TVGB: "The original Skate brought a much needed touch of realism to the skateboarding genre. The over the top and undeniably frequent games in the Tony Hawk series was starting to wear a bit thin on most gamers minds. We swapped out the borderline circus acts of grinding on power lines in favor of precise analog movements and board controls. Skate 2 stays true to what made its predecessor so successful without changing too much in terms of core gameplay. While fans of Skate will embrace it with open arms, the more laid back skateboarding fan may find it perhaps a little too realistic."