Excerpt: Tony Hawk has been the unofficial figurehead of skateboarding since the earliest days of the sport's success. He has invented tricks, competed professionally, run equipment companies and guided the pastime to where it is now.
Excerpt: The graphics in Tony Hawk's Project 8 are excellent. The Pro skater models look just like the real people. Well, actually they look more like Muppet versions of the people. The motion capture is well done, but sometimes the lip synching seems to be showing a little less movement than the people...
Excerpt: Tony Hawk's skateboarding games usually need no introduction - up to version eight of the much loved series as we are. Previous versions have edged the series forward determinedly, but undramatically, with the addition of new features.
Excerpt: Throughout the years sports games evolved from the classic soccer and basketball simulations. While Pro Evolution Soccer and NBA Live still have the biggest player base, some of the more radical games still managed to break through.