Excerpt: Once upon a day, there was a skateboard game… Naaaaah. This is the story of a man who came to believe in the coolness of skateboard games. Only a few weeks ago I was a non-believer, and I couldn’t care less about sports games, let alone a skate game.
Excerpt: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (THPS3) for PC is straight port of the original PlayStation 2 version of Tony Hawk 3 and� I can confirm that GearBox (Half-Life PS2 and Half-Life: Blue Shif PC makers) ported the game very well.
Excerpt: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (THPS4) is already the fourth installment in the series, ported from the Xbox to the PC by Canada-based studio Beenox (FYI they handled the work on THPS3 for the Mac).
Excerpt: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, the sequel to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, has been finally released for PC! The sequel features customized 3D Skate Park (you can create your own parks in realtime 3D using a variety of ramps, funboxes, rails and other objects with a toolbox of nearly a hundred different parts),...
Conclusion: In spite of the tough start newbies are likely to experience, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is a fun and addictive rush that anyone should try out at least. Besides, I'm sure that by now players are certain of what they're getting into when playing THPS games.
Pros: Live out the skateboarder's dream on your PC. Nice character animation and a variety of huge levels to perform tricks in. New challenges system streamlines the gameplay and makes the ride a lot more exciting;
Cons: The visuals don't appear to differ much from the PS2 and Xbox versions. It may take inexperienced gamers a while to get the hang of it. Steep system requirements.
Anyone with even a remote interest in either the genre or the real-life sport should get this game, provided he or she is willing to invest in a quality gamepad.
25 August 2003
Summary: Though the Tony Hawk series has been appearing on the PC since Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was released in 2000, the popular console series hasn't found the PC audience quite as accepting, even after last year's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 was released with additional online multiplayer capabilities that...