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6 Reasons Why Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 Is The Best Remake Of All Time

Back and better than ever.

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Remakes and remasters have become a huge part of modern-day gaming, and while many series' have done this very well, others have failed horribly meaning it was not a guaranteed return to former glories for this particular skateboarding legend.

The Tony Hawk’s series was a huge part of the skating boom in the late 90’s and early 2000s. However, the later titles weren't great, with last entry Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 being pretty terrible.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is a collection of the first two classic games in the series, with all the levels and skaters from 20 years ago once again included.

Thankfully for fans and veterans of the franchise Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is everything you could have ever wanted and more. It isn't just a simple remake it improves on every aspect of the game.

Here are six reasons it isn’t just a brilliant remake, but the best of all time.

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6. An Even Better Soundtrack Then The Original Games

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The soundtracks of Tony Hawk games are as iconic as the skateboarding itself, and it does not disappoint here.

For many players, the music in the original titles had a huge influence on their music tastes as the different genres made for the perfect backdrop when you played.

Tony Hawk favourites such as Dead Kennedys, Goldfinger, Papa Roach and Rage Against The Machine all return. However, they are now also joined by plenty of new artists and others that featured later in the original series. Newcomers include Skepta and Machine Gun Kelly, while new songs have been added for Tony Hawk's regulars Less Than Jake and Billy Talent.

The new songs fit perfectly alongside the originals meaning for complete newcomers it would be hard to tell them apart.

During gameplay the playlist constantly plays in the background, regardless of if you are skating or in menus and even if a song does come on that you don’t like it only takes one click and it will be skipped.

With two soundtracks put together alongside some brilliant new songs, this is the best Tony Hawk's has ever sounded.

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