Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 first arrived on PC via the Epic Games Store in 2020 and has been exclusive to that platform for the past three years. However, it is now available on Steam, which is exciting news for many players. Now, players can enjoy the game on the Steam Deck, fulfilling a long-awaited desire.
The Steam version of the game currently has a 50% launch discount, making it £20 at the time of writing. This discount is a great opportunity for fans to get the game at a reduced price.
Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a remastered version of the classic games from the early 2000s. It features all the beloved locations, game modes, music, and tricks from the originals, along with new additions such as new music, a more diverse roster of skaters, online multiplayer modes, and improved graphics. The game was highly praised when it was released in 2020 and was considered one of the best games of that year.
In a review, Colm mentioned that the game played as well as he remembered the originals, which is a significant accomplishment. Many developers have attempted to capture the magic of the original games over the years, but Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 stands out as a successful remaster. It is worth noting that some players might recall Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD from 2012, which was not well received, but this new remaster more than makes up for it.
Although the Pro Skater games have not yet been officially verified for Steam Deck, user reviews indicate that the game runs smoothly on the platform without any major issues.
The development of the Tony Hawk remasters was led by Vicarious Visions, a subsidiary of Activision. Following the release of Pro Skater 1 + 2, the studio was renamed Blizzard Albany and began working on supporting the development of Diablo 4. Recently, the QA testers at Blizzard Albany voted to unionize, signifying an important development within the studio.