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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is a skateboarding simulation in which you control a famous skate star around 3D environments. Each game area contains a plethora of objects like ramps, rails, and half-pipes which can be used to perform tricks. Each trick you perform earns you more points for your score.

The game is divided into two types of levels. In the first, you skate around locations like a mall, a city street, or a warehouse. In each of these areas, there are 5 goals to complete. Some goals involve obtaining a high score, others smashing objects, and some collecting objects. For every goal you complete, you earn a video tape. By collecting enough video tapes, you unlock levels and skateboards for you to use. There are 6 levels like this. The second type of level is a competition. You get to make 3 timed runs through a skate park, and attempt to get the highest score possible. If you do well enough, you will beat the scores of the computer controlled skaters and win a medal. There are 3 levels like this.

There are nine real life pro skaters you can choose to play as, including Tony Hawk himself. Each skater has their own signature moves that earn you big points if pulled off successfully.


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast Smashing Through a Window in the Warehouse
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast Check out the FMV textures.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast Minneapolis
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation End of level score sheet

Promo Images

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Other
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Wallpaper

Alternate Titles

  • "托尼霍克职业滑板" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Tony Hawk's Skateboarding" -- European title
  • "THPS" -- informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

It's the first, but not the best. PlayStation bowser724 (26)
I hate skateboarders and I love this game. Dreamcast Courtland Funke (45)

Critic Reviews

GamesFirst! PlayStation Oct 24, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 1999 A 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 16, 2001 A 100
IGN PlayStation Oct 19, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Retroage Nintendo 64 Nov 10, 2010 8.7 out of 10 87
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 86 out of 100 86 Dreamcast Jul 10, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Meristation N-Gage Nov 06, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot N-Gage Oct 17, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68


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A demo of the game was available for a limited time from Pizza Hut.


The soundtrack includes the following songs:
  • Dead Kennedys - Police Truck
  • Evenrude - Vilifed
  • Goldfinger - Superman
  • Primus - Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
  • Speedealer - Nothing to Me
  • Speedealer - Screamer
  • Suicidal Tendencies - Cyco Vision
  • The Ernies - Here & Now
  • The Suicide Machines - New Girl
  • Unsane - Committed
  • The Vandals - Euro-Barge
The PAL version of the game includes three exclusive songs not available in the NTSC-U version (PS1 only):
  • Grand Unified - Le Hot
  • Aim (feat. YZ) - Ain't Got Time to Waste
  • Aquasky - Blue Thunder


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #36 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • GameSpy
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