Tony Hawk has been synonymous with crappy peripherals and boring gameplay lately. The golden years of the Tony Hawk franchise of skateboarding games were more than a decade ago with the release of the first two games (and some can argue the third and fourth), but since then the series has taken a sharp turn for the worse. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is the first attempt to amend the issue by bringing back what made the first two games successful while improving the game’s visuals and adding online play.
I haven’t played a Tony Hawk game that I really enjoyed since THPS3 back on the GameCube/PS2. Tony Hawk’s Underground just wasn’t fun. And ever since then I never touched a skating game.
Until now at least. THPS:HD is a good game for fans of the first two titles, and for those looking to have some arcade skating fun. Definitely worth a look.