Tony Hawk's American Wasteland GameCube

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
Buy On
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    All told, it's no big loss if you decided to give Tony Hawk a rest for a year. [Jan 2006, p.91]

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 28, 2016
    5
    It's okay I guess... The controls are a bit wonky and It's more fun to just run around, explore, and do tricks rather than actually play theIt's okay I guess... The controls are a bit wonky and It's more fun to just run around, explore, and do tricks rather than actually play the game. Can only recomend to Tony Hawk fans. Full Review »
  2. RyanM.
    Jan 23, 2006
    7
    When the greatest slogan or advertising ploy with this game is the fact it has no laod times, which is completely falso due to the excessive When the greatest slogan or advertising ploy with this game is the fact it has no laod times, which is completely falso due to the excessive lagging when entering and exiting areas, something ahs gone terribly array. The game is Tony hawk, and truly, nothing else has to be said. I must comment on a few "new" aspects, for they mix up the gameplay a bit. The bike has substantially different controls, which could be rewarding for those willing to give it time. A few new tricks there, various levels which look way too similar, and a slew of lame unlockable skaters, plague this game. The classic mode, surprisingly enough, is actually a sclaed down version of what we saw in the previous 5-6 entries. There are less levels and the goals contain that tony hawk style, yet are way too simplistic for anyone to worry over for more than a few minutes time. Story mode is easy, even on sick, and can be completed in less than 8 hours. All in all, the game is solid. Yes, these flaws run rampant, and bring down the quality of the game, but for Tony hawk fans alike, we have taken these flaws every time and continue to buy each entry. for fans coming in to the series, start here, for lucky for you, story mode is one long and monotonous tutorial which you can take and run with. We all know and it is quite obvious, Tony Hawk needs a revitilization. As for now we have Tony Hawk American Wasteland....THUG 3 with flair. Full Review »
  3. JonathanG.
    Dec 31, 2005
    8
    Fun but I feel as though it is time to stop making Tony Hawk games. Either that or change the storyline compley I mean to where it is almost Fun but I feel as though it is time to stop making Tony Hawk games. Either that or change the storyline compley I mean to where it is almost uncomparable to other THUG or THAW. Full Review »