Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Review

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

Platforms: Xbox LIVE Arcade, PLAYSTATION 3, PC DVD ROM

Ages: Teen – Blood/Violence

Genre: Action/Sports

Release Date: Xbox LIVE Arcade: 7/18/12, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC DVD ROM: Late Summer 2012

Publisher: Activision Publishing

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is a new version of the classic elements from the original Tony Hawk Games. This remake contains seven levels from Tony Hawk 1 and 2 games from PlayStation1 and Nintendo 64. With the same game play and button combos, 2 minute game challenges, lots of new features and more. Online leaderboards, multiplayer modes for up to 2 players such as Big Head Elimination, Graffiti and Trick Attack. Collect the letters of the word S-K-A-T-E just as you did in the past game, get the highest score and find the secret DVD (the old version use to be find the secret tape). Along with the classic features they brought back a lot of the classic skaters and new ones such as: Nyjah Huston, Rodney Mullen, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Pastrana), Andrew Reynolds, Riley Hawk who is Tony Hawk’s son and, of course, Tony Hawk! Or you can choose to play with your avatar from your XBox 360!

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Graphics are much clearer and crisp compared to the old versions. We tried this game on two different televisions. First on an old standard one and the graphics were almost the same as Playstation1. And then we tried it on our 1080i HD television and the graphics were amazing. So if you want the full effect of the HD qulity you must play this game on an HD television or you will not get the qulity this game promises. With the graphics being so much better you can now see clearly the smallest of details like shirts blowing in the wind, brand of shoe your players wearing and more. Lighting is of superb qulity enabling you to see so much more of the details as you make it through each level. The sound track includes many of the classic songs as well as new ones. I wasn’t into the sound track so much. I feel it would have been better with some more upbeat songs and also if they gave you the option to skip a song would be nice too. But over all the songs did go well with the game play. I also noticed when you fall of your skateboard the screen blanks out for a second and you start back from the beginning. When in the old version you would fall off your board and get right back on and continue game play. But these tiny issues are minor compared to all the great features this new version has to offer. This game is not that easy either, so if your looking for a fair challenge it will deliver.
If you have come to love the past Tony Hawk games you will definitely enjoy this one. The game was rebuilt and polished by Robomodo using Neversoft’s original code and includes the best seven levels from THPS and THPS2, With the promise of even more downloadable content coming to keep you in the game. Look for the upcoming DLC December 4th for only $4.99. The Revert Pack DCL THPS HD is coming to XBLA, PSN, and Steam. This will include the legendary pro skaters Steve Caballero and Geoff Rowley, the Airport, LA, and Canada levels from THPS3, and the Revert move. Plus James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo from Metallica will be playable characters!
If your a fan of Tony Hawk games and have played them in the past. I highly recommend you check out Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

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Disclosure I received The Trash Pack from Activision in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I or use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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  1. You did an Awesome review! I think I am going to get this for my oldest son. Great job!

  2. Samantha S. says

    Great review! Thank you for including that this is also available for PC 🙂

  3. Tiffany Crooker says

    Awesome review and I love how detailed she explains the game in detail. I also like how she displays the specs of this game. I was a major TH fan and loved all his games as a kid! Awesome Review

  4. GregThatDude says

    Cool. Thanks for sharing. This game seems really interesting. Great review.

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