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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 featuresFor 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: 16 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground is easily the best Tony Hawk game to date. Everything from the varied career mode, new gameplay features and video editor come together in a great, cohesive package.
  2. A bumper package with some great new ideas, but rough around certain edges. [Dec 2007, p.74]
  3. 80
    A great game; albeit a game in desperate need of a reboot.
  4. This is brilliant, challenging and rewarding as you pull impossible stunts out of thin air; but it's hard to get excited about another game in the series with fundamentally the same gameplay so soon. [Christmas 2007, p.108]
  5. Solid gameplay, which you'd expect at this point in the series' life, but it just doesn't bring enough new or innovative features to keep you interested, especially with a competitor as good as skate.
  6. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground adds all kinds of new features, but it also adds all kinds of new problems. And yet for everything new they’ve absent-mindedly tossed in here, I’d really rather just go back and play Tony Hawk 4.
  7. While it’s not a bad game, because it is a solid entry in to the series – there’s nothing left that I feel this series can offer gamers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. joshaspinall
    Jan 28, 2008
    10
    ive been lookin at this game ever sense it came out ive played the demo and its great i got it for wii before and it sucked im gettin it forive been lookin at this game ever sense it came out ive played the demo and its great i got it for wii before and it sucked im gettin it for ps3 and i cant wait i love every thing about it look at everything about proving ground at www.thpgonline.com i hope like it Expand
  2. ThomasMurphy
    May 8, 2009
    9
    I downloaded the demo a few months back(yes I know late and old) but I came to realize this was a very fun game. It wasn't overlyI downloaded the demo a few months back(yes I know late and old) but I came to realize this was a very fun game. It wasn't overly difficult which some found on Skate 1+2, and it was a good pick up play and easy to pull off tricks. Having the video editor modes, trick mode using both L3+R3 is definitely fascinating and something that really adds to the enjoyment of the game.
    While some of tony hawk games have been some what hit and miss lately, for skating fans, this is definitely a hidden gem that should be played either rent or buy and you'll get your enjoyment and money worth. ^_^
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  3. Nov 19, 2013
    8
    1stly it felt kinda flat, but it grew up on me Huge global map, classic story mode, interesting additions: camera-shooting, video-editing,1stly it felt kinda flat, but it grew up on me Huge global map, classic story mode, interesting additions: camera-shooting, video-editing, slo-mo-trickin' riggin' right on the spot. The last true tony hawk's game.

    The only downside: pro-vids are not "that" great and there's no way to sort playing music tracks by genre.

    That's my 3rd playthrough if ps2 and DS experience counts.

    Huge TH's fan.
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  4. Bishop
    Sep 19, 2007
    3
    I played the demo for this game a couple of nights ago and after maybe a half hour deleted it from my ps3. This game is a peice of garbageI played the demo for this game a couple of nights ago and after maybe a half hour deleted it from my ps3. This game is a peice of garbage compared to the previous Tony Hawk games. Im going with Skate for my skateboarding fix this year and I suggest you do the same. Expand