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Tony Hawk's Project 8
THP8.jpg
Developer(s) Neversoft
(Xbox 360, PS3)
Shaba Games
(PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Page 44 Studios
(PSP)
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox
Release date(s) PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360
NA November 7, 2006
EU November 17, 2006
AUS November 15, 2006
PS3
NA November 17, 2006
EU March 23, 2007
AUS March 23, 2007
PSP
NA November 21, 2006
EU June 8, 2007
AUS March 8, 2007
Genre(s) Extreme sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online
Rating(s) BBFC: 12[1]
ESRB: Teen
OFLC: M
PEGI: 16+
PEGI: 12+ (PS2)
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD, UMD
Input methods Gamepad

Tony Hawk's Project 8 , officially abbreviated as THP8, is the eighth installment in the Tony Hawk series of video games. It was released on sixth-generation (PlayStation 2 and Xbox) and seventh-generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). The name Project 8 refers to the Project 8 competition featured in the storyline, and because it is the eighth game in the Tony Hawk series.

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Game features

Project 8 features one giant streaming city to skate in (only on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360), which contains various skateparks and "hidden sections". An E3 preview by a member of the PlanetTonyHawk.com staff stated "The levels are massive and an amalgamation of just about every level in the early THPS games. So Suburbia, School, Downtown and Factory (I, II and III) are all interconnected and part of the same town." [2] There are about 45 skaters in the game, including unlockable characters, who each have a unique mo-cap style (only on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360), providing a different experience and no recycled animations. One of the new features is the 'nail the trick' option. When a player enters this mode the camera will zoom in on the side to focus on the skateboard and the characters feet. Players will then be able to use the right analog stick to control the right foot and the left analog stick to control the left foot, allowing the player to flip and rotate the board in any such manner; including tapping the underside of the board in the air and merging various techniques to form new moves. Another new ability in the game is to control the characters in the game during crashes, allowing you to obtain a high "Hospital bill", with bonus money awarded for broken bones - this feature is used in numerous challenges across the story mode (only on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360). Players can also induce a wreck manually in a way very similar to Thrasher: Skate and Destroy on the PlayStation. Lastly, players still have the option to get off their coolboard at any time and run, though it plays a very small role in the game overall, other than avoiding bails and extending combos.

Tournament

The game has been added on the World Cyber Games.

Reception

 Tony Hawk's Project 8
Review scores
Publication Score
G4 3/5
Game Informer 8.75/10
GamePro 4.5/5
GamesMaster 89/100
GameSpot 7.3/10
GameSpy 2.5/5
GameTrailers 8.8/10
IGN 7/10
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 7.5/10
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) 5/10
Play Magazine 85/100
PSM 7/10
PSM3 80/100

The game has been met with mostly positive reviews, with the Xbox 360 version garnering an overall average of 81% on GameRankings. It was especially the subject of praise for its "Nail the Trick" mode and graphical enhancements (it has, however, received criticism for the removal of several key features).

Combined with the greater processing power of the current generation of consoles, this presents a big leap in graphical appearance over the rest of the series, which has somewhat stagnated in this area; despite many people criticized the facial animations of the models, calling them unrealistic looking.[citation needed]

In the GameSpot review of the PlayStation 3 version, Project 8 was criticized for its lack of online play and unstable framerate.[3] Criticism has been aimed at the versions of the game on all Sony systems (PSP, PS2, PS3) which all lack any online multiplayer functions. Major gaming websites like IGN and GameSpot note that since the Tony Hawk franchise was the first game series available to be playable online on the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 3's omission is strange, especially considering the Xbox 360 version is fully playable on Xbox Live, and all prior versions of the series back to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 have been fully supported by online play with the PlayStation 2.[citation needed]

Awards

  • Received the IGN award for Best Licensed Soundtrack on PlayStation 3 in 2006.

References

  1. ^ BBFC rating of Tony Hawk's Project 8
  2. ^ http://www.planettonyhawk.com/thp8/info/e3preview/
  3. ^ Tony Hawk's Project 8 for PlayStation 3 Review - PlayStation 3 Tony Hawk's Project 8 Review

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Tony Hawk's Project 8
Box artwork for Tony Hawk's Project 8.
Developer(s)
Publisher(s) Activision
Release date(s)
PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Genre(s) Skateboarding
System(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: Teen
PEGI: Ages 16+
Series Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk's Project 8, officially abbreviated as THP8, is the eighth installment in the Tony Hawk's series of video games. It was released on sixth-generation (PlayStation 2 and Xbox) and seventh generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). The name Project 8 refers to the Project 8 competition featured in the storyline, and because it is the eighth game in the series.

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editTony Hawk series

Pro Skater · 2 · 3 · 4 · Underground · Underground 2 · American Wasteland · Project 8 · Proving Ground · Ride

Spin-offs: American Sk8land · Downhill Jam · Motion








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