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  • Summary: Reengineered from the ground up, Tony Hawk’s Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail. The game challenges players toReengineered from the ground up, Tony Hawk’s Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail. The game challenges players to experience the intensity and pressure of skating against some of the world’s top pros in true to life competitions as they aim to become the #1 skater. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. The most realistic skate title ever made. The graphics, animation, sound, and revamped challenge system has created a game that will challenge the legendary "Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2" for its crown as the king of the series.
  2. A lot of the fluff that has plagued the series for the last couple years has been stripped away, revealing a game that fast, furious, and focused almost 100 percent on the play experience.
  3. Finally we see a good use of the Sixaxis controller, and it's about time the Classic mode returns as a single challenge. However, what's up with no online play, and why didn't the occasional slowdown get addressed?
  4. I know I keep coming back to this, but the online part of the past five Tony Hawk games has been the thing that keeps me coming back after I've played through the single-player game. Now granted, the goals this time around mean that I'll probably never completely finish the game, but I miss me some Trick Attack. Yes, I can do some local multi-player, but if I can't be beaten by some six year-old calling me a fag, I'm not really living the online experience, y'know?
  5. The gameplay is as freeform and as technical as it's ever been, with some smart changes on that front that are enough to keep fans of the series interested, while a new tutorial is aimed at getting new players up to speed. Unfortunately, some technical glitches and unstable frame rates plague both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
  6. Though a slowness to change and evolve hinders Tony Hawk Project 8's greatness, the developers sank a gargantuan lump of time into making the skating feel genuine, and it's enough to revitalize what is broadly the same game with a few newborn adoptions.
  7. 50
    I wish that I could say that the PS3 version of Tony Hawk's Project 8 felt like a next-gen game, but it doesn't even have online gameplay, an element that was crucial to solidifying Neversoft's current-gen games as a blockbuster franchise. Combine that with the flaws already plaguing the game, and it's very difficult to recommend.

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  1. Apr 30, 2015
    9
    My notorious ex-girlfriend is better than this game. I was highly disappointed in the ps3 version opposed to the ps2 version. No cheat codesMy notorious ex-girlfriend is better than this game. I was highly disappointed in the ps3 version opposed to the ps2 version. No cheat codes for the ps3 version like, unlimited focus, balance and rail as to it's ps2 predecessor. Developers are not specific on how to complete certain goals. The player is constrained to complete too many goals for so little. 'SICK' completions are almost impossible. As familiar game play is also found in proving ground. I think I'll go back to my ps2...and remember how great it is Expand
  2. May 7, 2020
    7
    Story - 6/10
    Gameplay - 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
    Soundtrack - 7/10
    Levels - 7/10
    Replay value - 7/10
  3. Jul 28, 2022
    7
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  4. Oct 2, 2020
    6
    This one is a weird one. Tony Hawk's Project 8 was essentially the last Tony Hawk game I was extensively interested in playing while it wasThis one is a weird one. Tony Hawk's Project 8 was essentially the last Tony Hawk game I was extensively interested in playing while it was new. I got the titles that were released after, but always remember putting them down a lot quicker than the previous releases so I consider Project 8 to be the official dropping point for my Tony Hawk game fascination, at least when it comes to the new games that were being released. I grew up with the ps2 version of this game, which is NOT the version I'm reviewing today. That port is watered down from its next gen versions, as to be expected, and is not worth revisiting beyond mere curiosity at this point. That being said, I still think the ps3 and 360 versions are worth a try if you like skating games. I think it's a drop off from previous games, trying (and mostly failing) to take a more realistic approach. There's a lot of cut features from the previous games, the new movement system takes some getting used to and I feel like a lot of the charm from the previous titles has mostly vanished, but I think it stands on it's own if you don't compare it to previous titles. As I said, the movement system is a little different and might take some getting used to, but once you do, it's really a blast to use. The maps are all decent and the true open world is a great edition, you can skate around the entire map without a single loading screen or.. loading hallway like in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. A true and genuine open world skating game, something that the Skate games would later perfect.
    Project 8 is it's own thing and it does a pretty good job at being it's own thing in my opinion. I beat this game in February 2020 after beating it many times before.
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