Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Graphics, control, and sound all perform excellently without hiccups of any kind.
  2. Graphics, control, and sound all perform excellently without hiccups of any kind.
  3. Brilliantly designed, the waves and riders are appropriately the highlights, as the animations are smooth for both, and every wave's approach is unique enough to keep you entertained for as long as the increasingly sprawling levels of the Tony Hawk games.
  4. 89
    A well-designed surf game, the best there is. What I particularly like about it is Treyarch's intelligent focus on the sport of surfing, instead of the tacky arcade tricks like adding ducks, turtles and other silly objectives.
  5. 88
    The Duke Kahanamoku of surfing video games. Yes, that's good.
  6. 90
    Brilliantly designed, the waves and riders are appropriately the highlights, as the animations are smooth for both, and every wave's approach is unique enough to keep you entertained for as long as the increasingly sprawling levels of the Tony Hawk games.
  7. 89
    A well-designed surf game, the best there is. What I particularly like about it is Treyarch's intelligent focus on the sport of surfing, instead of the tacky arcade tricks like adding ducks, turtles and other silly objectives.
  8. 88
    The Duke Kahanamoku of surfing video games. Yes, that's good.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. RyanY.
    Oct 23, 2003
    0
    This game really sucks!! im telling you guys that h3o is wwwaaaayyyyy better don't waste your time or money on this game, i did and ended up strapping m80's to is and blowing it back to hell. Full Review »
  2. Marc
    Sep 21, 2002
    10
    The best surfing game out there.