Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

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  • THPS2 Intro Music: Guerrilla Radio by Rage Against the Machine

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a skateboarding video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It is the second instalment in the Tony Hawk's series of sports games and was first released for the PlayStation in 2000.

Playable Skaters in THPS2:

  • Tony Hawk
  • Bob Burnquist
  • Steve Caballero
  • Kareem Campbell
  • Rune Gilfberg
  • Eric Koston
  • Bucky Lasek
  • Rodney Mullen
  • Chad Muska
  • Andrew Reynolds
  • Geoff Rowley
  • Elissa Steamer
  • Jamie Thomas
  • Spider-Man

The Soundtracks for THPS2:

  • Rage Against the Machine - "Guerrilla Radio"
  • Papa Roach - "Blood Brothers"
  • Anthrax & Public Enemy - "Bring the Noise"
  • Naughty by Nature - "Pin the Tail on the Donkey"
  • Bad Religion - "You"
  • Powerman 5000 - "When Worlds Collide"
  • Millencolin - "No Cigar"
  • The High & Mighty - "B-Boy Document 99"
  • Dub Pistols - "Cyclone"
  • Lagwagon - "May 16"
  • Styles of Beyond - "Subculture"
  • Consumed - "Heavy Metal Winner"
  • Fu Manchu - "Evil Eye"
  • Alley Life - "Out With the Old"
  • Swingin' Utters - "Five Lessons Learned"

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 uses the same game engine as its predecessor while improving the graphics and the gameplay, most notably with the introduction of manuals and cash rewards.

The game takes place in a three-dimensional urban environment permeated by van ambience of rock and hip-hop music. The player takes control of a variety of famous skateboarders and either perform skateboarding tricks or collects certain objects.

The game offers several modes of gameplay, including a career mode in which the player must complete objectives and evolve their character's attributes with earned profits, a free-play mode in which the player may skate without any given objective, a multiplayer mode that features a number of competitive games, and a level editor that allows the player to create customized levels.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was critically acclaimed upon release and remains one of the highest-rated video games of all time, as well as the highest-rated sports video game.

All versions of the game were praised, including its addictive gameplay, large environments, detailed graphics, fluid and precise controls, customization features and punk/hip-hop soundtrack, with some minor criticisms directed at the lack of a first-person camera and the truncated soundtrack of the Nintendo 64 version.

Here you can watch all the Pro Skater Movies from THPS2. Many thanks to LilShootDawg's Skate Archive for putting it together.

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