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 The best two scores given at the end of each heat count.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast Grinding a Rail
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation 1st, 2nd and 3rd places get a medal!
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 Main menu

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 PlayStation 1999 A 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 16, 2001 A 100
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jul 27, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Nov 11, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HappyPuppy Dreamcast Jun 12, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation Aug 13, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86 Dreamcast Jul 10, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Gamers' Republic Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 B 75
Super Play (Sweden) N-Gage Oct, 2003 7 out of 10 70 (UK) N-Gage Nov 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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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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