Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2x (Original Xbox) by Activision

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2x (Xbox) by Activision Box Art

Xbox 360 backwards Compatible

North Amercian Release Date: November 15, 2001.

Region(s) Released: North America

High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p
Widescreen Supported (16:9): No
System Link Support: Yes

Average Overall Score:
8.36 / 10

For the record, this game is NOT just a PS2 or Dreamcast port, like some others games coming to the Xbox. It takes advantage on the Xbox?s powers, networking and graphics."

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to the best skateboarding game ever. Players can ride with the skills of Tony Hawk, the most recognized skateboarding pro of all time, or as any of the pros from the star-studded cast.

One of the game's latest features allows players the freedom to create custom characters from scratch. Each character has the power to perform hundreds of tricks in a variety of realistic, challenging environments. Also new for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a skatepark editor feature that lets players build their own terrain with ramps, funboxes, rails and more. In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, the ability to take skateboarding to the next level rests firmly in your hands.


Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Cheat Codes

      Unlock Everything
When in career mode, pause the game and hold down the 2 trigger buttons and hit start, A, white, up, right, down, A, Y, B, A, B, Y. It will spell out SATURDAYBABY, and will unlock everything.

User Reviews

Score: 84
Overall User Average: 8.37 / 10 (83.6%)
Gameplay User Average: 8.80 / 10
Graphics User Average: 8.34 / 10
Sound User Average: 8.71 / 10
Date reviewed: November 7, 2003.

Overall: This was inspired by Thugs release. Anyway this is TH 2 with some added new levels and badass looking grass.
Gameplay: The controlls seem to have been tightened in a good way. I am able to get off bigger combos and manual longer. Everything esle is the same. There are new levels though that are up to par with the other hawk levels. Nothing compares to the school though ;)
Graphics: The grass in this game is amazing. Seriously best grass ever. I dont know why it hasnt carried through to the other three THPS titles on the box. The characters look much better than ps of course.
Sound: Good sountrack and you can have custom soundtrack like the other hawk series. The grinding and bailing sounds are good.
Suggestions: Needs live

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: November 4, 2003.

Overall: This game is a nice addition to the Tony Hawk series, in it you can play through the entire first and second games with the addition of around three exclusive Xbox only levels. There are tons of stuff to master and tons of moves to pull off the keep you playing a while.
Gameplay: Gamplay is what these games are about, there are tons of different things to complete, tons of levels, and tons of tricks to do. This is a good game and will keep you playing for a while.
Graphics: Visualy it is pretty good, nowere close to the standards of today but the game still looks good and is fun to play.
Sound: The music in these types of games always seems to be good and this game is no exception the music is pretty good.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: October 30, 2003.

Overall: I've never played a skateboarding game before I decided to give THPS2x a try, and I only got this one because it was so cheap I couldn't pass it up. Technically it achieves it's purpose, and it was fairly easy for me as a newbie to pick it up and play. I was pulling off some impresive stunts within the first few minutes of gameplay. I can't really compare it to the 3rd and 4th installment of the TH series because I've never tried them, but I liked this one. While it was mildly fun, I found it to be kind of disposable. The only thing that kept me playing was to see new environments and to upgrade my skills. Bottom line is that it didn't convert me into a skateboarding game fan, but it was fun enough to hold my interest for short time periods.
Gameplay: Like I said above, the game plays very easy and in no time I was doing some cool stunts. I still am far from mastering the game, and there are a few areas and items that I have trouble figuring out how I am supposed to reach, but overall it is easy enough.
Graphics: Environments and the characters look solid. I got a lot of chances to watch the characters fall down because that was what I do best. There was occassional collision detection problems when your character falls down, but everything else was fine.
Sound: THPSK2XPF2 (or something like that) has great sound effects, great use of custom soundtracks, everything in the sound category was just great.
Suggestions: Lose the "x" at the end of the title, and make the title shorter so the initials are smaller and easier to write. How about Tony 2. That way when I write a review I can just use T2. THPS2x is just too long as is. These are important issues I have!

