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  • Summary: Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Sep 15, 2020
    100
    For what it is trying to do, it is hard to fault Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on Xbox One for practically anything it does. It accurately and lovingly recreates the original games whilst adding tons of new content and ideas - it just perfects the formula.
  2. Sep 10, 2020
    93
    All in then, Vicarious Visions and Beenox have absolutely knocked this remake out of the park. Not only is it a great source of nostalgia for older players who have fond memories of the originals, but the core gameplay is just as fun as ever and will no doubt find a new legion of fans today. The updated visuals are excellent, again playing homage to past titles while adding extra little touches and details. Online is fun, if a challenge, and the custom skater and park options are deep and full of potential, though it would have been nice to be able to set custom challenges too.
  3. Sep 3, 2020
    90
    Because it nails so much about that original Tony Hawk experience, it's really hard to be mad at Pro Skater 1 + 2 for any of its downsides. The load times aren't enough to keep you away from the plethora of satisfying combos, and the lack of level goals for every skater isn't enough to keep you from jumping back in with a new character. Playing through the newly remade levels is immensely enjoyable, and that on its own is enough to call Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 a success. However, smart additions and an engaging challenge system make it an experience that's more than just a brief skate through Tony Hawk's past.
  4. Sep 18, 2020
    90
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is one of the best remakes of two of the best video games ever made. For fans like me who grew up playing it, this is what we have wanted since the series started its downward spiral in its later years. It feels like Tony Hawk is back for the first time in a decade. For those not familiar this is the best way to jump into the action. This package is incredible, and I hope Activision expands it with DLC for Tony Hawk 3+4 at some point down the line.
  5. Sep 9, 2020
    85
    Visually as well as mechanically very successful remaster of two skateboard classics. The Tony Hawk franchise hasn’t been served with this quality in a very long time.
  6. Nov 25, 2020
    85
    The Tony Hawk series was never about realism, and whether they’re old enough to have nostalgia for it or not, Pro Skater 1+2 is a fantastic remake offering intuitive and massively enjoyable gameplay that deserves any skate fan’s attention.
  7. Sep 3, 2020
    75
    The one and only tangible addition to the studio is a rather messy and cumbersome experience and challenge system that won't get you much except cosmetic items in the hundreds. The pleasure and the sensations are there. But it would have taken a little more to make an impression.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Sep 5, 2020
    10
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater is back with a bang! As a kid, i absolutely adored these games. Then slowly over time, they declined massively. The lastTony Hawk Pro Skater is back with a bang! As a kid, i absolutely adored these games. Then slowly over time, they declined massively. The last installment is absolutely awful. It was a real shame.

    But vicarious visions have done an amazing job with this remaster. It feels and plays exactly like the originals, but with great new graphics, added features like challenges and speed runs and online multiplayer. If you like the originals, it's a must buy. If you've never played them, pick this up and get ready for some amazing arcade skating fun.
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  2. Sep 7, 2020
    10
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 are perfect remasters that affectionately remind us of the originals. Keeping the amazing soundtrack from theTony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 are perfect remasters that affectionately remind us of the originals. Keeping the amazing soundtrack from the late 90's, early 2000's while adding a variety of songs ranging from the 80's until today, it gives that connection for all generations of players. The gameplay keeps the fun flowing style, emulating the feel of the originals.

    It is a must play for fans of the original 2 games and gets fans of the franchise excited about what the future has in store after the disappointment of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5. The only downfall for the game is the limited online multiplayer on offer. Other than being picky about the multiplayer options, it is flawless in every sense of the word, the game is a must buy!
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  3. Sep 20, 2020
    10
    This game is perfect. Have not encountered any bugs. The customisation could be better but scoring a 10 because I enjoy the game so much. JustThis game is perfect. Have not encountered any bugs. The customisation could be better but scoring a 10 because I enjoy the game so much. Just as I remember the original. Well done to VV please keep this level of quality coming and i’ll pre-order more often. Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2020
    9
    This is how you do a remake. Absolutely true to the original. Fantastic gameplay, fantastic graphics, great soundtrack. Love it.

    One thing
    This is how you do a remake. Absolutely true to the original. Fantastic gameplay, fantastic graphics, great soundtrack. Love it.

