Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience for PC.
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Release Date: Sep 18, 2012

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience for PC. The gameplay in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD focuses on the satisfaction of linking sick tricks for maximum points. Combining sharp visuals with the best controls ever in a Tony Hawk game, the feel is cutting edge yet timeless.

Key Features

  • THPS and THPS2 gameplay comes to PC!
  • HD Upgrade: Game was rebuilt and polished by Robomodo using Neversoft’s original level models.
  • Classic levels: The style and feel of the best 7 levels from THPS and THPS2 (Warehouse, School 2, Mall, Hangar, Venice, Marseille and Phoenix Downhill Jam) refreshed for today. The levels are exactly the same specs as the originals - every gap, SKATE Letter, etc is exactly where you remember it but looks a hell of a lot better!
  • The Top Pros: Today’s biggest skate pros round out the cast including: Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Riley Hawk and, of course, Tony Hawk himself. Each has 8 boards, 3 special moves, and an alternate outfit.
  • Refined controls: The skaters’ animations, tricks and combos reflect the evolution of the THPS games. Animations are improved, the tricks have been redone (and some new special tricks added), even “skater celebrations” have been added for big combos.
  • Manuals and Reverts: You can do manuals as part of trick combos in THPS HD. Given the fact that this game combines the best gameplay from THPS1 and THPS2, Reverts will not work as part of trick combos in the initial launch of THPS HD as that mechanic was not introduced until THPS3. However, reverts will work in the post-release DLC for the THPS3 levels, as those levels were originally designed to accommodate this.
  • Endlessly fun objectives: Players pursue the same global and level-specific goals as the original games, including S-K-A-T-E, Secret DVD (used to be VHS tape!), and many more.
  • In-Game Soundtrack: It is about half classic THPS tracks and half new ones. Includes Goldfinger’s “Superman” and the Anthrax/Public Enemy collaboration “Bring the Noise”.
  • Downloadable content: Coming post-release, The “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack” DLC includes levels from THPS3 including Airport, Canada, and LA. New pros included are legends Steve Caballero and Geoff Rowley.
  • In Game Map View: Pause and see the location of objectives and gaps.
  • Quick Restart: Back button allows you to quickly restart their session. Perfect for the obsessive gamer who is looking to achieve the perfect combo.

System Requirements

    Minimum (or Recommended)
    • OS: Microsoft Windows(R) XP, Windows Vista(R) or Windows(R) 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs) -or- AMD(R) Athlon(TM) II X2 250
    • Memory: 2 GB (Vista/Win 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.8 GB of free hard drive space
    • Video Card: 256 MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 8600 GTS -or- 256 MB ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 3650 -or- equivalent graphic card
    • DirectX®: DirectX(R) version: 9.0c (included)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant true 16-bit sound card
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Product received for free
I got this for free, and I still feel ripped off.
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304 of 378 people (80%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
In regards to the negative reviews:
If this is not the way that you remember the original three Tony Hawk Pro Skater games, with bad physics and all, then please tell me what games you were playing and remembering. If this HD remaster has "ruined" your childhood memories so much, please point me in the direction of what Tony Hawk games you were playing as children.

I was quite wary of this HD remake, considering the negative reviews on Steam. Users claiming that this game is nothing but a failure with bad physics and sloppy game design. This game is exactly how I remember the original THPS franchise (with better graphics and some slight variations obviously), and I put a LOT of hours into those games in my teen years.

The controls are still weird and slightly hard to master, it's still difficult to tell if you're going to land something when you transition from a quarter pipe to the ground, and the newly implemented manuals (they weren't in the original THPS) still some times drop your combo instead of maintaining it.

Yes, THPS was a crappy game in the early 2000's and it's still a crappy game now, even with HD textures, new skaters, different advertisements and all. It hasn't aged well by any means. When it was first released, it was the first of its kind, so we thought it was amazing, but since then a plethora of skating games have come out.

But you know what? THPS is one of the best crappiest games I've ever played, and I have extremely fond memories of it when I was growing up. This HD remake simply updates the graphics, and it seems like people are mad that it's not a complete revamp of the game to bring it into the current control standards. For those of us who ACTUALLY remember the game, instead of just claiming that we do, this is an accurate and fun as hell re-release.

Rating: 4.0/5.0 - Excellent, highly worth playing.
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191 of 227 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I am a person who LOVES Tony Hawk games. I've played and beaten every single one, (Save Ride & Project 8, but do those really count?) so I was super stoked to try this one out.
this was not made clear to me, so I'm going to bold this out for people;
why is this such a big deal? It feels different. For someone who spent 100's of hours with THPS 1 & 2 this is a huge deal. It just doesn't play the same, and that breaks it for me. There are just so many things wrong with this game.
-only single player available
-no re-mapping controls
-the only graphics option is to change your resolution
-they've taken out the option to skip ♥♥♥♥♥♥ songs (why?) & They've added a lot of new ones that suck.
-They've taken out the park editor from thps2
-I run into physics glitches all the time

A port or re-release of the original games even with no HD update would have been 900X better than this, this is a poorly made, rushed-feeling wanna be remake of a classic that deserves better.