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: September 2, 2003.

Overall: This one is just like the other tony hawks the only difference is that there is no Bob Burnquist.
Gameplay: Its cool to play entertaining if you have nothing else to do, anyways you are going to be tired of it some day so buy it if you want.
Graphics: Its a?ight although I would rather buy Tony Hawk 4 now that it is for sale.
Sound: Yeah the fact that you can put your own soundtracks makes the game a little bit more entertaining.
Suggestions: -WORK-

Overall: 60 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: November 18, 2002.

Overall: A very fun game. It was fun on playstation, but it has really improved on the xbox. Graphics are excellent, and the gameplay doesent get old for about a month. But there are a few annoying flaws in it. Sound is great.
Gameplay: Very fun for a month or so. I think they could give it a more realistic approach... but the way they do approach it is very intriguing. I dont really like getting the secret tape and such, but ya know :P. Multiplayer is ok, but i think there should be more contests where you and more players face other npc's competing for medals.
Graphics: Nice. Drastic improvement over the playstation. Could still use some work though, to live up to the xbox's potential.
Sound: Excellent soundtrack. Perfect for skating.
Suggestions: Make more competitions, and make a better multioplayer mode. I think someone needs to make a skating game with a storyline.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 12, 2002.

Overall: A really fun game. If you like Tony Hawk 2 or 1 or any Tony Hawk game you should buy this game right now.
Gameplay: Gets boring after 5 months but about this time it was really fun.
Graphics: Graphics are pretty good, faces, and the blood look pretty fake in this game. Also the skaters can be improved.
Sound: Nothing that intersting basically no sound and the soundtrack isn't the best in the world.
Suggestions: A fun game.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: September 8, 2002.

Overall: This game is pretty fun....It's got cool skaters...nice graphics, multiplayer. Everythings pretty good just this game is old and gets boring after awhile if you know what i mean.
Gameplay: The controls are cool and easy to learn. It has many options like career mode which is cool and fun as well with a great multiplayer. Prett great job here!
Graphics: Its got pretty nice visuals but compared to some games it kidna sucks....oh well its stil lgood for the actual game. The skaters are ok...rails and stuff are good with environment....Overall its an ok job.
Sound: Well its got music that can get annoying but is ok. Then all hte grunts and stuff are pretty good too...I could care less about this part of the game though.
Suggestions: i dunno

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: September 7, 2002.

Overall: I have got to say this was the worst tony hawk game. I know it has 2 games in one but there was just somthing to it that didn't flow.
Gameplay: The controls were ok. It is the second best controller. I think ps2 has better controls for the tony hawk series but these are still good.
Graphics: The graphics is probally the best thing in the game. There are still some poorly done images but they arent that bad.
Sound: The sound to the game was good. The music sounded very clear and enjoyable. The skating also had a nice sound.
Suggestions: Good Idea for a game, but do a better job if you do it again.

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: August 26, 2002.

Overall: If you've never played a Tony Hawk game and have any interest in doing so, this is the game for you. Tons of levels, excellent controls and gameplay. Hardcore Tony Hawk fans may not get enough new here to warrant a purchase though.
Gameplay: Even the original Tony Hawk levels still hold up. Almost a platform game in level design, the series set the standard for a new genre and only Aggressive Inline has been able to match/improve the formula. The transition for TH2 to TH1 and the extra levels should've been better developed. By the time you reach the TH1 levels you're stats are going to be maxed. Otherwise this is the quintessential Tony Hawk game.
Graphics: Very good graphics, with some minor tweaking for the Xbox, but nothing spectacular. Solid framerate.
Sound: I don't pay much attention to sound in games. Custom soundtrack feature is cool, but you have to crank the music volume up and SFX volume way down to be able to hear your own songs for some reason...

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: August 7, 2002.

