Excerpt: Once upon a day, there was a skateboard game… Naaaaah. This is the story of a man who came to believe in the coolness of skateboard games. Only a few weeks ago I was a non-believer, and I couldn’t care less about sports games, let alone a skate game.
Anyone with even a remote interest in either the genre or the real-life sport should get this game, provided he or she is willing to invest in a quality gamepad.
25 August 2003
Summary: Though the Tony Hawk series has been appearing on the PC since Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was released in 2000, the popular console series hasn't found the PC audience quite as accepting, even after last year's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 was released with additional online multiplayer capabilities that...
Excerpt: The Tony Hawk franchise has seen success on just about every platform it's touched: PC, GameBoy Advance, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, N64, Xbox, and GameCube. Not all of these ports have been universally great, but the sales show that people love the THPS gameplay.
Summary: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is an incredible game…for the PlayStation. The PC version is only a port of the PlayStation game, and nothing more. The addition of features to take advantage of the PC is limited at best, and the game really could have been special with the addition of PC-like graphics,...
Conclusion: So, if you need a relaxing game, something quick and attractive, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is your ideal solution. If you love skateboarding, kkhhhm, I think you know what to do. And even if you're not into skating, you are sure to love Pro Skater 2. Just don't get too hooked on it...
Pros: Amazingly playable and contagious, a great number of moves, interesting levels and did I mention the music?
Cons: Smaller flaws concerning graphics and interface, mostly as a result of the game's PSX origin.
While it may lack some of the visual flare of today's PC games, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 more than makes up for it with its outstanding gameplay.
3 November 2000
Summary: A little more than a year ago, video game players witnessed a strange phenomenon when Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was released for the PlayStation console. Up until that point, the entire subgenre of extreme sports games - after years of having mediocre games - had a stigma, which caused a lot of...
Conclusion: This is a beautiful, wonderful, and absolutely life-conquering beast of a game… it's the supreme champion of extreme sports gaming, and I just hope that Neversoft don't ruin it by attempting a further update, because I'm absolutely certain they're simply not going to be able to follow this up.