Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
90
4.1
Nintendo 64
89
3.8
PlayStation
92
4.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast Grinding a Rail
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 Bob Burnquist in the warehouse.  You must collect all the letters in "skate" in each level.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast Loading screen: You must complete goals to earn tapes.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation US title screen

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

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Aug 10, 2001 A 100
GamesFirst! PlayStation Oct 24, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 23, 2000 9.8 out of 10 98
CyberGames PlayStation Oct 20, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) PlayStation Nov, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HappyPuppy Dreamcast Jun 12, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo 64 Jun 03, 2000 9 out of 10 90
IGN N-Gage Oct 16, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Just Games Retro Nintendo 64 Mar 24, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play (Sweden) N-Gage Oct, 2003 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Demo

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

Soundtrack

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

Awards

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