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. The graphics and animation are first rate.
  2. 100
    It brings everything from the Playstation HAWK 2 and crams it onto Nintendo’s portable.
  3. 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.
  4. This particular port has been remade almost from scratch and gives a new lease on life to a franchise that was wading in stagnation.
  5. 100
    Innovative, groundbreaking, stylish, and enjoyable.
  6. Smooth gameplay, great graphics, quick load has it all.
  7. Nothing short of the best portable skateboarding game ever made.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 100
    One of the best Advance games at launch...But you’d better be in for a learning curve – although a small one.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A masterpiece of handheld gaming.
  15. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#10 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 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. Sep 15, 2020
    There`s one thing all early Tony Hawk releases have in common: they are all great. Just like the GBA release of Tony Hawk`s Pro Skater 2. ItThere`s one thing all early Tony Hawk releases have in common: they are all great. Just like the GBA release of Tony Hawk`s Pro Skater 2. It has an entertaining gameplay, impressive graphics and the levels are brilliant. Definitely one of the best games released for the GBA. Full Review »
  2. May 7, 2020
    Story - n/a
    Gameplay - 7/10
    Graphics - 8/10 (damn impressive for a gba game)
    Soundtrack - 6/10
    Levels - 8/10
    Replay value - 7/10
  3. May 5, 2020
    Brutal juego, precioso. Las fisicas muy buenas para la epoca. Con los mejores skaters del rubro.