    One thing though, where's the blood?
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  5. Sep 14, 2020
    9
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remastered is similar to most sports games are photorealistic simulations. When you start up the newest NBA2K1 orTony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remastered is similar to most sports games are photorealistic simulations. When you start up the newest NBA2K1 or PGA Tour 2K21, you’re tasked with advancing the profile of your young pro-potential athlete through a series of events and crucial decisions. Success in PGA Tour 2K21 is a matter of precision, solid club choices, and upgrading gear. This wasn’t always the case. Sports games got weird and surreal toward the end of the late 80s and early 90s, as the tech moved beyond the choppy simplicity of weaker home consoles. At the tail end of the 1990s, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater revolutionized gaming. It didn’t have rules. The goal was to explore your surroundings and score through a series of guided point and collection challenges. The field was the real world. Tony Hawk encouraged the player to think like a skater by placing them in a seemingly benign setting, like a sprawling school campus or a shopping mall interior, and inviting them to see how everything connects, to find a secondary utility in fences, stairs, and fountains. Each level is a puzzle. Each line is a freestyle. So, after its release in late 1999, Pro Skater quickly took off, eclipsing contemporary skate titles like Thrasher’s Skate and Destroy and EA’s Street Skater thanks to the involvement of Hawk as a consultant and a playable character. He gave the game star power, more refined movement, and a selection of real-life professional skateboarders the competition at the time couldn’t muster. It was a much-needed hit for Neversoft, an upstart developer on its last financial stands at the time which would parlay its success with the Pro Skater series into continued renown with their other staples), for publisher Activision, and for Hawk, who quickly became a household name, as much for personal achievements as for the smash hit carrying his name. Hawk reminisced about the moment he knew he’d changed the game: It reached the tipping point when the fourth game was released, and the previous three were still in the top ten in sales. At one point, we had four of the top ten best-selling video games al at one time. After the first entry, Pro Skater followed the path of every ambitious and critically acclaimed sports title: It became a franchise. The early sequels were slick refinements of the original premise, adding new mechanics, increasingly elaborate levels, online features, and career stories to the already airtight gameplay. But the need to keep retooling a game that wasn’t broken in the first place eventually cost the series some of its luster. Later entries and spinoffs hit sour notes with reviewers for bugs and clunky peripherals that hampered gameplay. “[The game] defined a generation,” Hawk said, but “it was hard to keep reinventing the wheel.” It seemed like skating games were on the way out over the last decade, as the wait for news of a sequel to Electronic Arts’s beloved Skate 3 stretched out into a ten-year journey, and development on Pro Skater 5 stumbled, racing against the clock to make it out before Hawk and Activision’s contract ended. Recent titles like open-world extreme sports game Steep and this summer’s Skater XL restored a glimmer of the feeling, but Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 truly feels like a rebirth of the series we all s fondly remember to this date. The idea to revisit the early games is a treat for fans and newcomers alike. If you have the opportunity to pick this combo up for your Xbox One old pro or rookie to the franchise you won't go away disappointed. Just typing this review reminds me of all the crazy hours I dumbed into the many skating franchises over the decades. Ahh Nostalgia is great! Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2020
    8
    This is the game I've been waiting for all my life. Upon seeing the release trailer, I was skeptical due to being scarred by the horribleThis is the game I've been waiting for all my life. Upon seeing the release trailer, I was skeptical due to being scarred by the horrible recent "efforts" to revitalize this franchise but as soon as I got my hands on the demo, I knew we were in good hands. Vicarious Visions replaces the late Neversoft this time, which is the best option Activision could have chose. VV did all the portable versions of the Tony Hawk games that are worth talking about, I'm pretty sure they've developed more Tony Hawk games than Neversoft even has.

    The game features all the levels from the first two THPS games in stunning HD graphics as well as the entire roster of skaters from those games. They've also added a new generation of skaters to inspire a new generation of kids to pick up a skateboard. Another addition is mechanics from later Tony Hawk games such as reverts from Tony 3 and wallplants from Underground. Without these additions, the game would not be nearly as fun in my opinion. I'm a fan of the big combos and fast paced gameplay of the later games and this game adds almost everything I want without adding the unnecessary mechanics of the even later games. It also has the option to use the movesets from the first 2 games if you aren't quite used to the insanely fast nature of the later games. I personally have improved my gameplay with this game more than I have in years. I'm finally able to pull off 10+ million combos with relative ease when back in the day, I really wasn't any good. I'm finally starting to take my skills seriously after 16 years of playing this franchise. There's also a create a park mode which is limited in some aspects but has undeniably resulted in some of the best created parks I've ever seen. I think it's the height of this mode for the entire franchise. Just please add create a goal, VV! I have some issues with the game like the lack of ability to get off your board, the limited online mode (which is said to be patched with more features soon) and the somewhat limited create a skater mode. If that online issue is fixed, I could see myself raising the score of this game even higher and seeing it as the definitive THPS game. I'd also love to see the THPS 3 levels added with a DLC pack, that would make this game maaaybe the best Tony Hawk game in my eyes. I love Underground so much but I see some great potential here.

    It's that good. Without a doubt my game of the year and possibly my game of this entire generation of consoles. I beat this game in September of 2020.
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  7. Nov 10, 2020
    0
    La peor consola para jugarla chavalessss, que flipoooo!! Estabamos aqui con el repartidor de Glovo (si, el que le pone los cuernos al Sasel) yLa peor consola para jugarla chavalessss, que flipoooo!! Estabamos aqui con el repartidor de Glovo (si, el que le pone los cuernos al Sasel) y nos petaba a cada rato tioooo (la novia del calvo tambien, peta peta y peta) Expand

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