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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

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This page is for the 2020 remake. For the 2012 Unreal Engine 3 remake version, see Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. For the 2000 original version, see Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 cover
Vicarious Visions
Original games Neversoft
Windows QLOC[2]
Steam Iron Galaxy Studios
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows September 4, 2020
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 89
Monetization One-time game purchase, Sponsored
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Sports, Tricks
Sports Skateboarding, Extreme sports
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on IGDB
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on Wikipedia
Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2003
Tony Hawk's Underground 2004
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland 2006
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD 2012
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 2020


This game requires an internet connection on launch.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a third-person skateboarding and tricks game developed by Vicarious Visions in cooperation with Beenox and published by Activision. It is the first title in the Tony Hawk's series to utilize Unreal Engine 4.

Built as a single game with persistent progress, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 consists of a remake of both the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater first released on PlayStation in 1999, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 released in 2000. In addition to enhancing the visuals, the collection expands on the titles by featuring new skaters, challenges, music tracks, tricks introduced in later games of the franchise, and an online multiplayer mode.[3][4] Three songs of the original soundtracks are excluded from the remake due to licensing issues.[5]

A playable demo of the game, limited to the Warehouse level with Tony Hawk as the only playable character, was made available as a pre-order bonus on August 14, 2020.

The full game was released for Windows on Epic Games Store on September 4, 2020, making use of Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM. The release was met with critical acclaim, as the reviewers favorably compared the gameplay feel of the remake to its origins, noted improvements over more recent titles of the series and praised the modern visuals.[6][7][8] On September 14, Activision announced that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 was the fastest title in the franchise history to have reached one million units sold.[9]

On the day before launch, players expressed concerns about reported limitations of the in-game online mode, while the developer announced working on complementing the existing option to invite friends for public matches with private skate sessions, party migration and leader promotion features to be introduced later in the fall.[10][11] An update released on October 20, 2020 brought the announced features into the game, allowing to host private online sessions with the options to free skate and select user-created maps.[12]

The game received its first content update on November 6, 2020, introducing new challenges, cosmetic items, changes to the progression system and multiplayer playlist randomization.[13]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Icon overlay.png
Deluxe Edition also available.
The Epic Games Store version requires Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[14]
All versions require an internet connection on launch.[15]

Version differences

Pre-orders included access to the Warehouse Demo released on August 14, 2020.
Deluxe Edition includes the Ripper skater from Powell-Peralta, unique retro outfits for Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen, as well as unique retro skateboard and apparel items for the Create-A-Skater mode.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Move or delete intro video files[16]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\Base\Content\Movies
  2. Move or delete all .mp4 video files that end with _30fps
Removing ALC-INTRO-FINAL_1080P_30fps.mp4 causes the intro movie to become unavailable for playback in the game.

Play offline

Only available on the Steam version.

Patch 1.1 added the ability to play the game offline on a Steam Deck.[17] However, this can be enabled on all PCs running Windows or Linux by setting a launch parameter.[18]


Add the following to the launch options: steamdeck=1 %command%
There is no need to do this on Steam Deck, it is enabled by default.


Add the following to the launch options: cmd /c "set steamdeck=1 && %command%"


Type Notes
Sponsored Features a variety of real-world brands related to skateboarding, sportswear and energy drinks.[19]
Seven cosmetic items are exclusive to Red Bull and Vans promotions, to be available to all players in 2021.[20][21][22]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The United Pack Cosmetic items pack with all of its proceeds donated to veterans until December 31, 2021 or upon reaching $500,000 earned.[23]
The Birdman Pack Cosmetic items pack with all of its proceeds donated to public skatepark development until December 31, 2021 or upon reaching $500,000 earned.[13]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\VicariousVisions\THPS\GraphicsSettings.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2395210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\VicariousVisions\THPS\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2395210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Video settings
Video settings
Display settings
Display settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
UI is spanned.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
30-90° in increments of 1.
Near, Low, and Far camera views as part of Gameplay Options.
The window size is determined by the selected resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Options for 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or TAA; SSAA up to 200% through Render Resolution.
FidelityFX sharpening of 0-100 in increments of 1.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
FPS can be capped to 60, 90, 120, 144, or uncapped.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR display device must be set as primary in Windows.[26][27]
Paper white and contrast settings as part of Display Options in the main menu.
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Keyboard controls settings
Keyboard controls settings
Xbox controller settings
Xbox controller settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Individual keyboard button remapping and four predefined presets.
Skip Track and Social Menu are always bound to Shift and Tab .[28][29]
Mouse buttons cannot be mapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Y and X axis inversion toggles in Gameplay Options affecting mouse and controller.
Holding the left or right mouse button allows for camera control.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Skip Track and Social Menu remain bound to their default buttons after remapping.[29]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Y and X axis inversion toggles in Gameplay Options affecting mouse and controller.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Static blue.
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
, Wired
Does not support DualSense over Bluetooth.[30]
DualSense over USB connection is only supported in the Steam version. The Epic Games Store version will see a DualSense as a generic controller with limited support and incorrect button prompts.[31]
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibration toggle as part of the Controls settings.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Switching the gamepad sticks' functions in the options results in the game using both for movement and camera control.[32]


