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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. Though it is true that Tony Hawk now faces its stiffest competition in a long time, the amount of improvements present in Proving Ground shows that there is still life left in the franchise.
  3. Hopefully in the future Neversoft will produce a 'best-of' title, with our favourite spots from the last 9 years rather than continuing down this open world path, but we've still got our copy of THPS 2x handy so we can always break out Skate Street and Skater Heaven for a bit of retro goodness. For everyone else, Proving Ground is great fun.
  4. While it's an enjoyable enough experience this game just cannot shake the 'been there, done that' vibe it gives off.
  5. If you want to try and recreate the sort of fluid, graceful runs you see in skate videos and don't mind putting in the practice it takes to achieve them then skate is obviously the title for you. On the flipside, if you don't care so much about your skating lines looking good and want a score attack game that bears very little resemblance to reality but gives you a million tasks to plough through, then go with Proving Ground.
  6. While this may be Tony Hawk’s 9th game it is hard to say that much has changed since the other games. At a full retail price of 60 dollars it is hard to recommend this game over any of the other now bargain priced Hawk games.
  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