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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater – Review
7 July 2001
Excerpt: For the uninitiated, the premise is simple: You take the role of one of six/eight professional skaters (including the living-legend, Tony Hawk) through a career mode in the hopes of being proclaimed the best skater in the world. Each comes with his or her own strengths and weaknesses, as well as their own particular skating style.
Excerpt: Have you played skateboarding games before? (You nod) Really? So have I! Remember how the graphics were not very realistic? (You nod again) Well, that's changed. Enter Tony Hawk's Pro Skater . We're talking realistic models of real pro skaters pulling off real signature moves that are real hard or wiping out in really bloody impacts. The detail is one of the nicest things about the graphics.
Conclusion: THPS is so successful in its basic execution, and it's one of those maddeningly addictive "easy to pick up, difficult to master" games that absorb your time like a sponge, that it's difficult to imagine anyone not having a blast with this title. It has huge crossover appeal - you don't have to know anything about skating to have fun - and anyone with basic videogame skills can probably appreciate what it has to offer. Don't pass this one up.
Excerpt: Lately it looks like skate boarding has gotten back it's edge and is becoming more popular than ever. The most recognized name in skating is none other that Tony Hawk. So Activision realized the popularity that skate boarding is receiving and realized the popularity of skate boarding pro Tony Hawk. Activison, put their noodles to work and and began developing along side with Neversoft a little game we all like to call Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.