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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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Game Vortex Xbox 360 Nov 11, 2007 95 out of 100 95
GameZone PlayStation 3 Oct 17, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
GamingTrend Xbox 360 Oct 16, 2007 520 out of 600 87 Xbox 360 Nov 01, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox 360 Nov 19, 2007 8 out of 10 80
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 3 Nov 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
ZTGameDomain PlayStation 3 Oct 26, 2007 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Dec 13, 2007 69 out of 100 69
GameSpy Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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