Tony Hawk's Underground (Xbox)
- You are an unknown local skate punk trying to make it big
- Get off your board and explore 9 expansive levels
- Customize and name your own tricks
- Create parks with Skate Park Editor
- For 1 player
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Tony Hawk's Underground (Xbox)
Expecting your standard Tony Hawk's sequel? Think again. This time the developers have come up with a different slant and have achieved something really significant.
The idea this time round is that you start off on the streets with nothing but your board to keep you company. Start skating around, pulling off tricks and sooner or later you'll be spotted; then you start to make your way up the boarding world. That's easier said than done, of course, with a bigger selection of tricks to learn and pull off. The upshot though is that the game presents a high quality, long-term challenge as you slowly make your way to the top.
Something that doesn't work quite as well is the ability to pick up your board and explore on foot. It's theoretically supposed to make things more flexible, but ultimately accounts for the game's few slower moments. However, ultimately Tony Hawk's Underground works spectacularly well. Its gameplay is sublime, the multi-player modes are dangerously addictive and it scores immensely in the value for money stakes too. Easily one of the most playable games on any console out there, it holds appeal for gamers at all levels of experience. --Simon BrewSee all Product description
Top customer reviews
I remember when I first seen the advert. I was about 11ish years old. You could get off the skateboard, I was hooked, I simply had to play this game.
Everything about this game screams Perfection from a TH games point of view. The soundtrack, story, game play & characters were all spot on. They someone managed to create a brilliant villain in a Skateboarding Game!!!
Seriously this game has taken up a massive portion of my childhood and im still loving it to this day. I've had so much practice on this game literally nobody I've met has ever beaten me (and to be fair, im miles away from some of the combos and scores I've seen on this game) this game is easily the peak of Tony Hawk's games. It is fantastic.
Remember when you first played on THPS3? Remember how big the gap was between that and the psone version? Well, that's how you could measure the gap between 4 and underground. Bring able to make and name your own tricks is also pretty cool and although at first it may sound a little daughnting you will get the hang of it. The character physics have been completely overhauled, making them look almost photo-realistic, I'm not joking!
You really have to see the game in motion before you can judge it for yourself but believe me, you WILL NOT be dissapointed one bit!
The control system is as sleek and fluid as with other titles in the Tony Hawk's series, and the graphics, while not on a par with other extreme sports titles like 'Amped 2' are still very good.
The game is a new take on the well trodden Pro-Skater path where you don't just go around doing comps, but instead work your way up the world rankings.
However, in the game there are some very annoying bits, like the driving and walking: This ability to get off your board and explore holds the danger of turning THUG into a GTA type game, and is rather pointless.
The game doesn't have much replay value either, since the career mode is very linear, and the normal game modes (including 2player ones) are becoming very old-hat now they've been done 5 times.
The abscence of xbox live is annoying too, and could really have added an extra element to the game.
This game is still great fun though, but hopefully the developers will iron out the bad parts for the sequel.
Most recent customer reviews
The xbox version is better than PS2 because on PS2, game play is sluggish, no custamary musique, Graphics arn't as good as xbox.Read more
tony hawks t.h.u.g is definatly the best extreme sports game around ive played dave mirra bmx, matt hoffmans bmx,...Read more