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. It's everything you ever wanted from the last couple of Hawk incarnations but these are things that were never included; a unique bobby dazzler of a story and loads of depth that promises to wow us all.
  2. For fans of the series, this may be the best game yet. It combines a Classic and Underground mode into the same game, adds new gameplay elements, and really captures the feel of a bunch of skaters goofing around.
  3. The sticker slap is my favorite new addition. The trick takes the place of the wallplant and enables the skater to turn a wall into a pitstop on the way to a huge combo. Leaping out of a grind into a sticker slap will send a skater right back to the rail, where he (or she) can retrace the path that already produced a good line.
  4. An irresistible package born of the classic mold but with an invigorating twist. [Nov 2004, p.140]
  5. 90
    The best skating game ever made, and while it isn't nearly as groundbreaking as the previous game, it takes everything that made it great and adds some new tricks and a dash of juvenile potty humor, leaving you with the best time you'll have at a skate park this year.
  6. It might not push the series into new territory but Tony Hawk's Underground 2 for the GameCube is an outrageously fun sequel with a lot of laughs and skating goodness.
  7. THUG2 may not match THUG's charm and novelty, but it's still one of the most addictive and satisfying experiences out there.
  8. This game is about two steps away from being called "Bam Margera Pro Skater," seeing as he is the main pro skater you see in the game.
  9. The game's visuals are good, but like always, never quite reach great status.
  10. Throw in secret characters, such as a certain green burger-loving star of a recent popular movie sequel, and there's enough here to keep you going for ages while the straightforward structure of the game means you can concentrate on having fun.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 15 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 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.