Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
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Skate as one of 13 Pro Skaters.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, with all of its new additions, is basically more of the same stuff that players saw in the first Tony Hawk's Pro Skater--which is not a bad thing at all. Those who loved the first will especially love all of the new skate parks, with their hidden areas that can be unlocked by performing certain tricks. For instance, on the first stage, players will have to grind across an airplane propeller to get the thing to twirl, which opens a hangar door. There also are some neat little touches to the levels, like a hall monitor who races around in a golf cart at the high school.

Neversoft, the developer of the first Hawk game, really deepens this installment by challenging players with 10 objectives per level. Now, not only do players have to find hidden tapes and reach high scores by doing tricks, they have to jump certain gaps, as well as collect items and cash. This kept us playing some levels for hours before completing the majority of level objectives--and even then there were some objectives, like achieving a "sick" score, that we couldn't quite manage.

The levels are set up to allow some clever trick combinations, and players even can create their own skate parks by choosing from over a hundred props, including ramps, rails, and pools. Also fun is creating a skater from scratch, and determining his weight, attire, and skills, which can be improved by earning cash in career mode.

Like the last game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 dips into the worlds of hip-hop, rap, and punk rock for its soundtrack, although many of the songs are recognizable and pretty old--this loses some of the freshness that the soundtrack had on the original. And that describes the game in a nutshell: not as fresh, but still an extreme amount of fun. --Robb Guido

Pros:

  • More objectives per level than previous game
  • 13 pro skaters, with different outfits and boards
Cons:
  • Soundtrack lacks freshness of original
  • More of same stuff we saw in original
Features:
  • 1 or 2 Players
  • Vibration Function Compatible
  • Analog Control Compatible
  • New Pros and New Tricks
  • Multiple Play Modes

Customer Reviews:

  • Spectacular Except for the Music
    Everything about this game(with one exception) is absolutely incredible! The depth of the engine is staggering with the seemingly infinite number of trick combos that can be linked with grinds and/or manuals. The graphics are outstanding for a 32-bit system, surely maxing out the Playstation. The levels are huge and mostly fun to play. The only thing wrong with this game is the soundtrack. With the exception of a few awesome tunes by such bands as Millencolin and Lagwagon, the soundtrack for the most part is a huge disappointment. The wicked punk soundtrack of the first game has been mostly replaced by hip hop tracks that are totally out of place in a game like this. What were you thinking Neversoft??? But besides that, this game is truly incredible. I can't wait for Tony Hawk 3 for the PS2!!...more info
  • This Game Rocks
    Pro skater 2 is my favorot game. It has cool graphics and awesom parks. after the first time i played this game i staarted skateboarding because i saw some of the tricks you can do and i thought aw cool.I thinkthat if tou have a play station you should get this game...more info
  • Pretty fun but very hard.
    Let me start by saying after Crazy Taxi, Tony Hawk 2 has the best video game sound track. Another thing great about this is the create a park, I found myself having more fun creating the park than playing the actual game. Now about the actual game, Tony Hawk 2, is very challenging. I have been gaming for a long time (92-01). In all my experience I would have to say that Tony Hawk 2 is the hardest sports game to be 100% complete in. If you can not unlock the cool stuff you will just have to use cheats. The graphics by todays standard are medicore. I reccomend to rent it first before buying it. And if you are good enough you can skate as Spiderman (or just get him with cheats.) This game is pretty fun. To say it is perfect is wrong. Still fun though....more info
  • THPS 2
    If you don't like this game you have a mental problem BIG TIME. Buy It! No need to rent it to see if it's good because it is the game of the year!...more info
  • The best playstation game
    I never played the first one. However I do play this one ALL THE TIME!!! Its incredible. I dont skate, I never had intrest in a skating game, but for some reason I received this for Christmas, and I havent stopped playing it. It is simply amazing. Everything about it, there are no flaws....more info
  • Tony Hawk 2 absolutely Rocks
    Tony hawk 2 roks man. The graphics are great, the levels are huge an theres loads of cheats. If you dont hav this game then go and spend some damn money on tony hawk 2!...more info
  • Tony is the best!
    Tony can make a game good and this is it folks! I cant wait for the 3 one to come out I'm going to get that its going to be just as good as the last...more info
  • Cool Game
    This game is fun from the start. You can pick from a wide selection of courses, including Skatestreet, Ventura and Philidelphia with FDR skatepark. Both are real places. The way that the board flips, how the skater's feet move are incredibly accurate. Each skater, including Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Steve Cabellaro and Rune Glifberg all have special moves, which seperate this game from reality. Fun Factor out of 10: a solid 9.5. A must buy for skates and non-skaters alike....more info
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - One Great Game
    Very good value especially with ... at least ... less than at stores. The character creation is great since you can do anything with it such as tattoos, pants, whether short or long, normal ripped or bunched up, height, hair, hats or bandanas, shoes, faces, and more too including tricks that you know which is really good. Accually buying tricks instead of just figuring them out. And the full pipe level is cool and also the cool secret characters like Spiderman. If you played the first one you'll die when you get the second one. Great buy for all types of gamers....more info
  • Great game
    After getting Tony Hawk's Pro Skater I didn't think Activision could make another game even better, but they did. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is such a great game. You can choose from all different skaters, create your own skater, and even build your own skateparks. This is one of the best video games ever!!...more info
  • tony hawy pro skater 2
    I bought this for my 8 year old grandson for Christmas and his father took it away from him due to the nasty language and songs on it....more info
  • BEST GAME EVER MADE
    THPS2 is the greatest game ever made. At first, I thought it was gonna be exactly the same as the first one. It was so different I couldn't believe it. The graphics are a whole lot better. .... It has groups that are atually famous. And as if that wasn't enough they let you create your own skater and skate park. There are also secret characters including Spider-Man. I am a huge Spider-Man fan and when I found this out I was amazed. .... This is the greatest game I have ever played....more info
  • A Fun Game, But Little More
    The biggest hit of the summer was an improvement on the original in every department but alas unlike true classics `Goldeneye' `FF Series' the Tony Hawk games will soon be forgotten.

