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  • Summary: For the first time, players will have the freedom to define their character, story and style based on the choices they make, the paths they choose and the style of skating they use on the proving grounds from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington, D.C. Tony Hawk's Proving Ground features deeper customization than ever before, including a Video Editor with full-featured editing tools and visual effects for creating "epic skate videos," and a fully customizable online Skate Lounge where players can skate with friends in the ultimate pad. In addition, players have the freedom to skate from single player to online seamlessly, as well as utilize new gameplay mechanics such as skateable terrain altering and building, and Bowl Carving. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground also features even more Nail the Trick moves such as Nail the Grab and Nail the Manual intensifying the thrill of pulling off big tricks. [Activision] Expand
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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. TwistaS.
    Apr 17, 2008
    Its a good game no doubt but I'm confused does or y doesn't proving ground on ps2 n xbox hav the more further or better storyline on the ps3 n xbox 360 i mean i played it and i just don't see it do i hav to get all done wit the career, hardcore, rigger, n street. I finished all except street. Expand
  2. 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
  3. SandroZ.
    Oct 27, 2007
    That's right Neversoft did leave out a lot.I was disappointed.
  4. 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. Collapse
  5. WillI.
    Oct 25, 2007
    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
  6. 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. Expand