SSX is the de facto standard in snowboarding games. It optimises the functions of the PlayStation 2 to the fullest extent and the speed and detail is incredible.
The concept is easy, you choose between different riders, each with strengths and weaknesses. As you progress with the initial four riders, additional riders become available. The same goes for the tracks, eight in total, but only two are available in the beginning.
Anyone familiar with other snowboard games will feel right at home in this game, except for the increased speed and powder-feel of the snow.
The speed, design, caracters and tracks are truly awesome. Add kick-ass music, and you have the sweetest sports game on earth. The tricks you pull off are totally insane, and not those of a world with our laws of physics...