Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 isn’t rubbish. Its classic gameplay has been modernised a little, hitting all of those nostalgic notes. IT is, unfortunately, a little on the broken side – with glitches, bugs and other issues that make the whole thing laughable, especially for a full-priced retail game.
Developer Robomodo has been promising a patch for ages now – and finally, two months after the game’s disastrous release, it’s finally out. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is a little less broken now.
According to The Games Cabin, here’s what the patch addresses:
- Additional levels have been added (Underground, Wild West)
- Additional character campaigns have been added (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tyler the Creator)
- Lighting and visuals have been improved for several levels
- Ability to regain Special Meter during a single combo has been added
- Per-Mission Leaderboards have been added
- Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while in a Mission or Mode
- Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while search for the other player for Co-op Missions or Modes
- Tutorial has been updated
- Many Pro Skaters’ Textures have been updated
- Several Pro Skaters have recived Sponsor update
- Create-a-Park Levels have been updated
- Increased the total number of Stat points a Campaign can earn from 128 to 150
- Several gameplay mechanics within the levels have been updated
- Grinds were updated in several of the levels
- The User Generated Content Rating System has been updated
- Added Likes/Dislikes to the User Generated Levels
- New Challenge UI Flow for matching during FreeSkate has been added
- Leaderboard functionality was updated
- Several multiplayer modes have been added and updated
- Modes added include “Daily Grind,” “Skate Hoarding” and “Manual Mayhem”
- More options for user preference have been added including:
- Double tapping grind button to activate slam
- Opt in/out of Global Voice Chat
- Several UI audio effects have been added
- Misc – minor UI fixes and improvements have been made
You’ve got new levels, new characters, fewer bugs and glitches and a game that isn’t completely broken. It may actually be worth playing now, though I still can’t recommend paying full retail price for the thing. Thankfully, it does seem to be on Black Friday special at the moment.
Still, as nice as it is to have a new Tony Hawk game, I feel the need to reiterate that I’d much rather have a brand new, new-generation Skate game. Unfortunately, developer Black Box Games is one of the studios EA’s killed off with its “spotty” acquisitions.
Last Updated: November 27, 2015