• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2002
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. While the graphics took a small hit in the PS2 version, they have managed to tweak the control to near perfection.
  2. The wave graphics are solid; the soundtrack is marvelous; and, most importantly, the game play is tight and intuitive.
  3. I do like this game, and I feel that if a few problems are fixed, it could rank up there with the Tony Hawk’s, and the Aggressive Inline’s of the extreme world.
  4. Comes close to being an excellent surfing title since all the right elements are present and accounted for, however small annoyances in graphics and challenge difficulties can become just a bit irritating.
  5. 80
    Blows away all other surfing games already out.
  6. It remains enjoyable and challenging with considerable replayability even if it's not going to take home any awards for visuals or challenge the popularity of the bestselling "Tony Hawk" titles.
  7. Thanks to a fantastic combo system, good music, and solid graphics, TWS manages to pull you in very, very slowly.
  8. 78
    The PS2 doesn't look very good compared to the Xbox version, but it actually plays a whole lot smoother, thanks to better tuned collision detection, smoother moves animations, and a much better sense of speed.
  9. It's not going to take home any awards for visuals, nor is it a "Tony Hawk" killer in any way, but it proves to be an enjoyable and challenging surfing game with considerable replayability.
  10. Multiplatform gamers should be playing it on the Xbox.
  11. It's an addictive, unique, and fun game that definitely delivers the best surfing on a console. [June 2002, p.35]
  12. More laid-back surf tunes would've been nice. [June 2002, p.100]
  13. 70
    The best surfing game on the market.
  14. 60
    A near-complete package. There's a good variety of moves, challenges, and features to keep the average extreme sports fan coming back.
  15. Neither TransWorld Surf nor "Sunny Garcia" tap the videogame potential of surfing as far as the "Dave Mirra"/"Mat Hoffman"/"Tony Hawk" franchises pushed the interactive representations of their respective sports.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. N.R.
    Aug 8, 2004
    10
    Awsome game.
  2. ZeldaN.
    May 13, 2003
    10
    An excellent game, i could hardly put it down!
  3. G.A.
    Jul 23, 2002
    10
    UNBELIEVABLE game! Some parts a bit tricky though, like getting some of the photos.