Grab your board and hit the streets as we take a look at one of the best Tony Hawk video games of 2022.
It grew up taking part in these video games. I can bear in mind taking part in Pro Skater for the very first time again in 1999; I may even bear in mind the day I pulled off a 1080 too!
Synonymous for having superb soundtracks and fast-paced gameplay besides, Tony Hawk video games have dominated the style for years now.
And you already know what, I don’t see that altering for a really very long time.
As somebody who has performed these video games to demise, I’m actually comfortable to be speaking about one of the best titles that I used to play with my family and friends as a child.
And the titles that meant I might lastly skateboard with out falling over and bleeding in every single place.
So, with out additional ado, let’s leap in and crack on with Number 10!
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 kickstarts this listing of one of the best Tony Hawk video games of all time. 8 skaters are wanted for Tony’s new undertaking, and he’s headed to your city to see if he can discover any expertise.
200 individuals working to win 8 spots in Tony’s elite group. Work your means up from a whole beginner to coveting the identify of one of the best skater round.
Complete targets, enhance your expertise, and do every thing in your energy to catch Tony’s eye.
There’s the basic mode that everyone knows and love from the earlier Tony Hawk video games, however Project 8 has some neat new options that may show thrilling to followers of the sequence as a complete.
Spot spray painted traces that mark targets so that you can attain, whether or not leaping or grinding a particular distance or preserving your steadiness whereas pulling off a guide.
There’s additionally a brand new function that gamers can acquire referred to as ‘Stokens’, a forex used for clothes, shoe, tips, and extra.
If you get the PSP model, then there are 8 basic ranges from the earlier video games together with Alcatraz and The Mall.
Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land stays one in all my all-time favorite DS video games. It’s only a disgrace that there are such a lot of superb Tony Hawk video games, in any other case it might have ranked loads larger!
Those who performed American Wasteland, don’t fear – it’s arising. The moveable model for the DS and the GBA could be primarily based on mentioned recreation, however it feels utterly totally different whereas taking part in.
For starters, its cell-shaded. Imagine Wind Waker meets Tony Hawk, and also you’ll get the thought.
The principal mechanics of the sport are mainly the identical, however the comedian guide fashion actually makes it really feel like a very totally different stand-alone title.
And utilizing touch-screen controls on the DS actually provides a complete new stage of play too. It works very well on the GBA too, with gamers delving into make your personal park and create a skater modes on the fly.
Just ensure you’ve acquired a worm mild, in any other case you’ll be taking part in beneath avenue lamps as soon as the solar goes down!
Tony Hawk’s Motion heads again to the usual appear and feel of the sequence, although this time with a movement pack accent that turns your unique DS right into a motion-sensitive controller.
Oh yeah, stuff’s about to get actual gnarly!
Players put the DS recreation within the high slot and the movement pack within the GBA slot on the underside of the DS. That does imply that this recreation will solely work with old style DS consoles and never the DSi or 3DS.
How do you combine up a Tony Hawk recreation? How about including snowboarding to it?
Yeah, that’ll most likely do it!
Board on powder and asphalt via the USA, UAE, Japan, and lots of extra locations as you full challenges.
Tilt and switch to maintain your guide going, use the shoulder buttons to grind, and pull off epic tips advert you hit verts and half pipes.
There’s additionally a bizarre recreation the place it’s a must to transfer a colored blob round a course that I haven’t performed a lot, however it’s there if you become bored with skating!
Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam is all about maximising your want for velocity. There’s one factor you might want to do on this recreation; get downhill as rapidly as potential.
The programs are unimaginable too; velocity down via Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Machu Picchu and extra.
There are so many obstacles to come across too, or keep away from, on this case.
This recreation works nicely on the PS2, however it’s the Wii model that I really like probably the most. Tilting the Wiimote to achieve velocity and do flips by no means will get previous, and the native 4 participant multiplayer is ideal for having mates spherical for sofa co-op nights.
It’s extra like 1080 Snowboarding than a conventional Tony Hawk recreation, however it makes a pleasant change and makes for some attention-grabbing gameplay.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 takes the sixth spot on this listing of one of the best Tony Hawk video games, one of many video games that hardly left my GameDice again within the day.
The improve within the graphics on this recreation felt unreal from THPS2 to three. With new well-known faces to selected from and a great deal of excited areas to skate via, it felt like every thing we deserved after placing a lot time into the second title.
