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Tony Hawk's Project 8

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

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 4 3.5
PlayStation 3 2 2.5
PSP 1 4.0
Xbox 1 3.0
Xbox 360 3 3.7
Combined MobyScore 11 3.4


The Press Says

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100
Xbox 360Bit-Tech
Project 8 is a game that gets everything right and almost nothing wrong. Apart from the graphics looking a bit not-quite-next-gen in areas, the gameplay itself is spot on. The world is vast, with hundreds of challenges, pro challenges and spot challenges to complete - and that's quite without the fun of discovering the massive lines and free skating to beat your own personal targets. The new addition - Nail the Trick - is a big win for the series, and the ditching of the Jackass theme works immensely in its favour. Project 8 is everything THPS fans could have possibly hoped for - and it gets a deserved perfect score.
100
Xbox 360Nuts
Corking eighth version with slo-mo skateboard action means you can show off with mind-boggling mid-air moves.
100
PlayStation 2Nuts
Corking eighth version with slo-mo skateboard action means you can show off with mind-boggling mid-air moves.
93
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
Project 8 is going to thrash the Xbox 360 competition this holiday season and will easily be on track for sports game of the year. With a completely new physics and game engine, and totally remastered tricks and environments to meet the demands of this engine, a new era in skateboarding is born, and Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is “next-gen gaming” in its truest definition to date.
90
Xbox 360Lawrence
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is not a complete re-invention of the wheel as some hoped it would be. It is, however, an excellent compilation of the best aspects of each entry of the series. As a longtime fan, I had started to tire of the formula with the last three installments. With Project 8, I’ve had the most fun playing a Tony Hawk game since THPS4.
90
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Since its inception in 1999, I have been a hardcore Tony Hawk fanatic. There’s something about the series’ complex interface and combo system that happily puts me in front of my television searching for lines and trying to master all the games’ subtle nuances.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Only two more mission types - bear with me. There are the Pro Challenges, where the pros give you significantly harder tasks to complete. These do wonders for your ranking, as well as unlocking video footage of the best skaters in the world. And finally, there are the competitions. First you must qualify in the short starter round, and then it's time to wow the judges with your sick skillz. Rather than the idiotic system of previous games, this time you need only score over a certain amount from the judges, rather than compete against the random AI.
90
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
But Project 8 isn't entirely perfect. The create-a-skater mode feels neutered when compared to past installments. There are only five character types and your ability to customize them is rather limited. Also, the world's expansiveness often works against youcompleting a timed objective is hard enough without a bunch of bystanders and obstacles getting in the way. It's nice that the world feels so much more open but the design of the goals could have used a little more tweaking. Speaking of which, goals can also be frustratingly difficult in the early going. Until your skater levels up, you'll find yourself repeatedly attempting the same challenges over and over and over again.
90
PlayStation 3PGNx Media
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a great next-generation debut from the Tony Hawk franchise. The presentation is stellar, the focus on gameplay is appreciated, and the new gameplay features like the “nail the trick” mode make this easily the best Tony Hawk game to date. The PlayStation 3 version of the game is very impressive on its terms and considerably better than the version of the game that hit Xbox and PS2. However, the Sixaxis tilt functionality simply cannot compensate for the lack of online play. If you were wondering about which version to get, we can easily say that the Xbox 360 version is the ultimate Project 8 experience.
90
Xbox 3601UP
The game isn't flawless -- the lack of new, innovative online games is underwhelming -- but the real disappointment is that create-a-player is way limited, and most of the options are on the frightening side. Don't expect to create a normal old, handsome Tony Hawk-type to skate with (which strikes us at this second as a touch ironic). You'll get thugs and nose rings, kids, and women. All we're asking for is a button-up shirt, really.

Regardless of the minor flaws, this is still the defining Tony Hawk game. The Neversoft next-gen standard has definitely been set. How great is it that Neversoft is already figuring out ways to best what is clearly its best?
89
PlayStation 3Games Master
This, the latest in the mostly-brilliant Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, is a return to form. The objectives in career mode are fairly uninspired and the character customization options are pitiful. But basic skating is as good as ever, with a new momentum system that regulates your speed depending on surfaces and the environment around you. There's also a new focus mode that zooms in on your skater's feet in slow-mo, and you twirl the board around with the Sixaxis' motion-sensing to perform manual tricks. It's a bit hit and miss at times, but great fun.
89
Xbox 360Gamigo
Holla die Waldfee! Ihr habt damit gerechnet, dass der gute Tony im neuen Abenteuer wieder ein wenig schwächelt? Den Zahn können wir euch getrost ziehen, denn Tony Hawk Project 8 ist mit Abstand das beste Skatervergnügen, was man derzeit für Geld kaufen kann. Wer auch nur ansatzweise Interesse für diese Sportart hegt und nicht zuschlägt, dem sollte man eigentlich das nächstbeste echte Skateboard auf den Schädel hauen. Selbst diejenigen, die bis jetzt nichts mit dieser Sportart anfangen konnten, sollten einen Kauf in Erwägung ziehen, denn Project 8 macht einfach süchtig.
89
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a fun farewell to the series on the PS2. It's a shame so much content had to be removed - I can't imagine why. By my own admission, I’m probably one of the worst Tony Hawk players in the world, but this game was so easy to pick up and play, and the new "Nail the Trick" is still just as addictive as the 360 version, but the PS2 visual prompts really take away from the challenge and make this mode far too easy.
