Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – In our preview of the demo of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, I was already very enthusiastic. Be sure to read that article first, because I continue to drill on the story I wrote then. The enthusiasm for the game has not gone away. In fact, I’ve only gotten more excited.
In this review for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, I was able to get to know all aspects of the game extensively. With a little rosy cheeks of shame, I have to admit that I finished the game 100% in one weekend. And we’re talking about unlocking all levels, including the corresponding challenges. But that’s not all Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 has to offer. And that is what makes it so brilliant.
In this game, the makers have processed a huge range of challenges. Think of the challenges you know from Call of Duty, but for a skate game . You are really happy to do all those challenges. For example, you have specific challenges for your self-made skater, but also for certain levels. You can adapt that self-made skater in terms of appearance, clothing, skateboard and accessories. You do this with money that you can earn in-game. A great system. I could basically buy whatever I wanted. I was never grinding for an item. Very nice!
Also new in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is the arrival of a multiplayer that I also tried out for the review. It is a mode that I personally do not like the most. Simply because there are always others who are extremely good at the game. As a casual gamer, I’m simply not going to win from that. Playing with your friends online or offline is also possible and in my opinion more fun. I spent most of the hours solo. For example, for every skater in the game you have to collect items per map to make them better. I can tell you about that for a while.
What’s cool about this reviewed game is that the game has remained very loyal to the original. The music, the environments, even the locations of the challenges have remained the same. Not all songs from the original soundtrack can be found in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. The makers have filled that gap with different, new music. For the most part, the music ties in well with the rest of the playlist. If you don’t like the song, you can always skip it at the touch of a button. Laid back!
If you have seen the levels from the game, you can get started with your own park. If you are not that creative, you can play someone else’s park online. I have already come across the most crazy parks. It is always a surprise what someone else has made. That can really be a serious skating track, but some also make it a competition to build absurd parks. How about a roller coaster as a skate park? Tony Hawk’s 1 +2 has it for you.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is finally a game that offers you relaxation in a busy world. Because, where games of Fortnite and Call of Duty can be very hectic, THPS 1 +2 is just relaxing. Of course you have your frustrations when a challenge doesn’t work or you fall off your board again. But that’s just part of it. If you really can’t stand that, you can turn on one of the many game mods. For example, that you can never fall and always have maximum balance when grinding.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – Conclusion
For the review, I really had to think carefully about the bad sides of the game. When I speak for myself I think the challenges will get boring quickly. It’s a huge laundry list, but not one that I long to finish. Another disadvantage is that you cannot adjust the skater very extensively in terms of physique. In Tony Hawk’s Underground, for example, you could make someone fat or thin, or very muscular. That had been the icing on the cake. Speaking of Tony Hawk’s Underground. Get on with that remaster / remake please!
Positives of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
- The feeling of the past is back
- 2 legendary games recreated in top condition
- Lots of content to keep you happy
Negatives of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
- All those challenges can get boring
- Create-A-Skater could be a bit more extensive
- Part 3 + 4 and Tony Hawk Underground as a remaster have not been announced yet;)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Bio
|Release date||August 14, 2020|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows|