Summary: I bought this game recently after being disappointed with SSX 3. X-Games Snowboarding 2 is, I've found, consistently reviewed negatively for being so difficult. That is exactly what I enjoyed about the game. While SSX 3 has beautiful graphics and a very good frame-rate [both superior to x-games] There was no real challenge. There was no reasonable growth [you go from insane stunts to ridiculously unrealistic stunts].
Summary: Anyone who has ever snowboarded will be dumbstruck of how real this game is. It is not like ssx, still a real fun game, where you do loops on platic ramps or snowboard in hawaii around volcanos. This is so far the only game that allows you to create a snowboarder. At first it can be really hard and frustrating but it is still really cool. Has all the reall pros and snowboard brands. For the price it is the best.
Summary: This is truly the best PS2 snowboarding game! It is way more realistic than SSX Tricky. You can't pull off mega flips like SSX, but that is a good thing. The graphics are good, and it is fast with no slowdown. The music is good too. Including such bands as Powerman 5000, Static-X, The Vandals, and AFI. My only complaint about this game is that grinding is so easy, thanks to Konami trying to appeal to the SSX fans. Forget SSX, BUY THIS GAME!!!!
Summary: here's an initial warning: this game isn't going to be everyone's thing. no game is, right? however, i loved this game. espn winter x-games snowboarding 2002 (quite a title, eh???) consists of, for starters, x-games mode in which you play thru the x-games as any one of 13 pro snowboarders. there are 4 x-games events to play (per character) and 2 freeride tracks to mess around on. also included is the amazing snowboarder mode.