Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

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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 PlayStation End of level tape count
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast The Gym in the School Level
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 Title screen
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 Rune Gliffberg grinds a ledge in the warehouse.  There is no HUD because this was taken in replay mode.

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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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 PlayStation 1999 A 100
GamesFirst! PlayStation Oct 24, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 16, 2001 A 100
NUKE Computer Gaming PlayStation 1999 9.7 out of 10 97
IGN PlayStation Oct 19, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1999 91 out of 100 91 PlayStation Jul 21, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation Aug 13, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames N-Gage Oct 07, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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


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