Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 91
    I actually dig this game. It's so good, I can even deal with the cutesy characters. [Oct 2003, p.60]
  2. Hands down this is the best child-oriented game I've ever had the pleasure of playing and that's because Disney Extreme Skate Adventure goes to great lengths NOT to insult the gamers intelligence and skills.
  3. Much like the wholesome Kix breakfast cereal, Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure has seemingly been "kid-tested, mother-approved" for quality. It’s not just kid stuff, mind you.
  4. It's corny, but the solid "Hawk"-inspired gameplay cannot be denied. [Nov 2003, p.48]
  5. The only knock on the game might be its difficulty. It's a hard world, after all, but the game's target audience (children) might find DESA too tough to master. [Oct 2003, p.70]
  6. An excellent merging of two popular properties, this is one "kiddie" game that you shouldn't overlook just because it has the Disney name stamped on the side.
  7. The visuals, gameplay, and essentially everything else that makes the "THPS" series so great is evident here. [Oct 2003, p.116]
  8. Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure's ingredients are like those of a delicious cake. You've got high-quality eggs, flour and milk (the Tony Hawk engine); rich, irresistible chocolate (Tony Hawk-style gameplay); and a sugary-sweet frosting that's too good to miss (Disney characters).
  9. 78
    One of the best examples of a game that appeals and caters to a younger age bracket while still maintaining a level of gameplay quality and intellectual decency lacking in so many other "kids games."
  10. Not only is it fun for Disney lovers, it's a good time for skateboarding fans looking for creative environments or a more forgiving learning curve. [Oct 2003, p.123]
  11. What this all boils down to is a solid and intuitively controlled skating game that is optimized for younger players but also quite fun for fans of the Tony Hawk series.
  12. Personally, I don't have any place for a game like this on my shelf when I already have the whole Tony Hawk dynasty. Would I recommend it to my friends that have kids? Surely.
  13. Won't hold the Tony Hawk pro's attention for long, but it's still a fun, well-designed skating game.
  14. There’s just something weird about playing a Disney-sanctioned, watered-down version of "Tony Hawk 4" that will put-off as many grown-up players as it will enchant.
  15. To say that Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure has the worst soundtrack of any game EVER, is an understatement.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 4, 2012
    This is one of the best games I've seen on the PS2. It combines EXTREMELY easy gameplay for younger kids, and adds challenges and tough tricks for older kids and adults. This is quite possibly the best family game out there that I have seen, so get it today. Full Review »
  2. Mar 16, 2011
    Good game for kids and adults, but kinda sucky controls. I mean, i know the game is for little kids and they can't really do the tricks that are on the Tony Hawk games so that's their way of trying to make the game easier. I kinda wished that the characters can do more tricks like on the Tony Hawk games, but otherwise this game is very good. Plus, the soundtrack isn't that good, maybe a couple songs are alright, but otherwise, it sucks. Full Review »
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    Not as good as Tony Hawk or all them but for little kids, this game stands out.