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Tony Hawk's Project 8

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
76
3.5
PlayStation 3
76
2.5
PSP
75
4.0

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Reengineered from the ground up for Xbox 360™, Tony Hawk’s Project 8™ will give gamers the ultimate skateboarding experience. Project 8continues the definitive skating series with ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics, and new super-responsive controls that put you in complete control of every trick and bail.

    Face off against some of the world's top pro skaters and feel the intensity and pressure of true life competitions. Build your career as the world's top skater, and establish your home town as a skating destination. With non-stop skating action in a free-roaming, living environment, Tony Hawk’s Project 8incorporates the series’ most popular features, all enhanced for next-gen technology.

    • Enter a massive world: Tony Hawk’s Project 8 offers more goals, side-missions, secret areas, and mini games than any other Tony Hawk game. Track stats with new in-game record keeping, switch characters mid-game to accomplish a goal, or just skate how you want to skate.
    • Impress the locals: For the first time ever, impress the in-game citizenry to gain respect. Pedestrians will gather to watch you show off, and react according to your performance. They applaud you successes, but they also laugh at your bails or punch you for running into them.
    • Experience all new gameplay: Interact with pro skaters who will teeth you special tricks or show you secret paths. Try to keep up with a cameraman and follow his instructions. Move ramps and rails around inside levels to set up sick tricks or reach secret areas. Watch yourself on camera through picture-in-picture technology.
    • Take complete control: With an all new physics system, Project 8 now allows you to push your grinds to the limit, while minimizing damage from bails by controlling your fall. Or you can abuse the ragdoll bail mode and see just how much damage your skater can take. Gravity and momentum are more present and realistic, and combine to give you the most realistic skate ever.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15388) on Oct 11, 2010.

www.nbg-online.de (German):
    Tony Hawk’s Project 8™, beschert dem Spieler mit ultrarealistischer Grafik, verbesserter Physik und einer extrem feinfühligen Steuerung, die das Skate-Gefühl mit jedem Trick und Sturz perfekt simuliert, die ultimative Skateboard- Erfahrung. Das Spiel fordert die Spieler dazu heraus, in realistisch simulierten Wettkämpfen gegen die weltbesten Profis zu bestehen und sich an die Spitze der Skate-Elite zu kämpfen.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Jan 18, 2007.

www.activision.com:
    THE MOST REALISTIC SKATEBOARDING EXPERIENCE EVER !

    The game challenges players to experience the intensity and pressure of skating against some of the world’s top pros in true to life competitions as they aim to become the #1 skater.

    With an entirely new gameplay engine, the trick-based gameplay features amazing, detailed character animations that react realistically on and off their boards, a new physics system, an innovative bail mode, and the ability to move ramps and rails throughout the city.

    The experience is so real, you don't just skate it...you feel it.

    KEY FEATURES
    Most Unique, Robust and Realistic Skateboarding Game Experience Ever Tony Hawk’s Project 8 ™ offers more goals, side-missions, and secret areas than any other Tony Hawk game. Track your stats with new in-game record keeping or just skate how you want to skate.

    Innovative, Never-Before-Seen Gameplay Elements The new bail mode allows players to control the body of the skater during falls to minimize or maximize damage for fun. Trick through photo shoot locations by watching yourself skate through a picture in picture to get the best looking shot while on your way to #1 pro skater status. Do it all in a massive living city full of interactive pedestrians featuring all new AI.

    Enhanced Physics and Responsive Controls The new physics systems allow for a greater sense momentum and gravity. Players will want to seek out bigger ramps to gain enough speed to perform bigger air tricks and get to secret areas.

    Next Generation Gameplay Brings Skateboarding to Life This game is built from the ground up with an entirely new engine for Sony and Microsoft next-generation consoles and features the most advanced graphics ever for a Tony Hawk game, including full 3D body scans of pro athletes and motion captured skateboard tricks.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7252) on Nov 30, 2006.