TransWorld Surf PlayStation 2

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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  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.

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User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 13, 2016
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. TransWorld Surf PS2 version is a smooth surfing game that I admire because there are very few good surfing games. Graphics are inferior to the xbox version but the animation or collisions is better and a bit more realistic on ps2. Playing is a bit tricky since the game doesn't tell all the tricks in which is a flaw for me. The multiplayer is awesome you can play as a shark, very memorable; then the main campaign is good because it will give you a challenge despite few pointless objectives that don't seem to make sense like jumping on a boat. But overall this game is great go buy it on any version is a gem for sure. Full Review »
  2. N.R.
    Aug 8, 2004
    Awsome game.
  3. ZeldaN.
    May 13, 2003
    An excellent game, i could hardly put it down!