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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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  • Developer: Neversoft Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Sports, Alternative, Individual, Skateboarding, Skateboarding, Skate / Skateboard
  • # of players: 8 Online
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. This eighth instalment in the hugely popular skateboarding series, and the first built specially for the Xbox 360, is the best and most realistic by far.
  2. 90
    The first time you create your own sick flip trick is worth the price of admission. This game, despite all its faults rocks. It is indeed the best Hawk game to date. even over the coveted "THPS3."
  3. 88
    Although Neversoft removed a couple creation options, and a few other little nitpicks there is definitely a lot of content packed in here.
  4. Technical hiccups side, Project 8 is as solid as it ever was, and Neversoft is slowly but surely improving the formula without diluting it.
  5. The visuals may be jumpy from time to time, and building a skater isn't so compelling an experience this time around, but past these negatives, skateboarders should buy this game immediately.
  6. An enjoyable experience. However, for all the time they have spent improving the graphics, physics, and new Create-A-Trick, I do wish they had devoted more time and effort into the level design.
  7. Newbies will feel constantly overwhelmed and will dismiss this game in a heartbeat due to its high learning curve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. KrzysztofK.
    Feb 21, 2007
    9
    The only improvements are with the graphics and the Nail-the-Trick feature. The controls were always right and a skateboarding game can only The only improvements are with the graphics and the Nail-the-Trick feature. The controls were always right and a skateboarding game can only do so many things as far as storyline goes but in the areas it could improve it did. The only reason I've downgraded this to a 9 is that I feel like we've taken a few steps backwards as far as the create-a-skater/create-a-skatepark goes. Otherwise spot-on people, spot-on. Expand
  2. Ryan
    Nov 8, 2006
    9
    They pulled it off with the 720p visual graphic upgrade. The game might not be revolutionary, but this is number 8 folks. The controlls were They pulled it off with the 720p visual graphic upgrade. The game might not be revolutionary, but this is number 8 folks. The controlls were alway spot on. Now with the power of 360, so are the visuals/ physics. Expand
  3. EliN.
    Dec 8, 2006
    9
    Like every other TH game its great and fun with freinds and to mess around i have to say thats the BEST parti never saw 1player fun as the Like every other TH game its great and fun with freinds and to mess around i have to say thats the BEST parti never saw 1player fun as the campain aspect but you can just sit down and pull of tricks for hours and freeze time to do a cool trick it is GREAT but1player is a bore and stupid all multi aspects are just great for the sakteing in you! Expand
  4. ACE5
    Dec 22, 2006
    7
    Is it me?... Or is activision starting to turn into EA sports. It seems like they are milking their franchises without putting too much Is it me?... Or is activision starting to turn into EA sports. It seems like they are milking their franchises without putting too much effort into making them dramatically better. I honestly can't see any reason to buy this game or call of duty, just like I can't see buying a EA sports game because it's basically the same thing you've played already. Yes they have the new trick system, but the gameplay overall needs to change seriously. Expand
  5. JohnPifer
    Feb 22, 2009
    7
    This game is fun. I don't have much to say about it outside of the fact that its just like every other new Tony Hawk game, the same asThis game is fun. I don't have much to say about it outside of the fact that its just like every other new Tony Hawk game, the same as the last one with new places and new modes. The good thing about this one is the tutorial and the sandbox effect. Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2013
    6
    In my opinion this is where the "Down Hill Jam" started. The Nail the trick feature was a rip off of Skate that was just a more complicatedIn my opinion this is where the "Down Hill Jam" started. The Nail the trick feature was a rip off of Skate that was just a more complicated way to do tricks that I only used when forced to by the game. The levels were forgettable and the character creator either allowed you to be wanna-be Eminem or wanna-be Usher. The removal of create a park sucked big time and the story while interesting for game-play was overall disappointing. Expand
  7. BryanM.
    Sep 18, 2007
    3
    Same old tony game. this is starting to be like Marrio Party games. Why get the new one even if it has fer little new stuff when you can buy Same old tony game. this is starting to be like Marrio Party games. Why get the new one even if it has fer little new stuff when you can buy a much older title for so much less? Expand

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