Tony Hawk's Project 8 review

  • Imported reality
  • Skate-oriented goals
  • Nailing and falling
  • Classic mode
  • Praying to the combo
  • Damn zombies

Also fresh is crowd reaction and rag-doll falls. When you pull tricks near humans, they'll cheer and give you coins painfully referred to as "stokens," which you'll use to buy new tricks and clothes and whatnot. And when a trick fails and you fall, you can make your avatar bounce off the ground and shatter all bones to earn senseless hospital bills. There's even a money-counter that instantly calculates how many tens of thousands of dollars your life was worth.

Multiplayer is fundamentally the same, but eight player Live wars over who can hit the most objects are still entertaining. Also notable is the fact that the PS3 version lacks any online play at all, so if you're into the next-gen thing, this is your choice.

More Info

Available Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, PSP
Genre: Sports
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Neversoft
Franchise: Tony Hawk
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Crude Humor, Language, Mild Violence


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