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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REVERIE
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
School II. Leap Of Faith. Powerman 5000... Nostalgia. The only reason to pick up this one.
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lb
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
Terrible port, with terrible controls. Graphics are okay, but gameplay suffers from poor optimization. Music is great as always though.
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Ghengis-Khan
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 14
Warehouse level works great and is great fun, but all other levels result in me falling straight through the floor and falling to the bottom of the map and dying. game is just about unplayable
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S9 | Husky
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 9
TERRIBLE steam would noe give me my money back!
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Hoppimike
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 8
It's pretty good!

I mean, I'm not massive on the series so I mainly bought it quite cheap for nostalgia reasons, but it's a fun game - smooth gameplay and looks nice.

I hear there are some technical problems with the gameplay but if you're just playing casually like me I don't think you'll notice them.

If you're looking for a kind of "echo" of the older titles with fairly modern graphics then this is probably a good choice!
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OJE
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 4
About the same controls as THPS2 (1 had awful controls back in the day compared to 2).

It's about the same as the old games I played as a kid. Except missing a lot maps and music. There's like 6 music tracks or something like that.

Not sure what the DLC is all about though, havn't bought it. And probably wont.

This game is worth on sale, not really that much content.
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fr0zeN^G
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 1
quite weird on pc at first but u get used to it
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Yips Beast
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 30
Trash
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Guppychang
3.2 hrs
Posted: July 29
this game is good not great but good not as bad as other people are saying. N ot as much bugs as people say and is very fun
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Fish
3.2 hrs
Posted: July 25
**Recommended only if you can pick it up on sale here or via Humble Store, not completely shutting this game down but i'm giving credit where its due**

Decided to play for a few hours to get a better feel of the game

As far as game mechanics go it's pretty flawed, you've for sure already heard of the nonsense physics of the engine this game is running on but it can be funny honestly sometimes seeing the ragdoll physics freakout and clip through things. But another and the main thing this game has done totally wrong is how reverts are its OWN DLC. reverting was literally how long combos were made possible and without that dlc you can not carry on combos at all and its so scummy that you gotta pay that extra bit to even play properly on top of the wonky physics the game already has. it does just take a tiny bit of time to get used to, you'll get used to the speed and turns after a good session of playing albeit learning is a little frustrating.

You should pick this game up only when its on sale along with the pack (bleh). For both the game and the DLC i picked it up on the Humble Store on sale for $7.49 all together so it wasn't bad compared to $15 for those at regular price together. Now i should give credit where its due, when you get past the flaws its actually pretty fun. You gotta map a few of your favorite tricks to the original places but when you start to learn how to play, it definitely takes you back to those good ol' days on the PS2. The music selection is compiled of all the mostly popular songs from THPS 1-4, it felt so good opening the game and you hear No Cigar come up. While still some stuff is missing from the original games like more original skaters and skitching (i think? i'm p sure cause i couldn't do it for the life of me in Los Angeles map) it's still a pretty decent time. i've had fun overall and i'm def gonna play a bit more. as a nostalgia trip it delivers pretty well so if you don't have a ps2 or a way to play the old games again then it's not too bad of a choice to pick up. Just remember it's not a complete revamp of a single THPS game but just a compilation of them all for nostalgias sake and with that said it does a good job there.

If you have the means to play the original games though you really should just stick with those cause they'll do you right. It's pretty sad to know we won't get anything like those ever again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
this game is good not great but good not as bad as other people are saying. N ot as much bugs as people say and is very fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
It's pretty good!

I mean, I'm not massive on the series so I mainly bought it quite cheap for nostalgia reasons, but it's a fun game - smooth gameplay and looks nice.

I hear there are some technical problems with the gameplay but if you're just playing casually like me I don't think you'll notice them.

If you're looking for a kind of "echo" of the older titles with fairly modern graphics then this is probably a good choice!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
About the same controls as THPS2 (1 had awful controls back in the day compared to 2).

It's about the same as the old games I played as a kid. Except missing a lot maps and music. There's like 6 music tracks or something like that.

Not sure what the DLC is all about though, havn't bought it. And probably wont.

This game is worth on sale, not really that much content.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Terrible port, with terrible controls. Graphics are okay, but gameplay suffers from poor optimization. Music is great as always though.
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307 of 379 people (81%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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187 of 219 people (85%) 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;
THIS IS NOT A PORT OR GRAPHICAL UPDATE, IT IS A NEW ENGINE WITH THE SAME MAPS
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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135 of 165 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 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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84 of 92 people (91%) 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.

0/10
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135 of 171 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
99.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
makes me feel like im 15 again - i miss those days
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118 of 148 people (80%) found this review helpful
76 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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