Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  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. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    A curious balance - chunky visuals betray subtle animation, while deep but fiddy controls yield major addiction. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
  4. 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.
  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. PSM Magazine
    75
    The environments in Tony Hawk's Project 8 lack the innovations of previous versions. [Feb. 2007, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#53 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    7
    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 intoThis 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
    6
    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 isThis 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
    10
    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 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 »