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  • Summary: Reengineered from the ground up, Tony Hawk’s Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail. The game challenges players toReengineered from the ground up, Tony Hawk’s Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail. The game challenges players to experience the intensity and pressure of skating against some of the world’s top pros in true to life competitions as they aim to become the #1 skater. [Activision] Expand
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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Project 8 is just another THPS, except without the "cool" factor.
  7. The PS2 version of Project 8 is a joke. Online was removed -- let me say that again: online is missing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. 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. Expand
  2. BrianB.
    Nov 22, 2007
    9
    I finally got around to checking this out after I found it used for $10. Personally, I think this game got robbed by the critics. While the I finally got around to checking this out after I found it used for $10. Personally, I think this game got robbed by the critics. While the other TH games are more about huge combos and points, this one is all about style. The levels are more organic-feeling than previous titles, and it allows you to really express yourself, and develop relationships with certain spots (like skating in real life). If you're looking for another THUG or THAW, this ain't it. But if you want something that feels more realistic, this is definitely your game. Collapse
  3. 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! Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. LividFiction
    Nov 26, 2006
    3
    If I had to choose between THUG and THP8, I'd choose THUG without a doubt: Even though THUG was a stale experience, THP8
  6. ThomasK.
    Jan 4, 2007
    2
    Wow. Just - WOW. I can NOT believe how much Neversoft have messed this game up. I'm pretty sure the 360 and PS3 versions are better, but Wow. Just - WOW. I can NOT believe how much Neversoft have messed this game up. I'm pretty sure the 360 and PS3 versions are better, but the PS2 version is a laughing stock, maybe even more than K-bloody-Fed! Remember when there was a tiff over the graphics between the Xbox and PS2, then it were forgotten? Well, this game will remind you of those times. The whole thing just looks shabby. The new slow-motion board thing, or whatever the hell it's called, is OK, but when it's placed in this game, well, so what, you know what I mean? Create-A-Park: gone. Create-A-Tag: M.I.A. (my creativeness slowly wanes...) Create-A-Skater: the less said about this the better. The soundtrack? Worst yet, and that's with SLAYER on it!! Don't get me wrong, Slayer rule, but 'Angel Of Death' deserves more than to be on this. The Career and Free Skate modes are puerile as well. Career bored me within three hours, because a) the goals are too diverse for thier own good, and who wants to improve their grade for that one extra ranking spot? Not me. b) The cut-scenes and story are laughable, no depth or engaging moments. Like sitting through the movie Catch Me If You Can. With more wood; and c) Stokens? STOKENS? Oh no mate, you gotta be kidding me! Free Skate? Pffft. So I suppose that goes away with online play? Ooops...no online. I mean, WHAT? In summary, this game is absolute rubbish and deserves all bad things and accolades coming. I would give this 0/10, but I'm giving this 2 marks. Why, you ask? a) This game taught me never to belive the hype, and b) This game taught me to appreciate the "Jackass" elements in previous installments, because, no matter how lame they may be, they still made THUG great. I don't know why either. One more thing: if games in general slack off on the PS2 and XBox versions as THP8 did (God forbid), the PS2's demise will be undeservedly unnoticed. I think I'll go play THUG2 again while I await the inevitable. Let it go out with a bang. Expand