88
Xbox 360Game Freaks 365
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a good game. It may not be the best song in the series, but it’s got more fun stuff to play around with than the last few games have. Despite missing a few features and having a decent-at-best level design, it’s a lot of fun to play and that’s what counts. Tony Hawk fans shouldn’t miss it.
88
PlayStation 3Lawrence
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is not a complete re-invention of the wheel as some hoped it would be. It is, however, an excellent compilation of the best aspects of each entry of the series. As a longtime fan, I had started to tire of the formula with the last three installments. With Project 8, I’ve had the most fun playing a Tony Hawk game since THPS4.
88
PlayStation 3Game Freaks 365
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a good game. It may not be the best song in the series, but it’s got more fun stuff to play around with than the last few games have. Despite missing a few features and having a decent-at-best level design, it’s a lot of fun to play and that’s what counts. Tony Hawk fans shouldn’t miss it.
88
XboxGame Chronicles
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a fun farewell to the series on the Xbox. It's a shame so much content had to be removed - I can't imagine why. By my own admission, I’m probably one of the worst Tony Hawk players in the world, but this game was so easy to pick up and play, and the new "Nail the Trick" is still just as addictive as the 360 version, but the prompts really take away from the challenge and make it far too easy.
88
PlayStation 3GameZone
Project 8 is a lot of fun, whether you can pull off sick tricks or struggle through the amateur material. Multiplayer offers up split-screen offline modes and online games (six in all) for up to eight players. Most of the multiplayer games will be familiar to players, but a new one – Walls – has been added in which you try to trap or seal off your rivals with a wall that you leave in your wake.
87
Xbox 360Gamesmania
Mit Tony Hawks Project 8 präsentieren die Entwickler von Neversoft ein in nahezu allen Belangen verbessertes Skateboardspiel. Abgesehen von den äußerst dürftigen Optionen beim Erstellen eines eigenen Skaters werden mit völlig neuer Technik, dem „Nail the trick“ Feature, riesigem Areal ohne Ladezeiten und einem durchweg motivierendem Karrieremodus derart viele Verbesserungen geboten, dass sich selbst Besitzer der Vorjahresversion nicht lange überlegen müssen, ob sich die Anschaffung lohnt. Wer über einen Xbox Live! Account verfügt, dem sei die recht kompakte Demo empfohlen, die bereits einen guten Vorgeschmack auf das komplette Spiel gibt. Wir können euch den Titel uneingeschränkt empfehlen, aber jetzt entschuldigt uns - der Skatepark ruft!
87
Xbox 360GameZone
This is Tony Hawk and that means pulling off sick tricks and working your way up the rankings to show you are a top boarder. There is a lot of challenge here and some new features that should please fans of the series.
85
Xbox 360games xtreme
Tony Hawk games never fail to impress and this one is no exception. As usual there is nothing really ground breaking in this update, but the series has survived the jump to a real next-gen version and continues to evolve intelligently.
85
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Great game to say the least. Outstanding presentation, easy to learn controls, some beautiful visuals and not to mention a well made list of achievements, this game will keep you staring at your TV for hours on end. Very impressed with the NeverSoft staff and can't wait for Proving Grounds!
85
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is the new king of the franchise for Tony. Neversolf has surprise the whole gaming community and one up'd their last seven efforts in one game. Tony Hawk is back to what maters, skating without all the extra annoyances Hawk games have started to become. If you're a newcomer or a long time skater, Tony Hawk Project 8 needs to be checked out. This is one of the year's best sports games, along with being the best in the franchise.
85
PlayStation 3Daily Game
Finally we see a good use of the Sixaxis controller, and it's about time the Classic mode returns as a single challenge. However, what's up with no online play, and why didn't the occasional slowdown get addressed?
85
Xbox 360Gamers.at
Tony Hawk's Project 8 bietet das, wofür die Tony-Hawk-Serie steht: Ein gutes Skateboard-Spiel. Neversoft schafft es auch mit der ersten „richtigen“ Xbox 360-Version ihres Erfolgstitels, den Spieler ans Pad zu fesseln. Doch obwohl man manchmal fluchen könnte, weil man eine Mission nicht schafft, da man dafür eine scheinbar unmögliche Tastenkombination eingeben muss, ist es immer wieder eine Freude. Sollte man beim Abschluss einer Mission einige Plätze auf der Rangliste nach oben klettert, versteht sich. Die spaßigen Missionen, in denen es um's Knochenbrechen gehen, und der „Nail the trick“-Modus tragen ihr Übriges dazu bei.
84
PSPPGNx Media
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 on PSP is a faithful port of the current-generation version. It’s very impressive that Page 44 Studios managed to introduce “nail the trick” and focus mode to the PSP and make it as intuitive as possible. Because this is a port of the PS2 version, the game has the same concessions that version had over the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. If you got tired of skating around in THUG 2 Remix, you’ll definitely want to give Project 8 a whirl.
84
PlayStation 2PGNx Media
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a good port of the next-generation version. It keeps the solid gameplay and manages to introduce “nail the trick” and focus mode to the mix. As expected there are some concessions. The graphics are noticeably worse, the motion capture animation system is gone, the streaming world is gone, and inexplicably the online multiplayer is gone, too (even on Xbox!). If you own an Xbox 360 (or are getting a PS3) there is no reason to get Project 8 on current-gen consoles. With that said, Project 8 is as good as skating can be for the Playstation 2 or Xbox.
