What's the best Tony Hawk game of the previous gen>?

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#1 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

I've only tried and beaten THPS4,sadly.

#2 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

^ Nothing sad about that, it's a fantastic THPS game. One of the best ones.

My favortie THPS game last-gen was Tony Hawk's Underground. I just loved the freedom of the game and the ability to free-roam areas and explore or just do tricks; and being able to choose "missions" when you felt like it. The whole game felt more like a professional skateboarding career rather than just completing areas or levels, to me.

#3 Posted by benleslie5 (7765 posts) -

My favourite Tony Hawk games were-

  • The first game- Tony Hawk Skateboarding
  • Tony Hawk Underground
  • American Wasteland
#4 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

My favourite Tony Hawk games were-

  • The first game- Tony Hawk Skateboarding
  • Tony Hawk Underground
  • American Wasteland

benleslie5

I'd say the first THPS was probably my favorite one, too. Just because it had the biggest impact on me as it was the first THPS game I ever played, I loved the addition of ACTUAL record-label music in the game, and it definetly holds a nostalgic piece of my heart. But I didn't mention it because he asked which previous gen Tony Hawk game.

#5 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -
Tony Hawk UndergroundAmerican Wastelandbenleslie5
These two are my fave.
#6 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

I fealt that THPS3 was the zenith of the series and then it gradually gor worse and worse after that. Not to say the fourth and underground were bad, just not as good imo.

#7 Posted by gamenerd15 (4437 posts) -

The first three games were the best, and then everything went downhill from there. THPS4 was cool, but I did not like how each level had a competition in it. My character would slide out of bounds after crashing, and then I would have to restart the whole thing all over.

#8 Posted by paranoidpixie95 (2198 posts) -

I think THPS3 would be in my Top 10 of all time. Might have to get to work on it.

#9 Posted by Seabas989 (10097 posts) -

Man I miss the Tony Hawk games. :cry:

I'd say THPS3 or Underground for me.

#10 Posted by GreySeal9 (24054 posts) -

Underground without a doubt. The first one tho. The second one was good, but it felt like it was missing something that the first one had. I didn't like how they increased the whackiness factor.

#11 Posted by NinjaLegacy (184 posts) -

3 was my favorite.

#12 Posted by Killzonage (408 posts) -
2, 4 and Underground were my favs.
#13 Posted by DarkStorm64 (17 posts) -
Tony Hawk pro skater 2 and Tony Hawk Underground 2
#14 Posted by RossRichard (2332 posts) -

I thought 3 and American Wasteland were the best.

#15 Posted by PetJel (3722 posts) -

2 > 3 > underground > the rest imo.

#16 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

THUG

#17 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Underground without a doubt. The first one tho. The second one was good, but it felt like it was missing something that the first one had. I didn't like how they increased the whackiness factor.

GreySeal9

Completely agree. Underground 1 gave me many many hours of enjoyment :). And I could easily have a blast playing HORSE again.

#18 Posted by Kismetic (118 posts) -

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3. It got me to buy a PS2

#19 Posted by SonOfChewbacca (653 posts) -

THPS2 hands down.

#20 Posted by SectorSix6 (204 posts) -

My favortie THPS game last-gen was Tony Hawk's Underground. I just loved the freedom of the game and the ability to free-roam areas and explore or just do tricks; and being able to choose "missions" when you felt like it.

Emerald_Warrior

This^

was going to say the same thing

#21 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

Tony Hawk's Underground is the best. THUG is when the series plateaued and from THUG 2 on the series slowly went downhill.

THUG is when they got everything right.

The ability to get on and off your skateboard to walk around was a big improvement because it made getting around easier.

The story mode was a great addition. I really enjoyed experiencing the journey of a skater who's trying to make a career out of skating.

The level design is top-notch.

The soundtrack is excellent.

Create a park was mad fun because of all the options.

Create a mission was a cool, but not completely necessary addition.

There's so much to do in that game.

Granted THUG 2 and THAW had just about all THUG 1 had and a little bit more, but I think the level design and story in THUG 1 were the best.

#22 Posted by JogsterXL (299 posts) -
Tony Hawk's Underground, hands down.
#23 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -
THPS2..i was glued to that game for months when i bought it
#24 Posted by Sali217 (1274 posts) -
Either THPS 2 or THPS 3 imo, although the Ps1 and Ps2 versions of THPS 3 were slightly different which was odd.
#25 Posted by Heirren (16497 posts) -
Tony Hawk 1&2. After that the gameplay started feeling stale.
#26 Posted by PlayBox39 (420 posts) -

Underground 1 and 2 for me.

#27 Posted by ButaDujo (331 posts) -

THPS2 for n64, hands down.

#28 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

I think a lot of people are missing the "previous gen" part of the title of this thread.

#29 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

I fealt that THPS3 was the zenith of the series and then it gradually gor worse and worse after that. Not to say the fourth and underground were bad, just not as good imo.

Shenmue_Jehuty

Definitely, THPS3 was just a revolution. The later ones were ok, but it was obvious the 1 year time limit was straining Neversoft when they started making big mistakes in polish and mechanics, and sometimes they just didn't "feel" right.

THPS4 was great, but the graphics made the talking characters not move their mouths, and the soundtrack didn't seem as fit for some skating around. THUG had a cool story focus and the ability to get off your board, but the driving was lame and it was shorter and easier than earlier titles. THUG 2 had a ton of content and let you play as both yourself and pros or hidden skaters in it's various modes, but it was WAY too wacky and just went too gonzo.

#30 Posted by gunslinger024 (334 posts) -
It's a stalemate: THUG and THPS2