Overall: Do I really need to tell you how awesome this game is? Can anyone please take me on THPS2x online? I already owned one person- I doubt you can break 5 Million points in 2 minutes like me :P
Gameplay: Awesome.Awesome.Awes
Graphics: I have it THPS2 for DC and Xbox, xbox of course is better, but DC was first system with good graphics
Sound: Awesome. Nice skateboarding sounds.
Suggestions: Well I get THPS until 2015, so no complaints.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: July 29, 2002.

Overall: I'm not really into Skating but I thought I'd give it a try. This is a fun game, I wish it some some type of training mode like DOA3.
Gameplay: It's fast pace becuase you dont have to push a button to move. You're always moving and it's hard to stop.
Graphics: The graphics are cool but the colors seem a bit dreary.
Sound: Thank goodness you can use your own tracks. The default ones suck big time.

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 70 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: May 29, 2002.

Overall: This is a great tony hawk game, due to the huge selection of levels, and good graphics. The five new levels really aren't that great, but if you really love tony hawk 1 and 2, or you don't own them, then you should buy this
Gameplay: This is basicly the same gameplay as the other Hawk games. The controls are just about the best in any extreme sport game. This game might get old quickly though, if you already have tony hawk 1 and 2
Graphics: This is the best graphics out of any tony hawk game. The graphics are actually better than in tony hawk 3, due to the superior vertex shading, superior bump mapping, and volumetric grass. There isn't really that much of a difference, but tony hawk 3 is more of a port with an extra level.
Sound: The sound is great. The falls are crisp, the board is realistic, and the ability to add your own soundtracks really adds to the game.
Suggestions: Make a tony hawk greatest hits, with all the levels from tony hawk 1 all the way to 4 (when it comes out). Also make the games harder to beat (they're to easy for tony hawk experts).

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 11, 2002.

