Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
  2. 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.
  3. This is the simplest Tony Hawk to date.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Project 8 is just another THPS, except without the "cool" factor.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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]
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. RichardK.
    Feb 20, 2007
    0
    This game gets worse every time, its sad, your waiting for it to load more than you are playing, create modes are all gone, graphics are an improvement but lacking in EVERYTHING ELSE. Don't waste your money on this, its garbage I wish I didn't buy it. Full Review »
  2. BlueFalcon
    Dec 6, 2006
    5
    While not horrible, this series has been steadily going down hill since tony hawk's underground. I think the main problem is with level design. For the past few hawk's, the levels have all been boring cities that mostly play the same. Also in this one, they force you to use a custom skater with few options to alter him. I would way way rather just play through the single player as a pro skater. Another reason the series has gone stale is the uninventive goals. They're so often boring and involve no thinking - there's no puzzle solving anymore. It's just do such and such a trick here, or collect this many randomly placed objects in the level. There are a few neat ideas and additions, but there's more things that detract than add to the series. I love thps, but you can tell the developers are putting less effort into it. Full Review »