Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 (PS4/Xbox One/PC)

  • Time for the young'uns to step up.

  • @bam541

    It's really sad to see demo is only for the pre-order people. Demos should be free and accessible to all gamers.

  • @scotty
    It's early access to the demo if I recall, the mass public release is allegedly a week or so before the game launches

  • @dmcmaster

    Then it's more tolerable.

  • What's funny is when I read the PlayStation Blog post about some of these "newer" playable skaters, they frame them in such a completely disconnected way from how any skater would discuss things in real life.


    Like, they keep referring to their Goofy vs Regular stance, which would quite literally never be brought up unless its somebody like Keelan Dadd who is so good at Switch skating that you can't even tell what his preferred stance is. Also, who has heard of or read "Skateboarder Magazine"?

    I get that PlayStation Blog doesn't know anything but they are acting as though these newer skaters aren't already well known and respected in the community. Riley Hawk for example has been absolutely ripping for over a decade and his Shep Dog crew has some of the most raw and impressive skating from the early 2010s. I remember watching his part from Baker's "Bake & Destroy" on my laptop while in line to get Halo 4 @ midnight in 2012.

    Same goes for any one of these "new" skaters - like they are borderline underselling how impactful Letica Bufoni is on an international level.


    She has nearly 3 million Instagram followers, has championed the new style of park competition skating which is now an Olympic sport, she has brought skateboarding to so many females across the globe, is part of the highly competitive group of those sponsored by Nike SB, and to sum it up is basically one of the biggest international ambassadors for skateboarding in the entire world.

    I know NONE of this has to do with the actual game but its funny how they're introducing these people who have been around for more than a decade at this point and every skater in the world knows them by first name alone. I guess the video game community might now know them, but Riley Hawk is so much more than "Tony Hawk's son" and Leticia is, again, one of the biggest names in all of skateboarding in the entire world. Likely Top 5 most widely known.

  • @dipset

    Like you said, these informations are the basic level for people who are not interested in the sport itself.

  • @scotty

    Yeah, I just think the approach to the information is weird. Again, drawing attention to their stance would be like a hockey announcer drawing attention to somebody being a lefty or righty - it's pretty much a 50-50 split and a non-factor in the sport.

  • I feel like it's a catch 22 because people that keep up with skateboarding to this day don't need this basic knowledge but people (like me) that don't, don't especially care because they just wanna play a fun video game aren't gonna be interested in this information anyway. Like I'll be brutally honest I'm sure Riley and Leticia deserve a spot in something like this and are cool additions for people in the first group, but I'm just gonna keep playing as either my custom guy or Rodney Mullen anyway (unless I unlock some weird-ass guest characters like spider-man or darth maul in the older games.) That said, there is one way to get people in the second group to care: show, don't tell. I guess it would make it feel like less of a reward for finishing the game as that person, but posting the video you get for these new skaters would be a much better sell than a paragraph that looks like it came out of some 8th grader's English essay.

  • Yeah like basically any YouTube video or Instagram clip of their skating would’ve done more than their write ups haha

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    Kotaku Ranked the Tony Hawk games from Worst to Best:

    It's a pretty good listing but I disagree with THPG being lower than THPS HD. That game was a mess.

    I also disagree with this statement: "In a lot of ways Pro Skater 4 is just more Pro Skater 3. They look similar, feel nearly the same, and use a lot of the same tricks [...] But as a follow-up to THPS3, it felt a bit too samey and unfocused."

    THPS4 was only similar to THPS3 in the sense you still choose a Pro Skater and upgrade their stats. The levels were MASSIVE, layered, and had an entirely different set of objectives. It is known as being the most difficult of the series on Normal settings and was probably the biggest leap and deviation from the formula. Once you beat the game, it opens up into a NG+ will entirely new hardcore difficulty objectives. It's like two full games. Not sure how they landed on it feeling the same.

    My Order from Worst to Best:

    14/13 - Ride / Shred

    12 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

    11- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Remastered

    10 - Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam

    9 - Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

    8 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

    7 - Tony Hawk's Project 8

    6 - Tony Hawk's Underground 2

    5 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

    4 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

    3 - Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

    2 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

    1 - Tony Hawk's Underground

    God I love this series. I'd say they're all good in my list from 10 down. Downhill Jam is actually decently fun but definitely not a Tony Hawk game by any stretch. It's like a knock off SSX or Downhill Domination.

    Also the GBA version of Underground and the DS version of American Wasteland (titled: American Sk8Land) are pretty fun too. I think Vicarious Visions made those as well.

  • Just pre ordered it, now to wait for the demo

  • THPS virtual concert coming up. The full soundtrack will be announced during it.

  • Merkules is maybe the only good Canadian underground rapper. Cool to see him on there.

  • Anyone make a list of the new music?

