Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 was one of the best remasters of 2020. It is so good that we featured it in our best remaster lists for both the Xbox One and the PS4. Given its huge popularity since release, it was a surprise not to see it in the 2021 Bafta Games Nominations. It would have been an ideal choice for the public vote award, especially given the vibrant community around creating custom maps.
The custom map maker is where the remaster really shines. Any player can delve into the map maker, create a park and share it with everyone. This has spawned a huge array of high quality custom made maps from the community. With us all stuck at home, these custom maps create a great opportunity for some virtual skateboard tourism. The frustrated travellers amongst us can skate around the world right from our sofas. Take a look below at the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 best maps for travellers.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Best Maps for Travellers
Streets of Paris, France by Krebrev
This map was created by a player called Krebrev. It is a real homage to Paris and Krebrev has gone to great lengths to bring “La Ville Lumière” to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. Included in the map are The Eiffel Tower, the Leon Cladel Skatepark, a Montmartre street and the Trocadéro Gardens. The huge effort that has gone into recreating The Eiffel Tower is a real highlight. Check out some gameplay footage below. Streets of Paris is playable on the PS4.
Southbank by Unknown
Second on our list, we take a quick jump over the English Channel for a visit to the world-famous Southbank skate park on the banks of the Thames in Central London. For anyone that has been there, it will be instantly recognisable. The custom park does a superb job of recreating this iconic place in the London skate scene. For anyone interested, there is a quick 20-minute documentary below that tells the story of this captivating place. Southbank is playable on the Xbox.
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Chichén Itzá by Polaris Castillo
Next up we must make a slightly longer trip, all the way to Mexico. In this map, Polaris Castillo recreates one of the largest ancient Maya cities – Chichén Itzá. Usually the city is perhaps the most visited Maya site, but now we get to go here and have the place as our private skatepark whilst enjoying the dedication that has gone into creating these temples. It’s almost as fun just to skate around admiring the map as it is to try and pull some sick combos. The Chichén Itzá map is playable on the PS4.
Ski Resort by ICutmasta ICurt
If like me, you can’t get away for a ski strip this year then this is possibly the next best thing. The size of the map is impressive and ICutmasta ICurt has even managed to recreate a cable car to put into their park. They’ve also done a great job of building some height into the park (quite difficult on the custom map maker!) which really gives this map the ski slope vibe. Made even better with a drink for your après ski from the sofa. Ski Resort is playable on the Xbox.
Chernobyl, Pripyat, UA by Krebrev
Another impressive entry from Krebrev and this time he takes us to Chernobyl in the Ukraine. Krebrev captures the post-apocalyptic feel of the city well and has added the Palace of Culture Energetik and Hotel Polissya for you to skate. Perhaps not the most relaxing location to visit in real life, but certainly an important event to remember. Also, from the comfort of your sofa, you don’t have to worry about radiation poisoning too much.. Like Krebrev’s last entry, this is also playable on the PS4.
Barcelona 2 by man_roach
For the final map on our list, we head back to Europe to visit Spain and the city of Barcelona. This map, created by man_roach, is an awesome version of the city and is super skateable. It includes real life locations such as the MACBA Museum, the famous Besos Bumps and the Sants Bus Terminal. Barcelona 2 is playable on the Xbox.
Let us know if you’ve tried out any of these maps and what you thought of them. Do you think we’ve missed any other great ones off the list? What real world creations would you like to see people do? If you still haven’t got this game then make sure you pick up a copy so you can enjoy this virtual tourism too.