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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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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8.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
After all I'd say its a good remake of the first 2-3 tony hawks games - I lost interest after the third game anyway so I can't compare this one to any later tony hawks game.

I played 2 and 3 on PC back then so I think I got very good graphics out of those two games already but this looks way better of course.

the levels are pretty acurate rebuilds of the original maps as far as i can tell

the controls & physics feel alright, maybe a bit less "direct" than i remember them from 1 and 2 - but i about as good as they were in 3 - wallrides are a chore but I had no problems with flying out of the map or anything.

I do have a few negative points on my list though:

I miss the skatepark editor and a cloud save feature sure would not have hurt
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9.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
If you liked the original Tony Hawk, you'll like this if you have a controller. If you don't have a controller, this game has ♥♥♥♥ing cancer PC keyboard controls. Stage 4.
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8.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
I'll start with my one and only complaint: No Cloud Saves. (Unless it's been implimented since this review).

Other than that, it's the same TH I remember playing as a teenager, with the exception of a few tweaks here and there. Don't be fooled by the negative reviews, it's more than likely those folks were having a bad day and needed to vent some negativity on the internet.

What makes this game just as good as the originals, is the implimentation of manuals, reverts and everything else you can use to chain together a massive combo! Having these mechanics all while playing original maps adds a fresh new feel.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
Totally worth the money in my opinion. If you've loved skating games back when they were super popular then you'll probably also love this one. I think there were loads of bugs when this game was released but as of now I honestly can't see many apart from the ragdoll sliiiightly glitching out. But that's about it. Buy the game plus its expansion pack when it's on sale if you're not sure. Or just pay the 15 bucks if you're into skating games. Honestly it's worth the money.
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Yess Chainsaw
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 19
I've played hours upon hours of the tony hawk franchise. this isnt a tony hawk game. this is random tech-demo like game that dosn't deserve a spot on steam, or for that matter, anywhere. I bought the game to see what it's like, not a worthy investmant (and that was when it was on sale)
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4.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
When I first started playing this game I thought it wasn't bad
then I got thugpro because I wanted to stratch that nostalgia itch
this game is actually pretty mediocre
get thugpro
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
as a tony hawk fan who was considering not emulating its not BAD but it needs patches. its certainly better (from the reviews that ive seen) than thps 5. if this was thps5 it would be more appreciated.

now MTV needs to do an HD remake of their skateboarding game/thps ripoff and add life sized mirror and steam would be complete.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 17
Are you kidding me ? You ruined the entire concept of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ! This game suck so hard. Bench of posers !

A refund is necessary in this case !
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Hugsie Muffinball
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
Very lazy remake. Upscaled graphics don't make up for the features taken out from the original version. Can't even reconfigure controls.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Hmm. We have an interesting game here. A remake of the classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater games? Well. Sort of. If people choose to look at this game as a brand new Tony Hawk game made in the spirit of the classics, they may enjoy it better. Why? Because the levels are really the only things that are the same. If they really wanted people to feel nostalgic, they would have left the original games alone, but they didn't. As an example, in tony hawk pro skater 1, you had to collect tapes. As in VHS tapes. Now they have changed to DVD's. Some of the objectives have actually changed as well, with some being removed and new ones being added. I thought it was a bummer that I had to buy DLC to get some of the levels from Pro Skater 3 (arguably the best one) but the DLC is cheap, so my wallet quietly weeps a little and I enjoy it. You should NOT buy this game if you want an identical experience. An original xbox or PS2 is cheap enough if you really want to replay old ones. That being said, there is something cool about this game. Its a mix of modern and classic tied together with a neat little bow on top for a measly $10. That being said, the engine feels different, and even with a controller it doesn't quite feel the same as the originals. There are little physics glitches here and there like some of the reviews mention, but I don't think they are game breaking. If you like Tony Hawk and you don't mind what I've said, pick this up. I've had a positive experience with it, but that is because my expectations were set properly. -PR0XIDIAN
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
For £6 this game is well worth the price.

Sounds are amazing aswell as the soundtrack.
Gameplay is changed a lot compared to the old Tony Hawks Pro Skater games but I find it fun to play. It's basically a mix between Skate and Tony Hawks. The only thing I don't like about it is that they took out wallplants and manual tricks.
Levels are really well textured and are exact replicas of their counterparts.
Lots of replayability in terms of buying stats/boards for each character and differnet styles as well as other skaters.

Overall I would highly reccomend a fan of skate boarding games.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Was not disapointed with the purchase.

Having been a big fan of the series for the PS2, Its nice to finally see it on the pc.
The game itself is bugged a bit. But then again, all the games were buggy.
You get the classic maps, but if you look at the negative reviews, it is true that you kinda have to buy the dlc. I agree they should have not of made it DLC but as a full product.

Looking at some of these negative reviews that claim to play the series, they will mention the bugs and bad physics. Let me tell you that the series always had that. For every system it was covered with bugs. Hell, i even broke out the ps2 and replayed them. They were never perfect. The bugs in this game are tolerable and i find to be funny. I was doing a manuel up a quarter pipe and fell, then for some reason launched me up to the ceiling. I enjoy bugs like that, they give it the sence of nostalgia.

Another thing is the controls. its keyboard oriented so it feels weird and takes time to get used too. what i do love however, is the controller support. It works on Windows 10, and was able to plug in my xbox one usb controller and have not tried the keyboard controls since. The button mapping is the same as the old games which is nice.

Overrall i enjoyed the game, im not the one to knitpick for bugs. Graphics look nice, and generally got that feeling of playing the old games.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This is such a wasted potential. This game could have been amazing. Instead it's far from amazing and it has some glitches where you suddenly fly off the map. Nothing beats the old Tony Hawk games but Robomodo has KILLED the series. Please change developers.
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319 of 395 people (81%) 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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138 of 169 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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142 of 178 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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86 of 97 people (89%) 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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122 of 152 people (80%) 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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