Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground does a great job of bringing the Proving Ground experience to the Wii and PS2. The game is a port of the next-generation versions and includes many of the same environments, goals, characters, etc.
  2. Offers hours of solid gameplay and a proven level of quality.
  3. 70
    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground does exactly what most fans of the series probably expected.
  4. 69
    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is a relatively solid game, but it really doesn't do anything new and significant.
  5. Grey, unfair, buggy: it's a lackluster entry to the series. Still, it's better than "Downhill Jam." [Christmas 2007, p.86]
  6. This version of Proving Ground makes it pretty clear that the priority for the Tony Hawk series is not on this platform.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Feb 20, 2013
    The Proving Ground is not as good as in the previous sections because:
    - The same graphics
    - Monotonous gameplay
    - No new
    - Boring cities

    But because there are good things in it.
    - Tony Hawk's ancient atmosphere
    - Good tricks
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  2. Mar 20, 2012
    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground lacks in many things. Fans of the series may have found Project 8(PS2) disappointing, and I agree with them. It cut out too many things that people loved about the series. With Proving Ground, the series is even farther toward the gravestone. Again, there is no Create-A-Park to be seen. The story is truly uninspired and dull. The camera during gameplay is very "odd" once again. Balance meters cover the whole screen...Yikes! The graphics are decent but not the best in the bunch. The story can easily be completed within a day or to by intermediate players. For new players, the learning curve is pretty easy, which I give the game props for. The game was pretty fun otherwise, but just not in the caliber of what we want. Full Review »
  3. ColinS.
    Jul 18, 2008
    The first game ever to crash whilst saving in my 7 years of owning a PS2? Tony Hawks Project 8. The second and only other game to crash whilst saving? Tony Hawks Proving Ground. Studio 44 have basically taken the PS3 version and butchered it until it's small enough to run on a PS2. Clearly they didn't care how it turned out. The game both looks and feels horrible. Even if you manage to get past the horrible feel of it, you'll live with the constant fear that it might crash at any moment. And normally it does! If you can tolerate a half baked, frankly pathetic effort of a game that crashes during saving, thus losing everything you've managed to achieve then buy it. If you want quality, leave this poor effort on the shelf. There are no words to describe how abysmal the PS2 version is. Full Review »