THE GOOD: Good selection of riders to choose from, jaw droppingly crazy stunts, pretty big maps, creat-a-park mode is detailed and very fun to use, proquest is one of the many highlights of the game.
THE BAD: A few bikes handle like hell, graphics are terrible, some missions will make you tear your hair out, the camera moves around like it's had a few too many drinks, you can't level yourself out unless you're not on a flat terrain.
SUMMARY: Most people flame this game due to the fact that it's a Tony Hawk rip off. I strongly disagree, it may be a few years old now (12 years to be exact) but it plays suprisingly well after all these years. With some pro bikers to play with, 10 vast levels, well over 100 tricks to pull off, multiplayer functions and a create-a-park. It's not without it's flaws, like an evil camera, horrendous visuals and stupid missions. Most of these flaws are quite minor so they won't get in your way. The 10 levels are Woodward camp, Trainyards, Swamp trails, Community ...
THE GOOD: The gameplay is fun, you could do tricks and grind nearly everything. Cool courses, many bikers.
THE BAD: The graphics aren't very good, the gameplay can get boring after a while. You could go through walls and stuff, and it can get odd at numerous times.
SUMMARY: The gameplay is OK if you ask me. But it's fun to do the tricks and such. The courses are cool, as you travel to some countries. The graphics can get screwy at times and the gameplay gets boring after a while. There's multiple glitches that are quite ... odd. The courses are pretty big too. There's a nice amount of goals. They get challenging as you progress through the game. You could interact with nearly everything! It's not really realistic if you ask me though. (There's a go-kart that's a third of your size =P) If you're looking for a BMX game, this would satisfy a portion of your desire.
In Dave Mirra's Freestyle BMX2 (Gamecube), you have 8 huge, fully open levels with lots of challenges to pass the time. There are 13 (I think) playable characters, plus a couple of bonus characters. You can also make your own park. The overall game doesn't use much memory but there's a good reason for that...there isn't much to the game. The goals are seemingly pointless and the controls and sounds are a nightmare. Plus the levels aren't very detailed. I will admit that there are a lot of tricks though. That's the main reason it got the ".3" added onto the score.
My favorite part of this game is that you can play as the Slim Jim Guy, but that isn't saying much. Only buy this game if you are (1) A BMX fanatic, or (2) really like Slim Jims.
This Game is rated "T" for teens by the ESRB for "mild lyrics."
THE GOOD: Great tricks, fun levels, and lots of variety in things to do. (earn more levels, tricks, unlock secret players, bikes, and movies.)
THE BAD: You always get to a point, where you're stuck.
SUMMARY: DM BMX 2 is really fun. I've enjoyed playing it, however, I don't play it often, due to lack of excitement. Basically, you can choose your choice of real, pro BMX characters, such as Ryan Nyquist, Tim Mirra, Todd Lyons, Leigh Ramsdell, and of course, Dave himself. I'd recommend buying it used, at a cheap price, or renting it, either way, you'll probably like it. I still can't beat it... :/ I give it a half of a thumb up.
THE GOOD: Lots of tricks, lots of combos, descent graphics, great gameplay, high replay value, awesome soundtrack...
THE BAD: Very easy, lots of glitches...
SUMMARY: I found this to be a descent game but not near as good as the PS2 version. I found it very hard to pull of tricks on this version and it just didn't feel the same either. It was hard to control and easy to lost control.
SUMMARY: This game is so cool like the Tony Hawk series(I like tony hawk games better).This game is worth it to me.What is bad though is the goals.They are so hard compared to Tony Hawk.And same goes for the competion.Including the bikes.But atleast it gives outfits.Well everything else is very good.A 4 out of 5 for Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2.