Overall: Before XBOX came out, we all have to admit to owning a playstation, or at least knew someone who owned one. Now, we all loved Playstation, because sadly we didn't know the power of technology that was up ahead for us. Although at the time, we thought that Playstation had the greatest graphics, it wasn't just about was the how fun it was. Face it, we would all rather play a really fun game with crappy graphics then a crappy game thats not fun at all. Anyways after all this being said, it goes to show that most of us real gamers have played Tony Hawks 1 and 2 and most likely beat it too. However, this is the games problem. Since just about everyone has played Tony Hawks 1 and 2, this game is exactly that. A combination of Tony Hawk and its sequel in one. The only thing that is changed, is the spectacular graphics (XBOX, duh!) and extra levels you can obtain after beating the game. But you can't take away that addictive gameplay that keeps us playing all night until you finish everything and get bragging rights. You also still get your fix of unrealistic tricks that not even Tony Hawk himself can perform. If you have already beat and mastered any of the 2 other Tony Hawks, I suggest you only rent this game, or buy Tony Hawks 3...but if you haven't, this is a great skateboarding game that you'll have a fun time playing.
Gameplay: Just like all the other Tony Hawks, the controls are very easy to catch on to, and are very well layed out on the controller. The problem with the controls, is not really the controls...its the controller's fault. As you can see, the 4 buttons(a,b,x,y) are very close together, which causes alot of problems. You always find yourself slipping of the ollie button on to the grap button, which makes you grap on a low ollie which makes you bail because your not high enough. This can be very frusterating, because you might be gathering up your special to attempt to clear a big gap or do a special move and then you have to restart again, for nothing. However, there is a solution to every problem, and taht is just what i'm going to share with you. Your first solution, would be that you wait until April when the new XBOX controller S will come out, which is smaller then the original and has the 4 buttons spread out. Or if your one of those poeple who is always rushing, you can go pick up a mad catz controller, that looks really cool and has nice grips on the sides. But be aware, one of my friends told me that he bought a Mad Catz controller but said he took it back because the grips on the sides make it feel really uncomfortable, so theres something to think about the next time your on the way to the store.
Graphics: As i've mentioned before, for those of you that have played previous versions of Tony Hawks, you will notice the amazing difference in graphics and they will just blow you away, they are simply unbeleivable. A thing you have to be quite blind to not notice, would be the little pieces of uncut grass that you can see everywhere. Its really cool, and its something you probably won't see on any other system. Before I go on any further, I'm just going to state the fact right away so it doesn't bother with me anymore after reading other poeple's reviews. All the game reviews that you are reading, are all obviously for XBOX, so in my opinion we should have the 'Visual Appeal' part taken out. Why? you may ask. Well its simple, its XBOX, thats why. I will give anyone $20 if they can find a game for XBOX where they can honestly say it has crappy graphics. It just wouldn't make sense. So, therefore, This review of mine will be the last one were i will go on about the graphics, because I just don't need to.
Sound: One of the things in this game that I don't really enjoy, is the crappy wanna be punk music that takes over the soundtrack. I'm not really into punk, thats why I have a negative opinion towards it, but punk lovers, this is the soundtrack for you. However, besides the soundtrack, the sound fx are really good. The grinds sound like grinds and when the board lands hard, it sounds exactly like a real board smacking hard. Another thing that they can thinking on working on the skaters growns. When they fall, they make a cheap grunt that makes you laugh everytime you hear it. It would be cool if they recorded the actually skaters voices and made them say something that they would say in real life, They also record them bailing, that would be even sweeter in a realistically amzing way.
Suggestions: Make it longer and a more challenging, because once you beat the game you get bored of it(maybe an extra mode). You can also make the skaters sounds better and more realistic. Unlock other pro skateboarders. Also make an online option, it would be cool if we can have competitions against people all around the world in differents types of skating(vert,street and maybe big air). You should make different modes like Vert mode where it only foccuses on vert and a street mode where it only foccuses on street and so on. Another thing that would be cool, would be if you had like a Skateboarding School mode, where you would go to various skateboarding schools trying to complete the tasks to pass on to better schools, then reach your final goal, a professional Skateboarder. It would be like a professional Skateboarder mode, like in ESPN Winter X Games..and you would start off with nothing, and there would be money and you can go to skateparks and film and everything like that, you can really go far on a lot of things, and that would make a really sick game, i know it would be killer...cuz i'm a sk8er myself.And for another suggestion, maybe you can make a mode where it looks more at a skateboarders view of things. Like all the things like training and competitions and award ceremonys and even partys, but then again, i'm only dreaming.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: March 10, 2002.

Overall: The game is awesome, it is a compliation of the greatest hits of the TONY HAWK series. I really love the fact that this game has all of the previous installments and several really nice additions specifically for the Xbox.
Gameplay: The game plays so smooth,,,, there is no slow down that I have noticed. The levels are big and have nice detail, it seems like you can grind almost anythig and there are enough levels and skaters to keep you very busy for a long while. I like the way that the goals are set-up the difficult increases from level to level forcing you to become a better

There were a few particular tasks in certain levels that I found annoying and over burrdening, but overall the game was a blast.

There is even a park editor to add more replay value to this game,,, I could play for days,,, and I have lol.

The other part I love is the multiplayer games, I have been kicking my little sisters but quite reguarly, but she is practicing and soon I fear I will be on the recieving end,,, luckily for me I just got THPS3 and she will have to go through that learning curve again.
Graphics: Graphics are nice, there is a cool blur thing that happens when you have completed several difficult moves, this signifies that you have power to do a special move. Blades of grass are presented in nice detail, I like the wooden ramps, they do not look fake like on the PS.
Sound: Great, glad to see someone knows how to add the option to allow us to play our own music from the hard drive. The original soundtrack is dope tho~ I mean there is Gorillaz, Greenday, Rage Against the Machine and others. Very nice.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 5, 2002.

