Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Not a total disappointment. Konami did a wonderful job with the graphics and sound. Unfortunately, the rest needs some work.
  2. Sluggish at best and the controls leave a lot to be desired. Very often this game looks like it is moving at half speed, and you never get that visual feeling of speed that you get from other titles.
  3. This is a much improved effort by Konami, but it's not going to out-"Tony Hawk" Neversoft. No way. [Dec 2002, p.42]
  4. Truth is, "THPS4" is better in every respect. [PSM2]
  5. Proves that quick knockoffs suplemented by cheap tactics will usually result in mediocrity.
  6. Somewhat amusing... but only, and I stress this, if you've already consumed every little morsel within "Tony 4." [Dec 2002, p.122]
  7. A limited trick set, tiny levels, unresponsive controls and exceedingly bland level design all hit Evolution where it hurts. [Dec 2002, p.160]
  8. The level design is uninspired, the controls ... well don't, and the game's sense of speed is nonexistent.
  9. A game's strength is not found in its replays nor its deck editing. It's found in its gameplay, which is precisely where Evolution Skateboarding falters.
  10. 40
    A gathering of half-baked ideas that amount to a clumsy, dated experience.
  11. 40
    Compared to the numerous improvements and mini-games in the incredibly playable "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4," Evolution Skateboarding feels as if it were already on the brink of extinction.
  12. 30
    Rail detection is suspect, and simply controlling your skater's movements after an ollie is difficult at times. The level design doesn't help matters, with short lines, confusing visual layouts that are easy to get lost in, and architecture that will frequently get you stuck in corners.
  13. The fact that you have to hold down the manual button to keep it going is simply preposterous; it's nearly impossible to transition to a grind or another trick. [Dec 2002, p.90]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. K.T.Lancer
    Jun 19, 2003
    This game was soooo worth the amout of money i paid for it (8$) i mean THPS 4 may be better but it has been out for like 7 months and it is still 50$ i mean i dont think thats worth it. THe one problem i had was you CANT PICK THE LEVEL FOR VS MODE!!!!! that was the worst thing about the game. I also liked that i was more realilistic i mean in THPS you can get like 100,000 points with one trick but this game the most i have got was 12,000. I hope they make a sequel and fix the minor problems up. Full Review »
  2. Snake
    Apr 15, 2003
    I think it´s a good game.
  3. JoeV.
    Apr 8, 2003
    Just because the critics have a hard time converting to a game with dificulty, from the usual kiddy experiance that is TONY HAWK 4, they give up and under rate this game. I am a true skater, not a critic, and I think this is an outstanding game. It isn't too easy. It brings a challenge amungst gamers and skaters alike. Also , it gives credit to amazing pro skaters who most people may not know of. Full Review »