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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
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  1. WillI.
    Oct 25, 2007
    4
    A complete, and utter disapointment for die-hard PS2/Tony Hawk Fans. Neversoft leaves all the goodys for the X Box 360, and playstation 3, such as Video Editor, and Room decorator. This came to me (as it will come to most) a definite letdown. Neversoft completely strips all the cool and new features from the PS2 and Wii, as they did for Project 8. Leaving the game as just another boring A complete, and utter disapointment for die-hard PS2/Tony Hawk Fans. Neversoft leaves all the goodys for the X Box 360, and playstation 3, such as Video Editor, and Room decorator. This came to me (as it will come to most) a definite letdown. Neversoft completely strips all the cool and new features from the PS2 and Wii, as they did for Project 8. Leaving the game as just another boring and droll Tony Hawk release. Although these are all serious disapointments, the game does have it's moments. One of these include the fact that the storyline is more deep and compelling. It allows you to make your own decisions and although it all leads up to the same point, it's interesting to see your character progress through 3 types of skating styles; Rigger skater, which allows you to essentually click into, and out of park editor mode at any time in the game. Another skate style is the Hardcore skater which is pretty much skating for yourself, and no one else. The final skate style is career skater, which is pretty self explanatory, you skate for money and fame. Neversoft also added in a new feature, Nail the Grab. Tony Hawk's Proving Ground on Playstation 2 is nothing new, and it raises the question; why did Neversoft Release it on Playstation 2 in the first place? The world of video gaming is moving on, and leaving the Playstation 2 in the dust. Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is a prime example of this statement. Expand
  2. ColinS.
    Jul 18, 2008
    0
    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 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. Expand
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 70
    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground does exactly what most fans of the series probably expected.
  2. 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.
  3. This version of Proving Ground makes it pretty clear that the priority for the Tony Hawk series is not on this platform.