Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 was released on the 2nd of October in Europe. With initial reviews calling it “a dumpster fire on wheels” and videos on YouTube showing off a ton of not so flattering bugs I must say that I trusted in the power of the patch. It indeed landed on release, weighing in at 7GB with the game being a modest 4GB. So what’s the deal? Is it worth buying?
The answer is both yes and no, it all depends on what your expectations are. I started beating the crap out of THPS on the PlayStation back in 1999, and have ollied, flipped, and grinded my way through THPS2, THPS3, THPS4, as well as the Tony Hawks Underground 1 and 2 (THUG, THUG2), Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (THPG), Tony Hawk’s Project 8 (THP8), Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland (THAW), and Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam (THDJ). And I love them all, each for its own, and as such I was obviously hoping to see my favorite parts of those fused together to create THPS5.