Get Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD for cheap before it’s yanked from Steam

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As a franchise, it’s probably safe to say that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is dead. The last game in the series, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 was a massive dud – with only a handful of people on the entire planet who actually liked the game. Yes, that minute list includes our own Darryn, who has a soft (and a not at all soft) spot for the ageing skating legend.

Still, there was a time when Pro Skater was the very best in digital skateboarding – in an era where Californian punk rock reigned supreme. Thanks to the magic of remasters, you can relive that – but not for long.

The well-received Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD takes the best bits from the first two games and lovingly repackages them with modern resolutions and textures, along with refined controls. If you want it on PC though, now’s your last chance.

Presumably down to licencing issues, the game is being yanked from Steam on 17 July. Thankfully, it’s also on special right now, going for less than the price of a Bic Mac combo. You can pick up Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater for just R29,80 and be transported back to a more innocent time. The HD Revert pack DLC, which adds in levels from THPS3 and a few new pro skaters is available for R79.

There are rumours suggesting that Tony Hawk will be back in a new game that’s divorced from Activision. In an ideal world, we’ll be seeing the Birdman in a new Skate from EA.

As a note, the console versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD don’t seem to be going anywhere at the moment, nor are they on special.

Last Updated: July 11, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • I get shit for this constantly, but THPS5 is *not* a bad game. More along the lines of THPS4, but solid and decent stuff. What it certainly isn’t however, is deserving of its current stupid price tag.

    You ever see it for cheap on PS4/X1 though? Worth a grab.

    • nope. It is terrible and you are terrible.

      • YEAH WELL…I’ve got nothin’.

      • MonsterCheddar

        YOU ARE ALL TERRIBLE.

  • Peet Luckhoff

    Thanks, I think I will get it.

  • Hammersteyn
    • HairyEwok

      Reaction time of a potato

  • Original Heretic

    The list of things that D doesn’t get kak for from Geoff seems to be much shorter than the list of things he DOES get kak for.

  • MonsterCheddar
  • Kikmi

    Even at 30 bucks, don’t even bother. The game engine is beyond broken. Awful awful awful game

  • Yondaime

    Yeah….No…

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Nope …

  • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

    Put Darryn in a dark closet….

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