What DO I recommend? Buy or download one of the official tony hawk PC releases, or buy a Dreamcast of Craigslist and google how to burn the games yourself.
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140 of 171 people (82%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
I want to tell you to buy this because its a lot of fun. I want to tell you about all the nostalgia.

I don't want to tell you about the lack of multiplayer. I don't want to tell you about the poor and sometimes buggy physics.

I enjoy this game, its okay, but nothing special. Buy it for nostalgia and nothing else.
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143 of 179 people (80%) found this review helpful
99.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
makes me feel like im 15 again - i miss those days
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82 of 93 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
In a day before games kept track of hours played, I'd estimate my time spent across the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (THPS) series in the 1000s of hours. I fully completed and became proficient at games 1-8 in the series. At the time, I thought 8 (the first entry on the PS3) was so poor that I couldn't bring myself to suffer through 9. And then I played this disaster, which makes the constant issues/glitches in 8 feel like I was complaining about nothing.

Let's cut right to the chase. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is not the same game as the old THPS games. The game was rebuilt from the ground up and does not feel like the old series. While the PS2 iterations became progressively less inspired and lazy as the numbers climbed to 5, 6, 7, at least the game always FELT the same. This feels totally different and the best way I can describe it is clunky. I made an effort to max Tony Hawk's stats because I thought "maybe it feels like garbage because my stats are so low." I got close, but could not bring myself to finish the task. It was too frustrating.

Controls: there is no way to change them in-game and with a controller, they are slightly different than the old THPS games (see "reverts")

Reverts: This essential move, added in THPS3, is available via a DLC pack. Okay, yes, it's stupid that it wasn't included in the original, but whatever. That is not the main issue here. Fans of the old games will remember that a revert is performed by pressing R2 as you land a vert trick. The previously mentioned control change? Now R2 also causes your skater to spin while in the air (I believe R1 did this in the past? never used it). Imagine this: every time you try to revert, you spin another 30-45 degrees, causing you to crash-land your vert trick. It is difficult for me to put into words how frustrating this is. And it happens CONSTANTLY. How the developers could possibly think it's a good idea to have revert and mid-air rotate mapped to the same button is beyond me. This issue alone makes the game unplayable. There is a somewhat confusing .ini file you can edit to change key bindings, but as far as I can tell, revert and spin actions are one in the same, and cannot be separated.

Grinds: In the THPS series, performing a grind/series of grinds speeds up your character. This mechanic is not present here. I used to trick around the map to collect objectives because it was faster, and fun. In THPS HD, I found myself skating and avoiding everything because it slowed me down and I would inevitably run into some glitch that knocked me down.

Wall-rides: God... the frustration. They are damn near impossible to do in this game. Way harder than in THPS1 (which was not a great game for wall-rides). I nearly heaved my PC out the window attempting to grind the 5 bells in the schoolyard. Oh, and when you actually manage to get in a wall-ride, the result is inconsistent and wonky.

Display: All controls displayed in the game are keyboard controls, even if you're using a controller. So navigating menus and buying stats required either guesswork on the controller or reaching over to use the keybaord. Not a huge issue, but it's sloppy.

Constant Glitches: I only played the game a couple hours and encountered tons of issues. I'd estimate about 5% of my falls would launch me high in the air and across the map. Manuals after reverts do not work consistently. One time I was stuck in a manual and could not get out by jumping.

If you've never played any of the old games, there is a chance you may enjoy this title, not knowing what you missed. If you have played and enjoyed any of the previous iterations, stay far away, not matter how low the cost of this during a Steam sale. It is like paying money to have someone punch you in the stomach and trample your dreams of a time when THPS games were fun.

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72 of 87 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2015
The physics are glitchy and broken, you don't even need to buy the THPS3 Revert pack to get revert since its now implented in the game completely. That means in the revert pack, you're basically paying 5$ for a few THPS3 levels. Coming from a THPS veteran, I would say this game is mediocre and not worth your time. Maybe for some laughs, but the Unreal engine is the wrong engine for this game. RIP Neversoft.

EDIT: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is bad as well. Thanks for killing the series Robomodo
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98 of 127 people (77%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
The best skating game on the PC in the past 5 years.

It's most likely also the only skating game for the PC in the past 5 years.
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91 of 118 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
Faithful to a fault, and doesn't live up to the potential this could've had. I'm only an hour in, but I'm confident that's an accurate portrayal of the game.

This (with it's DLC) feels more or less like a mish-mash of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1, 2 and 3 with HD graphics. If they had taken everything from these games and thrown it into one amazing release, it probably would've done better critically. Instead they hand picked certain levels, hand picked certain skaters, lost a good chunk of the original soundtracks (mostly due to licensing issues), ditched the multiplayer found in the originals (local or online), ditched any kind of create-a-skater and called it a day. It doesn't feel like the "complete" collection it could've been. Like a greatest hits collection from a band that doesn't include all of their biggest songs, it's not really a game that needs to be in every THPS fans collection.