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Music and Sound.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Game language is defined by that of Epic Games Launcher.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Vertical split screen. An additional input device is required.
LAN play
Online play
8 Versus
Matchmaking for competitive modes; friends invitations; private sessions; user-created parks.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP

Issues unresolved

Missing voices

A number of players have reported character voices being inaudible in the game.[34][35][36]

Select one of the languages officially supported by the game in Epic Games Launcher.[37][38]

Low FPS on Highest Shadow Quality

Some players have reported significantly lower frames per second when the Shadow Quality is set to Highest.[39]

In Video Options, set Shadow Quality to High.[40]

Issues fixed

General issues

See the list of official support articles.

Switch Pro Controller input issues

Use BetterJoy[41]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise [42]
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Epic Online Services, Steamworks

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4340
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 24 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7950
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/2395210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2395210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. [1] - last accessed on 2020-08-19
  2. ABOUT US - 2020 - QLOC - last accessed on 2023-01-06
    "2020 saw also porting TONY HAWK’S PRO SKATER 1+2 to PC"
  3. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are being remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and PC - last accessed on 2020-08-12
  4. Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 + 2 Warehouse Demo: Everything You Need to Know - last accessed on 2020-08-13
  5. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Adds 37 New Artists to Soundtrack - last accessed on 2020-08-19
  6. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 review: Coming home feels great - last accessed on 2020-09-04
    "Everything I love about the original is still here; it’s just a little older, a little kinder, and a lot better looking."
  7. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2: The Kotaku Review - last accessed on 2020-09-04
    Reverence for everything that made the originals specials, upgraded visuals, new skaters.
  8. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is the perfect remaster - last accessed on 2020-09-04
    "The most obvious is the visual presentation. The chunky, blurry skaters and cityscapes of the original are gone. The new games look incredible ...
    THPS1+2 also nails the feel of how the original games played.
  9. [2] - last accessed on 2020-09-15
  10. [3] - last accessed on 2020-09-04
  11. The Online play is unfortunately lacking. There is "Jam" and "Competitive" They are the exact same except Jam has a 30 second timer at expiration to finish a trick, competitive is infinite. Auto hosted lobbies, no chatting, no private lobbies - last accessed on 2020-09-04
  12. [4] - last accessed on 2020-10-20
  13. 13.0 13.1 Solo Tours, New Decks and Create-a-Skater Crash Swag Highlight Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 and 2 November Update Dropping Tomorrow, November 6 - last accessed on 2020-11-05
  14. Denuvo Support Page - last accessed on 2020-08-14
  15. Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 - last accessed on 2020-09-05
    "an internet connection is required to play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC."
  16. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-03
  17. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Patch 1.1 Notes for Steam – 10/18/2023 - last accessed on 2023-10-20
  19. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-03
    Monster Energy, RedBull, Adidas, NikeSB and many others are listed at the credits under Brand Sponsors.
  20. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 & Vans Promotion - last accessed on 2020-09-06
  21. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 & Red Bull Promotion - last accessed on 2020-09-06
  22. Ready to Take It to New Heights? - Red Bull - last accessed on 2020-09-06
  23. [5] - last accessed on 2020-09-04
  24. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-11
    Verified by removing all save files and forcing to sync, successfully downloading the files through the prompt. See the related screenshots for demonstration.
  25. Get Ready to Grind into Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 and 2 – Remastered from Ramp to Rail! - last accessed on 2020-08-13
  26. HDR on PC - last accessed on 2020-08-19
  27. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-03
    Tested on an HDR TV.
  28. (PC) Keyboard key bindings not saving? - last accessed on 2020-09-06
  29. 29.0 29.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-07
  30. Verified by User:Dandelion Sprout on 1 August 2022
  31. Verified by User:Justin on 2023-10-18
  32. 32.0 32.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-03
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  33. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-06
    Set the launcher language to Japanese and successfully tested for the audio, text and subtitles in the tutorial.
  34. No voices (PC version) - last accessed on 2020-09-07
  35. No voices in PC version - last accessed on 2020-09-07
  36. No skater voices in my game? - last accessed on 2020-09-07
  37. No voices (PC version) - comment - last accessed on 2020-09-08
  38. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-08
    Selecting Arabic in the launcher resulted in no voices in the game, and font issues. Setting back to a supported language addressed the issue.
  39. Shadow detail on pc - last accessed on 2020-09-10
  40. Massive Performance Issue all of a sudden - last accessed on 2020-09-10
  41. THPS 1+2 (PC) - Switch Pro Controller - last accessed on 2020-09-05
  42. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-09-03
    As seen at the end of the credits.