    The main reason for this is the inability to change the genre. eventually they'll run out of tricks to motion capture and jumping up and down will get boring, until then have fun. My biggest problem with this game is that it seems like more of an add on pack than a sequel to the first game.

    Newcomers `Crave' created a fantastic game engine with Tony Hawk's 1 and it seems that they have been all but forgotten, remember without their game engine their would be no Tony Hawks 2. The developers of TH2 (Activision) merely added some new skins and levels and released it under their name.

    Unfortunately for all the fun I've had with this game, it is still a perfect example of the downward spiral that the gaming world is in right now. Each sequel is the same as the game before I.e. `Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Tekken and now Tony Hawks' not to mention the FIFA series.

    Eventually someone has to put their foot down and demand new game engines, and until then new games will continue to be fun for about a week before you trade them in. I won't comment on the music in the game simply because it isn't the kind of music I listen to.

    Well im sure everyone has this game already so all I have to say is enjoy it, oh yeah and mark my words when I say `The next three sequels will be exactly the same'....more info

  • This is a great game!
    I'd buy this game at any price!! The only bad thing about this game is that when you wipe out, it takes about five seconds to get up. It can be painstaking...but it is overall an extremely good game....more info
  • Wow. Just wow.
    How do I put this. If you own a Playstation, get this game. If you don't, buy a Playstation to be able to play this game. It is by far the greatest sports/skateboarding game. What makes it so special? Well, first there's the Create-a-Skater function. The endless outcomes from this are incredible. Then, build your own park in the Park Editor. There are so many pieces to choose from, and it's a blast testing it out (one complaint, the area to build in is kinda small). The levels are more interesting than the ones before (it snows in the hanger!) and some skaters are new. Graphic push the PS1 to it's limits, looking as good as the original for the Nintendo 64. I was really impressed by this game. Even better than the original.

    ac...more info

  • Hooked on Hawkes
    I'm not a skating fan but after I had played THPS2 i was addicted. On the first day i played it, I couldn't do anything else. I stayed up all night non stop and eventually fell asleep at about 6am. Not only is it addictive but its easy to get a grip of. I admit at first all I did was button bash, but soon I figured out how to gain the most points. The career mode is great if your on your own and graffiti is a great game to play with a friend. The park editor as many options for you to create your dream park. So if you dont have Tony Hawkes Pro skater 2 i suggest ypu get it now....more info
  • My all time favorite video game
    this game is perfect everything is great the characters,controls,music,cheats,create-a-skataer/park,and it never seems dated this is my all-time fave game because it was the first game to truly make we want to collect a game series(tony hawk) my fave skater is bob burnquist and my fave level is school 2 ...more info
  • this game is cool
    this game is cool.More cool neat tricks.The create-a-skate park is cool, and so is the create-a-skater option.This is a must buy game....more info
  • It'll Be The "Die Hard Trilogy" of Video Games!
    Back when the Nintendo Entertainment System was the high-tech video game system, a game called "Skate of Die" came out. It was amazing, it flew of the shelves faster that you could say the title, it started a new mini-genre of games. Over the years, skating games came out trying to do what "Skate of Die" did. Unfortunatly, none of them could. But when "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" came it did what no other game did (no other game but Skate of Die, of course). Just hearing the name, Tony Hawk in a video game title would attract any kid who is normal. It was Neversoft's first release and I think they'll be staying is buisness for awhile. Tony Hawk 1 was simply incredible and brought back that special feeling that Skate or Die put in everybody. And when peolple had finished for Tony Hawk 1, they were craving for something new. Tony Hawk 2 will fill them up just right.

