My Tony Hawk Skateboard Controller Collection is Complete!

Tony Hawk Shred Xbox 360

I’m looking forward to some Big Air! and Bigger Tricks!

After finding a complete Tony Hawk Ride set at a thrift store recently, I did some research and learned of Tony Hawk Shred – a game that received substantially better reviews than Ride did, but sold very poorly.

Whatever. I had to buy it anyway and Amazon had it for a mere $3 with free Prime shipping. Not the most sporting find in the world, but I have OCD when it comes to complete collections sometimes.

Tony Hawk Ride – Complete for $5

Tony Hawk Ride Xbox 360

I was MIA for most of the Wii Fit-style fitness controller phase, but Tony Hawk Ride did briefly catch my eye when it was released in 2009. Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?) I didn’t have a console when it was released, otherwise I’d probably have picked it up as I’ve been a fan of the Tony Hawk series for many, many years.

Despite a near-unanimous critical bashing of the game, I’ve always wanted to give Tony Hawk Ride a try, if only because it seemed like a good marriage of hardware and concept – and I don’t trust gaming nerds to dig physical gaming much anyway.

Today I finally got my chance – I landed a complete Tony Hawk Ride game and fake skateboard controller for $5 at a thrift store.

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