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Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

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  • Summary: Get ready for a totally new breed of the Tony Hawk experience. Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as a superstar skater. For the first time ever, you'll be able toGet ready for a totally new breed of the Tony Hawk experience. Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as a superstar skater. For the first time ever, you'll be able to get off your board and explore 9 expansive levels on foot or by vehicle. Enjoy unprecedented customization by designing and naming your own original tricks through the all-new Create-a-Trick. Or create bigger parks and include your own goals in the expanded Skate Park Editor. After you're done, share your tricks and parks online with your friends. You can even download your own face into the game! And, with all-new online play - new games, stats, and online rankings - you'll have infinite expansion through downloadable content. You're the star...you own the Underground! [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. From reasonably good-looking graphics to kick-ass sounds (dig those funky KISS tunes!) and more gameplay modes (online as well as off) than most players will know what to do with, the PS2 version of THUG is the most complete extreme sports title ever made for any system EVER.
  2. But for the first time I can remember, an extreme-sports game actually has a real story, honest-to-goodness characters, and a reason to play beyond seeing the next level or beating your last high score.
  3. 95
    This is the best extreme sports game ever made, which makes four times I've said that in one Tony Hawk review or another. I really mean it this time, though.
  4. As addictive and entertaining as ever. [Jan 2004, p.24]
  5. As utterly addictive as any of the earlier titles, you'll gladly pay for the privilege of being left with red-raw thumbs and rigid, claw-like hands.
  6. Some of the new additions are a breath of fresh air, while others feel like they were thrown in simply for lack of better ideas.
  7. The fifth Tony Hawk's title doesn't just suffer because of its embarrassing attempts to be edgy and urban, it's poorer because it lacks the verve and imagination so prevalent in previous iterations. [Christmas 2003, p.122]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. ChrisM.
    Oct 30, 2003
    10
    The game is totally awsome and everyone should have it cause the customization and everything to do with this game just is so awsome!!! BeThe game is totally awsome and everyone should have it cause the customization and everything to do with this game just is so awsome!!! Be sure to get the broadband adaptor and play on-line to get totally into the game. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    A change of breed doesn't do anything to this game but make it awesome! An extremely revamped Create-A mode setup is shown here, with theA change of breed doesn't do anything to this game but make it awesome! An extremely revamped Create-A mode setup is shown here, with the Create-A-Park mode in this game probably the best part about it. The story is no good, but the Career Mode itself is pretty magnificent. An extremely addictive game in the series, and an instant recommendation to anybody anywhere!! Expand
  3. DanielR.
    Nov 3, 2003
    10
    i think this is the best tony hawk game ever. i like how it has story mode. where you begin as a amateur to become a pro.
  4. JordanG.
    Nov 30, 2003
    10
    The story mode is what made this game the best of the tonyhawk games(so far). I really like how its a regular kid from the ghetto who is oneThe story mode is what made this game the best of the tonyhawk games(so far). I really like how its a regular kid from the ghetto who is one of the best skaters. Thats how it really is! Expand
  5. JakeG.
    Jul 24, 2006
    10
    This is a great game. Good story line and nice features. The goals are thought out. Theres so much to do so you won't finish this game in a day.
  6. Apr 27, 2011
    9
    9.5/10 = Incredible = The last great Tony Hawk game ever made. This game is addictive and a blast to play. It's new features allow for9.5/10 = Incredible = The last great Tony Hawk game ever made. This game is addictive and a blast to play. It's new features allow for unlimited amounts of replay value. I loved creating new missions and levels!! Expand
  7. jackm
    Jun 3, 2004
    2
    OMG ermmmm can sum one pleez tell me wot dis lame piece of a cr@p is meant 2 b? graphics look like theyve been chucked 2 gether by a 3 yearOMG ermmmm can sum one pleez tell me wot dis lame piece of a cr@p is meant 2 b? graphics look like theyve been chucked 2 gether by a 3 year old, and sum of da trix r retarded like da one where u do a manual wit 2 boards???? im sorry but where da hell does does da other board come from??? AND there is no change wat so ever 2 da other tony hawks, truely dissapointing Expand

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