Tony Hawk's Project 8 PlayStation 3

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. The gameplay is as freeform and as technical as it's ever been, with some smart changes on that front that are enough to keep fans of the series interested, while a new tutorial is aimed at getting new players up to speed. Unfortunately, some technical glitches and unstable frame rates plague both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
  2. The problem though is that the game isn’t fresh anymore and it gets even worse when you consider the fact that there is no online play.
  3. The core -- the gameplay -- is solid...The lack of an online component really hurts. The Tony Hawk franchise is built for online competition, and to only feature split-screen just doesn't cut it. Then, the absence of a Classic Mode makes things feel sorer.
  4. By my own admission, I’m probably one of the worst Tony Hawk players in the world, but this game was so easy to pick up and play, and the new "Nail the Trick" only took me a few tries before I figured it out, and I was instantly hooked for life.
  5. 70
    It's certainly disappointing that the PlayStation 3 is so far behind the Xbox 360 game. Framerate issues are apparent at every other turn, and the lack of online play really hurts.
  6. Though a slowness to change and evolve hinders Tony Hawk Project 8's greatness, the developers sank a gargantuan lump of time into making the skating feel genuine, and it's enough to revitalize what is broadly the same game with a few newborn adoptions.
  7. PSM Magazine
    70
    Project 8 is an addictive next-gen video drug cooked with lifelike physics, a free-roaming world, and inventive footwork. [Jan. 2007, p.84]
  8. It is great to see a well-loved series return to its best, but occasional NPC glitches, the stuttering frame rate and lack of online play are unforgivable on such a powerhouse of a console.
  9. A bit half-arsed. The game in general is muted by glitches, slowdown and painful loading times, while the best things about it - the online play options - have been removed.
  10. 70
    Project 8 is still a solid game, but the PlayStation 3 version is just inferior to the version we've been playing for four months.
  11. Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is easily one of the most enjoyable and addictive experiences to date for the PlayStation 3.
  12. If you want Tony’s latest upgrade then go for it, but if you’re looking for complete reinvention of the series you might want to hold out until next year.
  13. A fairly well realized evolution of the Tony Hawk series. The streaming content is impressive, but no matter where you go, the rickety framerate comes with you.
  14. The framerate is horribly inconsistent and random glitches in character models mar the visuals.
  15. 60
    Casual players may find the game entirely too complicated. It’s not an easy game to pick up if you haven’t been playing the series since day one.
  16. games(TM)
    60
    The lack of any online modes coupled with the still very prevalent frame rate issue means Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a weaker PS3 game than it is on 360. [Apr 2007, p.131]
  17. 50
    I wish that I could say that the PS3 version of Tony Hawk's Project 8 felt like a next-gen game, but it doesn't even have online gameplay, an element that was crucial to solidifying Neversoft's current-gen games as a blockbuster franchise. Combine that with the flaws already plaguing the game, and it's very difficult to recommend.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 30, 2015
    9
    My notorious ex-girlfriend is better than this game. I was highly disappointed in the ps3 version opposed to the ps2 version. No cheat codesMy notorious ex-girlfriend is better than this game. I was highly disappointed in the ps3 version opposed to the ps2 version. No cheat codes for the ps3 version like, unlimited focus, balance and rail as to it's ps2 predecessor. Developers are not specific on how to complete certain goals. The player is constrained to complete too many goals for so little. 'SICK' completions are almost impossible. As familiar game play is also found in proving ground. I think I'll go back to my ps2...and remember how great it is Full Review »