Amped 2 Xbox

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
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  1. Dec 12, 2016
    9
    Amped 2 was a game I could lose myself in for hours as a kid. I absolutely loved this game! The character customization was cool, the variety of levels kept the replay value high, and the overall gameplay was just fun and challenging at the same time.
  2. Nov 2, 2012
    8
    Still the best realistic snowboarding game to date! (It's 2012). Why? Amped 2 does right with providing actual landings and probably jump cheese-wedges that makes the game realistic feeling compared to those other snowboarding games that build massive jumps to flat landings. The game may be dated, but the gameplay, the controller setup, and the way the game functions is incredible for aStill the best realistic snowboarding game to date! (It's 2012). Why? Amped 2 does right with providing actual landings and probably jump cheese-wedges that makes the game realistic feeling compared to those other snowboarding games that build massive jumps to flat landings. The game may be dated, but the gameplay, the controller setup, and the way the game functions is incredible for a game made in 2003. It's fun, addictive, and will have you replaying it until the year 2012. Until, someone decides to build the "skate" of all snowboarding games. Until then, Amped 2 still beats SSX, Amped 3, and so forth. Collapse
  3. JamesB.
    Mar 26, 2005
    10
    I love this game. Can be frustrating at times trying again and again at challenges, but because it has official pros, videos and all the extras this game is SICK!
  4. LRJørgensen
    Feb 28, 2004
    10
    It`s a mother f....ing good game for christ sake!!!!
  5. MatthieuR.
    Feb 18, 2004
    6
    Sorry, but SSX is, and always has been, more fun. Amped isn't without its merits, but I just didn't get into it as much.
  6. BoBUser
    Jan 15, 2004
    10
    There's learning curve, but once you get a few tricks down... this game becomes much more addictive and fun than ssx3!!!
  7. AdamZ.
    Dec 5, 2003
    3
    The original Amped set the standard for all future snowboarding games with its great graphics, gameplay, and features. I was assuming that Microsoft would just add a multiplayer split screen feature, XBox Live Support, new tricks, and some new maps. Well, M$ did that, BUT they also completely shredded the control system making the game almost unplayable!!! It is by far the most The original Amped set the standard for all future snowboarding games with its great graphics, gameplay, and features. I was assuming that Microsoft would just add a multiplayer split screen feature, XBox Live Support, new tricks, and some new maps. Well, M$ did that, BUT they also completely shredded the control system making the game almost unplayable!!! It is by far the most unrealistic and awkward controls for a game like this I have ever seen! Also, the game is now slow and the aerials feel like you are on a planet with more gravity. Rent this game before you buy it! Some may like it, but I think they should at least gave you the option to change the controller settings. The Analog Sticks are not the answer. All I ask is why Microsoft why? Expand
  8. Quintus
    Dec 2, 2003
    9
    This game deserves a higher score than 80. It is a definite upgrade from the original amped, and is a true snowboarding sim. the movements are great, and the rail grinding is much more realistic now. Also the career mode really benefits from the added depth, with a checklist of tricks and gaps. The butter move is pretty much useless, but you don't need it anyway. The style meter is This game deserves a higher score than 80. It is a definite upgrade from the original amped, and is a true snowboarding sim. the movements are great, and the rail grinding is much more realistic now. Also the career mode really benefits from the added depth, with a checklist of tricks and gaps. The butter move is pretty much useless, but you don't need it anyway. The style meter is my favorite innovation. The level design is a lot more fun this time around. Don't know about SSX3, but i think that's just a cool arcade, where amped2 is all about STEEZ!! Expand
  9. DC
    Nov 21, 2003
    8
    Deep and more realistic then other snowboarding games. Not an instant pick up and play game as you have to earn your skills in the single player which will take ages to complete. Live can be fun but there isnt that much interaction between players.
  10. [Anonymous]
    Nov 20, 2003
    1
    This might be one of the biggest disappointments in console history. The original Amped was sweet! This game has the worst controls of all time! The jumps are in slow motion and the speed of the game is ridiculously tuned down.
  11. JohnM.
    Nov 15, 2003
    4
    This game is so unexciting and hard to control that it hurts. Graphically I expected so much because this is an XBox exclusive made by microsoft, but EA's SSX3 for my PS2 even looks better (and if funner).
  12. PatS.
    Nov 3, 2003
    10
    GAME KICKS YAS! Xbox live with the xsn... what else could you want.. and the fact that its releastic blows my mind.
  13. AmpedIsSick!
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    Amped was the most sick boarding game ever! Amped 2 is gonna be Live! Twice the fun biaatch! Cant wait this is a must have buy on the date of release.
  14. KyleR.
    Sep 18, 2003
    5
    Amped had quite a bit of glitches so hopefully thats fixed, im sure this ones just going to have new unlockables and new snowboarders big deal.
  15. Nov 2, 2012
    8
    Still the best realistic snowboarding game to date! (It's 2012). Why? Amped 2 does right with providing actual landings and probably jump cheese-wedges that makes the game realistic feeling compared to those other snowboarding games that build massive jumps to flat landings. The game may be dated, but the gameplay, the controller setup, and the way the game functions is incredible for aStill the best realistic snowboarding game to date! (It's 2012). Why? Amped 2 does right with providing actual landings and probably jump cheese-wedges that makes the game realistic feeling compared to those other snowboarding games that build massive jumps to flat landings. The game may be dated, but the gameplay, the controller setup, and the way the game functions is incredible for a game made in 2003. It's fun, addictive, and will have you replaying it until the year 2012. Until, someone decides to build the "skate" of all snowboarding games. Until then, Amped 2 still beats SSX, Amped 3, and so forth. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#45 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    With all-or-nothing rail and jump placement, the game can sometimes feel shorter and more difficult than it really is, while at other times a bit too easy. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.91]
  2. Edge Magazine
    80
    Amped 2 is Amped with the right trigger gently pressed: it's tweaked. Balance meters take away some of the series' grace, but make it more of a game, like Tony Hawk's tilted downwards. [Christmas 2003, p.122]
  3. Factor in the need to half-push the left stick and left and right triggers in order to get style bonuses, and you can see why intuitiveness completely disappears.