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Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

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  • Summary: Get ready for a totally new breed of the Tony Hawk experience. Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as a superstar skater. For the first time ever, you'll be able toGet ready for a totally new breed of the Tony Hawk experience. Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as a superstar skater. For the first time ever, you'll be able to get off your board and explore 9 expansive levels on foot or by vehicle. Enjoy unprecedented customization by designing and naming your own original tricks through the all-new Create-a-Trick. Or create bigger parks and include your own goals in the expanded Skate Park Editor. After you're done, share your tricks and parks online with your friends. You can even download your own face into the game! And, with all-new online play - new games, stats, and online rankings - you'll have infinite expansion through downloadable content. You're the star...you own the Underground! [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. From reasonably good-looking graphics to kick-ass sounds (dig those funky KISS tunes!) and more gameplay modes (online as well as off) than most players will know what to do with, the PS2 version of THUG is the most complete extreme sports title ever made for any system EVER.
  2. But for the first time I can remember, an extreme-sports game actually has a real story, honest-to-goodness characters, and a reason to play beyond seeing the next level or beating your last high score.
  3. 95
    This is the best extreme sports game ever made, which makes four times I've said that in one Tony Hawk review or another. I really mean it this time, though.
  4. PSM Magazine
    90
    As addictive and entertaining as ever. [Jan 2004, p.24]
  5. As utterly addictive as any of the earlier titles, you'll gladly pay for the privilege of being left with red-raw thumbs and rigid, claw-like hands.
  6. Some of the new additions are a breath of fresh air, while others feel like they were thrown in simply for lack of better ideas.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
  1. GarretS.
    Oct 30, 2003
    10
    This game rules, I got it pre ordered and stayed up all night and beat the entire game in about 12 hours, I finished at about 5 in the This game rules, I got it pre ordered and stayed up all night and beat the entire game in about 12 hours, I finished at about 5 in the morning. It rules. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    A change of breed doesn't do anything to this game but make it awesome! An extremely revamped Create-A mode setup is shown here, with theA change of breed doesn't do anything to this game but make it awesome! An extremely revamped Create-A mode setup is shown here, with the Create-A-Park mode in this game probably the best part about it. The story is no good, but the Career Mode itself is pretty magnificent. An extremely addictive game in the series, and an instant recommendation to anybody anywhere!! Expand
  3. MarcD.
    Nov 4, 2003
    10
    It rocks so much i'm going to die!!!
  4. BonehoChane
    Jan 3, 2004
    10
    By far, this is greatest skateboarding title ever. All of these ideas put together into one game will impress just about everyone. Get off By far, this is greatest skateboarding title ever. All of these ideas put together into one game will impress just about everyone. Get off your board, drive cars, a storyline, create your tricks, and put your face into the game. It's still almost impossible to imagin what Neversoft will do next. This game is also the most detailed game I have seen so far. Every where you look you can find some some details you have noticed before. This game also has the best level design in the series. Never before have I been able to pull off so many huge combos in the series, mainly because of the layout of the level. Trust me, pick up this game. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2015
    10
    The best game in the series. This game was the first in the series to have a story mode and have the ability to edit almost anything in theThe best game in the series. This game was the first in the series to have a story mode and have the ability to edit almost anything in the game along with driving and have the ability to walk, the driving is not the best but the walking really helps to get you on buildings and save your combos and the story mode tells a really good story, the levels are fun and the soundtrack has 78 songs filled with Hip Hop, Punk, and Rock which is filled with a lot of good songs. Overall this game is addicting and will keep you busy for hours. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2011
    9
    9.5/10 = Incredible = The last great Tony Hawk game ever made. This game is addictive and a blast to play. It's new features allow for9.5/10 = Incredible = The last great Tony Hawk game ever made. This game is addictive and a blast to play. It's new features allow for unlimited amounts of replay value. I loved creating new missions and levels!! Expand
  7. jackm
    Jun 3, 2004
    2
    OMG ermmmm can sum one pleez tell me wot dis lame piece of a cr@p is meant 2 b? graphics look like theyve been chucked 2 gether by a 3 yearOMG ermmmm can sum one pleez tell me wot dis lame piece of a cr@p is meant 2 b? graphics look like theyve been chucked 2 gether by a 3 year old, and sum of da trix r retarded like da one where u do a manual wit 2 boards???? im sorry but where da hell does does da other board come from??? AND there is no change wat so ever 2 da other tony hawks, truely dissapointing Expand

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#19 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#49 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003