Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released in 1999 and it became the go-to skateboarding title because of its easy pick up and play appeal.
It was first released on the Sony PlayStation, and it was a fairly easy game for anyone to play and that’s what made it so popular amongst non-skaters. THPS introduced a combo system and aerial tricks that haven’t really been seen in any skateboarding game title before this time.
Tony Hawk also helped with the design of the game to fulfill his dream of being able to help make a videogame. THPS is the first game that usually comes to mind when you ask people about skateboarding video games.