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  • Summary: You've been chosen by Tony Hawk to take on Bam Margera as your teams go on a World Destruction Tour. It's time to go globetrotting on an insane road trip. THUG 2 grinds in with a hilarious story mode, an unprecedented level of customization, and more moves than the Skate Gods could dream of.You've been chosen by Tony Hawk to take on Bam Margera as your teams go on a World Destruction Tour. It's time to go globetrotting on an insane road trip. THUG 2 grinds in with a hilarious story mode, an unprecedented level of customization, and more moves than the Skate Gods could dream of. Grab your board, an arsenal of spray-paint... jump into the tour van and wreak havoc across the globe. World Destruction Tour: Hawk recruits YOU onto his team for a no rules, no limits world tour versus Bam Margera. You invade international cities and wreak havoc, proving yourself to the pros as you live the ultimate skateboard adventure. All New Team Play: Team Hawk versus Team Bam. Play as yourself or switch to play one of your teammates or a special guest skater – over 20 unique characters. Unparalleled Customization: Create your own logo for use in graffiti tags, skate stickers with the all new "Create-A-Graphic" feature. Familiar Hawk customization continues with "Create-A-Goal," "Create-A-Park" and the revolutionary "Face In The Game" feature. More Player Control Than Ever Before: Tear it up with sticker slaps, projectiles, crazy vehicles, hilarious tantrums, and slow-motion Focus Control. 2 Games In 1: Team up and wreak havoc in Story Mode or switch and play 15 levels in Classic Mode. Complete your all-time favorite goals like S-K-A-T-E, Secret Tape, and High Score against a 2-minute timer. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. Game Informer
    98
    An irresistible package born of the classic mold but with an invigorating twist. [Nov 2004, p.140]
  2. The game comes highly recommended to those of you that have gone through the Tony Hawk franchise as it is, and should entertain you for months on end.
  3. AceGamez
    90
    It's everything you ever wanted from the last couple of Hawk incarnations but these are things that were never included; a unique bobby dazzler of a story and loads of depth that promises to wow us all.
  4. Hangs on to the great gameplay of the previous games, makes a few minor tweaks, and wraps it all up in a new Bam Margera-centric package.
  5. PSM Magazine
    80
    Solid, and if the same great gameplay with a few tweaks and new levels is enough, you'll love it. Without more innovation, though, it's getting harder to get very excited. [Dec 2004, p.82]
  6. What has been added this year doesn't add to much to the series overall and if you were a cynic you might say that the developers included the retro style to move the attention away from this fact.
  7. 50
    The entire single-player campaign just ruins what could have been a truly excellent sequel to what was a flawed but strong new entry into a well-established franchise. Instead, it feels as if Neversoft did not want to improve on what needed work and then prayed that players would not notice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    Tons of places to skate and lots of Career Mode as well as the new Classic Mode make the hours you spend playing this game endless. The storyTons of places to skate and lots of Career Mode as well as the new Classic Mode make the hours you spend playing this game endless. The story revolves around the World Destruction Tour, and is very twisted. Other than that, yet another 10 for the Tony Hawk series! An instant recommendation! Expand
  2. BoogerPick-Er
    Oct 11, 2004
    10
    This game is awesome, Lives up to its hype and more. Unlike that game fable.
  3. CHILLLLLYPEPPPPPERS
    Oct 15, 2004
    10
    Its right up there with CHEESE!!!!!!!!!
  4. JoshH.
    Oct 16, 2004
    9
    GGGRRRRREEEEEAAAAATTTT!
  5. Apr 1, 2013
    9
    Fun as hell. I've always loved Tony Hawk games and this just cemented my love for skating games. Probably the last really good Tony Hawk game. Fo sho.
  6. Oct 16, 2018
    8
    As many games of another genres like shooting (Call of Duty), racing (Need For Speed, Midnight Club) and sports (FIFA, PES and UFC), THUG 2As many games of another genres like shooting (Call of Duty), racing (Need For Speed, Midnight Club) and sports (FIFA, PES and UFC), THUG 2 has no focus on involvement or story, just in bringing fun to player (or players, the game is perfect to play between friends) and in this point the game doesn't fail in nothing and even fill experience with a lot of customization options, letting gamer not only edit its character and skateboarding, but the lane too. Expand
  7. Jun 24, 2017
    3
    I was excited to play TONY HAWK'S UNDERGROUND 2 after playing the first one, but i quickly found out how horrible this game is, the gameplayI was excited to play TONY HAWK'S UNDERGROUND 2 after playing the first one, but i quickly found out how horrible this game is, the gameplay was boring even though is was similar to the first one which should mean its better but its not, the game felt different in its humour, style and story. the first underground had a good story, not amazing but was unique, Underground 2 feel like a **** road trip movie crossed over with jackass characters i'm upset that the game changed but not a good way, they tried to make tony hawk funny was not a good try, they also put in jackass cast which made the game less tony hawk then a tony hawk could ever be, i like jackass but not in my tony hawk's game. i know this game is 13 years old but it really pissed me off. Expand

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#50 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004