Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. With its customizability, near-perfect gameplay and copious amounts of fun, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is the real deal -- a great sequel and a stellar game.
  2. The best skateboarding game ever and one of the greatest PlayStation games of all time.
  3. A continuation of a landmark series that has so far highlighted some of the best gameplay to be found on the PSX.
  4. The superb graphics, wonderful sound and ingenious gameplay make THPS2 a must have for any PlayStation gamer.
  5. A staggering achievement in video gaming -- not only building on its stunning predecessor, but actually eclipsing it.
  6. Everything in Tony Hawk 2 is bigger, badder and most of all, better.
  7. It's so good it should come with a warning label -- or at least some methadone.
  8. 100
    If you have something you need to get done right now, a paper, a report, just hold off on buying this game until you're finished because other tasks don't stand a chance when playing THPS2 is an option.
  9. The levels are bigger, the trick catalog is more plentiful, the number of goals per level has been doubled, and the already stunning gameplay has been honed even further.
  10. Don't wait any longer if you don't have this game -- THPS 2 is the most fun and solid purchase any Playstation owner can make.
  11. The best installment of the series in terms of control, music, and course design. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  12. Could possibly be the best game ever.
  13. 100
    Grind until your wheels fall off, because that's what we do almost every single day.
  14. 96
    If I ever wind up stuck on a desert island with nothing but a PlayStation and a few select games, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is one game I will definitely own.
  15. Now instead of finding public places to trash, you can make and destroy your own property—but we’re not sure that’s nearly as fun.
  16. The game that redefined the game that redefined video games. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  17. Maybe the level design of the original wasn't so special to you but for us it's a step down.
  18. 95
    This game is so phat man, it's sick.
  19. This is a simply must buy product.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 117 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. johndoe
    Dec 20, 2009
    Hands down, the best tony hawk game ever made.
  2. Dec 9, 2013
    This game does NOT deserve to be at the top of any game list. I understand that it was good for it's time, but being up there with Ocarina of Time? The only reason this game is in it's current position is because it has very few but very dedicated reviewers. We need more actual critics to put on their realism caps and bash this game for what it is because the fact that it's this high on such a trusted review site is despicable. And YES, I played and enjoyed the game in my youth as well, but I understand it's place in the gaming world. Full Review »
  3. HimanchuGiri
    Jun 12, 2009
    Breath-taking, still replayable to this day. Relive the classic game that defined the extreme sports genre by cutting into a slice of a cake knows as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. The whole game revamped what was previously thought un-upgradable and maximized it ten fold. The whole concept is awesome and it appealed to both hardcore and casual gamers. An enthralling game that deserves its 98/100 metascore. May this game be in a video game museum, shelved as one of the best games of all time. It deserves it. Go on, play the game today! Full Review »