Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is now 20 years old. It’s a milestone that means a lot to a whole lot of people — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was a watershed moment in video games, a sports game that captured the imagination of skaters, non-skaters, and fans of Goldfinger’s “Superman” alike.
It’s been years since we got a good skateboarding game, and that fact — coupled with some runaway hope — led fans to expect a Skate 4 announcement at E3 this week. And for a brief few seconds, they thought they’d actually got one.
Inspired by the replay modes in EA’s Skate series, friends Brandon and Darren decided to put the controllers down and go and make a real skate video just like it. So they did. This is it.