An exclusive Tony Hawk game for the Xbox! And boy is it great...

User Rating: 9 | Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x XBOX
Recommend---Any Tony Hawk fan

Not Recommend---People Who Hate Bad Controls and the Tony Hawk series

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x is a great game. It's an exclusive package for the Xbox that combines Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, as well as new content, with redone visuals to keep up with today's standards (well, for that time). This game pretty much plays out like any other Tony Hawk game before Underground. You have a number of goals to complete in each level, and when you complete anough you unlock new levels and extras. You can collect cash and spend it on new gear and tricks, and you can also unlock new characters (Spider-Man is the best!). Single-player works out by completing THPS2 first, then you unlock the THPS1 levels and goals, and then finally the new content (THPS2x). The new content isn't that great, but it's a nice addition. The multiplayer is just like any other Tony Hawk game, but with no online play. I don't really mind that, though, so it's not a huge issue for me. The graphics are much better than what these games looked like on the PS1, but they're not AMAZING compared to later Tony Hawk games. The sound is good, but nothing to brag about. Finally, the controls are what make this game weird. I HATE playing Tony Hawk games on the Xbox. The controller is horrible for it, and it ruins the experience. This game is ONLY for the Xbox, though, so you have to deal with it. I don't mean the button layout is bad or anything, but just the way it feels in your hands is all muddy. I don't like it. One last thing: I don't know what it is, but this game feels really different than every other Tony Hawk game. It feels like it's a heavily-modified Tony Hawk game made by another company or something. It's not bad, it just feels different. I just thought I should point that out.

Conclusion---If you love Tony Hawk and you have an Xbox, there shouldn't be any reason not to get this game. It's fun, long, and intuitive. The controls feel bad, but it's your only option. Plus, I got this game for $3! You should definitely get it from your local game retailer.