Like the graphics, nothing has changed from the original. You are given control of Dave Mirra and nine other real riders (like Ryan Nyquist and Mike Laird) and full run of 12 different parks in order to do just about whatever you want. Just think of Tony Hawk
only with a bike. You are given your choice to either ride in Freestyle mode, Proquest, Session, or 2-Player. My personal favorite was Freestyle because, unlike Proquest, you are allowed to just ride and not have to worry about the added pressures of time limit and trick goals. Proquest is the real 'meat' of the game, and the only mode you are able to unlock different riders, courses, and outfits. At the start of each level, you are given various mission objectives, such as gaining a certain amount of trick points (points earned for various tricks) or doing a certain trick at a specific point in the level. After completing these objectives, you move on to the next course. In addition to the objectives you must complete to continue, secondary objectives can also be completed to not only add some challenge, but also open some hidden extras. Session is just Freeride with a time limit.
As far as tricks, players can pull off not only separate tricks, but also link them together for a grand total of 1300 tricks. Some are easy to pull off, such as a grind or jump, while others, like the 'Superman' and Triple back flip are a little more daunting.