    This game is baiscally just like the first one with a few added features which are very welcome. And more of the first isn't bad either. Some of the new features are the park editor which allows you to build your own park, creat a skater which allows you to create your own skater, and new pros and new locations. Some of the tricks are also different, which was a smart move because it proves that this game is better and "newer." And, like the first one, you don't stop playing for hours. I predict that these sequels will keep coming out until Tony Hawk is no longer. By then, we'll have what could be the "Die Hard Trilogy" of video games!

    So if you don't have this game, go get (duh!) if you don't have the first one, go get both of'em, and if you don't know about then, you are just plain stupid!...more info

  • Tony Hawk Rules!!!
    Tony Hawk really hits it big on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. It can be frustrating, but I can't stop playing it. If you have number 1 you have to buy this....more info
  • Just plain fun - the best game I've ever played
    This game is da bomb!I rented this game a while ago and I can't stop thinking about it ever since. It has everything a game needs, and plus much, much more.

    Evolution - this sequel is an improvement over the first one, considering the success of the first game, this one is a definite hit. All of the good things were kept and added to in this sequel.

    Here are some of the aspects of the game that make it as great as it is: first off - Career mode, can be kind of challenging at times, but earns u money which opens up new tricks, skateboards, skate arenas(parks), etc.

    Another feature is the free skate - as always, great for practice and gettin to know the game better. (there are about 20-30 premade arenas accessible which is another great plus) The Create a skater feature is very simple, and is not the best feature of the game.

    The Park editor mode is great and is pretty easy to use once u learn the basics. With it, people can use their creativity to make the greatest and most fun skate park possible.

    Two-player mode can be the most enjoyable part of the game - battle it out with your friends in games like trick attack, horse, graffiti and tag. As a plus - the game has great music and even incudes a matt hoffman's pro bmx demo with it.

    Overall - this game is really fun for all people who r into extreme sports or people who are just looking for a fun game to play - this is the one....more info

  • Better than the best!
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 rocks! In this game, unlike the first, you can create your own park and skater! They each take up one block of your memory card, but who cares? For one block, that game has great graphics! There's a cheat for it and your skater can fly around! There are even food moves! They're called Melon and Roastbeef. There's a demo of Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX if you go to the Options screen. I hope my reveiw was helpful to you!...more info
  • Pretty fun but very hard.
    Let me start by saying after Crazy Taxi, Tony Hawk 2 has the best video game sound track. Another thing great about this is the create a park, I found myself having more fun creating the park than playing the actual game. Now about the actual game, Tony Hawk 2, is very challenging. I have been gaming for a long time (92-01). In all my experience I would have to say that Tony Hawk 2 is the hardest sports game to be 100% complete in. If you can not unlock the cool stuff you will just have to use cheats. The graphics by todays standard are medicore. I reccomend to rent it first before buying it. And if you are good enough you can skate as Spiderman (or just get him with cheats.) This game is pretty fun. To say it is perfect is wrong. Still fun though....more info
  • dont wipeout tony!
    i got this game back in '00 and i thought it was the best game on the market. And do you know what? I now think only two other games out marvel it, spyro year of the dragon and Tony Hawk 3. Tony Hawk 2 was a game not ment for it's time. It's like 20,000 leagues under the sea, it was a book about the future and now we can go 20000 leagues under. Tony Hawk has preesed the limits for tony Hawk more than you notice. When my friend told me that Tony Hawk 3 was out for playstation, i went to his house and i thought the console would explode. In this game you can grind, ollie, do lip tricks, flip tricks and specials that will blow your mind! The characters are way cool! There are secret characters too such as spiderman, officer dick and many others. But if you like these games for the secret characters then deffenetly play thps 3! The levels are totaly cool, especially the bull ring mexico there, if you run over the green poop made by the bull you get 200 dollars each time! (just a hint) The only reason i rate this 4 stars is the graphics though. Other than that, everything is 5 baby!...more info
  • More of everything...
    What can I say? If you've enjoyed the first one then you'll easily enjoy this version of THPS.

    The worlds you skate in, the skaters themselves, the tricks, the movement, and the skater - environment interaction HAVE ALL GOTTEN BETTER!

