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Tony Hawk 1 and 2 (Series) Review

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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Tony Hawk's is a skateboarding game series. It features the famous skater in 19 different games. From its start in 1999 on PlayStation it is now available on most consoles and has recently been rereleased in updated as Tony Hawk's 1 + 2.

The games pit you as a skater aiming to achieve a high score by performing tricks. This is achieved by combining moves like aerials, flips, grinds, lips, and manuals. More points are awarded for time maintained, degrees rotated, number of tricks performed in sequence, performing tricks on specific landmarks on the map, and the number of times the tricks have been used.

The moves are achieved by lining up your skater well and then pressing a series of button combinations to move between the different positions. It's hard to learn, and less instinctive than the Skate series, but still created an adrenaline pumping sense of flow when you performed tricks perfectly.

The games in the main series include:
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999) on PlayStation, Nintendo 64. Re-release in HD for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (2000) on PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PC and Mac
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (2001) on PlayStation 2, PlayStation, GameCube, Xbox, Nintendo 64, PC and Mac
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (2002) on Xbox, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, PC and Mac
  • Tony Hawk's Underground (2003) on PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox and PC
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (2004) on PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox and PC
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (2005) on PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox, GameCube and PC
  • Tony Hawk's Project 8 (2006) on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Xbox
  • Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (2007) on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS
  • Tony Hawk: Ride (2009) on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii
  • Tony Hawk: Shred (2010) on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (2015) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (2019) Rerelease on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 04/09/2020

Price: 17% off

Platforms: DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Open World, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: @VvisionsStudio

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete. The time to complete each game varies.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 8 players online. Split screen for local multiplayer is available on consoles.

CostsCosts

Tony Hawk 1 and 2 usually costs £39.99. 

Tony Hawk 1 and 2

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. You can purchase cosmetic outfits and items in the game.
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater™ 1 + 2 Digital Deluxe Edition includes additional skaters, outfits and content
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 The United Pack includes a set of apparel, skateboard decks and accessories.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 is rated PEGI 12 for use of mild bad language. Contains frequent use of mild bad language found in the games dialogue and song lyrics. For example, the words “*!@?*”, “*!@?*” and “Goddamn” are present.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 has the following accessibility. You can customise difficulty with assists that make balancing and timed moves easier. You can opt to have your special meter always filled which enables you to perform special tricks without building it up. Turning these on mean you can't score points in the online leaderboards.

Subtitles are available although they don't have a solid background option.
 
Our Tony Hawk 1 and 2 Accessibility Report documents 9 accessibility features:

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