Skate 2 (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts

Skate 2 (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts Box Art

Release Date
January 21, 2009.

Average Overall Score:
8.85 / 10

When the original Skate was released, it became very popular very quickly due to it trying something new and risky for the genre. The Flick-it controls changed how we played skateboarding games and was a very welcome refresh for most. Also being able to somewhat edit your own replays an upload them for anyone to see was quite exciting."

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Monday, February 2, 2009


On Top Of The World
Perform an invert on one of the highest points in the city in career mode
Skater Evolved
Get off your board in career mode
I Like To Move It
Move your first object in career mode
That's the Way
Beat all of Danny Way's film challenges
GVR Champ
Win the GVR Contest
Big Air Champ
Win the San Van-a-Slamma
Still Alive?
Win a Deathrace in career mode
Race Hero
Win all races in career mode
Where's my TV show?
Beat all Rob Dyrdek challenges
SBM Cover
Get the cover of The Skateboard Mag
Thrasher Cover
Get the cover of Thrasher
Meet Slappy
Meet Slappy
How you like them apples?
Acquire all phone numbers for the pros
Anyone Else?
Beat all the pros at Throwdown challenges
New San Van Hero
Call Mikey 10 times
Complete all paths in career mode
Pull the Plug
Drain every pool and fountain in career mode
Real Estate Mogul
Purchase all property in career mode
Spare Parts
All Hall Of Meat paths complete
Fully Sponsored
Obtain all sponsorships
Urban Legend Too
Own all spots in career mode
The Architect
Upload a created spot
The Critic
Rate 10 community videos and photos
Pwn some n00bs
Win an online ranked match
Active Skater
Successfully complete all online freeskate activities with your created skater
Online Legend
Achieve Legend Rank Online
Online Pro
Achieve Pro Rank Online
Amateur Skater
Achieve Amateur Rank Online
Graphically Extreme
Add a custom graphic to your skater
Download and own a community-created spot
Skater's Choice
Win the Skater's choice award in an online ranked match
Juggling Chainsaws
Wipeout at high speed in career mode
Skitched Up
Skitch for 1000 meters or 3000 feet in career mode
Make it Big!
Use Big Black's service 10 times in Career Mode
Running Man
Escape a chase off board in career mode
Spend 30 minutes moving objects in career mode
Good Samaritan
Knock down a security guard chasing another skater in career mode
Need for Speed
Maintain maximum speed for 5 seconds in career mode
Break at least 15 bones in a single wipeout in career mode
Gender Bender
Change your skater's gender
Perform one grass gap of at least 10 meters or 30 feet in career mode
Perform one stair gap of at least 12 meters or 36 feet in career mode
Break 100 bones in career mode
Playing Nice Together
Complete your first online freeskate activity with your created skater
Cooperation is key
Complete 50 online freeskate activities with your created skater
Taste The Mongo (Secret Achievement)
Mongo Push 5000 times in career mode

User Reviews

Score: 88
Overall User Average: 9.50 / 10 (88.5%)
Gameplay User Average: 8.90 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.00 / 10
Date reviewed: January 24, 2009.

Overall: Highly anticipated, Eagerly awaited Skate 2 rolled its way on to the shelves on the 21st of january, and bragging a whole lot more to offer than its first born.
After 5 years of being incarcerated behind bars (? when that happened i dont know)
Your first stop is your freind slappys for some tutorials old and new, and 2 achievements.
After your first few bails and first few lands you emerge out into the city to find old spots you loved, changed for the better (or worse) and new spots all over the place.
Lots of challenges and activities to keep you skating for ages, and lots of spots to keep you skating some more.

The skate revolution DOES Continue.
Gameplay: When you get control of your character for the first time you are told "while you where in prison we learned to walk". Yeah not very well, Granted it is a godsend being able to walk up stairs and position ramps etc, but when your trying to manoeuvre your way up a fire escape to get to a roof or the top of a diving board it kind of feel like pushing a square through a circle.
Although when you have your two feet firmly planted on the board thats when the true gameplay kicks in and you wont be dissapointed from the simple flip tricks to footplants and inverts there is so much more added extras to keep your fingers flickin.

And an added feature which is sure to make you intentionally "bad" at skating is the new bail control system which allows you to intentionally bail from your board and make your character divebomb, swandive,judo kick his way to pain and broken bones HOURS of fun.
Graphics: The city of "New" San Van is huge, and be it from skating the marble inertior of Mongocorp or the cracked alleyway of downton you will never be dissapointed with the look of Skate 2. The way your skater moves into an invert or a brick wall you never feel like your "just getting an animation" rather than everything you do more than once still has a slight difference and its impossible to bail twice the exact same way.
Even your shoes and pants get dirty the more you bail, and you pick up scrapes and brusies along the way. Superb.
Sound: Ahh the lovely sound of flesh grinding away at concerete, of bones breaking cars. Ok maybe i got that mixed up but hey, thats the aim of the game.
The sound is lovley to say the least, skating at high speeds will sound scarey yet cruising around on marble feels and sounds like your skating on clouds. Skating into walls will sounds sore with added "dings and @!%#*!s" when skulls connect with poles just satisfys you that little bit more.
Suggestions: EA have done good with Skate 2 maybe investing a little more time in the minor details would have made a big impact. Face customization, chains/necklaces that dont float above your neck
to the off board phsyics, I've found myself pushing an object then for some reason getting thrown into the air. But hey just adds to the fun.

Overall: 95 %
Gameplay: 89 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 90 %

Skate 2 News

Skate 2 Patch Released
Electronic Arts has pushed through a patch for Skate 2 that addresses a number of outstanding issues with the skateboarding title.

Demo: Skate 2
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