In a tweet earlier, Activision Blizzard announced that THPS 1+2 is the fastest-selling Tony Hawk’s game in the series! Has it restored fans’ faith in the series, though? We think so.
The nostalgia hit is real; Activision Blizzard have the money to show for it! THPS 1+2 has already hit one million units since launch. That’s crazy, right? To put it into perspective, that’s almost 91,000 units sold a day since launch.
The remastered release of both Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 features a whole host of both old and new skaters for you to hit the ramps with. What’s fun, too, is that all the skaters seem to be aged up! If anything, this helps it feel more like a new game rather than a re-skin. In and amongst the newer characters, you’ll be able to skate as Aori Nishimura, Nyjah Huston, and even Riley Hawk, the prodigal son.
THPS 1+2 Reinstates Fan Belief In Tony Hawks Games
Let’s be honest: fans were a bit skeptical when THPS 1+2 was announced. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was… Pretty poor. On Metacritic, it sits comfortably amongst the lowest 10 ratings for both PS4 and Xbox One titles.
Reportedly, it was rushed to release due to the licensing deal between Tony Hawk and Activision being set to expire. This led to an unfinished mess that was criticized by pretty much everyone. It had a lot of bugs, no NPCs, and was graphically poor.
Still, now, it seems Tony Hawk’s games are on the up again! THPS 1+2 has been praised across the board, including in our own review. Its mechanics make it a smooth experience, and graphically, it’s brilliant. There’s also a fantastic depth of customization for both skaters and skate parks! If you’re after realism, Skater XL may be for you. But if Tony Hawk is your man… Then THPS 1+2 is for you.