Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. It's SSX's cooler, meaner, smarter brother - and still the most exhilarating game on PS2.
  2. 100
    It has great competitive factions, a large line-up of diverse skaters, and some of the most mind-blowing, thumb-numbing, breathtaking tricks yet seen on a console snowboarding game.
  3. 100
    An excellent game. From its graphical prowess to its fast-paced gameplay and killer soundtrack, it doesn't fail to deliver in a single area.
  4. I can't begin to explain how addictive I found this. [Jan 2002, p.140]
  5. A highly polished and much improved product that gives longtime fans, and especially newcomers, a fantastic diversion to enjoy and become addicted to all over again on a shiny new DVD-Rom disc.
  6. 100
    Say hello to one of the finest PS2 games yet, and the best snowboarding game ever.
  7. Everything SSX was, but better. Loading times are better, voice-acting improved, more tricks, new racers, improved tracks...
  8. 100
    The biggest improvement though comes in the form of the framerate.
  9. The brilliance of this game, however, doesn't stop with the audio effects, or the crisp, fast moving, beautiful graphics, with you and up to five other boarders on the screen at the same time, moving at a blistering fast frame rate. The controls in SSX Tricky are perfect.
  10. The game uses DTS Interactive and SurroundSoundScape audio technologies to deliver a dynamically enveloping and completely stunning audio presentation.
  11. It delivers solid gameplay that outperforms its predecessor in almost every aspect.
  12. Tricky has everything that SSX has and, along with tons of DVD extras, gives us all another reason to crash those slopes again this year.
  13. 94
    A very, very good sequel, one that builds and improves on a game that was already brilliant.
  14. More than just an upgrade of the original, SSX Tricky is the best snowboarding game ever made.
  15. WOW, I thought SSX was a great game to begin with even more solid gameplay, yummy graphics and audio that just rocks... Tricky is just AWESOME !
  16. 92
    The best snowboarding game on the market.
  17. It's tons of fun...I'm a big fan of old-school Run D.M.C., but it gets a little redundant hearing the sample 'It's Tricky!' every time you land an Uber trick.
  18. One of the key successes is the complete abandonment of convention - screw physics, we want to breakdance on the boards in mid-air. SSX Tricky is bigger and better, with more explosions.
  19. The stunt system found in SSX Tricky is arguably the best found in any sports title thanks to a wonderfully intuitive control system.
  20. The sound effects are all extremely accurate, whether carving in powder or carving on ice, the noise produced will make you think you're actually on the slopes.
  21. Perhaps it's the fine tuning of the controls, or the training section that changed my mind. Whatever it was, I totally am in love with EA Big's newest title.
  22. The play is even more engrossing than before. [Dec 2001, p.92]
  23. 90
    With a massive amount of features to unlock and enjoy, SSX Tricky gives fans a whole lot of tasty treats to chew on.
  24. The visuals are, if anything, more extreme than the previous version - the whole game is geared to slam your eyeballs through the back of your head. Not, fairly obviously, in a bad way, but in a crisp, well-defined and dazzling way.
  25. 90
    If you’re looking for longevity in a game, Tricky has it in spades.
  26. Even though Tricky isn’t completely fresh, it’s substantial enough to squash any challengers out there. [Jan 2002, p.222]
  27. Boasts a new set of insane gravity-defying and physically impossible stunts, not to mention all-new tracks and characters. [Feb 2003, p.93]
  28. This game is loaded plain and simple.
  29. It’s interesting to watch but by no means as compelling as a true sequel would have been. [Jan 2002, p.81]
  30. Tricky derives as much replay power from its personality as it does its graphics and gameplay. [Feb 2002, p.62]
  31. It is full of new ideas, updates, and fun content that flesh out the SSX concept completely.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Not only is this game the best SSX game but it's actually a classic game in gaming overall. This game is pure fun. You need to own this game if you still use your PS2. Full Review »
  2. Jun 11, 2014
    10
    This is probably one of the best games I've ever played, and it's probably one of the greatest PS2 games out there. The fun and exuberance is infectious, the visuals are nice and colorful, and the controls play nice and smooth. The soundtrack is also one of the best to hit a home console game. This game is the full codifying embodiment of recklessness and awesomeness. This game is a must-play for anyone who's still got their PS2 lying around. Full Review »
  3. Nov 26, 2013
    10
    Words cannot describe how awesome SSX Tricky is it remains to be the best snowboarding game of all time sorry but 1080 Avalanche does not come close to competing with it must buy and as it is from 2001 it is extremly cheap but is not that easy to come by but play this game you wont regret it. Full Review »