Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. There are so many modes, multi-player games and features that could easily have you seeing less and less daylight as time goes on.
  2. As complete a package as anything Nintendo or Rare has released and it deserves the respect that those titles garner.
  3. While it may not be the most graphically impressive version of the game, it is faithful to the series and manages to be the best skateboarding game for the N64.
  4. If you own a PlayStation, Dreamcast, GameCube, PS2 or Xbox, I can't in good conscience recommend this as a purchase, but THPS 2 is definitely recommended for those of you who only own an N64.
  5. If you can handle the C Button syndrome while mid-air, you'll be winning championships like you were the Hawk himself.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    90
    It’s amazing that the now two-year-old engine is still kicking butt…Only if you don’t own a DC or a PS should you buy this. [Sept 2001, p.147]
  7. 86
    The fact is, THPS2 is still the best skateboarding game on the market. And the N64 version comes with the same addiction factor.
  8. Nevermind the graphics. Forget the sound. The reason that so many people worship the Hawk series is because it is a fun game.
  9. If you compare it feature-by-feature to the other versions, you may come to two conclusions – it’s not as good, but it’s still as cool (and fun) to play.
  10. 60
    Despite its now trademark addictive gameplay, THPS2 just doesn’t cut it anymore—on an aged system Tony just looks and sounds awful, and there aren’t any new features to redeem it.

Awards & Rankings

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5
#5 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2001
4
#4 Most Shared N64 Game of 2001
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    9
    The original skateboarding game that paved the way for all extreme sports games. While not the best format (skate took this franchise toThe original skateboarding game that paved the way for all extreme sports games. While not the best format (skate took this franchise to another level) it is a very challenging game to complete your tasks within a certain time limit. Full Review »
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    7
    Great game at the time, but THPS3 and THAW improved so much on the formula that it's hard to come back to a time before Reverts. Playing thisGreat game at the time, but THPS3 and THAW improved so much on the formula that it's hard to come back to a time before Reverts. Playing this game now is like going back to Pop-Tarts after you've had a Toaster Strudel. Full Review »
  3. Jan 14, 2015
    10
    Hands down, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is the best skating simulation game of this millennium. Providing us with excellent gameplay, easy controlsHands down, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is the best skating simulation game of this millennium. Providing us with excellent gameplay, easy controls and smooth graphics. Full Review »