Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is ranked in the 1st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

32

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Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 12, 2015

If anyone thought that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was going to be any good they were wearing some serious nostalgia glasses. The E3 reveal was downright awful, and the game hasn't improved much since.

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Eurogamer
Avoid
Avoid
Oct 2, 2015

Glitch-ridden and seemingly unfinished, this is a tragic swansong for Tony Hawk's video game career.

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AngryCentaurGaming
Never Touch
Never Touch
Oct 1, 2015
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Scored Reviews

Game Informer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2015

Even if the gameplay was everything it could be, this title still has its challenges

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Marooners' Rock
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2015

As a complete package, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 does have a few flaws. Sometimes the physics freak out, sometimes the game doesn't look as good as other games on current consoles do, and other times the game just lags for no reason.

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PushStartPlay
5.9 / 10.0
5.9 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 could've been great. It's the first 3D skateboarding game of this generation and all it really had to do was deliver an experience a bit better than the likes of Proving Ground and Project 8, just modernised to 2015. It failed to do that though, creating an experience that feels like a step backwards for the series. There's still fun to be had, especially if you can grab the game in the sales, but it's a disappointing installment you'll probably soon put to one side.

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USgamer
Oct 1, 2015

You can definitely see the potential here, but despite having good enough controls and plenty of missions to get your teeth into, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 lacks polish and finesse - and ultimately becomes repetitive.

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GameCrate
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2015

It's still playable, and might be fun for devoted fans for the series, but there's no question that a lot more polish could've gone into Tony Hawk's revival.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 3, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 had the potential to be awesome. Instead, we're left with a game that's solid but is buried beneath so many issues that it feels like it's still in beta.

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2015

I didn't outright hate Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, as it distills a lot of the franchise's good points into an arcadey modern format. There are flashes of brilliance, but much of that is piggybacking off of the foundation its predecessors have already created. Considering that Activision signed a deal with Tony Hawk for more games a while back that's set to expire soon, I sincerely hope change is on the horizon if more titles are in the cards.

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ZTGD
5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is easily the biggest disappointment of the year for me. Not because I expected it to be great; but because I expected it to at least be enjoyable on some levels. Sadly it fails on almost every attempt. The core skating feels good, but never satisfying, and everything surrounding it just feels flat. I wanted this to the be the resurgence of the series, but it feels more like a budget game wrapped in a AAA game price.

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Geeks Under Grace
4.5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Drew Koehler
4.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2015

Though Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 may be a blast from the past for some, as a franchise it's really better off left in the past.

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CGMagazine
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2015

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 fails to recapture the magic of the first four games.

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Hardcore Gamer
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Sep 29, 2015

It might be best to put ol' Tony Hawk's Pro Skater out to pasture. It's best to remember what it was, rather than dwell on what it has become.

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Game Revolution
Oct 1, 2015

The series might have once had potential to be revived, but Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 makes sure that all signs of life have been squeezed out of it.

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God is a Geek
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2015

Fleeting moments of genuine enjoyment can be found in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, but with unresponsive controls and constant jarring bugs, the enjoyment is never sustained.

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GamingTrend
40 / 100
40 / 100
Oct 5, 2015

This skater not only fails by today's standards, it wouldn't even be passable during Tony's heyday. Lousy controls, bland visuals, and an abundance of bugs make Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 a broken mess.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2015

[D]espite the fun character customizations, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 suffers from a number of issues, including laggy multiplayer, dipping frame-rates, and off-putting physics. Sorry, Tony, but nostalgia can't save you this time.

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IGN
3.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

3.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5's rare moments of nostalgic joy are drowned out by its abundance of faults.

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EGM
3.5 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

3.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 does a disservice to returning fans and newcomers alike by removing most of what gave the original games flare while being simultaneously riddled with glitches.

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Readers Gambit
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2015

Never has a game retroactively ruined so many fond childhood memories. If it weren't for the absolutely out of this world soundtrack, THPS 5 would have literally no redeeming features.

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GameSpot
3 / 10
3 / 10
Oct 6, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is riddled with glitches and offers almost nothing new to longtime fans of the series.

