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Tony Hawk's Underground

Tony Hawk's Underground Never Sleeps

I read a great feature at Polygon by

In THUG, you do crazy things on your skateboard (like other Tony Hawk games), but you also have to take part in some extremely janky gameplay concepts here and there like stealth. Don’t get me wrong, I love some janky gameplay in small quantities, but at this point I like watching people play THUG more than I’d like to play it again myself. It could also just be that Skate broke my brain, and I didn’t care about things like having the longest combo ever anymore after playing it.

Am I crazy here? Was THUG better than I remember? Do you want a skateboarding game like this back, or did Skate change the way you thought about skateboarding games forever? Regardless, read the Polygon feature and the USGamer features if you never have because they’re both great in different ways.

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  1. I read a great feature at Polygon by Xalavier Nelson Jr. the other day, and I was struck once again by how much Tony Hawk’s Underground (THUG) has seemed to stick with people all these years later.

    Boy, it's too bad Polygon turned itself into a cesspool of bad writing, hilariously awful movie reviews, and horrible hot takes (outside of Owen Good) and I stopped going there. I would have enjoyed reading that article.
    I loved Tony Hawk Underground. It changed my life, musically. I had previously tried Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 on the N64 and didn't really care for it much. Underground was great though, I liked the story and the soundtrack was great. I grew up in rural Kentucky where everybody listens to country, bluegrass, or pop music and it introduced things like punk, heavy metal, and even some rock stuff to me. 
    BA2929
    Boy, it's too bad Polygon turned itself into a cesspool of bad writing, hilariously awful movie reviews, and horrible hot takes (outside of Owen Good) and I stopped going there. I would have enjoyed reading that article.

    Man that's some real dedication to not liking something that you won't even click a link, haha. You could just have ad-block on and then it's basically like you didn't give them anything and then you can still read a fun feature.
    eaterofworlds888
    I loved Tony Hawk Underground. It changed my life, musically. I had previously tried Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 on the N64 and didn't really care for it much. Underground was great though, I liked the story and the soundtrack was great. I grew up in rural Kentucky where everybody listens to country, bluegrass, or pop music and it introduced things like punk, heavy metal, and even some rock stuff to me.*

    That's really cool. I always like hearing stuff like this because I think it's such a powerful aspect of entertainment.
    Chase I LOVED Underground... Janky lol. Yes tons of stuff worked weirdly. I played it for the PSP. And you could put your face into the game. That's why I loved it lol. It's basically what got me into snowboarding. My brother and I played it all the time. He had his profile and I had mine. It's still the only game I've successful played with my Avatar all the time. We played Mirra BMX (RIP), Aggressive Inline (our favorite), and SSX. We'd create our own parks. It was fun in a time when the internet was still developing for everyone.
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    jeebs9
    Chase I LOVED Underground... Janky lol. Yes tons of stuff worked weirdly. I played it for the PSP. And you could put your face into the game. That's why I loved it lol. It's basically what got me into snowboarding. My brother and I played it all the time. He had his profile and I had mine. It's still the only game I've successful played with my Avatar all the time. We played Mirra BMX (RIP), Aggressive Inline (our favorite), and SSX. We'd create our own parks. It was fun in a time when the internet was still developing for everyone.
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    Haha that's fantastic, again, games can be pretty cool. Thanks for relaying that.
    Tony hawk pro skater 3,4 and underground 1-2 and American waste land i played so much of has like a pre teen/teenager. I was 12 when pro skater 3 came out and 16 by the time American waste land came out. They are some of my all time favorite games. I will still go back from time to time and play them. Love the crazy unrealistic tricks you could do and the great music that the games had. American waste land i think is when the franchise started to get worse even though i still liked it a lot. After that one the franchise became trash. I would kill for a game that plays like those 5 games but with today's graphics. From best to worse out of those 5 i would go like this.
    1. Pro skater 4
    2. Underground 2
    3. Underground 1
    4. Pro skater 3
    5. American waste land
    Pro skater 4 was my favorite because out of those 5 games it is the only one that is hard it took me a long time to beat the game and the other tony hawk games were to easy to beat even though i love them.
    Underground 2 is like the pro skater games but with even better tricks you can do and a more crazy story.
    Underground 1 i love can't really explain to well why i like underground 2 more but i do.
    Pro skater 3 was one of the first games i played on gamecube. Also played it some at like a friends house on ps2. Gamecube was the first system i owned after snes. Snes was my first system and i never had a ps2. So going from SNES to gamecube was a pretty big jump in graphics for me sense i didn't have any consoles in between those.
    Waste land is my least favorite of the 5 but still love it a lot just felt like the levels were not has good and also the music was not has good has before.
    Skate i rented never owned it but when i rented it i did try to play it a lot but over all did not care for it much i think i tried the second one to and also didn't care for it. I normally like for sports games to be realistic but i love the over the top unrealistic game play of tony hawk and Skate didn't have that has it was more realistic and i also didn't like the controls of Skate either.
    Smallville102001
    Tony hawk pro skater 3,4 and underground 1-2 and American waste land i played so much of has like a pre teen/teenager. I was 12 when pro skater 3 came out and 16 by the time American waste land came out. They are some of my all time favorite games. I will still go back from time to time and play them. Love the crazy unrealistic tricks you could do and the great music that the games had. American waste land i think is when the franchise started to get worse even though i still liked it a lot. After that one the franchise became trash. I would kill for a game that plays like those 5 games but with today's graphics. From best to worse out of those 5 i would go like this.
    1. Pro skater 4
    2. Underground 2
    3. Underground 1
    4. Pro skater 3
    5. American waste land
    Pro skater 4 was my favorite because out of those 5 games it is the only one that is hard it took me a long time to beat the game and the other tony hawk games were to easy to beat even though i love them.
    Underground 2 is like the pro skater games but with even better tricks you can do and a more crazy story.
    Underground 1 i love can't really explain to well why i like underground 2 more but i do.
    Pro skater 3 was one of the first games i played on gamecube. Also played it some at like a friends house on ps2. Gamecube was the first system i owned after snes. Snes was my first system and i never had a ps2. So going from SNES to gamecube was a pretty big jump in graphics for me sense i didn't have any consoles in between those.
    Waste land is my least favorite of the 5 but still love it a lot just felt like the levels were not has good and also the music was not has good has before.
    Skate i rented never owned it but when i rented it i did try to play it a lot but over all did not care for it much i think i tried the second one to and also didn't care for it. I normally like for sports games to be realistic but i love the over the top unrealistic game play of tony hawk and Skate didn't have that has it was more realistic and i also didn't like the controls of Skate either.
    Same here. I tried skate. Twice... Never again lol.
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