Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. If you must play the game on the old PS2 you'll still have a good time; albeit a lonely time. Just don't play it on the 360 or PS3 or you might never be satisfied with your classic system again. Tony has definitely made the jump to next-gen and you might want to do the same.
  2. All in all, the work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
  3. A good port of the next-generation version. It keeps the solid gameplay and manages to introduce “nail the trick” and focus mode to the mix. As expected there are some concessions. The graphics are noticeably worse, the motion capture animation system is gone, the streaming world is gone, and inexplicably the online multiplayer is gone, too.
  4. A curious balance - chunky visuals betray subtle animation, while deep but fiddy controls yield major addiction. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
  5. The gameplay and controls are solid, and the Nail the Trick mode is a fantastic addition. If you haven’t selected a Next Generation system yet, you might be able to squeak by on this last title, but it is really time to retire the PS2 versions of this series.
  6. The environments in Tony Hawk's Project 8 lack the innovations of previous versions. [Feb. 2007, p.84]
  7. Visually, it's considerably worse [than the PS3 version], but quite decent for PS2 and retains the core gameplay. [Jan 2007, p.63]
  8. This is the simplest Tony Hawk to date.
  9. The way PS2 Project 8 uses shabby video versions of the Xbox 360 cutscenes to tell the story shows you this is a bit of a corner-cutting exercise in game-making, as is the lack of characters to choose from when starting a game, and the loss of online play.
  10. 70
    I realized Project 8 was playing like an updated version of the original Pro Skater series. Hardcore fans will likely bemoan the simplicity of the game, but it does allow amateurs to enjoy the experience more.
  11. It is down to the bare bones of the series, leaving you feeling like you're playing the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater again.
  12. Project 8 makes some odd control changes that will stick out to longtime fans of this skateboarding series, but the core game is still fairly good.
  13. Project 8 is just another THPS, except without the "cool" factor.
  14. 63
    The level design is mediocre and the stripping of features is unacceptable. Nail the Trick is not particularly exciting on current-gen consoles and has been made too simplistic. Worst of all is the changes to manuals, which is completely unwarranted.
  15. Create-A-Park is gone, Create-A-Skate has been downplayed a lot, some things are a bit too easy, and finally the whole world feels a bit stale.
  16. There are more trick-based challenges than ever, but aside from the new slow-motion control, Tony Hawk is skating through the same old territory.
  17. The PS2 version of Project 8 is a joke. Online was removed -- let me say that again: online is missing.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    This game simply was part of my childhood too. In case he had some errors when you fell from a certain place! How, you down a ramp and into the air, you stumble in a way that is IMPOSSIBLE you was doing in real life! Lacked a bit of gravity in this game but to tell you the game is good, it's GOOD! Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    This game isn't bad. It isn't groundbreaking either. The beloved series has been torn apart without Create-A-Park and the addiction factor is pretty low. When I first played this game, I thought it was going to be like its predecessors. But when I saw "Shaba!" I knew something wasn't going to be right. I played it for a while and enjoyed it, but it started to become boring and repetitive. The gameplay itself is really good and the graphics are decent, though. If you like Tony Hawk games, I recommend this to you. But, as a stand-alone game, there's a lot lacking. Full Review »
  3. TimothyR.
    Oct 10, 2009
    This is a very good game. I have THUG and THUG2 and this game is a mile better. The graphics are good, the maps are cool and I like how it is just 1 big city. The Nail the trick feature is awesome! Sure, the customize character feature is very limited, but apart from that, this game is really good. Be it looking for gaps, completing goals or just skating around, you will get hours of entertainment from this game. Full Review »