Game details

Game:
Skate 2
AKA
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
Skateboarding
Release Date (US):
January 21st, 2009
Release Date (UK):
January 23rd, 2009
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
2-6
Developers:
EA Black Box
Publisher:
EA Games
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
86 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
83 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Skate 2

Skate 2 is the sequel to EA's innovative Skate, a skateboarding title that allowed you to travel through a completely open world, performing tricks with the analogue sticks.

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PSU Review Score
8.5
Avg. user review score:
6.5

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Summary

A refined and polished sequel to a brilliant skateboarding game.

We like

  • The increased move-set, which gives you further flexibility on your board
  • The beautifully designed skateboarding paradise of New San Van
  • The brilliant 'Create-A-Spot' mode, which adds further replay value

We dislike

  • The steep learning curve for "noobs" or the impatient
  • The clunky on-foot controls
  • The occasionally annoying camera angle

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Skate 2 News

  • Maloof Money Pack coming to Skate 2 on July 9

    Skateboarding’s biggest cash prize money event, The Maloof Money Cup, is coming to Skate 2 on July 9. It will be $3.00 USD on the PlayStation Store. The Maloof Money Cup Pack will have different gameplay events both online and off, such as freeskate and skate contests that put gamers agains...

  • Massive Skate 2 patch offers custom soundtracks, fixes off-board controls

    The Skate franchise is centered around fluidity; skating around the San Vanelona feels so natural and real. When the developers revealed that players could get off of their boards in Skate 2, the skateboarding masses rejoiced -- until the game launched. The mechanic was nearly broken, with skaters h...

  • Skate 2: Trophies

    Now that you've had a day or two to get familiar with New San Vanelona, it's time to get down to business. Here's a comprehensive list of every single Trophy within Skate 2. Get cracking! Platinum Trophy Platinum Trophy Acquire all other Trophies Gold Trophies Perfectionist Complete al...

  • Skate 2 requires 2GB of HDD space

    2008 was definitely the year of the install above all else. With installs coming from all fronts that ranged from 1GB to 8GBs, owners of Sony's 20-40GB console were left with some serious deletion decisions to make. It seem as though this non-trendy, trend will make its way into 2009 as well. On the...

  • Skate 2 online features trailer

    Extreme sports fans are getting closer and closer to that day of salvation, otherwise known as the release of Skate 2. Continuing their marketing of their Tony Hawk killer, Electronic Arts has released a new trailer detailing the online feature set. One of the coolest online features we're looking f...

  • Skate 2 demo confirmed for PSN

    Electronic Arts announced today that a playable demo of Skate 2 will be made available on PlayStation Network from January 15, 2009. Xbox 360 owners, meanwhile, will be able to pick up the demo tomorrow on Xbox LIVE Market Place. According to EA’s press blurb, “the demo introduces...

  • Skate 2 demo coming on January 8?

    According to Microsoft's official site, Skate 2 will be available come January 8 for their "Download & Win" program. While the majority of us couldn't care less about the contest nor the source of the content, it just so happens that January 8 is also a Thursday. It goes without saying...

  • Skate 2 intro video

    Skate took the skateboarding world by storm when it released last year, crushing its only real competition in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. That's why it's no surprise that the announcement of Skate 2 was met with such glee. With only a month to go until the title hits retail shelves, EA has revealed ...

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  • Skate 2 dated

    Black Box has confirmed that Skate 2 will be grinding its way onto store shelves across North America on January 21, 2009, with a European release arriving two days later. Prior to the game’s launch, however, players will be offered the chance to dabble with a new Graphics Creator tool on t...

Skate 2 Features

  • Game of the Month: January 2009

    [Editor's Note: We'd like to apologize for the delay in announcing our January Game of the Month winner. We've had quite a busy time with the transition to the new site, but you can expect the rest of this year's GOTM Awards to continue on track as usual.] It goes without saying that 2008 was a q...

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