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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: You've been chosen by Tony Hawk to take on Bam Margera as your teams go on a World Destruction Tour. It's time to go globetrotting on an insane road trip. THUG 2 grinds in with a hilarious story mode, an unprecedented level of customization, and more moves than the Skate Gods could dream of. Grab your board, an arsenal of spray-paint... jump into the tour van and wreak havoc across the globe. World Destruction Tour: Hawk recruits YOU onto his team for a no rules, no limits world tour versus Bam Margera. You invade international cities and wreak havoc, proving yourself to the pros as you live the ultimate skateboard adventure. All New Team Play: Team Hawk versus Team Bam. Play as yourself or switch to play one of your teammates or a special guest skater – over 20 unique characters. Unparalleled Customization: Create your own logo for use in graffiti tags, skate stickers with the all new "Create-A-Graphic" feature. Familiar Hawk customization continues with "Create-A-Goal," "Create-A-Park" and the revolutionary "Face In The Game" feature. More Player Control Than Ever Before: Tear it up with sticker slaps, projectiles, crazy vehicles, hilarious tantrums, and slow-motion Focus Control. 2 Games In 1: Team up and wreak havoc in Story Mode or switch and play 15 levels in Classic Mode. Complete your all-time favorite goals like S-K-A-T-E, Secret Tape, and High Score against a 2-minute timer. Expand
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  1. Positive: 53 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. An irresistible package born of the classic mold but with an invigorating twist. [Nov 2004, p.140]
  2. The game comes highly recommended to those of you that have gone through the Tony Hawk franchise as it is, and should entertain you for months on end.
  3. A much more detailed game that improves upon last year's graphical system with much better character models.
  4. Hangs on to the great gameplay of the previous games, makes a few minor tweaks, and wraps it all up in a new Bam Margera-centric package.
  5. There's probably enough here to satisfy fans whatever their inclination, but nobody should expect a quantum leap. Once again it's refinement over revolution.
  6. What has been added this year doesn't add to much to the series overall and if you were a cynic you might say that the developers included the retro style to move the attention away from this fact.
  7. 50
    The entire single-player campaign just ruins what could have been a truly excellent sequel to what was a flawed but strong new entry into a well-established franchise. Instead, it feels as if Neversoft did not want to improve on what needed work and then prayed that players would not notice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    Tons of places to skate and lots of Career Mode as well as the new Classic Mode make the hours you spend playing this game endless. The story revolves around the World Destruction Tour, and is very twisted. Other than that, yet another 10 for the Tony Hawk series! An instant recommendation! Collapse
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    9
    Fun as hell. I've always loved Tony Hawk games and this just cemented my love for skating games. Probably the last really good Tony Hawk game. Fo sho.
  3. Oct 3, 2013
    9
    This game is truly amazing. I love all the customization you can put into it and the oddball atmosphere in create-a-skater. Another amazing game, folks. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2013
    8
    The gameplay seems to be just right, every place you go to has something unique about it and I always get lost for hours playing in that one spot.....

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