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
Helpful customer reviews
58 of 74 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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51 of 73 people (70%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Man, wasn't this game a massive disappointment. As someone who loves THPS 2-4, this game was a huge letdown. First of all, the controls are absolutely trash, and you CANNOT rebind them. They really should have just stuck to the THPS2 controls, as those felt absolutely fine, but here trying to do tricks just comes off as awkward. Second, they add some of the worst maps from THPS 1 & 2 (Mall, Downhill Jam, Venice Beach mainly). Third, reverts came in a DLC, which is unforgivable. Reverts are what made vert viable for combos past just ending them. Not adding them makes grab tricks almost useless. all of this, and the game doesn't even look that good, it looks like it could have been made 2007-2008. Dont bother with THPS HD, it's not very good, and will only make you want to play the originals. It feels as if little time and effort went into this reboot which could have been great had it just been a new THPS game that returned to it's roots of fun, satisfying arcade styled gameplay.

4/10
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37 of 54 people (69%) found this review helpful
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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28 of 46 people (61%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
Is it terrible? No. But it is a remake that is actually worse than any other.

Usually a remake is taking what was, and adding just enough to make it better. They took alot of the original boarders off, like Kareem Campbell and Bam, and added others I never even heard of.

First play on the first level, I managed to fall on the top of the half pipe going to jump(which in every other game would land perfect) I tripped over air, and fell through the entire floor.

I understand the original didn't have switchs between grinds and manuals, but I would assume a remake would keep it as a improvement.

I would rate this a 6/10. I played so many tony hawk games from first one on n64, to THUG 1 and 2 on ps2. I never played one like this. Pro skater 3 will remain my favorite.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
The game is just a empty shell of it former self, it try's to look the same sounds the same (sorda) but its doesn't feel the same. Gameplay wise pro skater hd is much slower then pro staker 2 and 3 (thanks unreal engine god go die in a fire), the ragdoll physics are the most annoying thing, in the the old t.h games if your skater falls on his butt he's right back on feet in like moment but in pro skater hd it takes for ever for him to get up and waste time specialy when you are to do a objective and you only have 2 mins to do it.
The level selection form tony hawk 1 is the most confusing thing ever, this supose the best selections of levels form tony hawk 1 and 2 so why in gods name is the Mall and Downhill Jam levels that no one enjoys.
Music wise most of the songs form pro skater 2 (there is only one song from tony hawk 1) make a return but the new track are okayish nothing bad but nothing special either

NO CHARTECER CREATOR AND NO PARK EDITOR. ........ WHYYYYYYYYYYYY ?

Overall this game is not worth your time and money, you might as well buy a copy of pro skater 2 on pc since it works on windows 7 64bit
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I used to love the "anachy" and the all the possible combinations just alone to build your skater.
Here.
This game.. Reminds me mostly of some sort of computerizede version of a (bad) iOS/Android game (Freemenium?)

What im trying to say is.. It SUCKS this game
Its boring, its laggy (For me at least) and there's not much fun playing it.
Waste of money
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
First off, do NOT get this game if you don't have a controller. That being said, it's alright. Not good, just sort of "meh".

The game was only $10 usd so I had no problem forking over the cash. Plus, at the low price, I had low expectations for this. There are a LOT of bugs (if you try to do a flip or grab trick when landing a grind, your character flies to oblivion and the map selection has extremly little to offer. But the biggest letdown is the lack of arcade-multiplayer. Some of the best points of the series was the games: Grafitti, trick attack, and horse. None of those options are here. Just single player.

All in all, it's reasonably priced for the crap revamp that it is. If you don't have much else to do, then go ahead and play it, but don't play it with any REAL expectations.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
This game is kind of fun for the first hour or so, then that is where the cracks begin to show.

I was a big fan of the first 4 games in the series and was looking forward to visiting some of those levels again, and for a while i thought it was okay. Eventually you begin to realise the collision detection is not as it should be and you will find yourself bailing and clipping through walls quite a lot, regardless of how well you executed a trick. When you need to grind specific rails or transfer between certain verts, the game doesn't always detect it properly, which can lead to a lot of frustration. In certain instances i found the game wouldn't detect when i wanted to jump over a vert rather than come back down on it again; other times i would go to grind a rail, end up clipping it, being "inside" it and would bail trying to get myself out of it.

The "Big Drop" mechanic seemed really hit or miss a lot too, sometimes i would land fine, other times it would make me bail. It didn't seem consistant at all.

