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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Computer Game


An original sports game for playstation.  Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater can be played in many other platforms like Game Boy, Nintendo, Xbox, Nokia n-gage, and now, it has a personal computer version.  Activision has made it possible for PC gamers to play this game both in the demo version and in its full version.  Demo version is free and has many limitations but interested players can buy this game for its full version.


Description of the Game

Designed and developed by: Neversoft Entertainment

Published by: Activision Publishing Inc. and Aspyr Entertainment

Category: Sports



As shown in the picture, the skaters will be available once you upgrade THPS to its full version

As shown in the picture, the skaters will be available once you upgrade THPS to its full version

All the venues listed on the picture will be available once you register to the full version of THPS

All the venues listed on the picture will be available once you register to the full version of THPS

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater PC version started its release in 2000 with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.  Now, it is in its fourth version.  Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has 3D graphics.  The background, sounds, graphics, and moves look realistic.  You can use your keyboard to control the skater or you can use a game controller that is compatible with your PC.


The controls from your keyboard are the up, down, left, and right arrow keys.  For other functions, use your keypad at the rightmost portion of your keyboard for controlling your skater’s movements.  If you’ve downloaded this game successfully in your computer, a more detailed instruction is included in the readme documentation of the game.


For a more interesting gameplay, you can press 2 functions simultaneously.  For example, if you want your skater to jump longer, press the right or left arrow key together with keypad 2 (on the rightmost part of your keyboard).  If you want your skater to jump higher, press the up arrow key together with keypad 2.


You can watch your game after you’ve played it by choosing Instant Replay in the menu of your game.  The demo version does not save high scores and you only have one venue to skate in.  Aside from that, you only have 3 skaters; Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, and Kareem Campbell.  By upgrading to the full version, you’ll have over 9 venues for skating, create your own park, keep high scores, and you can choose over 14 skaters.



System Requirements

1.       Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP

2.       800 MHz Pentium II or equivalent or higher

3.       256 MB RAM or higher

4.       GeForce 2 video card or similar

5.       DirectX 8+


If you experience any problems during startup of the game, choose the lower resolution of the game and uncheck the special effects from its configuration menu.  This should eliminate problems in loading this game.



Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 video

Brief History of Tony Hawk

Born Anthony Frank Hawk on May 12, 1968. He is the first skater to land the 900. It is a trick in skateboard which consists of two and a half rotation or 900°. He is the first recorded skater to do the trick.

Among his business interests are:

1. Birdhouse Projects – a skateboard company

2. 900 Films – a film and TV production company

3. Hawk Clothing – apparel and footwear products

4. Armitron Watch Company

5. Teamed up with Activision for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Video Game

Tony Hawk wrote an autobiography with Sean Mortimer entitled Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder and his second book entitled Between Boardslides and Burnout. He created the Tony Hawk Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists low income communities to build skateboard parks.

He has a few movie and TV appearances. He has appeared in xXx and CSI Miami to name a few.

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

With Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground on the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360, you can build and create your own skating site. Pick out different gears for different games to make your gameplay unique every time. Create and modify your own park and master your moves in different environment. Xbox 360 will even let you make your own videos with its full-featured video game editor.


BeatsMe (author) on October 27, 2012:

:) :)

enrique on October 26, 2012:


BeatsMe (author) on May 05, 2012:

:) :)

dinith on May 04, 2012:

its very interesting

BeatsMe (author) on October 11, 2011:

I don't think you can do that knowingly. The best I could come up with is by pressing the keypad 9 which is the switch. If you want, you could press two keys at the same time, keypad 9 and one of the arrow keys. You've got to gain speed first before you could manual and it usually only happens by chance and when you least expect it.

Hope this helps you with the game. Happy playing.

naruto on October 08, 2011:

how to do a manual in tony hawk's pro skater 4 .plzzzzzz tell guys

BeatsMe (author) on March 10, 2011:

Hi Andrey, try one of the two links above. Hope you can find it in gz downloader, if not, try the other link, brothersoft.com

Good luck.

Andrey on March 09, 2011:

Can anyone tell me how to download it.

BeatsMe (author) on October 04, 2010:

Hi Martin, really appreciate your coming by, thanks.

martin888 on October 02, 2010:


BeatsMe (author) on October 12, 2009:

Sabbi77, the instructions are written on the article. Please read it. You can also read the readme doc that is included in the game.

Hope this helps.

sabbi77 on October 10, 2009:

hey how to play pro skater can anyone tell me plzz need to play very bad

BeatsMe (author) on September 29, 2009:

Hi Gartick, with the free version, you don't need to log in. :P Just download to your computer and play. :D

Gartick on September 25, 2009:

Lol yeah its me lol lemme acctually log in :P

BeatsMe (author) on September 25, 2009:

Hi Matt, I'm glad you agree. It is fun. :)

Hi Gartick, I hope that game was as good as this newer version. You've probably already missed that game. Try this game and have fun. Cheers.

Gartick from Toronto, Canada on September 24, 2009:

Ive had the classic version for gameboyadvance ages ago =D

matt on September 23, 2009:

i like your game its fun

BeatsMe (author) on May 12, 2009:

LOL Katyzzz, thanks. :) I hope you've downloaded this game successfully on your computer. You'd love it even more.

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on May 11, 2009:

You are very talented and really know what you are doing, well done, loved the illustrations

BeatsMe (author) on April 21, 2009:

Hi Abibakar, thanks for dropping by. I enjoy this game too.

abibakar on April 20, 2009:

I love this game!

BeatsMe (author) on April 03, 2009:

Hi, Eileen. Your grandson made you play games like a teenager, huh? :O

I agree with you, if it was real, I'd be already dead by now. I crash with cars all the time and jumping from rooftop.

It's my pleasure bringing back memories. Hope you play and enjoy this latest version. The last version I played was version 2, but I enjoyed this better.

Eileen Hughes from Northam Western Australia on April 02, 2009:

beatsme, not so much of just for the teenagers. My grandson got me playing games. I used to laugh at how he was hooked on them and then he got me hooked playing all sorts of roleplaying games.

I played this one too. But kept crashing out gee I must have got a sore bum from all my falls. Lucky it was only a game. Great hub bringing back my memories too.

BeatsMe (author) on April 02, 2009:

Glad you've agreed, Cgull. Thanks for dropping by. :)

cgull8m from North Carolina on April 01, 2009:

Hi Quicksand, I agree. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the games teenagers play. We can still play this or other video games as long as we're enjoying. :)

I agree with you. Tony Hawk himself is not young anymore and still is doing lots of tricks. It is a great game to play.

BeatsMe (author) on April 01, 2009:

Hi Quicksand, I agree. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the games teenagers play. We can still play this or other video games as long as we're enjoying. :)

quicksand on March 31, 2009:

Such games are quite popular amongst teenagers I guess.


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