For many gamers Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 were landmark games growing up. I know that personally I played the first 3 entries into the series on PS1 and sunk hour after hour into them. What stood out most playing these games though was the incredible soundtrack throughout.
Activision announced that almost the full original soundtrack will be coming back for the remake. With only 5 songs missing out due to licensing issues, they’ve done a good job of capturing the distinct sound.
- “Cyco Vision” – Suicidal Tendencies (THPS1)
- “Committed” – Unsane (THPS1)
- “Bring the Noise” – Anthrax and Chuck D (THPS2)
- “B-Boy Document ’99” – The High & Mighty featuring Yasiin Bey & Mad Skillz (THPS2)
- “Out With The Old” – Alley Life featuring Black Planet (THPS2)
However it looks like alongside the old classics, Activision are adding some new tracks into the mix. In total, 37 new tracks will be added ranging in genres from ska punk to old-school 90’s rap.
See the full list of new artists being added below:
- A Tribe Called Quest
- A. Swayze & the Ghosts
- Alex Lahey
- All Talk
- American Nightmare
- Baker Boy
- Billy Talent
- Black Prez ft. Kid Something
- Charlie Brown Jr.
- Cherry Kola
- Chick Norris
- Craig Craig ft. Icy Black
- Crush Effect ft. KARRA
- Destroy Boys
- DZ Deathrays
- Less Than Jake
- Machine Gun Kelly
- Pkew Pkew Pkew
- Reel Big Fish
- Rough Francis
- Screaming Females
- Spilt Milk
- Strung Out
- Super Best Frens Club
- The Ataris
- Tyrone Briggs
- Viagra Boys
The Originals Received Great Reviews
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 is a remake of the original first 2 games bundled into one package. Below are a couple of review scores from the PS1 era games which should show you exactly why this remake is being so we’ll received.
After the travesty that befell the last Tony Hawk’s game, we can only hope that lessons have been learned. Only time will tell but so far, it’s looking to be an amazing throwback to the glory days of PS1 and Tony Hawk.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 &2 will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Game Store on September 4, 2020.
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