ESPN X Games Skateboarding PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2001

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Since they opt for realism at the expense of fun, you just can’t pull off those sick, death-defying feats you can in other games.
  2. It's not quite the "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" equal but still worthy of your summertime void.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    You haven’t experienced big air until you’ve tried this pup. No joke, on the vert ramps you literally float for 2-3 seconds a pop. [Sept 2001, p.141]
  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. This one just flat out stinks.
  6. 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.
  7. 50
    When will ESPN learn the difference between a game worth endorsing and one that’s utter garbage? Not soon enough, apparently.
  8. A couple of the game's levels show some interesting design (the deck of a cruise ship and a hellishly unrealistic portrayal of New York as a post-apocalyptic wasteland), but the lack of real innovation in the game severely limits its lifespan.

Awards & Rankings

#83 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AdamL.
    Mar 12, 2002
    Good graphics, hard to finish, good playability. But you cant beat Tony.
  2. DannyL.
    Mar 2, 2002
    This game is great!!
  3. JaretG.
    Oct 20, 2001
    Sweet tricks and hard to finish the game unlike Tony Hawk, which is way too easy to beat!