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 most realistic skate title ever made. The graphics, animation, sound, and revamped challenge system has created a game that will challenge the legendary "Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2" for its crown as the king of the series.
  2. The presentation is stellar, the focus on gameplay is appreciated, and the new gameplay features like the “nail the trick” mode make this easily the best Tony Hawk game to date.
  3. 90
    Using tilt is unbelievably awkward. It's hard enough to land high-point combos in Project 8 that require the utmost concentration, let alone have to do it by jerking the Sixaxis controller like an idiot to land the simplest of grinds.
  4. Games Master UK
    89
    Not the best Hawk's game ever, but still excellent fun. [Apr 2007, p.66]
  5. We loved the story and the wide variety of challenges that face gamers throughout the enjoyable career mode. The lack of the online gameplay support is the big negative for this PS3 edition, but all in all the game is so much fun it's impossible not to recommend.
  6. A lot of the fluff that has plagued the series for the last couple years has been stripped away, revealing a game that fast, furious, and focused almost 100 percent on the play experience.
  7. Hats off to Neversoft for the way it integrated the PS3 controller functionality into the game.
  8. Game Informer
    88
    If you like the Tony Hawk titles like I do, you will find Project 8 to be both a challening and entertaining addition to the series. [Jan 2007, p.99]
  9. 88
    Being such a long time fan of the series I can honestly say this is the most fun I have had with a Tony Hawk game since the release of THPS4.
  10. Play UK
    85
    The best game since "Tony Hawk's 3." [Issue 148, p.66]
  11. Finally we see a good use of the Sixaxis controller, and it's about time the Classic mode returns as a single challenge. However, what's up with no online play, and why didn't the occasional slowdown get addressed?
  12. All in all, the work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
  13. Nail the Trick mode is a vastly enjoyed innovation and the Mo-Cap functionality added with the more mature story line and cut scenes are a great aspect to the title.
  14. PSM3 Magazine UK
    80
    A solid back-to-basics return to the glory days of the Hawk, hampered only by the missing online features and the occasional rough edge. Long may he reign. [Jan 2007, p.62]
  15. Pure Magazine UK
    80
    It's a real shame that with such a powerful machine Project 8 fails to live up to its potential and ends up as a good game rather than the amazing title many of us had been waiting for. [Mar 2007, p.64]
  16. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    After a couple of years in the wilderness for the series, this more thoughtful Hawk's is a welcome reboot. [May 2007, p.114]
  17. Like watching skate videos themselves, Project 8 simply loses its charm after a while. Realistic graphics and Nail the Trick aside, Project 8 comes off as a title that’s so rooted in its own genre that true innovation may prove unlikely.
  18. Project 8 doesn’t push very far beyond its previous boundaries. Most of the gameplay is very similar, and players familiar with the series will not find many surprises. However, the new coat of paint and the “Nail the Trick” mode help make the game seem at home on the next-gen consoles.
  19. It's time that Activision and Neversoft both put a stop to the sinister rehash machine that produces an annual Tony Hawk product.
  20. Between the huge environment, multiple difficulties per goal, and multiplayer, plenty of replayability is ready to be had in the game. But whether or not Project 8 is worth picking up comes down to how tired you are of the Tony Hawk formula.
  21. 75
    A sequel worthy of the other Hawk games I spent countless hours playing.
  22. I know I keep coming back to this, but the online part of the past five Tony Hawk games has been the thing that keeps me coming back after I've played through the single-player game. Now granted, the goals this time around mean that I'll probably never completely finish the game, but I miss me some Trick Attack. Yes, I can do some local multi-player, but if I can't be beaten by some six year-old calling me a fag, I'm not really living the online experience, y'know?
  23. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    75
    Thankfully, the pros outweigh the cons: Project 8 definitely welcomes fans back to the series. [Jan. 2007, p.70]
  24. Project 8 hit at a time when I was really craving some Tony Hawk gameplay, and it felt a little more fresh to me. Still a good game, no matter how you slice it.
  25. 75
    Tony Hawk's Project 8 will appeal to the fanbase and the fanbase only.
  26. 75
    Get one thing straight, people. This game is about the skating, period. If you can't walk away from this title with a plethora of tricks under your spiked belt, then you obviously didn't try hard enough, you poseur.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 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 »