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GF Rating
7.3

3378 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Tony Hawk's Pro what?

posted by skatac10 (NAPLES, FL) Jan 26, 2009

Member since Apr 2007

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Skate 2 is great, and its a very good compliment to last years, Skate.

There are sooo many more tricks to do...
like plants, grab flips, grab grinds, its fun.

The game itself is more clearer and less fuzzy then last years.

This is a very frustrating game as well.

The goals and challenges are wayyy harder then last years.

They actually require thought and perfect execution to do..

This game has a ton of gameplay and will keep you busy for a while.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Stoked

posted by pucker (ESCONDIDO, CA) Jun 14, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

As a non-skater but a former bmx rider, I was absoutly amazed at this game.

The aspect of finding lines and able to hit any gap or piece of city property in a free world environment is the greatest thing. On top of the most challenging missions and events in the game I've ever experinced, I never wanted to put it down.

The only negative thing I experienced was sending it back to Gamefly. Now if EA could make a game like Skate 2 but with bmx and surfing.......

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good game, but in desperate need of work and patch

posted by OdinsFox (TAMPA, FL) Jan 25, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

14 out of 20 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

I was let down once I got into it even after playing the demo many times. This game feels like it was rushed out the door and could have used a few more months in game testing. There are several glitches, the challenges can be INCREDIBLY difficult and frustrating, and finally it has severe input lag.

The game can get very glitchy, ie, falling for no reason, landing wrong, incorrect tricks when you put them in the same, pedestrians diving infront of you, lots of things like that that can be funny but most of the time will leave you saying WTH.
Now the challenges are good at teaching you most of the time but after a bit can be very very hard to complete, you literally have to do it perfectly as the game wants it or you will have to retry. On some challenges I have retried literally over 50 times just trying to get it how the game wants it, or it fails you. Even when you do it the game won't recognize it sometimes. And the difficulty keeps going up soon getting into challenges that are 3+ tricks long when it is hard to even land the first on correct. The slightest wrong flick of the right stick will ruin you, or from the left stick will throw off your angle completely.
The physics system suffers severely from random glitches, like sliding up a rail then suddenly shooting 30 feet in the air, hitting the ground and having every limb spaz out in every direction, and other things like gaining speed or air can be very difficult even when doing what it says, the slightest mistake and you just lost all momentum.
Walking is incredibly laggy, and input also lags randomly during gameplay.
One last thing to mention is the restart, like when you crash and it restarts you back on the track. Only thing is it restarts you right infront of what you crashed into so you must get off your board, walk, then get back on, very annoying.
If you aren't a huge fan of skating it won't hold your interest long as it is very frustrating and that takes alot of the fun out and feels like a chore.

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