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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is a skateboarding simulation in which you control a famous skate star around 3D environments. Each game area contains a plethora of objects like ramps, rails, and half-pipes which can be used to perform tricks. Each trick you perform earns you more points for your score.

The game is divided into two types of levels. In the first, you skate around locations like a mall, a city street, or a warehouse. In each of these areas, there are 5 goals to complete. Some goals involve obtaining a high score, others smashing objects and some collecting objects. For every goal you complete, you earn a videotape. By collecting enough videotapes, you unlock levels and skateboards for you to use. There are 6 levels like this. The second type of level is competition. You get to make 3 timed runs through a skate park and attempt to get the highest score possible. If you do well enough, you will beat the scores of the computer-controlled skaters and win a medal. There are 3 levels like this.

There are nine real-life pro skaters you can choose to play as, including Tony Hawk himself. Each skater has their own signature moves that earn you big points if pulled off successfully.


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Promo Images

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Magazine Advertisement pp. 4-5
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Render
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "托尼霍克职业滑板" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Tony Hawk's Skateboarding" -- European title
  • "THPS" -- informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

It's the first, but not the best. PlayStation bowser724 (29)
I hate skateboarders and I love this game. Dreamcast Courtland Funke (54)

Critic Reviews

CoreMagazine.com PlayStation 1999 A 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 16, 2001 A 100
Daily Radar Nintendo 64 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo 64 Jun 03, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com N-Gage Jun 08, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jul 10, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Sep 10, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Jeux Vidéo Magazine Dreamcast Jul, 2000 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy N-Gage Nov 17, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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A demo of the game was available for a limited time from Pizza Hut.


The soundtrack includes the following songs:
  • Dead Kennedys - Police Truck
  • Evenrude - Vilifed
  • Goldfinger - Superman
  • Primus - Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
  • Speedealer - Nothing to Me
  • Speedealer - Screamer
  • Suicidal Tendencies - Cyco Vision
  • The Ernies - Here & Now
  • The Suicide Machines - New Girl
  • Unsane - Committed
  • The Vandals - Euro-Barge
The PAL version of the game includes three exclusive songs not available in the NTSC-U version (PS1 only):
  • Grand Unified - Le Hot
  • Aim (feat. YZ) - Ain't Got Time to Waste
  • Aquasky - Blue Thunder


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #36 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • Game Informer Game of the Year 1999
    • Best GOTY for Game Informer Magazine
  • GameSpy
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