Play as Steve Caballero, Andrew Reynolds, Bam Margera, and lots of extra from Tony Hawk’s world.
Mess round as your favorite skater or create your personal customized participant. Dodge automobiles (or seize maintain of them), keep away from people, and canopy huge jumps, all with the GameDice controller wedged between your sweaty palms.
Tony Hawk’s Underground was the very first recreation within the sequence with a correct profession mode. Like Skater 8 which might drop 3 years later, you purpose to go from a no one to a someone, eager to purchase a brand new board and present your expertise to the lots.
Move from New Jersey all over to Vancouver, Moscow, Hawaii and extra.
That’s one strategy to see the world at the least, proper!
I do know it would sound a bit of low-octane, however the latest function to make it into Underground is definitely getting off your board and strolling round.
That implies that you are able to do new options you’d by no means have dreamt of again within the unique Pro Skater days like climbing up towers to leap off or reaching epic jumps by sidling round buildings or shimmying alongside wires.
Drive autos anyplace too; it’s like Tony Hawk meets GTA!
And while you’re bored of the principle recreation, you possibly can create your personal skate parks and make your personal skaters to go loopy in them. You may even create your personal targets to attempt to hit too!
The unique Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater recreation takes the 4th spot on this listing of one of the best Tony Hawk video games of all time.
The legendary title that began all of it nonetheless stays one of many best video games I and all of the Retro Dodo group have ever performed.
It’s simply iconic; are you able to bear in mind the primary time that you just turned it on and pulled off kick flip or grind with out falling off and truly hurting your self?
Collecting these videotapes felt so rattling good again in 1999. Smashing via stuff and inflicting mayhem to gather a kind of little VHS icons was all we lived for.
Then issues acquired actual within the competitors mode, three heats to attempt to pull off probably the most factors, manualling after the timer went all the way down to maintain the factors going.
We knew all of the tips.
If you’ve by no means performed any of those video games earlier than, be sure that is the one you begin on. It’s a bona fide basic!
Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 provides to the epic new options dropped at the desk within the first THUG recreation.
This time, Team Hawk are squaring off in opposition to Team Bam. We’re speaking a contest of point-collecting and inflicting mayhem in ever metropolis over the globe.
The premise of hitting targets and the principle modes are mainly the identical because the the primary recreation, and there’s nonetheless the basic mode to check your mettle in too.
But to be trustworthy, Number 2 simply performs and feels higher.
It appears higher too, ironing out a number of of the glitchy bits from the primary recreation and making the entire thing smoother.
The PS2 boasted online-play again within the day, however you possibly can nonetheless get in on the 2-player split-screen mode even in 2022.
Unlock autos, ranges, characters, and extra. You may even create your personal graffiti for when taking part in tag modes too.
No surprises for what phrase everybody’s going to make use of first, proper?
Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland takes the second spot in our listing of the best Tony Hawk video games ever made.
In this recreation, you’re mainly a part of a skating gang. Their chief; a bona fide skating legend.
This was the Tony Hawk model reinventing itself, the third age of Pro Skater, because it had been. As nicely as having the ability to change the face of your character in larger element, you possibly can truly get off your board and leap on a BMX for the primary time ever.
Don’t panic; a variety of the identical options resembling create a park and having missions to repeat nonetheless make an look within the recreation.
The principal core of the sequence continues to be current, it’s simply had a little bit of a house enchancment makeover.
There’s even a 2-player co-op mode for avid gamers to group up on the streets with!
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 isn’t simply one of the best Tony Hawk recreation in existence, it’s top-of-the-line video games of all time, interval.
Pro Skater 1 introduced the components to the verts, however THPS2 perfected it and made Tony Hawk a family identify.
Everything about this recreation is perfection, particularly within the new remastered model for all next-gen consoles.
With tonnes of latest tips accompanying the previous classics and the guide making the reduce for the very first time, this recreation introduced sensible strikes and vibes to dwelling consoles for the very first time.
Add the possibility to skate in well-known parks everywhere in the world into the combination, and also you’ve acquired one heck of a recreation in your palms. You may even make and share parks with different gamers too, so go wild and make it tremendous robust for them!
Seb Santabarbara has purchased each Nintendo console that has ever been launched in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favorite recreation franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently ready for Banjo-Kazooie to come back again to the fold. When he’s not taking part in video games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.