Why Tony Hawkâs Pro Skater 1 + 2 is my game of the year
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Iâm not sure if anyone was really asking for Tony Hawkâs Pro Skater 1 + 2. I know I wasnât. The seriesâs reputation had never been lower after Activision ran it into the ground, first through over-exposure and finally with the disastrous comeback attempt that was THPS 5. In fact, almost the exact same idea had been tried not so long ago with Tony Hawkâs Pro Skater HD, which blended levels from 1 and 2 into a clunky, unsatisfying whole.
Turns out, it isnât a bad idea if you nail it. Tony Hawkâs Pro Skater 1 + 2 is an incredible remake that does virtually everything right and more. It might sound odd to call it the best game of 2020, but nothing else this year made me happier. It was certainly the best surprise.
THPS 1 + 2…