A screenshot of Classic Mode in Tony Hawk's Underground 2.

Classic Mode is a playable mode first introduced in Tony Hawk's Underground 2. The mode returned in American Wasteland and the PSP version of Project 8. Classic Mode gives players the option to "revisit" the old Tony Hawk's Pro Skater-type of gameplay. Players do such goals as "Find the Secret Tape", "Collect the SKATE letters", "Collect the COMBO letters", etc. It was replaced with Classic Challenges in the console versions of Project 8, which could be activated within story mode.

In response to some longtime fans' dissatisfaction with the format introduced in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, Neversoft has added a classic mode, which allows players to skate through both new and remade classic levels in the traditional 10-goal, two-minute time limit mode that was present in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, complete with the stat points scattered all around the levels. In classic mode, the player chooses from one or two levels in which to attempt to complete enough goals to advance. All of the "remade" levels are accessible only through "Classic Mode" although once unlocked, it is possible to use them in any mode except "Story Mode".

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