If you cast your mind back a few weeks, you’ll remember us telling you that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was a) the death of the beloved franchise, and b) delayed for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Things have a way of changing, though, so not everything we told you should now be considered accurate. While it’s still true that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is a mess of a game, it does at least work a little better and is a bit more enjoyable due to its latest update.
We also previously reported that the game had been delayed to 2016 for last generation consoles. Imagine our surprise in finding that it’s actually out right now PS3 and Xbox 360. Out of nowhere, Activision has released Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 on the old platforms. The game is available digitally on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live marketplace but it’s also available on disc. What’s odd is the pricing discrepancy between the retail and digital versions: the digital copy of the game will set you back £19.99/$29.99, whereas the retail version is quite a bit more expensive, especially in the UK. However, in the case of the UK, it seems that not every retailer is stocking the game, resulting in inflated prices.
We’ve no doubt that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will be just as poorly received as the Xbox One and PS4 editions, but we’ve not been able to obtain a review code from Activision and we won’t be paying out of our hard-earned cash to give this one a run. If you really need to get your skating fix, you’re probably better off going for the next-gen release. Then again, it’s just picking the lesser of two evils, really.