Excerpt: The Tony Hawk’s series has gone for so long without any solid competition, although this past October saw the release of EA’s well received Skate, and when games are published by the world beating EA it normally means you’ve got some real competition to contend with. Proving Ground comes after the release of EA’s upstart game, although does coming second mean finishing last?
Conclusion: Once you’re done with the single-player game, you’ll be able to hop online for some good old fashioned showdowns. We really enjoyed the ability to just meet up with some friends for a bit of free-skating, as well as the ease in which one could set up multiple rounds of face-to-face events. You’ll be able to challenge them to simple point-based contests, let them ride your created skate park, or try any number of other things.
Excerpt: Considered to be the 9th game in the Tony Hawk series of games, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground right off the bat shows little innovation. But this leads one to wonder whether this is a problem with the genre itself, after all how many skateboard based games can you make before you have experienced everything there is to experience about skateboarding. Grinding every rail, jumping every staircase and skitching every car you come across can only go so far, right? Well, mostly.
Excerpt: If one run of games is a victim of its own success, it is the Tony Hawk series. When the original was released it repositioned the boundaries of what could be expected from the extreme sports genre. Its pioneering controls and unique structure have since become standards that have reached way beyond the remit of skateboarding, and its popularity with skaters and those who choose not to surf sidewalks has rarely dipped, even when the series went through something of a...
Excerpt: Billed as the largest and deepest Tony Hawk game yet, Activision has recently released Tony Hawk's Proving Ground for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii and Nintendo DS. Proving Ground is the ninth game in the Tony Hawk series which has seen its share of ups and downs over the years. Without question Tony Hawk games have been a force in the video game industry starting in the late 1990's and leading up to present day.
Excerpt: If you've ever had d&eacure;jà vu of a d&eacure;jà vu that reminded you of a time that you had d&eacure;jà vu, you'll know exactly how I felt when I fired up Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. It's the ninth installment in the Hawk series, and it does what every previous version of the game has done -- thrown in a few new toys for gamers to skate with while taking them through a familiar leveling-up storyline.
Excerpt: Tony Hawk and James Bond have a lot in common. On the surface, they seem totally different. For starters, they’re from different countries. There’s also the little matter of one being a government agent, and the other a professional skater. Digging a little deeper, however, they share a common stigma: both of them have starred in too many entertainment products for their own good. That, and they have women drooling over them everywhere they go.