game language: English
age requirements: 12+ | media: 1 DVD
suggested system requirements:
Pentium 4 2 GHz, 128 MB RAM, graphic card 64 MB (GeForce 4 or better), 400 MB HDD, Windows XP
It features the series' trademark open-ended gameplay, in which the player (playing as a professional skateboarder) completes a number of missions which
result in cash rewards. With money gained, the player can then purchase skill improvements and better skateboards. THPS2 was also the first game in the
series to introduce the manual, a skateboarding trick where the performer balances on two wheels. This enables players to string together trick combos. The
game also introduced the Noseslide, Tailslide, Bluntslide, Noseblunt, Feeble, and Overcrook grinds. It was also the first of the Pro Skater games to feature
Create-a-Skater and Park Editor features, now staples in the series.
Some levels in Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 are designed for the player to complete a set number of tasks in two minutes. Such tasks include finding the S-K-A-T-E
letters, high scores and finding a hidden tape somewhere in the level. Each of the non-competition levels contain ten tasks for a player to do, each task
rewarding a player with cash. Cash is also scattered around the levels in order for players to find, increasing the use for replaying a level. Once a player
has enough cash, they can continue on to a new level. The maximum amount of money that can be obtained in a single skater career is $150,000.00. The other
type of levels are competition levels. The rating by the judges that a player receives is based on how much they score, variation of tricks, bails, and how
much of the level they have used. The judges give scores based on these criteria, the highest and lowest are taken away, and the three scores are given an
average. There are three runs total and the best two count. Competition levels also contain cash hidden for a player to collect.