Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. 100
    One of the best Advance games at launch...But you’d better be in for a learning curve – although a small one.
  2. 100
    Innovative, groundbreaking, stylish, and enjoyable.
  3. 100
    It brings everything from the Playstation HAWK 2 and crams it onto Nintendo’s portable.
  4. 95
    A technical marvel, providing the first true polygonal game on the system -- and it's only the system's first year out of the gate!
  5. If every game that graces the GBA were as good as Tony Hawk 2, then the world would be a better place. There would be no war, crime, or violence because everybody would be too busy playing Game Boy.
  6. There is one big factor of the game that I don't like, it's too easy! It took me an hour and a half for me to beat the game and 4 to beat every task, BUT it has excellent replay value.
  7. 95
    The GBA option captures the spirit of the game so much, even hardcore fans should want it as an alternative for when the TV or PC is occupied or when they're on the go.
  8. A masterpiece of handheld gaming.
  9. Nothing short of the best portable skateboarding game ever made.
  10. Smooth gameplay, great graphics, quick load has it all.
  11. Even with the dark-screen frustrations and camera hurdles, Tony Hawk 2 is, without a doubt, the best interpretation of skateboarding ever created for a portable game system.
  12. The graphics and animation are first rate.
  13. 90
    It manages to translate all of the elements you loved from previous versions into one compact package that will allow you to master new skills on the move.
  14. This particular port has been remade almost from scratch and gives a new lease on life to a franchise that was wading in stagnation.
  15. A perfect example of how it SHOULD be done... somehow the full size game has been crammed into the impossibly tiny (they are small aren't they? geez!) GBA cart.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
#16 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  1. Apr 19, 2019
    I enjoyed THPS2 at the time when it came out. It was a lot of fun, but wow a 95 from pro reviewers? Wow. They did an admirable job with anI enjoyed THPS2 at the time when it came out. It was a lot of fun, but wow a 95 from pro reviewers? Wow. They did an admirable job with an isometric view and still put together something enjoyable. Full Review »
  2. TylerB.
    Mar 7, 2005
    This game kicks ass!
  3. BradD.
    Aug 12, 2003
    There are only so many games where when you see a screenshot you think ohmygod!. THis (along with Doom 3) is one of those games.