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98

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. CNET Gamecenter
    100
    The best skateboarding game ever and one of the greatest PlayStation games of all time.
  2. GMR Magazine
    100
    The best installment of the series in terms of control, music, and course design. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  3. Could possibly be the best game ever.
  4. Daily Radar
    100
    A staggering achievement in video gaming -- not only building on its stunning predecessor, but actually eclipsing it.
  5. 100
    Grind until your wheels fall off, because that's what we do almost every single day.
  6. 100
    If you have something you need to get done right now, a paper, a report, just hold off on buying this game until you're finished because other tasks don't stand a chance when playing THPS2 is an option.
  7. Now instead of finding public places to trash, you can make and destroy your own property—but we’re not sure that’s nearly as fun.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    The game that redefined the game that redefined video games. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  9. A continuation of a landmark series that has so far highlighted some of the best gameplay to be found on the PSX.
  10. It's so good it should come with a warning label -- or at least some methadone.
  11. Don't wait any longer if you don't have this game -- THPS 2 is the most fun and solid purchase any Playstation owner can make.
  12. The levels are bigger, the trick catalog is more plentiful, the number of goals per level has been doubled, and the already stunning gameplay has been honed even further.
  13. Game Fan
    98
    Everything in Tony Hawk 2 is bigger, badder and most of all, better.
  14. 96
    If I ever wind up stuck on a desert island with nothing but a PlayStation and a few select games, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is one game I will definitely own.
  15. Da Gameboyz
    95
    The superb graphics, wonderful sound and ingenious gameplay make THPS2 a must have for any PlayStation gamer.
  16. Spank!
    95
    This game is so phat man, it's sick.
  17. CheckOut
    90
    With its customizability, near-perfect gameplay and copious amounts of fun, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is the real deal -- a great sequel and a stellar game.
  18. Total Video Games
    90
    This is a simply must buy product.
  19. Maybe the level design of the original wasn't so special to you but for us it's a step down.

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#4 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
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#1 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 738 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mar 7, 2017
    0
    Say whaaaaat?! Number 2 game of all time? I remember having fond memories of it but taking off those nostalgia-goggles leaves me with aSay whaaaaat?! Number 2 game of all time? I remember having fond memories of it but taking off those nostalgia-goggles leaves me with a glitchy and buggy mess. Nothing about it is memorable and there are way better games made after this that should be rated higher. Ocarina shouldn't be number 1 either but that's off topic, *sigh*, I guess nostalgia wins people over again... Full Review »
  2. johndoe
    Dec 20, 2009
    10
    Hands down, the best tony hawk game ever made.
  3. Feb 8, 2018
    0
    Tony Hawk games are very overrated. The games do not stand the test of time and do not belong in the top games of all time list.