84
XboxPGNx Media
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is a good port of the next-generation version. It keeps the solid gameplay and manages to introduce “nail the trick” and focus mode to the mix. As expected there are some concessions. The graphics are noticeably worse, the motion capture animation system is gone, the streaming world is gone, and inexplicably the online multiplayer is gone, too (even on Xbox!). If you own an Xbox 360 (or are getting a PS3) there is no reason to get Project 8 on current-gen consoles. With that said, Project 8 is as good as skating can be for the Playstation 2 or Xbox.
83
PSPAtomic Gamer
Despite my issues with the controls, I do commend Activision for making a version of Project 8 that's not a direct port of the home versions. The graphics are about as good as we'll likely get anytime soon on the PSP, and a pretty nice set of songs and the full range of levels are here. With its mostly unique set of challenges and tons of moves and combo lines to discover, the problems I find with Tony Hawk's Project 8 still aren't enough to stop me from recommending it.
83
PSPUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Tony Hawk's Project 8 for the PSP isn't a smashing success due to some awkward controls and limited multiplayer functionality, but it contains enough of an experience that is unique from the console offerings to stand proudly on its own. The streamlined story and solid visuals - almost on-par with the PS2 version - as well as some new twists to the gameplay ("Nail the Trick" mode in particular) make this one a much better choice than THUG 2 Remix. Despite any missteps, Tony Hawk's Project 8 is easily one of the best games available for the PSP (which unfortunately isn't saying much) and should be considered a must-own for fans of the franchise.
83
PSPJagoGame.com
Game extreme sport, khususnya skateboarding memang selalu membuat orang melirik serial Tony Hawk. Sejak muncul pertama kali, seri ini berhasil menciptakan sebuah inovasi yang membuatnya segera menjadi barometer bagi standar kelayakan game-game di genre tersebut. Kini, inkarnasi terakhirnya, Tony Hawk Project 8 telah hadir. Yuk, kita tengok apakah ada hal baru yang akan menjadi kelebihan game ini.
82
Xbox 3604Players.de
Project 8 ist noch mehr »Back to the roots« als American Wasteland: Hier geht’s wirklich nur ums Skaten! Keine Autos, keine BMX-Bikes, keineRollstühle, dafür super Steuerung, viiiiiele Skate-Möglichkeiten, offene Welt, gute Grafik - im Grunde stimmt alles. Aber: Man wird den Eindruck nicht los, dass der größte Teil der Entwicklungszeit ausschließlich der 360-Fassung zugute kam, während die anderen Versionen in aller Eile zusammengeschustert wurden - auf Xbox und PS2 gibt’s weniger Figuren, keinen Online-Modus und keine Pro Tricks. Auf der anderen Seite ist die 360-Fassung die einzige, die immer wieder überdeutlich ruckelt - das gibt’s so nicht mal auf der PS2! Project 8 ist ein prima Arcade-Skater, der viele Qualitäten früherer THPS-Spiele wiederbelebt, aber sich gleichzeitig mit unnützen Ideen das Leben selbst schwer macht.
80
Xbox4Players.de
Project 8 ist noch mehr »Back to the roots« als American Wasteland: Hier geht’s wirklich nur ums Skaten! Keine Autos, keine BMX-Bikes, keineRollstühle, dafür super Steuerung, viiiiiele Skate-Möglichkeiten, offene Welt, gute Grafik - im Grunde stimmt alles. Aber: Man wird den Eindruck nicht los, dass der größte Teil der Entwicklungszeit ausschließlich der 360-Fassung zugute kam, während die anderen Versionen in aller Eile zusammengeschustert wurden - auf Xbox und PS2 gibt’s weniger Figuren, keinen Online-Modus und keine Pro Tricks. Auf der anderen Seite ist die 360-Fassung die einzige, die immer wieder überdeutlich ruckelt - das gibt’s so nicht mal auf der PS2! Project 8 ist ein prima Arcade-Skater, der viele Qualitäten früherer THPS-Spiele wiederbelebt, aber sich gleichzeitig mit unnützen Ideen das Leben selbst schwer macht.
80
Xbox 360Play.tm
Project 8 is certainly a beautiful game. The Nail the Trick mode underlines the term 'next generation gaming', though once you get over the glaze it never quite lives up to the billing. The massive town and all it's skateable amenities remain impressive and the challenges are attainable once you get to grips with methods of high scoring. However, despite all this, it's massively familiar. The polished look is distracting, but it's impossible to hide Neversoft's pessimism in going back to the basics that made the first batch of Tony Hawk games entertaining all those years ago. Certainly the series lost it's way with the Jackass influenced Wasteland, however there's nothing new about the way Project 8 plays if you omit the beautiful coating. This said, Project 8 is still infinitely playable and any fan of the series will find it a greatly rewarding experience...
80
Xbox 360Gamervision
Good voice work by Tony Hawk, Jason Lee, and other famous skateboard stars also lend to the games overall cinematic experience. The multiplayer is fun too, adding fun mini-games like the skateboarding equivalent to TRON to its lineup. This game will keep you interested for much longer than other Tony Hawk games.
80
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Tony Hawk's Project 8" não mudou muito em relação aos antecessores, mas as poucas novidades, como um mapa enorme e uma modalidade para "montar" um flip, acrescentam coisas positivas para experiência de jogo. Apesar de desgastado, a fórmula ainda funciona e tem o poder de atrair fãs e novos jogadores.