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean the game is bad. Lacking graphical options (outside of resolution) and wonky ragdolling aside, it plays exactly like a faithful HD rerelease should. If you loved the games back in the PS1/N64 days, this will absolutely give you the THPS fix you've probably been craving. (If you didn't or have "grown up" since then, it'll probably seem overly simple and dated.) The game was always meant to be simple though. Simple, but completely over the top... it's by no stretch of the imagination a juggernaut in modern physics. You grind things you have no business grinding, you'll jump gaps that would put the Springfield Gorge to shame... but that was the fun of it... and it still is fun. You'll still spend hours collecting SKATE, hidden tapes (DVD's), busting up bells around School II, making your way down the Downhill Jam. Getting high, pro and sick scores. And all the little challenges nested into each level, that you'll have to explore and find... unless, of course, you still remember where everything is.

If you can find it for a good price and wouldn't mind a quick nostalgic shot in the arm, I'd definitely say give it a shot. Just know that it's not the "complete collection" that it could've been.
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50 of 55 people (91%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Horrendously buggy, awful physics and lacking in the charm that Tony Hawks' games used to always deliver on. Feels more like a tech demo 'what if' than a full release game, but I guess the only thing in its favour is the low price.

I bought this for nostalgia, but all I found was despair.
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17.0 hrs
Posted: October 21
A lot of people have a bad oppinion on this game. Sincerely, this game is really cool. Skating games were always extremely fun to play, even though, I havn't experienced multiplayer wich I am sure it's fun. Tony Hawk's Pro Skate HD has no multiplayer mode you can play on, doesn't have a story like the other Tony Hawk's Pro Skater/Tony Hawk's games. For example: Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Underground, The Pro Skater games, were extremely good. I played them on PS2. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is just career, free skate, and like 3 more gamemodes that I don't really find interesting. It is pretty diferent and ♥♥♥♥ed from the last games, but, it is worth a try. It is only 10 euros and it's fun in my oppinion. Combos, are pretty hard to do. Conclusion: Buy it, I hope you like it, if not, refund it. Have fun :)
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10.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
- Nostalgia
- HD Graphic
- Soundtrack
- Metallica \m/
- Nostalgia

- No Graphic Options In Game (Only Resolution)
- No Create-A-Skater
- No Map Editor
- Missing Maps: NY City, Philadelphia
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James Ellsworth
3.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater® HD: Not the same, but is that really a bad thing?

The original Tony Hawks in no means had any form of realism involved, infact It was more of an Arcade-like high scoring game in which you tried to beat your best combo every time you played. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD brings a new engine into play where you will start to think the game is simply buggy or broken. This game took me around 45 minutes until I started hitting sick combos like I did back in the day with Underground. I can now say that I am enjoying this game for what it is, a revitalized Tony Hawk game with a better engine.

Now with a new engine comes a lot of problems. I started realizing very quickly that when you try to flip trick off certain rails, you bail 90% of the time. These rails I have now marked down in my head and I now simply ollie off them into a manual to make up for the loss of points. If you never played a Tony Hawk game then this is not a big deal, but for me that is lost points on a line I had going, and it will make you highly upset when you bail off of a highscore.

The challenge system makes you unlock all the maps in career mode. You must complete set amount of challenges to unlock new maps. I have already unlocked majority and it is great to see classic maps placed in there purest form. I still remember all the old warehouse tricklines that I was able to do back in the day.

Final Verdict:
This game is not the same as all the previous classic Tony Hawk games. But for someone who is new to the series, this is a good start. If you want to re-visit older Tony Hawk games, you will begin to apreciate everything this new installment has taught you. I went back to unerground yesterday and I felt better then I was when I played it at 15.

7/10 - The fact that I cant perfectly land lines that I was able to do before really upsets me. But really this will be great for anyone who wants to give the Tony Hawks franchise a shot. It will take you a while but soon you will be getting 500,000 plus score on every map.

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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
It's ok for a bit of casual gameplay with a controller. The music will take you back.

Would recommend - but only if it's on sale. Even if it's just for the nostalgia.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 16
if you can get your controler to work with it its a good old game for sure
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5.4 hrs
Posted: October 11
This game is not good.

If you have played the original THPS games you will not enjoy this garbage.

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4.6 hrs
Posted: October 2
Kinda feel like this game is way to dated to take serious now. The gameplay is alright i guess, just wish manuels didnt rule your score. If you are looking for a tony hawk game, try a diffrent one.
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20.3 hrs
Posted: October 1
This is tony hawk exactly as i wanted it and remembered it. I love this game
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Doctor Acceleron
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
So after all of 3 minutes playing this I wasted my money. Not because it killed my childhood or anything but for the simple reasons of no remapping buttons (would basically have to re-learn how to play the thing) and no playlist editor (some bands I just don't want to hear ever). I admittedly didn't play long enough to run in to any of the glitches or bugs that others are complaining about but the two things I mentioned alone are enough to prevent me from even trying to enjoy the rest of it. There's also no create-a-skater or create-a-park mode for what that's worth.
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