Overall: A great game. The graphics are nice. Game play is fun. Many new levels to enjoy. Same options as in the PS2 edition. Just wish we got THPS3 earlier. If you have the other two on another console I would pass, but if you are a fan of THPS2X than this is a game to get.
Gameplay: Gameplay is fun. You can do the insane tricks and creat-a-skater just like in PS2. Some new levels (5) make the game more fun. Controls are very easy. You can use the joy-stick or the D-pad. Whatever feels better for you. Gameply is very well done.
Graphics: There isn't much different in the graphics except for the grass. You can actually see the individual blades. Other than that there really isn't a giant change. But the visuals do look nice.
Sound: Just like in THPS1 the sound is awsome. You are able to burn your CD's into the harddrive and play them in the game. This featur is only on Xbox. This gives the sound an extra boost over the other consoles.
Suggestions: Come out with THPS4 at the same time with the other consoles. Get some online action started.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 1, 2002.

Overall: This is a great game. I didn't think it would be that good of a game but I was wrong. It has everything that TH1 and 2 had plus extras. I recommend buying this game if you really like TH1 and 2.It is a great alternative to TH3. It has multiplayer so you can have four players and that is a big improvement.
Gameplay: The gameplay is excelllent. It has all the levels from the first and second tony hawk plus five extra levels that are very fun. It is not a game you can rent and beat in two days and return. There is hidden characters and the skater's movies are fun to watch.
Graphics: The graphics on this game are very good. Looking at the old levels redone is very cool. Everything in the game looks very real.
Sound: The sound is the best part of the game. It is one of the games that support the soundtrack option, so you can play your own music while skating. Also the TH soundtrack is very good also. The grinding sounds more realistic than any other game and so does the skateboard.
Suggestions: I would suggest to have a few more levels and maybe an extra skater. It was a great game!

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: February 26, 2002.

Overall: This was a fun game. I don't think I'll get tired of this for a while. The controls were like Playstation, but the graphics were much better. I liked the music. The levels are cooler than on Playstation.
Gameplay: Like I said, controls were easy. There were many tricks to do. I'm not a skater and I still found this game fun. I really liked the levels. They were large with many jumps and grinds.
Graphics: It had great graphics, like most Xbox games. The characters looked realistic. I didn't like how there were X's everywhere. That was kind of corny.
Sound: Good music for skaters. I liked the sound affects. The grinds and jumps etc. sounded real. The voices were good too.
Suggestions: Nope, it was a good game.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: February 20, 2002.

Overall: This is a great addition to the Tony Hawk series. It has awesome graphics, very good soundtrack, lots of levels (24-I think), and is a really fun game. The game is somewhat easy if your an experienced Tony Hawk gamer, but somewhat challeging for newbies to the series. I beat the whole game in an hour and a half, but thats because I have it on my computer. This is a great game that people must play.
Gameplay: The gameplay is solid. They even fixed a few things like when your grinding a rail and run into a wall you don't crash anymore(they alos fixed this in THPS3 on PS2.) The controls are very easy to master and with all the levels and characters there is tons of replay value.
Graphics: The games graphics are much better the than normal THPS2. I also would dare to say that they made THPS2X look better thatn the PS@ version of THPS3.
Sound: The sound is good. The sound effects add to the feel and the soundtrack is very catchy. One downside is that the sound track is very repetitive. Luckily, you have the option of uploading your own soundtrack.
Suggestions: Make more Tony Hawk. I beat THPS3 to easily(PS2 version.) I can't wait. Only 2 weeks untill THPS3 for XBox. One thing for THPS4. Make it much harder. Its getting to easy.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 50 %

Date reviewed: February 5, 2002.

Overall: I like this game because it was very addictive like all the THPS games, and it had the best frame rate and graphics I've never seen in a boarding game,.. Boy what a difference from the PSOne series =D
Gameplay: The controls are simple yet effective and the movement is quick to learn. There are many levels so I couldn't actually get tired of the game even renting it two times =) The only thing I could complain about is the fact that it IS a skateboard game, and I hate to be stuck to the ground and not being able to do flips =D
Graphics: Very, very sweet graphics indeed, smooooooth frame-rate, awesome shadows/lightning, what to say =p Really I was impressed. The detail textures are really remakable.
Sound: It is one of the only games where you can use your HDD-saved music files and this feature is sweet because I hate punk music. The sound effects are good but not excellent, the same as the original THPS2 I guess...
Suggestions: Add quests and multiplayer!! Well ummm wait that'll be THPS3 =D Okay then stick with the concept, and maybe try out a snowboarding game, the THPS controls are just so great =)

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: January 28, 2002.

