Skate 2 continues the evolution, ditching much of the over-the-top excess that helped tank the Birdman's billion-dollar series. You won't be pulling board slides across the tops of telephone wires in Skate 2, though there's still a superhuman feat or two to be accomplished in New San Vanelona. Thankfully, these cartoony moments are few and far-between. Skate 2, for the most part, keeps it real.
Verdict: Buy it