Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 Xbox

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 69
    Extreme games are mostly about control, and in that respect Mirra 2 feels unpolished and messy at all the wrong times.
  2. Questionable physics and a sloppy trick system still hinder the game from reaching its true potential.
  3. Game Informer
    90
    I'd rather be holding the Dual Shock 2 than the hamburger-like Xbox controller, but this version's lack of pop-up evens things out. [Dec 2001, p.109]
  4. 79
    It's a solid, trick based BMX game. Good control, mixed with decent graphics, and a wide variety of truly huge and impressive courses should satisfy any player in search of an extreme sporting fix.
  5. Very deep for an Xtreme game. The level sizes, moves list, and challenges are extremely expansive.
  6. The main control issue for the game is landing. Unlike the skateboarding games, which allow a little bit of error, there's no room for it in Dave Mirra.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    87
    A good trick structure and decent playability. [Jan 2002]
  8. Visually the game is now crisp like snow as far as the eye can see.
  9. Plagued by many flaws in the control system and in collision detection.
  10. Despite having good structure, control, sound and graphics as well as a kickass level editor the game is just not as much fun as it could be because of the problems with control.
  11. With its strong point on quantity, Dave Mirra’s Freestyle BMX 2 fails on the quality of rider control and in distinct graphics.
  12. The perfect version of this game, and the one that will be remembered as the best of the bunch.
  13. The game is very pretty, and features some huge, fun levels, but it just wasn't enough to keep me playing.
  14. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    This is no Tony Hawk. [Jan 2002, p.96]
  15. The game is far from perfect, suffering from a shaky graphics engine and a trick system that requires some tweaking, but the game manages to be pretty damn fun despite all that.
  16. The trick system is easy but limited, a flaw that should not have happened. All in all this game is a good buy.
  17. Next Generation Magazine
    80
    Add an incredibly robust level editor, great multiplayer options, and the ability to rip your own tunes to Xbox’s hard drive, and you have a pretty damned cool game. [Jan 2002, p.32]
  18. With a brand new trick system in place that allows you to perform over 1500 different tricks, as well as several large and expansive levels that will test your trick abilities, Dave Mirra sits on the top of the pile, holding the extreme sports title.

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. DanJ.
    Aug 13, 2002
    4
    I didn't really get into this game but what I did play was utter crap. I couldn't even control my character, which as the main part I didn't really get into this game but what I did play was utter crap. I couldn't even control my character, which as the main part game really ruins it. THPS is by far better on every level. Full Review »
  2. StewE.
    Jul 21, 2002
    10
    They did a great job on this game and I'm starting to dispise people talking shit about the xbox controller. People are just used to the They did a great job on this game and I'm starting to dispise people talking shit about the xbox controller. People are just used to the limited ps2 controller as I was when I bought my box. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Apr 26, 2002
    7
    Sure, the controls may be horrible (curse the stupid Xbox controller), but there's one thing that made me love this game: the Wipeout Sure, the controls may be horrible (curse the stupid Xbox controller), but there's one thing that made me love this game: the Wipeout mode in multiplayer. Oh my god!!!!! This is the most creative and funny multiplayer mode ever! At least rent it to play Wipeout. Doing tricks is very hard, though. Full Review »