Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Activision Considering New Tony Hawk Title
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Thanks to the strong performance of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, we may see another, bigger game in the series.

That’s according to Josh Tsui, CEO of Robomodo. Apparently, Tony Hawk HD was made to gauge public desire for a full game. Following 120,000 downloads of the retro refit, that might now be on the cards.

"By making [Tony Hawk’s HD] 'lower risk' we were allowed to take some chances, which benefits both developer and publisher," said Tsui. As a result of the game’s relative success, "the prospect of a fuller game is definitely on the table -- it's just a matter of when and how."

It’s worth noting, however, that despite those strong early sales, the reviews for the game were less than favourable. Indeed, in Tsui’s words they were "quite vicious." He explained that, "the tricky thing about this game specifically is that it plays to childhood or teen memories and those memories can be very subjective."

“We kept the mechanics the same even though they were 13-years-old because that was our number one priority. Had we changed it up and modernized it, we would have gotten the same criticism from the other side." 

Despite this, Tsui says that "for now Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is a very good way to reacquaint people to the franchise," and that a reboot of the Tony Hawk series is definitely being discussed.

[via Gamasutra]


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Comment #1 by Sigmund666
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:12:12 AM
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Skip all the rest. Make a DESCENT HD Port of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4. That game was the best on Xbox overall!

AC/DC, Aesop Rock, Run DMC and all that while you try and beat the pro challenges :D

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Comment #2 by Johan
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:13:18 AM
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Dear activision

give us a real Tony Hawk game again ,NO shred or ride this time please.

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Comment #3 by Bluetooth1987
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:13:38 AM
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Should be intresting if they bring a new one out.........hmmm bring it on i say :)

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Comment #4 by DeadlySinz86
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:15:13 AM
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If they do decide to do another title, I hope they learned from past mistakes. The first one was a success because I wasn't too realistic, but it wasn't to Arcade'y at the same time, it was a nice balance between both. Where as all the latest one's are all based around goofing off, doing retarded tricks and stupid challenges that oculdn't phase a 3 year old.

The reason Skate was so sucessful was because Black Box saw what the market needed and they delivered brilliantly. Activision could do with taking a thing or 2 away from Black Box.

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Comment #5 by Forthe
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:18:31 AM
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Tony Hawk makes me horny. #spaffonmychin

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Comment #6 by Marciano 315
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:19:05 AM
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if they make a new one, it should be like the older games. simple and unrealistic. we dont want games imitating real life skating, its not fun to play.

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Comment #7 by TrueDestiny619
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:20:16 AM
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Underground 3 or Pro Skater 5 please!!!

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Comment #8 by TacticalTodger
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:29:06 AM
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I wish they actually made a proper HD remake not just a few levels from each...

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Comment #9 by Arron114
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:38:25 AM
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They might have had strong sales as mugs like me bought the game excepting a full HD remake. Instead I got trimmed levels, no custom characters and a clunky control system.
Disappointing; a word that's familiar with Activison.

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Comment #10 by iBuzz7S
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:38:32 AM
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And let me guess, if they chose to just do a HD port of an already available Tony Hawk game, then Activision just become money hungry grubs, right?

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Comment #11 by Lothra
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:43:37 AM
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I think they should just wait and reboot the franchise on the next gen xbox, its a little late in this console cycle to reboot a franchise (Tomb raider not included because thats been in production for a good 2 years or more already)

They already have xbox 720 dev kits so i hope they use them to reboot Pro Skater.

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Comment #12 by stevedb79
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:49:53 AM
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it will be good if i don't have to be a real life pro skate boarder to play the bloody thing, sometimes realistic isn't always the best option in my opinion. :)

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Comment #13 by MattCannell91
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:50:34 AM
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I'll vote for a HD remake of Underground, maybe throw Underground 2 in the same case to sweeten the deal

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Comment #14 by Callam001
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:53:22 AM
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If activision makes a new tony hawk game, ill forgive them for all the crap they've done

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Comment #15 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:58:53 AM
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loved the h/d remake, a great arcade title and perfect for pick up and play,also a great sound track. Bring on a full retail "proper one ".

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Comment #16 by BIGGA B0SS
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 05:25:49 AM
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Make a HD remake of Grind Session plz... And thank you

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Comment #17 by ash356
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 05:37:13 AM
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I'll dig this idea! :P
Pro Skater HD made me remember how much I loved the pre-project 8 era games... so I re-ordered THUG2 (My personal favourite from the PS2 era) for like £4 off ebay xP
So long as they do it RIGHT, of course... none of this RIDE crap -_-

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Comment #19 by Dirty130
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 05:56:41 AM
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The recent HD remake was abit of fun but don't let it go to your head, Activision. Just leave it as it is for now. Give us the DLC and maybe HD Pro Skater 4 down the track but please don't make another retail game. It will be a waste of your and our money.

