It has been a long while before we’ve gotten a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game, and what a year it’s been for the series. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is now out, and it’s easily the best seller in the entire series.
Since being released this month, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 rose to critical acclaim. It’s not just the critics who are raving about this remake. The fans are enjoying it well too. In fact, there’s enough support behind it to make the remaster a top-seller in the franchise.
Series’ fastest seller
In a tweet by Activision Blizzard, it’s revealed that the game has already sold 1 million units. To make matters better, the game did so in record time. It’s currently the fastest game to reach 1 million units sold in the entire franchise.
— Activision Blizzard (@ATVI_AB) September 14, 2020
To be more specific, the game reached the milestone in just 10 days. This is a huge surprise as the game is just a remake and not exactly a new game. The most recent entry in the series is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, which in itself wasn’t well-received. In fact, it is one of the worst-reviewed games in the series.
Why do people love this game?
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is a solid remake of the first two games in the series. Those first two games are the most popular. They were also one of the best games on PlayStation. When fans saw that the classics were being remade to accommodate today’s graphics, the hype was already there.
Performance-wise, the developers did an excellent job of ensuring that the game played like any other modern AAA title. The visuals were amazing as well. Overall, the game featured an immersive skating experience – one which players have been longing for years now.
The new additions also managed to impress fans. For instance, the improvements on the wildly popular create-a-park allow more freedom to players. Not only is this mode more enjoyable, but it also adds more depth to the game. The online capabilities of the title also mean players have access to nearly countless custom parks online.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is still a new game, all things considered. It might break more series milestones in the future, so fans should check out what else this game brings. Hopefully, the developers reciprocate the support by adding more content such as new characters, modes, and maps.
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