Videogamer writes: "Set in the city of Sandifornia, Skater Nation sees you assume the role of one of eight skaters, each with their own abilities and unique appearance. It's heavily influenced by the genre's leading franchises, like Skate and the later Tony Hawk's. And, like those games, you're free to skate around the entire city with no loading. If you get sick of skating around you have the option to fast travel between nine hot spots. Sandifornia features a variety of locations, including a skate park, beach, skate plaza, and indoor levels like the factory. You can skate to any of these locations as soon as you start the game, but in order to pull off the most extreme tricks you'll need to work through the career mode."