Tony Hawk's™ Pro Skater™ 1 + 2 logo, game review

Tony Hawk's™ Pro Skater™ 1 + 2

5 / 5

Author:

Activision

OS:

Playstation

Size:

2

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Tony Hawk's™ Pro Skater™ 1 + 2

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series is one of the most iconic video game franchises. The first two entries are remastered in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Gameplay

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is played in a third person view. The goal of most modes is to achieve a high score or collect certain objects. The player must complete objectives to unlock levels to progress through the game. To score points, the player has to successfully perform and combine aerials, flips, grinds, lips, and manuals, with successful executions adding to the player's score.

The point value of the trick is based on time maintained, degrees rotated, number of tricks performed in sequence, performing tricks on specific landmarks on the map, and the number of times the tricks have been used. Successful tricks also add to the player's special meter, which, once full, allows for the execution of special tricks which are worth a great deal more than normal tricks. Bails (falling off the skateboard due to poor landing) attain no points for the attempted trick sequence and reset the special bar to empty.

The player can also create their own skater and skate park with the Create-A-Skater and Create-A-Park modes. The game also includes both local split screen and online multiplayer. Furthermore, the game offers a progression system which allows players to complete specific challenges to reach a higher level and thus unlock new items in the game's store.

Graphics

One of the most noticeable improvements in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is the graphics. This remaster offers modern HD graphics and the ability to switch between old and new visuals.

Replayability

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 offers a progression system which allows players to complete specific challenges to reach a higher level and thus unlock new items in the game's store.

Pros

  • It is possible to set the controls back to only featuring manoveurs possible in the original games
  • The game offers a progression system which allows players to complete specific challenges to reach a higher level and thus unlock new items in the game's store
  • The player can also create their own skater and skate park with the Create-A-Skater and Create-A-Park modes
  • Successful tricks also add to the player's special meter, which, once full, allows for the execution of special tricks which are worth a great deal more than normal tricks
  • Bails (falling off the skateboard due to poor landing) attain no points for the attempted trick sequence and reset the special bar to empty

Cons

  • It is only a remaster of the first two entries
  • It is possible to set the controls back to only featuring manoveurs possible in the original games
  • There is only local split screen and online multiplayer
  • It is not possible to edit the map while creating a skate park

Conclusion

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a remaster of the first two entries of the iconic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. It offers modern HD graphics, the ability to switch between old and new visuals, local split screen and online multiplayer, a progression system which allows players to complete specific challenges to reach a higher level and thus unlock new items in the game's store, a Create-A-Skater mode, a Create-A-Park mode, and the ability to set the controls back to only featuring manoveurs possible in the original games. There is only local split screen and online multiplayer and it is not possible to edit the map while creating a skate park. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 gets a solid 8/10.

5

out of 5

Great

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a remaster of the first two entries of the iconic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. It offers modern HD graphics, the ability to switch between old and new visuals, local split screen and online multiplayer, a progression system which allows players to complete specific challenges to reach a higher level and thus unlock new items in the game's store, a Create-A-Skater mode, a Create-A-Park mode, and the ability to set the controls back to only featuring manoveurs possible in the original games. There is only local split screen and online multiplayer and it is not possible to edit the map while creating a skate park. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 gets a solid 8/10.