  • @dmcmaster

    It's still a bit vague and confusing. They list specific new songs at the end of the Noisey video, but then they have this official poster out which seems to have bands that weren't listed in the Noisey video. Kotaku previously confirmed with Activision that the following 5 songs from the original games won't be available:

    • "Cyco Vision" - Suicidal Tendencies (THPS1)
    • "Committed" – Unsane (THPS1)
    • "Bring the Noise" - Anthrax and Chuck D (THPS2)
    • "B-Boy Document ’99" - The High & Mighty featuring Yasiin Bey & Mad Skillz (THPS2)
    • "Out With The Old" - Alley Life featuring Black Planet (THPS2)

    But on the contrary, as of this promo material from yesterday, seems like either a different song by Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies will be in the soundtrack, or these specific ones WILL in fact be in there. Still sad to see B-Boy Document missing, I love that tune.

    Here is the poster and below it, I'll post screen caps from the Noisey video:



    I can't post screen shots cause the Noisey video is suddenly unavailable. My god music licensing...

    There is a Spotify playlist but even some of the songs are unavailable on there haha.

    I'm glad the new songs are in-line with the punk rock, underground hip hop vibe of the original games. Good to see Less Than Jake, Sublime, Billy Talent, FIDLAR, Merkules, Skepta, and a few others on there.

    The new Machine Gun Kelly song sounds like The Killers meets Taking Back Sunday meets Bloc Party, but each with some sort of horrible deformation. I might have to mute that one when I get the game.

    EDIT 2:

    Uhhhh so OpenCritic of all places seems to be the only place that lists the full damn soundtrack:

    A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
    A. Swayze & the Ghosts – Connect to Consume
    Alex Lahey – Misery Guts
    All Talk – Let's Do It
    American Nightmare – Life Support
    Anthrax ft Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
    Backchat – Step It Up
    Bad Religion – You
    Black Prez ft Kid Something – The Struggle
    Baker Boy – In Control
    Billy Talent – Afraid of Heights
    Chaii – South
    Charlie Brown Jr – Confisco
    Cherry cola – Something To Say
    Chick Norris – Made Me Do It
    Craig Craig ft Icey Black – Stomp
    Crush Effect ft Karra
    Consumed – Heavy Metal Winner
    Dead Kennedys – Police Truck
    Destroy Boys – Duck Eat Duck World
    DZ Deathrays – In To It
    Dub Pistols – Cyclone
    Even Rude – Vilified
    Fidlar – West Coast
    Fu Manchu – Evil Eye
    Goldfinger – Superman
    Junkbunny – Sedona
    Lagwagon – May 16
    Less Than Jake – Bomb Drop
    MXPX – Let's Ride
    Merkules – Bass
    Machine Gun Kelly – Bloody Valentine
    Millencolin – No Cigar
    Naughty By Nature – Pin The Tail On The Donkey
    Pkew Pkew Pkew – Mid 20's Skateboarder
    Powerman 5000 – When Worlds Collide
    Papa Roach – Blood Brothers
    Primus – Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
    Rough Francis – Deathwire
    Rage Against The Machine – Guerrilla Radio
    Reel Big Fish – She's Famous Now
    Screaming Females – Let Me In
    Skepta – Shutdown
    Spilt Milk – Run It Up Pt 2
    Strung Out – Firecracker
    Styles of Beyond – Subculture
    Strung Out – Firecracker
    Sublime – Same In The End
    Suicidal Tendencies – Cyco Vision
    Swingin Utters – Five Lessons Learned
    The Ataris – All Souls Day
    The Super Best Frens Club – Like This
    The Ernies – Here & Now
    The Suicide Machines – New Girl
    Token – Flamingo
    Tyrone Briggs – Lose Control
    Vandals – Euro Barge
    Viagra Boys – Low Learner
    Zebrahead – All My Friends Are Nobodies

  • @oscillator said in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 (PS4/Xbox One/PC):


    I get not having Bring The Noise, that seemed like it would be difficult right away. Out With The Old and Committed getting cut hurts, but I can handle those.

    But Suicidal Tendencies - Cyco Vision is on the same level as New Girl and Police Truck for me. It's like having an ear cut off. :-(

    Youtube Video

    VERY good news. :)

    I had kinda hoped the amount of buzz the game's been getting would loosen up the pursestrings...

  • Found this scrolling Instagram. Tony Hawk out here being a classy legend:


  • Some gameplay footage
    Youtube Video

  • Kinda Funny Games went IN on this THPS discussion. They might be the only media outlet I'm aware of that has the knowledge and game-by-game breakdown of the little nuances the series introduced over time. Never know they were this into the TH franchise. This was a treat to listen to.

    Tim Played Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remake! - First Impressions
    Youtube Video