Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. If you must play the game on the old Xbox you'll still have a good time; albeit a lonely time. Just don't play it on the 360 or you might never be satisfied with your classic system again. Tony has definitely made the jump to next-gen and you might want to do the same.
  2. The work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
  3. A good port of the next-generation version. It keeps the solid gameplay and manages to introduce "nail the trick" and focus mode to the mix. As expected there are some concessions. The graphics are noticeably worse, the motion capture animation system is gone, the streaming world is gone, and inexplicably the online multiplayer is gone, too.
  4. This is the simplest Tony Hawk to date.
  5. 70
    Tony Hawk's Project 8 takes the series back to its roots, and feels like a way to introduce a new generation of gamers to the skating world.
  6. Project 8 makes some odd control changes that will stick out to longtime fans of this skateboarding series, but the core game is still fairly good.
  7. Project 8 is just another THPS, except without the "cool" factor.
  8. 63
    Clearly just an attempt to cash in one last time on the franchise. The level design is mediocre and the stripping of features is unacceptable. Nail the Trick is not particularly exciting on current-gen consoles and has been made too simplistic.
  9. Create-A-Park is gone, Create-A-Skate has been downplayed a lot, some things are a bit too easy, and finally the whole world feels a bit stale.
  10. There are more trick-based challenges than ever, but aside from the new slow-motion control, Tony Hawk is skating through the same old territory.
  11. So while the elder console looks like it's stuck with the 360's scraps, the series' next-gen evolution isn't complete either. Project 8 is a strong start and one worth playing, but it definitely feels immature--it's merely a beginning. [Jan. 2007, p.78]

There are no user reviews yet.