Overall: fantastic play. excellent in each and every way. the levels are fun, chalenging and as usual, there are plenty of things to do.
Gameplay: fun to say the least. i have yet to tire of the game and i have only played one character in career mode. i have months left to play.
Graphics: beautiful. looks as good as the PS2 game and is a fantastic port. i pity PS2 players when they see the xbox version of 3.
Sound: 2 words: hard drive. nothing beats ripping your own soundtrack and playing your own mixes. get tired of a song - delete it and find another.
Suggestions: where's 3 and 4??!!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: January 26, 2002.

Overall: The game it's self is good. The only problem I have is that they have made too many Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and yet, there making a Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4.. what else are they gonna add to it? They basicly got everything down for skateboarding...
Gameplay: The game is pretty addicting because you want to get as many tapes as possible. But then after a while it will start to get boring. Thats the only thing that I dont like. I mean its just, okay... I had enough. New game.
Graphics: The graphics didnt really change all that much. Maybe the ramps and stuff looked a little darker and cooler but that is just about it.
Sound: Eh.. The sound is actually good for every game. Dont even know why they actually have this section in the ratings.
Suggestions: Dont make any more Tony Hawk games. It's getting OLD!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: January 25, 2002.

Overall: Good, The skaters look realistic and the bails look equally painfull. The skateparks are different in design and offer hours of gaming fun. If you do feel you are getting bored with the game then change to another proskater and improve his/her abilities. The main menu of this game is easy to use and navigate. Sound effects are good but I think a little more could be used. This is during career mode when you choose a proskater or create your own. I love the fact of uploading my own music to the gameplay. However in skatepark editor mode when I am brushin up on some tricks I would like the music to shuffle instead of the repeat song. I like gaining specials and that time limit factor in career mode makes this game challenging.
Gameplay: This is a technical game. This game you are constantly pushing buttons for grinds, manuals, and 9 hundreds. It took me a day or so to pick up on the moves and so it should. With the skatepark editor, skater creator and career mode THPSx2 is the worth the price tag.
Graphics: The details of the skaters and skateparks are excellent. When the skater bails I feel the pain because of it realism. I never thought I would be bustin kickflips in a london club. Techno lights and my own music, its sick. The skatepark editor is good, the preset parks are a good way to get started however I think they could be expanded to completely different dimensions then available. Like instead of 30x60 use the outline of the venice beach level.
Sound: Its good for what is used, grinding noise, grunts when the skaters bail. I would like random play on the skate editor section with my own music.
Suggestions: Uploading songs to the xbox is a GREAT idea. Work with that idea and create random play mode in the skatepark editor. Use different dimensions for the sp editor such as a actual level (Venice beach) except for the hits and have more women skaters. Maybe add some twists to the game, goofy stuff such as cartoon character skaters or even grandpaw fred on his electric powered skateboard with handrails. Could you imagine that??

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: December 27, 2001.

