The first tests of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 are online. So that you don't lose track in the review jungle, we are presenting the ratings and conclusions of international magazines – just in time for today's release. The basis for our test overview was the Metacritic website, which summarizes the reviews of the publications. The new edition of the skateboard classics gets quite impressive ratings: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for PS4 has an average rating of 88 percent in the 22 tests currently submitted.
Many testers praise the transition from classic games to modern times: the developers have succeeded in transferring the classic games to the present day – without losing the charm of fun sports games. "The developers of Vicarious Visions prove that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was more than just a product at the time," writes VG247.com in a review of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. TheSixthAxis also praises the new edition: Every inch of the game has been perfectly restored and adapted for current systems. The title is a clear buy recommendation for all skateboarders, players and everyone else in between.
VGC, in turn, comments in the test that the developers have implemented an outstanding remake of two iconic games. IGN also praises the fact that Vicarious Visions has succeeded in surpassing the DNA of fun sports games into the present day. In our Test of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 We praise, for example, a super catchy, precise control, a timelessly grandiose gameplay and sensible adjustments with the features of later parts. Points are deducted, for example, for textures that sometimes load late and an empty game world. The new edition is available in stores for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 in the test overview (PS4)
PlayStation LifeStyle – 100
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 not only lives up to the beloved classic games, but it lives up to my memory of the beloved classic games; an important distinction. It walks the fine line of recreating the classics for a modern era, while never feeling either dated or burdened with new and unnecessary changes.
VG247 – 100
Vicarious Visions has proved that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was more than just a product of its time, and that – like skating itself – it has every chance of penetrating the mainstream once again. The studio should be lauded for twice proving that it is a steward of 90s nostalgia, and that it can reanimate games to be just as good – if not better! – for their second turn under the sun.
TheSixthAxis – 100
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+ 2 is a labor of love and an ode to the series' glory days. Every inch of the game has been perfectly restored and updated for modern consoles and it's an absolute delight to play from start to finish. This is a must-buy for skateboarders, gamers and everyone else in between.
GamesBeat – 90
The end result is a video game that looks, sounds, and feels incredible. And it's one that should appeal to long-time fans and people who are new to skateboarding entirely.
IGN – 90
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is such a tremendous turnaround from 2015's disastrously dismal Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 that it's difficult to believe they share even a shred of DNA. The accessible yet tricky skating is earnest and old-school fun, the wonderful looking levels are lovingly designed odes to the past, and the music is like the hearty embrace of an old childhood buddy. It's pretty easy to be cynical about how rapidly selling us our favorite games again became a central pillar of Activision's business strategy, but when it's this much fun I'm finding it impossible to be sour about it. It turns out going backwards has been the best step forward Activision has taken with the Tony Hawk series in nearly 15 years.
Gamespot – 90
Because it nails so much about that original Tony Hawk experience, it's really hard to be mad at Pro Skater 1 + 2 for any of its downsides. The load times aren't enough to keep you away from the plethora of satisfying combos, and the lack of level goals for every skater isn't enough to keep you from jumping back in with a new character. Playing through the newly remade levels is immensely enjoyable, and that on its own is enough to call Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 a success. However, smart additions and an engaging challenge system make it an experience that's more than just a brief skate through Tony Hawk's past.
Hobby Consolas – 88
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 moves between the old and new like fish on water. It offers the same control, the iconic levels and the gameplay we used to love, but with a new and shiny body that offers more options than ever. It's not perfect, but it's the skate game that lots of us were expecting.
Gamepro – 85
Tony is back! Despite small problems, the two remakes are a skateboarding delight thanks to the unbreakable game principle.
PC Games – 8th
The new developers have brought the feel of the old skate classics into the modern age, but expanded the gameplay sensibly with exactly the right features from the successors. Technically, the title could certainly be a bit cleaner.
GamesRadar + – 80
Vicarious Visions has built an engine that could actually push the series in a new direction, with the focus on skating rather than gimmicks that came from the annual release cycle that the series was stuck in. Here's hoping this is more of a warm up than a victory lap.
Destructoid – 80
Blemishes aside, Activision is doing so much right this time beyond just putting Vicarious Visions in charge.
IGN Spain – 75
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a nostalgic attack that make us feel very oldo, though with classic fun gameplay.
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