80
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Tony Hawk's Project 8" não mudou muito em relação aos antecessores, mas as poucas novidades, como um mapa enorme e uma modalidade para "montar" um flip, acrescentam coisas positivas para experiência de jogo. Apesar de desgastado, a fórmula ainda funciona e tem o poder de atrair fãs e novos jogadores.
80
Xbox 360Video Game Talk
As I mentioned early on, I was “Tony Hawked out” after playing through the Pro Skater series and then picking up what I viewed as a step backwards in THUG2. Thankfully I safely can say that I was highly entertained by this title, and even complained about a case of dreaded “Nintendo Thumb” due to late night sessions. The Nail The Trick mode combined with the Elder Scrolls like skill upgrades (the more you use them, the better you get) are great tweaks to the series. Fans of the game who’ve passed over due to being burned out on the series should consider giving this a rental, and fans who still enjoy the combo action after all these years have no reason not to pick this title up. Recommended.
80
Xbox 360Eurogamer.de
Tony Hawk's Project 8 ist all das, was ich mir seit Jahren gewünscht habe: Viele klassische Aufgaben gepaart mit neuen Ideen, dazu der Verzicht auf jegliche Elemente, die nichts mit Skaten zu tun haben. Was nur fehlt, ist dieser letzte zündende Funke, das letzte Quentchen Perfektion, das ein THPS 2 ausgezeichnet hat - und eine durchgängig gute Performance eben. Deshalb passend zum Titel eine gute 8 von mir und die Empfehlung an alle Spieler, die sich in den letzten Jahren von Tony Hawk abgewandt haben: Riskiert mal wieder einen Blick! Es lohnt sich.
80
PlayStation 3The Next Level
With a wide open, loadless world to skate, a seemingly endless parade of goals to seek out and perfect, and the addition of the excellent Nail the Trick feature, Project 8 once again makes Tony Hawk feel like a game that anyone can pick up and have some fun with. The next thing you know, though, you're hours into the game trying to land that last trick on sick. It easily hooks the newcomer and the hardcore and has plenty to do for both. Just like real life skateboarding, it's all about balance.
80
Xbox 360Defunct Games
Project 8 does a great job of improving the graphics and refocusing the series on what made it so fun to begin with. Unfortunately the game is marred by some questionable level designs and a complete lack of innovation. But if you can get over those small issues you will find that this is easily the best Tony Hawk title since 2002's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.
80
PlayStation 3Video Game Generation
If Tony Hawk’s Project 8 stands as an example of what we can expect from the franchise in this new generation, then I say, bring it on. The game features improved graphics, innovative gameplay elements, robust multiplayer, and a massive, open world (once you unlock it). However, the series still has a ways to go before it is perfect, such as providing a compelling story and faces that don’t look like they’re from a wax museum on the sun. Still, compared to previous entries, this game has improved by leaps and bounds...or should I say, ollies?
80
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
C'est vrai que les nouveautés ne sont pas très nombreuses dans Tony Hawk's Project 8. Cela dit, la nouvelle réalisation, bien plus léchée, ainsi que le système Nail The Trick, vraiment fun, permettent de s'amuser comme un petit fou sur sa planche à roulettes. Et puis, fait non négligeable, la série se débarrasse enfin de son image de voyou afin de se reconcentrer sur l'aspect skateur pro prévu au départ.
80
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
C'est vrai que les nouveautés ne sont pas très nombreuses dans Tony Hawk's Project 8. Cela dit, la nouvelle réalisation, bien plus léchée, ainsi que le système Nail The Trick, vraiment fun, permettent de s'amuser comme un petit fou sur sa planche à roulettes. Et puis, fait non négligeable, la série se débarrasse enfin de son image de voyou afin de se reconcentrer sur l'aspect skateur pro prévu au départ.
80
PSPPocket Gamer UK
In short, if you enjoy games that encourage repeated play, high-score attacking and bonus unlocking galore, then Project 8 will become an obsession. But for all the right reasons.
80
Xbox 360GotNext
After THUG2 and THAW, I know a number of long time fans of the series were wondering if Neversoft had lost their spark, or if the series itself was just tapped out where nowhere interesting left to go. Project 8 stomps those thoughts of doom and gloom. It's focused and ambitious, chocked full of content with an entire city that couldn't be more fun to grind your way through. A certain lack of polish and the absence of features previously taken for granted are a few stumbles that are hard to ignore, but the overall package is still a treat for anyone with a little manual dexterity, whether previous fans of the series, or someone looking for a serious challenge.
80
Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
Technical hiccups side, Project 8 is as solid as it ever was, and Neversoft is slowly but surely improving the formula without diluting it.
80
PlayStation 3GotNext
With a wide open, loadless world to skate, a seemingly endless parade of goals to seek out and perfect, and the addition of the excellent Nail the Trick feature, Project 8 once again makes Tony Hawk feel like a game that anyone can pick up and have some fun with. The next thing you know, though, you're hours into the game trying to land that last trick on sick. It easily hooks the newcomer and the hardcore and has plenty to do for both. Just like real life skateboarding, it's all about balance.
