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GF Rating
6.2

1275 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

"Tony Hawk" = Arcade games & "Skate" = Simulator

posted by Gregarious (RICHMOND, VA) Oct 22, 2007

Member since Aug 2007

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I've played both Skate and Tony Hawk Proving Ground. Neither are "horrible" and both have opportunities for improvement. FYI: I've rated both an "8".

While Skate does a great job in the controls and graphics areas, it lacks in keeping me motivated to continue. Essentially the game is to learn the controls. It fun and addictive though and really feels like you're skating--which is why I consider Skate a simulator.

Tony Hawk Proving Ground on the other hand is a solid Tony Hawk game (unlike Project 8). It has tons of arcade-like tasks beyond trying to learn the controls (which most people know by now). It's bigger than life in that you do impossible tricks you couldn't even try in Skate. Thus the "Arcade" note. It does lack in graphics however. Then again, you can move the camera around in this game which probably eats up processing power.

Anyway, it's good to have competition for both games as it will push them further.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

TH Proving Ground

posted by bcizzle030 (YORK, PA) Oct 1, 2008

Member since Sep 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

A definite checker outer, I like this game the most realistic skating action game I ever played, now personally, i can't skate or for that matter even stand on a skateboard without falling off, but i've played all the tony hawk games. The realism is remarkable you can do whatever you want as you unlock more in the game you will get more skills and upgrades. you get to customize your skater, mine has blue skin and bright red eyes! it'swiked!

Like I said at least check it out and i know that you'll want it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Good game, People stop hatin

posted by Wicked1 (LOMITA, CA) Nov 15, 2007

Member since Sep 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is a cool game, its no worse than previous versions. Plus you can play online now. I like that they are trying to make the storymode more in depth and I didn't really like the story mode at first. Using the analogue stick to do tricks originated on Tony Hawk P8 and Skate just stole the function and made their whole game like that. Tony Hawk games are the best skateboarding games on any system. If you like other Tony Hawk games, you will enjoy this. But nobody can tell you what you will like, so just rent it and see for yourself. And obviously you just aren't good if you can't perform the more difficult tricks, here's a thought, practice.

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