Tony Hawk's Underground Xbox

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
Buy On
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    The on-foot play mechanic and the expanded story mode stand as the game's weakest elements. [Mar 2004, p.85]
  2. Weekly Famitsu
    65
    6 / 7 / 7 / 6 - 26 [Vol 805; 28 May 2004]
  3. 64
    The plot itself makes THUG both the best and worst game with a Tony Hawk label. While having a central story is a refreshing change of pace to the series, but to say that the plot is weak is a huge understatement.
  4. Edge Magazine
    50
    The fifth Tony Hawk's title doesn't just suffer because of its embarrassing attempts to be edgy and urban, it's poorer because it lacks the verve and imagination so prevalent in previous iterations. [Christmas 2003, p.122]
  5. They've managed to dilute the entire essence of the extreme sports genre into a cheap, unsubtle and far too easy story-based adventure.

Awards & Rankings

27
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#39 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. JacobB.
    Aug 16, 2004
    10
    This game is sick.
  2. AaronW.
    Jul 7, 2004
    10
    It is the best Tony Hawk's game yet!
  3. ArttuJ.
    Dec 13, 2003
    10
    The best Tony Hawk game. Beautiful graphics, smooth tricks, good story... Don't miss this.