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  • Summary: Drop into the vert ramp or dabble in the street in X Games Mode, but with "Tony Hawk 3" just around the corner, will Konami's ESPN license be enough to tide you over?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. It’s a great snack until the Hawk strikes back. Pick it up now and you’ll be done with it by the weekend.
  2. Once you master the controls, you'll love it. [Oct 2001, p.135]
  3. Unless you have an extreme fascination with the X Games or worship the switch-stance prodigy Bob Burnquist, you should save your $50 and wait for Mr. Hawk's forthcoming 128-bit appearance.
  4. I can’t say I didn’t have oodles of fun with X Games; it just didn’t last too long. Boredom grew on me after a few runs through, and shamefully wouldn’t have with a few more features thrown in along with better visuals.
  5. 52
    Poor framerate, small cast and moves, and poor replayability among other issues. "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" sells millions for a reason -- this just isn't it.
  6. 50
    When will ESPN learn the difference between a game worth endorsing and one that’s utter garbage? Not soon enough, apparently.
  7. Fails in the most basic concept, which would be to bring something new to the table. It’s just another washed up "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" clone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. JordanS.
    Aug 23, 2001
    This is the best game ever, that is until "Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3" comes out.
  2. DannyL.
    Mar 2, 2002
    This game is great!!
  3. Sean
    Sep 25, 2001
    The best game ever! Its so realistic, and the special tricks are awesome.
  4. JaretG.
    Oct 20, 2001
    Sweet tricks and hard to finish the game unlike Tony Hawk, which is way too easy to beat!
  5. AdamL.
    Mar 12, 2002
    Good graphics, hard to finish, good playability. But you cant beat Tony.
  6. RonnieW.
    Aug 30, 2001
    Bad camera. Too short.

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