– Metascore: 90
– Metacritic user score: 7.2
– Release date: March 26, 2021
– Developer: Vicarious Visions
– Genres: Sports, individual, skate/skateboard
When “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” was released in 1999, it was aided by the popularity of one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. While there have been 20 games associated with the Pro Skater series since its release, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2” is the remastering of its first two releases, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” in 1999 and “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2” in 2000. The PS5 game was met with critical acclaim worldwide and reached 1 million sold faster than any other game in the franchise.
The remastering of the classic games includes the professional skaters from the original at their current ages, several new professional skaters, and even a reprise of a secret character from the original games, “Officer Dick,” voiced by and modeled after Jack Black. There was also a special emphasis on creating diverse playable characters of various ethnicities and genders. The gameplay involves collecting objects and completing skating objectives, with players performing and combining skateboard tricks, ultimately unlocking new levels, items, and tricks. Customizable maps and players make this revamp of a classic a must-play for skateboarding fans and gamers alike.