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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: 11 out of 118
  2. Negative: 95 out of 118
  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. Sep 30, 2015
    3
    A Big Disappointment.

    I was so excited for this game, that I went to the bother of pre-ordering it. I have to say it's a big
    A Big Disappointment.

    I was so excited for this game, that I went to the bother of pre-ordering it. I have to say it's a big disappointment. I'm not going to rehash what most have written here. (The glitchy game play, dropouts, weird graphics,etc, it's all valid)
    What I dislike the most is the lack of customization options. Robomodo completely ruined the "special" feature, it's just a button you press now. And you cannot chose which special moves you want to use. There's no create-a-skater, which IMO was half the fun. (You can change preset designs around, but they are all variations on a few generic designs)
    Not a huge deal but I was sad to see that Rodney Mullen was not a part of this game. That being said I can see why he wouldn't want to attach his name or brands to this atrocity. Speaking of Rodney Mullen I was really hoping they were going to bring back flatland tricks...but again, disappointed.
    I've previously enjoyed the majority of the music chosen for the series, but unfortunately THPS 5 is a big exception, the soundtrack in the game is god awful, save for about two tracks. Obviously that's a subjective issue, but it would be a nice option to be able to choice music from your own library.
    As a loyal THPS fan who's been playing the series since 2000, I really wanted to like this game, but Activision and Robomodo really s*** the bed on this sequel. I haven't lost complete hope yet, maybe some patch updates could fix the frame rate issue, add a real create-a-skater, add flat land trick, the ability to use your own music and and some DLC levels from the previous games (or alternatively make some new ones with missions more relevant to skateboarding!) But I certainly won't be holding my breathe for that to happen anytime soon. If your a big THPS fan I would stay away from this, it might ruin the series for you.
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  4. Oct 15, 2015
    1
    The game play is very loose and at time seems like there is no purpose or objective . The game doesn't flow well and does not draw you in toThe game play is very loose and at time seems like there is no purpose or objective . The game doesn't flow well and does not draw you in to keep playing it gets boring and repetitive very quickly . The maps seem like they are not as well thought out as previous Tony Hawk games and don't flow very well especially from the multiplayer aspect. The graphics seem to be a lack there of playing on a next gen counsel I expected way more, but what I received was early on PS3 type graphics with cartoonish characters and maps . I can game is playable but if you're expecting a Tony Hawk pro skater 1 or 2 type experience you're not going to get it . The game doesnt seem to be that ground breaking nothing new and exciting and doesn't change things up enough to make it stand out . This is just another rushed game that wasn't well thought out and pushed to market to get Tony hawk fans to buy it . Wait for it to go in the used and or clearance section , I wouldn't spend $60 on it again . I wish there was a way to get my money back from this worthless terrible game . We shouldn't put up with this and keep allowing them to pump out worthless crap games . It is almost like false advertisement they show this great game and when you get it finally it is absolutely terrible . Expand
  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. Oct 2, 2015
    0
    Ugly graphics, game breaking glitches galore, small levels, ridiculously boring objectives, product placement EVERYWHERE, horrendously brokenUgly graphics, game breaking glitches galore, small levels, ridiculously boring objectives, product placement EVERYWHERE, horrendously broken physics that make THPS 1 look realistic by comparison, all for a high price tag. This is an absolute abomination, an embarrassing cash grab attempt by Activision. Do not buy this, don't even rent/borrow it. This filth is not worth anyone's time. 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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