Tony Hawk's Underground GameCube

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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  • Summary: Get ready for a major new step for the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Underground tweaks the gameplay of previous installments to include a plot-twisting story, customizable tricks and decks, online play, and the ability to include your own mug shot on your custom player. Of course, you canGet ready for a major new step for the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Underground tweaks the gameplay of previous installments to include a plot-twisting story, customizable tricks and decks, online play, and the ability to include your own mug shot on your custom player. Of course, you can also play as any one of pro skating's biggest stars including Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, and Elissa Steamer. Ride, walk, or drive through nine expansive levels then test your skills against other gamers online. Become a star of the Underground. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
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  1. For immersing entertainment, this game is totally up our halfpipe.
  2. With its great innovations, high level of polish, and great level design and objectives - not to mention the load of customization options - I simply couldn't put it down.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    93
    While THUG offers some innovation, it remains fundamentally the same game...Fundamantally, Hawk hasn't evolved enough. [Jan 2004, p.112]
  4. The best skateboarding game out there and it's much more than Tony Hawk 4 ever was. That being said, while some of the new features are great, others just aren't up to the level of quality that we've come to expect from Neversoft.
  5. While at its heart the game is still an arcade-based skateboarding simulation that challenges players to perform tricks for points, the emphasis is less on Tony Hawk and other pro skaters and more on, well, nobodies like us.
  6. While the classic Tony Hawk gameplay is present, and still fantastic after all this time, the new story mode doesn't make as dramatic of a change as it probably could have.
  7. games(TM)
    80
    Year on year, the main modes in the THPS games have moved further away from traditional over-the-top skating to encompass more and more 'crazy' goals, something we're not entirely sure we approve of. One thing we are sure of, though, is that the core skating engine makes for by far the best extreme sports game of this generation. [Christmas 2003, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. DeanD.
    Feb 22, 2004
    10
    Probably one of the best games ever made. If you have online it's even better! It's easily a 10 and online play makes it a ton Probably one of the best games ever made. If you have online it's even better! It's easily a 10 and online play makes it a ton better. My highest combo is 41 mill at this time but I'm getting better. Expand
  2. CoryC.
    Jan 22, 2004
    10
    This game kicks ass.
  3. JoshS.
    Oct 28, 2003
    10
    AWESOME!
  4. WilliamF.
    Feb 17, 2004
    10
    This game defines the word extreme. i love this damn game!!!!
  5. MattS.
    Oct 29, 2003
    9
    Great game. It has the same magic as the other games, yet the new features make it seem new. There isn't much use for the car though Great game. It has the same magic as the other games, yet the new features make it seem new. There isn't much use for the car though after you use it in the mission cause when you get out it drops you off where you got the car not where you are. More and better music too. BUT WHY CAN'T YOU MAKE A DECENT HAIR STYLE!!! Expand
  6. Josh
    Nov 15, 2003
    9
    AWESOME GAME........the only thing i wish though is that they had the face mapping on the gamecube version.....and the online compatablility. AWESOME GAME........the only thing i wish though is that they had the face mapping on the gamecube version.....and the online compatablility. will game cube ever have another game that will be online like Phantasy star online??????? Collapse
  7. RyanM.
    Feb 20, 2004
    6
    I really don't see what is so great about this game. The adventure is short, and easy. I do find the create a character good, but this I really don't see what is so great about this game. The adventure is short, and easy. I do find the create a character good, but this game lacks...fun. It just doesn't have the spark that I got from other games, and though i bet everyone in the world is disagreeing with me, i believe this game is below average, and lacks the multiplayer I so desperately relied on. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#29 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003