ESPN X Games Skateboarding PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2001
Metascore
58

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. It's not quite the "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" equal but still worthy of your summertime void.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    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]
  3. This one just flat out stinks.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 50
    When will ESPN learn the difference between a game worth endorsing and one that’s utter garbage? Not soon enough, apparently.
  7. 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.
  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

#64 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. AdamL.
    Mar 12, 2002
    9
    Good graphics, hard to finish, good playability. But you cant beat Tony.
  2. DannyL.
    Mar 2, 2002
    10
    This game is great!!
  3. JaretG.
    Oct 20, 2001
    10
    Sweet tricks and hard to finish the game unlike Tony Hawk, which is way too easy to beat!