NowGamer writes: "Tony Hawk: Ride is behind us. It was a nice idea, but in its first attempt at least it was a failure. In all honesty we're sorry for it, because the Tony Hawk titles have a glorious heritage and we'd love to see it compete on the big stage again, but ultimately EA's Skate is the top dog now and it richly deserves its spot. EA Black Box is a studio full of skateboard enthusiasts working on a passion project, not just a mandated annual sports game and that has shone through from day one. Skate 3 is the natural evolution of that journey and really underlines why Ride's poor performance doesn't matter a jot."