10 time world champion Dave Mirra is back in this sequel to his Psone debut and with remarkable improvement. This game, if you are into BMX or extreme titles will have you playing into the wee hours of the morning.
There is a slight learning curve involved in the game and may disappoint those wanted to be able to do every trick known to man immediately. I found this to be great, at the start of each level you have rookie tests to pass and on completion of tasks you can talk to the other riders in the level and be given different assignments to complete.
Levels are inspiringly huge with extremely innovative level design which has done developer Z-Axis proud. There are split levels , construction sites. In fact in some levels the map is huge to the point that you can go several levels underground and about 4 levels up for ground level!!! This amount of world in a console map is awesome and truly demonstrates the power of the Playstation 2.
Of minor annoyance was item pop up as you approach. This did not take anything away from the game at all and did not even occur all the time.
The only really disappointing level was the highway level where I basically played the level just to get through to the next stage.
When all is said and done, this game is fantastic and one thing that has impressed me of late is that game companies are getting their act together licensing great bands songs as soundtracks and this game is no exception.
Get the game today. You will not regret it. And I won't tell you how just yet but there is a code to get Dave riding his bike dressed as the Amish Boy. Not only that there is a character called Slim Jim ingame that will make you smile.
Multiplayer for 2 available but game modes were a bit tired. I would have preferred direct split screen trickery than each taking a turn to out trick and crash each other.
- Tory F