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  • Summary: Now you can cruise through LA without loading levels or stopping gameplay in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. You can skate or BMX through a new story mode that takes you through all-new skate areas using tricks that have never appeared in previous Tony Hawk games. The cash that you earn can be used to customize your equipment and your skater by going to tattoo parlors and skate shops. Tony Hawk's American Wasteland also includes a classic mode that features classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater maps and objectives. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. American Wasteland creates a near-perfect balance that all free roaming games strive to achieve.
  2. 90
    It tries really hard to please both jaded vets and exuberant fanboys, and for the most part, it succeeds, even if the story mode's a little short and on the easy side.
  3. 85
    As a whole, the story, attitude and overall focus of the game is much better this time around than what we've seen from the two "THUG" games.
  4. While American Wasteland may have the gameplay nailed down, it falls short of being great on the Nintendo GameCube. If you really want to experience the true greatness that is Tony Hawk's American Wasteland then you'll need to play it on another system.
  5. While the gameplay in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is still sharp, and the game still looks and sounds just fine, this seventh installment just seems to lack that special spark that made the series so much fun in the first place.
  6. A free-play mode returns Hawk to his origins and here, the game does not disappoint one bit with its go forth and explore approach. [Dec 2005, p.66]
  7. All told, it's no big loss if you decided to give Tony Hawk a rest for a year. [Jan 2006, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8