Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Cover
Developers: Neversoft Entertainment
Vicarious Visions
Page 44 Studios
Publishers Aspyr Media, Inc.
Platforms PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
Release dates
First release date: October 15, 2007
Xbox 360: (US): October 15, 2007
Wii: (AU): November 14, 2007

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, or THPG, is the ninth installment in the Tony Hawk's series developed by Neversoft for the PS3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles; by Page 44 Studios for the PS2 and Wii; and by Vicarious Visions for the Nintendo DS. Online play was included in the Nintendo DS, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. It is the final game in the series to be developed by Neversoft, as the franchise was then replaced by Robomodo. It was released in October 15, 2007. It was also the last game of the main series of Tony Hawk games for 8 years until Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 in 2015.

Skater Paths Edit

Career skaters Edit

Career skaters are the ones who make skateboarding look easy . Career skaters get Nail-The-Trick, Nail-The-Grab, and Nail-The-Manual (Nail-The-Manual is not present in the PS2 version, Wii version or the DS version). In TH's Proving Ground you are trying to get a team or earn skating spots or even making a shoe deal while in career mode.

Rigger skaters Edit

Rigger skaters are the ones who use their environment to make skate ramps, rails, etc. Riggers can add new pieces to skate on to the environment with the Rig-A-Kit as well as have improved abilities of climbing and break & enter.

Hardcore skaters Edit

Hardcore skaters are the ones who do it for the love of the sport, and don't care for the media coverage. They get the Aggro moves which include Kick and Push. They can also "skate-check" pedestrians.

Nintendo DS and Wii / PS2 versionsEdit

DS versionEdit

The Nintendo DS verison of Tony Hawk's Proving Ground was developed by Vicarious Visions. In it's story mode, you are working towards becoming a career or hardcore skater. To do this you must complete different goals. These goals are career, hardcore, and neutral goals. After completing these goals you earn money which is used to fix up your skate park. Eventually after you complete enough goals, you get to meet a pro-skater. This pro-skater always has a goal, and after completing that goal you move on to the next level.

Online multi-player is no longer available despite using friend codes or not. The company behind the DS version has closed down the THPG DS community, although, the online THPG DS community website is still up.

Wii / PS2 version Edit

In this version of THPG, you are still working towards becoming a Hardcore skater, Career skateboarder, or a Rigger. The only difference with the Xbox 360 and PS3 is that: it doesn't include online play, it doesn't have video editor (a feature present in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of THPG), nor does it include a skate lounge. Much of the voice acting in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were taken out in this version. The Wii version featured motion controls for some actions in the game. Another difference from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions is that it doesn't have the same game mechanics as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions do.

Levels Edit

Philadelphia Edit

Baltimore Edit

Washington D.C. Edit

Transport Edit

Other Edit

Characters Edit

Non-Fictional Skaters Edit

Fictional Skaters Edit

Protagonists Edit

  • Spencer - One of your friends in the Career class. He tries to help you in shooting a video with Arto Saari.
  • Mel - One of your friends in the Career Class. She is an aspiring photographer who joins you in taking magazine photos with Stevie Williams and Bryce Kanights.
  • Rube - One of your friends in the Rigger Class. He joins you in creating skatable objects with Jeff King.
  • Shayne - One of your friends in the Rigger Class. He helps in you getting payback on Bam Margera.
  • Bosco - One of your friends in the Hardcore Class. He joins you in hitting some epic gaps with Mike V.
  • Cooper - A photographer seen in the Hardcore Class. He is persuaded by Mike V into recording your attempts at epic gaps.
  • Mad Dog - A hardcore skater who is seen hanging around bowls with Lance Mountain.

Antagonists Edit

  • Eric Sparrow - Eric returns from Tony Hawk's Underground and Tony Hawk's Underground 2 as your rivals in career mode.
  • Cam - The Leader of the Crazy 21 gang, who try to make FDR skatepark their turf. With help from Dustin Dollin, you try to win it back.
  • Eddie X - Your rival in the Hardcore Class, who tries to take all of the glory in the bowlriding circuit.

Gallery Edit

External links Edit

Tony Hawk's Game Series
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