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Comment #20 by Earth Djinn
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:08:50 AM
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I'd love a new Tony Hawk game if they do it well.

I'd also love a HD remake of THUG.

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Comment #21 by Akuza
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:09:33 AM
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Nooooooooooooooooooo don't make a NEW tony hawk game!

Just give us the older ones that where great.

New ones suck, simply because you shove peripherals at us like a skateboard!

Nice idea but no.

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Comment #22 by I 4M L3TH4L
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:19:31 AM
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underground 3 please underground 2 was fucking amazing.

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Comment #23 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:27:01 AM
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I'd love a new TH game, there are issues though
first if they make it it has to be in the style of PS i can't be arsed playing as some randomer i want to play as tony hawk
they also need to make it so you only need a controller to play, it was all the stupid fake skateboards you had to buy that ruined the others

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Comment #24 by PonySl4ystation
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:44:31 AM
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Greedy fuckers

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Comment #25 by neo consumer
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:57:01 AM
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I can't handle all of this innovation.

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Comment #26 by TerraRazoR
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 07:08:57 AM
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THPS HD is a effing crap remake. Glitchy as hell, terrible controls (maybe due to the xbox dpad), poor level choice(Downhill Jam? Really? The worst map in TH ever!) And that fact that Ive made stupidly high scores even though I FELL of my board and/or glitched into infinity! Dont make another one when you can't even make the remake better than the originals. You'll just lose money again like Ride and the other peripheral game i dont remember.

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Comment #27 by littlejay
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 07:20:51 AM
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I really enjoyed the game and it played a whole lot like the old games. Can't wait for more!

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Comment #28 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 07:27:59 AM
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Tony Hawk Underground HD next please! :D

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Comment #29 by RancidSkank
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 07:53:17 AM
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Here's a suggestion for Activision - 'give' the franchise to the team that made the recent SSX game.

Oh, and ignore shitty plastic peripherals.

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Comment #30 by Techa
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 08:03:13 AM
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3/4/THUG HD Collection pls.

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Comment #31 by Reece Poolinho
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 08:08:59 AM
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Reboot it and call it THPS5!!

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Comment #32 by bearmod
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 09:24:54 AM
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I'd love another Tony Hawk game. One like the original Pro Skaters though not another Shred, Ride, Project 8 or anything like that

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Comment #33 by TheyCallMeNooTs
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 09:29:42 AM
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it'll bomb, I played the demo of this one and turned a hard right to hit that quarter pipe (I think that's what it is) and ended up going through the roof outside the level and did a never ending trick grab combo till the time ran out - didnt even hit the ground to land it - Poop !

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Comment #34 by alklein35
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 09:34:36 AM
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So let me get this straight...

A REMAKE (basically) of games that were already extremely successful when they were released, was extremely successful
So now, they think it's a good idea to put money making NEW games for a series that noone has liked for God-knows-how-long?

Yup, sounds like a great plan...

Forum Posts: 245
Comment #35 by atomic viking54
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 09:38:58 AM
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thug ftw

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Comment #36 by MC Something
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:10:26 AM
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@34: It actually makes quite a bit of sense. They re-released levels from the old games to see if there was still interest. Clearly there is. 90% of the people commenting here are making demands for new ideas or even more HD remakes of the older games. Sounds like there's a great deal of interest there.

Most people stopped liking the games when Shred and Ride came out because of the shitty peripheral idea but for as bad (in some ways) as Project 8 and Proving Grounds were, people still bought and played them because they love the series.

If you ask me...saying they made THPSHD to gauge whether or not there was interest is only a half-truth. I think they KNEW there was interest and I think it was more to earn some capital and show the higher-ups that there's potential in making a new game.

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Comment #37 by fresh fish 101
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:15:36 AM
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they sell a few copies of a remake and their heads start getting big... give it up activision, you'll never make another tony hawk game as good as they used to be. leave the skating games to EA/Black Box please.

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Comment #38 by Agent Mantis
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:27:01 AM
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All the levels from the pro skater series, all the original music and the return of bob burnquist would be amazing!