80
Xbox 360ActionTrip
Although the Tony Hawk franchise has seen a large number of sequels, on the whole, each new release offers very few major changes. Sure they add some new button combos or a new move, but nothing that fundamentally changes the way the game feels (Ah. The infamous 'Madden Syndrome' -Ed). Typically, with an established and popular franchise most publishers follow the old adage of "it ain't broke, don't fix it". So it has gone to a certain extent with Tony Hawk games. That is, until Tony Hawk's Project 8.
80
Xbox 360Press Start Online
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is the perfect answer to those who believe that the wheels have fallen off the series. After three missteps in the two Underground games and American Wasteland, the series is well and truly back on track, with Neversoft hitting all the right notes in a way they haven't done since Pro Skater 3.
79
PlayStation 3Deaf Gamers
Those looking for a 'next-gen' Tony Hawks Pro Skater experience will undoubtedly enjoy what Tony Hawk's Project 8 has to offer. The Career mode is satisfying and caters nicely to both novices and veterans alike. The two-player games are fun too. Whilst the game looks good, and represents quite a jump for the series, it's probably not as good as most would have expected. Of course had the frame rate remained smooth throughout then this would have been less of a disappointment. The lack of an online mode is probably the biggest problem and is sure to be corrected with the next title in the series. Niggles aside though, Project 8 is an enjoyable game that fans of the previous Tony Hawk's games are going to want to own.
79
Xbox 360GameSpot
Project 8's tutorial should help new players get into the swing of things, but ultimately it's fans of previous installments that will get the most out of this game. The redesigned career mode and multiple difficulty goals inject a lot of excitement into the formula, and features like online leaderboards and Xbox Live support really make the Xbox 360 version stand out. If you've ever been a fan of the Tony Hawk series, this game is worth your time.
78
PlayStation 24Players.de
Project 8 ist noch mehr »Back to the roots« als American Wasteland: Hier geht’s wirklich nur ums Skaten! Keine Autos, keine BMX-Bikes, keineRollstühle, dafür super Steuerung, viiiiiele Skate-Möglichkeiten, offene Welt, gute Grafik - im Grunde stimmt alles. Aber: Man wird den Eindruck nicht los, dass der größte Teil der Entwicklungszeit ausschließlich der 360-Fassung zugute kam, während die anderen Versionen in aller Eile zusammengeschustert wurden - auf Xbox und PS2 gibt’s weniger Figuren, keinen Online-Modus und keine Pro Tricks. Auf der anderen Seite ist die 360-Fassung die einzige, die immer wieder überdeutlich ruckelt - das gibt’s so nicht mal auf der PS2! Project 8 ist ein prima Arcade-Skater, der viele Qualitäten früherer THPS-Spiele wiederbelebt, aber sich gleichzeitig mit unnützen Ideen das Leben selbst schwer macht.
78
Xbox 360Kombo.com
After everything Tony Hawk has put out in the past seven years, Project 8 is very similar to previous titles, just with a little more functionality. The new nail the trick mode is a nice addition and comes as a huge surprise, but overall the game feels more the same. The animation in the game is probably the best you’ll see out of any sports title, and the sound is amazing, but some things like frame rate issues and some repetitive gameplay modes bring the game down a fair bit. With solid gameplay and online aspects and the creative nail the trick mode, Project 8 is still a great game and should definitely be in every skateboarder fans’ collection.
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Xbox 360IGN
It isn’t easy being the first person to ever give a Tony Hawk console game under an 8, but it has to be done. While the Nail the Trick feature is brilliant, it’s just one small addition to what is largely the same game. Yes, it is now one seamless world, but that doesn’t necessarily make for a better experience. In fact, the level design may have suffered because of it.
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PlayStation 3eToychest
Overall, Project 8 doesn’t push very far beyond its previous boundaries. Most of the gameplay is very similar, and players familiar with the series will not find many surprises. However, the new coat of paint and the “Nail the Trick” mode help make the game seem at home on the next-gen consoles. There are some nice multiplayer options for 360 owners, and the promise of a completely seamless environment has finally been realized. Plus, it would be difficult to understate the importance of Project 8’s reliance on tried-and-true Hawk gameplay, as opposed to some of the silliness seen in other recent sequels to the franchise. There is enough new here to keep old fans interested, and new fans won’t feel as if they’ve unearthed a dinosaur, thanks to the modern improvements to the engine. At the end of the day, Project 8 is a modest success.
76
PSP4Players.de
Irgendwie bin ich froh, dass »Nail The Trick« auf der PSP de facto unbrauchbar ist - ich mochte dieses schön anzusehende, aber spielerisch höchst wertlose Anhängsel nie; hier habe ich wenigstens einen guten Grund, die Finger davon zu lassen. Davon abgesehen ist Project 8 auch auf der PSP ein unterhaltsames Funsportgame mit grundsätzlich einfacher Steuerung, netter Präsentation, massig freispielbarem Material und vielen Tricks. Und doch kennt die Begeisterung Grenzen, vor allem, da die ohnehin knauserigen Personalisierungsmöglichkeiten der Konsolen-Fassung nochmals kastriert wurden, und gerade der Karrieremodus nur noch ein Schatten dessen ist, was man von den großen Fassungen kennt. Da jedoch Klassik- und Mehrspielermodus wieder einigen Boden gut machen, zücke ich mit dezent knirschenden Zähnen noch ein »gut«. Gerade noch so!
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Xbox 360Meristation
Por lo demás, es un juego realmente adictivo, con una gran jugabilidad y horas de diversión. El número elevado de trucos por llegar a dominar nos tendrá pegados al mando durante más tiempo del que a priori podría parecer. Los aficionados a las entregas virtuales de Tony Hawk no acabarán defraudados por esta nueva entrega, salvo quizás por los cambios del editor y algunas diferencias de control.
