bit stale and this game does little to push the series forward, but it keeps the solid gameplay that was seen in every other tony hawk game. its a solid game in a solid franchise. theres unique characters that are added that mix the game up a bit, but nothing to make this a revolutonary game. the next tony hawk installment will hopefully change the formula for the better, but for now we have decent fun of THUG 2. Full Review »
  2. RichardWebb-M.
    Jan 20, 2005
    9
    What a great great game.