Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
We take a brief look at the final version of this highly acclaimed skateboarding game.
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Activision has sent over the final build of its highly praised skateboarding game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. Unfortunately, in terms of visuals, the PC version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 doesn't look much different from its PlayStation counterpart. Traditional problems surrounding PlayStation to PC ports such as texture warping and aliasing have been solved, and it seems to run a little smoother overall, but beyond that there aren't any noticeable improvements.
The gameplay has been kept intact from the PlayStation version. At the very beginning of the game, you're able to choose from a variety of modes that offer different types of play. For example, the career mode gives you a chance to open up additional skateparks and earn better boards and tricks for your skater, but to get them you must complete a series of objectives within each park. Doing so will give you money to buy these new tricks, boards, and parks. There is also a free skate mode, where you can skate as much as you want without having to deal with objectives in any one of the parks that you've unlocked in the career mode. Perhaps the most intriguing feature of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is the park editor, and it's surprisingly robust, featuring obstacles and items that you can find in any one of the parks made by the game's developer.
The control is very precise, with skaters responding to button combinations appropriately. We'll have more on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in an upcoming review, but until then take a look at these new screenshots.