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PSPMeristation
Tony Hawk's Project 8 para PSP es un arcade muy interesante para los usuarios de la portátil. De hecho, y salvo por los inevitables recortes que ha sufrido a nivel gráfico y jugable, estamos hablando de un producto que encaja perfectamente en el tipo de juego que resulta atractivo y efectivo en una consola portátil. Una lástima sin embargo que el control no esté a la altura y que no se haya habilitado un modo online por internet, pues curiosamente son los minijuegos multijugador los que terminan resultando más divertidos y originales. Aún así, si lo vuestro es el 'skate', Project 8 se perfila como el juego más atractivo que podéis encontrar hoy en día en el catálogo de PSP. La gran cantidad de misiones que hacer por la ciudad En líneas generales, muy llamativo a nivel gráfico Los modos de juego multijugador, muy entretenidos.
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PSPJeuxvideo.com
Peut-être parce que la série n'est pas encore très présente sur le support, Tony Hawk's Project 8 s'en tire bien mieux sur PSP que sur PS2. Très complet avec un solide multijoueur ainsi qu'un large panel de niveaux, l'UMD ravira les fans de la discipline qui constateront que le plaisir de rider est bien présent.
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is definitely a mixed bag. On one hand, it definitely appeals to all fans of TH games and they will not be disappointed. On the other hand, I'd have difficulty recommending this to newer, younger fans of Tony Hawk. The gameplay formula is just way too complex and is way too reminiscent of earlier, more accessible games in the genre. If you have an earlier game in the Tony Hawk franchise, I have feeling you'll see that this is probably just a new coat of paint on a very old engine.
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PlayStation 31UP
I'm antisocial when it comes to my virtual skating so I have few complaints about the missing online component -- however, if you're looking to hang out with some other skater dudes, like those guys I see riding at night in the parking lots, then it might piss you off. However, I'm able to see through all my complaints and enjoy Project 8 for what it is: a sequel worthy of the other Hawk games I spent countless hours playing.
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PSPGamingTrend
If you are a huge fan of the Tony Hawk series, you’ll enjoy the game presented in the PSP version of Tony Hawk's Project 8. There are plenty of options to play the game how you want to, and the objectives give a nice variety. The difficulty of the tricks and the length of time it will take to reach the Sick level ensures that there is plenty of longevity with the game. However, the commercialism of the game got old very quickly, and the game still feels a bit stale. Except for the Nail the Trick feature, there isn’t much new to the game. If you aren’t a fan of the Tony Hawk series, Tony Hawk's Project 8 really won’t do anything to turn you into one.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Eigentlich ist Project 8 auch auf der PS3 ein Zuckerstück: Gut ausgeleuchtete Levels mit Fantastilliarden Trick-Möglichkeiten, unglaubliche Animationen, schöne Zeitlupenspielereien, (mit Ausnahme gelegentlicher Zombie-Gesichter) gut designte Skater - cool! Bedauerlicherweise leidet diese Version unter den, so muss man leider sagen, üblichen PS3-Problemen, namentlich dem fehlenden Anti-Aliasing, den flimmernden Texturen, den langen Ladezeiten sowie der noch öfter als auf der 360 ruckelnden Grafik. Die Sixaxis-Implementierung haben scheinbar selbst die Entwickler bestenfalls als netten Bonus betrachtet, die verwackelte Kontrolle von Balance und Co. ist im Steuerungsmenü standardmäßig ausgeschaltet, und sollte es auch bleiben. Der größte Klops ist jedoch die völlige Abwesenheit jeglicher Online-Modi - nicht gut, gar nicht gut!
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PlayStation 3Game Chronicles
Project 8 is a fun game and I love the new open-ended city design and integration of all the previous game modes right into the single player experience, but the quirky camera, poor framerate, and lack of any online content just makes this game feel like it was rushed out the door. Tony Hawk’s Project 8 might be the smash hit of the holidays, especially with skateboarding fans…just not on this system. You definitely want to play this game, and if the PS3 is your only system then check it out, as a rental. If you have a 360 (or even a last gen system) then buy it for that.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Project 8's tutorial should help new players get into the swing of things, but ultimately it's fans of previous installments that will get the most out of this game. The redesigned career mode and multiple difficulty goals inject a lot of excitement into the formula, and features like online leaderboards and Xbox Live support really make the Xbox 360 version stand out. If you've ever been a fan of the Tony Hawk series, this game is worth your time.
