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Generally favorable reviews- based on 167 Ratings

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  • Summary: Build your skills, earn respect, and show that you've got what it takes to Go Pro. 190 progressively harder goals. No time clock, no constraints. Pro-specific challenges. Evolving levels. Interact with other skaters. Multi-player modes. Customize your game...Your career is what you make ofBuild your skills, earn respect, and show that you've got what it takes to Go Pro. 190 progressively harder goals. No time clock, no constraints. Pro-specific challenges. Evolving levels. Interact with other skaters. Multi-player modes. Customize your game...Your career is what you make of it. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
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  1. 100
    The levels are not only more interactive, but they're also enormous - much larger than those from "THPS3." [Nov 2002, p.50]
  2. GameNow
    100
    Even the simple removal of the two-minute timer brings an unrestrained joyous expression to my face. [Jan 2003, p.50]
  3. netjak
    98
    The same great Tony goodness is back with better graphics, more and cooler tricks (read: lazy a$$ manual), better sound, and the whole damn game has been completely revamped. The replay value goes through the roof.
  4. 93
    Easily the best Tony Hawk game yet, and online multiplayer makes it the best complete package in the genre.
  5. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who has enjoyed a previous THPS game, as it is easily the biggest and best one yet. There are a ton of goals to complete, insanely hard challenges that'll keep you coming back, and the best online play yet.
  6. Even if you aren't interested in the online portion, Activision and Neversoft have still nailed down another extremely solid sequel to the Tony Hawk franchise.
  7. Freed from time constraints, you now accomplish level-specific goals—like outmaneuvering skater-busting cops—to advance while on the lookout for secret minigames.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. ZiggyStardust
    Nov 7, 2002
    10
    Another great sequel for a quickly evolving series. They've added the spine transfer which allows ya to line up with where you're Another great sequel for a quickly evolving series. They've added the spine transfer which allows ya to line up with where you're about to land once airbourne. The career mode is now much more challenging, and longer (190 goals). It's also open ended. The career mode isn't limited to 2 minute bursts like before. It's surprisingly much more enjoyable this way. Levels are also a little more realistic this time around. On the negative side of things, a couple of the goals where Tony gets to take a break from skating (tennis and dodge monkey poo) have unbelievably bad animation. Going from great next gen graphics, to completely horrendous is a little shocking. Thankfully, the bad animation is only there for 2 of the 190 goals, so it's a pretty minor. A great game! Expand
  2. AndrewM.
    Jul 15, 2004
    10
    The best skating game EVER to be made on Earth.
  3. AmandaN.
    Nov 3, 2002
    10
    This is way better than any of the other tony hawk pro skater games. way bigger, plenty more to do, and more challenging.
  4. Jan 14, 2019
    10
    One of my favorites in the Tony Hawk series! This game is amazing! Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 improved the gameplay from the previousOne of my favorites in the Tony Hawk series! This game is amazing! Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 improved the gameplay from the previous installments and made it even better. Instead of the 2-minute classic mode timer, this game allows the player to explore the levels open ended which makes the gameplay even better, and there's more goals this time. Levels in this game are very well designed with several great places for massive combos. Also, this was the first game to have the inclusion of the Spine Transfer and a freestyle trick system. This game also has a fantastic soundtrack and it's personally my favorite soundtrack in the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is an amazing game and one of the best in the Tony Hawk series! Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2013
    9
    One of my most cherished PS2 games. The free-skating, varied missions, huge levels that encouraged exploration it all adds up to a very solidOne of my most cherished PS2 games. The free-skating, varied missions, huge levels that encouraged exploration it all adds up to a very solid title that pushed the series into a fresh direction while retaining and refining what made the earlier releases so great. A lot of people prefer 3 but I personally think this is the best of the first 4 Tony Hawk games. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    9
    Greatest THPS game for me i know lot of guys pick 3 insted of 4 but for me Definetley 4
    i spend years playin than bought amarican wastelad
    Greatest THPS game for me i know lot of guys pick 3 insted of 4 but for me Definetley 4
    i spend years playin than bought amarican wastelad gush it was bad
    THPS4 was masterpiece amazing songs
    great quests awesome and fun one !
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  7. Someidiot
    Mar 9, 2005
    0
    Are you even joking?? i'm not sure where to start on why this doesn't deserve a 95% average, so i won't bother. i will say Are you even joking?? i'm not sure where to start on why this doesn't deserve a 95% average, so i won't bother. i will say that it is basically the same game that came out on the PS1 about 8 years ago, with a bit more novelty crap added on, it aint bad but its all a bit pointless really. Expand

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#13 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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