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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: 25 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  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. While the Tony Hawk franchise soars once again, it certainly hasn’t flown into the same stratosphere of excellence reached by earlier Tony Hawk games.
  3. Although Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is not incredibly ground breaking or innovative it is definitely a solid addition to the franchise.
  4. 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.
  5. Does Tony Hawk want to be score attack game – and a very good one at that – or does it want to take on Skate? If it’s the latter, then sadly, it’s going to lose. [Dec 2007, p.110]
  6. 65
    Skate will definitely appeal to the serious skaters out there. Tony Hawks’ Proving Ground is better suited for the casual gamers who enjoy the speed rush and gravity defying tricks.
  7. 55
    It's unpolished, unfocused, and proves nothing more than the now undeniable fact that the series needs a serious makeover and a lengthy vacation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Apr 7, 2011
    10
    Wow!I have played EVERY tony hawk game from the ps1 to the dreamcast ,xbox and now 360 and I have to tell you that there has never been aWow!I have played EVERY tony hawk game from the ps1 to the dreamcast ,xbox and now 360 and I have to tell you that there has never been a skateboarding game this amazing and flawless like this game!Skate what,give me a break, that game is full of BORING and they will never have a game that beats this game.Sorry EA but this game tops all of your attempts and I'm writing this review now 4-11 and skate 3 is out and I still go back to this game to compare, and it doesn't win ,not even close.Yeah "Ride" and "shred" sucks,they do but project 8 and proving ground are unbelievably awesome!Actually the more time that goes by,the better this game gets!Skate 2 has it's moments but this game just goes all out and blows me away.When you get a certain game so perfect there is nothing more you can do but go down hill like "ride" and "shred.Like nba 2k11,it's perfect and there is no way 2k will top it,you'll see, that's my point.So to who ever reads this and hasn't played this game go out and get it because your schedule will change, because it's been 4 years and I'm still playing the heck out of it! 10! Expand
  2. NickD.
    Oct 19, 2007
    10
    This is a great game. It has greatly improved since THP8. You can stream from single player to online play quite easily and customization This is a great game. It has greatly improved since THP8. You can stream from single player to online play quite easily and customization options are pretty good. Building your own park in your lounge is a fun bonus too. It's a long game with some difficult achievements that will take some time to get. This is definately a great sequel to the series. Collapse
  3. JobA.
    Dec 19, 2007
    9
    This game is truly incredible.The last Tony Hawk project 8 was great but this just tops it with no doubt.Everyone is talking "Skate" this and This game is truly incredible.The last Tony Hawk project 8 was great but this just tops it with no doubt.Everyone is talking "Skate" this and "Skate" that and that game cant even compare to this game.It is a completely different game to begin with.That game is basically a simulation of skate boarding.Its a very boring game and I played it for 2 hours and I returned it the same day.Tony Hawk's Proving Ground just has so many things to do and it never feels repetitive.It is basically Project 8 with smoother game play and much more to do.For everyone reading this I recommend that you go right away and pick it up cause it is a just about as perfect as you can get for skate boarding.I do not see how they will top this next year,but I'll be waiting to find out.I score it a 9.6. Expand
  4. RobertJ.
    Nov 8, 2007
    5
    More of an exercise in anger management than a video game. the challengers are frustrating, the controls feel off and while the levels are More of an exercise in anger management than a video game. the challengers are frustrating, the controls feel off and while the levels are good, it's actually unlocking this that makes me want to throw large objects at the screen. Expand
  5. TomW
    Dec 22, 2008
    4
    i will admit this, its a good game its fun, but...some parts are way too hard and causes frustration. I have all Tony Hawk games and by far,i will admit this, its a good game its fun, but...some parts are way too hard and causes frustration. I have all Tony Hawk games and by far, THPG is the worst, it doesn't even have a diffuculty setting like beginner, easy, normal or sick, so if your looking for a hard challenge and want frustration, then buy it, but i regret buying it. Expand
  6. IanI.
    Oct 17, 2007
    2
    Adding a video editor doesn't make it a new game. If you bought all the TH games up till now chances are nothing will stop you from Adding a video editor doesn't make it a new game. If you bought all the TH games up till now chances are nothing will stop you from getting this one, the bottom line is its almost identical to all the other Tony Hawk games that have been made in recent years which is fine except that it is incredibly lacking in the graphics department and as a next gen sequal to a regular series that truly is the bread and butter...TH games are becoming more and more like sports games...nothing realy changes from year to year but a slight graphical upgrade...only that upgrade is extreamly deficiant here. Expand
  7. BlakeB.
    Jan 3, 2008
    1
    Biggest disappointment. THPG is by far the worst TH game since Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. I dont know how else to say this game is Biggest disappointment. THPG is by far the worst TH game since Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. I dont know how else to say this game is the biggest waste of time and money. Expand

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