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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
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  1. ACE5
    Dec 22, 2006
    7
    Is it me?... Or is activision starting to turn into EA sports. It seems like they are milking their franchises without putting too much effort into making them dramatically better. I honestly can't see any reason to buy this game or call of duty, just like I can't see buying a EA sports game because it's basically the same thing you've played already. Yes they have the Is it me?... Or is activision starting to turn into EA sports. It seems like they are milking their franchises without putting too much effort into making them dramatically better. I honestly can't see any reason to buy this game or call of duty, just like I can't see buying a EA sports game because it's basically the same thing you've played already. Yes they have the new trick system, but the gameplay overall needs to change seriously. Expand
  2. Zaf
    Aug 20, 2007
    6
    Damn. I'm not new to the series, I played and loved almost every Tony Hawk game. I expected great thinks from this next gen version. Woah. Big spaces, a frigging load of things to do, pretty textures and models! But. Still, I can't accept such a horrible framerate. It's like playing on a pc game when you don't meet the reccomended requirements, and you can't lower Damn. I'm not new to the series, I played and loved almost every Tony Hawk game. I expected great thinks from this next gen version. Woah. Big spaces, a frigging load of things to do, pretty textures and models! But. Still, I can't accept such a horrible framerate. It's like playing on a pc game when you don't meet the reccomended requirements, and you can't lower the detail. It's not unusual to screw up missions for a sudden frame rate drop, and it's known how much precision is required for the harder tasks of these games. Putting tasks to do everywhere is a nice thing, but the way it has been done results often confusing, making you wonder where do you have to go to complete them, as a consequence of poor level design. But still, what really pisses me off are these awful framerate issues. They are a constant through the game. And I can't accept them on a console, and even less on a 360, which proved to be able to handle much more than that. It's just BAD programming. What is really painful is that it killed a pretty good game, potentially the best of the series. I hope next episode will be better, maybe the new development kits produced by microsoft will help even the most inable programmer. Expand
  3. JohnPifer
    Feb 22, 2009
    7
    This game is fun. I don't have much to say about it outside of the fact that its just like every other new Tony Hawk game, the same as the last one with new places and new modes. The good thing about this one is the tutorial and the sandbox effect.
  4. Max
    Aug 3, 2007
    6
    I used to really enjoy the Tony Hawk games but now it seems as if the new Tony Hawks become more and more limited. It used to be that you could create your own character from a wide variety of hair styles and clothes. That feature has been limitted in Project 8. And what really ticks me off is that you used to be able to create your own skate parks using various kickers, quarterpipes, I used to really enjoy the Tony Hawk games but now it seems as if the new Tony Hawks become more and more limited. It used to be that you could create your own character from a wide variety of hair styles and clothes. That feature has been limitted in Project 8. And what really ticks me off is that you used to be able to create your own skate parks using various kickers, quarterpipes, etc. Now you can only edit a very small area buy moving around a single kicker. It's just not the same Tony Hawk I used to play five years ago. Expand
  5. Jan 18, 2013
    6
    In my opinion this is where the "Down Hill Jam" started. The Nail the trick feature was a rip off of Skate that was just a more complicated way to do tricks that I only used when forced to by the game. The levels were forgettable and the character creator either allowed you to be wanna-be Eminem or wanna-be Usher. The removal of create a park sucked big time and the story while interestingIn my opinion this is where the "Down Hill Jam" started. The Nail the trick feature was a rip off of Skate that was just a more complicated way to do tricks that I only used when forced to by the game. The levels were forgettable and the character creator either allowed you to be wanna-be Eminem or wanna-be Usher. The removal of create a park sucked big time and the story while interesting for game-play was overall disappointing. Expand
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. 78
    While the Nail the Trick feature is brilliant, it’s just one small addition to what is largely the same game. Yes, it is now one seamless world, but that doesn’t necessarily make for a better experience. In fact, the level design may have suffered because of it.
  2. Neversoft has created the most realistic skate title ever made. The graphics, animation, sound, challenge system, and Live integration has created a game that will challenge the legendary "Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2" for its crown as the king of the series.
  3. 90
    What Neversoft has built in Tony Hawk's Project 8 is, without a doubt, its masterpiece. The series has evolved into a sort of "evens are groundbreaking, and the odds are great" formula, but not only is this the greatest of the series, it's the best entry since "THPS4," which has long been the series' crowning achievement.