Tony Hawk's Skateboarding - PS3

Also known as: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater', 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

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Tony Hawk's Skateboarding (PS3)
Also for: Xbox 360, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, N64
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Sport: Skateboard
Media: Download Arcade origin:No
Developer: Robomodo Soft. Co.: Activision Blizzard
Publishers: Activision (GB)
Released: 4 Sept 2012 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+


Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience. Tapping into fans’ muscle memories, the gameplay in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD returns to controllers and focuses on the satisfaction of linking sick tricks for maximum points. Combining sharp visuals with the best controls ever in a Tony Hawk game, the feel is cutting edge yet timeless.


- Back on a Sony console: THPS and THPS2 became legends on the PsOne and PS2. THPS HD for PS3 has the classic D-Pad controls!

- HD Upgrade: Game was rebuilt and polished by Robomodo using Neversoft’s original level models.

- Classic levels: The style and feel of the best 7 levels from THPS and THPS2 (Warehouse, School 2, Mall, Hangar, Venice, Marseilles and Phoenix Downhill Jam) refreshed for today. The levels are exactly the same specs as the originals - every gap, SKATE Letter, etc is exactly where you remember it but looks a hell of a lot better!

- The Top Pros: Today’s biggest skate pros round out the cast including: Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Riley Hawk and, of course, Tony Hawk himself. Each has 8 boards, 3 special moves, and an alternative outfit.

- Refined controls: The skaters’ animations, tricks and combos reflect the evolution of the THPS games. Animations are improved, the tricks have been redone (and some new special tricks added), even “skater celebrations” have been added for big combos.

- Manuals and Reverts: You can do manuals as part of trick combos in THPS HD. Given the fact that this game combines the best gameplay from THPS1 and THPS2, Reverts will not work as part of trick combos in the initial launch of THPS HD as that mechanic was not introduced until THPS3. However, reverts will work in the post-release DLC for the THPS3 levels, as those levels were originally designed to accommodate this.

- Endlessly fun objectives: Players pursue the same global and level-specific goals as the original games, including S-K-A-T-E, Secret DVD (used to be VHS tape!), and many more.

- Soundtrack: The full soundtrack has been announced and is listed at the bottom of this doc. It is about half classic THPS tracks and half new ones.

- Online multiplayer: Four modes (Trick Attack, Graffiti, Big Head Elimination, + Free Skate), plus online leaderboards. 8 high score leaderboards (1 per level plus 1 all levels combined). “Target Score” included as well, so you can see next highest score for you to beat to move up in the leaderboard in the HUD.

- Downloadable content: Coming sometime in September, there will be three levels from THPS3: Airport, Canada, and LA. New pros will be legends Steve Caballero and Geoff Rowley.

- In Game Map View: Pause and see the location of objectives and gaps.

- Over 15 Trophies

- Quick Restart: Back button allows you to quickly restart their session. Perfect for the obsessive gamer who is looking to achieve the perfect combo.

- Facebook Bragging Rights: Friends can see what level you have played and your score on Facebook.