    For those few people who have not seen either THPS 1 or 2 in action, then you've missed out on something spectacular. Some of my friends who don't like the "skateboarding culture" have enjoyed playing THPS. They comment on how smooth and interactive the game is. Anyone (of any age) can pick it up, and immediately start to perform some of the basic tricks. After a short amount of time (say 10 minutes) most people's confidence have built up to the stage where they're trying different combinations of the larger tricks, and trying to skate to (or on) different areas.

    I can't wait for the 3rd installment!...more info

  • Don't rent it- buy it
    I got this like 3 weeks ago and my other 4 games back in December. By far, this is my favorite.(but I still like the others) EveryThing has to be unlocked during career mode and you could buy stats for charesters.(I bought a lot for Tony Hawk, so he is the best in the game statiscally) Well , you have to buy this game!...more info
  • tony hawk 2
    i like the game alot the music is real awosome for a person like me 10 year old kid .... the game,ROCKS...more info
  • A dang good video game
    This game is amazin'. You can do anythin' from makin' a skater, creatin' your own skate park, to makin' your own button combos to do certain tricks

    The new levels are fun, but the objectives can really get complicated and difficult. Luckily, you don't need to beat every objective to unlock the next level

    If you really ain't be wanting this game, please go to a brain surgeon near you. Or maybe don't bother playing video games anymore.

    This game is so good, it's chicken soup for the soul(with high-altitude tricks included)....more info

  • Classic but Dated
    Classic game with a lot of nastalgia if your a long time gamer. Great fun, but it gets old pretty quickly. ...more info
  • Better than the first one, and that was PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Man, am I suprised that Neversoft could make this such a great game!!!! It is so much better than the first one!!! Now, you can make a skater or a park! The music kicks! It also includes a demo of Matt Hoffman's Pro BMX. ......more info
  • Twice as good as the original.
    This game is a huge improvement over the original with new levels, new tricks, new characters and new features. Now you can make your own custom skater and skate park. The only things missing are secret areas in levels in multiplayer. If you have the original, I recommend buying the sequel, because it is twice as good as the original....more info
  • Can't beat the original
    This game, in every way, is twice as good as the first. However, if you own the first one, you won't spend hours upon hours trying to get a high score anymore. The novelty wears off. Still a great edition in your library, especially if you never owned the first one, but it won't suck up as much time....more info
  • TONY HAWKS 2 IS PHAT!
    THE ORIGINAL TONY HAWKS WAS THE GAME THAT SPARKED A LONG LINE OF SKATEBOARDING GAMES NONE OF WHICH CAME EVEN CLOSE TO BEING BETTER THAN TONY HAWKS 1 BUT NOW A GAME HAS BEEN BETTER AND WHO ELSE TO DO IT BUT TONY WITH TONY HAWKS 2. WHEN IT COMES TO SEQUELS YOU MIGHT THINK ITS JUST THE SAME OLD STUFF WITH A FEW NEW CHARACTERS AND LEVELS, NOT THE CASE HERE AS WELL AS NEW CHARACTERS AND A WHOLE SET OF NEW LEVELS AND PARKS YOU GET THE CHANCE TO CREATE YOUR OWN DREAM PARK AND YOUR OWN SKATERS BUT THATS NOT ALL THE ENTIRE FEEL OF THE GAME HAS BEEN IMPROVED AND IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL. NEVER BEFORE HAS SKATEBOARDING BEEN SO MUCH FUN! (AND SAFE)....more info
  • awesome
    i got this game when it first came out and it was just AMAZING. unfortunately, i lost it. i have all of the new ones (including american wasteland) and i think that THPS2 is one of the best, besides THPS4 and THUG. I love this game!...more info
  • TONY HAWK 2 IS AWESOME!!!
    THIS GAME IS AWESOME! I HAVE HAD IT FOR 3 OR 4 YEARS NOW AND I STILL PLAY IT ALONE AND WITH MY FRIENDS. IT HAS GOOD GRAPHICS, EXCELLENT GAMEPLAY, GOOD SOUND AND GREAT MULTIPLAYER. THEIR ARE ONLY A COUPLE FLAWS IN THIS GAME AND THEY ARE: IN THE FREE SKATE MODE IT DOESNT KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SCORE; THE GRAPHICS SOMTIMES MAKE IT LOOK UNREAL. THATS REALLY ALL THERE IS(THAT I'VE NOTICED) THAT MAKE THIS GAME GET A 4. P.S. DONT BUY POKEMON SNAP IT SUCKS BADLY IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE LOOK FOR MY REVIEW ON IT. HAPPY GAMING...more info