Review

Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is everything we could have hoped for

Vicarious Visions has delivered a superb remake of two iconic games without letting modern gaming’s vices get in the way

Lead designer
Leo Zuniga
Key Credits
John Paul Rhinemiller (Art director), Christopher Wilson (Exec producer)

The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its sequel are two absolute classics that deserve to be treated with reverence and respect. This new remake does exactly that, preserving what made them so enormously satisfying to play while making them look infinitely better than they ever have, all while ensuring that none of modern gaming’s more problematic trappings are allowed to infiltrate the purity of this wonderful time capsule.

  • A massive visual overhaul: Tony Hawk has never looked better
  • Every track from the first two games, replicated perfectly
  • That crucial Tony Hawk ‘feel’ is exactly like it was back in the day
  • Score Attack and Time Attack leaderboards make it infinitely playable
  • Some original songs are missing
5 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4
Lead designer
Leo Zuniga
Key Credits
John Paul Rhinemiller (Art director), Christopher Wilson (Exec producer)

The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its sequel are two absolute classics that deserve to be treated with reverence and respect. This new remake does exactly that, preserving what made them so enormously satisfying to play while making them look infinitely better than they ever have, all while ensuring that none of modern gaming’s more problematic trappings are allowed to infiltrate the purity of this wonderful time capsule.

  • A massive visual overhaul: Tony Hawk has never looked better
  • Every track from the first two games, replicated perfectly
  • That crucial Tony Hawk ‘feel’ is exactly like it was back in the day
  • Score Attack and Time Attack leaderboards make it infinitely playable
  • Some original songs are missing
5 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4