The satisfying story mode is a big improvement on THPS’s structure. The story ramps up the difficulty gradually, so you build skills as you go, but there are now four difficulty levels, making THUG totally accessible to newbies.
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.
I was extremely surprised when I found out that there are over 70 songs in this game. Each year Neversoft crams more and more songs in their games, and it is amazing! The sound effects are also top notch.
While at its heart the game is still an arcade-based skateboarding simulation that challenges players to perform tricks for points, the emphasis is less on Tony Hawk and other pro skaters and more on, well, nobodies like us.
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]
A phenomenal and ground breaking game. The addition of walking/running mechanics and various vehicles made the game feel enormous with endless possibilities. The skating was fantastic as it was in the previous game. The customization of your character made for an enthralling experience that I still revisit on my old PS2 even two decades later. This was the Tony Hawk at it's finest.
The game is totally awsome and everyone should have it cause the customization and everything to do with this game just is so awsome!!! Be sure to get the broadband adaptor and play on-line to get totally into the game. 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 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!!
This game has been my all-time favorite for some time now. Better and more engaging story than any Marvel movie, amazing gameplay, and the graphics are good for the time. Great animation, and no major glitches. And the story is about skating this time! There is no bad part to this game, its flawless. A 90 is low for this game.
Best story in a Tony Hawk game ever. More tricks that are killer, Create a Skater that is so good current sports game wish they had that **** and create a park is so good that I forgot modding levels to make them look good was a thing. U can play older levels that take some thinking to find, and the best jackass to rival u ERIC SPARROW. The only thing to complain about is that the graphics aren't the best.... but **** the graphics when the game play is just better. This may not be the most favorable for all players in general, but for hardcore Tony Hawk fans that find the series as a cult, this game is the best next to THPS2. Also **** IRON MAN
Story - 7/10 (nostalgia is strong on this one)
Gameplay - 10/10
Graphics - 9/10
Soundtrack - 10/10 (punk and hip hop parts of the soundtrack are godlike)
Levels - 10/10 (manhattan and new jersey are top tier TH levels)
Replay value - 10/10
SummaryGet 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 leve...