Tony Hawk's Underground 2

released on Oct 04, 2004

You've been chosen by Tony Hawk to compete against Bam Margera's team in the World Destruction Tour. In an all-new storyline, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 takes you to skateparks around the world, where you can spray your custom tag, slap stickers, and even create new skate lines. Now you can play as yourself, as your teammates, or as more than 20 special skaters. If you're feeling nostalgic for older Tony Hawk games, you can try Classic mode, which challenges you to accomplish your favorite goals, such as Secret Tape and High Score.

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The Jackass TV show really melted the minds of young boys in the early 00's, didn't they? More damaging than porn, I guess...
It's a very nice skateboarding game with good gameplay, creative scenarios, and an awesome soundtrack. The story is about Tony Hawk competing with a fellow pro-skateboarder and pro-junkie, Bam Margera, to do... something... I don't remember. The game tries to be edgy and rebellious (a reference to the Jackass and Viva La Bam TV shows), but looks goofy and stupid trying to appeal to western teenagers. It's pathetic, you know? Good game in general, very fun.

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Despite a lot of people being sour on the direction of the series, I absolutely love this game and will still go back to this and plow through the whole story with the fun "goals" system that is very much like quests in a Tony Hawk game.

Effectively unplayable on GameCube controls (the weather balloon mission in Skatopia feels impossible with them), but otherwise this perfectly balances the crisp THPS skateboarding formula and the 2000s obsession with the most raw, foul, despicable sense of stupidity. A vast improvement on its predecessor in arguably every way. If I have any complaint it's that while I do love the rapid-fire, go-at-your-own-pace mission structure here - it also lends itself to being able to crank out this entire game on multiple difficulties in just a few hours. That's barely even a gripe though, considering that I've put countless hours into this over two decades' time and would gladly replay it again in its entirety at a moment's notice. Some of the tightest levels in the whole series, God-tier soundtrack, murders row of secret skaters (including you know who), and an excellent amount of Bam Margera. Classic mode essentially doubles the size of the game, with equally ripper levels to boot. I'm also a massive Jackass fan, so I have zero complaints about this story feeling like a thinly-veiled extension of it. The carefree atmosphere this thing spins is one hell of a tonic, and I doubt it will ever, ever get old.