Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD PC Technical Review

Product: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: September 19th, 2012

Introduction, setup, requirements

A little game by the name of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater made waves on both the skateboarding and video game scenes way back in 1999, delivering a deceptively simple and extremely fun take on the hobby. THPS was followed up just one year later with the also stellar Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, after which the series began its slow descent into mediocrity.

Now it's 2012 and the series has come full circle with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, a mashup and remake of the first two games (and the third when the DLC hits) which hit Steam yesterday.

If you're wondering whether the game is a poor port or not, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 12.8, no CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1600dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs) -or- AMD(R) Athlon(TM) II X2 250
  • Memory: 2GB RAM (Vista/7)
  • Hard Drive: 1.8GB free space
  • Video Card: 256 MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 8600 GTS -or- 256 MB ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 3650 -or- equivalent graphic card