Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
88
...
Xbox
89
3.5
PlayStation
...
3.3
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Description

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is the fourth game in Activision's skateboarding franchise.

The main feature of this game is it's redesigned career mode. When beginning a level, you have all the time in the world to skate around, perform tricks, get a feel for the level, without the hassel of any goals or time limits. When you're ready to attempt a goal, simply find a pro skater, talk to him, then receive the goal, similar to Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX. Goals are similar to the previous games, such as collect SKATE, get a certain amount of points, transfer over this and grind that. There are new goals, however, such as collecting the word COMBO while doing one big combo. Miss a trick, and goal fails. Once all regular goals are accomplished, you can attempt the Pro Goal, which is specific to each skater, and is extremely hard.

All the major skaters are here, including Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Steve Caballero, Kareem Campbell, Rune Gilfberg, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Elissa Steamer and Jamie Thomas.

The levels are been expanded and are huge. Some of the levels include a college campus, a shipyard, and the infamous prison complex Alcatraz.

For multiplayer, all the favorite modes are back, from Graffiti and Trick Attack to Horse and King Of The Hill. New modes include Capture The Flag and Combo Mambo. THPS4 also supports System Link play, but not XBox Live.

The PlayStation 2 version offers everything from the XBox version, but also has online play, utilizing either your own network adaptor or the official one. The PS2 version also features a one level demo of Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder, which is not featured on any other version of the game.

Screenshots

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 PlayStation Main menu
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Windows Shooting Range on Сarnival
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Windows University
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Xbox Opening movie

Alternate Titles

  • "托尼霍克职业滑板4" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "THPS4" -- informal title

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User Reviews

Still a great game, but not as accessible as previous outings. GameCube quizzley7 (21172)
Best THPS yet! GameCube Exodia85 (2153)
Is it good?.......Yes it is. Xbox ThE oNe (178)

Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Windows Aug 12, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Vortex Xbox 2002 95 out of 100 95
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 23, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Nov 07, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
Nintendojo GameCube Feb 03, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Gamesmania.de Xbox Jan 15, 2003 91 out of 100 91
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Nov 25, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Nov 21, 2002 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Aug 12, 2007 D+ 33

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Trivia

BMX rider

The BMX rider featured in the Steve Caballero movie, is pro Bmx'er Rick Thorne, who is also featured in the Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX series.

Gags

For a bit of a laugh, go to the Carnival level and find the basketball booth in front of the clown and sneak round the back to see a carnie in a compromising situation with a goat!

References

Much like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, in which the well known Star Wars character Darth Maul made an appearance, Jango Fett makes a secret guest appearance for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, with a range of moves that use his jetpack and blasters.

Soundtrack

The full song list:
  • AC/DC - "TNT"
  • Aesop Rock - "Labor"
  • Agent Orange - "Bloodstains"
  • Avail - "Simple Song"
  • Bouncing Souls - "Manthem"
  • Delinquent Habits - "House of the Rising Drum"
  • De La Soul - "Oodles of O's"
  • Eyedea & Abilities - "Big Shots"
  • Flogging Molly - "Drunken Lullabies"
  • Gangstarr - "Mass Appeal"
  • Goldfinger - "Spokesman"
  • Haiku D'Etat - "Non Compos Mentis"
  • Hot Water Music - "Freightliner"
  • Iron Maiden - "The Number of the Beast"
  • Jai Plus - "Bad Dreams"
  • JFA - "Beach Blanket Bongout"
  • Less Than Jake - "All My Best Friends Are Metalheads"
  • Lootpack - "Whenimondamic"
  • Muskabeatz - "Bodyrock" (featuring Biz Markie)
  • Muskabeatz - "I'm a Star" (featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel)
  • Muskabeatz - "Versus of Doom" (featuring Jeru the Damaja)
  • Nebula - "Giant"
  • N.W.A. - "Express Yourself"
  • Public Enemy - "By the Time I Get to Arizona"
  • Rocket from the Crypt - "Savoir Faire"
  • Run-DMC - "My Adidas"
  • Sex Pistols - "Anarchy in the UK"
  • System of a Down - "Shimmy"
  • The Cult - "Bad Fun"
  • The Distillers - "Seneca Falls"
  • The Faction - "Skate and Destroy"
  • The Offspring - "Blackball"
  • Toy Dolls - "Dig That Groove Baby"
  • US Bombs - "Yer Country"
  • Zeke - "Death Alley"

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2002– Best GameCube Sports Game of the Year
    • 2002 – Best GameCube Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – Best Xbox Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – #4 Best Xbox Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – #5 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – #8 Best PS2 Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2002 – Best PS2 Sports Game of the Year
    • 2002 – Best Xbox Sports Game of the Year
    • 2002 – Best GameCube Sports Game of the Year
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