The Best Skateboarding Games That Aren’t Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5

Skaters lament. The new Tony Hawk game hasn’t so much arrived as it has bailed trying to do an heel flip and landed in a ditch. It’s ass. It’s toss. It’s an abomination that somehow makes the skateboard peripheral of Tony Hawk: Ride look like a lovely, inexpensive bit of horseplay for the whole family.

Okay, so maybe it’s not that bad. Still, skateboarding fans have certainly been left weeping into their beanies at THPS5, a disappointing, glitchy showing for a series that’s lost its way. Nevertheless, Pro skater was never the only game for practitioners of the hippest, hip-breaking-est extreme sport on Earth. Here’s the 4-11 on a few other skate games to try out instead. Check it out, as a youth might say…

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KingPin2681d ago (Edited 2681d ago )

between skate, skate 2 and skate 3, which one would you gamers say has the best single player experience?

lashes2ashes2681d ago

I would say in terms of most tricks ect. Skate 3. But I have a really soft spot for skate1 because I put over fifty hours into the demo. Something about the world of skate 2 and 3 just always felt a little off to me. But that could be because after getting sick of tony hawk pro skater for lack of realism skate 1 was like the greatest thing ever made lol.

paul-p19882681d ago

If I remember rightly Skate 1 only had single player. It was an amazing game for it's time, a realistic skateboarding game that took skill to master with a fresh control scheme (I LOVE that all the tricks were on the right analog stick, it just felt more fluid and like you were actually doing the tricks, as opposed to right+square to kickflip lol)

Personally, I never got the 3rd one, but I loved Skate 1 and Skate 2. The biggest difference between the 2 is that you can get off your board in Skate 2 which makes it easier to get around certain parts of the map.

Dammit, I really wanna play some Skate now lol

Hold_It2681d ago

THPS Underground 1, Skate, THPS 3, THPS2, TH American Wasteland.