Repetitive music tracks, frustarating controls and the fact it still dispalys all contols with keyboard bindings even if you have a pad plugged in. Just seems pretty sloppy all round, fun for a while but can only recommend as a quick nostalgia hit.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
To be honest the game was a disapointment, BUT..

remake:
so lets start, since this is a remake that includes pretty much mixed levels from all the thps games we could have expected stuff that you can do there as well, but instead only things you can do are the same as in thps1 or 2.. u cant step of ur board u cant transfer or acid drop, but whats worst of all they could have at least included boned ollies or wall plants or whatever that is and so on and on...

controls:
well yeah they are kinda stupid and weird but for a game that doesnt require too much of mastery it isnt a problem

good things:
i like to play it becoause it was so downgraded from all the previous tony hawk games not just pro skaters it became slightly more realistic and its nice to skate around as u see in videos nowdays or even if u skate.. maybe its just me but im a skater myself and i like this game no mater what all it includes or does not include

recommend YES / NO ???
i recomend this game if u rly like skateboarding but if ur a 'pro' guy from nintendo that can bust up a 5 000 000 score in tony hawk games im afraid u aint gonna like this game
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
This game plays very slowly and choppily. This is not because of poor hardware--if you have poor hardware, watch out, because it will play WORSE, and there are no video options in the game that will help your poor system cope.

The awkward feel of the game is, instead, the result of too many animation frames slowing movement and generally adding a longer delay between input and on-screen action. Being someone who still plays all of the classic THPS games regularly, I can say this:

THPS 3 and 4 were incredibly tight and responsive, perfect for gameplay. 1 and 2, in retrospect, didn't quite hold up to those standards on the Dreamcast. The PS1 versions of 1 and 2 were even worse than the Dreamcast's. THIS GAME doesn't even hold up to the standard set by those PS1 releases. There's no excuse for a game in this day and age to fail to hold up to an early PS1 title.

I'm really wishing I'd read the reviews before purchasing this game because I just wasted my money.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Really fun game that has you playing for hours on end, finding secret areas and finding new cool tricks!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
terrible graphics, terrible useability, terrible game, terrible motorbike, tetterble gramor
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
The game is good, but the controls are bad and what's worse is there isn't a control mapping so you can't even change a few keys. Also, if you want to use a controller, it must be an XBOX 360. It won't work with a PS3.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Brought back a lot of good memories from growing up, and a lot of frustrations. A decent buy if you have a controller and a third-party software for it since you can't edit keybindings.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
THPS HD is a lot of fun to pick up and play. The engine holds up well enough, running smooth and bugless the entire time, despite some of it's bizzaro physics during bails (which in my oppinion add to its unique charm!). The sound track is decent enough, but you will find it repeating fairly often, not much you can do about that. For the asking price, I would highly recommend giving it a try! I definately enjoyed playing it through to completion. :) I would also recommend playing with a gamepad.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
I played the original a ton back in the day. As some have said, the controls are a little difficult at first but just like the PS original, you get use to them and can play very fluidly once you get the hang of it.

It is also a complete remake with a new engine as some have said. However, I think they had to do this in order to achieve the graphical updates they intended to do. Again, this in my opinion does not take away from the game.

Overall great game with tons of replayability!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
I am heavily disappointed. Right off the bat I felt like the game was slightly off, I remember in THPS 2 how much fun and solid it was on a keyboard. Here I find myself having difficulty getting the skater to do what I want, not to mention the control configuration kinda sucks and it isn't customizable...because that's totally impossible fo a PC to handle. Finally the game has alot of weird gimics with bailing, running into walls will often make you bail, landing slightly off from straight makes you bail, heck even at times landing straight will make you bail. I wish they had just taken the old games and updated the graphics but left everything else the same. Regret buying this, save yourself the $10 and spend it on something more worthwhile than this, like sandwich.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
The game crashes on startup for many customers, check the steam forums and see that it's not being addressed at all.

The game cannot be played on a graphics card that wasn't made in 2005.

Oh yeah, and it doesn't load any fonts. Cool.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
I have only ever played the Tony Hawk games on my PC. I have never used a controller. The lack of ability to change my Keyboard controls is unforgivable. This is a horrible game only for that reason. I can't even get past the first stage.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
It's alright if all you want to do is scratch that nostalgia itch for an hour or so, but they really failed to include a lot of things that made the original so great. No local multiplayer, no create a skater, no park editor. In addition, they lost a lot of lisencing for the music tracks, and a lot of skaters you'll remember from the old ones are missing. The physics also fail to live up to the original, with skaters often bailing if you press the ollie + grind buttons too fast (especcially on ramps), and the bailing animations themselves are incomplete. Finally, to nit pick, there's no way to view your skater's special moves without exiting to the main menu, and graphics settings are very limited (as in, the ONLY option is tthe screen resolution).

What I do like: The numerous extra objectives added to each level is better than the original 5 goals per level for the THPS1 levels.

I got it on a sale, so I personally don't feel cheated money wise, but I can't recommend the game for its full price (and DLC is required for the full amount of content in my opinion). Overall, the game just does not feel polished at all, and frankly, if I were Neversoft, I'd be ashamed the THPS name was on it.

9.75/10 - IGN
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