The first reviews for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 have gone live, and they're looking very positive! We've rounded up just a few of them below, so let's see what reviewers are saying about the game so far:
We're also working on our review of the game here at Pure Xbox, so look out for that in the near future!
Video Games Chronicle (5/5)
"The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its sequel are two absolute classics that deserve to be treated with reverence and respect. This new remake does exactly that, preserving what made them so enormously satisfying to play while making them look infinitely better than they ever have, all while ensuring that none of modern gaming’s more problematic trappings are allowed to infiltrate the purity of this wonderful time capsule."
"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."
"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..."
"Blemishes aside, Activision is doing so much right this time beyond just putting Vicarious Visions in charge. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 isn't going to blow people away, but it preserves the original experience with a few modern conveniences. It's a win."
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 doesn't have a Metacritic rating yet on Xbox One at the time of writing, but it looks as though it will score somewhere around the 85-100 mark. The game launches tomorrow, September 4th.
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