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Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – A Rock Solid Switch Port For A Pair Of Pros

Vertuous Mission.

If there’s ever been a pair of videogames that need little to no introduction, whose glowing reputations proceed them to the extent that everyone from tired old pros to fresh-faced newcomers has surely heard of them by this point, it’s the genre-defining Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its sublime sequel. The first two entries in a franchise that successfully brought the gnarly world of skateboarding to the attention of the masses before hardflipping itself into mediocrity with a bunch of superfluous sequels, these are, without exaggeration, a couple of the greatest arcade sports games ever made, here remastered and remixed into something very close to absolute perfection by developer Vicarious Visions.

We all know they’re great then — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 isn’t sat on a Metacritic rating of 98 for no reason, after all — and this revamped collection has been universally lauded on each and every platform it’s been released for thus far, so really the big question here is how does this pair of remakes perform on the Nintendo Switch? Is this port a feeble attempt or a triumphant airwalk?

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