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Tony Hawk's Project 8
File:THP8.jpg
Developer(s) Neversoft </br>(Xbox 360, PS3)</br>Shaba Games</br> (PlayStation 2, Xbox)</br>Page 44 Studios</br> (PSP)
Publisher(s) Activision
Release date PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360
November 7, 2006 (NA)
November 17, 2006 (EU)
November 15, 2006 (AUS)
PS3
November 17, 2006 (NA)
March 23, 2007 (EU)
March 23, 2007 (AUS)
PSP
November 21, 2006 (NA)
June 8, 2007 (EU)
March 8, 2007 (AUS)
Genre Extreme sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online
Age rating(s) BBFC: 12[1]
ESRB: Teen
OFLC:M
PEGI: 16+
PEGI: 12+ (PS2)
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD, UMD
Input Gamepad
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Tony Hawk's Project 8, officially abbreviated as THP8, is the eighth installment in the Tony Hawk series of video games. It was released on sixth-generation (PlayStation 2 and Xbox) and seventh-generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). The name Project 8 refers to the Project 8 competition featured in the storyline, and because it is the eighth game in the Tony Hawk series.

Game features

Project 8 features one giant streaming city to skate in (only on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), which contains various skateparks and "hidden sections". An E3 preview by a member of the PlanetTonyHawk.com staff stated "The levels are massive and an amalgamation of just about every level in the early THPS games. So Suburbia, School, Downtown and Factory (I, II and III) are all interconnected and part of the same town." [2] There are about 45 skaters in the game, including unlockable characters, who each have a unique mo-cap style (only on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), providing a different experience and no recycled animations.

One new feature is the 'nail the trick' option. When a player enters this mode the camera will zoom in on the side to focus on the skateboard and the characters feet. Players will then be able to use the right analog stick to control the right foot and the left analog stick to control the left foot, allowing the player to flip and rotate the board in any such manner; including tapping the underside of the board in the air and merging various techniques to form new moves.

Another new ability in the game is to control the characters in the game during crashes, allowing you to obtain a high "Hospital bill", with bonus money awarded for broken bones - this feature is used in numerous challenges across the story mode (only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360). Players can also induce a wreck manually in a way very similar to Thrasher: Skate and Destroy on the PlayStation. Lastly, players still have the option to get off their skateboard at any time and run, though it plays a very small role in the game overall, other than avoiding bails and extending combos.

Tournament

The game has been added on the World Cyber Games.

Reception

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The game has been met with mostly positive reviews, with the Xbox 360 version garnering an overall average of 81% on GameRankings. It was especially the subject of praise for its "Nail the Trick" mode and graphical enhancements (it has, however, received criticism for the removal of several key features).

Combined with the greater processing power of the current generation of consoles, this presents a big leap in graphical appearance over the rest of the series, which has somewhat stagnated in this area; despite many people criticized the facial animations of the models, calling them unrealistic looking.[citation needed]

In the GameSpot review of the PlayStation 3 version, Project 8 was criticized for its lack of online play and unstable framerate.[3] Criticism has been aimed at the versions of the game on all Sony systems (PSP, PS2, PS3) which all lack any online multiplayer functions. Major gaming websites like IGN and GameSpot note that since the Tony Hawk franchise was the first game series available to be playable online on the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 3's omission is strange, especially considering the Xbox 360 version is fully playable on Xbox Live, and all prior versions of the series back to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 have been fully supported by online play with the PlayStation 2.[citation needed]

Awards

  • Received the IGN award for Best Licensed Soundtrack on PlayStation 3 in 2006.

Soundtrack

The game's award-winning soundtrack featured 57 tracks from a variety of artists.[4]


  1. +44 - Lycanthrope
  2. 76 Percent Uncertain - I Hate the Radio
  3. Aurelius - Hemlock
  4. Bad Religion - Social Suicide
  5. Black Mountain - Druganaut
  6. Boy Hits Car - I'm a Cloud
  7. The Channeling - The Frighteners
  8. Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf - Devotion
  9. Claus Grabke - Cause
  10. Cryptic Slaughter - Lowlife
  11. The Cure - Plastic Passion
  12. Damian Marley - Move
  13. The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
  14. Die Young (TX) - Anthem of the Prodigal Son
  15. Eagles of Death Metal - Chase the Devil
  16. FunkFace - Zoo York City
  17. Gnarls Barkley - Gone Daddy Gone
  18. Gym Class Heroes - The Queen and I
  19. Hieroglyphics - At The Helm
  20. The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend
  21. Immortal - One by One
  22. Jaylib - The Red
  23. Joy Division - Interzone
  24. Kasabian - Club Foot
  25. The Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow
  26. Kool and the Gang - Summer Madness
  27. Legitimate Business - 80 on 80
  28. Liquid Liquid - Optimo
  29. Living Legends - Moving at the Speed of Life
  30. Ministry - Stigmata Remix
  31. Mogwai - Glasgow Mega Snake
  32. Monty Are I - In This Legacy
  33. Nine Inch Nails - Getting Smaller
  34. Noise - Dirty Evil
  35. Oh No - Chump
  36. Pardon My Extinguisher - Bitch and Moan
  37. Primus - American Life
  38. The Ramones - I Wanna Live
  39. Revolution Mother - Second Thoughts
  40. Slayer - Angel of Death
  41. Slipknot - Psychosocial
  42. Sonic Youth - Nic Fit
  43. Stasera - Palisades
  44. Supersuckers - Goodbye
  45. The Sword - Iron Swan
  46. The Throwaways - You're Not the Only One
  47. Thine Eyes Bleed - Without Warning
  48. The Thunderlords - Ice Cream Headache
  49. Toots and the Maytals - Time Tough
  50. Transplants - Pay Any Price
  51. Typical Cats - Any Day
  52. Ugly Duckling - Smack
  53. VanStone - Skate Town
  54. Voltera - Do What your Daddy Say
  55. The Walkmen - This Job is Killing Me
  56. Wildchild - Wonder Years
  57. Wolfmother - Woman
  58. Zeke - Kill the King}}

The following tracks appear in the current generation versions.

{{tracklist

  1. ESWS - Uncle Todd's Cabin
  2. The Long Thaw - Come Taste It
  3. Stay Gold Pony Boy - Communist Parties
  4. The Walkmen - Tenley Town

"Tenley Town" by The Walkmen was mislabeled as "This Job is Killing Me" in the current generation versions.

References

External links

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