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Comment #39 by GILLHUHN
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:35:59 AM
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What does he mean the reviews were bad? I've read about 10 reviews for the game that all said it was great with an average score of about 7/10.

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Comment #40 by R_A_LEE20
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:45:33 AM
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A HD remake of Underground 1&2 is definitely needed, they were the best in my opinion and had great story's to them as well.

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Comment #41 by MC Something
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:58:31 AM
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@37: Unfortunately, EA/Black Box is no longer making skating games, unless I missed something.

Another reason it's wise for THPS to make a comeback.

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Comment #42 by DeSchweppes
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 11:02:31 AM
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I had a good amount of fun playing THPSHD, I would like to see a new game if they build up from there and improve the engine and present more features.

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Comment #43 by Inexxa
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 12:40:28 PM
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Just stick to the same formula of THPS 1-3, make the recovery times a bit faster and improve the physics and no stupid peripherals, just stick to the game than gimmicky stuff.

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Comment #44 by L1E
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 01:18:36 PM
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Hopefully EA noticed too, and they'll make Skate 4. Been on my wish list forever. I'd be interested in a good Tony Hawk though, loved the Underground games back in the day, but I'd choose Skate over it anyday.

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Comment #45 by Chris724
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 01:52:44 PM
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The game is ok & was a must buy for me just for the Memories alone but all in all i just wish they would of gave us the same game as i played it years ago in it's original form, No Hd or anything cut Ect... Just the game as it was & i think i would be enjoying it alot more but none the less this remake is still a good game & brings back good memories

Also i am all for them releasing a new Hawk as long as they stick to what made these games great to begin with

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Comment #46 by Tim 13
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 02:00:36 PM
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Bad idea. Look at how they ran the franchise into the ground, with a new one every two weeks. Continue DLC support on the port that you just released onto XBLA. Activision has no idea when to hold and when to fold.

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Comment #47 by GaryYEAH
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 02:02:19 PM
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Tony Hawk's Underground, please! Best one, in my opinion.


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Comment #48 by Yourburntstar
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 02:51:30 PM
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i want a new SKATE game. not a new Tony Hawk game. i know its two different company's but still the whole arcade style skating is just not fun anymore, unless your 10 years old or younger. if not and you still enjoy it, i feel sorry for you.

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Comment #49 by Tim 13
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 03:07:41 PM
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I know a guy that still enjoys Katamari and has a smoking hot wife. You feel bad for him too? lol

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Comment #50 by FreiZeitGeipel
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 05:03:48 PM
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I just played the HD demo and I think it´s not worth the money. After the SKATE series I can´t go back to the simplistic gaming of THPS. 13 Years ago it was fantastic but I don´t need it anymore. And when it comes to childhood and teen memories, I could still play the original games on my PS2, if I wanted.

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Comment #51 by ViperxSniper
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 05:15:48 PM
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So since this is Activi$ion, I know where this is going. Tony Hawk Pro a first person skater...with the Modern Warfare 1 engine.

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Comment #52 by BCRichoux5495
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 05:39:45 PM
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if they'd make an Underground remake i'd shit myself. that game brings back so many memories. unfortunately i sold it months ago :(

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Comment #53 by superchimp99
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 08:39:00 PM
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@#1 I thought I was the only one who liked thps4 the most!!!

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Comment #54 by MY MOMS 6 INCH
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 09:32:43 PM
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That would be awesome if tbere was another tony hawk game

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Comment #55 by ERIKDOTCOM
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 12:06:53 AM
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Seriously hoping they give up on this peripheral shit. It's ruined the series.

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Comment #56 by joonas
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 02:52:21 AM
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They should make remake of underground 2 best game on ps2

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Comment #57 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 10:38:15 AM
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Underground and Underground 2 on one disk. :D

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Comment #58 by Chris724
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 12:30:01 PM
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I wouldn't be mad if the brought back the whole THPS Series or at least 2-4 & Underground... THPS4 is one of my favorite games in the series also

Also what about Matt Hoffman's Pro Bmx...I thought it was a good game as well & there is a lack in Bmx games

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Comment #59 by b3nno
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:05:28 AM
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Bring on underground 3!!

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Comment #60 by ilzy
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 07:24:10 AM
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A retail boxed HD remake (complete) of both THUG 1 & 2 as a single release would be awesome!

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Comment #61 by patrickgray15
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 11:10:55 PM
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American Wasteland was the last game I played before giving up on the series (until I got the HD remake). Im not saying anything about the game one way or the other, but nobody else even mentioned it so I wanted too.

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