A perfect blend of authenticity mixed with modern quality of life enhancements. Joyous, slick, high-score gaming that looks nice too.
What is it? Remade, modern versions of the first two Tony Hawk games from 1999 and 2000.
Reviewed on: Windows 10 64-bit Home, Intel Core i7 10th Gen, 16GB RAM, NVidia GeForce RTX 2070.
Release date: Out now
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Multiplayer: Split screen, online score attack and leaderboards
Link: Official site
After the disastrous Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, trepidation over these remakes is understandable. After all, the latter of the two games offered in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is one of the greatest games of all time. It starts so teasingly, with the right font, the right music and the right menu style. And then the final barrier between hoping and believing is literally smashed down as you careen through that first wall and into the iconic warehouse level. It looks great and it plays so well.