Saturday, July 24th, 2021

The best Tony Hawk game ever

The arrival of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on Switch ended the decade-long drought of ollies, nollies, kickflips, and master Anthony Hawk on Nintendo game consoles. In the late 90s/early 2000s, these games (and their iconic soundtracks) were an important part of the lives of many gamers, and we are happy to have him back.

Tony may have been away for a while, but the number of games named after him on the Nintendo platform (including all Pocket PC versions) is as high as 27, and we think it’s time to rank them from the roughest to the most annoying. Similar to our other reader ranking polls, we have recruited lovely Nintendo Life readers to help us complete the task of organizing Tony’s Hawks.

We ask you to rate each Tony Hawk game you have played. You will find the result below-the final ranking of each game in the Tony Hawk series… Well, each of the series released on the Nintendo system Games. Yes, some are missing; you will have to live without a few games, mainly the games of the past ten years.Although if we have heard Tony Hawk 5 It’s true, we’re pretty sure we can guess with a high degree of accuracy which of its rank is lower, and “ranking” is a valid word.

please remember This list is not static. Registered Nintendo Life users can click the stars below to rate the game (out of 10 points), and the dynamic ranking based on user ratings will change in real time even now. Add your score to the game at any time, now or in the future, it will still be counted and may affect the order.

So, grab your mat, your big shorts and your board, let’s ride a horse on the half pipe…

Tony Hawk's action (DS)Tony Hawk's action (DS)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Creative studio

Release date: November 18, 2008 (United States) / November 21, 2008 (UK/EU)

Bundled with the Motion Pack that plugs into the GBA card slot of DS or DS Lite for motion-based control, Tony Hawk’s Motion is a video game released for Nintendo DS, which includes Tony Hawk. Yes it is. As you may have guessed, we have never actually played this. In all respects, this is a toilet, and it seems that we have avoided it well.

We lied-a Damian McFerran played Review This entry is hand-held gaming device, So someone on the team have Played it! Let’s see how the extraordinary editorial director of Nintendo Life summed it up in 2008…

Burdened with poor visuals, ineffective controls, and a complete lack of engaging content, Tony Hawk’s actions are disappointing.


Tony Hawk: RIDE (Wii)Tony Hawk: RIDE (Wii)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Buzzing monkey

Release date: November 17, 2009 (United States) / December 4, 2009 (UK/EU)

The developer Buzz Monkey is responsible for the Wii version of Tony Hawk: RIDE, while Robomodo is responsible for handling 360 and PS3 games. When this project was approved, it seemed like a good idea to use your standing skateboard controller to control skateboarding games (rather than those old-fashioned gamepads), but by 2010, the trend of plastic peripherals started to end in popularity. After several years of Wii swings, die-hard fans are unlikely to be impressed, while casual gamers have rock band guitars and crappy golf club Wiimote stands.They won’t do it for other Fancy (and expensive) input devices.

Even if the game is unbelievable, RIDE will struggle, but the fact is that the team is in a dangerous situation as it enters the 20th century.

Tony Hawk: Shredded (Wii)Tony Hawk: Shredded (Wii)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: robot

Release date: October 26, 2010 (United States) / October 29, 2010 (UK/EU)

Tony Hawk in 2010: Shred is the sequel to Ride, which uses motion-controlled skateboard peripherals. It is not accurate to say that it nailed the coffin of the franchise-after all, the Birdman series is still alive and very dynamic-but the fact remains that Nintendo gamers are getting another new Tonyjo More than ten years have passed since the game. It’s actually a pair of old Tony Hawk games remade for modern game consoles.

Let’s move on; shredding is too frustrating to stay.

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (GBA)Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (GBA)

Publisher: Activision

Release date: November 7, 2006 (United States) / November 17, 2006 (UK/EU)

This version of Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam is the last series to land on the Game Boy Advance, ranking sixth. There are already many Hawks available on the console, but this game-focused entry gives Brave Portable a nice send, at least…maybe. Unfortunately, we can’t really say any authority-never played.

Come on, let’s take a break! It was 2006, and there are two other versions on newer Nintendo consoles!

Tony Hawk's American Sk8land (GBA)Tony Hawk's American Sk8land (GBA)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Alternative vision

Release date: October 18, 2005 (United States) / November 18, 2005 (UK/EU)

For the handheld version of American Wasteland, Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land saw Vicarious Visions in the development task, while the GBA version uses the fixed isometric camera of the previous work. More of the same solid skating on portable devices, and the fifth (and second-to-last) skating to add luster to the Game Boy Advance.

Tony Hawk's professional skater (GBC)Tony Hawk's professional skater (GBC)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Natsume

Release date: March 22, 2000 (United States) / September 13, 2000 (UK/EU)

The Game Boy Color version of Natsume’s famous original game is a huge downgrade and is only related to the PlayStation/N64/Dreamcast version. In the future, the handheld computer port on the more powerful Game Boy Advance will inject its own charm and creativity in the handheld field, although it deviates from the 3D source material. However, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on GBC is a very limited and unimaginative game.

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (DS)Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (DS)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Alternative vision

Release date: October 15, 2007 (United States)

The DS version of Tony Hawk’s Proving Grounds is a combination of Vicarious Visions. The handheld version lives up to the studio’s previous work, and is at least better than the Wii version developed by Page 44 Studios.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 version of Proving Ground is the last game in the series. The creator of the series, Neversoft, put on their worn knee pads and hobbled into the sunset.

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (DS)Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (DS)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Alternative vision

Release date: October 24, 2006 (United States) / November 10, 2006 (UK/EU)

The most advanced and reliable VV of the two Nintendo handheld games lags behind Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam on the DS, which ensures the lowest level of quality.In fact, this racing-focused entry has a complete 3D visual effect on the handheld device, and it looks It’s ugly by today’s standards But considering the modest hardware at the time, it was impressive. For the only racing game in the series, it’s not bad at all.

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Wii)Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Wii)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Page 44

Release date: October 16, 2007 (United States) / November 2, 2007 (UK/EU)

When getting customized versions of big-name games, Wii is no stranger to truncated ports or compromises, but when the developers of the Wii ports are also behind the backward PS2 version, this is usually a bad sign, just like the case here.

We have seen worse conditions throughout the Wii’s life cycle-worse in the Tony Hawk series-but mechanically and visually, Tony Hawk’s Wii proving ground lags behind all other versions. Almost not the lowest point, but certainly not the highest point of a career.