Overall: At first I thought this was going to be a direct port, judging by some of the rumors I read before hand, well, they were all wrong. This game is a direct port... plus a lot of new things to please the veteran Tony Hawk player. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x looks way better than the originals (expected on XBOX); it's smoother, and better graphically than all other games in the Tony Hawk series. There are some new levels introduced here, including the "Bull Ring", trust me, you'll love that level, along with a Philadelphia level, which actually extends into a level which was in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2! What a way to deliver a game that was quite possibly on the bubble for triumph or tragedy.
Gameplay: The graphics in 2x are amazing, the movements are smoother and more eye pleasing, the wall, grass, and cement textures are all improved, and even the ramps look authentic to a tee! Thanks to the power of the XBOX, Neversoft was able to drastically improve the Skate Park Editor function, the original editor was pretty sketchy, but this one is flawless! Female players will now be able to enjoy the game to its fullest, because the Create-A-Skater function was improved, and now female skaters can be created. After you beat the game, there isn't really much you can do but have fun, and having fun is what all of this is about, and trust me, after you beat the game, which I have done, it still is fun! One word of warning, now this didn't make the rating for the Gameplay go down, but it did hurt my thumbs. I currently have blisters on 2 thumbs for playing 4 1/2 hours straight, of course you would expect this from any game, that's what happens when the layout scheme on the controller is a bit crazy!
Graphics: Everything has been redone to use the power of the XBOX console, from the skaters to the grass, everything looks better. The skaters look seamless, no flaws there, the walls, ground, water, and grass all look so realistic, if you didn't have your skater on the screen, you would think it's an actual enviroment. The enviroments look real due to the realtime lighting the developers used the levels look more like enviroments instead of huge empty spaces like in the previous titles. Overall this is a great improovment, thank you XBOX!
Sound: If you never played Tony Hawk 2, and then you will think the soundtrack is great, but then again, most of us have played Tony Hawk 2. The music is a direct copy from Tony Hawk 2, and I was very annoyed to hear it. The sound when your body hits the ground from high above sounds good, but that's just a minor positive along side a HUGE negative. The ability to rip your own music onto the XBOX hard drive and play it in the game is very redeeming; it really saved this section from being a complete flop.
Suggestions: Maybe you should have included some full legnth songs, like in NHL 2002, it would have made the game much better to listen to. Maybe some more levels in the next installment replace the older ones.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 60 %

Date reviewed: December 21, 2001.

Overall: I dont know how this game can get such high scores when it's just like THPS2 but with crappier controls. Thats all gameplay wise - mind you. This game is wonderful if you dont have THPS2 or THPS1. The graphics are almost as good as THPS3 and with new levels plus all the ones from the first, think of this as an expansion to THPS2 of sorts.
Gameplay: Gameplay is exactly identical to THPS2. So, seeing how that's good...I would have to give this a good score..
Graphics: The graphics are great. Treyarch must of taken THPS2, added all the levels, and girl create-a-skater then turned the graphics to THPS3. Too bad the controls feel funny.....
Sound: Great....awesome soundtrack you'll actually know people on here. The sound of grinding a rail and pulling off a Boneless tell you that you're skating.
Suggestions: No. Th only thing I can think of is tweaking the controls. I find it hard to get a response from pushing the thumb stick diagonal.

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: December 16, 2001.

Overall: I really didn't know what to think of this game at first being that I don't skateboard. However, I did liked Amped when I rented it and there wasn't much else in the store for me to choose at. Like Amped, the moves take a bit to get used to, however, it gets to be pretty cool afterwards.
Gameplay: The game is pretty cool to play and even harder to master. For someone like me who isn't a die hard gamer, I found it cool that I can pass levels without too much stress. However, leaving a game is kinda hard. There are like hundreds of confirmation screens of "ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO QUIT?!" It's kinda annoying.
Graphics: Visually, I don't know how much better it is than the ones before. I saw the PlayStation version and this really did not look all too different from it.
Sound: The option of playing your own music is great. This is definately one of the best upgrades of the game.
Suggestions: I guess all the upgrades are coming to the next game. It would have been cool if we just started with that though seeing how this is a new system and the programmers have been planning for it. I really don't see why the [X] needs so many clones of the same theme of games. How about we try different genres of games? Anyway, I'm getting off topic.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: December 10, 2001.

