Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Released Digitally on Xbox 360 in UK

Latest THPS entry given stealth release; PS3 version may follow in PSN update.


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The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 are now available in Europe.

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The release has been given little to no fanfare, which is unsurprising considering the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions were panned and launched with numerous technical issues.

The last-gen versions of the game appeared earlier this week for North Americans, but an Activision spokesperson told Eurogamer, and subsequently GameSpot, it had no plans to ship the last-gen version across the UK.

This doesn't seem to be the case in terms of a digital release, however, as the game can now be purchased and downloaded fro the Xbox Marketplace. The PlayStation 3 version should appear when the store updates with new content.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 reviews criticised the game for numerous bugs and lack of ambition. GameSpot's THPS5 review described the game as "difficult to enjoy."

The game seems to have struggled commercially. It did not appear in the UK top ten upon release, or feature prominently in the US sales charts compiled by NPD.

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So, you offer a game ONLY digitally on last-gen consoles. Which means you'll never see the price drop below $30. And that's still about 10x more than I what I would ever pay for the game. I don't know why they even bothered continuing with a last-gen release after the horrible reviews it received. I guess it's a last ditch effort to sell the game to the unsuspecting consumer that only games very casually, and has no idea how horrible the game is.

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think positive no downgrade needed.

Avatar image for i_am_kesmonkey

The biggest issue with THPS5? It's not Skate 4.


Avatar image for fanboyman

@i_am_kesmonkey: Wish that was the biggest problem

Avatar image for Warlord_Irochi

"Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 reviews criticised the game for numerous bugs and lack of ambition"

Well... the ambition is crystal clear now.