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'Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4'
By: Activision
(Playstation 2 / ASIN: B00006IJJE / SKN: 637330 / $49.99)

Features:Expanded career mode with Skich on the back of a car. Skate through traffic and thru tons of new environments. Single and multi-player modes and online enabled.

Description:The world's best skateboarding game reinvents itself to give users the real life experience of a hardened amateur skater. Completely new career mode with Go Pro theme compliments the same elements that have made THPS a phenomenon. Claw your way up through the amateur ranks to prove yourself in the professional world of skating.

Verdict:The legend continues as Activision brings out it's newest installment in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.' Unlike it's predeccessor (don't think I spelled that right), the latest installment has a HUGE gap between #4 and #3. In this version, when you start career mode there is NO time clock what so ever! You are free to roam the level as much as you like, but when you stop and ask or talk to someone, they give you an objective to complete, THEN the time clock starts. The goals varies, sometimes it's to stop a security guard from busting all your skate buddies to copying another skater's tricks to the infamous S-K-A-T-E or C-O-M-B-O goal. And the level design is VERY realistic. no more is there a perfectly smooth sidewalk, now you can see that there are scratches, bumps and even scrapes and openings in the sidewalk. The levels also are very realistic as well. There won't be halfpipes and ramps all in the middle of the road. For example, in the College level, there are no (like I said) halfpipes or ramps or rails right smack in the middle of the street. The game is based on real life. And when you get all level goals for a level with a character, they bring in their own ramp or halfpipe or object to add to the level. And the cheats...well you have to find them out yourself. To sum this game up, a perfect ten, no flaws what so ever. If you want a good sports game this year for Christmas, this is it. Strap on your helmet and pads, it's gonna be a bumpy ride... !
'Speed' Geist