Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, or THPS5, is the 10th major title for the Tony Hawk game series being developed by Robomodo. It was released on September 29, 2015 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on December 15, 2015. As indicated by the title, it is meant to be a return to the series' roots. It is the first time a main Tony Hawk game is developed by Robomodo.
THPS5 is made using the same engine as THPSHD, Unreal Engine 3, hence derived most of the controversial contents including physics, animations and bail fadeouts. The gameplay itself became faster. It is confirmed that the game will include powerups and shooting projectiles. An obvious upgrade is multiplayer mode, that follows modern standards.
In November 2014 Tony Hawk revealed that there is another title in works to be released in 2015 on PS4.
On April 9th Tony Hawk's caterer uploaded a photo on Instagram, leaking the Tony Hawk 5 logo. Activision spokesman had to confirm that this is the working title for the upcoming game.
Game Informer RevealEdit
In a May 5th, 2015 article, Game Informer revealed that Activision and Robomodo were indeed working on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, an official successor to the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. The game is slated to release on Xbox One and Playstation 4 later this year. PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are scheduled to arrive soon after.
The name suggests a return to the roots of the original series, the last title of which was Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. The series took a pronounced turn with the release of Tony Hawk's Underground and subsequent titles. The game will couple the tight mechanics of the original series with a variety of new ideas, including the addition of powerups and projectiles.
The game will feature a new set of levels, each sporting a set of missions to be completed by the player to unlock new characters and items, like in the original series. The game was also announced to have an online mode. Players can expect to play competitive and cooperative with friends online. Character development will be seamlessly integrated between online and offline modes.
It was later revealed that the last-gen versions will only be available to the UK game retailer GAME.
At the demo for THPS5, we were shown some of the new ways the game is changing, for the better. Players can now push off with their feet, allowing them to slowly coast around areas, instead of trying to jump around or use other unusual mechanisms to maintain speed. Secondly, normal grinding has been replaced with a new Slam feature. This ability has you dropping to the ground quickly, and if there is a pole or other grindable object beneath you, your character will grind on it.
Another new feature is the dedicated online. When loading up the game, you are placed in a world with other skaters, whom you can ignore if you wish, or play missions and compete in events with them at any time. Along with this, Create A Park mode returns with all new features so you can design and share creations with friends online. The king of the vert ramp returns in this revival of the blockbuster THPS skateboarding franchise.
This game has been confirmed to be a return to console platforms, but exact release plans and gameplay details have yet to be revealed. Please check back for official info.
The vanilla game at the release date was reported as unplayable. It only allowed to skate the initial level. Original game files occupied 4.3GB of disk space, while the size of the patch itself was 7.6GB.
Fixed many bugs and glitches in the game and across the game's levels, added "double tap to slam," added quickturn, flipped the balance meter, added 2 new levels, added new playable skaters, updated visuals and some Pro Skater's sponsors. The overall patch size is 7.8GB.
Pre-Order Bonus ContentEdit
Gamestop's Totally Rad 80s PackEdit
- 80s Tony Hawk character skin
- 80s inspired Birdhouse board
- Tony Hawk's anti-gravity board
Best Buy's Eagle Shield BoardEdit
- Eagle Shield Board
Amazon's Hawk Skull BoardEdit
- Hawk Skull Board
- Sackboy head
- Sweet Tooth head
- Ratchet head
- Tony Hawk
- Lizzie Armanto
- Leticia Bufoni
- Chris Cole
- David Gonzalez
- Riley Hawk
- Aaron Homoki
- Nyjah Huston
- Andrew Reynolds
- Ishod Wair
- Lil Wayne
- King Graham
- Tyler The Creator
- The Berrics
- Bonfire Beach
- School III
- Mega Parks
- The Bunker
- Asteroid Belt
- Wild West
- The Underground
- Full article: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Achievements
- Full article: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Soundtrack
The game recieved extremely negative feedback. Metascore is giving the PlayStation 4 version of the game 33/100 basing on 28 critics, while user score for the game is 1.6/10 basing on 274 reviews (as of October 10th, 2015). The game is being criticized for the new mechanics including slam feature and new special bar functionality, poor level design and broken game physics, which didn't change much since THPSHD. Eurogamer published a video called "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a glitchy mess", showing the glitchy physics of the game. It has over 800k views.
- Official THPS5 promo site
- Trailer on YouTube
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on Activision.com
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on IGN
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on GameSpot
- Article at Polygon.com
- Tony Hawk 5 leak reviewed at Polygon.com
- THPS5 first look on Gameinformer
|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 levels|
|The Berrics • Bonfire Beach • School III • Mega Parks • Rooftops • The Bunker • Asteroid Belt • Mountain • Wild West • The Underground|
|Tony Hawk's Game Series|
|Pro Skater • Pro Skater 2 • Pro Skater 2X • Pro Skater 3 • Pro Skater 4 • Underground • Underground 2 • Underground 2 Remix • American Wasteland • American Sk8land • Project 8 • Downhill Jam • Proving Ground • Motion • Ride • Shred • Pro Skater HD • Shred Session • Pro Skater 5|