Now that we've gotten our first look at the new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, I thought it might be a good time to reminisce on the golden age of skateboarding games. There were two colossal hitters back then — Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Skate — which did you prefer?
And before you all go and make the obvious choice — Skate — allow me to define the rules a bit. We're talking about both series in their absolute prime. Sure, Skate came out and made the ageing, dated THPS series look flat and dull by comparison — but never forget just how much you loved those games circa THPS2 and THPS3. Those games man. Those games.
I'll never get those endless hours back, that time spend playing Airport over and over and over and over again. And I don't want it back. It was awesome.
But Skate. Sweet, beautiful Skate. Skate 2 was probably top 5 of last generation for me.
It's a toughie. Keen to hear your thoughts below.