Metascore
97

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. AllDreamcast
    100
    There's enough skaters, objectives, levels, and secrets to unlock to keep you going for weeks, if not months, and even after you've mastered the entire game, you'll be coming back for more.
  2. Antagonist
    99
    Tony Hawk 2 manages to take everything that made the first game so damn cool, and cranks it up to 11.
  3. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    Featuring improved graphics and tighter control, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is all but assured legendary status.
  4. Da Gameboyz
    92
    The 2-player mode is outrageously fun.
  5. Daily Radar
    100
    Nothing on Dreamcast comes close to matching this game in terms of action and fun.
  6. Dreamcast HQ
    90
    THPS2 takes the original game, pulls it into the garage, and puts the whole supercharger extras package on, and peels out to you. The skateboarding experience punches up 2-3 notches to a game that is definitely worthy of your attention.
  7. Dreamcast.net
    96
    The tricks are so easy to perform that even a person with little or not interest in the actual sport can have a great time. This is a title than is fun for virtually anyone.
  8. Game Fan
    98
    Remodeled player models, higher resolution textures, even better lighting features all top the list of Dreamcast over PlayStation improvements.
  9. The graphics, by the way, are brilliant. The textures are realistic, the framerate hauls, the characters look great and there's very little pop-up.
  10. Rewarding gameplay, close to infinite replay value.
  11. More game play, more parks, more sounds and more options than you can shake a stick at - Tony Hawk's just got better.
  12. Dreamcast owners can enjoy what is easily the best version of the game to be released thus far.
  13. Nose/tailslides, nose/bluntslides, varial flips, a multitude of new grabs, expanded inverts, lip tricks, manuals, and more realistic switch skating are all included.
  14. This game is a must have for any skateboarder or skateboard fan, and if you are a person looking for a game that will hold your attention span longer than an infomercial about George Foreman's lean mean cooking machine, by all means head to your local game retailer and purchase a copy of this game.
  15. The comparison between THPS2 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation can be directly correlated to a comparison of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.... Because Spears (like the Dreamcast version) is four times as enhanced as Aguilera, she is recognized as a better product.
  16. 100
    Once you get the controls down, you're in for the greatest board meeting of your life.
  17. 99
    One of the best games of all time. There, I've said it.
  18. Sega X
    92
    Skateboarding fanatics will eat this game up.

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#10 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
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#8 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 95
  2. Negative: 30 out of 95
  1. Nov 8, 2020
    10
    Now this game was what I remember being the best version of Tony Hawk 2 because I played this version the most. One the best graphics comparedNow this game was what I remember being the best version of Tony Hawk 2 because I played this version the most. One the best graphics compared to the PS1 and N64 and from what I have seen of the PC basically the same graphics. We don't get Private Carrea but instead we go Trixie who looked like she was born in Porn Hub. The replay value is the highest of a Tony Hawk game because lots of times to get Trixie u have to find every gap and there are at least 40 gaps in every level across 8 levels. U also have to beat the game with every skater to unlock Skate Heaven which is the Heaven for skateboarding. Overrall I know people love to hate the Dreamcast but in the end it plays the same old THPS2 we all loved. Full Review »
  2. Sep 10, 2020
    9
    The best version of THPS2 hands down. All the hype and praise went to the PS1 version but really the version that has stood the test of timeThe best version of THPS2 hands down. All the hype and praise went to the PS1 version but really the version that has stood the test of time and has aged well was the Dreamcast version. And after playing this game for a while I can see why this went on to change skateboarding culture forever. A rememberable soundtrack and great level design make this one of the best Tony Hawk games ever! Full Review »
  3. May 7, 2020
    10
    Story - n/10
    Gameplay - 10/10
    Graphics - 9/10
    Soundtrack - 10/10
    Levels - 9/10
    Replay value - 10/10