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TrueAchievements
Oct 20, 2015

It is a shame I didn't get to spend as much time with Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5 as I would have liked or needed. Despite the massive amount of bugs and fatal crashes, there is some fun to be had here. Anyone who played the older Tony Hawks games will feel right at home. Unfortunately, it is impossible to look past the constant problems and bugs. Most of these don't make the game unplayable, but still cause a lot of bother along the way. With only seven levels to explore and play through, your time with this game might be short (and made shorter with the frustration of its problems), but the addition of the player created levels mean there is a little something extra, even if it's nothing we haven't seen before. It is sad that the game turned out this way, because it really should, and could, have been the sequel that the series deserved, and instead has fallen so short. For a full priced retail game, these bugs and design flaws can't be forgiven, and being unable to play the game after only five hours was the final nail in the coffin. Should the game become playable for me again, I will happily play through the rest of the levels, explore the game a bit more, hopefully form a fuller opinion, and write an addendum to this original review, but for now it's not skating by.

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SelectButton
3 / 10
3 / 10
Oct 21, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is simply not worth your time and money. At a full retail price of $60, there isn't even content to warrant the price, not to mention the sheer amount of technical issues and the changes to the gameplay.

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GamesRadar+
Oct 2, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 exists to exploit any nostalgia you might have for the earlier games, offering an insulting dearth of worthwhile content in exchange for your money.

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Slant Magazine
Oct 12, 2015

Robomodo's Activision-mandated update most often challenges players, strangely, not to score big, but stupidly.

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Cubed3
3 / 10
3 / 10
Oct 25, 2015

There's absolutely no joy in declaring this game a disaster. There are occasional fleeting moments that serve to remind that skating around a virtual skate park was once an enjoyable pastime, but these are few and far between, and even the most diehard of fans will struggle to find much to enjoy in this package. After a lifetime of flips, nollies and grinds, the Hawkman deserves far better than this.

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Cheat Code Central
1.5 / 5.0
1.5 / 5.0
Sep 30, 2015

I know it's tempting to give this one a go, especially after the years of awesomeness the Pro Skater franchise has provided in the past, but it doesn't match up to today's standards. Avoid this one like the Black Plague.

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Operation Sports
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a blatantly rushed, insultingly bad attempt to cash-in on the series' nostalgia.

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TheSixthAxis
3 / 10
3 / 10
Oct 5, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 should be remembered not just as a bad game, but as an indicator of the industry's hubris, where games are continuously released in a broken state. It's a shame, because if there was more time then Robomodo's efforts may have eventually led to a fantastic skateboarding game. Instead a classic franchise has been tarnished and an audience scorned.

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Gameplanet
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a shocking game in every respect. It's not even bad-good. Avoid, or ask for your money back.

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Nerd Much?
2.3 / 10.0
Nerd Much?

Top Critic

2.3 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2015

"..it should have been delayed at least 6 months for more development, or outright canceled."

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Giant Bomb
Oct 7, 2015

Don't play this game.

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Metro GameCentral
2 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

2 / 10
Oct 5, 2015

The game clearly isn't finished and even it was the lack of ambition, and budget, is painfully obvious at every turn. A sad, pathetic end to a classic games franchise.

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Arcade Sushi
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a failure in almost every way a game can be a failure.

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GameSkinny
Oct 2, 2015

A proud legacy follows Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, a legacy which is pushed through walls, caught in geometry, and smothered by inexcusable anti-consumer nonsense.

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games(TM)
2 / 10
2 / 10
Nov 11, 2015

The worst case scenario for a last hurrah

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The Jimquisition
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2015

In my professional opinion, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 can fuck off.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 3, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 should not have seen the light of day. It's boring, runs poorly and is, above all else, broken to the point where a crash corrupted my save file. Don't support this lazy cash grab.

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COGconnected
20 / 100
20 / 100
Oct 7, 2015

In summary, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 is pretty much a poorly done remake of THPS 2. In the year 2000, this game was innovative, fun and an absolute delight to play. But this is 2015. There should be dramatic changes in the gameplay, in the challenge, in everything! To replicate a game that is older than my nephew and to have it come out on a new generation console with bugs? I'm kind of surprised someone actually even took credit for this game.

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Game Rant
Oct 2, 2015

Robomodo's attempt to resurrect the long-dormant Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series is not a success — in fact, fans of previous games will likely see it as a slap in the face.

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DarkZero
1 / 10
1 / 10
Oct 5, 2015

This is not a game, it's a black hole where no fun can exist, and any hope the Tony Hawk franchise had to reboot itself died a slow suffocating death within. No one should buy this.

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Shacknews
1 / 10
1 / 10
Oct 1, 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is not only the worst game in the franchise's history, but it may very well be the worst game to be released this year. Yes, worse than Hatred.

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