I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who has enjoyed a previous THPS game, as it is easily the biggest and best one yet. There are a ton of goals to complete, insanely hard challenges that'll keep you coming back, and the best online play yet.
THPS4 is a winner! Playing it will grant you hours upon hours upon hours of game playing fun!
There are at least 8 maps to explore, plenty of goals,dozens of avatars and customizations. There is a possible secret map that I myself have never been able to unlock. I dare you to discover every "gap" in the game, i never could! Thps4 is the best of the thps series from what i have seen.
One of my favorites in the Tony Hawk series! This game is amazing! Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 improved the gameplay from the previous installments and made it even better. Instead of the 2-minute classic mode timer, this game allows the player to explore the levels open ended which makes the gameplay even better, and there's more goals this time. Levels in this game are very well designed with several great places for massive combos. Also, this was the first game to have the inclusion of the Spine Transfer and a freestyle trick system. This game also has a fantastic soundtrack and it's personally my favorite soundtrack in the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is an amazing game and one of the best in the Tony Hawk series!
This is the second Tony Hawk game I ever played and I remember liking it much less when I was very young simply due to the fact that you couldn't get off your board. Obviously that was a ridiculous reason but my base opinion still sort of holds true. This game is great, don't get me wrong but I think the perfect simplicity of the Pro Skater franchise had lost a bit of its magic by this point. It just serves as a slightly awkward middle point between the classic Pro Skater titles and the later Underground games.
The 2 minute timer was gone with no story to accompany it. The Tony Hawk engine was created but not yet perfected. The map selection has some gems but also some forgettable areas as well. It has more content than Tony 3 but I'd say 3 is probably the overall better game between the two. It's still a great game though and I have no doubt I'll be revisiting it until I die.
I beat this game in September of 2020.
Story - n/a
Gameplay - 9/10
Graphics - 8/10
Soundtrack - 7/10 (great but not as memorable as some other ones)
Levels - 7/10 (shipyard is awful, overall map quality isn't great as some other TH games either)
Replay value - 7/10 (some of the missions make this game not as replayable as some other TH games)
SummaryBuild your skills, earn respect, and show that you've got what it takes to Go Pro. 190 progressively harder goals. No time clock, no constraints. Pro-specific challenges. Evolving levels. Interact with other skaters. Multi-player modes. Customize your game...Your career is what you make of it. [Activision]