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Tony Hawk's Project 8 (Xbox 360)

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In Tony Hawk's Project 8, The Birdman is out looking for the top 8 skaters for his new Project and it happens that he has stopped in your city to search for the best top skaters. It is up to you to prove that you can make the cut among the 200 other people varying for the coveted 8 spots. You are start out ranked 200th with various goals set for you throughout the city including the return of classic mode from the early Tony Hawk games.

Chances to rank up come in various different ways now. There are spray painted lines located throughout the city to mark a type of goal. Weather it is grinding a certain distance, completing Natas spins, keeping your balance while doing a manual for a certain time and distance, point combos, and trick combos. Also players can obtain missions via random strangers located throughout the city.

Players can also earn Stokens by performing tricks to impress the locals that can be found wandering around the city. Players can use these Stokens to buy additional clothing, haircut styles, shoes, tricks, and boards from the store.

New to this game is the slow motion "Nail the Trick" mode where the focus is placed on the skater's feet and the movement of the board can be controlled with both of the analog sticks to build up a huge combo score!

The PSP version includes 14 multiplayer modes and 8 classic levels including Hawaii, Alcatraz and The Mall. The PS2, PS3 and Xbox version do not support online multiplayer.

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GamePro (US) Nov 08, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Nov 24, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Nov 10, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Extreme Gamer Nov 30, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Game Talk Dec 08, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 18, 2006 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Nov 08, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
IGN Nov 08, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Meristation Nov 22, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Tony Hawk's Project 8 appear in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German version

When playing the game with German language settings, all blood effects are missing.

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