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  • Summary: THPS 5 offers a new take on combo-driven skateboarding, the most advanced Pro Skater online multiplayer experience in a Tony Hawk game, and a state-of-the-art skatepark builder. Ride, build, and repeat.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 43
  2. Negative: 38 out of 43
  1. Oct 2, 2015
    65
    The gaming landscape has changed a lot since the series heyday, but this title is stuck in a no-man's-land between not being good enough to replicate the past nor ambitious enough to move the franchise forward.
  2. Oct 6, 2015
    45
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 fails to recapture the magic of the first four games.
  3. 40
    Despite the fun character customizations, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 suffers from a number of issues, including laggy multiplayer, dipping frame-rates, and off-putting physics. Sorry, Tony, but nostalgia can’t save you this time.
  4. Sep 30, 2015
    30
    Avoid this one like the Black Plague.
  5. Oct 12, 2015
    30
    Robomodo's Activision-mandated update most often challenges players, strangely, not to score big, but stupidly.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Dec 15, 2015
    20
    This Hawk has had its wings clipped to the point where it resembles an ugly-looking, flightless dodo that deserves its own extinction. [Christmas 2015, p74]
  7. Oct 12, 2015
    0
    Not one level that I reached in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 felt memorable or made me want to play more. It’s truly a sad day in video game history when a series like this can just become a shadow of its former self.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 116
  2. Negative: 92 out of 116
  1. Sep 29, 2015
    10
    it is a great game and it brings you back to the good ol days. any fan of this will be happy. It is a little clunkier than the originals butit is a great game and it brings you back to the good ol days. any fan of this will be happy. It is a little clunkier than the originals but overall it is a fun game. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2015
    7
    This game, while definitely having it's weaknesses, is a return to the Pro Skater genre and it is not bad. The addition of MP addsThis game, while definitely having it's weaknesses, is a return to the Pro Skater genre and it is not bad. The addition of MP adds replayability, the core mechanics are there, etc. Yes - it is not Skate so it is arcade-like. But that is what Pro Skater always was. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2015
    3
    The game it's self isn't so bad.

    Online mode is horrendous. The old THPS games allowed you to join a lobby and play with people who wanted
    The game it's self isn't so bad.

    Online mode is horrendous. The old THPS games allowed you to join a lobby and play with people who wanted to do similar game types. Tony Hawk 5 does no such thing. You are in a random room with 20 random people who are doing there missions or free skating. When you wanna do a trick attack or other game mode you have to enter a separate lobby for that. Sadly because no one knows why anyone is playing I have yet to find a game with anyone in it for any mode. With this new online system the only people you are see the free skaters.

    Until there is an update avoid this game. There are only 8 in house levels and create a skater consists only of editing an existing skater.
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  4. Nov 10, 2015
    1
    I gave it a 1/10 because it reminded what the industry is still capable of selling us. This is only the extreme example of what is beingI gave it a 1/10 because it reminded what the industry is still capable of selling us. This is only the extreme example of what is being pumped out every month. I can't help but think about endless concourses of talented young men and women slaving away to make these worthless piles excrement for companies that clearly don't know what their customers want -- Instead they make what their customers are willing to tolerate.

    Now somebody pass me the brain bleach...
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  5. Sep 16, 2019
    0
    Absolutely appalled to see how terrible this game was. Gameplay is nothing like the games prior in the series. A disgrace to the franchise asAbsolutely appalled to see how terrible this game was. Gameplay is nothing like the games prior in the series. A disgrace to the franchise as a whole. The soundtrack is awful. Nearly impossible to get through some missions. I can go on for an entire day to explain how a $40 game can bring a person's hopes down a **** ton. I can't even play the game without turning off my internet connection on the console, let alone no multiplayer support anymore. There's not even split screen...SPLIT SCREEN! A feature so easy to add in. It's almost like they farted in a room, all stayed in there to baskin in the ambience, decimate on the game disc, held a B-rating skateboarding video game ritual and then called it a day. Humiliating. Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2015
    0
    I'm gonna make it simple, if the game was sold for 15$ in digital, in that state, it would already be a shame. For 60 f****** bucks, i let youI'm gonna make it simple, if the game was sold for 15$ in digital, in that state, it would already be a shame. For 60 f****** bucks, i let you guys guess... Just DON'T buy this crap, even if you're the most hardcore fan of the franchise, easily the worst game i have ever played since... 15 years ?!. Expand
  7. Oct 1, 2015
    0
    Wait, so the fix patch for this game is bigger than the game itself??!! and it's still rubbish after that...... I WANT MY MONEY BACK PLEASE!Wait, so the fix patch for this game is bigger than the game itself??!! and it's still rubbish after that...... I WANT MY MONEY BACK PLEASE!

    AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!
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