'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' Is Making a Well-Deserved Comeback


May 12 2020, Updated 10:00 p.m. ET

Source: Activision

If you've been spending all your time missing the simple joy of skateboarding games, there are two great reasons to get excited again: Tony Haw's Pro Skater 1 and 2 in one complete package. That's right, both titles are being combined into one collection for gamers new and old to play on their current console collections: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (by way of the Epic Games Store) later this fall. If that's not a reason to bust out your best moves, then we don't know what is. 

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The news came by way of a special announcement thanks to host Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest series, which is set to reveal several new game titles over the coming days and weeks. The collection shocked Tony Hawk and skateboard gaming enthusiasts after it was announced, and it's a great idea to patch up a year that's been absolutely abhorrent so far. Here's everything you can expect out of the remastered collection that'll have you ready to jump right in immediately. It'll be worth the wait. 

Source: Activision
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What's different about the new 'Tony Hawk' remakes?

This new dual pack of Tony Hawk games will come with updated visual as well as all the original levels, characters, challenges, and tricks you're used to. There will also be an improved create-a-park mode to share the skateparks you make online. There's also going to be local multiplayer for skate-offs with friends. And most of your favorite songs from the original games' soundtracks will be available as well, though some will be missing due to problems with licensing. 

For the most part, the games will reflect everything that made the originals fun. The entire roster of skaters will be available again, including Bucky Lasek, Elissa Steamer, Kareem Campbell, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, and Chad Muska. These 20-year-old games are getting the royal treatment, and that's due to how much people openly enjoy skating around and pulling off tricks as their favorite skaters. It's going to be fun to go back and see it all again 

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What's the best 'Tony Hawk' game?

While waiting for the new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 collection, you can always go back and play your favorite parts of the series. Many people end up gravitating to their favorite, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, which came packing so many great improvements and additional challenges and skaters to delight just about every kind of player. It's hard to definitively choose the best game out of the series, but this one went the distance. 

It added the revert trick and added online capabilities for the first time with a network connectivity option even before the network adapter came out. You can't play the PlayStation 2 classic any longer online, but you can revel in all the memories. That's what's so great about the remakes, since you'll be able to take the show on the road and play online. Keep an eye out for when 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2' debut in fall 2020. 

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