Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 95
    There are so many places to go and things to do and cities to wreak havoc in, why would you ever want to stop?
  2. The new gameplay modes, massive new levels, customizability, and online play all work together to really make this year's game something special on the PC.
  3. The game's visuals are good, but like always, never quite reach great status.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. This one will be liked both by hardcore fans of the series and by the newcomers (who will do well by choosing the "easy" level of difficulty. "Insane" level is really insane, at least for a non-sports person like me. And yes, TH now has difficulty settings).
  7. The World Destruction tour is fun, but the neophyte skaters may find this a bit more challenging than they can manage. Still, with solid online play elements, this is a winner.
  8. From the pure amount of massive content available, I'm sure that most gamers will not run out of things to do with Underground 2.
  9. THUG 2's combination of goofball story, challenging skate stunts, and ever-more-ridiculous objectives is so addictive that I'd learn to play with my feet if my hands fell off. [Jan 2005, p.97]
  10. 90
    The resulting package is so good that not even the nightmarish presence of Bam Margera and his merry band of sociopathic masochists can bring it down.
  11. The game comes highly recommended to those of you that have gone through the Tony Hawk franchise as it is, and should entertain you for months on end.
  12. The mechanics for pulling off tricks have been perfected. [Jan 2005, p.104]
  13. The graphics in the game are serviceable ' not gorgeous but not bad either ' but then who plays a skateboarding game to look at the scenery?
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Iunno
    Oct 22, 2004
    1
    This is a very bad game. 2 much violence and bad graphics.
  2. MohamedR.
    Oct 20, 2004
    10
    This is just about the coolest game ever...
  3. Jun 21, 2014
    8
    One of the best skateboarding games out there. If you like insane skate combos this game is for you!
    If you like more realistic games like
    SKATE1,2 or 3 this might not be for you.
    The amount of **** you can find is crazy.
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