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PlayStation 2Meristation
Tony Hawk Project 8 es, finalmente, una sólida propuesta dentro del género y uno de los mejores capítulos de la franquicia. Pese a ser uno de los más completos, la repetición de ideas y la poca innovación que trae bajo el brazo -algo que en la entrega de 2005 fue decisivo- lo convierten en una simple gran apuesta y no en algo más. Gráficamente rinde muy bien, así como a nivel sonoro y jugable. Es un Tony Hawk, con eso está todo dicho. Nos vemos en la ciudad, aspirante…- Gráficamente es bastante sólido, y la física es genial.- Entretenidísimo, nos picará a seguir jugando hasta superar los desafíos.- La espectacularidad de algunos movimientos y el gran entorno abierto.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Moins éclatante que sur Xbox 360, on reprochera surtout à cette version 128 bits de ne pas se montrer plus audacieuse et au final, de rester trop proche des anciens volets. Un bon titre tout de même, auquel il manque juste une bonne dose d'originalité.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
So, another year, another Hawk game. Yes, it's better than anything post Pro Skater 4, and for the most part Neversoft have left behind the awful THUG and THAW games, but there's just enough of their presence in Project 8 to remind you that this game could have been even better. There are also no classic levels (although there are Classic goals within the career mode) despite a couple of areas feeling familiar such as School and Factory. Entertaining and certainly challenge, Project 8 is a solid title, but it's one that can only leave you with a sense of what it should have been, and what hopefully it will be next year if they completely ditch the sillyness.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Moins éclatante que sur Xbox 360, on reprochera surtout à cette version 128 bits de ne pas se montrer plus audacieuse et au final, de rester trop proche des anciens volets. Un bon titre tout de même, auquel il manque juste une bonne dose d'originalité.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk
As I mentioned early on, I was “Tony Hawked out” after playing through the Pro Skater series and then picking up what I viewed as a step backwards in THUG2. Thankfully I safely can say that I was highly entertained by this title, and even complained about a case of dreaded “Nintendo Thumb” due to late night sessions. The Nail The Trick mode combined with the Elder Scrolls like skill upgrades (the more you use them, the better you get) are great tweaks to the series. Fans of the game who’ve passed over due to being burned out on the series should consider giving this a rental, and fans who still enjoy the combo action after all these years have no reason not to pick this title up. Recommended.
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Xbox 360FZ
Tony Hawk's Project 8 är i det stora hela ett riktigt bra spel, utan några större nackdelar. Det är välgjort, har kontroller som sitter som berget och bjuder på rejält med innehåll för både offline- och online-spelande, men ändå är det något som saknas för ett riktigt toppbetyg. Som det är nu bjuder Project 8 på något som bara kan kategoriseras som mycket god underhållning, men för de som suktat efter ett bra skateboardspel sedan Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 räcker nog det mer än väl.
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PlayStation 3FZ
I sin helhet är Tony Hawk's Project 8 ett riktigt underhållande spel, men trots det har man mycket att förbättra. Framförallt önskar jag att det hade gjorts en bättre konvertering av Xbox 360-versionen, med bättre flyt och stöd för online-spel. Men bortser man från en del brister så är spelet i grunden och botten riktigt bra. Om du gillar de tidigare Tony Hawk-spelen råder det ingen tvekan om att du även kommer tycka om det här. Utmaningar finns det gott om och har du som mål att bli den absolut bästa skejtaren har du ett stort antal timmars underhållning framför dig. Du kommer förmodligen att ha en riktigt trevlig stund med Tony Hawk's Project 8, men räkna också med att det kan vara riktigt frustrerande ibland. Har du en Playstation 3 och gillar skejtspel så ska du definitivt ge spelet en chans för det är väldigt kul, även om det inte är fulländat.
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PlayStation 2Official Australian PlayStation 2 Magazine
This game really disappointed. Not much has changed singe American Wasteland, in fact the game got worse due to some minor gameplay tweaks such as controller button changes. The graphics are good, but not improved and the music and voice acting are also pretty average.There's nothing wrong with Project 8, there's just nothing that makes it stand out.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
So does Tony Hawk's Project 8 live up to the hype that surrounded it? Not completely, but it's still a game with merits. In spite of all of the big talk about next-gen gaming, this feels like a bigger, but not necessarily better, Tony Hawk title. There's a lot of level grinding to get stats up, and while Neversoft has implemented challenges for all sorts of skill types, it's an experience that might prove too tedious for some.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Tony Hawk's Project 8 takes the series back to its roots, and feels like a way to introduce a new generation of gamers to the skating world. While longtime Tony Hawk fans may be initially turned off by the simplified controls, they'll still likely appreciate the nostalgic feel of the game. Plus, the new Nail the Trick feature gives both veterans and beginners a fun new toy to play with. All in all, while Project 8 may not be groundbreaking or revolutionary, it still pulls off the greatest skateboarding trick of all: It keeps things fun.
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XboxGameSpy
Tony Hawk's Project 8 takes the series back to its roots, and feels like a way to introduce a new generation of gamers to the skating world. While longtime Tony Hawk fans may be initially turned off by the simplified controls, they'll still likely appreciate the nostalgic feel of the game. Plus, the new Nail the Trick feature gives both veterans and beginners a fun new toy to play with. All in all, while Project 8 may not be groundbreaking or revolutionary, it still pulls off the greatest skateboarding trick of all: It keeps things fun.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is an interesting game in that while it introduces a number of new and fun concepts, like Nail a Trick and Spot Challenges, much of it feels very rehashed. In fact, some areas of the game are even taken from past games in the series, making the package feel somewhat lazy. That's not to say that Tony doesn't have any stamina left in his legs, as the game is still plenty fun most of the time, but we've seen it all before.
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PlayStation 3GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
There is no denying it; Project 8 isn’t half as good as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 was. There are dozens of explanations for that, but the most obvious reason is the lack of polish the PS3 version of the game got. Those issues aside, Project 8 is by far the best part of the series since Neversoft released the first Tony Hawk Underground. The choice to drop the whole story progression aspect and instead make raising in ranks the top objective paid off, as the game is a lot more focused than the previous attempts. All in all the game is a step in the right direction and hopefully the next installment won’t be as half-arsed as this one.