Overall: This game overall is VERY fun. IT has great replay value and after playing online with my SDSL connection and playing 4 player games with no lag i have to say im very glad i bought this game first for my xbox. The only reason i can't give mostly 5.0's for this game is because tony hawk 3 is coming for xbox soon so....... :)
Gameplay: Gameplay wise this game gets a 4.5 from. Very fun and as i said before it has great replay value. So many different tricks and styles of playing as well as making careers and opening new levels!
Graphics: Visual appeal is decent. ITs not dead or alive 3 quality graphics. But the graphics are clear and good quality. The blur affects added on the xbox version of 2 add somewhat.
Sound: Sound quality is great. The music that comes with the game is not as good as tony hawk 3's was on ps2. Thats one thing i'll have to go rip and burn on my xbox hd until thps 3 comes out for xbox in february :)
Suggestions: Yes keep up the good work...for thps4 (assuming you will be making one) or for thps3 if its not a direct port of ps2...please add some more features similar to manuals to connect combos more broadly. The manuals are limited in thps2x and in 3 they are improved by one extra feature. I would like to see more of these features...possibly making it to where you cant use manuals but in certain situations and you have to do another thing to link in another situation. (in other words make it more challenging)

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 70 %

Stone Cold
Date reviewed: December 7, 2001.

Overall: Love this game.....and im not a newbie to the THPS series and find this game having hours of lasting fun.
Gameplay: Awesome.

However with the Xbox controller it will take some getting used to.

But i love playing THPS on the Xbox, the game runs smooth also.
Graphics: I dont care what people say, the graphics in this game kick butt. If you compare it to the other THPS2's you will see a significant diference. The environments, and the grass yum yum, dont get me started on the grass.
Sound: Great Soundtrack.

And the sound of the glass shattering, and the board grinding is perfect.

Couldnt of got any much better here.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: December 3, 2001.

Overall: The overall appeal of this game is great. The graphics are out of this world. You will not be dissappointed with your purchase. One problem that I have come across is it is some what difficult to perform the special tricks. Not a big deal I will just have to keep playing it.
Gameplay: The gameplay is very good. The buttons are the same as the Dreamcast so it is very easy to grasp. I don't believe anyone could honestly say they wouldn't like playing the game.
Graphics: The graphics are great. Tony Hawk and all of the characters look great. Every scene is put together so well that it is really something to see.
Sound: The sound is ok. I do like the idea of downloading your own song onto the Xbox and then replacing the songs on the game with the songs downloaded on your Xbox. That is a great option. The sound effects from the board and the players hitting the ground sounds great. They sound like real people.
Suggestions: I think you need a hints area within the game. It is really sort of hard to find the hidden tapes. You hide them so well. Other then that Great Game.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 29, 2001.

Overall: This game has a lot of things going for it. It has great gameplay, it is very addicting, and the graphics are even decent.
Gameplay: Gameplay is great. It is definately one of the most addicting games that i have played, and one of the most addicting games i ever will play.
Graphics: Decent, but nothing spectacular. The coolest thing is that each blade of grass acts independently and u can actually see the difference, but graphics dont really matter in this type of game that much.
Sound: Being able to play my own songs is definately one of the greatest things that anyone can do in a game. I love doing tricks to "Salty Chocolate Balls" by Chef.
Suggestions: Make it a little bit easier to understand for first-time tony hawk players. For example, i'd do a 540 Method and get so many points. Then i would do the exact same trick again, and it gives me a lot less. Is this supposed to work this way?

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 28, 2001.

Overall: A skaters wet dream if Tony Hawk 3 wasn't just coming out for other systems at the time. Still a game that is a must have if you don't already have th1 or th2.
Gameplay: The gameplay is as fun as its always been. You get to do insane moves without really having to go outside and breaking yourself. Combines the th1 and 2 levels and moves with added levels which can't be beat if you missed out on them before now.
Graphics: This game does not really show off the xbox powers within. The levels look good but the characters should have had much more improvement and detail. The grass sho' is pretty do'.
Sound: what I would say if they had not had the inclusion of make your own soundtrack. They should have thrown new songs on the list instead of just taking from tony hawk 2.
Suggestions: More realistic looking characters, a myriad of hidden stuff is always cool, online tourneys, and more create a character options.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 50 %

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