Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Reviews
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.
Robomodo's Activision-mandated update most often challenges players, strangely, not to score big, but stupidly.
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.
[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.
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.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a failure in almost every way a game can be a failure.
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.
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.
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.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a blatantly rushed, insultingly bad attempt to cash-in on the series' nostalgia.
The worst case scenario for a last hurrah
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.
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.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 fails to recapture the magic of the first four games.
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.
"..it should have been delayed at least 6 months for more development, or outright canceled."
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.
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.
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.