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PlayStation 2Worth Playing
It saddens me to say that Tony Hawk's Project 8 is a disappointment. As a stand-alone title, it is a very fun skating experience, but when you consider that it's the eighth offering in a long-running series, it is a totally different story. It is down to the bare bones of the series, leaving you feeling like you're playing the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater again. I get the impression that the developers are trying to start anew with the series, which is a heartbreaking prospect for devoted Tony Hawk fans.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
Overall, Tony Hawk's Project 8 is a fairly well realized evolution of the Tony Hawk series. The streaming content is impressive, but no matter where you go, the rickety framerate comes with you. Still, this is a great big game that lands more tricks than it misses, and is worth a spin on your Xbox 360.
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PlayStation 3Meristation
Tony Hawk Project 8 es una gran aproximación de la saga a la nueva generación. La idea de llegar a ser uno de los ocho mejores skaters cumpliendo misiones que nos permitan subir nuestro rango es ciertamente atractiva, y los modos online y pantalla partida para dos jugadores son de un interés elevado. Sus mayores problemas radican en los apartados técnicos, con unos gráficos y una ausencia de juego online que hacen palidecer a este Project 8 frente a su primo en Xbox 360.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is a sad finale to the current-gen versions of the series. This is clearly just an attempt to cash in one last time on the franchise. The level design is mediocre and the stripping of features is unacceptable. Nail the Trick is not particularly exciting on current-gen consoles and has been made too simplistic. Worst of all is the changes to manuals, which is completely unwarranted. If this is representative of the future of Tony Hawk, the series is in serious trouble.
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XboxIGN
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is a sad finale to the current-gen versions of the series. This is clearly just an attempt to cash in one last time on the franchise. The level design is mediocre and the stripping of features is unacceptable. Nail the Trick is not particularly exciting on current-gen consoles and has been made too simplistic. Worst of all is the changes to manuals, which is completely unwarranted. If this is representative of the future of Tony Hawk, the series is in serious trouble.
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PSPGameZone
Project 8 is proof that the Tony Hawk series is running out of steam and that’s too bad since there’s some great skating action to be had in this game. Still, even the most faithful fans can’t help but wish there was more to this game than the poorly designed levels and uninspiring objective. Here’s hoping the next one will try something better.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.de
“Tony Hawk's Project 8“ ist für alte Hasen auch auf der Playstation 3 eine gute Skateboard-Simulation, die gerade im Vergleich zum Vorgänger “American Wasteland“ wieder deutlich an Profil zugelegt hat. Einsteiger sind bei diesem Titel aber oftmals überfordert. Der direkte Konkurrent “Skate“ versucht hier ganz bewusst die Bedienung zu vereinfachen, ohne aber die Komplexität zu beschneiden. Denn man braucht keine verwirrende Tastenbelegung, um ansehnliche Combos hinzulegen – bestes Beispiel “Virtua Fighter“. Weniger ist manchmal eben mehr und könnte die Serie auch für Anfänger wieder interessant machen. Echte Profis dürfen die Wertung gern nach oben korrigieren, doch durch die fehlende Online-Komponente bleibt Playstation 3 Fassung gerade für diese Zielgruppe deutlich hinter den Erwartungen zurück.
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PSPGameSpy
Tony Hawk's Project 8 takes the series back to its roots, and feels like a way to introduce a new generation of gamers to the skating world. While longtime Tony Hawk fans may be initially turned off by the simplified controls, they'll still likely appreciate the nostalgic feel of the game. Plus, the new Nail the Trick feature gives both veterans and beginners a fun new toy to play with. All in all, while Project 8 may not be groundbreaking or revolutionary, it still pulls off the greatest skateboarding trick of all: It keeps things fun.
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PSPModojo
Tony Hawk's Project 8 for the PSP isn't as great a game as the console versions. How can it be? It has no real way to resemble the controls without a second analog stick, and the graphics almost feel like an afterthought. Regardless, if the PSP system is all you have, it's a suitable version for on-the-go skating, especially with the multiplayer and Nail the Trick. That should leave some of you spinning around the board in slo-mo for quite some time...until Project 9 eventually comes into play.
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PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play
Hardcore Tony Hawk fans will find everything they want in this title, and with the ‘Nail the Trick’ mode, even more. They’ll ignore the frame-rate issues, the embarrassing lack of online support for the PS3 version and the general unoriginality of the level design and play this for what it is… the most fun Tony Hawk game to date. Casual players may find the game entirely too complicated. It’s not an easy game to pick up if you haven’t been playing the series since day one. But it is worth a shot, as the Tony Hawk franchise has earned its spot at the top of the extreme sports game heap for a reason, and #8 in the series is the best among them.
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Xbox 360Digital Press - Classic Video Games
In the same vein as Madden NFL, Tony Hawk Project 8 is a game you can be sure you'll enjoy if you still have interest in the franchise on a yearly basis. When the initial gloss wears off, you can only feel like you've experienced this effort in some past life, or a few months back when the previous one was released. It's likely going to be the latter.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
I wish that I could say that the PS3 version of Tony Hawk's Project 8 felt like a next-gen game, but it doesn't even have online gameplay, an element that was crucial to solidifying Neversoft's current-gen games as a blockbuster franchise. Combine that with the flaws already plaguing the game, and it's very difficult to recommend this title to anyone picking up a PS3 during launch.