WorthPlaying writes: "For years, the only skateboarding game worth playing always started with the words Tony Hawk. The shredding legend pioneered a franchise that saw countless millions in sales and innumerable sequels and spin-offs. Last year, a challenger to the throne arrived in EA's upstart Skate series. While many considered the original game to be a solid offering that still needed a bit of brushing up before it could claim the crown held by Hawk, it was obviously enough to make the folks at Activision squirm in their seats just a bit. This year, there is no new Tony Hawk game, leaving Skate 2 alone with the opportunity to prove that it's the way of the future. As it turns out, that may just be the case."