Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
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Content Rating: Teen
A New Era of Skating Begins! Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 combines an epic mix of classic THPS action with combo-driven skateboarding and a state-of-the-art skatepark builder. Ride, build, and repeat!
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When all is said and done, this game doesn’t deserve to be called Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and most certainly shouldn’t make its way onto your download queue. I feel like Activision withheld it from early reviews because the company knew it's a butt of a game. I know it’s tempting to give this one a go, especially after the years of awesomeness the Pro Skater franchise has provided in the past, but it doesn’t match up to today’s standards. Avoid this one like the Black Plague.
Skaters get stuck in the surroundings and stop us from pulling tricks. Elements are missing from the environments, the ground becomes transparent, the game freezes, reboots itself, and the framerate drops from 60 frames-per-second to something like four. And this all happens regularly. The camera frequently goes on vacation, stops following our skater, and just darts off (or starts to vibrate uncontrollably). All this despite the fact that we installed the Day 1 patch that weighed in at 7.7 GB before we started the game.
Activision and Robomodo should, frankly, be ashamed of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. If promises to fix the game are met and it, eventually, becomes a more faithful entry to the classic series, the Birdman’s last outing will still go down in history as an absolute hatchet job. Even ignoring the bugs and glitches that pop up every other minute of play, this is a fundamental betrayal of a once-great series, and of the players who helped to make it what it was.