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Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: Get ready for a major new step for the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Underground tweaks the gameplay of previous installments to include a plot-twisting story, customizable tricks and decks, online play, and the ability to include your own mug shot on your custom player. Of course, you canGet ready for a major new step for the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Underground tweaks the gameplay of previous installments to include a plot-twisting story, customizable tricks and decks, online play, and the ability to include your own mug shot on your custom player. Of course, you can also play as any one of pro skating's biggest stars including Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, and Elissa Steamer. Ride, walk, or drive through nine expansive levels then test your skills against other gamers online. Become a star of the Underground. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 100
    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.
  2. I'll trade in better sound and graphics and smoother gameplay any day over a few features.
  3. 92
    The gameplay is still as stellar as ever: Neversoft's brilliant collage of on-the-fly experimentation and lighting-fast trick-popping is still as addictive as any drug and as intoxicating as any exotic woman.
  4. The new story-driven model is amusing, but there's far too much chaff amongst the wheat, in the form of gimmicky, pointless missions; dreadful driving; and repetitive "fetch me five of these" goals. [Dec 2003, p.164]
  5. 85
    If Neversoft is doing what I hope they're doing, and that is using THUG as a bridge towards a lot of fully realized ideas then Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 6 is going to be damn awesome.
  6. The ability to roam the level on foot or in a vehicle were great ideas for moving the series forward, but shoddy animations and lousy collision detection make it not worth the effort and wind up dragging down the otherwise stellar gameplay and controls.
  7. They've managed to dilute the entire essence of the extreme sports genre into a cheap, unsubtle and far too easy story-based adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. JacobB.
    Aug 16, 2004
    10
    This game is sick.
  2. JeremyM.
    Nov 1, 2003
    10
    It's really cool.
  3. MikeC.
    Nov 11, 2003
    10
    This game is cool. Especially since you can import your own face onto it.
  4. ArttuJ.
    Dec 13, 2003
    10
    The best Tony Hawk game. Beautiful graphics, smooth tricks, good story... Don't miss this.
  5. Uter
    Dec 20, 2003
    9
    It's a great game, but probably not as good, quality wise, as thps3 or thps4. The story, although an awesome idea, feels a bit uninspired.
  6. RichardR.
    Oct 30, 2003
    9
    This game is the best skate boarding game ever created. with the new features such as being able to jump off your board and run around bringsThis game is the best skate boarding game ever created. with the new features such as being able to jump off your board and run around brings a whol new elemnt to the tony howk gaming expeireance. i got the game the first day it hit the shevs and i havent put the controller down yet. this games it amazing with an awesome story line in feels like its bringing in element of gta... it's awesome. Expand
  7. THPSRULES
    Nov 7, 2003
    4
    This game is not even half as good as it could be. Even though the skateboarding part is good, the part of the driving and running is This game is not even half as good as it could be. Even though the skateboarding part is good, the part of the driving and running is extremely boring and annoying. This game is also a little bit easier. Expand

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#32 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003