publisher: Activision Blizzard
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is the next installment of the arcade skateboard simulator cycle from the American studio - Robomodo. The first edition of the series has been released for the PlayStation One console in 1999, and since then has received (including various spin-offs) sixteen different fully-fledged sequels. The creators of the newest title were also responsible for Tony Hawk Ride, universally considered to be the weakest Tony Hawk game and also other productions, such as Tony Hawk: Shred and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 is a return to the cycle’s roots and its previous formula; just like in the original, the players receive a wide range of missions and challenges, which can be completed on a variety of available maps. The game features both a single and a multiplayer mode, where we can cooperate or compete against other players. The gameplay of the newest Tony Hawk has retained its arcade character; there are numerous power-ups scattered around the area and in several spots we can use projectiles or throw items at specific targets. We can choose to play as some of the most famous skaters, whose statistics we upgrade during the campaign. The fans of the sport will find a lot of familiar names amongst the available characters, which include: Tony Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Aaron Homoki, Ishod Wair, Riley Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Leticia Bufoni and Andrew Reynolds. Interestingly, the title also features a well-known to the veterans of the series, skatepark editor, which allows us to share our creations with other users.