Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - PlayStation
- 1 or 2 Players
- Vibration Function Compatible
- Analog Control Compatible
- New Pros and New Tricks
- Multiple Play Modes
- Platform: PlayStation
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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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
- More objectives per level than previous game
- 13 pro skaters, with different outfits and boards
- Soundtrack lacks freshness of original
- More of same stuff we saw in original
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Top Customer Reviews
I got this game at a Game Stop for 4.99 but I think it's worth 44.99. The create-a-skater fits my nature and the crazed taxi drivers on the NY, NY level and the guy on the golf cart going a hundred miles an hour on the school level I thought were great works of art. Don't buy Pro Skater 4. Buy Pro Skater 2 and see a great classic of the 90s.
Most recent customer reviews
Brings me back to my childhood. The hours spent playing this game is all coming back to me now that I'm in my mid-twenties. That's all I have to say... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Murray
The game is great as I had it for years but lost my copy. Bought this one, said it was used but plays perfectly fine. Read morePublished on July 4 2011 by annon
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!Published on May 9 2004
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.Published on Dec 20 2002
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... Read morePublished on July 10 2002