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Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

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Proving Ground is a sequel to Tony Hawk's Project 8, this time letting the player be able to choose their own storyline by making different choices during the game with the ability to skate in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. There are four different classes of skaters (Rigger, Hardcore, Career and Street), which influences the story's direction. It also features an expanded Nail-the-Trick system with moves such as Nail-the-Grab and Nail-the Manual, Bowl Carving, Aggro Push, Skate Checking, Climbing/Exploration, Environment Altering and Rig-a-Kit.

During the game the player can get advice from professional skaters to help mold their own created skater and learn new moves and tricks and has the ability to create their own skate park.

The game features online play where they can invite other skaters into their own created skate parks and show off trophies and achievements and skate against each other as well. Players can also create their own skate videos using a full feature video editor, choosing from various viewpoints and speeds and post them online to show other players.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 9" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

PGNx Media Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
GamingTrend PlayStation 3 Nov 27, 2007 521 out of 600 87 Xbox 360 Nov 01, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Dec 04, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Da Gameboyz Xbox 360 Oct 27, 2007 8.083 out of 10 81
GameDaily Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2007 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Oct 28, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Nov 21, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Oct 18, 2007 72 out of 100 72
GamingExcellence PlayStation 3 Jan 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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